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Featured Recipes From the McDougall Mobile Cookbook App


Announcing a major update to the McDougall Mobile Cookbook App for iPhone - Now with over 1000 recipes.


These recipes are a collection from the monthly McDougall Newsletters in this convenient iPhone app.


What's New:

  • A New Look and Feel
  • Easier Navigation
  • Kitchen Tips
  • Featured Recipes Section


Tex-Mex Potatoes

These baked potato wedges are my idea of the quintessential Mexican meal. Even though the recipe uses some canned ingredients, fresh tomatoes, green onions and cilantro keep it tasting fresh. This is always my choice on Mexican night at the live-in McDougall Program. I love it with a bit of warm enchilada sauce over the top and a squirt or two of Sriracha hot sauce.


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


6 large red potatoes, cut lengthwise into wedges
2 15 ounce cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup purchased fresh salsa
1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tomato, chopped
¼ cup fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels
2 green onions, chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, about 40 minutes

While potatoes cook, combine the beans, salsa, chilies, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and half of the cilantro in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
Combine the tomato, corn kernels, green onions, and the remaining cilantro in a small bowl. Set aside.


To serve, place the baked potato wedges on a serving platter. Spoon the warm bean mixture over the potatoes and top with the fresh tomato mixture.


One Pot Pasta
This is a very quick meal that you can easily substitute in different vegetables depending on what you and your family likes, and what you have on hand.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6


1 pound pasta, I used farfalle but you can use whole grain or gluten-free pasta

2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups chopped kale
1 jar fat-free marinara sauce, or 3 cups homemade marinara sauce
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Add noodles and boil for 8 minutes. Add broccoli and asparagus and cook for 2 more minutes. Add kale and cook 2 – 4 minutes, depending on how al dente you want your pasta and vegetables. Drain pasta and vegetables. Pour everything back into the pot and add pasta sauce. Stir to combine.

Herbed Tofu Ranch Dip


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Servings: Variable

1 package firm silken tofu
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp maple syrup or agave syrup
1/4 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
2 tbsp green/spring onions, sliced (green tops only)



1. Place ingredients (except for parsley and green onions) into blender and blend until smooth. Taste test and adjust salt and pepper if desired. Add parsley and green onions and blend on medium high until the pieces are broken up a bit.

2. Refrigerate if desired before serving and serve with veggies or rice crackers.

Baked Rice Pudding

Preparation Time: 5 minutes (cooked rice needed)
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4-6


3 cups cooked brown rice
1 ½ cups soy or rice milk
1 cup dried fruit
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
dash cinnamon


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.


Combine all ingredients in an oven-proof pot. Heat to just boiling. Remove from heat, stir and place uncovered in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Hints: Serve in individual bowls with extra soy or rice milk to pour over the pudding and/or brown sugar to sprinkle on top. This may also be baked in individual bowls. Baking time will be reduced by about half. Different kinds of fruit may be used such as raisins, currents, dried cranberries, or chopped apricots or dates. This may also be served cold or at room temperature.


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