Healthy Seasonal Recipes

beans

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I am 100% sure you are going to fall head over heels for these easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers! They’re loaded with Italian flavors including basil,…Read More

texas caviar

This Texas Caviar recipe is the bomb! It’s absolutely bursting with flavor! I made it with black-eyed peas, roasted red and green peppers, scallions and…Read More

White Chicken Chili

Hold onto your spurs, Cowboys and Cowgirls, I have the most magical Creamy White Chicken Chili recipe to share with you today. It is sooo…Read More

salmon niçoise

Today’s recipe is for Salmon Nicoise with hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, potatoes and radishes. The salmon is baked smothered in pesto, then set…Read More

vegetarian burrito bowls

These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are quick, easy, healthy, one-pot and most importantly (to me at least) absolutely delicious! They are obviously vegetarian, as well as…Read More

crispy roasted chickpeas

If you have been looking for a crunchy, savory, addictive and healthy snack, you’re in the right place. These Crispy Roasted Chickpeas will rock your…Read More

black bean hummus

This healthy homemade black bean hummus is one of my very favorite recipes. It is naturally gluten-free and vegan! It’s the perfect appetizer, party food…Read More

mexican four bean salad

This vegan Mexican Four Bean Salad is going to be your new favorite picnic or potluck side dish- because it is so flavorful and delicious,…Read More

southwest bean burgers

I am telling you my friends, these Southwest Bean Burgers are in a league of their own. They are savory and tender patties of goodness…Read More

five ingredient black bean croquettes

These crispy black bean croquettes are a super easy vegetarian appetizer to serve for a Cinco de Mayo party. Serve them with guacamole or salsa…Read More

smoky and sweet turkey chili

This week marks the ONE YEAR mark since my cookbook, Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup (Quirk Books) was published. In…Read More

black bean quinoa salad with mango and avocado

This black bean and quinoa salad with mango and avocado is a delicious gluten-free side salad for potlucks, parties and summertime picnics, and the left-overs…Read More

southwest cobb salad

This healthy Cobb Salad has a Southwest twist. Along with the traditional bacon and hard-boiled eggs, this Southwest Cobb Salad also has black beans, corn,…Read More

mexican jicama shrimp salad

This Mexican jicama shrimp salad with jicama, avocado and grapefruit is the perfect light meal and the left-overs will make a stellar healthy lunch too!…Read More

black bean burgers with green tea basil aioli

Last June I flew to San Francisco for one night to appear on the cooking stage at the American Library Association annual conference at the…Read More

slow cooker white bean stew with chicken and ham

This slow cooker white bean and ham stew with chicken and kale is so easy, just set it and forget it. It is the perfect…Read More

composed bean salad

Today I have a friendly little cooking and photo challenge for you all and a giveaway. Plus I wanted to make sure you knew about my yumtastic…Read More

slow cooker kielbasa, cabbage and potato soup

A hearty slow cooker soup with potato, white beans and cabbage that simmers all day and fills the house with warmth and the smell of…Read More

turkey chili with pinto beans

Today I have my classic home made Turkey Chili made with pinto beans and fresh vegetables. It tastes just like classic chili, with less saturated…Read More

green beans with fermented black beans ~ aka dirty green beans

I’m calling this recipe Dirty Green Beans. It’s steamed green beans tossed with fermented black beans (which are fermented and salted black soybeans), shiitakes and…Read More

smoky black bean soup with ham hocks and vinegar

Here is a yummy and satisfying black bean soup recipe inspired by the soup my mom used to make when I was a little girl….Read More

five bean salad with curry

Hold onto your hats people, I am going to take you to Flavortown with this five bean salad with edamame, curry, mint and cilantro, a.k.a….Read More