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Amazing Grains

Whole grains—such as brown rice, barley, millet, oats, quinoa, and wheat berries—serve as the hearty centerpiece in these nourishing recipes. Featuring rice-based casseroles, Instant Pot pilafs, creamy risottos, Buddha bowls, and more, these satisfying vegan recipes use grains as a vehicle for soaking up all kinds of rich flavors. Grains are easy to batch-cook: Make a big pot of grains to use in several different recipes throughout the week.

Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding

My mom used to serve a version of this for breakfast—cooked with milk, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon. It is still…

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Roasted Stuffed Winter Squash

Winter squashes, such as acorn and butternut, can be tricky to work with because their tough skin is hard to peel. Preparing…

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No-Fry Fried Rice

Yum! I love this oil-free, vegan, fried rice dish. Top with cilantro and fresh chile and you are good to go! Sometimes…

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Jabba the Hutt Shepherd’s Pie

This delicious vegan shepherd’s pie is going to leave you in awe! And if you’re a Star Wars fan or live with…

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

This acorn squash recipe is no fuss, no oil, and 100 percent delicious. Chef’s Note: This stuffed recipe makes enough filling for…

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Winter Vegetable Risotto

Risotto is often hard to mimic as a vegan dish because it calls for lots of Parmesan and butter to create its…

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Quinoa with Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash

This is a great lunch or dinner dish no matter what season it is. During the summer, serve it chilled on a…

Quinoa Millet w Kale and Butternut Squash see recipe

Green Chile Rice with Black Beans

Black beans are not usually added to this popular Mexican rice dish, but their addition makes it into a one-pot meal. Use…

Black beans are not usually added to this popular Mexican rice dish, but their addition makes this Green Chile Rice recipe into a one-pot meal. see recipe

Ethiopian Wild Rice Pilaf

Berbere, a spice used in Ethiopian cooking, resembles the spice garam masala from India. It is an unusual blend of spices such…

This delicious wild rice pilaf recipe makes use of the Ethiopian spice berbere. Be sure to keep it on hand to make ordinary dishes like this extra special! see recipe

Quinoa Curry Bowl

This quick and easy dish uses “stir-fry” frozen vegetables, along with fresh ginger and garlic. Frozen veggies have come a long way, and they can be a healthy and delicious meal addition. Look for 100% vegetables without any added salt or oil.

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Red Beans & Quinoa

I’ve had a version of beans and rice on my dinner menu for as long as I can remember, mostly because it’s…

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Burrito Bowl

This is our latest favorite meal, often enjoyed outside on our deck on a warm evening. I vary the beans, and also…

This is our latest favorite meal, enjoyed outside on our deck on a warm evening. Eaten warm or cold, this simple burrito bowl is a tasty, satisfying treat! see recipe

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