Vegetarian Deli Reuben Sandwich

If you love overstuffed, warm Deli Reuben sandwiches, you have to try this vegetarian version. It has all of the flavors of the sauerkraut, with the sweet relish dressing and swiss cheese, but with a meat substitute of marinated and crisped tempeh or tofu. Make sure to load on the Kraut and dressing and eat alongside my sweet potato fries for a delicious deli dinner at home!
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Hands down, my favorite chicken kebabs are pargiyot, as they are called in Israel, aka boneless chicken thighs. They stay moist and full of flavor when grilled and all you have to do is rub them with a middle-eastern spice rub. Stick them on a skewer and grill them and close your eyes and you will be transported to Israel.
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This is our go to salad and dressing, which you can throw together while someone is setting the table. My favorite way to make this dressing (or any dressing) is to put all of the ingredients into a small jar with a lid and shake it well. Once you get the hang of it, you can switch up the vinegars, oils and spices and make it your own!
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Grilling a Thanksgiving Turkey? You heard me right… This has become our annual Thanksgiving tradition, as untraditional as it is. Not only does grilling a turkey take half the time as roasting it in the oven, but the smoky flavor is a nice break from the traditional roasted bird. If you’re up for something new, give this preparation a try.

Spanish Omelet

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I remember making Spanish Omelets as a kid – in fact, I think this is one of the first full dishes I really learned how to make on my own. The great thing about this is that there is not one formula for making this omelet, so it’s a great last minute meal when you have nothing but the basics in your pantry and fridge. In my version, you just fill it with your favorite sautéed vegetables and cheese, top it with a simple tomato sauce and you have an easy and delicious dinner on the table in minutes. Keep this recipe in mind for the day before Thanksgiving, when in the midst of all the preparation chaos, there are still hungry little people that want to be fed….

Sweet potatoes with chickpeas

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There’s always drama around the vegetarian at the Thanksgiving Table: What should I make for the person who isn’t going to eat turkey? This is a great vegan dish, which features sweet potatoes (a thanksgiving staple) and is a great meatless meal any night of the week. The addition of protein with the crispy roasted chickpeas and the warm sweet potatoes drizzled with spicy tahini will have all the turkey eaters asking for a bite! (adapted from Cooking Light)

Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

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This is one of those meals that just smells like home. Not only is it a really comforting meal, but it is an easy to make, one dish meal. You layer the potatoes and onions on the bottom of the dish and top them with the chicken. As they cook together, the onions caramelize into sweet goodness, while the potatoes get creamy and flavored by the chicken and spices. Serve this chicken with a simple green salad or my roasted string beans or carrots.

Crispy Breaded Salmon Sticks

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Who doesn’t like fish sticks? I know that it’s often the adults who head straight for the fish sticks when they see them on the kids table. My husband, who is definitely guilty of stealing kids fish sticks, came up with this great twist on breaded fish. The adults and kids alike will not be able to resist these crispy and moist fish sticks, made from salmon, instead of white fish. No matter how much we make, there are never any leftover!

Grilled Spiced Wings

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Sunday nights in the summer tend to be our BBQ night. We’re not rushing home from work and we love to be outside, especially towards evening as it cools off. These Grilled Wings are a family favorite, with their sweet and spicy rub that crisps up on the grill. I found this great recipe watching Cooks Country, where they test out all kinds of methods and come up with the best one. These wings are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. I serve the wigs with a quick homemade vegan garlic ranch.