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  • Side view of a flaky spring pie on a large blue platter. One slice of the pie is missing and the cheesy artichoke filling is visible on the plate. The lower left has a pile of forks on a white plate. A grey linen tablecloth is on the table and a glass is in the upper left corner.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Canned artichokes, lemon zest, and parsley combined with a cheese trifecta of Ricotta, Swiss, and Parmesan make this surprisingly light, cheesy artichoke pie. It only takes 30 minutes to assemble and less than an hour in the oven!
  • Fluffy quinoa in a bowl.
    25 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    Tired of clumpy, wet quinoa? Worry no more! Cook the lightest, fluffiest quinoa in 20 minutes; then add it to salads, bowls, and wraps. It keeps well in the fridge, so make a big batch, and use this gluten-free, protein-rich “grain” all week!
  • Pickle slaw with cabbage, carrots, and pickle juice in a bowl
    10 min
    Dairy-Free
    If you love traditional coleslaw, try this pickle slaw! Made with pickle juice in place of the vinegar, it makes a fantastic addition to pulled pork sandwiches and fish tacos. Serve it alongside your backyard summer favorites!
  • Gluten Free Greek Pasta Salad
    30 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    All the flavors of classic Greek salad in a picnic-ready pasta salad! We've got kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and feta cheese, all tossed with pasta and a lemony dressing. This salad is easy to make ahead and pack up for your next backyard party.
  • Panzanella Bread Salad in a glass serving bowl
    45 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.
  • Overhead view of vegetable fried rice with turmeric with a fried egg on top and a fork in the bowl. A second bowl is to the left.
    30 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    This quick and easy dinner is Chinese fried rice with an Indian spin. Make it with ginger, cumin, and turmeric, toss in some kale and tomatoes, then top it with a fried egg and you have dinner served in 30 minutes.
  • Skillet broccoli with crispy and browned edges on a plate for a side dish.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Got broccoli? This is the perfect veggie side dish for every occasion! Use it as a layer in veggie bowls or serve it with nearly any meat or seafood main.
  • Side view of no-knead dutch oven bread on a cutting board. The crust is deep golden brown and a second loaf is behind the first.
    55 min
    No need to knead! Only five minutes of hands-on time will yield a delicious, crusty, bakery-style loaf of bread. A long, slow rise builds flavor and texture so all you have to do is pop it in your Dutch oven, bake, and enjoy!
  • Warm German Potato Salad served in a bowl on a cloth mat with a fork
    55 min
    Gluten-Free
    This is a Classic German Potato Salad! Thick-sliced potatoes tossed with bacon, onions, herbs, and mustardy vinaigrette. Serve it hot, warm, or cool at your next backyard barbecue!
  • Cheesy, broccoli, bacon loaded baked potato on a white plate with a salad of spinach and tomato behind it on a white plate. The potato is sliced down each side and the top and bottom. Chopped bacon, broccoli, scallions and shredded cheddar cheese are on the potato. A spoonful of sour cream is in the middle of the potato. A fork is to the right of the plate.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    These LOADED baked potatoes turn a standard side dish into a full-on entrée. Packed with steamed broccoli, bacon, cheddar, sour cream, and chives, they are a meal on their own! They are quick to toss together, have a variety of different flavors and ingredients, and are economical to make in bulk.
  • A white platter with an easy spring salad. Thinly sliced carrot, radish, fennel and asparagus are mixed together and mint leaves and chopped nuts are scattered around the top. The platter is on a light blue linen.
    15 min
    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!
  • A horizontal image of a bowl of low carb cauliflower rice with sliced scallions and cilantro scattered on the top. A silver serving spoon is in the bowl and the bowl is set on a slate background.
    25 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Cauliflower rice with spinach and fresh herbs is a healthy, quick, and easy weeknight side or main meal. Add some extra heft to this recipe by topping it with a fried egg, adding some tofu, or using it as the foundation for a burrito bowl.
  • A close up side view of a glass casserole dish with a wooden spoon scooping out the potato casserole.
    1 hr, 5 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!
  • Overhead view of a bowl of the best roasted red pepper hummus is topped with chopped roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Surrounding the bowl are scallions, sliced yellow bell peppers, pitas and sliced cucumbers.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Break out your food processor and make this creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables and pita, or use it as a healthy sandwich spread. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
  • Perfect white rice in a metal pan with a wooden spoon full of cooked white rice.
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Making white rice is easy! Avoid crunchy, mushy, or burned rice with these simple steps. Ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Best homemade hummus in a white bowl
    5 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Homemade hummus only takes 5 minutes, and it's so much better than store-bought. All you need are a few cans of chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor.
  • Red Lentil Dal
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    This easy Indian dal is ready in under an hour, and makes a satisfying vegetarian lunch or dinner. Serve with rice or naan. This soup also keeps well and can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
    1 hr
    Sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows! Have you ever made this holiday classic? You should! Roast the potatoes first—it deepens their flavor and makes them easy to peel. Easy to make ahead, too!

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