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All-Veg Tabbouleh

This elegant tabbouleh is even faster to make than the traditional version, yet it is completely grain-free. Finely processed raw cauliflower makes an extremely low-calorie base for all the rich, minerally, citrusy flavors of this classic Middle Eastern dish. Add in some of the optional extras to make it a full meal.

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Almond Cherry Chewies

These tangy, tasty, easy, cherry truffles make a great take-along treat for a long hike, climb or bike tour. They last for weeks in the fridge so you can make them well in advance of a special trip. I like the flavor (but not the sugar content or price!) of cherry Larabars, so this is my lower-cal, lower-cost homage to those snack bars...

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Autumn Reds Detox Salad

This tasty salad requires some chopping time, but it's well worth it. It's mostly seasonal fruits and veggies, but the avocado, hazelnuts and dulse give it enough staying power to enjoy as a lightly detoxifying meal, great for enjoying after a bit of heavy holiday "celebrating" :)

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Basic Nut Milk

Nut milk is commercially available all over the place, but it's easy to make your own and homemade tastes incredibly fresh and delicious. You can do the simplest version or fancy and flavor things up to rival anything you can find at a good juice bar ~ up to you!

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Caribbean Coconut Soup

This beautiful, creamy, no-cook soup comes together in a flash and makes a light but rich-tasting finisher to a salad-based meal. Despite the fact that it's a raw dish, it has a nice complexity of flavor ~ salty, tangy, a touch of coconutty sweetness ~ that even kids enjoy.

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Carter’s Crunchy Winter Slaw

My sweet nephew Carter grew up as a guinea pig for the principles I wrote about in my book Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby and Toddler. As a result, he has a killer palate and enjoys a very broad range of whole foods. When he was around 4 years old and visiting, I made up this salad and he couldn't get enough of it. When his mom asked him what his favorite thing about the trip was, he said "Auntie Lee's salad!" (That's what all the littles in my family call me.) So he got to name it :)

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Cherry-Berry-Pom Cocktail (or Mocktail)

Choose this light, fresh and antioxidant-rich cocktail as a healthier alcoholic option for your holiday celebration. The distinctive juniper notes of good gin work really well with the sweet tang of the berries and cherries, but the drink is just as delicious served alcohol-free, if desired. Look for the notes following to make it a mocktail.

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Chia Pudding Base

The carb content of chia seed (5 grams per tablespoon) is all fiber: 80% insoluble, but 20% soluble. It’s the soluble fiber that lends the seeds their special magic: When you suspend them in a liquid, they quickly swell and become gelatinous, just like tapioca, but no cooking required

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Chia Pudding Snack Paks

Chia pudding is a great clean food staple and this base recipe allows you to make a few "snack pudding" recipes of different flavors to have on hand for quick treats all week long!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

This one is similar to the peanut butter version, but has the added bonus of oats and chips for more toothiness and a slightly sweeter treat. Enjoy!

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