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Fennel and Tangerine Salad with Arugula and Sweet Onion

fennel and tangerine saladIf you love salad, winter can be a hard time of year. No plump, juicy tomatoes to decorate your plate. (Pity, since some say tomato is the original fruit of temptation.) The lack of peaches, basil, fresh little gem lettuces and summer squashes could get any salad lover down. Read more

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Morning Mango Nice Cream Recipe

Vegan Morning Mango Nice Cream RecipeWe found this recipe while hunger surfing Instagram. It was so simple and perfect that the author, theglowingfridge, was able to post the entire recipe in the comments–now that’s our kind of weekday breakfast recipe! Although we don’t actively promote a vegan lifestyle, we love the philosophy and approach of the author, a health and nutrition writer and creator of The Glowing Fridge. Read more

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Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find while trolling Instagram! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe calls for wheat flour, you can always use rice flour to make it both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. Read more

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A Great Green Smoothie–drink your veggies!

A great green smoothie recipe from Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley

green smoothieWe originally published this recipe in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. You can see how it would make a perfect St. Pat’s breakfast in bed. But this Casanova Smoothie from my cookbook Romancing the Stove, makes a great jump start to the day any time of year. Read more

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Cashew and Squash Daal Recipe

Cashew-Squash-Daal-RecipeOne of our favorite experts on the use of aphrodisiac, Eastern spices is Nandita Godbole, creator of Curry Cravings. This week she offers us a Daal recipe with complex, seasonal flavors from her cookbook Read more