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what's cooking, good looking challenge, round 1

Sunday, January 20, 2013

-Amanda79- proposed a fun challenge on the At Goal and Maintaining team - find a recipe each week, try it, and review it. this week i actually found three recipes online that i tried - and each was a winner, to be tried again! simplicity is the name of the game since we are in a rented one room cottage, and choices are limited here on molokai. basically, i buy a variety of canned beans plus tofu and quinoa, along with all the veggies i can find at the organic farm and the two grocery stores on the island, which form the skeleton of our diet. so this week's winners:

the first was cuban black beans with kale:

so unbelievably simple and tasty! chop onions, garlic and fresh ginger (and yes, i do sauté in a minimum of olive oil), open cans, wash and tear up kale - and dinner is on the table! i only had cumin and cinnamon, but they were enough to flavor nicely, and i totally forgot the lemon or lime, but as DH said, it really didn't need it. i would have served on rice if i'd had rice at home, but we had not yet fully provisioned the kitchen. will definitely make this again.

next up - the best (and simplest!) bean burgers ever:

jeff novick is known for quick and simple recipes and these lived up to it, plus add delicious and "meaty". followed the recipe exactly, four ingredients, then broiled - and DH thought they were great. served with green salad and homemade potato salad...

and finally, i had a can of blackeyed peas that i wanted to use, but i wanted a salad. google was my friend and this was last night's dinner:

so... i had red pepper, not green. i used soy sauce, not szechuan, and balsamic vinegar, not red wine - and it was all delicious. i also chopped up a few leaves of chinese cabbage just to bulk it out. another winner, no leftovers either.

so... if anyone is looking to add a meatless meal (or try delicious plant-based vegan cooking), these are all simple and delicious.

bon appétit/smaklig mĺltid!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLAIREINPARIS 1/25/2013 6:30AM

    I'll definitely be trying the beans burgers! It looks so easy! I don't have salsa spice, but I guess I could replace it with something else. Thank you for sharing these recipes with us!

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/22/2013 1:10AM

    That is ambitious in a small cottage!

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LIV2RIDE 1/21/2013 9:17AM

    Great recipes! I especially loved the beans and kale. I've pinned it for later use. Bean burgers don't have to be complex to be good. I like to experiment with the flavors but lean towards the salsa flavored ones.

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NUOVAELLE 1/21/2013 2:34AM

    I was impressed by the bean burgers! So simple and quick to make! I'll definitely try them. The salad sounds delicious, too. Thanks for sharing.

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DOGLADY13 1/20/2013 4:20PM

    We eat a lot of beans and vegetables so I will definitely check out these recipes.

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LIVELAUFLUV 1/20/2013 10:17AM

    Thanks for sharing these! I am always looking for new recipes to try! emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 1/20/2013 10:00AM

    They all look great, but I think the bean burgers would go over with my crew. Looks amazing and I adore simple recipes.

Glad you enjoyed your recipes!!
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TINAJANE76 1/20/2013 9:55AM

    Ooh, thanks so much for sharing these! Although my husband and I are carnivores, I do like to have the occasional vegetarian meal and we go totally vegetarian when DH's mother is around out of respect because she's a vegan for ethical reasons. I've bookmarked these and will definitely be trying them.

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KANOE10 1/20/2013 9:36AM

    The bean burger looks simple and good. I like the idea of the oriental salad with avocado and beans. I might try chick peas with it. I could not open up the first recipe as it looped endlessly. I will try again.

Thanks for sharing new healthy recipes. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 1/20/2013 9:10AM

    Thanks for sharing...I will try the bean burgers :)

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