Brussels Sprouts Marinated with Sesame and Rice Wine Vinegar

If youve never tried eating raw Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try. It also works with other thinly sliced or shredded cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage, or turnips.

Flounder Baked with Grapes and Almonds

Quick, easy, and elegant, this dish pairs perfectly with a whole grain side.

Cocoa Banana Ice Cream

Keep a bag of banana pieces in the freezer for a quick and delicious any-time chocolatey treat. (It works without the peanuts as well.)

Red Lentils with Lime and Cilantro

Red Lentils with Lime and Cilantro recipe.

Simple Kimchi

The popular Korean condiment, kimchi, is simple to make and is an excellent introduction to making your own fermented vegetables. Kimchi can be eaten on its own, or used to liven up stir-fries, scrambled eggs, tacos, and grain bowls. Before you begin preparation, make sure you have a clean 2-qt (or two 1-qt) mason jar(s) on hand. This recipe makes a fairly large batch. Cut the recipe in half, if you prefer.

Crispy Fig-Sesame Cookies

This simple, all-natural, fiber-rich snack can satisfy a sweet tooth as well as an urge for crunch.

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Broccoli

Quinoa replaces the bulgur wheat traditionally used in this Mediterranean dish. This naturally gluten-free recipe provides complete plant protein.

Salmon with Peas and Garlic

Salmon with Peas and Garlic recipe.

Avocado, Fennel, Carrot and Radish Salad

Avocado, Fennel, Carrot and Radish Salad recipe.

Spring Vegetable Salad

Featuring spring vegetables, strawberries, citrus and sweet onion, this colorful salad is truly a celebration of spring. Prepare the dressing and ingredients in advance, but assemble and toss with dressing just before serving. Even though sweet onions are less pungent than other varieties, it is a good idea to soak them in ice water to temper their bite before tossing into a salad. Almonds complement the flavors well, but other nuts, such as walnuts, pecans or pistachios, would make a delicious topping as well.