Spring Veggie Pasta
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Freshest Spring Veggie Pasta

There are four things that a great pasta recipe needs: not too many ingredients, it can’t be too complicated, it needs at least one healthy veggie, and of course it needs the pasta itself – that one soul-soothing thing that is so deeply satisfying.

VEGETARIAN PAD THAI-3
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Vegetarian Pad Thai

VEGETARIAN PAD THAI It’s time for some clean eating! After too many nibbles on every cookie, cake, nut roll, popcorn ball, and eggnog milkshake that came within reach, my jeans will no longer zip. It was fun while it lasted… So if you’re having a similar post-holiday experience, here’s a recipe that will help get things back on track. This vegetarian Pad Thai recipe is full of crunchy greens, freshly-scrambled eggs, and livened with a tangy squirt of lime juice. […]

FRESH PEA SHOOTS AND BURRATA SALAD on Americas-Table.com
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Fresh Pea Shoots and Burrata Salad

There were beautiful spring pea shoots at the grocery this morning, which reminded me of a standout recipe in The Cheesemonger’s Seasons by Chester Hastings, a cookbook to bring joy to the hearts of cheese lovers everywhere. The very best recipes have only a few ingredients, which, when combined, are so delicious that they draw your complete attention to the plate – making you grateful for the moment. This is one of those recipes. Some good burrata, a little olive […]

OATMEAL QUINOA HOT CEREAL on Americas-Table.com
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Oatmeal Quinoa Hot Cereal

Hot breakfast cereals are back, and when you find a recipe that can be made days ahead of time and kept in the fridge to be microwaved as needed, it’s a keeper. I first had this oatmeal/quinoa mix at Malibu Farms, and while I’ve changed the proportion of oatmeal to quinoa to get a nice thick morning porridge, the treats you can load on top are what make this your own private breakfast nirvana. Don’t be afraid to mix it […]

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He-Man Veggie Burger

It’s time to redress the excesses of the past few weeks with some clean eating! I find most veggie burgers disappointing; they either lack texture or lack taste, and you can’t fake it by adding barbecue sauce to the mix. Here’s a veggie burger that I can get on board with – the trick comes from SeriousEats.com (thank you!): they roast the black beans in the oven before assembling the burger. This takes the moisture (and hence the mushiness) out […]