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Smoky Bean Chili
What We're Cooking This Weekend: Smoky Three-Bean Chili Serves 10-15 INGREDIENTS: 2 red bell peppers, diced 1 large yellow onion, diced 25 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp garlic powder ½ Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp black pepper 1 ½ Tbsp Liquid Smoke 1 (25-oz) can crushed tomatoes 12-oz light beer 2 cups vegetab
Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad
Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad WHY WE LOVE IT: Caesar is a salad that's long been misunderstood. It was not named for an emperor, but for a restauranteur named Caesar Cardini, from Tijuana Mexico. Equally flummoxing is that it is often as fattening and caloric as most steak dinners. But delicious...
Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Fajitas
Why it's healthier: Yellow squash is rich in manganese, which strengthens bones and helps the body process fats and carbs. Healthy ingredients: Vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Fajitas Why we love it: Load up on veggies like peppers and mushrooms, and healthy carbs like brown rice and b
Roasted Vegetable Orzo
Roasted Vegetable Orzo Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup orzo uncooked 1 orange bell pepper core and ribs removed, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper core and ribs removed, chopped 1 red bell pepper core and ribs removed, chopped 2 zucchinis chopped 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes 1 cup of kalamata olives 8 garlic cloves whole 2 lemons 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 ½ tablespoons Italian seasoning Salt and pepper to ta
7-Layer Vegan Taco Bowl with Vegan Cheese
7-Layer Vegan Taco Bowl Makes 4 bowls INGREDIENTS: For the bowl: 2 heads romaine, chopped 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup sliced black olives 1-2 avocados chopped lime wedges (optional) For the Pico de Gallo 2 ounces of Vegan Cheddar Cheese 1/2 large onion chopped 4 Roma tomatoes chopped 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 limes juiced salt to taste For the Chipotle Cheez Sauce 3/4 cup cas
Creamy Pasta & Broccoli Bake
Why it's healthier: Broccoli is one of the only dark veggies that have calcium. It also is full of vitamins and antioxidants, including a disease-fighting agent that boosts immunity even as it helps take the stress off your organs. Healthy ingredients: Iron, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin Creamy Pasta & Broccoli Bake Serves 8 Ingredients 16-oz penne (or other tubula
Vegetable Hummus Stack
Vegetable Hummus Stack Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup Olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 2 Portabello mushrooms, gills removed and cleaned 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeds removed 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, halved and seeds removed 1 head of cauliflower, sliced into thick slabs 1 tomato, cut into 4 thick slices 1 zucchini, cut on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices ½ cup of hummus (store-bo
Creamy Roasted Garlic & Tomato Baked Gnocchi
Creamy Roasted Garlic & Tomato Baked Gnocchi Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS: For the Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce: 12 cloves garlic, peeled (Buy pre-peeled to save time.) 1 cup vegetable broth (such as Imagine No-Chicken Broth) 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews (soak overnight if not using a high-speed blender) 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast Salt and pepper, to taste Shredded Violife Mozzarella Shreds For the C
Pinto Bean & Salsa Verde Tostadas
Pinto Bean & Salsa Verde Tostadas Why We Love It: Beans are full of protein and fiber, and when you create this classic Mexican dish, you'll swear it's as good as the original and won't miss the meat. The secret sauce is the jarred Salsa Verde from Trader Joe’s (it’s the best!). With layers ...
Artichokes & Chickpeas with Tomatoes in White Wine Sauce
Artichokes & Chickpeas with Tomatoes in White Wine Sauce Serves 4 Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 5 shallots, thinly sliced 1 tsp kosher salt 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup dry white wine 3 cups yellow cherry tomatoes 1 15-oz can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced in half 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 1/4 tsp black pepper Crusty br