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Dairy-Free Pasta

Pasta - whole-wheat, spinach, and many other varieties - combine perfectly with vegetables, sauces and beans for healthy, tasty and easy-to-make dinners.
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Baked Ziti with Zucchini, Chickpeas, and Olives

Everyone can enjoy this reliable bake-and-take casserole. It comes together quickly and can be made ahead and reheated. Use panko breadcrumbs, tossed with Italian seasoning, in place of the Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, if desired.

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Sprouted Pasta Sauce with Spelt and Buckwheat Gemelli

Sprouts may seem like a strange addition to a pasta dish, but hearty types such as sprouted lentils, peas, and chickpeas give this sauce body and flavor. We’ve called for equally hearty spelt and buckwheat gemelli, but you can use your favorite pasta shape as well.

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Spaghetti and Neat Balls

Erin Patton and her boyfriend, Mike Rabourn, turned their Northampton, Mass., abode into a test-kitchen while perfecting the “Neat Ball” for this recipe. An avid home cook, Erin enjoys creating meatless meals that appeal to all her guests. This great recipe received an honorable mention in VT's 2008 Reader Recipe Contest.

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Spring Orzo Salad

This salad can be made with any vegetables you have on hand in place of the peas and asparagus—just be sure to cut them into small pieces to blend well with the orzo.

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25-Minute Tomato Sauce

Once you’ve tasted the concentrated flavor of fire-roasted tomatoes, you’ll want to use them all the time. This recipe is a quick alternative to prepared pasta sauces that are often loaded with sodium and sugar. To substitute whole fire-roasted tomatoes, simply cut the tomatoes in the can with kitchen scissors before using.