Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Cook's notes: This excellent recipe is adapted from the Pam Anderson formula for bean and grain salads. 2 cups cooked quinoa 15-oz. can canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup canned corn, drained 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 4 thin-sliced scallions 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced …

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Tuna and Pearl Couscous Salad

Cook's notes: This recipe is based on author Pam Anderson's Formula for Bean and Grain Salads. Ms. Anderson is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her formula helped me make just the right dish for a supper potluck right after work. I made the pasta dish the night before, which let the flavors blend nicely. You …

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Best Recipe: Turkey Taco Salad

Cook's notes: This recipe is adapted from Alaska from Scratch, and it's just terrific. The turkey mixture is enough for 6 servings. Leftovers are great for lunch. Note that the raw garlic in the dressing gets more pungent overnight. This salad has an excellent combination of flavors and textures, and the recipe is quite flexible. Make …

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas

Cook's notes: Modified from a Minimalist Baker recipe. I usually cook sweet potatoes in the microwave for convenience, but you really can't beat the caramelization of the sweet potato when they roast in the oven. The chickpeas are delicious. This dish goes well with sauteed spinach or a salad. 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed with peel …

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