All of the recipes on 101 Cookbooks are vegetarian, but(!) this section highlights some favorites, along with many ideas for mains and side dishes to build a meal around.
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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.
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.
A ringer of a cucumber salad. The main players: cucumbers, ice-bathed scallions, toasted walnuts, mint, rose, and a vinegar-spiked yogurt dressing. I've been adding a scoop of lentils and making a meal out of it all week.
Game-changer: I stumbled on new-to-me THIN rice cakes the other day, and have been using them as the perfect, crunchy snack vehicle in the days since. Pictured are a handful of topping ideas.
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.
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.
Kim Boyce's Rosemary Olive Oil cake- Incredibly moist, golden-crumbed, flecked with rosemary, and dotted throughout with big and small chocolate chunks.
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.
With crispy quinoa, puffed brown rice, chia, hemp, and flax seeds, this is a favorite nutritious homemade breakfast cereal blend. The recipe is written so you dump all the ingredients in a quart-sized jar, shake, and go.
A simple asparagus soup - fresh asparagus, new potatoes, a bit of green curry paste, and coconut milk are pureed to make this spring favorite.