Shana Paluba

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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5 Warming Ways to Cook with Kale

Spicy Thai Braised Kale And Tofu recipe from Eat to live cookbook by Joel Fuhrman

Kale, tofu, and peanut butter join forces in Spicy Braised Kale and Tofu to create a tasty, nutrition-packed dish. Serve with brown rice or quinoa and a colorful salad for a great weeknight meal. Recipe above by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. more→

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5 Delicious and Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Desserts

banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting

In these Banana-Scented Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting, the banana helps add stability and moistness, so don’t leave it out to make a vanilla-only cake. It is such a subtle flavor that is most lovely, and the cake is fluffy and moist, perfect for any special occasion. 
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5 Fresh and Tasty Ways to Enjoy Apples

Skillet apple-berry crumble

Skillet Berry-Apple Crumble is a way to enjoy apples and berries, minus the 30 minute baking time usually required. The twist here is that it’s made on the stovetop rather than baked in the oven. Photo above by Susan Voisin. more→

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