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Quinoa Salad with Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette ♥

Today's adaptable quinoa salad, easy to change up. It works as a main dish salad but a side salad too. It has a triple dose of protein, quinoa plus black beans plus still more from the tangy feta. That makes the salad extra-filling and satisfying, even a half cup at a time. This is a useful "concept recipe" just by swapping out beans and seasonal vegetables and even cheeses. Here I've used late-summer vegetables but it's easy to imagine spring and summer versions too.

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Little Effort, Big Taste. Great for Meal Prep & Potlucks. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian but Easily Converted to Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free.

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin ♥

Here's an easy, moist quick bread but with identity issues. It's zucchini bread, flecked with barely detectable summer squash. But it's also pumpkin bread, rich in color. And it's a spice cake, packed with cinnamon and nutmeg! I love the season-crossing combination of zucchini and pumpkin in the same loaf, a nod to bidding summer farewell and welcoming the cooler days of fall. It's lovely on Day One but even better on Day Two. Better still? I've given the recipe a healthy makeover, cutting calories by half – though you'd never guess!

Real Food, Comfort Food, Perfect for Late Summer & Early Fall. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Make-Ahead & Food Gifts. Rave Reviews.

Green Rice ♥

Love rice? Now there's a brand-new rice color, just rice turned bright green by cooking it in a blend of spinach, kale, coconut milk and water instead of plain water. The intense green color would be a show-stopper for St. Patrick's day but is too delicious (and pretty!) to wait.

Real Food, Fast & Casual. Beautiful Color. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Great for Meal Prep. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.

Tomato & Rice Salad ♥

Leftover rice + some good tomatoes + 10 minutes = a refreshing summer salad, one that's become a summer staple here. So good! PS For anyone else who needs a rice fix every so often, this is a great way to keep the carbs in control.

Real Food, Fast & Casual. Not Just Easy, Summer Easy. Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.

Hurricane Rice with Shrimp & Sausage ♥

A hearty Cajun-style skillet filled with shrimp, sausage and brown rice cooked in beer, packed with flavor and texture and dinner goodness that'll have you lickin' your chops and thinking about seconds.

Real Food, Fast & Casual. Little Effort, Big Taste. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. One-Pot Meal. High Protein. Naturally Gluten Free.