Dinner/Main Dishes

Caribbean Falafel

Falafel can be formed into a ball, doughnut or patty, and is made from ground chickpeas. While falafel has Middle East origins, it is also made throughout the world, often as a replacement for meat.... more

Pastelón de Cassava

This is a cassava shepherd’s pie. Cassava is a tuberous root and the third-largest source of carbohydrates in the tropics (after rice and corn). We serve this dish with rice, beans and salad. It’s... more

Polenta–Black Bean Medallions with Spicy Salsa

This polenta and black bean recipe is a fun dish that can be made into an appetizer when cut into medallions or a main dish if you prepare it as a casserole topped with assorted steamed vegetables.... more

Chickpea Chili on Baked Potatoes

At a deli one afternoon, I ordered a tomato-vegetable soup and a baked potato. When I received the two items, they looked like they belonged together, so I poured the soup over the potato. The result... more

Quinoa with Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash

This is a great lunch or dinner dish no matter what season it is. During the summer, serve it chilled on a bed of greens, and during the winter, serve it at room temperature with a cup of hot soup. (... more

Spicy & Sweet Potato Hash

1 small onion, diced 1 sweet potato, diced to ½-inch pieces ¼–½ cup orange juice (about 2 navel oranges, juiced) ½ cup water 1 tablespoon almond butter ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon chili powder... more

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