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Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe

My Black Bean Burgers are Vegan 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 at one seating. I…
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…
Paella
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Paella Recipe. Featuring Jack's Gourmet Sausages

I learned all Paella secrets with my catering staff. I inherited the secrets from the wonderful staff with whom I worked all my catering years, two of whom still serve as my assistants at my cooking workshops. One day I decided to learn some…
burritos
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Black Bean Burritos Recipe

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 chocolate soup
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Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

Beans and chocolate? I recently teased my friend Sara into identifying the odd ingredient in this soup, which she loved. I enjoyed watching her racking her brains, and didn’t feel any guilt about it: After all, she was working for food, and…