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Soft Whole-Wheat Rolls

Soft Whole-Wheat Rolls

This is my standard all around bread recipe now. Sliced in half and toasted makes a perfect crunchy ‘cracker’. –Artscotnet

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Indian Chickpea Salad

This is a great dish for your backyard cookouts. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and even has a soy-free variation. The tart yogurt dressing and Indian spices make this a salad no one will forget!

Sweet Sixteen Oatmeal-Raisin Bars are vegan and fat-free. Photo and recipe by Linda Watson, copyright 2012 Cook for Good

Sweet-Sixteen Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Make 16 bars in just 16 minutes: sweet! They’re perfect for budding athletes, full of whole grains and fruit with no cholesterol or added fat.

Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach

Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach

This spinach answers the call. It has the velvety texture of old-school creamed spinach, yet is low fat, plant based, and gluten free. Better yet, you can make it in under 20 minutes!

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Slow Cooker Farro and Veggies Split Pea Soup

This is a quick and easy slow cooker soup that’s soy and oil free. The spices add layers of flavor that turn this simple soup into something you can even serve at your next dinner party.

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Tri-color Quinoa and Greens Taco Filling

This recipe is one of my favorites because it has a ton of leeway. No red peppers? Use green peppers or toss in the leftover cooked veggies from last night. No quinoa? Leftover millet or even brown rice would do the job just fine. Just imagine cleaning out the fridge one a week on taco night!

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Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Oat Risotto

Savory oats are my latest obsession. These steel cut oats retain an al dente quality to them just like arborio rice does in a risotto. Recipe by Geekypoet.

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Marinated Cheezy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Delicious marinated mushrooms stuffed with seasoned spinach and sweet potatoes in a cheesy tofu sauce. Recipe by Jarafel.

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Gluten Free Pear Spice Cake

This cake is incredibly moist without any added oils. The pears, spices and almond extract compliment each other beautifully. By healthyvic.

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Savoury Baked Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet potatoes are combined with shredded coconut and spices in these delicious balls. Recipe by Jarafel.

Baked Lavender Rose Donuts

Baked Lavender Rose Donuts

The perfect healthy sweet to show your Valentine just how much you really care! These donuts are baked, sweetened with stevia, made with whole wheat pastry flour and full of romantic floral flavors.

Mussamun Curry

Mussamun Curry

Mussamun curry paste is a red curry paste that includes not only the standard cumin, coriander, and peppercorns, but also an aromatic array of sweet spices, including cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom.

Leek and Sweet Potato Bisque

Leek and Sweet Potato Bisque

This bisque tastes so rich that no one will know it’s healthy—unless you tell them!

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Pumpkin Pie Dip with Apple Slices

This dip tastes like pumpkin pie, but without the refined sugar, flour, or other junky stuff. Great for fall entertaining, or makes a tasty snack for kids (and adults, too!)

Kohlrabi Carrot and Ginger Soup

Kohlrabi and Carrot Soup

There is a traditional Polish salad of grated raw Kohlrabi and carrot – tastes great! Using this as inspiration I have taken things a stage further and made a soup.

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