Elizabeth Shah is a writer, vegan and recovering type “A.” She lives with her husband, Hemant in Madison, Wisconsin with their Toy Fox Terrier, Maisy. (Elizabeth develops the recipes and writes, Hemant takes the photos, and Maisy’s the resident taste-tester and kitchen supervisor.) Healthy Midwestern Girl is a food blog dedicated to sharing whole food, plant-based and healthy vegan recipes. Elizabeth has 30+ years of cooking experience and creates flavorful, healthy food that just about anyone can enjoy. Visit her blog at healthymidwesterngirl.com.

Oil-Free Baba Ganoush
Oil-Free Baba Ganoush

If you’re like most plant-based Epicureans, you probably have a thing for hummus. I do! But there are plenty of other Mediterranean dips that are just as wonderful. This oil-free baba ganoush is a thick & creamy roasted eggplant dip that’s the perfect accompaniment to sliced raw veggies.

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