Pork and Green Bean Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork sirloin chops or pork blade steaks, bones removed
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice, rinsed
  • Zest of 1 lemon, removed in wide strips with a vegetable peeler
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound haricots verts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and/or mint, for topping
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Bread Machine Pumpkin Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Carrot Osso Buco

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound red pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 very large carrots, cut crosswise 1 inch thick at the wide ends and 1 1/2 inches thick toward the narrow ends
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon dried porcini powder (ground porcini mushrooms)
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared mushroom broth
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Quick Bean and Rice Burritos

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Sweet Potato and Lentil Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 3 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 2 cups steamed lentils
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice

Ingredients

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons water
Roasted vegetables
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1 inch long, ½ inch wide chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, deseeded, and sliced into bite-sized strips
  • about 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • Sea salt, to taste
Rice and garnishes
  • 1 ¼ cup jasmine brown rice (or any variety of long-grain brown rice)
  • 2 to 3 green onions/chives, sliced into thin rounds (green and white parts)
  • Handful cilantro, torn
  • Handful peanuts, crushed
  • Sriracha/rooster sauce on the side (optional)