Healthy Eating Tips

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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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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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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7 Simple Meal-Planning Strategies for the Plant-Based Kitchen

Countertop food prep - quinoa and broccoli

Here are some of my tried-and-true meal-planning tips for making cooked-from-scratch meals a daily reality, even after the most exhausting days. You’ll find much more detail on how to accomplish all of these strategies, plus lots more of these kinds of tips in Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes by Nava Atlas, from which this was adapted (©2014, published by HarperOne, reprinted by permission). Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.  more→

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VegKitchen’s Top 5 Green Smoothies

Green velvet smoothie (kale, banana, and avocado)

Green Velvet Smoothie is a creamy, filling smoothie. Hemp seeds are optional, but they’re one of the best, most concentrated sources of Omega 3s—better (and tastier) than flaxseeds. Shown above, photo by Susan Voisin. more→

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VegKitchen’s Top 6 Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa, corn, and black bean salad

Considered a “superfood” for its superior nutritional profile, quinoa cooks in a mere 15 minutes, and its fluffy texture and nutty flavor and aroma make it extremely versatile. Here are VegKitchen’s most visited and best-loved quinoa recipes. more→

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