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Easy Healthy Recipes

September 7, 2012

September is a busy month, but we still want to continue to eat healthy. To aid us in this endeavor, here are a few easy, healthy recipes to prepare:

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

  • 1 portobello mushroom
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • tsp olive oil
  • one clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp herbs provence
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Place all ingredients in a tupperware container, and shake tupperware container until mushroom is well marinated.
  2. Lightly oil grill.
  3. Place mushroom, gills up, on grill.
  4. Flip mushroom once; cook until cap flattens.

Serve with creamy parmesan dressing, or, if you want to be more fancy/impressive, you can serve with garlic mayonnaise (roasted garlic clove and a little bit of mayonnaise).

Black Bean Burgers

Serves 4 people

  • 2 cans black beans
  • One egg
  • Fresh bread crumbs
  • Garlic, basil, oregano
  • tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Onions
  • Corn
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute onions and corn.
  3. Combine ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  4. Dividing the mixture into portions, pound into patties.
  5. Lay on greased sheet tray.
  6. Cook until the top is brown (approximately 30 minutes).

Suggested serving options:

  • salsa and ranch (1:2 ratio)
  • red onion slices
  • tomato slices
  • avocado slices

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Serves 4 people

  • 2 cups water
  • cup quinoa
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tomatoes (diced)
  • cucumber (diced)
  • 1 bunch of green onions (cut into fine rings, no more than 1/8″ in diameter)
  • red onion
  • leaf parsley
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  1. Soak parsley in the sink. (If the parsley is not properly washed, it can cause the meal to have a gritty texture.)
  2. In a little bit of olive oil, saute the red onion, then let the onion cool.
  3. In sauce pan, bring water to boil.
  4. Add quinoa and 1/2 tsp salt, then drop the heat down so that the water simmers.
  5. Cook until quinoa is fluffy (approximately 20 minutes).
  6. Place quinoa on baking pan, and cool in refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes.
  7. Finely mince parsley.
  8. Mix the parsley, green onions, olive oil, and other ingredients in a bowl.
  9. Add the cooled quinoa to the mixture.

Happy cooking!

-Recipes are courtesy of Brendan Keeley, local chef

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