Q: I've started planning Easter dinner for my family. We have 6 adults, two of them vegan. My plan is to do lamb chops for the carnivores and go vegan for the side dishes. My other challenge is that I'm on-call Sunday morning so I need things that can be prepared a head of time.
Editor: Beth, bean and grain salads are satisfying and easy to make ahead. Here are a couple recipes, along with a vegan spring salad that I recently served at a brunch (and made one day ahead!):
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