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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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Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available in the Whole Foods Market Family of Brands.

This recipe is perfect for teaching young children how to cook. You can do the cutting then help the kids do the rest. (Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after handling raw chicken!)

Secret Ingredient: Chilean Sea Bass

To parboil the potatoes, put them into a small pot, cover with 2 inches of salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are just tender, but not completely cooked through since you'll finish them on the grill.

Cranberries and pecans, two symbols of the fall harvest, work beautifully in these rich shortbread cookies. Serve them with strong black tea or coffee for an afternoon treat.

Frozen strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are perfect in this simple baked crisp. Use equal parts frozen berries and pitted cherries for delicious results, too.

Chocolate coupled with salt makes a tasty revelation. The rich, complex mineral flavor of pink salt crystals turns truffles into an even more sophisticated treat. Offer these chocolates as gifts this season.

Paired with a fresh green salad, this pasta makes a meal in less than 20 minutes. Feel free to substitute grilled wild caught salmon, available fresh in the summer months.

Banana Sundaes for breakfast? Well, it might not be exactly what you had in mind, but this power-packed "sundae" comes loaded with nuts and seeds for a filling and very yummy breakfast.

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