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Carla Christian

Carla Christian, RD, LD, received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Photo by Jason Donnelly

Carla Christian

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Ratatouille Baked Penne

This saucy vegan ratatouille goes from the stove top to the oven in the same pan. If you don’t have an oven-safe…

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Black beans are a secret weapon of whole-food, plant-based bakers. Blended, they help create a fudgy base for chocolatey treats, such as…

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Southwest Chipotle Tostadas

Get out a knife and fork to enjoy these loaded Southwest-inspired vegan tostadas. They’re as quick and easy as they are crunchy…

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Green Beans and Summer Squash Salad

We used kidney beans for this summery salad, but any cooked bean of your preference will work. You can make the easy…

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Barbecue Bean and Cornbread Bake

With a cornbread crust, this surprisingly easy vegan bean casserole is comfort food at its most nourishing. Serve it with a crunchy…

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Mediterranean Lentil and Spinach Soup

This hearty lentil soup gets its bright flavor from fresh tomatoes and wilted spinach. A colorful array of chopped celery, onion, carrots,…

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Grilled Romaine Salad

With the nutty, cheesy flavor of blended cashews and the subtle tang of vinegar and mustard, the dressing on this Grilled Romaine…

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Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

Celebrate spring with this stunning strawberry-centric salad. Fresh strawberries and grilled pineapple supply succulent sweetness, while edamame and almonds add plenty of…

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Potato Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Fresh dill is the perfect flavor partner for horseradish in this quick vegan potato salad. New potatoes work well in this dish…

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Red Curry Noodle Soup

Lots of noodles, crisp-tender veggies, and nicely spiced broth combine for a springtime pleaser. For less spice, use less curry paste and…

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