Banana Bread

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For the best results, make your own flaxseed meal from seeds that are either fresh or have been stored in the freezer in an airtight container. If you have a coffee grinder dedicated to spices, it will produce a nice, fine meal for your vegan “egg” substitute.  

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pinwheels

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These pinwheels are a fantastic way to serve wraps for kids, or to create a nice appetizer at a party. If what you’re after is a simple, delicious wrap for your own lunch, just skip the slicing and tuck the wrap into a sandwich container to go.

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Hummus Masabacha

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Hummus masabacha is, at its heart, just hummus with some whole chickpeas in it. The trick to really fantastic hummus masabacha is to start from scratch and infuse those chickpeas with tons of flavor by cooking them yourself. It’s slow: they need time to get thoroughly tender, but the effort is well worth the end […]

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Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms

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Mushrooms compete with meat for satiety, making them a brilliant choice for vegetarian main courses or sides to cut down on the meat on your plate.  

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Cranberry Spice No-Knead Bread

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If you have not gotten on board the no-knead bread train yet, hop aboard, Cassidy. It’s gorgeous. Crackly, chewy, fragrant, yeasty goodness and it won’t take up more than 10-15 minutes of your day. That being said, it’s a unique beasty, and the rules vary a bit, so we tested the stuffing out of this […]

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Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters

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The red onion jam used to top the fritters in this recipe is a delightful condiment for many things, but on these simple fritters, it will make you believe in zucchini again. The chickpea flour used here is a wonderful ingredient to play with and is probably available near the Indian foods section in your […]

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Smoked Almond Granola Bars

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Keeping the sodium level in this recipe for savory snack bars low is dependent on choosing unsalted smoked almonds. If you can’t find them, choose plain, unsalted almonds instead and be sure to include the liquid smoke, which can be found with the spices.  

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Pita Bread

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Can you buy pita at the store? Of course. Do they take some time and effort? Naturally. Then is it really worth the hassle of making them fresh? You betcha. Truly fresh pita bread is a beast entirely unlike anything you can buy in the store, and as breads go, it’s one of the easiest […]

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