Refried red kidney beans

Refried red kidney beans

Refried beans are usually made out of pinto beans and I make them this way often. However, sometimes I use different kind of legumes, like red kidney beans here, black beans or even black, brown or green lentils. This dish…

Jícama, carrot and cucumber salad

Jícama, carrot and cucumber salad

This colorful salad is rich mainly in vitamins A and C, but also a variety of other vitamins and minerals. Low in calories, it can be served as a side dish, an appetizer or a healthy snack. It is very…

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is a delicious spread for a fresh slice of homemade bread. It may also be a great dip to eat with raw vegetables cut in stripes. Chickpeas contain a lot of high quality protein (all essential amino acids). They…

Spaghetti Lentilese

Spaghetti lentilese

This spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes. Nutrition-wise it is of excellent quality with its complex carbohydrates from brown rice flour and rice bran in the pasta, protein and high mineral content in the lentils, and vitamins in the…

Beets with horseradish

Beets with horseradish

Beets are an excellent source of betaine and nearly all minerals in pretty high amounts. They are a vitamin K and vitamin A bomb, contain some vitamin C, riboflavin and other vitamins. Horseradish is good for digestion, has antibacterial properties…

Okra with lentils

Okra with lentils

This meal is an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, thiamin, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, lycopene, fiber and other beneficial nutrients. Okra is a delicious vegetable. I eat it at least every other week,…

Barley and red beans patties

Barley and red beans patties

These nutritionally dense patties are an excellent source of protein and complex carbohydrates. They are high in thiamin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium and zinc. As they already contain barley, they do not have to be…

Improvisation on fennel and white eggplants

Improvisation on fennel and white eggplants

Creativity in the kitchen is very useful, especially when surprise veggies appear at home. This was supposed to be something else. I put on the shopping list a fennel, just one, because I got used to the ones I had…

Quinoa salad

Quinoa salad

People are divided into those who love quinoa and those who hate it, the latter claiming that tastes bland. I think I belong to neither group and simply like it and eat it in moderation. My favorite quinoa dishes are…

Spaghetti with kale and veggies

Spaghetti with dinosaur kale and veggies

This dish is rich principally in vitamins A and K thanks to kale and red pepper, as well as in many other valuable micronutrients. It is high in complex carbohydrates and contains a moderate amount of protein (green peas are…