• Sweet Potato-Black Bean Mole Stew
  • Roasted Rosemary Nuts
  • Rice Bowls with Kale, Mushrooms, and Chickpeas
  • Strawberry-Avocado Salad with Agave-Balsamic Dressing
  • East Meets West Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Mole Stew

Holy mole! Okay, that was cheezy, but seriously . . . holy mole! We all know sweet potatoes and black beans go together like peanut butter and jelly, so how about a stew? Oh, and kale? Yes, please. It is officially winter around here and this is the perfect stew for a cold night. And,… 

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Teriyaki-Quinoa Burgers -- Epicurean Vegan

Teriyaki-Quinoa Burgers

These veggie burgers are quite amazing. They’re easy to make, delicious, and they actually hold together when you cook them—that’s not always an easy thing when making veggie burgers. I got the recipe from Thrive Forward and I’ve had them a couple of times now. I’ve made some subtle variations and added the teriyaki-pineapple-avocado part, which… 

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Edamame Spaghetti with Lemon-Garlic Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Edamame Spaghetti with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

That’s right, edamame spaghetti. In 12-ridiculous steps that include cooking the beans, mashing them, adding flour, six other ingredients, and running the dough through a pasta machine, you’re in business! Or . . . you can go the easy way by picking up pre-made edamame noodles like I did: This 2-lb box is from Costco… 

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Lentil and Wild Rice Bowls with Steamed Veggies 2 -- Epicurean Vegan

Lentil & Wild Rice Bowls with Steamed Veggies

I love these types of meals, but I have to admit, I didn’t know where I was going with it at first. Then it clicked. This is similar to the black rice and lentils recipe, but I made some changes and even simplified a few steps. The great thing about these bowls, is that you can… 

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Veggie Pasta with mushrooms, black olives, and pepitas -- Epicurean Vegan

Veggie Pasta with Mushrooms, Black Olives & Pepitas

I know it may not look like much, but I assure you there are some delicious, hidden flavors in this dish. This also is really quick to throw together and is great for lunch, too. Plus, between the nutritional yeast and pepitas, you’ll get your fill of B vitamins and omega-3 fats. INGREDIENTS: 12-oz pkg…. 

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Watermelon with Mint and Almond Feta -- Epicurean Vegan

Watermelon with Mint & Almond Feta

Did you know it’s National Watermelon Month? Have you had some delicious watermelon recipes yet? This one couldn’t be simpler. Of course, you will have to make the almond feta the day before, but it’s extremely simple to prepare. I recommend keeping the watermelon cold and adding the almond feta to individual servings. You’ll love… 

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Tacos -- Epicurean Vegan

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Kale Tacos

I’ve seen versions of this dish all over, but I wanted to keep this simple. I knew I also wanted a kick of flavor with an easy, creamy sauce. The combo of sweet potatoes, beans, and kale, is a grand slam win; a trifecta of flavors. Of course, then you add the cilantro-lime cashew sauce… 

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Sauteed Asparagus and Chickpeas Over Herbed Brown Rice

Sauteed Asparagus & Chickpeas Over Herbed Brown Rice

This recipe came to me about two in the morning a few days ago and I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. And it’s a good thing. The flavors of the sage, thyme, and parsley meld so perfectly and I love the combo of the soft chickpeas and crispy asparagus. I don’t… 

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Seared Tofu with Vegetables in a Peanut-Ginger Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Seared Tofu with Vegetables in a Peanut-Ginger Sauce

I love meals that come together in less than 30 minutes—especially when they’re this tasty, too! The savory, crispy-on-the-edges tofu, paired beautifully with the tangy peanut sauce on perfectly cooked broccoli and mushrooms. I thought about adding some brown rice, but we actually all enjoyed just the tofu and vegetables. You could always add some… 

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Lentil Bowls with Avocado and Tomato -- Epicurean Vegan

Lentil Bowls with Avocado & Tomato

This makes a great side dish or main meal. It’s also ready in about 30 minutes. Lentils are so easy to make and are incredibly healthy. They’re full of fiber (perfect for lowering cholesterol), a fabulous source of folate and magnesium which contribute to heart health, and good for the digestive system. They also contain the… 

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Bean & Avocado Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Bean & Avocado Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sauce

Summer is around the corner, which means fresher, lighter meals make a resurgence. Frankly, these are good any time. They come together in a snap, too. I paired these with the Avocado Bruschetta that’s always a hit. I made these pretty mild, but feel free to chop up a jalapeno or add some hot sauce… 

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