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Dreena Burton

Dreena Burton has written five cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” (beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) to create dishes that are healthy but also very satisfying and delicious! For more on her plant-powered recipes and newest cookbook, Plant-Powered Families, visit PlantPoweredKitchen.com.

All Contributions from Dreena Burton (15)

24-Carrot Gold Dressing

Fresh carrots combine with a touch of tahini in this nutrient-rich, creamy dressing. The hint of ginger adds a beautiful flavor boost….

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Lunchbox Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Back-to-School

Excerpt (adapted) from Plant-Powered Families (BenBella Books; 2015) by Dreena Burton. These tips and ideas will arm you with so many ideas for…

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Cheesy Caesar Dressing

You can make this creamy, delicious (and very authentic-tasting) Caesar dressing as is, or add nutritional yeast for a cheesy twist. You…

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

This chocolate chia pudding sets quicker than other versions, since the seeds are blended first. It sets up in just about a…

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“Magical” Applesauce Vinaigrette

This salad dressing uses applesauce to emulsify the ingredients and produce a surprisingly thick vinaigrette that is virtually fat-free! Feel free to…

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Wholesome Oat Snackles

These little snackles are great for packing in lunches, for snacking, or to curb midmorning cravings. It’s like having your oatmeal without…

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Fragrant Kidney Bean Lentil Dal

This lentil dal dish is a dal of sorts, and is especially fragrant and flavorful, rich with spices, and yet not spicy in…

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Puréed Spicy Sweet Potato with Chickpeas

This soup combines sweet potatoes with earthy spices, a good dose of fresh ginger, and just a small amount of nut butter…

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Sneaky Chickpea Burgers

For those of you that need to sneak veggies into your kids at every opportunity, this one’s for you! Our girls have…

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White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which…

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