Good Food at Work

Spicy Lentil Cakes

  By Mary Ellen Penn

Sriracha or the hot sauce of your choice gives these healthy vegan-friendly delights a delicious kick!

Prep times indicated do not include the time needed to soak the lentils and rice.

  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Beet and Carrot Soup

  By Bob Merberg

Beets are making a comeback, and this beautiful soup is sure to delight. Of course, it requires someplace to reheat it at the office. But here's a tip for the adventurous: During the warm days of summer, try this soup cold. Refreshing!

  • Prep: 26 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Guacamole

  By Heather ORourke

Everyone loves guacamole, so it makes the perfect dip to bring to parties or whatever. And it's super easy to make, but I guess not everyone knows how to make it so here's a the recipe. I know some people add sour cream but yuck!

If you ask me, the garlic is the secret ingredient, or finding the perfect balance of the salt and the garlic.

  • Prep: 5 mins

Yummy Eggless Meringue!

  By Bob Merberg

This meringue is as tasty as any, and has a shocking secret ingredient. That's right: The water from a can of chickpeas. But don't be put off. Give it a try and you'll be amazed -- it tastes just like the meringue you'd get at the finest bakery.

To make it a little healthier, you can try just using 1/3 cup of sugar instead of 2/3.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs

Chard Fritters

  By Maura

These can be made ahead of time, then reheated in a microwave for any office gathering. You can make much smaller fritters, like "sliders," for a convenient finger food.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
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Smoothie with Cayenne and Espresso

Cayenne, espresso, and peanut butter are an amazing combo! You can even toss some cacao nibs in there. This is a great, healthy power smoothie. It does require a blender, ideally a super strong one like Vitamix, so it's not an everyday thing unless your job for some reason has a blender. But if you can bring a blender in for a special event, you can mix these up, a few at a time, and your co-workers will thank you!

  By Ellie Beck

cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar

A simple and delicious recipe. Any substitutions or additions can work. Can be used as a dip with whole wheat pita chips, or as a topping to veggie burgers or anything!

  By Maura

Patriot parfait with red, white, and blue

Patriot’s Parfait

Hopefully, you don't work on July 4th! But if you do, or if you want a refreshing, healthy, summer treat for co-workers in the days leading up to the holiday, these easy and beautiful parfaits will do the job!

  By Marguerite DeSantos

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