BBQ-ready!

STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS These are a little different, but so good!  Not overly sweet, but with that smokey, molassesy flavor that we expect in baked beans.  They are full of complex carbs and are the prefect compliment to your BBQed proteins. Make them ahead of time ’cause they just get better as  “leftovers”! ~~~~  …

Beans…the more you eat…the more – healthy you get.

KIDNEY BEAN BURGERS Okay…some of us may toot…but they’re still super healthy! I like to use them in lots of ways – although simply in a bowl with a little butter and spices is fantastic – and these burgers were really good. With added ground nuts to up the protein, the carbs are complex and…

One dish meal…

CHICKEN CASSOULET In this comforting recipe, the chicken is complimented with bacon, onions, tomatoes and white beans. It gets thick and rich and very tender. Instead of the traditional bread crumb crust, I topped it with some shredded cheese. Prepare a wonderful, crunchy green salad and maybe a plate of whole-grain crackers for your family…

Need a vacation but can’t leave town?!

CARIBBEAN SWEET POTATO & SAUSAGE SOUP A gorgeous-colored soup that combines vegetables and turkey sausage with the flavors of the islands! Full of complex carbs, this hearty soup will become a favorite. Fix a pot of fragrant brown rice to ladle it over, if you wish, and a fresh green salad. ~~~~   2 tablespoons…

Sí, señor! Sopa tacos!

LINDA’S FAMOUS TACO SOUP This is easily my most popular recipe!  (REVISED: Well, it used to be!!  The Quinoa Burgers and the Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole have FAR surpassed this one.  But it is still fab!) It’s quick, can be altered to fit whatever you have in your pantry at the moment…can be made vegetarian, garnished with anything,…

A great alternative to Garlic Mashed Potatoes

MASHED WHITE BEANS WITH GARLIC & ROSEMARY I’m pretty sure I got the inspiration for this from a blog, but I can’t for the life of me remember where.  If it was yours…THANKS (and let me know)! This tastes just like garlic mashed potatoes.  It’s creamy, salty, garlicky – the rosemary gives it a wonderful…

Bowl o’….white?!

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI Absolutely! This is one of my most requested recipes – it’s as spicy as you want it and full of protein-packed chicken and fiber-ful beans.  So good with a big salad and a slab of whole-grain cornbread.  For a vegetarian version:  Use vegetable broth and chopped Morningstar grilled chicken patties or meal-starter chicken…

BAKED bean dip…baked BEAN dip….baked bean DIP…

BAKED BEAN DIP (Sante Fe Bean Dip…if you prefer!) I’ve always called it Baked Bean Dip…but it’s not Baked BEANS dip…it’s just a bean dip that’s baked.  There, that should clear it up. Full of good carbs and protein, this dip is almost a meal!  To save some carbs, I just eat it out of…