Healthy Kitchen

5 Great Raw Kale Salads

Southwestern kale salad recipe

Kale, corn, avocado, and tomatoes add up to a seriously delicious salad. With the optional beans, this Southwestern-Flavored Kale Salad makes a fantastic main dish salad. Without the added beans, it’s a great companion to tortilla specialties containing beans—burritos, enchiladas, and the like. 

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Chocolate Chia Pudding with Blackberries or Blueberries

Chia Pudding with blackberries

Chia pudding tastes great with a hint of chocolate, and fresh summer blackberries or blueberries dress it up. Serve this as a snack, dessert, or for breakfast.

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5 Delicious and Easy Vegan Dips

Green pea, parsley, and pistachio dip

This Green Pea, Parsley, and Pistachio Dip is great served with brightly colored vegetables—baby carrots, sliced red bell peppers, rounds of yellow squash, and thin wedges of raw sweet potato. You can also add fresh or crisp breads or stone-ground tortilla chips to the mix. 
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5 Ways to Use Up Lots of Tomatoes

Homemade marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes

When tomatoes are at their peak of flavor and abundance, this Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce is the perfect thing to make. I’m quite on board with prepared, organic marinara sauces in general, but there’s really no comparison with making it from scratch with ripe tomatoes.

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5 Delicious Recipes for Using Beets

Vegan beet burgers

These Beet Burgers are all the rage in the vegan world. The red color is absolutely gorgeous! Serve as you would any other kind of burger — on buns or in pita bread, with your favorite fixings. more→

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6 Fantastic Vegan Pasta Salads for Summer

israeli couscous salad

Israeli couscous is one fun little pasta. It’s round and quick-cooking, and has a very pleasant mouth feel. Combined with herbs, raw veggies, and lush stone fruit, this Israeli Couscous Summer Pilaf is a light and refreshing foil to grilled foods or well-seasoned plant-based protein dishes. 
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Unbaked Peach-Berry Crumble

Unbaked vegan peach and raspberry crumble

When you want a lovely summer dessert but don’t feel like fussing (or baking) this unbaked peach-berry crumble just the thing. I particularly like this with raspberries, if they’re available. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Photos by Susan Voisin.

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5 Easy Ways to Use Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes and basil

When tomato season is in full swing, even the most devoted tomato aficionados might say “enough is enough!” when they run out of ideas. Here are five easy, recipe-free ways to enjoy tomatoes when they are at their flavorful best:

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