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Plant Based 411

  • Image of Koshari
    Melissas Produce

    Koshari/Kushari/Kosheri/Koshary

    April 2024
    Considered Egypt’s national dish, koshari originated in India in the 14th century and then made its way to Egypt in the late 19th century during the British occupation.
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  • Image of Plant-Based Baked Wontons
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    Plant-Based Baked Wontons

    February 2024
    Whether fried or baked and eaten as an appetizer or formed and plopped into some steaming hot broth with Asian veggies, wontons are traditionally a popular comfort food that also happily appears during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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  • Image of Zucchini Carrot Cake with Creamy Cheesy Icing
    Melissa's Produce

    You Can Have Your Cake and Eat Your Veggies Too

    June 2023
    One of the easiest roads to take when you’re going on a test drive down the plant-based highway is to start with a conventional recipe and simply replace any ingredients that won’t get you where you want to go.
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  • Image of Plant-Based Minestrone
    Melissa's Produce

    Brisk Winds Call for Big Soup

    March 2023
    Minestrone is Italian for “big soup,” so it’s no surprise that this thick mélange of seasonal vegetables not only originated there but is the most popular soup in Italy.
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  • Image of Eggy Sandwich
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    Plant-Based Style Sandwiches

    June 2022
    The Earl of Sandwich may be the namesake of this food form, but he didn’t actually invent it; he was just its most ardent promoter. Actually, some type of sandwich has existed in numerous variations for thousands of years.
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