• Beans are a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with filling fiber and protein, plus important nutrients like iron and B vitamins. Even our resident meat eaters gobbled up this burger; Meatless Monday, anyone? YIELD 6 Servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 10 Minutes COOK TIME 10 Minutes...

  • This refreshing, creamy soup is best served chilled. Pair it with shrimp or chicken kebobs and you have a complete and healthy meal that you are sure to devour—guilt-free. YIELD 4 servings ZEST Factor Medium Prep Time 1 hour, 10 minutes Cook Time none 1...

  • We’ve tossed together pantry staples found in Louisiana kitchens across the state to create a light, quick and easy chicken salad. It’s crunchy, sweet and tangy, and has just the right amount of spice. No will even notice you substituted yogurt for mayo! YIELD 8 SERVINGS...

  • This crunchy, colorful salad makes for a satisfying lunch that brings the nutrition. Meat lovers can swap chopped grilled chicken or turkey deli for the chickpeas and still keep things on the light side. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME...

  • If you’re a fan of baked ziti or lasagna, but hate doing the dishes, well, then, this dish is for you. You can thank us later! YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 5 minutes COOK TIME 30 minutes 1 pound hot Italian ground...

  • Perfect for chilly evenings, the combo of spicy sausage, healthful kale and delicate potato pillows will warm you up with each delectable spoonful. Another bonus: This dish is ready in a snap. YIELD 6–8 servings PREP TIME 10 minutes ZEST FACTOR Medium COOK TIME 35...

  • It’s creamy and nutty, with the definite sting of the Scorpion pepper. How many layers of flavor do you want in a soup? YIELD 4–6 Servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP TIME 17 minutes COOK TIME 20 minutes 1 pound crabmeat (Backfin Lump or Lump) 4 tablespoons...

  • Smoked Sausage Potato Salad If we all just stuck to our own opinions and tastes, the world would be an awfully boring place. If regular old potato salad just isn’t doing it for you, amp up the flavor by adding smoky sausage and spicy cayenne...

  • “Loaded” Gnocchi Salad Gnocchi straddle the line between pasta and potato, and that’s just fine with us! YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 35 minutes COOK TIME 10 minutes 1 (4-ounce) package cubed pancetta 1 (16-ounce) package potato gnocchi 1 tablespoon butter 1...

  • Garlicky Red Wine Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Cream The grated onion in the garlicky red wine marinade helps tenderize the pork shoulder. The wine flavor is very present in the succulent pork, making for a unique and unforgettable taco experience. For a spicier taco, substitute...