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grilled vegan mandarin orange chick’n tacos

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 7, 2018  |  0 Comments
There’s something about it being sunny and warm outdoors (finally!) that makes me want to “play” with my food. That’s exactly what I was doing when I created this Asian-style taco recipe. It’s definitely not your ordinary taco! The tortillas and lime wedges are grilled for smoky goodness. You’ll get lots of crunch from a colorful cole slaw mix and dry roasted peanuts. There’s plenty of high-flavored ooziness from a lime-accented peanut butter sauce and gochujang. And the highlight is Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n, providing a unique plant-based protein twist. (Hint: You’ll make the chick’n in advance and can heat it up in a cast iron skillet on the grill.) It’s so yum! Plus, it’s vegan—so it’s ideal for...
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picnic pagoda salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 20, 2012  |  2 Comments
Makes 6 servings: about 1 cup each Time for a backyard barbecue? Planning a picnic? You’ll definitely want to whip up a batch—or two or three—of this scrumptious soiree-friendly side. I’ve taken a creamy macaroni salad recipe like my mother used to make, then I went a bit mad with veggies. So now it’s full of interesting textures, vibrant colors, and memorable flavors … and you can absolutely feel good about eating it. I’ve made it with gluten-free pasta to please more palates. But please do make this recipe your own, if you choose; experiment with other pastas and veggies. Have a spectacular Memorial Day! Calories Saved: 80
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