Sweet and Spiced Glazed Nuts

Glazed and spiced mixed nuts

Deliciously glazed and spiced nuts are a tasty finger food at special occasion, or as an everyday snack. Use any combination of your favorite nuts — peanuts, almond, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, etc. more→

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Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Tahini Sauce

Stuffed Sweet Potato with Black Beans and Avocado from Christina Cavanaugh

Loaded with cumin-scented black beans, fresh sprouts, avocado and topped with a chipotle lime tahini sauce, this is a Meatless Monday (or any day) meal that’s packed with flavor and nourishing ingredients. Recipe and photos contributed by Cristina Cavanaugh, from Begin Within Nutrition.  more→

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Vegan Stuffed Shells with Almond “Ricotta”

Stuffed Shells with Vegan Almond "Ricotta" from Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner

This quick and easy dish is a favorite in my cooking classes. Pasta stuffed with light and fluffy Almond Ricotta and liberally doused with marinara sauce is a truly satisfying entrée. Although this recipe calls for large pasta shells, feel free to substitute other large stuff able shapes, such as manicotti or cannelloni. Recipe and photo from Artisan Vegan Cheese* by Miyoko Schinner, © 2012 Book Publishing Company, reprinted by permission.  more→

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Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds in a spoon and in a jar

These snacks are a lot like candy, but their sweetness comes from dates, which are high in iron and fiber, unlike refined sugar. The bars will need to be refrigerated to firm up the chocolate, but after that, they’re good to go. Take them with you hiking, camping, or on a road trip. Be sure to also keep some at home for a wholesome, handy snack. Recipe adapted from Extraordinary Vegan* © 2013 by Alan Roettinger, reprinted with permission of Book Publishing Company.  more→

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