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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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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).


Crispy Curried Roasted Chickpeas - 4 ingredients to wow

I brought this healthy, crunchy snack to a party this week. My friends were amazed that the nut-like goodness started with chickpeas aka garbanzo beans --- wow! Here's the recipe they asked for, perfect for Super Bowl parties or basketball nibbles. I used home-cooked chickpeas so I could use the broth for aquafaba recipes, but you can use canned ones in a pinch. See nutritional information and food exchanges below. They're full of protein, iron, and other essential nutrients that give you energy and strength.

Crispy Curried Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas with curry or chili spices for a crunchy, healthy, gluten-free, and vegan snack.

Active time: 10 minutes. Total time: 50 minutes. Makes 4 cups or 8 servings.

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Quinoa breakfast bowl with kale and banana

Build strong bones and muscles and get loads of energy with this low-calorie, filling, and tasty breakfast. It costs just $2.50 per serving using organic ingredients. I set it up in my rice cooker the night before and let it cook while I shower in the morning. It's also good reheated in the microwave or at room temperature. Check out the recipe and nutritional analysis below.

Quinoa breakfast bowl with kale and banana

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Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples

My nephew asked for the recipe after trying this rich and just-sweet-enough dish at our Christmas brunch. He likes that it has only five ingredients and no added sugar. It's particularly good paired with greens and beans. I've even enjoyed it for breakfast and as a healthy dessert. See the nutritional breakdown below.

Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples with no added sugar

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Organic aquafaba lemon meringues

These egg-free vegan meringues may be the ultimate something-for-nothing recipe. They taste like a melt-in-your-mouth lemon meringue pie. Instead of eggs, they use the broth left from cooking chickpeas. For flavoring, they use the zest from the lemons used to make hummus with those same chickpeas. Your only cost for these light, elegant treats is for vanilla and sugar. Try them as a light finale for a heavy holiday meal, with afternoon tea, or as holiday treats.

Lemon aquafaba meringues on a snowflake plate

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Cocoa aquafaba meringue cookies with peanut-butter filling

These little cookies melt in your mouth like a peanut-butter cup meringue. This winning recipe started as a failed recipe for chocolate meringues. Cocoa caused the peaked meringues to sink into disks while baking. The disks looked pretty sad on their own, but make perfect tops and bottoms for sandwich cookies. The combination of salty, creamy peanut butter with crisp, airy cocoa meringue makes for a dessert everyone will ask for. Get the recipe below.

Cocoa aquafaba sandwich cookies with peanut-butter filling are delectably vegan

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