I made the following changes: I cooked Foolproof brown rice but drained a 14oz can of diced tomatoes and substituted the tomato juice for part of the liquid. Then I didn’t have a can of kidney beans, so I used a can of refried pinto beans instead; I misread the recipe and only used the one 14 oz can of tomatoes, and used 4 ears of corn. It was a favorite.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • chopped onions
  • generous tsp ground cumin
  • generous tsp chili pepper
  • Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce or 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • fresh or frozen cut corn
  • salt to taste
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  • grated cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • chopped cilantro
  • olive oil
  • hot water
  • bulghur

via Champaign Taste: http://champaign-taste.blogspot.com/2007/11/portuguese-kale-soup.html

You might need to buy:
  • kale
  • potatoes
  • chopped onions
  • chopped carrots
  • chopped garlic
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • chicken broth or a combination of beef and chicken
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

“Any leftover bread will work in this recipe, but if you want to take it right over the top, you have to follow my instructions to the very end. It’s the rich chocolate chips, and warm caramel with vanilla bean ice cream on the side that will make you say, “Now that’s what I’m talking about.”"

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • large eggs
  • milk
  • sugar
  • chopped pecans
  • small marshmallows
  • small bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ground cinnamon
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • pure vanilla extract
  • molasses
  • salt
  • Vanilla bean ice cream
Belongs to kylerhea Kasha Pilaf 
You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • chopped onions
  • kasha
ready in about 50 minutes; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • * 3/4 cup boiling water
  • * 4 sliced scallions
  • * 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • * 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • * 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • * 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • * 12 ounces whole-wheat pasta

Serve w/ Cheese Crisps: http://www.recipething.com/recipes/show/10748
For Sweet Carrot Apple Ginger Soup (6-8 servings): Per serving (About 12oz/342g-wt.): 150 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 2g protein, 23g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 0mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium

You might need to buy:
  • # 1 cup water
  • # 1 quart vegetable broth
  • # 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • # 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • # 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

“This simple fish dish is quite elegant with its subtle flavor of rosemary. Don’t worry about a few shreds of potato that remain in the skillet. Serve them over the fish. Pair this entrée with steamed asparagus and a large green salad with tomatoes.”

serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • extra-virgin olive oil
Belongs to kylerhea Poached Salmon 

Those of you who are familiar with My Optimum Health Plan will know that one of the initial dietary changes I ask you to make is to start eating fish — particularly oily, cold-water fish. Of the varieties that fall into this category (mackerel, kippers, sardines and wild Alaskan salmon) my favorite is salmon. It’s a leading source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential fatty acids that contribute to brain growth and development and may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and cancer. Salmon is often available fresh, and it also scores points as a food that’s easy to cook but looks and tastes like the elegant work of a gourmet chef. Try this and my other salmon recipes; they’re easy enough for everyday dining, fine enough for a special occasion, and guaranteed to set
you on the road to good health. Enjoy.

serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • lemon
  • Several sprigs of parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • dry white wine
  • Juice of half a lemon

This creamy purée shows how using fruit in savory soups adds a nice, mellow flavor. Pears, because they are high in fiber, add body, too. If you buy the squash pre-cut, this soup is a good choice when you are entertaining because it is rich enough to be special while it lets you devote more time to other preparations. Chefs use leeks frizzled in a little oil to garnish dishes and add pungent flavor.
Fast Fact: While higher in fat than milk, cream is far lower in sugar and carbs.
Quick Tip: Large leeks tend to be woody, so buy them an inch or less in diameter.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • chopped peeled butternut squash
  • dried thyme
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • vegetable broth
  • heavy cream or milk
  • canola oil
  • unsalted butter or canola oil

One of my favorite chilis and because its vegetarian, Elyssa can eat.

ready in about 25 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • ground cumin
  • pale beer or vegetable broth
  • chili powder
  • cayenne hot pepper sauce
  • coarse salt
  • spicy vegetarian refried beans
  • olive oil
  • Toppings:
  • Diced fresh seeded plum tomatoes
  • Tortilla chips