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Fifty Weeks of Green cookbookFunny romance starts in December. Useful page-turner for the cook or romantic in your life.

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100 recipes, 4 seasonal menus, 20-minute starter plan, tips, more!

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Cook for Good Recipes

Enjoy these scrumptious, free recipes. All Cook for Good recipes are thrifty, healthy, and plant-powered. Use the search feature to find recipes that are also gluten free, quick (20 minutes or less of active time), or seasonal.

For many more recipes, check out my books: Wildly Affordable Organic (vegetarian) and Fifty Weeks of Green (vegan).


Nearly Naked Strawberry Shortcake with video

Why hide the glories of strawberries beneath puffs of whipped cream? My newest strawberry shortcake recipe lets the berries shine on their own, with just a hint of sugar to draw out the juices and the perfect fruit-to-cake ratio. Skipping the whipped topping saves money to spend on organic strawberries. No whipping cream or eggs means no cholesterol and much less fat. This is my best version yet of a family favorite.

See my video for how to clean strawberries, make and optionally freeze strawberry sauce, and put the strawberry shortcake together.

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Active time: about 30 minutes. Total time: about an hour. Makes eight to

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Organic strawberries with balsamic vinegar reduction

A term you'll often spot at fancy restaurants is "balsamic vinegar reduction." You can make it at home with just one ingredient. Drizzle it on sliced ripe strawberries for a Mothers' Day side or dessert that's just $1.72 per serving using organic ingredients. For a sexy date-night treat, serve strawberries whole with balsamic reduction for dipping.

organic strawberries with homemade balsamic vinegar reduction for just $1.72 per serving.

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Chocolate Peanut Cake with Chocolate Aquafaba Frosting

This cake reminds me of the Reese's peanut-butter cups I used to stock up on for Halloween with the hopes that the kids wouldn't get them all. The light cake balances two of my favorite flavors: chocolate and peanut butter. The rich frosting is all chocolate. This sheet cake is easier to make and travels better than a layer cake, perfect for potlucks and sharing.

Chocolate Peanut Cake with Chocolate Aquafaba Frosting

This year, I'm baking Chocolate Peanut Cake to celebrate Earth Day because it highlights so many green Cook for Good practices, with three rescued ingredients from food too often wasted. It's also organic,  whole grain, and plant-based.

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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Rainbow Chard -- dairy free

Brighten your spring meals with this easy pasta dish. It has the creamy lemony goodness of a dish I used to pay big bucks for in DC, but is much healthier and only $1.58 a serving using organic ingredients.

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Rainbow Chard with a quick cashew white sauce, no cholesterol, no dairy

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Quick Golden Cauliflower - Steamed, then Broiled

I discovered this quick way to get the goodness of roasted cauliflower with less energy and more consistent texture. The trick? Steam cauliflower pieces briefly, toss with oil and spices, and then broil. It's fast enough for a weeknight dinner and sunny enough for an Easter feast. The recipe below also shows how to get the most out cauliflower, no matter what recipe you use.

Quick Golden Cauliflower is steamed then broiled for a quick and pretty side dish. Turmeric provides the golden color.

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