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Black Bean Burgers Recipe. Vegan-Friendly. Gluten-free

Black Bean Burgers Mine are delicious, Vegan-Friendly AND Gluten-Free! If you are carb-conscious, you'll be happy to know my BBB are so satisfying, nourishing and filling you will enjoy them even sans bun, so as not to pile on too many carbs…
chicken curry
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Chicken Curry with Tomatoes and Plantains Recipe

My chicken curry stars tomatoes and plantains. Please do not substitute canned tomatoes—there will be a huge difference! Plantains come in two varieties: Green to medium ripe, and very ripe. The former are used as vegetables in stews…
flan
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Coconut Cinnamon Flan Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Flan is the Sunday treat of my childhood. My mother made the greatest flan and was my inspiration for this version. I tinkered with a dessert that would be a nutritionally ... hmm not exactly lean, but much more affordable and no less delicious…
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Chicken Paella Recipe.

Chicken Paella Every secret I know about Chicken Paella, and all other variations on Paella (scroll down), I learned with my catering staff. I inherited the secrets from the wonderful staff with whom I worked all my catering years, two of…
burritos
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Black Bean Burritos Recipe with all Fixin's

My burritos are in my Dairy-Free Cookbook. I whip up my black bean burritos recipe, my BBB as I call it, whenever company is coming on short notice. If I don’t have the burritos or corn tortillas on hand, I simply put the filling in a bowl,…
chicken mole
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Chicken Mole Sauce Recipe

Chicken Mole Sauce! Ole Mole! I can’t tell you how many times I have knocked my guests’ socks off with my chicken mole. Mole (pronounced Mow-Lay) sauce signals the presence of chocolate in the dish. Improbable ingredient combo, simple…
sangria
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Sangria Recipe. White Sangria Variation

Sangria is a delightfully spicy and refreshing wine drink It is a great party treat, and great sangria is an immensely popular conversation piece. At the risk of bragging, I must tell you all what I'm always told: Sorry guys, my Sangria…
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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Mock Cream Sauce. Gluten-Free

I can make a delicious and dairy-free mock cream sauce in meat dishes by stirring in a good quality plain soy or coconut yogurt: Yes: Kosher food has moved up in the world, just the way I like it: Natural! Chipotles are smoked red peppers,…
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Quick Spicy Pumpkin Corn Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Corn Soup. Pumpkin and corn, get it? Yum! Quick and Healthy: My war cry! Pumpkin corn soup expresses holidays, good times and togetherness. My pumpkin corn soup is ready in a jiffy. Here 's where frozen, and of course unprocessed,…
salsa verde
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Salsa Verde Over Tilapia Fillets Recipe

Salsa Verde Over Tilapia Fillets: Ready in a jiffy. It has just enough kick to satisfy a spicy food lover without being overpowering. If you want something that really tests the spicy limits check out my Charif recipe. The pairing of tilapia…
black bean soup
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Quick Black Bean Soup Recipe

Black Bean Soup: Boy, you'll be happy to have one super quick bean soup! Canned beans will work here just fine, as the soup has lots of fabulous flavors going for it. Secret ingredient: chocolate! Black beans and chocolate? Yup, it's fantastic!…