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Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad

Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup sweet corn kernels  (cooked and cut off cob) 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (for color, try red onion) 1 large handful fresh cilantro, chopped 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2-3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about half a lime) Pepper, […]

Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip

Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip

Ingredients: 4 ounces softened cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1-1/2 cups cooked sweet corn  (cooled and cut off cob) 1-2 jalapenos, finely minced 1 green onion, finely chopped 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (from a block) 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt dash of cayenne pepper dash of hot sauce (optional) Directions: 1.  Preheat oven to […]

Brussels Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

As the name implies, Brussels sprouts were originally cultivated in Brussels, Belgium.  The enlarged auxiliary buds resemble miniature cabbages.  Providing an excellent source of vitamin C, the sprouts also contain significant amounts of vitamins A and K.  High amounts of vegetable protein and carbohydrates are an added benefit.  Brussels sprouts, along with some of the other cabbage […]

Jalapeno Peppers


The active component in jalapenos and other hot peppers is capsaicin, which gives them their strong spicy pungent character.  Tolerance levels in individuals can vary widely—use them in moderation at first.  Eating cold yogurt or drinking milk will help dilute the capsaicin concentration, thereby reducing that “burning” sensation.  Jalapeno peppers are a rich source of vitamin C.  They also contain high levels of […]

Green Bell Peppers

Pahl's Fresh Green Peppers

Peppers contain high levels of vitamins A, C, and E and most varieties include the minerals iron and potassium.  Refrigerate unwashed in a refrigerator hydrator drawer for 1-2 weeks.   Eating them raw, added to a veggie tray, sliced in a salad, or as part of a favorite sandwich, will give you the most nutritional benefits.  They are easy to […]

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