I couldn't agree more. In fact, we've made and enjoyed several of the recipes on the list.
Our favorite is Quinoa Nachos, though we put our own creative spin on it, eliminating the cheese sauce and turning it into a dip layered with salsa, guacamole, diced Roma tomatoes and black olives. We're asked to bring this appetizer to almost every party hosted by our "omnivore" friends and family. It's THAT scrumptious ... perfect for football Sundays.
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Without further ado, here are the top dishes of 2012. Make one tonight in support of Meatless Mondays!
Peace, love & kale ...
- Macaroni & "Cheese": It’s still No. 1 in our hearts too.
- Sumptuous Shepherd’s Stew: A bowl of this indulgent soup will warm all your winter blues away.
- Guilt-Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes: So does this mean we can eat them all the time? Yes!
- Quinoa Nachos: Finger-food of the sports-watcher, couch potato and everyone else.
- Marinated Kale Salad: To use Rob Lowe's Parks & Recreation character Chris Traeger’s words (and enthusiasm), this is -- quite literally -- the greatest kale salad on the planet.
- Nacho "Cheese": If you add this to the quinoa nachos, does it take the No. 1 spot?
- Gluten-Free Middle Eastern Chickpea & Rice Salad: Gluten-free, easy and flavorful.
- Avocado Pesto Pasta: That Chef Chloe Coscarelli sure knows what she’s doing.
- Soy-Free Ground "Beef": Making you wish that Taco Tuesday was everyday.
- "Ranch" Veggie Burgers: Veggie Burgers + "Ranch" Dressing = Full Stomachs.
- Potato Pancakes: Are latkes the world’s most perfect food? We think so!
- Meat-Less Balls: Vegan meatball sub, anyone?