Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Wrap

Roasted Red Pepper & Chicken Wrap
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Next time you grill chicken, put on some extra to make these wraps for lunch the next day. Fresh basil would be delicious wrapped up here too, but it’s the roasted red pepper that really makes the meal.

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Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Lemon

Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Lemon
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Sometimes really great ingredients are key to simple cooking. Add your favorite herbs to give this dish a more personal feel. Tip: To halve your cherry tomatoes quickly, place them between two plates and, keeping gently pressure on the top plate, run a sharp knife between the two plates.

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Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs
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You might think the humble lima bean little more than a vegetable to threaten small children with, but in this herbed and spiced spread, it’s a brilliant treat served either as a dip for veggies and chips or a spread for a vegetarian sandwich.

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Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad
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Ditch the mayo and reach for fresh lemons the next time you make potato salad. Paired with mint (or your favorite herbs—tarragon or dill would be great alternatives), this variation on potato salad is light and refreshing.

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Easy Leftover Turkey Chili

Easy Leftover Turkey Chili
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Chili is a filling, cost-effective meal for any family dinner. While chili tends to be a complex dish that cooks for hours, this recipe is designed to come together with minimal time and effort using leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving turkey. Tip: Add zip to this chili with the addition of a jalapeño or two. […]

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Cabbage & Beef Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce
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Serve this peanuty sauté over noodles or brown rice. Savoy cabbage has a compact head with wrinkles and curly leaves which is nice in this dish if you can get it, but any cabbage you have on hand would do nicely.

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Creole Black-Eyed Peas

Creole Black-Eyed Peas
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Spice up your fiber intake with these creole-style peas. Keep your eye on this as it simmers for 2 hours.  You may need to add water to keep the peas from drying out. It’s worth the wait and the effort.

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Mushroom & Sun-Dried Tomato Couscous

Mushrooms & Sun-Dried Tomato Couscous
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The great thing about couscous is how fast it cooks. Just throw it into some boiling liquid, remove from heat and let it set for 5 minutes. So easy. Try to find whole grain couscous if you can.

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