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Alejandra Graf

Seeing Red: Tomato and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

I just love soups, they're amazing and comforting, and they're the perfect meal to get home to in the fall and cool weather. 

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Vegan Basil and Parsley Pesto

Whip up this easy vegan pesto, made without cheese! Herbaceous and fresh, it's a great addition to pasta, chicken, or fish. 

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Red Lentil Soup: It's Not Just for Vegetarians

It's amazing how one little legume, the lentil, can be so full of nutrients and health benefits while also being so low in calories. They're easy to cook and season. I think I may have found the perfect legume; they're definitely my favorite.  

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Go Bananas: Vegan Banana Bread Muffins

Maybe it's just my kids, maybe it's the age they're at... but boy, can they eat. All. Day. Long. They eat a healthy breakfast, take a hearty lunch to school, and often request mid morning snacks. And that's where these vegan banana bread muffins come in. 

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Not Just for Tea: Hibiscus Flower Tacos Recipe

Hibiscus flower tacos. I know, this is not your typical taco, but stay with me here. As strange as they sound, you have to try them. They are tangy, flavorful, with great texture and full of amazing properties.

RELATED: We Heart Hibiscus! 

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Get Smashed... with this Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Smashed potatoes are a perfect way to trick our mind into thinking we're eating junk food. I know it would never be the same as getting a potato chip straight out from a hot kettle or a french fry out of the fryer but believe me, this is a healthier way to enjoy a veggie with a naughty rep.

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Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Dijon Croutons

Yes you can have creamy soups that are completely vegan. This cauliflower soup is made witn onion, and garlic and topped with with tangy Dijon mustard crunchy croutons. 

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Tomato and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

This isn't your regular tomato soup: the addition of roasted red bell pepper rounds out the soup and gives it a new depth of flavor. 

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Going Green: Cold Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Just because summer is over, it doesn't mean we can enjoy the flavors of the season. This cold avocado and cucumber soup is a delicious way to bring back all those summer flavors. Amazing for lunch, served with fresh corn, crunchly radishes, and fresh cilantro and mint; great with a hit of spice from minced serrano peppers and topped with crispy corn chips; this soup is a wonderful addition to any rotation. And it's easy and delicious enough to serve for a casual dinner or a fancy get together.

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Spice Up the Season: Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

I did not grew up eating Indian food, not even Indian spices. At home we at mostly Mexican recipes, the traditional dishes and adapted ones from different states of Mexico; where both my parents were born. And from time to time we nibbled on German dishes, where my father's family hails from, but we were otherwise rarely exposed to the global cuisines.

RELATED: 9 Scrumptious Slow Cooker Recipes

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