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29 Delicious Ways To Eat More Pears

Pears are so underrated. Which is dumb, because they're so good I can PEARly stand it.

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Excuse me while I roll my eyes soooo hard at raisin bran. And banana nut. And–though it pains me so–blueberry, too.<p>In the friendliest of manners, of …

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 …

Chickpea and Broccoli Bowl with Tahini Sauce Recipe

<b>Chickpea:</b> We’ve got to stop meeting like this.<p><b>Quinoa:</b> Why, when we fit together so beautifully, your Rubenesque form nestled in my bed of tiny …

Sausage-Flavored Breakfast Beans and Grits Recipe

In my quest to eat breakfast more regularly, I’ve discovered two things about myself: fruit-heavy breakfasts don’t really satisfy me and carb-heavy …

Spaghetti Squash Pesto Lasagna

Right before I went vegan, I made the best lasagna I had ever tasted. It was called Pesto Lasagna, and it contained eggs and three kinds of cheese. …

Jalapeño-Orange Cranberry Sauce or Salsa

I’ve learned over the years not to tamper with a family favorite recipe if I want our daughter to eat it. She wants her lasagna to taste like lasagna</i> …

8 Homemade Veggie Burger Recipes

As sad as we are that summer is coming to a close, we’re super excited that Labor Day affords us one more long weekend to grill (and chill) out before cooler temps take over. If you’re hosting a backyard gathering this weekend, we’re guessing that burgers and dogs are at the top of your shopping …

Healthy, Insanely Good Cheesecake

A decadent dessert that doesn't break the calorie bank<p>When people hear the words “vegan dessert” they typically think one of two things: “Ew” or “Oh, that must be healthy!” The truth is, most of the time, neither of these accurate.Removing eggs and dairy from a baked good doesn’t remove the flavor. …

5 New Ways to Use Avocado

Avocados aren't just delicious—they're brimming with health benefits. For starters, they’re high in potassium (half an avocado contains 487 milligrams, more than you’ll find in a medium banana), which can help lower blood pressure. Their healthy fats (the monounsaturated kind) can help fight high …

Chocolate-Avocado Vegan Cupcakes

Joy Wilson, aka "Joy the Baker", came up with this vegan delight in her new cookbook, <i>Joy the Baker Cookbook</i>. It's such an ingenious recipe that it will even fool the most committed carnivore (<i>me</i>) into believing it includes butter and eggs.<p>Why?<p>"Avocado is like a secret weapon when it comes to …

5 Ways to Eat More Kale

Kale is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The leafy green is very low in calories (36 calories per cup) and is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K. It's also a good source of fiber and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron.Problem is, kale isn't the sexiest veggie …

Why You Should Try Black Tomatoes

What makes dark-colored tomatoes so special? Chowhounds explain why so-called black tomatoes, ranging in color from brown to purple, are worth …