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Vegetarian

  • All Red and Ready-to-Go Pizza

    Put the flat bread spread with the toppings on a toaster oven tray and use the "top brown" setting. It's ready when the cheese bubbles, in three to five minutes.

  • Base for a Variation on Hummus

    Keep this on hand for a quick meal, or prepare in batches to give as gifts.

  • Beet-All Pasta Salad

    Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.

  • Black Bean Chili

    Each serving contains about 333 calories, 20 g protein, 2 g fat (5 percent calories from fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 63 g carbohydrates, 15 g fiber, and 204 mg sodium.

  • Blender Bean Dip

    Process the beans and spices in a blender, then refrigerate until ready to serve with baked corn chips or toasted whole-wheat pita triangles.

  • Blueberry Banana Smoothie

    Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.

  • Carrot Oat Bran Muffins

    Applesauce adds moistness without fat. A non-nutritive sweetener also cuts the calories.

  • Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins

    These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.

  • Garlic Walnut Sauce

    This is a great sauce for meat, fish, fowl, or pasta. You can also use it as a spread for crackers or bread.

  • Garlic Whipped Potatoes

    Boil potatoes with garlic, then mash with sour cream, and whip until smooth.

  • Go Swiss with Rosti

    Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.

  • Greek Roasted-Vegetable Sandwich

    Create four open-faced sandwiches by layering vegetables with a little feta cheese.

  • Mediterranean Vegetable Strata

    Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

  • Mediterranean Diced Salad

    What a combo: chickpeas, red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, and grape tomatoes.

  • Orange-Walnut Salad

    Layer the ingredients in a large salad bowl, then add the dressing and cheese just before serving.

  • Red Rosemary Vinegar

    To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.

  • Roasted Winter Squash Soup

    Each serving contains about 182 calories, 1 g protein, 6 g fat (30 percent calories from fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 27 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 10 mg sodium.

  • Summer Vegetable Curry

    Serve with hot rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

  • Stuffed Peppers

    This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.

  • Tofu Stir-Fry

    This dish takes only minutes to prepare. Shrimp are a nice addition.

  • Topped Potatoes

    Sour cream or butter taste delicious on baked potatoes, but they come with a price: Both contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Here's a healthy, and tasty, alternative topping for your next baked potato.

  • Vegetable Dip Mix

    These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.

  • Vegetable Tart

    Pre-bake the crust, then spoon in the filling and top with shredded cheese.

  • Vegetarian Chili

    Textured vegetable protein makes this dish a hearty vegetarian meal.

  • Cantaloupe Soup

    This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.

  • Picnic Potato Salad

    Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.

  • A Fruity Way to End the Meal

    Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.

  • Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans

    Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.

  • Cheddar-Vegetable Surprise

    Each serving contains about 202 calories, 10 g protein, 4 g fat (18 percent calories from fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 33 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 551 mg sodium.

  • Roasted Vegetables

    Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.

  • Spicy Asian Veggie Pasta

    Serve this dish hot, at room temperature, or chilled as a side dish—to grilled salmon, for instance.

  • Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

    A family-pleasing casserole with a taste of the Southwest.

  • Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

    Autumn staples combine into a healthy and delicious breakfast treat.

  • California Marinated Salad

    Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.

  • Warm Apple and Cool Ice Cream

    Nothing sweeter, or more simple, than a baked apple for dessert!

  • Bronzed Mushrooms

    Fabulous creamed mushrooms that can be served over toast, pasta, chicken, or beef.

  • Mushroom Barley Soup

    A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

  • Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes

    Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.

  • April Fool

    A quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream.

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad

    Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.

  • Strawberry Spread

    A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.

  • Seedless Raspberry Sauce

    This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!

  • Raspberry Mustard Dip

    You can buy ready-made raspberry mustard, but you won’t find the depth of flavor you get when you mix your own.

  • Summer Squash Saute

    This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.

  • Apple Coffee Cake

    This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.

  • Frosted Orange Cake

    Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.

  • Barley Pilaf

    This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.

  • Pear and Quinoa Salad

    A salad that's packed with protein.

  • Updated Macaroni and Cheese

    A healthier version of an all-time family favorite.

  • Tortilla Pizzas

    Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!

  • Fruity Nutty Spinach

    A salad that provides a host of health benefits.

  • Broccoli and Walnut Salad

    This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors.

  • Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary

    Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.

  • Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup

    A protein-packed vegetable soup.

  • Apple Carrot Salad

    Perfect combination of fall flavors