Meal A: Wild Rice and Roasted Pear Walnut Salad with Date Balsamic Dressing
Forget all the "wild rice" you've eaten that has most likely been cultivated in paddies in California. This rice is the real deal, actually a species of grass, that grows wild and is hand-harvested by canoe in lakes in Minnesota (by friends of ours!) The taste is like none other and is perfectly complemented by the earthy flavors of onions, celery, and sage. Add some color to your plate with roasted local pears, Frinklepod salad greens, and an oil-free vinaigrette that will make you want to lick your plate clean (go for it)!
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Meal B: Mexican stuffed peppers.
I have always found any dish that is called "stuffed ..." to be especially filling. Is this psychological or would it be this way even if with a different name? Well, call these what you will, but you will definitely enjoy stuffing the beautiful sweet peppers with a quinoa-black bean mixture, popping them in the oven, and then serving with a lime-cashew cream.