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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White Bean Blondies

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These flourless blondies are sweetened with date paste to add more fiber and nutrients to this sweet snack. Play around with the flavor profile by changing out the types of nuts, or swap the chocolate chips for juice-sweetened dried fruit.  

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Asparagus Omelette

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Gruyere cheese has a strong flavor that works well with the first peas and asparagus stalks of spring. Be sure to choose the thin, young asparagus stalks, as these will be the most tender.  

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Sweet Potato Tapas

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Tender sweet potato slices topped with cranberry-celery chutney are the perfect evocation of Thanksgiving no matter what the season. For a stronger taste of the holidays, play around with a bit of chopped apple or your favorite poultry seasoning to give this simple dish your own flair.  

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Warm Hummus Flatbreads

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You will love this variation on pizza any night of the week. If you’re looking for something fun and different to throw on the grill, this recipe is perfect! Cook the veggies in a cast-iron skillet and use the grill instead of the oven to toast your breads and melt the cheese.

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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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Vegetarian eating doesn’t have to be short on flavor, and these burgers are the proof in the pudding. They use cooked sweet potato as a binder, so plan them for the day after you’re making sweet potato and cook an extra so you can use leftovers to save time.

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Strawberry Cucumber Salad

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There’s only one word for this perfect summer salad: refreshing. Crispy, cool fruits and veggies are topped with an herbed vinaigrette that’s like a gift from the garden on a hot day.

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Zippy Zucchini Dip

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A little heat is a great way to bring flavor to simple ingredients without excessive amounts of salt. Serve this lightly cheesy dip with your favorite whole-grain crackers.

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