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Apr 20, 2008 09:06AM
Well you start with bean recipes. They're filling and full of fiber. I'll start with my lentils which is full of flavor:
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped small
1 small zucchini, chopped small pieces
6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (organic if you can find)
1 (small) can diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 cup dry lentils, rinsed
¼ cup of barley (optional, adds more fiber)
Black pepper, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, sage, crushed red pepper and fennel seeds to taste
In a large pot combine all ingredients except diced tomato; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover. Simmer for about 1 hour or until lentils and barley are tender. Add water, if necessary, for desired consistency. Add diced tomato to pot right before serving.
Then I have a good spinach recipe:
saute' in olive oil, pine nuts and raisins till plump, add loads of spinach and toss for a minute, sprinkle a little garlic powder on top before tossing.
Then there's pea soup, that's easy. Onion, garlic, shredded carrot, pepper, served with garlic croutons on top.
Then there's russett potato and cabbage soup.
8 cups of water
2 large unpeeled russet potatoes, (I cut them into chunks)
2 cups chopped carrots
1 half of small cabbage sliced long
2 big, fat parsnips, peeled and sliced into chunks
season to taste, these measurements are low:
1/2 tsp. thyme
½ tsp. Sage
½ tsp. basil
2 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
before serving add
1cup lo-fat milk
1 can progresso tomato & basil soup, heat for a minute or so.
1. Bring water to boiling in a large pot (I use a big soup pot)
2. Add potatoes, onion, carrots, cabbage, parsnips, and all seasonings
3. Bring soup back to a boil & simmer, uncovered, about 45 min. or until vegetables are tender and then you
4. Add milk & tomato soup & heat gently until soup is heated through right before serving.
Can be served with a dallop of sour cream in bowl.
Chinese restaurants have some great tasting veggie dishes. They tend to overcook all the nutrients out. Ask for crispy veggies.
Kashi sells an organic veggie pizza, I toss up some spinach and kale, mushrooms in some olive oil, put it on top of the pizza and let it cook.
Enjoy, I'll keep thinking of more because I just throw things together.