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Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

Summer is here, and it’s time to break out the fresh and fruity salad dressings! Making plant-based salad dressings free of oil, salt and sugar can be easy, especially with a template. Find one below as well as 5 vinaigrette dressing recipes. Vinaigrette dressings are beloved for their sweet, spicy and tangy combinations. They are…

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Portabella Mushrooms & Noodles

I love Asian-inspired dishes, but they are often drowning in salt, soy sauce and oils. I wanted to create a hearty noodle dish without these ingredients, but still full of flavor. Toward this, I include garlic, cilantro, ginger, curry and lime juice. And for those that like it a little spicy, some optional red pepper…

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Trumpet Rolls

Trumpet mushrooms, also known as King Oyster mushrooms, have a texture similar to raw fish when cooked, making them perfect for sushi rolls. They require some preparation, but they are well worth it, as an alternative to rice and steamed veggies, or as an impressive potluck or party contribution. Ingredients 2 cups sweet brown rice…

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Curry Vegetables & Rice

This sweet and mildly spicy curry sauce is great on vegetables and rice, as well as on baked potatoes. Instead of richness from oil, butter or coconut milk, this sauce calls for ground sesame seeds. While you can buy curry powders pre-made, for this recipe we will make our own. 1 cup water (for sautéing)…

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Ginger-garlic “No-Chicken” Salad

This special salad calls for extra-firm tofu in place of chicken. When baked at high heat, the tofu browns and becomes quite dense, with a texture similar to chicken. The addition of roasted garlic and fresh ginger provides a powerful boost of flavor. 10-oz. package of extra firm tofu 1 cup apple juice (or juice…

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Fruit Salads with a Twist

1. Fruity Greens (above) Fresh spinach or arugula Chopped parsley Organic strawberries Orange segments Red onion, diced Avocado, diced Lime juice Hulled sesame seeds 2. Herbed Fruit Salad Grapes Melon Pear (or apple/Asian pear) Mango Blueberries Banana Minced fresh basil or mint leaves 3. Pineapple Pucker Fresh pineapple cut into chunks Fresh mint leaves, minced…

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Kale Basil Salad

While traditional raw kale salads often use salt and oil as a dressing, this one uses lemon and orange juices, as well as apple cider vinegar as a zesty dressing.

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Indian Dal Soup

This flavorful vegan soup is a crowd-pleaser, and contains no added salt or oil. 5 cups water ½-1 onion, diced 1 ½ teaspoons grated ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seed powder 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder 1 cup red lentils 1 15-ounce can no-salt garbanzo beans…

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Potato Salad

This potato salad uses no oil or salt. Instead of ingredients such as eggs, olives or pickles, this salad uses red onion, celery and avocado, and a raw nut-based dressing instead of mayonnaise. 8 medium red potatoes ½ red onion, chopped 3 ribs celery, chopped 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh dill 1 avocado, diced Dressing: 1/4…

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Creamy Potato Leek Soup

This simple vegan soup contains no added salt or oil. The dill and leek boost the flavor, the kale provides a hearty texture, and the sesame seeds and almond milk create a creamy base. Mmm!