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Best Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Salsas, dips and sauces are always better when they are made at home. They are usually straightforward and easy to prepare and keep well for a few days in the refrigerator, if not longer. And not only are homemade preparations cheaper than store-bought ones, they are always fresher too. It’s …

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Creamy Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce with Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shell Pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian creation that is essentially egg noodle pasta smothered in a rich sauce of butter and Parmesan cheese, and sometimes cream. When I first became a vegetarian, it was one of the only dishes I could eat when dining out, assuming it was on the …

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Velvety South Indian Tomato Chutney

Rarely do store-bought sauces, chutneys and salsas make an appearance on my table. For the most part, they are easy to make at home and, after prep, only patience with the simmering time is needed. Preparing your own condiments also ensures you have complete control over what is included, such …

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Hummus With Za’atar

Many people think of hummus as a snack or appetizer, but for a little person like myself it’s a meal! And a simple, convenient and tasty meal at that. Hummus is also a terrific canvas for adding or experimenting with your favorite flavors … maybe it’s Middle Eastern in origin, …

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Pumpkin Hummus

It might be soup season, but it’s also pumpkin season. Pumpkin is fantastic in soups but I see no reason not to incorporate it into other dishes. In this case, hummus. This creamy dip is enjoyed year round in my kitchen, and I’ve worked with plenty of variations on the …

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