Kale and Cucumber Salad with Avocado-Tahini Dressing

Kale and Cucumber Salad with Avocado-Tahini Dressing

Massaged kale served simply with cucumbers, carrots, and a luscious dressing of avocado and tahini is an incredible treat. It’s fantastic as a lighter and more refreshing kale salad to serve in warmer weather, though you can enjoy this any time of year. Adapted from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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7 Fresh Summer Desserts You Can Make in Minutes

Skillet peach crumble

If your sweet tooth is craving something yummy, you’ll love these 7 desserts that highlight summer’s lush seasonal fruits. They’re all flavor, with no added guilt! Skillet Peach Crisp, above, is a great way to highlight delicious summer peaches. This quick dessert can be enjoyed shortly after you make it — no baking or chilling required! more→

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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Vegan

Veggie beet and carrot burgers with avocado

Save the cows. Eat more beans. No, you can’t have eggs! If you’re like me, I’m sure that you’ve heard the different taglines and watched all of the movies about how great it is to be a vegan. As a vegan who has enjoyed a plant-based diet for over three years, I can easily admit that it has been one of the most fulfilling decisions that I have ever made while also proving to be among the most difficult. more→

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Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, July 25-29, 2016

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

After waiting all winter and spring for summer to return, I have to admit that this is the point of the season when I start longing for fall. I know, we’re supposed to live in the moment, but I just can’t make peace with heat. As the saying goes, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” and I’m taking that to heart this week by presenting meals that require little or no heat. Shown above, Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread can be a filling for pita bread, whole-grain bread or wraps layered over lettuce and tomatoes. This is great served with any kind of potato salad as shown (or an easy slaw for a no-heat option) and a simple fruit medley. more→

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