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Recipes

Here's a terrific vegetarian main course that stars big, flavorful tomatoes in all their glory. We call for quinoa as a base for the stuffing, but you could substitute with 1 1/2 cups of just about any leftover cooked whole grain.

A classic party dish, this shrimp cocktail gets a verdant revamp with a spicy green onion- and sour cream-based dipping sauce. Make it with low-fat sour cream, if you like.

Cooking dried beans is low maintenance and a great value. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the beans. Serve with hot sauce or salsa, if you like.

Spoon this hot chocolate mix into jars to give as gifts, or keep some on hand in your own pantry for chilly afternoons. For a burst of flavor, try steeping a bag of mint or almond tea in the mug along with the hot chocolate.

Delicious served immediately or the following day -- if it lasts that long.

Rich, crispy puff pastry makes an elegant wrapper for cocktail franks, and the easy sauce of cranberry and Dijon mustard is a wonderful seasonal accompaniment.

We're not supposed to have a favorite, but in our series of dairy-free "nice creams," this peach and banana combo, rich with both almond butter and almondmilk, might just be the standout, especially when summer peaches are extra sweet!

This generous batch of pilaf-style whole grains and braised greens, features a blend of white and red quinoa, millet and buckwheat. You can vary the flavor by serving it with hot sauce, grated parmesan or just lots of black pepper. Try it topped with a poached egg...

Pan-fried potstickers from the freezer are the shortcut to a super-tasty lunch or supper over dark, leafy greens seasoned with sesame oil, oranges and tamari. Serve with brown rice if you wish.

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The freshness of your ingredients — heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil — makes this simple salad divinely delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or as a light weekend lunch with rustic bread and wine.

Give these heart-shaped cookies to friends for Valentine's Day or cut them into different shapes and serve them throughout the year.

An alternative to dairy-based creamy pies, this vegan version combines the rich flavors of coffee and chocolate. Serve topped with non-dairy topping or ice cream, or a handful of fresh berries.

A wonderfully healthy alternative to the popular marshmallow-covered version of old. With cinnamon-flavored pecans and a subtle tang of citrus, it promises to be a new holiday favorite.

Enjoy this toothsome dessert filled with the delicate flavor of pears. We used applesauce and whole wheat pastry flour to moisten and add nutrients.

Popular as always, and with prepared sauce and a few extra hands, it is also quick and easy. Serve with a green salad, garlic bread and plenty of napkins!

Using both fresh pineapple and pineapple juice makes this smoothie a tropical dream. The addition of coconut milk makes for a rich, creamy drink, great for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Three kinds of olives join two varieties of bell peppers to create a flavorful dressing for baby salad greens. Top with grilled citrus salmon for a delicious light summer meal.

The flavors in these little hors d'oeuvres exhilarate the palate. Sharp cheddar and chili powder in the polenta, sweet onions in the barbecue sauce, and zesty limes in the avocado sauce come together in one lively bite. Serve these with drinks, or atop lettuce...

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