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Tropical quinoa and black bean salad with lemon-lime dressing

May 24, 2011
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While I usually prefer a hot meal, cool grain-and-bean salads are very appetizing when hot weather rolls around. These salads are relatively simple to put together. The basic formula is a cooked grain, a bean and some veggies and/or fresh herbs, tossed with a dressing. These type of salads make a great lunch or light [...]

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Black bean and mushroom quesadillas with guacamole, roasted acorn squash and spinach salad

January 24, 2011
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When I first started to incorporate more plant-based meals into my diet, Mexican-style food became one of my favorite go-to meal inspirations. There are endless things you can do with beans, veggies, spices, and a tortilla of some sort. I’ve always liked quesadillas in particular. I like the way I can display the crispy-yet-gooey wedges [...]

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