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Thumb_7359_Black Bean Cakes

Thumb_7359_Black Bean Cakes

These simple fried black bean cakes are a hearty replacement for burgers, served on their own or with a green salad or a cold rice salad.

Thumb_10203_Black Bean Dip

Thumb_10203_Black Bean Dip

This simply flavored black bean dip is quick and delicious. Add more or less Greek yogurt to adjust the dip's consistency to your taste.

Thumb_9522_White Bean Crostini With Rosemary

Thumb_9522_White Bean Crostini With Rosemary

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_5601_Avocado Crostini

Thumb_5601_Avocado Crostini

This avocado crostini is a simple, delicious way to use up leftover avocado and good quality whole grain bread. If the avocado is overripe, you might add a little Greek yogurt to give the spread some extra richness.

Thumb_11324_Baba Ghanoush

Thumb_11324_Baba Ghanoush

There are countless variations on this standard Middle Eastern salad. We like to roast the eggplants first; it gives this dish a nice smoky flavor.

Thumb_7058_Red Bean Crostini With Rosemary

Thumb_7058_Red Bean Crostini With Rosemary

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_5649_Broiled Pork Kebabs With Asian Marinade

Thumb_5649_Broiled Pork Kebabs With Asian Marinade

With a little prep work, and putting the pork in the refrigerator to marinate the night before, this can be a quick and delicious 30-minute meal.   It also makes a great appetizer for parties.

Thumb_4648_Eggplant And Pepper Caponata With Basil

Thumb_4648_Eggplant And Pepper Caponata With Basil

A caponata is a Sicilian relish made of chopped fried vegetables, usually eggplant and peppers, mixed with olives or capers and oil. We roasted these to make the dish a bit lighter but no less tasty.

Thumb_4618_Lentil Bruschetta With Basil And Pecorino

Thumb_4618_Lentil Bruschetta With Basil And Pecorino

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_7773_Mussels With Shallots, Thyme And White Wine

Thumb_7773_Mussels With Shallots, Thyme And White Wine

Don't be fooled by how fancy they look — mussels are the ultimate easy seafood. Clean them, sauté them, steam them up, and presto. You'll have a dish everyone will "oooh" over.

Thumb_13082_Guacamole

Thumb_13082_Guacamole

A big bowl of guacamole can be the crowning achievement of any snack table and it's incredibly easy to make.  Throw it together right before serving and offer it with tortilla chips, pita bread, or as a garnish for dishes like those in the "goes with" menu to the left. 

Thumb_6796_Chimichurri Potato Salad

Thumb_6796_Chimichurri Potato Salad

The intense flavors of the chimichurri dressing-- raw garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes and vinegar -- really wake up simply simmered potatoes. Add the dressing to the potatoes while they're hot so their flavors will mingle.


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