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Cook the Book: 'Vegetable Literacy' by Deborah Madison

Beet carpaccio (super thinly sliced) with goat cheese and mint vinaigrette (shallots, mint, rice vinegar and walnut oil). I also love Ina Garten's cucumber yogurt soup with red onion, dill and scallion. Roasted cauliflower with harissa cream is also nice :)

Seriously Italian: Almond Olive Oil Cake for Valentine's Day

The cake is fantastic and amazing. I grounded up one cup of almonds in my food processor for the flour and it worked perfectly. I didn't have any almond extract, so I omitted it, but I still got great nutty flavor. The glaze made it pop. What a moist and amazing cake! Did I already say that?! I'm a huge fan. This is my second favorite cake-- after you Zucchini Olive-Oil Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze. Yum.

The Best Basic Guacamole

Thanks! This is delicious. I replaced serrano chili with a small jalapeño and only used 1/3 cup of cilantro-- but the texture and flavor was spot on. Deelish.

The Best Basic Guacamole

Thanks! This is delicious. I replaced serrano chili with a small jalapeño and only used 1/3 cup of cilantro-- but the texture and flavor was spot on. Deelish.

Rose Lemon Sorbet

Quite possibly one of the best ways to beat the heat is with this refreshing and light rose lemon sorbet. Adapted from The Perfect Scoop, this is a simple sorbet to make, just find some rose petals and you'll be set!

Jerusalem's Herb Pie

Adapted from Ottolenghi and Tamimi's Jerusalem, this herb pie will bring people together (and it might even bring peace to the Middle-East). Doesn't everyone agree that melding greens, herbs, cheese and filo together is a good idea!

Swiss Rösti

Rösti- it's like a giant latke but without the egg or flour. I topped mine with shakshuka, a delicious dish of eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce. But you can go Swiss-style and it it plain, which is equally delicious!