Jicama-Mango Salsa with Chipotle ♥

Say hello! hello! hello! to the summer's new salsa, an alluring combination of crunchy jicama and sweet mango, all bound up with a little lime juice and chipotle and brightened with cilantro. Add a few chips? Summer's sweet spot.

Great for Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. Raw. Weight Watchers Friendly & Freestyle Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly. And of course? Delicious!

Quick Pickled Asparagus ♥ No Canning Required!

Today's Quick Pickle Recipe: Summer's best asparagus doused in a pickling liquid from pantry ingredients, left to rest for a few hours. Totally addictive – but guilt-free since pickled asparagus basically have zero calories, my estimate is just three calories (yes, just three, that's no typo!) per spear. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real".

Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes ♥ May

Seasonal Soup and Salad recipes, ideas perfect for the month of May, all from A Veggie Venture's decade+ collection of 1300+ vegetable recipes. May's recipes are mostly veg(etari)an and call for easy-to-find ingredients. Find your early-summer salad (and soup!) inspiration here ...
About May's Recipe CollectionIt's spring some places, it's full summer in others. But the point is ... for seasonal cooks, May is a "cusp" month, when winter finally fades and summer begins to show its bountiful face, when we put aside our cold-weather food sensibilities, when our palates and tables really begin to change. It's so exciting!

And hey, for all of you in the southern hemisphere, it's fall and winter, right? So the same things are happening to you, just in the opposite order. You may want to check out the November and December and even January collections, links below. Our world, isn't it so so amazing?!

So May's collection of Salads and Soup (note…

Smitten Kitchen’s Avocado-Cucumber Salad ♥

A salad to make again and again, so many variations yet grounded by the terrific combination of crisp cucumber and soft avocado. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Vegetarian. A great choice for Meatless Monday!

Day 13: Roasted Asparagus with Feta ♥

How to roast asparagus without oil with no more than a little salt and high heat. While roasting, the asparagus is topped with feta for sharp bursts of melty cheese.

Green Cabbage Salad ♥ with Fresh Lime Vinaigrette

A quick-to-make combo of thin-sliced green cabbage and other vegetables with great color and crunch, all brightened with a vinaigrette that starts with fresh lime juice and ends with a touch of heat from hot sauce. So good and somehow more "cabbage salad" than "cabbage slaw". Fresh & Ready for Spring. Great for Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.
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What're You Loving?Me, it's salads. Ask me what I'm hungry for? "Salad." Ask me what's for dinner? "Salad." Ask me to bring something to a potluck picnic? "Salad." Salad, salad, salad. And more salad. It's not a diet thing, it's just what tastes good.

It might be the Soup & Salad Effect, I blame credit the deep dives into A Veggie Ventures some-1300 recipes, looking just at the soups and salads from years back. (For example, April's collection includ…

Seasonal Soup & Salad Recipes ♥ April

Seasonal Soup and Salad recipes, ideas perfect for the month of April, all from A Veggie Venture's decade+ collection of 1300+ vegetable recipes. Looking for ideas for windows-open spring suppers? show-stopper salads for Easter gatherings? salads and salad dressings you will want to make again and again? Find your personal salad (and soup!) inspiration for April here ...
About April's Recipe CollectionApril's recipes ride the cusp of late winter and early spring. All but one of April's recipes are vegetarian and many are vegan. All but one call for easy-to-find ingredients — and even the "hard to find" ingredient, dandelion greens, might be as close as your back yard! And then? There are four salad dressings and a challenge, me to you, to "never buy salad dressing again"!

Mostly, I'm struck how April's seasonal recipe collection is a "bridge" between late winter and spring: the salads are mostly more substantial and the soups ar…