Recipes for Soups, Salads, & Appetizers

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Dairy-Free Mucho Nachos

This tasty nacho recipe uses nondairy cheese and nondairy sour cream, but you won’t notice the difference between this version and one made with dairy-based ingredients — especially when you use traditional [more…]

Dairy-Free Bruschetta

A popular Italian appetizer, bruschetta is made with sliced rounds of bread that are brushed with olive oil, toasted, and topped with a variety of ingredients. [more…]

Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs with Matcha Salt

Most people eat their first hard-boiled quail egg out of curiosity. When they taste how much flavor these little quarter-ounce quail eggs have, especially when dipped in [more…]

California Inside-Out Roll

Some people say that the California inside-out roll was invented in Los Angeles during the early 1960s for people new to sushi bars. The California inside-out roll became [more…]

Food Gift Ideas

You can make someone feel special anytime of the year with a homemade food gift. Try the following recipes (just click on the link!) for a scrumptious gift from your kitchen: [more…]

Zippy Zucchini Bites

This recipe for Zucchini Bites cooks up in a zip and makes a delightful appetizer. If you don't have zucchini, substitute grated yellow crookneck, pattypan, or 8-ball squash. [more…]

Velvety Vegetable Soup with Tarragon Cream

Root vegetables star in this recipe for a velvety vegetable soup topped with a flavorful tarragon cream. Often overlooked and underappreciated, root vegetables such as rutabaga and parsnips are nutritional [more…]

Kale and White Bean Soup Recipe

This recipe for Kale and White Bean Soup is packed with iron, calcium, protein, and fiber, and tastes great. The creamed vegetables delight all five senses. [more…]

Recipe for Mixed Greens with Citrus, Fennel, and Almonds

In this salad of mixed greens, the light sweetness of fennel, oranges, and almonds creates a vibrant contrast to the dark greens. A dizzying array of lettuces and greens are popping up in farmers’ markets [more…]

Recipe for Pressed Salad with Wakame

This salad uses a traditional macrobiotic technique and presses salted, thinly sliced raw vegetables to create a softened and slightly pickled effect. Full of active enzymes and minerals from the sea vegetable [more…]

Recipe for Sweet and Black Chili

This chili brings together sweet and savory in such a lovely way, you may want to keep the recipe handy for the next time life hands you drama. [more…]

Recipe for Wild Rice with Cherries and Pine Nuts in Salad Cups

You serve this nutty, sweet rice and vegetable salad in crunchy salad cups. Not since Willy Wonka ate his candy teacup flower has eating your serving plate been so fun! [more…]

How to Make Homemade Tortilla Crisps

Healthier than fried tortilla chips out of a bag, these tasty crisps are versatile and lend themselves well to imaginative seasonings. They can take the place of traditional party food — less fat, but [more…]

White Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Mustard Wine Vinaigrette

A quick and easy salad that delivers a lot of punch, White Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Mustard Wine Vinaigrette makes a great meal on hot nights. [more…]

Pickled Cucumber and Carrot Salad Recipe

This refreshing salad can be made several hours ahead. Pickled Cucumber and Carrot Salad is great with grilled food, curries, satés, and even with burgers! [more…]

Recipe for Spiced Carrot and Pineapple Sambal

This salad is called a sambal throughout Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Africa. Spiced Carrot and Pineapple Sambal can be made up to several hours ahead and chilled. [more…]

Capri Stuffers Recipe

Cashew butter and dried apricots finally meet in this fashionable, easy-to-make snack. Cashews are a good plant source of iron and vitamin K, while dried apricots are a good source of iron and vitamin [more…]

Creamed Italian Broccoli and Mushroom Soup Recipe

This very thick and creamy broccoli and mushroom soup has been tasted by several Italian Americans and received rave reviews. This ethnically inspired recipe is cruelty- and dairy-free, taste great, and [more…]


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