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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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Dairy-Free Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

I like mashed potatoes as much as the next person, but since I no longer add unhealthy fats to my foods, I have looked for other ways to make my mashed potatoes creamy. Adding vegetables like parsnips is one of my favorite ways. They look like a white carrot but have a mild tang to them that elevates an otherwise plain potato. If you don’t like parsnips, carrots or other root vegetables work just as well.

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Rosemary Flatbread

There are so many different kinds of flatbread from cultures around the world. But this is my favorite version of all. It uses the gluten-free grain amaranth, which is rich in protein and micronutrients and also associated with many health benefits. If this is your first time using amaranth, I think you're about to become obsessed.

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Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is a fantastic way to welcome fall. And using ramekins means you don’t need to bake a whole loaf! Made with warm spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove—this classic autumn treat bakes up perfectly moist and flavorful.

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Mediterranean Coleslaw

This healthy slaw makes a great side to many different dishes. Make sure to use a mandoline slicer to thinly shave the vegetables. It gives the slaw an irresistible, pleasantly light texture.

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Za’atar Roasted Chickpeas

Za’atar seasoning is a blend of herbs and toasted sesame seeds typically associated with Middle Eastern cuisine. In this dish, it combines really well with the Cajun seasoning to give the roasted chickpeas a flavor profile that is savory and slightly spicy.

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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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Texas Caviar

This is a wonderful summer salad that’s full of fresh garden flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients. The jalapeño peppers give it a little kick that pairs deliciously with the earthy sweetness of the black-eyed peas.

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Blueberry Chickpea Salad

Blueberries are nature’s candy, except their sweetness is all natural and they’re brimming with antioxidants and other nutrients. In this salad, they add a burst of freshness that’s perfect for the summer months!

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Oven “Fried” Tofu

This is a super easy and delicious way to bake tofu. Tossing the tofu cubes in almond meal and nutritional yeast before baking gives them a crispier texture, as well as a slightly nutty flavor. It’s a delicious addition to almost any dish that you would usually eat with tofu.

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Curried Rice Salad

The sweetness of the currants contrasts well with the lively curry flavor. If you don’t have currants, use raisins or any other dried fruit. Serve this salad on a bed of greens—such as spinach, arugula, or field greens—for a nice lunch.

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Tempeh With Ginger Marinade

The secret to making a really good marinade is finding the right balance between sweet, savory, and acidic elements. In this dish, the brightness of the orange and the ginger work really well together, and adding the slightest bit of sweetener brings out their flavors even more.

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Mango Ceviche With Kale

Ceviche is a raw fish dish traditionally prepared in countries like Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile. This plant-based ceviche is an easy and refreshing recipe that is great during warmer months. Even with very few ingredients, its flavor is exquisite!

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Baked Falafel

The fresh herbs in this baked falafel add a bright flavor and an ever so slight bitterness that goes really well with the warmer, slightly sweet cumin. Enjoy with your favorite whole wheat pita bread and tzatziki sauce.

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Buckwheat Bread

Buckwheat bread is a delicious, super healthy, gluten-free alternative to your traditional loaf. Despite its name, “buckwheat” isn’t actually in the wheat family.

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