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Strawberry picking is such a fun family experience. The low-growing strawberry bush is ideal for small fingers and little ones to harvest the sweet, juicy berries. Wherever you get your strawberries, don’t let spring pass without enjoying these tasty red gems, here layered with a decadent chocolate pudding and reminiscent of chocolate-covered strawberries. Blending the […]

Don’t be afraid of the separate components to this dish; they all come together deliciously for a full meal. The ingredients are easy to find, and some are used multiple times. Kelp powder is available in health-food grocery stores or online and gives this dish a briny, from-the-sea flavor. You can whip up the toppings […]

One of the earliest spring vegetables, asparagus is a perennial plant that begins to emerge once the soil temperature reaches about 50°F. Look for thin stalks with tightly closed flowers. Roasted with a variety of mushrooms, the earthiness of both is enhanced with the sweetness from the balsamic vinegar. Adding chickpeas and serving everything over […]

This recipe is a take on a dish my Italian grandmother used to make, but with edamame and fresh snap peas that add interesting textures. The creamy sauce is made using homemade soy ricotta cheese —so easy to make! Choose a small pasta that hugs the edamame, like the mini-shell-shaped orecchiette. Finally, adding the aromatics […]

Bright, fresh, peppery, sweet, and crunchy are all ways to describe this quintessentially spring salad. Pea tendrils are the curly thread-like tops of a pea shoot that help the plant climb. In abundance in the spring after peas are first planted, they have a delicate crisp texture with a pea-like flavor. Combined with peppery arugula […]

Lettuces of all varieties grow best in the cooler weather of the spring months, and leeks harvested in the springtime tend to be heartier and more flavorful than smaller summer leeks. This bright, fresh, herbaceous soup takes advantage of three lettuce varieties, packing in a hefty serving of green leafy vegetables in each bowl. With […]

Felicia Slattery
Felicia Slattery

Felicia Slattery is the best-selling author of Plant-Based Slow Cooker Cookbook and Plant-Based Instant Pot Cookbook and an award-winning home cook. She has been actively sharing her recipes on social media and her food blog for well over a decade. Since shifting to a completely plant-based diet, she has become a popular guest on plant-based cooking shows, speaks at plant-based events with her fun and energetic cooking demos, and teaches online cooking classes to both those new to plant-based eating and long-time vegans alike. She is the creator of, and she regularly shares her recipes and stories to help others discover the joy of living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle in her Facebook group and on her YouTube channel, both called Plant-Based Home Cooking with Felicia Slattery.

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