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Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Three-bean Vegetarian Chili

Sometimes, it can be hard to find healthy meals that fill you up too, or at least, it can feel that way to me. This is a super tasty, filling and low-calorie vegetarian chili that I found in the latest Cooking Light magazine. Talk about getting your veggies in! I analyzed the recipe as written below using the Recipe Analyzer and it came back at less than 400 calories at 6 servings and just under 550 calories if it feeds four.

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Honey-Mustard Sauce

Sandwiches with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Here you can see my latest addiction. Seeded rye rolls, a slice of browned ham, turkey bacon, fresh tomato from the garden, perfectly ripe avocado, a slice or two of Monterey Jack cheese and, the pièce de résistance, honey-mustard sauce. Sandwiches with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Here you can see my latest addiction. Seeded rye rolls, a slice of browned ham, turkey bacon, fresh tomato from the garden, perfectly ripe avocado, a slice or two of Monterey Jack cheese and, the pièce de résistance, honey-mustard sauce.

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Burkānu salāti (Carrot Salad)

Burkānu salāti

I admit, this is a strange one. It doesn’t seem as if it’d be good, but that’s where the assumption is wrong: this has become one of my favorite side salads. It’s best paired with strong flavors, like red wine sausage or marinated pork tenderloin. I also try to make this first when preparing dinner so that it can rest in the fridge and blend the flavors. Burkānu salāti

I admit, this is a strange one. It doesn’t seem as if it’d be good, but that’s where the assumption is wrong: this has become one of my favorite side salads. It’s best paired with strong flavors, like red wine sausage or marinated pork tenderloin. I also try to make this first when preparing dinner so that it can rest in the fridge and blend the flavors.

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Maltās gaļas mērce (Minced-meat sauce)Maltās gaļas mērce

Malta gaļu mērce

At long last, we had this sauce again. This version is considerably heartier than what I had in the hospital, but that’s not really a surprise, now is it? Once again, it tasted like comfort. To me, its like eating the feeling of my favorite foods; if the essence of what makes a food a comfort was distilled, it would taste like this.

It’s not a dish for summer, but for fall through spring, it’s divine. I served it over potatoes, but it’ll go well with nearly anything from rice to buckwheat to couscous. Serve it with a salad for a complete meal.Malta gaļu mērce

At long last, we had this sauce again. This version is considerably heartier than what I had in the hospital, but that’s not really a surprise, now is it? Once again, it tasted like comfort. To me, its like eating the feeling of my favorite foods; if the essence of what makes a food a comfort was distilled, it would taste like this.

It’s not a dish for summer, but for fall through spring, it’s divine. I served it over potatoes, but it’ll go well with nearly anything from rice to buckwheat to couscous. Serve it with a salad for a complete meal.

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Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies

Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies

This was the most popular cookie of the past week, getting rave reviews from both from taste testers and guests. It’s a simple chocolate cookie, but swapping the traditional (and oft-overused) vanilla extract for almond gives it a nice twist. Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies

This was the most popular cookie of the past week, getting rave reviews from both from taste testers and guests. It’s a simple chocolate cookie, but swapping the traditional (and oft-overused) vanilla extract for almond gives it a nice twist.

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Kāpostu sacepums (Cabbage Gratin)

Cabbage Gratin

I don’t remember now where we found this recipe originally or even what search terms we used to find it. Actually, I’m not even sure this is based on one recipe — I have a tendency to pull up two or three (even four) that have components I like then create a recipe from them.

What I do know is that it’s really, really good on a cold day. It smells wonderful – redolent with caraway seed and cabbage. It may not be an original Latvian recipe, but it sure does fit the bill. Give it a try, I believe you won’t be disappointed.Cabbage Gratin

I don’t remember now where we found this recipe originally or even what search terms we used to find it. Actually, I’m not even sure this is based on one recipe — I have a tendency to pull up two or three (even four) that have components I like then create a recipe from them.

What I do know is that it’s really, really good on a cold day. It smells wonderful – redolent with caraway seed and cabbage. It may not be an original Latvian recipe, but it sure does fit the bill. Give it a try, I believe you won’t be disappointed.

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