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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

All Contributions from Carla Christian (42)

Cannellini Bean, Kale, and Orzo Soup

The homemade vegetable broth gives this vegan cannellini bean soup a beautiful golden color and fresh taste. The cannellini beans—smooth and slightly…

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Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato, and Balsamic Pizza

Mashed sweet potato takes the place of tomato sauce in this rustic plant-based pizza topped with roasted Brussels sprouts. While the pizza…

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Homemade Vegan Oil Free Pizza Dough

Here is your go-to recipe for an easy-to-work-with vegan pizza dough that makes tender and tasty oil-free crust. Use this super-quick crust…

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Indian-Spiced Cauliflower and Potato Casserole

In this nourishing vegan casserole, potatoes, cauliflower, and a medley of other veggies are baked to tender perfection, soaking up deliciously spiced…

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Curried Potato and Chickpea Empanadas

Empanadas are wonderful for entertaining because the deliciously flaky turnovers are easy to serve and can be eaten out of hand—no silverware…

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Blueberry-Raspberry Aquafaba Muffins

Berries, bananas, and a big dose of vanilla make these easy vegan muffins extra-luscious, but aquafaba is the real star of the…

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Chinese Cabbage Salad

Fresh orange juice and ginger brighten the Asian flavors of the dressing in this Chinese Cabbage Salad. When selecting mandarin oranges at…

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Creamy Wild Rice Soup

This chowder-style soup showcases the hearty, nutty goodness of wild rice. The dark brown grains are gluten-free, rich in nutrients, and native…

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Aquafaba Whipped Cream

This recipe for fluffy vegan whipped cream demonstrates the magic of aquafaba, the thick liquid left behind after cooking chickpeas and other…

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Banana-Stuffed Aquafaba French Toast

This baked vegan French toast makes a great brunch option because it can be made in large quantities and kept warm until…

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