Pressure Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

All winter long I find myself on a major soup binge. Like this Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage, or this hearty Black Bean Soup, or the non- Instant Pot version of today’s soup, Sausage and Lentil. Clearly I find it comforting and warming this time of year. My favorite soups usually involve some combo…

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Lentil and Sausage Soup

It’s windy, rainy, and chilly, and I’m thinking that today’s a good day for making a big batch of  hearty soup. Soup is one of those cooler-weather comfort foods that makes you feel good from the inside out, especially if it leans towards the healthy side. Today I’m making a pot of one of my favs-…

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Black Bean Soup

Who says that it needs to be dark and chilly to enjoy a hearty bowl of black bean soup? This zippy soup is packed with veggies and is naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. It actually comes together pretty quickly thanks to canned black beans- don’t even have to drain them! But the soup tastes…

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

This slow cooker favorite is loaded with seared chicken, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and seasonings galore. It’s basically a party in a pot and it’s addictive. The longer you let this cook, the more lovely the flavors become. I put a good amount of dry rub on some chicken, gave it a quick sear,…

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

I’m loosing my chill over this chili. An absolutely essential winter dish at its finest- black bean sweet potato chili cooked down to the nth degree of tenderness. Let me preface this by saying that I am a huge meat lover. The thought of a vegetarian chili isn’t something I’d normally be drawn to. HOWEVER, I…

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Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

These vegetarian black bean quesadillas are packed with flavor and easy to make. This recipe makes 10 quesadillas so freeze whatever you can’t finish!

Black Bean Dip

I like to make this warm black bean dip for weekend games, BBQ’s, or summer picnics. It’s loaded with tomatoes, onion, garlic, corn, and a nice thick layer of cheese on top. This is one of those dishes that everyone seems to love.

Vegan Bean Salad

This refreshing summer dish is the perfect complement to any grilled food. Just toss everything into a large bowl and you’re done! Bonus- this is gluten free and vegan. Add 1/2 a red pepper or some sliced tomato for some added color. Give the bowl a quick toss before serving if the dressing seeps to…

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