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Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar, and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.

Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.

Farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish.

A flavorful soup that's a snap to prepare.

Toss wheat cereal and cashews with raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.

Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use, or use immediately. To make the dipping sauce, put it in a blender and blend on high about 10 seconds.

Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.

Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.

After combining ingredients, cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.

Roast for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of asparagus), shaking once to turn spears. Pour on balsamic vinegar and serve hot or at room temperature.

To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.

Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.

Rub the fillets with spices, Broil about 4 inches from heat for about 5 minutes. Turn fillets and broil 3 to 4 minutes longer.

Serve with hot brown rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.

These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.

This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.

Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.

Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.

Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.

These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.

This casserole uses chunks of fresh salmon with a lot of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

A French-inspired creation that's both easy and elegant.

Autumn staples combine into a healthy and delicious breakfast treat.

Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.

A warm and satisfying soup, with fresh Asian flavors.

A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

Deliciously decadent, but healthy! Garnish with chopped red pepper for extra color or a shot of Tabasco for spiciness.

The perfect solution for that leftover chicken!

Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.

Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.

A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.

This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!

A fresh twist on a family favorite - with leftovers for lunch!

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.

This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.

Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.

A perfect dressing for a perfect party vegetable.

Warm and simple comfort food for anytime.

This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.

A salad that's packed with protein.

Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!

Add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re good to go.

A salad that provides a host of health benefits.

Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.

Healthy ingredients combined into an Italian classic.

Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.

A protein-packed vegetable soup.

Perfect combination of fall flavors

If you have time, make your brown rice from scratch. Use chicken broth instead of water to amp up the flavor. It will take about 45 minutes. In a pinch, instant brown rice is OK.

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