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Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix

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Bob's Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix

Bob's Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix

it’s not that I’m discovering anything new here, but Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix is hands down my new fav. It’s all natural, healthy and is chock full of green and yellow split peas, barley, lentils and little bits of pasta. It does take about an hour to cook, but all you have to do is mix with water (also add any spices you may prefer) and voila you’ve got a really hearty meal. For those soup lovers out there, it’s a must try.

Photos: Bob’s Red Mill

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

right off the Ancient Harvest Quinoa box. These traditional Quinoa stuffed peppers are tasty and easy to make. The quinoa mixture is great on its own, or for left overs too. This supergrain is my favorite side dish, and the Ancient Harvest site lists easy ways of incorporating it into meals. For a slightly different take on this recipe, Christie’s Corner has a no-mess tip to stuffing the pepper – check out her smart advice.

Photo: Christie’s Corner

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Pasta Fagioli

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Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli

Carrie stopped by the other night and ended up making us a delicious meal of Pasta Fagioli. It was a nice surprise because I’ve been relying on my easy go to’s a little too much lately, and trying something new seems like a daunting task. Hey, it’s a busy time of the year and it’s hard to get motivated to do anything when its dark by 4:30. Anyway, she makes this recipe from memory (which was originally her mama’s) and it turns out to be a hearty, simple dish that is ready in about 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
4 cloves of garlic chopped
A handful of parsley chopped
1 stick of butter
1 can of small white beans
1 package of ditalini pasta (small tube pasta)

Instructions:

Heat water and small white beans until boiling. Use enough water to cover beans and leave room to add the pasta. Heat oil and garlic in a frying pan. Add butter, tomato paste and parsley. Heat through until butter is melted. Once water is boiling add pasta and frying pan mixture. Stir constantly but cover when not stiring so pasta can cook and thicken. If mixture is not thickening enough take out some water or add a teaspoon more of tomato paste. Once mixture is thickened and pasta is fully cooked, take off stove and add some parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Photo: threetwentyeight

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Singapore Noodles

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Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles

this looks amazing!  Singapore Noodles from Budget Bytes. The recipe looks kind of fun to make – not too complicated and makes a TON. Nutritious, inexpensive AND leftovers.. sold!

Ingredients:
8 oz. rice vermicelli noodles
1 tbsp hot curry powder
2 cloves garlic
1 inch fresh ginger
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 bunch bok choy
4 medium carrots
12 oz. bag bean sprouts
1 bunch green onions
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic sauce (optional)

Directions:
1: Place the dry rice noodles in a bowl and cover with room temperature water. Let soak for 15 minutes. Drain in a colander after they have soaked and are softened. Return the noodles to the bowl, cut the noodles into pieces (approximately 6 inches in length) to facilitate stir frying later. Sprinkle the noodles with curry powder and toss to coat. Set noodles aside.
2: While the noodles are soaking/draining/marinating in curry powder, prepare all of your vegetables. Peel and mince the garlic and ginger, julienne the carrots, wash and thinly slice the bok choy, rinse the bean sprouts and slice the green onion.
3: Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. When the pan is very hot, add the garlic and ginger. Stir fry very briefly (1 minute or less) then add all of the vegetables, reserving some green onion for garnish. Stir fry the vegetables until they just begin to soften.
4: Add the noodles to the hot pan and stir fry briefly (1-2 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the soy sauce, sesame oil and chili garlic sauce. You can add them to the pan individually or mix them all together in a bowl then stir into the dish.

Photo: Budget Bytes

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