Curried Broccoli and Chickpea Sauté

While I love blasting broccoli in a 425-degree oven to concentrate flavors and crisp the edges, stovetop pan searing and braising adds a new dimension to broccoli while keeping the kitchen cooler during the summer heat. You can put this dish together in 30...
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Creamy Rosemary-Chive Cashew Spread

Nutritious breakfast spread options are typically limited to vegan buttery spread and traditional nut butters. I am also a fan of mashing fresh avocado on toast. Here is another savory topping to add to the mix that provides you with nearly a half serving...
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Pear, Apple and Grape Salad with Thyme and Walnuts

While lush summer berries and melons are frequently enjoyed as fruit salad, it is a mystery to me why seasonal fall fruits don’t get the same treatment. I’m trying to change that by tempting you with this salad made of the season’s bounty, including...
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Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Ranch dressing….what’s not to love? The complex blend of herbs, spices and salt. The acidic tang of buttermilk. Its versatility on vegetable crudités, French fries, and dare I mention bad pizza crust? But the downside: 2 tablespoons delivers 145 calories, 13% of the Daily...
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Crunchy Cilantro-Lime Hummus Tacos

My husband actually raved about these vegan tacos! He didn’t ask for a side of chicken sausage or even sprinkle on cheese. He just happily ate (devoured) them, as I did: slathered with taco sauce and filled with mixed greens. The recipe yields tacos that are...
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Tepary Bean Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Cumin & Lemon Vinaigrette

How to Cook Tepary Beans I recently discovered tepary beans – the only legume native to Arizona, from the Southern region – while attending the Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection. Tepary beans commonly come in brown and white varieties and one serving boasts 9 grams...
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Banana Coconut Cream Bars with Almond Crust

A couple of months ago, I was trying out a gluten-free diet, which I am no longer on. I was “jonesing” for something crusty, carby and sweet, and I couldn’t get banana cream pie off my mind, so I came up with this dessert....
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Spring Sugar Snap Pea Shooters

 Puree makes eating veggies a snap It can be so tempting to skip vegetables at lunch. Maybe you have healthy pasta dinner leftovers, but no vegetables to serve on the side. That batch of chicken breasts that you grilled to last all week is protein-packed,...
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