Black Bean Rotini Pasta

Are you always looking for a filling and flavorful dish that not a major carbohydrate overload?  I think that this is it.   Black Bean Rotini Pasta is a pasta that has extra protein from the black beans,  not all the carbs that you will find in standard flour based pasta and contains 14 grams of protein and 15 grams of fiber in each serving!   That is so healthy, it almost seems like it couldn’t possibly be pasta.  I added vegetables, artichokes, peppers, kale and leeks and a basic red sauce to give it some yummy and topped with Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella cheese.  Seriously, ready in less than 30 minutes, it was better than I could have imagined.

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Cauliflower Crust Vegetable Pizza Salad Platter

Cauliflower Crust Vegetable Pizza Salad has all the tasty goodness and all the healthy ingredients!  There are so many variations of pizza, and somehow, none of them are bad.  The challenge for pizza lovers is to find a pizza recipe that is healthy, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and also delicious.  Here it is.

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Broccoli Mushroom Tetrazzini

Fall is coming, and we need quick and easy dinners that are also healthy and delicious.  Broccoli Mushroom Tetrazzini is that, ready in 40 minutes, delightfully satisfying, tasty and healthy.  For the pasta, I used Trader Joe’s Red Organic Lentil Sedanini (not sponsored), although you can use any gluten free pasta that you have on hand.  The lentil pasta is a refreshing change from the standard flour pastas that I typically use– it actually tasted like lentils, and was yummy.  This dish is vegan, gluten free and dairy free, of course.

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White Chocolate Cherry Cake

Yes, I bought a lot of beautiful cherries this week, so that means two recipes that feature this delicious fruit, White Chocolate Cherry Cake and Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins.  Fresh, tangy cherries are only available this time of year, so don’t miss out on this delicious treat.

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yes, Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are so simple, yet they are a super yummy sweet treat.  Beautiful cherries are everywhere, so before they disappear, I wanted to whip up a decadent dessert that is gluten free, vegan or vegetarian and dairy free.   Treat yourself!

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