Buffalo Barbecue Veggie Bean Pot

BUFFALLO BARBECUE VEGGIE BEAN POT

A pot of veggies and beans cooked in Buffalo Barbecue Marinade with thyme and garlic, topped with caramelized onion and roasted pepper with ginger sticks and fresh garlic; top that off with Roasted Buffalo Barbecue Tofu! Steve’s lunch for a week with leftovers! Nice lunch!!

Makes 7 medium servings

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Tomato Corn Stew

TOMATO CORN STEW

Lucky’s Market kept those vine-ripened tomatoes on sale longer than I expected. Of course we took advantage and stocked up once again. It’s been tomatoes with everything in our house – and it’s not even summer yet. When they’re sweet and juicy there’s no need to cook with them, but I did anyway – just because I felt like it. Today we’re combining fresh with canned. Why not? There’s no law against it. Well…not yet!

Makes 17 cups

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Sweet Corn and Tomato Saute

SWEET CORN AND TOMATO SAUTE

Fresh corn must be in season somewhere in the world, because it’s on sale at Lucky’s Market 2$/5 shucked ears or 1$/5 unshucked ears. Vine-ripened tomatoes were 88 cents/lb. So of course we were all in!

Serves 3 main dish or 6 sides

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Steve’s ANTIPASTO Soup |Sauce

No slice no dice. Two hands, a can opener, a pot and a spoon is all you need to make lunches for a week plus a few at-home-meals.

Packed full of flavors, textures and exclamation points – Fly to Italy, Greece, Spain without leaving your kitchen!

Makes 23 cups

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Fried Veggie Rice

FRIED VEGGIE RICE

Hey, the Chinese don’t tell me how to cook in my own home. They fry the rice; I fry the veggies and season the water the rice gets cooked in. It reduces calories and minimizes a big mess in the frying pan. I don’t care if it’s not the way the Asians make it. They never experiment with anything new. It’s always the same for thousands of years. More. Maybe they’ll like this new way too!

Makes 17 cups

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Broccoli Red Fried Rice And Quinoa

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BROCCOLI RED FRIED RICE AND QUINOA

Ever  taste juicy fried grains? This is it! What a chew! Reduced fat too! Less than one teaspoon fat per one cup serving!

Steve’s on a fried rice kick, so thought I’d rearrange the foundation of fried rice by using quinoa plus red rice which functions as the meat. Success! He added a fresh ginger stick topper and smoky ketchup! Yup! His way!

Makes 9 cups

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Asian Barbecue Bean Soup

ASIAN BARBECUE BEAN SOUP

Can a barbecue bean soup really be Asian? Tastes like Asian to me. Maybe it’s the sesame oil. Maybe it’s the fresh garlic and ginger. Maybe it’s the barbecue in the beans. Maybe it’s all the ingredients combined. Steve picked out the ingredients and I made the soup per his request. He ate a quart of it over toasted bagel croutons. Guess he liked it. I loved it. I had the last cup this morning for breakfast. That’s when I knew why he ate so much. I would have done the same if there had been more!

Makes 5 cups

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Steve’s Power Cereal

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STEVE’S POWER CEREAL

This week it’s cereal for Steve’s lunches at work. He made the recipe with all the ingredients he thought would be most beneficial for total health. He knows he’s in charge of his own health and he now takes that responsibility seriously!

Makes 11 cups

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