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Pesto Pasta Salad

Silken tofu provides the base for this delicious pesto sauce made without oil or cheese.

Grilled Balsamic Vegetables

These roasted vegetables are one of my favorite side dishes, but I love it so much, I could eat it as a main dish several times a week! I usually serve this warm from the oven, but it may also be chilled and eaten as a salad.

Chickenless “Chicken” Salad

The trick to this great salad is the marinating and baking of the tofu.

Chana Masala Salad

This delicious, slightly spicy salad is perfect summer fare. The soymilk/coconut extract combination adds an exotic richness.

Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup

This wonderfully spiced soup can be made in either a pressure cooker or regular soup pot.

Lentil Tabouli Soup

Minty, lemony, and delicious pressure cooker recipe.

Thai-Style Vegetable Curry

I adapted this recipe to remove the oil and cut down on the coconut milk, and I replaced the green beans the recipe called for with chickpeas. My family really loved this quick and easy, pressure-cooker dish.

Curried Split Pea Soup

Susan’s serving suggestion: I like this recipe with cauliflower added. After removing the lid, I add about 1 pound of chopped cauliflower, replace the lid, and heat over low heat until the cauliflower is just cooked, about 5 minutes. This also works with frozen chopped cauliflower.

Cauliflower and Carrot Curry

This recipe, adapted from Rick’s book On Rice, makes an almost instant vegetarian dinner. It is great spooned over basmati rice.

Pumpkin Tomato Bisque

A quick and easy soup made from can pumpkin and tomatoes.

Quinoa, Bean, and Vegetable Stew

1 1/2 cups diced leek
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced zucchini…

Vegetarian Mulligatawny

I made this in my Crock-Pot one raw rainy Sunday, and it was pure comfort food. The next day, it even tasted better!

Ratatouille Bake

This one is very easy to make, and is easy to make ahead, which is good for families. I use brown rice, so I let it cook a while longer so that it would be done (about an hour).

Indian-Style Vegetables and Rice

3/4 cup brown rice — (uncooked)
non-stick cooking spray
2 cloves garlic — minced…

Coconut Basmati Rice

Coconut milk gives this rice a higher fat content but adds a depth of flavor that makes it a favorite special occasion side dish.

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