Refried Bean Salad – Cinco de Mayo (Meatless Monday)

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Refried Bean Salad

Refried Bean Salad is today’s Meatless Monday recipe, just in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations tomorrow. The beans can be served two ways: cold, as on this salad, or heated to molten hotness for any southwest inspired meal. Throw this meal together in less than 15 minutes for your busy, weeknight Cinco de Mayo.  Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Pork – Make-Ahead Cinco de Mayo (Crock-Pot Recipe)

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Pork

This recipe for Carnitas Pork is simple, it can be made ahead and seared to perfection when you’re ready to eat, it’s full of flavor and just in time for Cinco de Mayo. But this recipe is one you will use all through the year. I promise.  Continue reading

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Corn and Zucchini Succotash

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Corn and Zucchini Succotash

While succotash is traditionally made with corn and lima beans, this succotash recipe substitutes zucchini for the beans and is one of our favorite side dishes.  Continue reading

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Eggplant Cutlet Salad with Balsamic Roasted Onion and Artichoke (Meatless Monday – Dominex®)

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Eggplant Cutlet Salad with Balsamic Roasted Onion and Artichoke

Today I’m pairing up with Dominex® “The Eggplant People” and Meatless Monday. This recipe for Eggplant Cutlet Salad also has Balsamic Roasted Onions and Artichoke Hearts, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, fresh oregano leaves and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Ready to eat in 20 minutes? You gotta love the convenience of Dominex®, sourced fresh from the field, products.   Continue reading

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds

With Derby Day quickly approaching (the first Saturday in May), I started thinking what I could add to my Derby  Day food lineup. This recipe for Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds is my healthy nod to the Southern favorite salt and vinegar potato chip.   Continue reading

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Zucchini Carrot Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Relish (Meatless Monday)

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Zucchini Carrot Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Relish

“Noodles” from zucchini and carrots are the star of the vegetable “pasta” for this Meatless Monday recipe. The punch of flavor in this dish comes from the additions of Roasted Red Pepper Relish (a favorite in our house), garlic-infused olive oil, heirloom cherry tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.  This healthy meal can be ready for your table in under 15 minutes.  Continue reading

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Olive Hummus – Meatless Monday

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Olive Hummus

Given the recent recall of contaminated hummus from the market, I thought it would be a good time to bring you a recipe for homemade hummus. Not only is hummus easy to prepare, it is significantly less expensive to make it yourself and you get a boatload more than those tiny little cartons sold in stores.  Continue reading

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Potatoes Au Gratin – Meatless Monday

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Potatoes Au Gratin

I offer Potatoes Au Gratin for today’s Meatless Monday recipe. This version is one I made for Easter; it was one of those serendipitous moments where I threw ingredients together, added something else, and something else again, and came up with a jaw-droppingly good dish. And it’s easy.  Continue reading

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Black Bean Empanadas (Meatless Monday)

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Black Bean Empanadas

This baked Black Bean Empanadas recipe is simple to prepare (yes, even the pastry dough) and ever so delicious! Flaky baked crust surrounds a combination of black beans, corn, sweet bell pepper, salsa, green chilies, onion and spices. Perfect for meatless Monday served with a salad of mixed greens and your favorite Southwest toppings.  Continue reading

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Vegetable Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Double Crust (Meatless Monday)

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Vegetable Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Double Crust

I’ve got some fabulous comfort food for you today with this Vegetable Pot Pie recipe. Loaded with vegetables (new potatoes, turnips, carrots, leeks, kale, green peas) and a creamy sauce (surprisingly made with just a titch of half & half), all baked in a buttery, flaky puff pastry crust. This is Meatless Monday fabulousness, right here.  Continue reading

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