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Recipes » Main Dish

Pasta Puttanesca

This whole food, plant-based vegan pasta puttanesca is prepared without oil. It is a flavorful and nutritious dish, perfect for those looking for a healthy, low-fat meal. The recipe is easy to prepare and features a tangy herb-infused sauce that you can adjust to delight your taste buds.

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Seaside Lime Tacos

The ever-popular California fish taco has not been forgotten in my kitchen. The special components in this recipe are the artichokes and creamy lime dressing. We love these easy, fun plant-based tacos.

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BBQ Chickpea Pasta

With both chickpeas and pasta, this dish has a wholesome hardiness that’s hard to beat. It’s also super easy to prepare—you’ll be enjoying its rich barbecue deliciousness within half an hour! And make sure not to skip the nutritional yeast, which gives it a touch of nuttiness.

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Spicy Chickpea Burgers

You can make burgers from almost any bean, but I always have chickpeas and black beans on hand. This burger is a great alternative to the usual black bean burger found on the menu of almost every restaurant I visit. It is full of flavor and easy to prepare.

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Chickpeas and Vegetables with Mediterranean Spices

Cinnamon, coriander, and saffron are classic flavors in parts of the Mediterranean. And while a lot of stews can take hours to prepare, this one takes less than 30 minutes and doesn’t sacrifice any of that great flavor. Serve over couscous, brown rice, or whatever grain you have on hand.

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Quinoa-Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes

This is one of those end-of-summer dishes that you can serve to awe your guests, but it’s just as great when you’re eating alone. Sometimes I make the filling by itself and eat it in tortillas.

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Autumn Harvest Plant-Based Shepherd’s Pie

Classic shepherd's pie is made with some sort of meat base topped with mashed potatoes and baked golden brown. It’s as attractive as it is tasty, making it the perfect holiday meal. This version uses the best produce of the season, for an alternative that is tasty, filling, and very healthy.

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Stuffed Poblano Pepper Christmas Trees

Poblano peppers are part of many Mexican dishes. Usually, poblano peppers are roasted to bring out their flavor. They are spicy, but not as spicy as other peppers like habanero and serrano peppers. Sometimes they are hot and sometimes they are not; you won’t find out until you eat them. If you are up for this surprise, I invite you to taste this version of chiles rellenos.

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Puerto Rican Rice With Pigeon Peas

Rice with pigeon peas is the most popular dish in Puerto Rico, particularly at Christmas. There are many variations on this traditional recipe, but most are made with lots of fat and pork. This healthy version uses brown rice and contains no oil or processed products. The fresh sofrito gives it a delicious touch! This rice contains all the traditional flavors without the cholesterol.

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Pumpkin Polenta

The best thing about polenta is that it pairs well with pretty much anything you put in it, around it, or on top of it. The addition of pumpkin and spice to this polenta is a tad non-traditional, but it’s incredible just the same. The roasted Brussels sprouts topping adds depth, texture, and a rustic flare and flavor.

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Vegan Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

This satisfying salad has it all—crispy, crunchy, and creamy. Instead of the traditional Cobb salad toppings (bacon, chicken, blue cheese, and hard-boiled eggs), this plant-based version has protein-rich Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas, BBQ Tempeh, and steamed quinoa. Make one large bowl of this lovely salad, or enjoy smaller individual servings!

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Pineapple “Fried” Rice

The sweet, tangy pineapple brightens this fried rice dish, and serrano pepper brings the heat. It comes together especially fast if you keep a pot of cooked brown rice on hand in the refrigerator to use for stir-fries, wraps, and as a complement for bean dishes throughout the week.

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Peruvian Causa with Oyster Mushrooms

This recipe is inspired by the ingredients of the traditional Peruvian causa, which is often made with lemon, mayonnaise, and egg. The exquisitely seasoned oyster mushrooms that serve as the stuffing give this plant-based alternative a unique touch.

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Pasta Cacciatore

This pasta cacciatore has the wonderful flavors of the classic Italian dish—without meat. The spicy, chunky red sauce is packed with tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, red pepper, and onions.

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Mushroom Barbacoa Bowl

Barbacoa is a form of slow cooking meat over an open fire that supposedly originated in the Caribbean (although humans have been cooking this way since we discovered fire).

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Mexican Power Bowl

Power bowls are delicious, but they can also be nutritional powerhouses. They’re an uncomplicated, versatile, and highly customizable way to eat healthy food. This Mexican bowl is a wholesome fiesta of flavors.

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