All About "vegetarian" and "healthy"

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Wake-Up Smoothie

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With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

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Thermos-Ready Smoothie

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A protein and fiber-rich drink to go.

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Make Your Own (Quinoa) Sundaes

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Let me start by telling you that it's pronounced "keen-wa", and let me say further that this grain (okay, it's technically a seed) is not only wildly wholesome, it is also incredibly yummy: tender and crunchy, with a mild, grainy flavor that takes well to things like butter, cheese, and citrus. If you are unsure about it, try just following the quinoa directions below, and add the lemon zest and juice, but then instead of olive oil stir in a big blob of good butter and serve it just like that. It is very hard not to like. But if you do it this way, you'll have a crazy-delicious citrus-scented bowl of food that will, quite literally, energize you.

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Minted Cherry Tabouli

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So easy, even a child can make it! This is actually true. It is a very easy recipe, and the only cooking you'll do is bringing a cup and half of water to a boil. Here is a fresh and lovely wheat-based salad recipe that promises to be neither bland nor watery. Bulgur is a precooked, dried wheat that you will surely be able to find in the bulk area of a natural foods store, and in the natural foods area of a supermarket.

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Tofu Patties

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These vegetarian patties are tasty enough that even the carnivores in your family should like them. Freezing and then thawing tofu gives it a nice chewy texture that can't be duplicated any other way.

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Strawberries-and-Cream Parfaits

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To celebrate spring's fresh strawberries, our Test Kitchen jazzed up old-fashioned tapioca pudding. Grinding the tapioca in a blender makes the texture creamier, maple syrup adds seasonal sweetness and whipping cream gives these...

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Creamy Asparagus Pasta

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Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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Squash & Leek Lasagna

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If lasagna is just a layered noodle casserole, there's no reason to stand on ceremony. Here's a vegetarian, autumnal version with butternut squash, leeks, pine nuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Snow Peas with Asian Peanut Butter Dip

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When trying to get your little one to eat vegetables, try this kid-friendly recipe for Snow Peas with Asian Peanut-Butter.

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Double-Chocolate Malted Shake

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A healthy version of the malt shop favorite.

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