Vegan Sour Cream

Vegan Sour Cream
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There are two tricks to great vegan sour cream. First: if you’re intending to eat vegan regularly, consider investing in a powerful blender to ensure the smoothest possible puree. Second: Find out the best place to source nutritional yeast–the flavor is phenomenal.  

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Salt-Free Ras el Hanout

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Slightly sweet, lightly spicy, and richly complex, ras el hanout is the spice blend at the heart of Moroccan cooking. While spice blends don’t offer enough calories per serving to rate for better or for worse, this blend deliberately leaves out the salt to make it easier for you to adjust the sodium levels in […]

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Chimichurri Dressing

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Chimichurri is a sauce that is traditionally served with meat. You can certainly use this sauce with your favorite cuts of meat, but it truly shines as a dressing for roasted vegetables or even your favorite cold salad.  

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Chocolate Avocado Frosting
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Frosting is an easy menu item to remove to cut back on the sugar impact from dessert, but let’s face it: sometimes you just want frosting. On a cupcake or on a spoon, it’s a pleasure. This nutritious variation on chocolate frosting can be tweaked with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to fit whatever you’re […]

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus
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This good-sized batch of hummus is the perfect appetizer for a fall or holiday gathering. Serve with sliced apples and whole-grain crackers.

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Walnut Lentil Dip

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Lentils are a nutritious food that easily picks up lots of flavor, making them a great option for a tasty and flexible dip. Play around with herbs and spices to give this basic dip your own spin.  

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Asparagus Pesto

Asparagus Pesto
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Did you know that pesto can be made not only with just about any green, but with a wide variety of vegetables? Asparagus is the superstar in this recipe, and just like any other pesto, you can make it last longer by freezing it.

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
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Rich as frosting, this is a spread best savored as a treat in small servings. While similar to Nutella, this spread has a darker chocolate taste with notes of brown sugar.

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