I love a hearty salad and pearl couscous (also called Israeli) is just filling enough for a light lunch or side dish.
Quick, easy, and versatile, you can use these refried beans to fill a taco or burrito, as a dip, or even on a pizza.
A fairly quick stir-fry sauce for udon noodles that can easily be adapted to vegetarian.
I used “salsa” in the name of this recipe for want of a better word. Using “sauce” brings to mind pasta sauce and that is not what this is. It is like pico de gallo, but uses basil instead of cilantro.
This salad comes together really easily, although you want to allow time for it to marinate. Start with canned beans and a jar of salsa, then add whatever other ingredients you like.
As a former vegetarian, I know how hard it can be to find a good tofu recipe. I’ve tried and rejected many. Here are a few favourites that have stood the test of time for me.