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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. Gluten Free

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…
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 Brought to you from Spain, it evokes wonderful gatherings in warm and fragrant gardens. The name is derived from sangre, Spanish for blood. (Even so, there is a white sangria variation, even though there is no such thing as white…
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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!…