Rafael Said:What are some TASTY recipes that are VERY HEALTHY?
We Answered:You should eat some salad :]
It`s good for you and tastes delicious.
The lettuce which is the main ingredient is basically made out of water so it`s pretty much good for you.
There are lettuces you can use too; like Romain, Red Leaf Lettuce, Baby greens etc.
There are also many toppings to use also; like chicken, shrimp, bacon, ham, turkey, spinach, olives, mushrooms, cheese, egg, tomatos, sprouts, pine nuts, garlic, avocado, mandarin oranges, green beans, croutons, kidney beans, carrots, cucumbers, raisins, chow mein noodles, celery, pepper, ETC. ETC.
And then, the final step; choosing/pouring on the dressing. Once again, there are many selections to choose from; like ceasar, ranch, italian, thousand island, french, balsalmic vinegar, raspberry vinagrette ETC. ETC.
Then, serve & ENJOY!
Also, try these delicious salads:
-Chinese Chicken Salad
-Blue Cheese Salad
There`s much more but hope this kinda helped :]
Stacey Said:Main recipe using legumes?
We Answered:Green Bean Casserole - yummy !
2 (15 ounce) cans cut green beans, drained
3/4 cup milk
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (2.8 ounce) can French fried onions
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium casserole dish mix together green beans, milk, cream of mushroom soup, and 1/2 of the can of onions.
Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through and bubbly. Sprinkle remaining onions over the top, and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Baked Beans - also yum!
6 slices bacon
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans
1 (16 ounce) can great Northern beans, drained
1 (16 ounce) can baked beans
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings, crumble and set aside in a large bowl. Cook the onion and garlic in the reserved drippings until onion is tender; drain excess grease and transfer to the bowl with the bacon.
To the bacon and onions add pinto beans, northern beans, baked beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans. Stir in ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and black pepper. Mix well and transfer to a 9x12 inch casserole dish.
Cover and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.
Jaime Said:Are there any resources for recipes that work around food allergies?
We Answered:Try this website. It has a bunch of different diet formats. Good luck!
Georgia Said:Does anyone have any good recipes for beans? (other than baked beans)?
We Answered:I don't really like beans all that much, but some preparations make them more delicious:
* Hummus (a chickpea dip with sesame seed paste, lemon, and garlic flavors- super delicious!)
* Pasta e fagoli (pasta and bean soup- yummy)
* Pureed bean soup (white beans are perfect for this- then drizzle in olive oil and serve with crusty bread)
* Refried beans (they don't have to be refried, which would be pretty fatty- Martha Shulman has a yummy recipe in her "Mexican Light" for healthy "refried" beans that are perfect with Mexican food.
* Lentils (very versatile, I like to cook them in stews or make them in a curry-style dish).
* Edamame (soy beans are still beans, and these are delicious and healthy snacks when cooked and salted).
* Bean salad (any bean salad, as well as salads with beans in them, like Southwest-style salads with black beans and corn).
* Veggie burgers/loafs (you can cook up "hamburger" patties with beans, and loafs that can be sliced).
And so on.
Jimmy Said:Do you have any good recipes for legumes?
We Answered:Salad with chickpeas
Three bean salad
Celery with peanut butter
Raw veggies and hummus
Hummus sandwich with sprouts, tomato, lettuce, cucumbers
Felix Said:Does anyone here have any good Haitian recipes?
We Answered:Haitian Rice and beans
1/2 shallot -- chopped
1/4 large red onion -- quartered
1/2 bunch scallions -- trimmed
1/4 head garlic -- cloves separated and peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil -- or more as needed
***RICE AND BEANS***
1 cup dried pinto beans -- soaked overnight in
5 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups white rice
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon adobo seasoning -- optional
salt and pepper -- to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 large sprigs fresh parsley
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 scotch bonnet chili pepper -- or less, if you like
In a food processor, combine the shallot, onion, scallions, and garlic. Work the mixture until it is finely chopped. Add the oil 1 tablespoon at a time and pulse the mixture until it forms a coarse paste.
Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
RICE AND BEANS:
In a large pot, bring the beans and their soaking water to a boil. Lower the heat, cover the pan, and simmer about 45 minutes, or until they are tender. Drain the beans, reserving liquid.
In a large soup pot, heat the oil. Add the spice mixture. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until the mixture browns lightly.
Stir in the beans and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
Measure the reserved cooking liquid, and add enough water to make 8 cups. Pour it into the beans and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring often, for 20 minutes or until only a little liquid remains.
Turn the heat to the lowest setting. Stir in the bay leaves, adobo (if using), salt, pepper, and cloves. Place the parsley sprigs, thyme sprigs, and Scotch bonnet pepper on top. Press a piece of foil directly onto the rice. Cover the pot and continue cooking for 18 to 20 minutes or until the rice is very tender. Remove parsley, thyme, and chili pepper before serving.