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Easy Southwestern Veggie Wraps

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup cooked brown rice, cooled
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 shallots, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 romaine leaves
6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), at room temperature

Directions
Place all ingredients except romaine and tortillas in a large bowl; toss to combine. To serve, place romaine on tortillas; top with bean mixture and roll up, securing with toothpicks if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Southwestern Veggie Wraps

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Roasted Vegetable Strata

Ingredients
3 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4-inch slices
1 each medium red, yellow and orange peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced crusty Italian bread
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
6 large eggs
2 cups fat-free milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. Toss zucchini and peppers with oil and seasonings; transfer to a 15x10x1-in. pan. Roast until tender, 25-30 minutes, stirring once. Stir in tomato; cool slightly.

Trim ends from bread; cut bread into 1-in. slices. In a greased 13×9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: bread, roasted vegetables and cheeses. Repeat layers. Whisk together eggs and milk; pour evenly over top. Refrigerate, covered, 6 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 40-50 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Roasted Vegetable Strata

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Cheddar Creamed Corn

Ingredients
2 packages (one 16 ounces, one 12 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until cheese is melted and corn is tender. Stir just before serving. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheddar Creamed Corn

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Grilled Vegetable, Sausage & Bacon Risotto

Ingredients
4 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Cherry Hardwood Smoked Bacon, chopped
1/2 cup shallots or onion, chopped
1 cup Arborio rice
2 1/2 to 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth or stock
1 (7 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Golden Brown Sausage Links or Paties, sliced or cubed
2 cups grilled or roasted vegetables, such as zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms, coarsely chopped*
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup basil or thyme leaves, chopped
* Often found at deli or take out food counters at the supermarket. Any combination of left over cooked vegetables may be substituted.

Directions
Cook bacon in a large deep skillet or saute pan over medium heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a paper towel; set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

Add shallots to drippings in skillet; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add rice; cook and stir 1 minute.

Add 1 cup of the broth; simmer until broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time cooking until broth is absorbed before adding more.

Continue simmering stirring occasionally until rice is firm to the bite. (This will take about 18 to 20 minutes total time).

Stir in sausage and vegetables; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through and rice is tender, adding additional broth if needed to keep a creamy consistency.

Remove from heat; stir in cheese and reserved bacon. Top with basil. Yield: 4 servings

Recipe found here: Grilled Vegetable, Sausage & Bacon Risotto

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Veggie Potato Soup

Ingredients
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
6 medium potatoes, cubed
1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
1 large leek (white portion only), chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Directions
In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

In a small bowl, combine flour and cream until smooth; add to slow cooker. Stir in peas. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Recipe found here: Veggie Potato Soup

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Fried Okra

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning blend
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Oil for deep-fat frying
Additional salt and pepper, optional

Directions
Pat okra dry with paper towels. Place buttermilk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, seasoning blend and pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk, then roll in cornmeal mixture.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry okra, a few pieces at a time, for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Fried Okra

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Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Ingredients
2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, oil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix paprika and the remaining salt, rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle chicken with paprika mixture; arrange over vegetables. Roast until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender, 35-40 minutes.

Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Top vegetables with spinach. Roast until vegetables are tender and spinach is wilted, 8-10 minutes longer. Stir vegetables to combine; serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

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