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    From Brassicas: Cooking the World's Healthiest Vegetables by Laura B. Russell via "You get a double dose of brassicas in this North African–inspired salad. If you cannot find it, baby arugula (another brassica) makes an ideal substitute. Don’t forget to add the dates; their honeyed sweetness creates a perfect balance of flavors with the cumin-laced cauliflower and greens. For a vegan-friendly version, substitute agave nectar (or similar) for the honey. " I used white, purple and orange cauliflower in this salad and deglet noor dates.

    Recipe #515718

    I found this recipe on the inside cover of a box of Morrocan Mint Tea from the Numi company. The other day I made up a small batch of this: Recipe #484658 and it worked well in the recipe. Moroccan Mint is spearmint, by the way. Skip the butter (which is one of only a few minor changes) to keep this vegan.

    Recipe #515650

    A delicious couscous hot cereal for breakfast! Printed on the back package of Bob's Red Mill Golden Couscous.

    Recipe #515594

    I've been kicking around the idea of making an easy guacamole without dairy and came up with this as inspired by a recipe found on I do like my guacamole smooth however but made an exception here and was pleasantly surprised by my laboratory experiment!

    Recipe #515459

    Adapted from a recipe from Associated Press. My changes are in parenthesis below. I replaced a portion of the coconut milk with coconut cream. The rose water and orange blossom water are my addition and are optional. You can substitute pure vanilla extract or a little bit of vanilla bean paste instead.

    Recipe #515402

    A very easy Persian rice recipe. I am suspecting that the curry powder called for is really advieh/baharat or a similar Persian spice mix. From the cookbook Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons. Only a few alterations were made with this recipe.

    Recipe #515301

    Found this unusual sounding taco recipe on the Apartment Therapy site last week. Since asparagus is in season now (from California) I was anxious to give it a spin. Fresh cherries however are not in season and instead I used a mix of dried tart cherries and dried cranberries. In the summer I'll pick up some Rainier cherries from Washington state and try them in this recipe again. Frozen cherries would work however. If desired, serve the tacos with your favorite salsa or slices of fresh chilies. Feta is a good substitute for cotija. Vegan friendly.

    Recipe #515249

    Local source. I used and recommend this spice mix recipe: Recipe #454642 Canned/Tinned garbanzo beans can replace dried but it's best to use organic and *rinse well* to remove the excess salt!

    Recipe #514675

    I was sorting through my old recipe box from when I was a child and found this recipe I cut from a box of Zoom cereal. After x amount of years I'm finally getting around to testing it and loved the recipe and hope you do, too! We enjoyed this granola the traditional way in a bowl of milk. But I also composed a muesli bowl with plain whole milk yogurt, 1/4 cup of Zoom granola, drizzle of maple syrup, splash of coconut milk and a pinch of cinnamon. Experiment with other favorite seeds, nuts and dried fruit. Vegan!

    Recipe #514364

    Tofu can replace tempeh if preferred. For a meal-in-a-bowl serve over steamed short grain brown rice, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, etc. From Better Nutrition magazine. Only a few changes were made from the original recipe. Easy!

    Recipe #513993

    From Other fresh, frozen or dried fruit can replace the blueberries (raspberries, strawberries, dates, etc.) Don't have pecans on hand? Substitute almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts for example. Slightly adapted by me. Makes 2 hearty servings or 4 small servings.

    Recipe #513959

    Candied Sweet Potatoes from Mexico. Source: combination of, and a few other websites. Based on an appetizer we enjoyed in a local restaurant. Note: I cut the test recipe in half.

    Recipe #513671

    Tinkered and rearranged from a recipe found on I also toyed with the thought of roasting the oranges (or {pan} grilling} and red onions but alas ran out of time, my fine foodie friends! Enjoying the seasonal specialty oranges available at the store *while I still have time*! PS I toasted the pistachios with the cumin seeds.

    Recipe #512789

    ...instead of applesauce! A copycat recipe from our favorite place in town to eat breakfast. Amounts of all ingredients are estimated. Cara cara oranges can replace blood oranges if preferred. Raw not cooked sauce. The banana is subtle but plays an important role in this recipe.

    Recipe #512315

    Found on the website For this recipe I tried a new variety (new to me) of dates called 'Zahidi'.

    Recipe #512187

    I've been waiting and waiting (impatiently I might add) for 'cara cara' oranges to show up here locally at the natural food stores. Their season is short but...sweet! ;) My additions although optional are marked with an asterisk below. Sunset Magazine March 2013 issue.

    Recipe #511401

    Rearranged a little bit. Source unknown. Meyer lemon only, please!

    Recipe #509715

    Sweet Butternut Squash Dip from the Thrace region of Turkey. Found on I prepared two versions: one with the pomegranate molasses (my addition) and one without.

    Recipe #509263

    For young kids and those not so young kids. From Switch easily to a vegetarian salad by subbing your favorite vegetarian protein: tofu, egg, tempeh bacon, etc. Great use of leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Note: You will need autumn/fall leaf-shaped fondant cutters. I used mini fall leaf cookie cutters from my craft stash.

    Recipe #508952

    From A salad from Istanbul. Note: because fresh cherries are out of season (shame, because Rainier cherries from Washington state would be amazing in this recipe!) I replaced them with sweet dried cherries. You also have the option of substituting other seasonal fruit: peaches, pears, etc. in either fresh or dried form. Turkish feta subbed for the tulum cheese (the latter which I've yet to find here locally).

    Recipe #508779

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