Quick Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

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The last time I supped on red beans and rice, I was on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. As I recall, it was just after slurping down two hurricanes, inhaling a plate of beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and finding the oily crumbs from a long ago eaten fried shrimp po’ boy in my hair….

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Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

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This easy orzo salad is one of my all-time favorite side dishes and it’s also one of my most-requested. It requires such minimal effort, but the results are seriously impressive. The mint and feta surprise you and make each bite interesting. You’ll love the way they pair with the bright lemon vinaigrette. Next time you want…

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Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers

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PrintLoaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers Yield: 4 ServingsServing Size: 1 PattyCalories per serving: 230Fat per serving: 6g Ingredients1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1 carrot, diced 4 scallions, sliced 2 cloves garlic 15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon ground cumin ¾ teaspoon salt…

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

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  Dearest fall, You’re much more attractive than Summer told me you’d be. Let’s get to know one another. Always, Andie   PrintSlow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon brown…

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Spicy Garlic and Lime Black Bean Enchiladas

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Everyone loves an enchilada or two. Or three. Sometimes four. Everyone doubly loves a plate of enchiladas with loud, boisterous flavor and straightforward ‘structions. These spicy enchiladas are both: simple to make and wild with cumin and cilantro, garlic and tart lime. I kept them vegetarian because any meat might have muted the sweet and…

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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

I love these. PrintVegan Black Bean Burgers Yield: 2 BurgersServing Size: 1 PattyCalories per serving: 204Fat per serving: 6g Ingredients2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots 1/4 cup finely chopped peppers (any color) 1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons dijon…

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Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce

  Uh hi, hello, Paris? I’m sorry, I’m trying to reach France – the country not the Hilton. Sure, I’ll wait. I understand the confusion. Oh hi, hello there! My name is Andrea Mitchell and I just wanted to speak with someone about the food there.     No, not the crepes. Uh uh not…

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Easiest Ever Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

Something you may not know about me is that I eat a mainly vegetarian diet. And not for any particular reason either, I just find myself living day in and day out without paying much mind to meat. I’m lucky to love nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, tempeh, and generally anything else that might make my…

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Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

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    You may not know this about me, but I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. Yes, I love love love the succulence of a perfectly seared steak, the sweet smokiness of  pulled pork, and the way lamb seems to melt on my tongue after a day of slow cooking, but truthfully I could go…

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