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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I’ve made this black bean burger a few times and it seems like every single time I’ve experimented, it’s fallen apart. It was on the Energy Mastery Palm Springs retreat menu. I got so frustrated when half the patties stayed together and the other half were breaking right down the middle. I experimented with adding…

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Black Bean, Coconut Soup

There is this place I go to right by one of my yoga studios called the Chicago Health Foods Store. They rotate their soups but they often have this black bean soup. It is so creamy and dreamy. I asked soup master, Matt what was in the black bean soup. He said he makes it…

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

There were a plethora of black beans in my refrigerator I cooked up before I was heading to California. I made some black bean hummus and still had plenty beans left. I snagged some sweet potatoes and cut up the red peppers. I mixed in a little quinoa and made a zesty lime dressing for…

Black bean hummus

Black Bean Hummus

The first time I had black bean hummus was in Madison, Wisconsin the other month at the farmer’s market. Holy cow! After that bite hit my mouth, I was determined to make my own that I can have on hand whenever I need. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, “among all groups of food commonly eaten…

Corn, Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Serves: 6-8 Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Gluten free, vegetarian Ingredients 4 ears corn, cooked 2 avocados, diced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cucumber, finely diced ⅓ cup crumbled feta ½ red onion, finely chopped Cilantro vinaigrette 2 tbsp red wine vinegar ½ tsp. Salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 2…

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Preserve your Herbs

My aunt is filled with tricks in the kitchen. I just love going to her house because I always learn something new! Do your herbs ever get soggy a few days after you bring them home from the store? That slimy bag with brown herbs does not sound too appetizing to me. Well, here is…