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    It’s Meatless Monday-Chunky Vegetable and Black Bean Chili

        When the weather turns extra cold there’s nothing better than a bowl of something hot and spicy. Chili always seems to fit the bill this time of year. In my latest venture into the world of the vegetarian variety, I kept the vegetables in large pieces, added some mushrooms for more depth of flavor. Final taste boost was a can of black beans. When you top it with sour cream, cheese, chopped avocado, salsa, and then pair it with brown rice, it’s a quick and easy Meatless Monday supper. Ingredients 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 onion, peeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces 3 carrots…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Stuffed Acorn Squash Acorn squash is on sale now and while I love to roast it and use it as a side dish, it also makes a pretty good Meatless Monday meal. For this one I used dried sweetened cranberries combined with feta cheese and a pre-packaged Ancient Grain blend although you could use a mix of brown and white rice, or even wild rice. 2 Acorn squashes, washed, seeded, halved lengthwise 1 ½ cups of grain or rice blend, cooked ½ cup crumbled feta cheese (divided) ½ cup sweetened cranberries Salt and pepper Oil for roasting Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the squash with salt and pepper and…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Nacho Cheese Veggie Slices

    If you’re short on time, here’s something I came up with using just four main ingredients. Puff pastry…purchased while it was on sale during the holidays. Nacho cheese soup, purchased on sale. A bag of mixed vegetables, also purchased on sale. Last ingredient, shredded cheese. Put them together, combine it with a salad and dessert and I think you have the perfect Meatless Monday meal (with even enough leftover mixture for a side dish the next day). 1 slice of puff pastry (The boxes usually have two so you can freeze the other one) 1 10 ounce can of Nacho cheese soup-divided 1 16 ounce bag of mixed vegetables (…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Veggie Bites with Feta Cheese

    Last week the weather turned hot and humid and when that happens I crave more snack size meals than anything else. I got tired of salads, and after looking through the CSA box contents and other items I had on hand, I came up with this recipe. My first idea was veggie pancakes and a dipping sauce but as I began making this it morphed into something a little different, including the addition of some feta cheese. I sautéed these in a skillet but if you’re not too worried about deep frying foods, I think that it’s probably the best way to cook these. Quick and easy, seals the edges…

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