A number of greens work well in this hearty Italian dish. Chard and turnip greens are growing in my garden, so those are ones I’m using now, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use kale, either.
Advance preparation: The soup can be made up to a day or two ahead of time, but do not add the pasta until you are ready to serve. Reheat and add as directed.

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • water
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan for serving
Belongs to kylerhea Mushroom Pierogi 

Pierogi Dough

You might need to buy:
  • minced flat-leaf parsley
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh thyme
  • heavy cream
Belongs to kylerhea Chickpea Burgers 
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • white sandwich bread
  • ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • large egg
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • mayonnaise
Belongs to kylerhea Tangy Bean Salad 

For a delicious lunch, fill pita bread halves with this tangy bean salad and top with shredded lettuce.

Per serving (about 6oz/173g-wt.): 210 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 32g total carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 11g protein

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • low-sodium tamari
  • sesame tahini
  • water
  • cooked and drained garbanzo or cannellini beans
  • thinly sliced green onions
  • grated carrots
serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • roughly chopped parsley
  • prepared balsamic vinaigrette or Italian dressing
  • lemon juice
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Try layering shredded roasted chicken, pulled pork, or sliced skirt steak with the onions and peppers in these quick and easy stovetop quesadillas. For vegetarians, sautéed mushrooms are a great addition, too

serves 3
You might need to buy:
  • extra virgin olive oil*
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • grated Monterey Jack cheese*
  • flour tortillas*
  • butter*
  • Chopped lettuce
  • salsa*
  • sour cream
  • guacamole

For a shortcut, use 4 1/2 cups no-salt-added canned beans instead of soaking and boiling dried beans; be sure to rinse and drain canned beans thoroughly before using.

serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • blackstrap molasses
  • vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • German mustard
  • tomato paste
  • apple cider vinegar

Walnuts add a little crunch and brown rice takes the place of bread crumbs making these savory vegetarian burgers a great gluten-free meal. Serve with a green salad or cooked greens.

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chopped celery
  • chopped button mushrooms
  • finely chopped walnuts
  • finely chopped parsley
  • chopped fresh thyme
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 254
Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Carbohydrate: 45g
Sodium: 489mg
Protein: 14g
Total dietary fiber: 14g

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • * 1 1/2 pounds dried black beans
  • * 3 teaspoons corn or canola oil
  • * 1 bay leaf
  • * 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • * 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • * 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • * 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • * 1 teaspoon oregano
  • * 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • * 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • * 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • * 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they hold a tomato, cheese and olive stuffing that grills up to a smoky perfection. Serve them with whole-wheat couscous and a mixed green salad for an easy meal.
*Per serving: 122 calories; 8g fat (2g sat, 4g mono); 9mg cholesterol; 8g carbohydrates; 7g protein; 2g fiber; 338mg sodium; 431mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Potassium (17% dv), Calcium (15% dv).
To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • * 2/3 cup chopped plum tomatoes
  • * 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • * 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • * 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • * 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • * 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • * 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce