Broccoli and Cauliflower

Penne and Broccoli with Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Raisins

Broccoli in a seashell dish

This pasta dish is filled with a variety of delicious flavors and textures — tomatoes walnuts, as well as along with healthful broccoli. Broccoli is loaded with calcium and vitamin C and nutrient-rich walnuts are a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid.  more→

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Lemony Couscous with Broccoli

Couscous raw

This may be too light to serve as a meal’s centerpiece, but it’s perfect for pairing with a dish of equal heft, like a bean or legume dish, or a main dish salad. I’ve also enjoyed leftovers of this served cold in a wrap with shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes.

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Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ravioli

Tofu-filled ravioli are reminiscent of little dumplings in this veggie stir-fry. Using hoisin sauce to finish the dish adds a tasty glaze and just the right flavor kick to the mild ravioli.

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Pasta Twists with Cauliflower and Spinach

Whole wheat pasta

One evening not long ago, I had about one hour to make dinner for the family—and eat—between getting home from one activity and going out to another. I improvised based on what was in the fridge rather than following a recipe. This was the result; everyone liked this simple dish so much that I was compelled to compose a recipe for it, and have followed it many times since.

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Thai-Style Green Veggies with Coconut-Peanut Sauce

Steamed fresh veggies offer a nice change of pace from stir-fries. What makes this dish great is a rich and delectable peanut sauce.

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Fettuccine “Carbonara” with Broccoli

Vegan Fettuccine Carbonara with broccoli recipe

Carbonara refers to a pasta dish made with bacon. Here, a bacon substitute in the form of a delicious, smoky tempeh product is used to augment this Italian classic. It’s made even yummier with  lots of broccoli, and some optional asparagus more→

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Tempeh, Cauliflower, and Cashew Curry

Cauliflower on table

Even those who aren’t quite sold on tempeh will be enticed by this delectable, veggie-filled curry. Adapted from Vegetariana. more→

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Cauliflower and Vegan Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cauliflower and florets

For anyone coming in from the cold, this is a soothing treat. Cauliflower and potatoes are enveloped in a cheesy base—making this an ultimate comfort soup! more→

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