Barley Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale

Barley Risotto with Roa...

This is one of my favorite dishes which I make often. I have never served it with the pine nuts or ricotta mixture. It tastes great on its own or in a wrap. Add some lean turkey or chicken breast for extra protein if you like.

Yield: 4     (serving size:  1 3/4...

Mashed Honey-Roasted Potato Blend

Mashed Honey-Roasted Po...

Hands down this is definitely my all-time favorite mashed potato dish. Whenever a menu calls for a traditional mashed potato side this is the one I always choose. I use the leftovers as a spread inside wraps, on sandwiches, you name it! The texture and flavors are just superb!...

Ginger-Lime Kale with Squash & Chickpeas

Ginger-Lime Kale with S...

This tastes great wrapped up in a tortilla with chicken or by itself. Its very versatile and the pomegranate arils offset the bitterness of the kale nicely.

Yield: 4    (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

2 cups chopped butternut squash,...

Cuban-Style Black Beans & Rice

Cuban-Style Black Beans...

Yield: 12     (serving size: 1 cup)

2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice

1 tsp. olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 cups chopped green bell pepper...

Haitian Rice & Beans

Haitian Rice & Bea...

Yum! This makes a delicious salad. Just add fresh chopped spinach and shredded chicken breast.  I didn’t have any shallots on hand so I just used red and sweet onions. I abslutely adore chipotle chiles in adobo sauce so I used about a tbsp. + half. I forgot the balsamic...

Spinach & Pear Salad

Spinach & Pear Sal...

Yield: 5     (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

2 tbsp. water

1 1/2 tbsp. red-wine vinegar

1 tbsp. oilve oil

1 tbsp. honey

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/4...

Squash-Rice Casserole

Squash-Rice Casserole...

Yield: 8 servings     (serving size: 1 cup)

8 cups sliced zucchini (about 2 1/2 lbs.)

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

2 cups cooked...

Wild Rice & Quinoa Garden Salad

Wild Rice & Quinoa...

Yield: 10     (serving size: 1/2 cup)

3 cups water, divided

1/2 cup uncooked wild rice

1 cup uncooked quinoa

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2...

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Creamy Mashed Potatoes ...

Yield: 10     serving size: 2/3 cup

3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & quartered

2/3 cup fat-free milk

1 tsp. salt

2/3 cup (5 oz.) light cream cheese with chives...

Orzo Primavera

Orzo Primavera...

Yield: 6 servings

1 (10 oz. can) fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

1 cup orzo pasta, uncooked

1/3 cup water

1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, finely chopped

1/2...

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