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3-Bean Salad V, GF

Acorn Squash & Peppers Poblano Stuffed Peppers V, GF

Any Day Spaghetti Sauce

Apple and Kabocha Kale V, GF

Apple Cranberry Quinoa V, GF

Apple Cranberry Wheat Berry Salad V

Baked Black Bean & Tempeh Burritos with Chiptole Tomato Sauce V

Balsamic "Chicken" Salad V

Barley Black Bean & Lentil Loaf V, GF

Balsamic Beet Ravioli with Cannellini Puree V, GF

BBQ Tempeh and Portobello Sandwiches V

"Beef" Seitan V

Black Bean & Corn Salad V, GF

Black Bean & Corn Salsa  V, GF

Black Bean & Goat Cheese Quesadillas Veg

Black Bean and Pineapple Quesadilla V

Black Bean and Tempeh Flautas V, GF

Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa V, GF

Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers V, GF

Black Bean Beet Burgers V

Black on Black Burgers V, GF

Blackened Seasoning Blend V, GF

Blackened Seitan Salad V

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Chili V, GF

Cashew Mayo  V, GF

Chickpeas and Veggies Sauce with Noodles V, GF

Chipotle "Sour Cream" V, GF

Cold Creamy Tomato Basil Soup V, GF

Creamy Asparagus and Potato Soup V, GF

Creamy Broccoli & Sundried Tomato Salad V

Creamy Chipotle Pumpkin Soup V, GF

Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta V

"Creamy" Pesto Pasta Salad V

Creamy Portobello Spinach Pasta V

"Creamy" Vegan Pesto V, GF

Chikn' Seitan V

Chickpeas & Spinach Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Tofu Tomato Sauce  V, GF

Chipotle Cranberry Relish V, GF

Chipotle Lentil Loaf V, GF

Colorful Black Beans V, GF

Crockpot Tempeh Chili V, GF

Edamame Hummus

Eggplant Patties

Gluten Free Golden Goddess Crackers (from Kris @ iheartwellness)

Grilled Spinach, Tomato & Balsamic Tofu Sandwiches

Homemade Applesauce (no sugar added)

Indian Inspired Fall Bean and Kale Stew

Italian "Beef" Sandwiches

Italian Spiced Spaghetti Squash V, GF

Italian Tofu Ricotta

Italian Meatless "Meatballs" V, GF

Jason's Tofu Noodle Bowl V

Layered Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa Dip V, GF

Lucky New Year's Stew V, GF

Kabocha Squash, Red Beans & Spinach Quesadillas

Kale and Asparagus Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Lemon Sauce V, GF

Mediterranean Portobello and Olive Sauce V, GF

Moroccan Chickpea and Tofu Stew V, GF

Non-Stir-Fry Tofu Salad V

Orange Infused Vegetable Slaw V, GF

Peanut Asian Inspired Slaw

Pineapple Salsa V, GF

Quinoa White Bean & Sage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa Veggie Cakes

Red Bean & Lentil Burgers V, GF

Red Bean and Quinoa Burgers V, GF

Red Bean and Tofu Burgers V, GF

Red Curry Kabocha and Pumpkin Soup V, GF

Red Pepper Coulis (great with Quinoa Veggie Cakes) V, GF

Rotini with Sundried Tomato, Peppers & Basil Cannellini Sauce V

Sauteed Citrus Kale & Apples V, GF

Sloppy Seitan Joes V

Spicy Taco Soup Veg

Spinach & Asparagus Pasta with Creamy Lemon Sauce V

Sundried Tomato Nut Cheeze V, GF

Sweet n' Spicy Kale V, GF

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Kale Poblano Peppers V, GF

Tempeh "Steak" Pineapple & Pepper Wraps V

Tofu Banh Mi V

Tofu White Bean Steaks V, GF

Vegan Chipotle Cornbread V

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip V, GF

Warm Lentil and Barley Salad V, GF

Where's the Beach Seitan V

Vegan Spinach Eggplant Lasagna V, GF

Vegan Veggie Frittata V, GF

Apple Pie Cookies

Free No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies V, GF

Orange Chocolate Cookie Balls V, GF

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