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Vegetarian AjiacoThis delicious Colombian dish is usually prepared with chicken, but in this vegetarian version chickpeas or peas are used to add vegetable protein and substitute meat. In this way we obtain a very tasty yet nutritious and healthy dish.
Cream of Tomato SoupIf you’re wondering if it’s possible to make a steaming bowl of blissfully creamy tomato soup without dairy, this recipe is your answer.
Ground Bulgur “Meat”Bulgur is a quick-cooking type of whole wheat, commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking, that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried and ground. This ground bulgur “meat” is a wonderful stand-in for ground beef in dishes like tacos, chili, casseroles, and “meat” sauces. One tip: It works especially well in our Corn & Green Chile Enchiladas. If taco seasoning isn’t for you, try mixing in another of your favorite seasonings!
Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)Feijoada is a classic Brazilian dish, an all-day sort of dish that comes from the same family as French cassoulets and American baked beans. While there are as many versions as there are cooks in Brazil, the basic elements of the dish are always the same: black beans and an assortment of vegetables. Traditionally, a hodgepodge of cured meats are thrown into the mix but our version ups the veg-content instead. A surprising aspect of feijoada is the orange. The habit of serving sliced oranges with feijoada may seem unusual if you’ve never tried it, but the juicy tang of the citrus provides a refreshing contrast to the richness of the dish. It’s what really sets this recipe apart from a run-of-the-mill bean soup.
Italian White Bean SoupWhen I first tasted this soup, I was speechless. It was so delicious--fragrant, complex, and so, so flavorful. When I saw how simple the ingredients and instructions were, I was even more stunned. You must try this soup!
Mayacoba Bean SoupThe mayocoba, or Canary bean, was named after a small village in Mexico where it was "reinvented." They have a unique flavor and it is said that they will not give the consumer the usual digestive reactions that other beans can give. They are yellow and the size of a pinto bean.
Caribbean Burritos with Mango-Lime SalsaThis burrito recipe is pure wow, from head to toe. Fragrant coconut-cinnamon rice, fresh and zingy mango-lime salsa, hearty black beans, and exotic toasted coconut flakes…you get the picture. If you’d like to reduce the carb content in this recipe, turn it into a “grain bowl” by omitting the tortilla and just spooning the beans and salsa atop a pile of coconut rice.