Red Lentil SoupIf creamier texture is desired, prior to adding lemon juice, blend soup in blender and return to stove. Then add lemon juice and water as needed for desired consistency. Bring to a boil and serve immediately or refrigerate.Roasted Beet Root with Chickpeas DipTo further lower sodium, boil fresh chickpeas at home instead of canned and enjoy with low sodium saltine crackers.Salmon with Mango Salsa and Sweet PotatoesInstead of cooking in a pan, this fish may be cooked on a grill as well. Place the fish on 300F grill for about 3-4 minutes, then turn the fish and cook for additional 3-4 minutes
Serve Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salsa (see recipe links below); place Salmon on a serving dish, add mango salsa on top of the Salmon and place Sweet potatoes on the side. Spicy Black Bean SoupQuick Soak Method to cook Black Beans
1⁄2 cup Black Beans, uncooked
5 cups Water
In a medium pot, over high heat, add 2 cups water and dry black beans. Bring to a boil and remove from stove. Cover for 1 hour.
Drain the water and rinse the beans. Add remaining water to the same pot and cook the black beans on high heat. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low; cover the pot half way and simmer for 45 minutes or until done.
Remove from heat and drain all the water. Let the black beans cool.
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