Italian Chickpea Flatbread

This recipe is an Italian dish known as Farinata (or Socca), a chickpea flour-based flatbread. There are a few different ways to prepare this, as it varies from region to region. It is recommended that the batter rest for up to 12 hours, and to use at least twice the amount of oil. Rosemary is a…

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Salad

This recipe is a great alternative to pasta with marinara when tomatoes are in season. It is so fresh and easy to prepare. The tomato salad can also be eaten with quinoa, millet or your favorite bread. Ingredients: 1 (12-16 oz.) package regular or gluten-free pasta (rotini, fusili, elbows, small shells, etc.) Tomato Salad* 4…

White Bean Summer Salad

This is a variation of my Garden Bean Salad recipe. Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans white (navy or northern) beans, rinsed and drained 2 medium-size cucumbers, diced (remove seeds, if large and tough) 2 fresh tomatoes, diced ¼ cup chopped spring (baby) onions or scallions 2 tablespoons capers 5 tablespoons lemon balsamic vinegar (one of ME’s bulk…

Mexicali Quinoa

This is a variation of my Mexicali Millet recipe. Both millet and quinoa work well in this dish. Ingredients 2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or 1 teaspoon salt) 1 tablespoon chili powder (or to taste) 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 1–2 tablespoons olive oil (or your favorite…

Cajun Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Another quinoa salad recipe! As the price of quinoa has gone down, I am again inspired to use this nutritious ingredient. At Mother Earth’s we have quite a wonderful selection of bulk spices. I tend to use the same seasonings over and over again, so I figured it was time to add some new spices to…

Edamame Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives

This is a variation of my Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts recipe. In my other recipe I used a pasta product from “Explore Asian”. “Explore Asian” is now “Explore Cuisine” and their packaging has changed. It is still the same impressive pasta product, with each 2-ounce serving providing 20–25 grams of protein and 10–15 grams of fiber! The…