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Crackers and Dips: More than Fifty Homemade Snacks - Cookbook Review

<i>Ritzy Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – Photo by Jen Altman</i><p>There is much to be said for a good single-subject cookbook. As much as I value my …

SUMMER PEACH TART

I catered a small dinner party last weekend. Some things I knew would turn out - a couple dressings and sauces were a shot in the dark, but I was …

Virgin Sangria

Roasted Okra Masala Recipe

<i>Tender, young okra are roasted and then combined with a spicy Indian masala for an excellent vegan side dish.</i><p>Next to vine-ripened tomatoes, the …

Traditional Falafel

25<p>SHARES<p>The most time-consuming step in this recipe is soaking the chickpeas for 24 hours. After that, the falafel balls come together quickly and …

Cheesecake Fruit Wraps

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>When fresh fruit and cream cheese get rolled together in a tortilla, the result tastes a lot like cheesecake. Use whatever fruit you …

Super Veggie Lentil Taco “Meat”

Related Recipes<p>Demi-glace is a classic French brown sauce with hundreds of uses. Leftover demi-glace can be spooned over egg or roasted-vegetable …

Healthy Eating

Bittersweet Blackberry Brownies

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.<p>2. Place blackberries in saucepan, cover, and cook 5 minutes over medium …

Raspberry-Basil Cobbler with Fresh Corn Biscuits

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.<p>2. To make Filling: Combine raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, and …

Pineapple-Lime Smoothie

535<p>SHARES<p>This smoothie promotes a healthy immune and digestive system. The mixture of ginger, mint, chia and pineapple give a nice flavor to a …

Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie

366<p>SHARES<p>Ramp up your vitamin and mineral intake with only 28 calories when you add baby spinach to this lightly sweet fruit …

Fruity Peanut Butter Wrap

These sandwich cookies are held together by a rich (and ridiculously easy) chocolate filling. <i>...read more</i><p>Let the high-protein version sit for a bit, …

Warm Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto Vinaigrette Recipe

I think we all make “clean out the fridge” dishes from time to time. Maybe you just got home from a long day at work without having had time to shop, …

Fried Pita Bread with Fava Beans and Zucchini – Recipe

<i>Fried Pita Bread with Fava Beans and Zucchini</i>Good pita bread (usually from Basson Bakery) is a staple in our house, which sometimes means we end up …

Healthy Late-Night Snacks

720<p>SHARES<p>I love snacking late at night. I think it gives me comfort when I really should be asleep in bed.<p>Despite being a late-night snacker, a trait …

Cumin-Infused Vegetables and Chickpeas over Quinoa

One of my family’s stand-by meals is the Vegetable Couscous from Jeanne Lemlin’s Quick Vegetarian Pleasures. I’ve mentioned before that I have a …

PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS

Preheat the oven to 350'. Toast the oats on a baking sheet for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.<p>In a large mixing bowl, combine the crisp …

Creamy Spinach Soup with Paneer Croutons

8<p>SHARES<p>Paneer, a mild Indian cheese, tops this tasty soup. If you can’t find paneer, substitute cubed fresh mozzarella or tofu.<p>4Servings<p>Ingredients<p>2 …

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

13<p>SHARES<p>Serve these crispy cutlets with steamed greens. The bright citrus sauce also works as a tasty topping for roasted …

Southwestern Quinoa with Black Beans and Toasted Pecans

Related Recipes<p>This easy, one-skillet supper gets its Southwestern kick from prepared picante sauce and pickled jalapeños. Adjust the heat of the …

Dried Fruit Compote in Spiced Zinfandel Syrup

This ruby-hued dessert makes a refreshing finish to a rich meal. Enjoy it cold in dessert bowls, spooned over ice cream, or as a topping for Spiced …

Mocha Cream Tartlets

1. To make Cream: Whisk together coconut milk, syrup, vanilla, cocoa, agar flakes, and espresso powder in small saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat …

Morning Muffins with Quinoa and Flax

1. Combine quinoa, buttermilk, and flaxseed meal in medium bowl. Let stand 30 minutes.<p>2. Place raisins in heat-proof bowl, and cover with boiling …

Cashew Ambrosia Salad

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