Shana Paluba

6 Satisfying Eggplant Recipes

Baked eggplant stacks with tofu ricotta

Baked Eggplant Stacks with Cashew Ricotta just need a colorful salad and fresh whole grain bread (or a simple pasta or grain dish) for a fantastic meal. Make sure to start soaking the cashews and pine nuts for the “ricotta” well ahead of time.
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8 Delectable Vegan Mushroom Recipes

Lentil and mushroom Shepherd's pie recipe

There are no words to describe this Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie other than as a deep dish of absolute comfort. It’s a bit of a project, but not difficult, and definitely worth it for a special occasion meal.
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8 Delectable and Healthy Vegan Muffins

Vegan orange-chocolate chip muffins

These pretty streusel-topped Double-Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins are not only delectable, but contain a dose of Vitamin C from fresh orange juice as well as concentrated orange juice. The concentrate also contributes sweetness as well as color. 

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6 Easy and Healthy Raw or Unbaked Desserts

Unbaked brownies

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these Unbaked Fudgy Brownies, rich with nuts and sweetened with dates. They’re flourless, gluten-free, and altogether rich and yummy. 
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7 Easy and Flavorful Southwestern Vegan Dishes

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Chilaquiles (Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole)  is a classic Southwestern casserole that layers soft corn tortillas with beans and cheese (vegan in this case). Adding zucchini and chiles adds to the lively flavors. This makes for a nice change-of-pace holiday main dish, but this is also easy enough to make for weeknight meals. 
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7 Hearty Vegan Pasta Dishes

pesto pasta with potatoes and green beans

Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans is a classic rustic Italian combination. It may seem odd to combine pasta and potatoes, but it does work well, and is extra hearty. It’s carb heaven, maybe, but still healthy, especially if you use whole-grain pasta.
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Sesame Seeds: Ways to Use and Health Benefits

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Sesame seeds are worth much more than their weight, both in nutritional benefits and in culinary properties. The flavor of sesame seeds is mild and nutty. It greatly intensifies when they are expressed into oil or are ground into a paste (known as tahini) or into a butter. more→

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5 Vegan Potluck Dishes Everyone Will Love

Tricolor pasta vegetable salad reciipe

Multicolored Pasta Salad for a Crowd is a veggie-filled pasta salad that’s always a crowd-pleaser. Broccoli, carrots, yellow squash, and briny olives and dried tomatoes make this a most colorful dish. This is a great choice as a vegan potluck recipe for warm weather occasions. 
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