Easy Zucchini and Tomato Bake

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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.

Don't hesitate to use a prepared pie crust to make this dark chocolate-laden pecan pie. Or if you have a bit of extra time on your hands, make your own Simple Pie Crust.

This salad showcases cool-season ingredients such as kale, endive, lemons and mandarins. Garnish it with pomegranate seeds or toasted pumpkin seeds if you like.

Toss with cubes of tofu or diced turkey just before serving, if you like.

Crisp and refreshing, this cocktail made with fresh pineapple, rosemary, sparking wine and ginger ale is soon to be your go-to holiday drink. To release its fragrance, gently crush a rosemary sprig in your palm to garnish each glass.

This light and fresh, no-cook appetizer can also be served in small romaine leaves or lettuce cups.

Turn the classic kids' sandwich into whole wheat muffins with a sweet center. We love these muffins with standard grape jelly and strawberry jam, but try plum and rhubarb, too. For a nut-free version, swap peanut butter for sunflower seed butter.

Warm fall spices and slightly sweet sherry vinegar coat this delicious mixture of cubed sweet potatoes and pears. The flavors of this healthy side dish will complement any holiday roast.

Creamy, delicately spiced and garnished with a red grape, this is a quick and festive, last-minute appetizer, but it's even better when you make the crab mixture a day ahead.

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The kabocha squash, with its striking jade green rind, makes soup preparation a snap since there's no need to peel the skin. Serve with a thick slice of crusty bread for a warm, satisfying meal.

This simple mixture of tofu, spices, garlic and black beans makes a robust filling for tacos. Pack leftovers to assemble tacos for lunch.

Tart lemon, nutty walnuts and sesame seeds, rich coconut and smooth, sweet dates come together to make these delightfully tangy treats.

In this recipe for a satisfying fall and winter stew, the parsley, thyme and bay leaves are tied into a bundle for easy removal from the pot later. Use this same method to flavor stocks and soups, too.

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.

This classic and versatile recipe is a perfect once-a-week meal. Serve the tender chicken along with the root vegetables and flavorful broth. Any leftover broth can be used within a few days or frozen to make stews, soups or sauces.

A hand-crafted dressing of ginger, miso, tahini (sesame paste) and lemon adds a creamy balance to organic baby spinach, mizuna, red and green Chard and red mustard greens. Tangy daikon radish, sweet carrots and crisp scallions complete this Asian delight.

Grilling summer vegetables gives them a smoky sophistication we don't often associate with zucchini and yellow squash. Pile the veggies on top of crisp whole wheat tortillas for an easy seasonal feast.

If there's one dish that best defines the spirit of simple, classic Italian cooking it might just be bruschetta. Slices of rustic bread are lightly brushed with olive oil and garlic after being toasted over an open fire.

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