Coconut Lime Mung Bean Stew

If you like lentil soup, you will love this mung bean stew. The lime, ginger and coconut milk in it elevates this stew with Thai flavors and delicious aromas. Just like lentils, mung beans are nutritionally dense and bursting with plant-protein. Though they aren’t among the most popular beans in the U.S., you can still … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 303

Velvety Kabocha Squash Soup

Food has the power to transcend. One bite can take us to a different place and time. We used to love a little Italian restaurant in mid-city Los Angeles called Cube. Although Cube has been closed for years now, I still remember their delicious food, especially the kabocha squash soup on their autumn menu. Unlike … Continued

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Calories: 111

Autumn Spice Granola

This granola is not just about flavor, but also aroma. It smells like fall. When baking this recipe my home fills with the scent of orange, spices and toasted nuts. I’ve made a double batch of it to give to teachers and neighbors in decorative mason jars for a homemade winter holiday gift. I make … Continued

  • 15 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Calories: 259

Weeknight Fish En Papillote

Fish cooked en papillote or "in paper" is as easy to make as it is to clean up.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 246

Lentil and Carrot Salad with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

The shining star of this salad is the carrots, but it is much more than a carrot salad.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15-20 mins
  • Calories: 364

Fresh Tomato Cucumber Salad

This salad can be prepared a day ahead and enjoyed as a no-cook easy vegetable side dish.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 50

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