Red Bell Pepper-Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

This Middle Eastern dip is a colorful alternative to hummus and a nice appetizer for holiday parties. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a sauce for grilled meats and fish. Bell peppers are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C and are members of the nightshade family.

Southwest Black Bean, Corn, Quinoa, & Kale

This nutrient dense vegan dish is high in protein, high in fiber, and is gluten free. It is also very versatile and can be served warm or cold as a side dish or a main course. Raw kale is an acquired taste for some. The lemon juice in this recipe will help to tenderize the kale, but you can always steam the kale if you prefer a more wilted version. Enjoy!

Savory Scallion-Spinach Pancakes

These savory pancakes are perfect as a side dish or can stand alone as a main meal. Try serving them with our lentil soup or a salad for a nice vegetarian meal. You can experiment with varying the vegetables according to your taste and they can be a good way to help your child or grandchild eat some vegetables! If you are gluten-sensitive we’ve provided a simple adaptation at the bottom of the recipe.