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5-Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes

If you don’t know I’m a pancake lover by now, you may never know. My love for these glorious stacks of fluffy goodness runs deep. My dad used to make us HUGE pancakes before school that required two spatulas to… Continue Reading →

Green Pea Curry Hummus

Two things we love: Curry Paste and Hummus. So how could they not be delicious together? That’s what we thought. Spoiler alert: They’re a match made in culinary heaven. Let us show you how this magical dip is made! This… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Protein Shake (Protein Powder-Free!)

Protein smoothies are great and all, but sometimes it’s nice to just eat real food instead of a powder. Would you believe us if we said you can make a delicious plant-based protein shake with more than 20 grams of… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Protein Shake (Protein Powder-Free!)

Protein smoothies are great and all, but sometimes it’s nice to just eat real food instead of a powder. Would you believe us if we said you can make a delicious plant-based protein shake with more than 20 grams of… Continue Reading →

Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”

Friends, put everything you know about cauliflower steak behind you. We’re entering a new era: the era of the CRISPY, COATED, BAKED cauliflower steak! Not only is this recipe incredibly flavorful, colorful, and satisfying, but it also requires just 10… Continue Reading →

Balsamic-Marinated Portobello Pizzas

Friends, are you ready for a flavor bomb?! I hope so, because that’s what you’re going to get with these Balsamic-Marinated Portobello Pizzas. Swoon! Plus, just 10 simple ingredients required for this savory, satisfying entrée or side. Let’s do this!… Continue Reading →

Crispy Shallot Spring Rolls with Seared Tofu

I’ve eaten a lot of spring rolls in my life but these have to be some of the best. Why? A secret, crunchy ingredient: crispy sautéed shallot! Inspired by the spring rolls at Elizabeth Street Cafe in Austin, these are… Continue Reading →

Flavored Protein Powder Review

Since you’ve enjoyed our Vanilla & Chocolate protein powder reviews so much, we decided to round out the collection with a review of flavored plant-based protein powders! Similar to our prior reviews, we did a formal, side-by-side review of some… Continue Reading →

Lemony Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot

The first time we tasted crispy shallots in a salad, we knew we’d hit the jackpot. These crunchy, salty bits of deliciousness have become one of our favorite ways to impress dinner guests (even the salad non-believers). Crispy shallots first… Continue Reading →

Fluffy Vegan Scrambled Eggs

If you’ve ever wanted to make a vegan version of scrambled eggs but craved something a little more special than tofu, this is the recipe for you. Perhaps you’re looking for a more “eggy” texture and flavor than tofu, want… Continue Reading →

Baked Crispy Peanut Tofu

Tofu can either be incredibly bland or the ultimate ingredient for soaking up flavor. Which do you choose? If you’re anything like us, you’ll take the tofu with all the FLAVOR! And when it comes to flavor, this recipe delivers…. Continue Reading →

Lazy 1-Pot Vegan Tom Yum Soup

A while back it was just one of those nights when I didn’t feel like leaving the house but wasn’t sure what to make for dinner. Soup sounded comforting, so I dug through my cabinets to see what I had…. Continue Reading →

1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal

You all enjoyed my Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal so much I immediately knew I wanted to create another flavor variation, which happens to be my favorite combo of all time: Nut butter, banana, chocolate! It’s so easy and comes together in… Continue Reading →

Easy Vegan Lasagna

You might have realized by now that I have a thing for lasagna (exhibit A, B, C, D, and E). But you can never have too much lasagna…am I right?! Lasagna is the ULTIMATE comfort food! This simple 10-ingredient lasagna… Continue Reading →

30-Minute Potato Cauliflower Red Lentil Curry

I’ve been counting down the days to share this curry with you all! It’s incredibly hearty, versatile, and is ready in just 30 minutes. Shall we? This recipe came together on a whim one night when using up odds and… Continue Reading →

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

I can’t shake the fact that banana bread is still my favorite baked good (probably of all time), even after all these years. Nothing quite beats a thick slice of banana bread with a little nut butter and a cup… Continue Reading →

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

When making pour-over coffee, the two biggest factors are: Coffee bean quality Purity of water However, every detail matters. Getting a consistent grind coarseness, using proper measurements, and having the right temperature water will also improve how your cup of… Continue Reading →

Vegan Palak Paneer with Curried Tofu

For years I’ve been wanting to make a plant-based take on palak paneer. The vibrant green color lures me in every time. Thankfully, this recipe is not only simple to make, but also incredibly delicious and requires just 30 minutes!… Continue Reading →

1-Pan Tempeh Bolognese

This hearty, 1-pan tempeh bolognese is a plant-based take on a classic that pairs perfectly with pastas, eggplant parmesan, lasagna, and more! Plus, it comes together in just 30 minutes. Let me show you how it’s done. This bolognese starts… Continue Reading →

Warming Winter Smoothie

Do you ever miss smoothies in the wintertime? I do. I love the nutrition smoothies provide, but often find they’re too cooling and can even slow my digestion down when colder weather arrives. After doing some research on the ancient… Continue Reading →

My Go-To Guacamole

Over the years I’ve made dozens of batches of guacamole at home, each one a little different and more nuanced than the last. I’ve tried varying quantities of ingredients, using limes vs. lemons, playing with different spices and textures, and… Continue Reading →

Easy DIY Harissa Paste

Have you ever seen a recipe that called for “harissa paste,” but weren’t sure what it was? I’ve been there. In my earlier days of cooking I used to either skip it altogether, or substitute with whatever hot sauce I had… Continue Reading →

Easy 1-Pot Black Bean Soup

In college I subsisted on cafe lunches to power me through writing papers and studying for tests. Panera was a frequent stop of mine since they had salads and soups and SO much coffee. One of my go-to’s was their… Continue Reading →

5-Minute Mushroom Latte (2 Ways!)

If you’re like me, you’re just getting your feet wet in the world of medicinal and adaptogenic mushrooms. Until recently, I never would’ve dreamed of putting mushrooms anywhere near my coffee or hot chocolate, but now I’m putting them in… Continue Reading →

30-Minute Tempeh Stir-Fry

Everyone needs a good, classic stir fry recipe in their back pocket for quick lunches and dinners, and I think this should be the one. It comes together in just 30 minutes, uses up leftover grains and vegetables from the… Continue Reading →

Simple Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Every cook should know how to make a simple side salad and lemon vinaigrette. It’s the easy side dish to pair with just about any entrée, comes together in 10 minutes with simple ingredients, and is incredibly versatile. Let me… Continue Reading →

1-Pot Cauliflower Dal Green Curry

When winter comes and the nights get cold, I crave comfort food…but I still want my greens. That’s literally where inspiration for this dish came from: “How do I eat so many cooked greens?” I love this dish because it’s… Continue Reading →

5-Ingredient Golden Milk Snack Bites

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to recreate the comforting flavors of golden milk in a portable snack. I theorized a bar might work, but then remembered how very delicious my no-bake cake bites were and I couldn’t get… Continue Reading →

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots

When considering what type of beverage to share for New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, my mind initially went to mocktails. They’re fruity and booze-free—what’s not to love? Well, if I’m honest, I’m not a huge mocktail fan. Then I… Continue Reading →

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Hash Browns

When testing our Garlicky Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta, I experimented with the best way to turn sweet potatoes into pasta. One such experiment led me to discover that frying them in a skillet makes the perfect hash brown-style sweet potatoes,… Continue Reading →

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