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Tostadas with Cocoa Spiced Pinto Beans and Peach Mint Salsa

Chocolate Pinto Bean Tostadas

Today was a day to mix comfort, warming foods with the fresh and bright flavors of summer. Sure I could have made pie….

Shoot. I should have made pie!

No matter, this is better than pie. Chocolate for lunch anyone? Oh yeah baby!

Enter Tostadas – which I love.

Essentially, tostadas are the perfect platform for just about any tasty topping. These chocolate beans are warm, spicy and almost creamy. There’s a kind of earthiness to them. Top the whole dang thing off with the bright juicy flavors of peach and refreshing mint. I can guarantee you won’t be thinking about pie. If you make your own tostadas, you can avoid the deep frying oil too. If you’d like to make your own, bake tortillas in the oven at 375 F for 10 minutes or so. They turn out perfectly crisp without the rancid vegetable oil.

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By on August 27, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Peach, Pinto Beans, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Keep It Real Thursdays – Grilled Peach, Lentil and Parsley Salad

Having cooked lentils in my fridge has become a time management tool of mine. It allows me to put salads, soups and side dishes together in minutes. Take this 3 minute salad for example. With lentils on hand, I can put super healthy meals together in less time than it takes to go through the drive thru.

Now this is not a 3 minute salad, but if you chose not to grill the peaches or toast the hazelnuts, this salad comes together in less than 5 minutes and is also delicious. If you choose to grill the peaches and toast the hazelnuts on the grill it’s still a fabulously nutritious meal that not only impresses but comes together in less than 15 minutes. Not bad, right?

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By on August 2, 2012 in Blog, Gluten Free, Keep It Real Thursday, Lentil, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Peach, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Whole Food Wednesdays

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