Lunch

Asian-Style Carrot and Cabbage Slaw

May 4, 2012 All Year

Serve this Asian-style carrot and cabbage slaw as a garnish, dish out a big salad bowl of it, or top it with tofu or another protein. The lime juice, sesame oil, tamari, ginger and rice vinegar add plenty of flavor.

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Black Bean Tostada with Avocados, Tomatoes, and Mango Salsa

April 18, 2012 All Year

Black bean, avocado, and mango salsa tortillas to satisfy the whole family. Made with corn tortillas and homemade black beans cooked with cilantro, onion, and garlic (canned beans will also work) and topped with a layer of tomatoes and Ataulfo or champagne mango salsa.

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Asian-Style Almond Cilantro Sesame Dressing for Stir-Fry, Noodles, or Salad

April 14, 2012 All Year

An indulgent Asian-style dressing that’s creamy with almond butter, gingered, hot, sweet and sour, and cilantro-flavored all at once. Works on noodles, in a stir-fry, or on a chopped cabbage salad.

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Crispy Panko Tofu Triangles

March 9, 2012 All Year

Baked, not fried, these panko breaded tofu nuggets have a crunchy coating and meaty center like a breaded chicken wing.

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Kale Edamame Salad

March 6, 2012 Dinner

Dark green and purple kale, red grape tomatoes and pea green edamame are topped with chopped scallions, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and a creamy tofu-based lemon-herb dressing. Inspired by Trader Joe’s Kale and Edamame Bistro salad, it’s enough for a full lunch.

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Vegetarian Green Lentil Soup

February 12, 2012 Dairy free

Inexpensive, filling, and good, this vegetarian green lentil soup takes many variations. All will warm you on a gray winter’s day.

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Chard, Kale and Fennel Salad with Wild Rice (Emerald City Salad)

February 10, 2012 Dairy free

Chard, kale, fennel, parsley and scallion, tossed with wild rice, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. make a hearty winter dinner salad good enough for a teenager to eat.

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Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad

January 6, 2012 Dairy free

An unabashed home copy of Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad. The reds and oranges against the dark green baby spinach leaves make a gorgeous meal.

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Hot Pepper Sesame Spaghetti Squash with Scallions and Artichoke Hearts

December 30, 2011 Dairy free

Scallions, artichoke hearts, and hot pepper sesame oil perk up this spaghetti squash and turn it into a handy snack or side dish.

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Healthy Holidays: a decent lunch in the car

December 3, 2011 healthy holidays

Healthy choices for a lunch or snack to bring along when you’re out running holiday errands.

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