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    It’s Meatless Monday-Butterbean Hummus

    I love hummus and it’s often a lunchtime staple for me. The store brands can be pricey so I switched to making my own. However, tahini one of its main ingredients is close to $8 a jar so to the kitchen I headed to work on a recipe where I could substitute a cheaper item. I first tried the following recipe with the chickpeas as per the usual recipe, but it turned out too dry. I switched to black beans and didn’t have much success, but finally stumbled upon a pantry staple favorite of mine, butterbeans. They’re creamy enough to add just the right consistency I was looking for. The…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Potato and ‘Bacon’ Scones

    St. Patrick’s Day is a week away and that means stores have sales on potatoes. Last week I bought a 10 pound bag for $1.98. When I got home I began thinking about ways I could put them to good use besides just using them as a side dish. Potato and corn chowder was one of the dishes I made. My next idea was this one, potato scones. My grandmother used to make them, but this time I’ve given them a slightly different twist by adding cheese and vegetarian bacon bits. I’ve tried using the imitation bacon pieces that you find at the grocery store but I’ve found their flavor…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Powerhouse Vegetable Soup

    We all know that eating dark green veggies is good for you and they’re often the best deal at the produce department. However, some people just don’t like them so I came up with the following soup recipe that I think can double as a Meatless Monday lunch, or even supper if you pair it with a sandwich. I call it powerhouse because of one of its main stars is two cups of green vegetables. Choose whatever one you want, but my favorite is kale. The other key ingredient is the tomato paste. It gives it a rich flavor that seems to pair perfectly with the vegetables and makes for…

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