Meatless Monday: Salvadoran Black Bean Pupusa Recipe

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Although I am the teacher, I am constantly learning from my students. Recently one of my estudiantes from El Salvador and her mother taught me to make pupusas–a perfect dish for Hispanic Heritage Month. Pupusas are thick Salvadoran tortillas traditionally stuffed with cheese, beans, or meat, and often covered with salsa and curtida, a cabbage slaw. This Meatless Monday, […]

Meatless Monday: End-of-Summer Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe

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I’m savoring the end of summer with a sabroso, tomato and basil bruschetta. An Italian appetizer, bruchetta is toast flavored with garlic and olive oil. This recipe featuring a fresh tomato topping is a perfect vegan app or light Meatless Monday lunch. Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe Ingredientes 4 ripe medium tomatoes, diced 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6-8 fresh basil leaves, […]

Bolivian Independence Day Meatless Monday: Garlic Mashed Yuca Recipe

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Bolivia celebrates its Independence Day on August 6th, commemorating the establishment of the Bolivian Republic in 1825. In honor of this Día de la Patria, I am cooking a Bolivian staple: yuca. Also called casava, this dense white root plant with a bark-like covering is native to South America and has been a part of the Bolivian diet for […]

Meatless Monday: Summer Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe

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Quinoa is a super food that is a smart option for vegetarians and vegans because it is rich in minerals and high in protein. For thousands of years, the people of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru have recognized its nutritional value and energy boosting properties. Now this Andean region secret has gotten out with the United Nations declaring 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. Try this summer quinoa recipe: Summer Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Fourth of July Mojito Recipe

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Fourth of July: the grill is fired up, watermelon slices are chilled, and the kiddos are excited about ohhing and ahhing during the PM’s fireworks show. How about adding a Mojito to your Independence Day tradition? I’ll be sipping this authentic and refreshing drink recipe courtesy of Mixology Mad Scientist Mcgarrit Franco of Washington, DC’s Cuba Libre. This is a […]

Meatless Monday: One Day of Raw Food Recipes

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This Meatless Monday, skip the cooking along with the carne and eat your fruits and vegetables raw. ¿Por qué? Many plant foods are rich in nutrients, full of fiber and low in fat and sugars. The raw state actually has more nutritional value than cooked with studies showing that eating raw vegetables helps reduce the risk of several types of cancer. Read more here and here. The uncooked food movement is […]

Meatless Monday: Spring Garden Pasta Recipe

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One of the first things I learned to cook, pasta is still the foundation of my favorite meals and the inspiration behind today’s Meatless Monday recipe: a Spring Garden Pasta that is so flavorful, you’ll forget that it’s chock full of nutrition. Pasta is packed with complex carbohydrates, your body’s main fuel source and fresh vegetables provide many essential nutrients–a winning combination that will […]

Meatless Monday: Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

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When I tell people that I’m a vegetarian, they often ask if I eat only salads. Actually, I don’t eat enough ensaladas which is why I am always on the lookout for filling, delicious, and nutritious salad recipes. This week, I found one: I love this massaged kale salad recipe with apples, nuts, and dried fruit. […]