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Hoppin’ John with Avocado-Cucumber Dressing

Hoppin’ John, a southern U.S. dish featuring black-eyed peas, is traditionally eaten on January 1st to bring good luck in the New Year. In this version I use fennel and collard greens, and top it with a creamy avocado dressing. Ingredients 1 medium onion or shallot, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced 2 ribs…

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Spicy Root Vegetable Medley

This is a mildly spicy root vegetable dish that can be served at a holiday meal instead of mashed potatoes or au gratin potatoes, or anytime. 1.5 teaspoons ground coriander 1.5 teaspoons paprika 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1.5 teaspoons dried sage, minced fine 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, cut into 1-inch…

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Raw Apple Crumble

This dessert is easier and faster to make than an apple pie or crisp, and requires no baking. Instead of refined sugars, this recipe uses dates for sweetness, and lemon juice and nutmeg for that extra zing. Crumble topping: 1/2 cup walnuts 2 pitted dates Diced apples: 3 apples, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon lemon…

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Veggie Burgers with Salt-free Ketchup

These burgers use lettuce leaves in place of buns and are served with homemade, salt-free ketchup, sliced onions, avocado and tomatoes. Leftover burgers also taste great crumbled into a green salad or on top of a baked potato. ½ cup dried pearl barley or short grain brown rice 1 ¾ cups water if using barley,…

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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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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Dill Dressing

This warm salad incorporates a variety of roasted and raw vegetables, and is finished off with a creamy dressing made with fresh dill, green onions and tofu. Salad: 6 small golden beets, skins on and washed 1 red onion, quartered 2 zucchinis, each cut into 12 pcs 1 yellow/red bell pepper, sliced 10-15 cherry tomatoes…

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Sweet Corn Chowder

This vegan version of traditional corn chowder is deliciously sweet, and uses no added oil or salt. Fresh, aromatic rosemary is a nice compliment to the sweetness of the corn and the hearty vegetables. 4 1/4 cups water 1 yellow onion, diced 3 ribs celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 3 red potatoes, skin on, diced…

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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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Orange-Berry Muffins

These muffins are so tasty, and make a great breakfast or midday snack! The flavor reminds me of Froot Loops, a boxed cereal that my sister and I rarely ate because my mom was vigilant about keeping sugary cereals out of our house. But luckily for us, we could find them at Grandma’s every so…

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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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