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Breakfast Tacos with Cheesy-Hemp-Scrambled Tofu

Rich in protein and minerals, these hearty tacos offer a delectable cheesy flavor thanks to the combination of nutritional yeast and hemp’s healthful fats. Allowing guests to assemble their own tacos makes this breakfast extra easy.

Texas-Style Chili

Texas-style chili is a bean-free stew that’s usually made with chunks of slow-cooked beef. Here, eggplant stands in for meat in the traditional thick, spicy sauce. Serve with chopped green onions, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream, and corn chips.

Grilled Portobello Tacos with Salsa Verde

Grilled Portobello Tacos with Salsa Verde

Juicy, earthy portobello mushrooms make these tacos a mouthwatering treat. Don't worry if the mushroom caps seem slightly undercooked when you pull them from the grill; leave them out on a plate, and they will continue to cook (this is called carryover cooking).

Ultimate Vegan Chili

Ultimate Vegan Chili

This chili is made with a base of seitan and mushrooms for a rich, thick dish that is, for lack of a better word, meaty! In lieu of chili beans such as Bush's Best Chili Beans, you can substitute or 1 can each black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, partially drained. If you like your chili three-alarm hot, add an extra chipotle chile or two.

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Ground turmeric gives this egg-free scramble a golden hue. Leftovers (if any) make a great sandwich filling.

New World Chili

This chili showcases ingredients that early explorers discovered in the New World—pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, and lima beans. Sprinkle diced avocado and chopped red onion on top for a flavorful garnish. If you don’t have a slow cooker, this recipe is still very easy. For stovetop prep, all of the ingredients except the avocado and red onions go into the pot at once, then everything simmers for about 2 hours.

Three-Pepper "Burger" Fajitas

Three-Pepper "Burger" Fajitas

Be sure to taste your spice blend before adding it—some are hotter than others. Warm tortillas alongside packets during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.

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Fresh Corn and Tomatillo Salsa

Nothing says summer like corn. Here, kernels are heated just enough to lose their raw taste, then mixed into a chunky salsa verde. Try the mixture stirred into mashed avocado for instant guacamole.

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Heirloom Tomato and Pickled Yellow Squash Salsa

This recipe calls for a large, underripe heirloom tomato to give it a firm texture that will stand up to the pickled squash. A yellow or orange heirloom tomato will give it a particularly sunny color, but an underripe heirloom of any color should taste just as nice.

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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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