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Green Bean CasseroleBy Kylee Melo, RDThis is a classic recipe that we often see at holiday dinners. But what about a version for vegans? I, for one, have always loved green bean casserole and I finally came to the point where I didn’t want to be left out during the holidays. This recipe is very simple to make and the best part is that nothing comes from a can—it’s all fresh! I did try this recipe with canned green beans, but it just didn’t have that crispy texture to it. If you’re wanting to used canned beans, just use 2 cans instead of the 1 lb. of fresh. But try it with fresh beans, it is SO much better. Either way, don’t forget to enjoy your holiday season.Vegan Holiday Turkey RoastBy Kylee Melo, RDThere are 7.3 million vegetarians who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year. Here is a special recipe to enjoy this holiday season. This is SO much better than the ones you can buy in stores, plus everyone will be impressed at your amazing cooking skills once they taste it. Even non-vegans and vegetarians will love it. So go ahead, impress those taste buds, and make your own vegan turkey this holiday. You can serve this roast alongside our Holiday Stuffing and Gravy! Leftovers? It makes the perfect sandwich meat when you slice it thin. Homemade is always best made. Blessings!Brown Rice and Black-Eyed Peas (Gandules)By María HummelRice with pigeon peas is extremely popular in Puerto Rico, as well as other countries in the Caribbean and northern South America. Many times it is served on special occasions, such as Christmas and other parties. This healthier version is prepared with brown rice and is 100% vegan, so it contains more fiber and less fat than traditional version.Black Bean EnchiladasBy María HummelEnchiladas are one of the most recognized dishes of Mexican cuisine. Its preparation includes the use of some hot sauce, and it is usually stuffed with beef or chicken, and cheese. This version is lighter and healthier since no ingredients of animal origin or oil are used. However, they retain their traditional flavor.Green Baked FalafelBy María HummelFalafel is a highly appreciated dish in the Middle East. It's typically made of chickpea or bean balls or croquettes that are fried and served with tahini sauce, hummus or pita bread. For a healthier version, this falafel is baked instead fried, and has green leafy vegetables for more nutrition.Macaroni and CheeseBy María HummelWith this recipe, macaroni and cheese can be not only healthy, but delicious! There will be no more need to use commonly available ultra-processed mac and cheese on the market because this version will delight both children and adults.Shepherd’s PieBy María HummelThis is a traditional dish in many countries in Latin America as well in other places. The original version almost always has beef, therefore, contains lots of bad cholesterol. By using chickpeas and vegetables, this vegetarian version provides plenty of protein and fiber, as well as excellent taste and texture.Chipped MushroomBy María HummelPeruvian cuisine is well known throughout the world for its quality and flavors. This simple vegetarian version of "Sautéed Loin" does not need meat to give it an exquisite taste and texture. It can be served with brown rice or with any other accompaniment.Low-Fat TamalesBy María HummelThis tamale is prepared with zero refined fats (such as oil or vegetable shortening) or saturated fats (such as lard), and yet retains all the flavor and texture of the original tamales. Your family will be surprised how delicious these healthy tamales are!