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I grew up in Illinois in a small town. I moved to California in May of 2000.In that time I have experienced life, love and my passion for cooking. We now live in Nevada. I hope to take my passion for cooking to a new level.


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Mixed bean and veggie salad

1 package pea shoots- roughly chopped

2 cups homemade or canned mixed beans- white northern beans, black beans and pinto- any combination that you like.

2 cups cooked edamame

2 bell peppers finely chopped

2 scallions chopped

1/2 cup red onion chopped

2 cups mixed organic carrots peeled and grated- I get the different colored carrots from Trader Joes.

1 cup chopped cilantro plus 1/4 cup for the dressing.

toss all the veggies and beans in a large bowl. I used a 4 quart bowl. Add the mixture to a salad bowl and drizzle with the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Juice of two limes or lemon

1/4 cup cilantro

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1/4 cup olive oil or canola

salt and pepper to taste

1 garlic clove minced

mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit until ready to use.

Side ideas: You could have this salad with chicken or just by itself. We had it with those salt and pepper rice crisps from trader joes. It is a great meal when its too hot to cook.

This recipe was adapted from my sister who lives in Illinois. She loves fresh veggies and beans. She gave me this great idea. Thanks sis!:)

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