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Southwestern Savory Waffles

Who says waffles need to be sweet? Sonia Morin, of Altadena, Calif., experimented with her go-to waffle base to come up with these savory brunch favorites.

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Southwest Rice and Bean Salad

This salad is hearty enough for a meal on its own, but you could also fill it out with fresh corn kernels, chopped avocado, and roasted pumpkin seeds, or wrap it in a tortilla with other fillings for a burrito. For the quantity of chopped cilantro called for here, don’t bother separating the sprigs. Just hold the bunch by the stems and chop the leafy part.

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Creamy Chipotle Dressing

The chipotle in this creamy dressing imparts a low, rumbling heat. Toss with your favorite salad greens, or use as a dip for vegetable sticks. Extra dressing will keep in the fridge up to 1 week.

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Tex-Mex Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

This easy, one-skillet supper gets its Southwestern kick from prepared picante sauce and pickled jalapeños. Adjust the heat of the final dish by choosing a spicier or milder picante sauce and increasing or decreasing
the pickled jalapeños. Serve in large bowls with soup spoons, or use as a filling for warmed tortillas.

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Easy Baked Beans

Baked beans were meant to be doctored up to suit a cook’s taste, so feel free to make these with more or less sugar, a spicier salsa or mustard, and add-ins such as soy sausage or soy hot dogs.

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South-of-the-Border Marinade

For fiesta-worthy vegetarian fajitas, soak sliced green onions and red bell peppers in this marinade with 1 1/2 pounds tempeh, tofu, or seitan for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

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Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Coffee has long been a secret ingredient in prize-winning barbecue sauces. Try this sauce as a dip for vegetarian chicken strips, brush it over grilled tofu, or stir an 8-oz. package of shredded seitan into it for barbecue sandwiches.