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New #CookClub recipe: Smoky Vegan Burgers

Here's a meat-free burger for the summer cookout season that can easily be made vegan.

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    Beets are "the most underappreciated food in the history of eating," according to Carolyn Pierini, a nutrition consultant at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) meeting in Hollywood, Fla., last month. Beets have been used as a food source for centuries because they can be grown most of the year in a …

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    In the great-for-summer Pineapple Core Ceviche, the acid in the marinade essentially “cooks” the raw shrimp.
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    Robert Irvine

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    By Michelle Stark Times Food Editor

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    Vegans can enjoy tasty burgers too. This one is made with sweet potatoes and cannellini beans and topped with avocado and onion.