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Vegetarian

Bahn Mi Bowls

Top rice noodles with piles of sliced cucumber, carrot, lettuce, cabbage, avocado, and crispy tofu coated in soy, hoisin, and Sriracha. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Dips

Mom’s Cranberry-Avocado Salsa

Salsa is standard party fare, but this fresh, holiday-themed version with chopped jalapeño, red onion, avocado, cranberries, and cilantro is a delightful surprise. It went quickly when mom took it to a recent holiday get-together.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 20 minutes
Vegetables

Leesa’s Favorite Side Salad

Delicious salads must be made with the freshest ingredients that are chopped into bite-sized pieces (especially the greens!). This is my favorite side salad to serve at a dinner party, and contains green and red romaine, sugar snap peas, apples, avocado, slivered almonds, and a high-quality prepared dressing.

Total time: 15 minutes
Pork

Avocado, Prosciutto, & Egg Open-Faced Sandwiches

These sandwiches are the perfect weeknight dinner after a long day at work. They take no time at all to make, but are so delicious.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Soups

Seafood Gaspacho

Fresh shrimp, scallops, and crab meat makes this cool, savory soup satisfying. Clam juice, Serrano chiles, and lime juice amp up the flavor.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Soups

Beef & Black Bean Chipotle Chili

This hearty and satisfying stew comes together in 30 minutes and is perfect topped with diced avocado.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Soups

Pumpkin Tortilla Soup

This is one of my favorite meals. It’s perfect for my October birthday, when the weather turns crisp and you want some warm comfort food. It’s a vegan version of the Tex Mex classic tortilla soup, with onions, tomatoes, tortillas, cilantro, chiles, canned pumpkin (that you would never know was there), and creamy chunks of ripe avocado.

Yield: 6 servings