Triple-Layer Fruit Gazpacho

[Editor's Note: Gazpacho is one of my favorite ways to use summer's best tomatoes, but this particular recipe is a tomato-free zone. Instead, it uses summery fruit to create beautiful layers that are healthy and delicious to eat. It's a stunning recipe sure to please at this season's backyard gatherings. --Genie] ...more
BEAUTIFUL!more

A Recipe for Vegan Pesto Cashew Ricotta Pizza

[Editor's Note: Pizza is one of the things I consider to be really tough to make vegan—I'm pretty much wedded to the idea of creamy cheese on my slices. But this recipe, which uses cashew cheese to achieve ultimate creaminess, and that features lots of other bold flavors, looks beyond satisfying and delicious. I can definitely see serving it to vegan or non-vegan friends! --Genie]...more
This looks delicious!!more

Great Appetizer Idea: Individual Seven-Layer Dips

[Editor's Note: Here's a great way to take a traditional appetizer and make it more convenient for your guests, while making it prettier along the way, too! I love the idea of these small cups of dip, which both provide excellent portion control and give everyone a better view of the layers that make this distinctive appetizer what it is. --Genie] Individual Seven-Layer Dips ...more
This is so tempting and wonderful. I have seven layer dip fans among my kids.more

Smoky Eggplant Couscous With Feta

[Editor's Note: Many people feel strongly about eggplant—I happen to be one of the people who feels strongly in favor of it. This recipe highlights it well, but uses cumin and smoked paprika for a slightly Middle Eastern, smoky edge to the dish. Plus, I love adding dishes to my repertoire that can be on the table quickly on busy weeknights, and this definitely qualifies! --Genie] ...more
Corrie Beebe Taste. I will eat it if it's in something (like a curry) but I just don't really ...more

Simple Buttermilk Yogurt with Mango-Pistachio Topping

[Editor's Note: Like A Sweet Spoonful's Megan Gordon, I was quite taken with Tamar Adler's recent book, An Everlasting Meal. Though this simple breakfast dish is not inspired by the book itself, it's certainly inspired by its philosophy of economy and simplicity when it comes to food. It doesn't hurt that it's delicious and quite healthy, too. --Genie] ...more

Lemon-Infused Pasta Salad with Grilled Asparagus

[Editor's Note: Today's Quicker Dinners idea is not just speedy, it's also healthy for a whole range of eaters. It's gluten-free and vegan, and also features fresh spring flavors. It's perfect for those warm, late-spring nights when you need something light to put on the table quickly. --Genie] ...more

A Healthy Twist on the Traditional: Avocado Egg Salad

Easter is tomorrow, and it's well-timed that this upcoming week is also National Egg Salad Week. This recipe is a great way to use those Easter eggs (once your kids have finished locating them all), and features a nice twist for those who aren't big fans of mayonnaise-based salads. Though there's a little mayo in the recipe, most of the salad's base comes from creamy avocados, instead....more
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How to Make Restaurant-Style White Queso At Home

[Editor's Note: Lesley of Recipe for Crazy had one wish: To be able to make the same kind of white queso dip she found at Mexican restaurants at home. After a lot of research and experimentation, she managed to figure out the secret, and now we're lucky enough to get the benefit of her new-found knowledge! Read on to learn the secrets to making this cheesy dip right in your own kitchen. --Genie]...more
That looks so good!more

Vegan Borscht

[Editor's Note: This Eastern European vegan soup is packed with nutrients! It's a great way to nourish yourself as Spring gets really cranking—all that bright red goodness will put color back in your cheeks. --Genie]...more

Fun Food: How to Make A Cucumber Chain

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a way to make vegetables fun, this is a winner of an idea. These adorable cucumber chains are quick to make and are a surefire way to get your nearest kid (or, even, adult!) to eat cucumbers like they're going out of style. --Genie] ...more
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