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Lentil Polenta Casserole

Lentil Polenta Casserole

If you've got these two components, and you have five minutes, you can get a dinner like this in the oven, pronto.

An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

Coconut oil dressing was just one of the brilliant ideas that jumped out at me from the pages of Julia Sherman's new Salad For President cookbook.

Quick-ish Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Broth

Quick-ish Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Broth

A happy-making bowl of quick dumplings (made with potsticker wrappers!) filled with pesto-boosted ricotta cheese. Ladled with a simple five-minute tomato broth.

Vegan Tempeh Taco Salad

Vegan Tempeh Taco Salad

All the things you love about a taco, in salad form. Crushed tortilla chips bring the crunch, black beans and crumbled tempeh coated with taco seasoning brings the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika-apple cider dressing pulls everything together.

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

An absolute favorite lentil soup! A friend turned me onto this Ayurvedic dal recipe from the Esalen Cookbook years ago. Red lentil based, curry-spiced coconut broth with back notes of ginger and tomato, with slivered green onions, and curry-plumped raisins.

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Melissa Clark's Black Bean Skillet Dinner

Melissa Clark's Black Bean Skillet Dinner

An on-point, one pan, black bean skillet dinner from Melissa Clark's new book, Dinner: Changing the Game. Topped with lime yogurt, avocado, and quick pickled red onions.

Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

This is a salad you'll crave every day. A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. It has tofu and peanuts, coconut, ginger, avocado, and hemp seeds. The dressing(!) - it's simple but strong, and steps in with an assertive spicy sriracha-lime punch.

Make Ahead Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

Make Ahead Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

Vegan burritos packed with all the good stuff - quinoa, mung beans, and lots of kale - tossed with a creamy, serrano-spiked avocado dressing.

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

Imagine a Shepherd's Pie with the flavors of an Indian samosa - that's what's going on here. Vegan, make-ahead, one-dish meal with a split pea (or lentil) base, mashed potato crust, and spices.

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is a go-to. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds.

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