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Recipes

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.

The parsley in these treats makes them a secret breath freshener for your pooch; substitute dried mint for half of the parsley, if you like.

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Cheddar cheese and sweet cranberries complement each other nicely in these little muffins, bringing sharp, sweet and tart flavors together in a single bite. A basket of these mini muffins looks tempting on the holiday brunch table.

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

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.

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

Secret Ingredient: Chilean Sea Bass

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.

The nutty sweetness of butternut squash combined with sautéed shallots and almond butter makes a delicious and surprising topping for crostini. For a festive touch, top with toasted almonds. Substitute other winter squash, if you like.

The marinade for this flavorful chicken comes together quickly in a blender or processor. While the chicken marinates, you have time to make salads and other accompaniments for the meal. You'll want to make this no-fuss dish a regular feature at your summer...

Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled, if you like. Spoon into avocado halves and serve with whole wheat crackers for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

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