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four-layer hummus jars

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 12, 2021  |  9 Comments
You’ll want to fix these four-layer hummus jars when hummus sounds like a good idea, but you want something a little (or a lot!) jazzier. They’re fun to make, super flavorful, and so appealing to the eye. And if you’re hosting a casual gathering for a sporting event or packing up for a picnic in the park, these are absolutely perfect. I can personally vouch for that!
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s’mores-style plant-based caprese

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 21, 2021  |  5 Comments
If you’re looking for a fun way to start a meal with your family or a cookout with your vaxxed friends, this s’mores-style plant-based caprese concept is absolutely it! Everyone gets to make their own hors d’oeuvre like they’re toasting marshmallows. Though 100% savory, it’s still just as much of a treat as desserty s’mores. Plus, you don’t need to wait until after dinner.
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roasted no-beans plant-based burgers

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 2, 2021  |  1 Comment
These roasted no-beans plant-based burgers are the result of a friend’s request. (Yep, just ask and I create!) She can’t eat beans or gluten and hadn’t yet found a tasty, “real veggie,” veggie burger that she could eat. So, I created this recipe for her … and all the rest of us (even if we do eat beans and gluten)!
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grilled mediterranean avocado toast

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 3, 2020  |  4 Comments
You don’t need burgers for the barbecue … cook up this Grilled Mediterranean Avocado Toast. And you don’t need to wait for the afternoon for a cookout … grill this glammed up toast for breakfast or brunch. Grilling the avocado, bread, and tomatoes adds delightful smokiness to this recipe. Adding ground coriander or cumin creates earthy interest in the mashed avocado. Topping this with any protein pick you wish makes this a versatile and very personal meal. I went with a plant-based breakfast sausage here. Chickpeas or edamame work well, too. And finishing with pine nuts, black sesame seeds, and fresh basil creates bonus yumminess. Now, go get your grill on (even if it’s simply a grill-pan on the stovetop)!
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