This is pure picnic food, but can work as a winter 's evening supper as well. Macaroni noodles are cooked up and splashed with vinegar and then folded into chilled veggies - tomatoes, cheese, peppers, green onions, and celery. Then comes the herbed mayonnaise. Serves six.
What better way to get your veggies in than with a savory Italian dish like Pasta Primavera. This version combines a little bit of heat from red pepper flakes with fresh vegetables, herbs and the smokey flavor of a smoked Gouda cheese. It's a wonderful combination of crunchy and creamy.
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.
A match made in heaven: scrambled eggs and zucchini. Note: this recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc. Ratio of 1 to 2 zucchini per egg. Great served over rice. Variations: add one clove diced garlic to oil before adding zucchini. Or, add any of your favorite fresh herbs; they combine well with the eggs and zucchini. My favorite additions are oregano or rosemary. You could also add two teaspoons soy sauce to beaten eggs, or sprinkle over egg and zucchini when cooked.
Lots of variety and crunch in this tasty salad. Spanish peanuts, crumbled bacon, and dried cranberries mingle with fresh broccoli, cauliflower, and celery. The whole shebang is tossed with a mayonnaise, vinegar and oil dressing with a hint of sugar and grated onion.
Black beans mingle with onions, peppers, garlic, cornmeal, and spices in this tasty taco filling. Try it in burritos or as a dip for tortilla chips. No black beans? Red, pink, or pinto beans are great subs.
The ingredients in this salad are so tangy that no salad dressing is needed, keeping the salad light - just how it should be. The sweetness of the red bell peppers complements the feta and cracked pepper so well. Has a kick - great for pepper lovers!
Spiced up with chili sauce, cumin, garlic and chili powder, these quick and easy black bean burgers will make you forget all about frozen, packaged veggie burgers. They're great on the grill or baked in the oven.