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Smoky BBQ Veggie Burgers from 'Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking'

Smoky BBQ Veggie Burgers from 'Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking'

After flipping through and highlighting the recipes that I need to make immediately (which is basically all of them), I knew that I wanted to share with you guys her Smoky BBQ veggie burger recipe. These burgers aren't your typical heavy bean-y veggie burger.

Blood Orange and Avocado Salad with a Citrus Tahini Dressing and Salty Pistachios

Blood Orange and Avocado Salad with a Citrus Tahini Dressing and Salty Pistachios

This salad is a compilation of some of the most vibrant and colorful produce available in the dreary month of February. I figure we might as well take advantage of things that are doing and looking their best right now while we gear up and prepare ourselves for summer berries!

Zucchini and Fennel Salad with a Spicy Honey Dressing

Zucchini and Fennel Salad with a Spicy Honey Dressing

This is recipe #4 in the #TABASCO10 third annual 10 Ingredient Challenge - creating 5 different recipes in 5 days with the following 10 ingredients: TABASCO® Original RedGreen Jalapeño or Chipotle Sauce, Chicken, Eggs, Mozzarella, Fennel Bulb, Zucchini, Rice (Brown, Basmati, Jasmine or Wild), Rigatoni, Ciabatta, and Honey (Salt, pepper, oil are 'free' ingredients).

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Corn Salad with a Maple Lime Dressing

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Corn Salad with a Maple Lime Dressing

Now, this salad. I think half the reason I like it so much is that of the dressing, which is everything to me right now. It's light, sweet, fruity, with a touch of tang. I had originally created it for a taco salad, but now I eat it on everything.

Crispy BBQ Tempeh Caesar Salad Wraps

Crispy BBQ Tempeh Caesar Salad Wraps

My favorite way to prepare tempeh is soaking in some marinade and grilling or frying in a little oil. It's a nice substantial addition to these highly crunchy vegetable based wraps. The vegan Caesar dressing that I use knocks any thick creamy eggy anchovy dressing out of the park.

Spring Salad with White Beans, Avocado, and Radishes + Saveur Nomination

Spring Salad with White Beans, Avocado, and Radishes + Saveur Nomination

In the mean time, I will leave you with my favorite spring salad. It's fresh and colorful and the perfect pop of color for this time of year. I got this crazy awesome mandolin at Christmas, and it slices the radishes into such perfectly beautiful thin strips.

Winter Tabbouleh

Winter Tabbouleh

This dish falls into the category of a wonderfully satisfying, nutritious and flavorful meal. I have taken some of the traditional tabbouleh flavors and combined them with a few seasonally appropriate ones of my own. I'd be hard-pressed to find a decent tomato this time of year, so it only seemed natural to put the traditional version on the back burner until next summer.