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As an alternative to serving this bright, tart condiment with roasted turkey or chicken, stir a spoonful of it into a cup of yogurt or a tall smoothie for breakfast.

Take advantage of ripe melon to create this refreshing fruit salsa with subtle heat from a hint of jalapeño. Serve atop grilled meats or tossed into lettuce salads.

These richly flavored chocolate cookies are slightly chewy right after baking, becoming wonderfully tender and velvety in texture after a few days. If you like, you can dust the cooled cookies with more powdered sugar for a festive look.

This delicious (and quick!) yellow cake batter can be swapped into any recipes calling for a box of cake mix.

This soulful soup will give you an idea why kofta (made with spiced ground meat) is such a beloved dish in Turkey. In this recipe savory lamb meatballs are served with tender potatoes and a host of vegetables in a simple broth.

A mixture of ricotta, spinach and ground beef makes this classic baked pasta dish particularly satisfying. Grass-fed beef is rich and flavorful, so cooking with even a small amount makes a big impact.

Fun to make, a delight to the eyes and absolutely yummy, this jelly roll-style cake is a holiday favorite.

A simple batter bakes up into a light (and not too sweet) cake which is perfectly complemented by the buttery caramelized pineapple topping. 

The deep earthy flavor and meaty texture of cremini mushrooms is the base of this hearty recipe. Add the arugula to the hot pasta just before serving to preserve some of the leafy texture and punch of the greens.

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Kids and adults alike will love the treat of having pizza for breakfast! Whole wheat pita shells are layered with your choice of toppings, including scrambled eggs, diced potatoes, turkey sausage, cheese and salsa.

Joe from Louisiana sent us this recipe for a walnut and chickpea dip brightened with fresh herbs and citrus juice. Think hummus, with the richness supplied by walnuts instead of sesame. Spread on crostini, toasted pita or rounds of English cucumber.

Take a break from meat and serve these easy wraps at your next get-together. They're full of protein and flavor and low in fat.

Adding ground flax offers a healthful boost of omega 3s, fiber and protein.

Kids never seem to tire of this classic easy-to-make combination. Try Gala or Granny Smith apples, which go well with the nut butter. You may also want to try cinnamon raisin bread. From The Whole Foods Market Cookbook

While unusual for many North Americans, miso soup often serves as a power breakfast in Japan. Miso is a high-protein fermented soy product with a salty flavor that can be very health-promoting. We call for aged, unpasteurized barley miso.

Take advantage of pears in season and try a new variety in this twist on a popular dish. A little sweet pear (or apple or dried fig) makes the dressing especially good.

A bowl of ice cream will be much improved with a bit of this sweet pear compote spooned over the top. Or to prove that it's not just for dessert, try spreading some on a sandwich with roasted pork loin, crisp lettuce and Dijon mustard.

This soup is simply made from pantry staples including vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, canned beans and dried pasta. Look to the freezer for some frozen spinach or other favorite vegetables to add. With a salad and bread, this makes a warming, healthful meal.

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