Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

Thanks to my friend Jess for this great recipe, which she’s altered from one she read on NPR. These cookies are always a big hit, with gluten-free and gluten-friendly eaters alike!

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Cold Quinoa with Beets and Feta

Quinoa is fast and easy to make, and is a great alternative to pasta, rice, or polenta. It’s also the Superfood of the Year! Here I’ve taken plain quinoa and added some ingredients that are light, but with some tang. This salad makes a great addition to picnics and barbecues.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves, Two Ways

I usually make these with meat, but I tried two veggie recipes this week that really worked. One is savory-sweet, while the other is just plain savory. *Both* times I meant to take a picture of the finished product with the dipping sauce, these delicious little rice envelopes disappeared too fast for me to remember! Stuffed grape leaves, popular in Greek, Turkish, and eastern European cuisine, are a perfect finger food for parties. Or you could just, you know, eat them all yourself.

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