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Strawberries and watermelon have long been the perfect summer pair. In this light, vitamin-packed homemade cooler, we think they shine particularly bright.

Here's a simple, adaptable brine recipe that will give roasted turkey a terrific flavor base. This produces 1 gallon, which should be adequate to submerge a small turkey (up to 12 pounds) (or 2 chickens). Double the recipe for birds up to 20 pounds.

Topped with crisp bacon, green onions and sour cream, these baked sweet potato hors d’oeuvres could be crowned the champion of your next cocktail party. For best results, look for sweet potatoes that are long and thin, roughly 2 1/2 inches wide.

Nothing beats a big bowl of vibrantly flavored, veggie-packed soup for lunch or dinner, and preparing it in a slow cooker means you can make a big batch with minimal effort.

Citrus-honey soaked pineapple cubes, strawberries and bananas covered with shredded coconut, dusted with chocolate and served frozen on a stick. What a spectacular treat on a hot summer evening and proof that some desserts are as tasty as they are good for you.

This easy, hearty chicken stew is packed with fall flavors: apples, sweet potatoes and aromatic sage. Whole fennel seeds add depth to the stew and become mellow during slow cooking. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

Topped with buttery, crunchy bread crumbs and golden brown onions, this twist on green bean casserole calls for shiitake mushrooms. Substitute button mushrooms for half or all of the shiitakes, if you prefer.

Make a vegan pie crust by using solid coconut oil instead of butter or shortening. The method is the same, just make sure that there are no large chunks of coconut oil before adding water to bring the dough together.

These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal.

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Using canned lump crab meat makes this an affordable meal. Serve with a tossed salad or bowl of soup.

Cooked millet is a great breakfast alternative to oatmeal or cream of wheat. Here it's infused with cinnamon and cardamom and served with dates and sweet mandarin oranges.

Broccoli rabe (pronounced "robb") is a non-heading variety of broccoli with long, thin leafy stalks topped with small florets. Sometimes referred to as rapini, broccoli raab, or broccoli di rape, this Italian staple will fit right at home in your holiday kitchen....

Make a pitcher of this refreshing ginger drink to add some sparkle to your outdoor parties this summer.

Wrap this baby up with a pretty ribbon and say no more. Without the glaze, it toasts up nicely with morning coffee. Add the glaze and it suits afternoon tea to a tee!

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.

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

These vegan treats are perfect with a light spreading of fruit-sweetened raspberry jam instead of frosting.

There's nothing like a cup of icy cold gazpacho for a perfectly refreshing summer lunch on a blistering hot day. (Truthfully, we love gazpacho on lukewarm days too!) Flavorful tomatoes are key here--don't attempt this recipe with unripe tomatoes.

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