16 Simple and easy vegetarian recipes for August

Breakfast:

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Blueberry breakfast bruschetta
Simple to make, delicious to eat, and great for every day of the week -- but especially on weekends. "Enjoy this appetizer over brunch, with good friends and plenty of mimosas."

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Mini swiss chard and ricotta frittatas
"These muffin-sized frittatas are the perfect bite-sized treat for breakfast and brunches, and feature healthful garden greens."

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Corn and potato summer skillet salad
"Summer time isn't complete without some good skillet meals featuring country-style potatoes and corn. This warm and spicy salad is a perfect dish for the season."

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Crispy zucchini pancakes
"These little crispy snacks are great for brunches, or for a healthier way to satisfy that craving for some fried comfort food."

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Orange zest pancakes spiked with beer
"There is only one thing that can make these orange and vanilla pancakes better: beer! I used Orange and Black from Moylen's Brewery, which is equally enjoyable in a glass just by itself. And it is sustainable!"

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Pan-seared oatmeal with blueberries
"Admit it, oatmeal has an image problem. As tasty as it is, and I am not just talking cookies here, it's rather unattractive to look at. But with a little pan-searing, you can turn the lumpy and gooey mixture into something divine. Enjoy this recipe with a mimosa."

Lunch and Dinner:

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Peach and tomato salsa
"Nothing says summer like peaches and tomatos -- so why not combine them into a sweet and flavorful salsa!"

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Cucumber, tomato and feta salad with mint
"Growing up, the cucumber was a culinary staple. It was prominent in many of the Armenian dishes my mother made and, well, it has now become a staple at my house. This is my go-to cucumber recipe; it's simple, quick and tasty."

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Southwest chipotle chickpea burgers
"Flavorful and filling, these burgers are a delicious and healthy option for a meatless summertime lunch or dinner."

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Simple and healthy curried chickpeas
"Easy, quick, and really healthful, this simple meal is perfect for nights when you're in a rush but still want something with flavor and substance."

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Chilled avocado soup with jalapeño and lime
"Cool, creamy, and with a hint of spice, this soup is the perfect compliment to a hot summer's day."

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Southwestern green chile stew
"Beans, loads of vegetables, lots and lots and lots of green chiles... this is one amazing, and easy, stew!"

Dessert:

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Almond-crusted baked peaches with cardamom yogurt
"When I am craving a slice of pie but do not feel like fussing with pie crust, I just bake the fruit instead. It's simple, quick and a whole lot healthier. I chose to finish these peaches with a cardamom yogurt sauce to accent."

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Grilled figs with homemade ricotta and honey
"The mission fig is quite possibly my favorite fruit. The fruit's outer layer looks painted on with black and indigo brush marks. And then, when you cut into it--the best part--it reveals its soft pink flesh."

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Jalapeño-spiked cherry pie
"You must know by now just how much I love the combination of sweet and spicy. It made me wonder, will it work with a pie also? Well, yes, yes it will. So stick with me, this is going to be one of the best pies you've ever had. Enjoy it with a Tawny Port."

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Watermelon and cilantro sorbet
Only two ingredients needed for this dessert! "Enjoy this sorbet with some champagne."

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