Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Vegan)

Friends, these chocolate crinkle cookies are a must for holiday baking! They’re super chocolaty, optionally minty, and have a signature crackly crust. What’s a crinkle cookie without a crackly crust?!

Oh wait, it gets better. Did we mention they’re chewy and fudgy with fluffy centers?! It’s magic!

Your guests will be going back for seconds (or thirds), never knowing they’re gluten-free and vegan! It really is magic.

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Crispy Vegan Gluten-Free Latkes

Crispy Vegan Gluten-Free Latkes

Potatoes and onions in pancake form? It’s a favorite for a reason, friends. These vegan and gluten-free latkes are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, SO delicious, and perfect for the holidays and beyond! 

These latkes might look unassuming, but they took many tests to perfect. Not only is the final result fluffy, savory, and incredibly comforting, but they require just 1 bowl, 30 minutes, and 7 ingredients to make!

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Garlicky Vegan Creamed Spinach

Garlicky Vegan Creamed Spinach

We love bringing you reimagined classics, and this garlicky vegan creamed spinach is no exception! It’s easy, elegant, and the perfect side for your holiday table and beyond.

Spinach and garlic simmer until buttery and tender in a creamy, flavorful cashew-miso sauce. The result is incredibly savory, nourishing greens that are lighter than your average creamed spinach! Plus, just 20 minutes and 8 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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How To Make Breadcrumbs (Plain or Italian)

How To Make Breadcrumbs (Plain or Italian)

You’re out of breadcrumbs but need them for a recipe? Been there, friends! Luckily, there’s an easier option than running to the store. Homemade breadcrumbs are super easy to make (just 1 ingredient and 25 minutes), a great way to use up stale (or fresh) bread, and keep well for months in the freezer. Plus, they taste so much better than store-bought!

Add them in any recipe that calls for breadcrumbs, including gratins, casseroles, veggie burgers, “meatloaf,” or meatballs.

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Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs

Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs

Ever in the mood for roasted chicken but don’t want to go to the full effort? Us too! We have a remedy. Say hello to your NEW weeknight go-to: Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs! All the tender meat, crispy skin, and satisfaction of roasted chicken, with much less work and half the time

These chicken thighs are perfect for weeknights or meal prep yet elegant enough to be the centerpiece at a dinner party.

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Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Into making veggies delicious and exciting? This roasted cauliflower salad does just that! Flavors and textures abound with smoky + zesty spices, sweet roasted red onions, crunchy pistachios, and tart pomegranate molasses.

It’s a show-stopping side inspired by Ottolenghi. Perfect for the holiday table, but also easy enough to throw together on a weeknight. Just 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Dairy-Free!)

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Dairy-Free!)

‘Tis the season, friends! We’ve taken inspiration from the ever-classic Pumpkin Spice Latte and put our own twist on it with this super simple homemade coffee creamer. The result: dairy-free, naturally sweetened pumpkin spice lattes FAST.

This ultra creamy and perfectly-spiced coffee companion adds the dreamiest touch of fall to hot or iced coffee or tea! And it comes together in just 5 minutes with 8 ingredients you probably have around right now.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

I don’t know if we should be telling you this but…these cookies are inspired by dog biscuits.

It’s true! Allow us to explain.

We recently created a recipe for simple, nutritious peanut butter dog treats (recipe coming soon!), and we of course had to sample them. “Not bad,” we thought. And we wondered what would happen if we sweetened them a bit and turned them into cookies.

Spoiler alert: MAJOR WIN.

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5-Minute Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce

5-Minute Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce

Introducing the world’s easiest enchilada sauce! This pumpkin enchilada sauce comes together in a blender (no cooking required!) in just 5 minutes with 9 pantry staple ingredients.

It’s rich, smoky, spicy, and a beautiful vibrant orange color (hello, antioxidants!). What’s not to love!? Let’s make this thing!

Origin of Enchilada Sauce

The word enchilada comes from “enchilar,” which means “to season with chile.” And chilies are at the heart of enchilada sauce (a.k.a.

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Hot Spiced Apple Cider (No Added Sugar)

Hot Spiced Apple Cider (No Added Sugar)

There’s nothing quite like the sweet and spicy smell of homemade spiced apple cider filling your home in the fall. And it tastes just as good as it smells. This version is quick & easy, made with accessible ingredients, and has no added sugar, allowing the natural sweetness of the apples to shine. OH yes!

It’s a crowd-pleasing drink perfect for holiday entertaining, chilly days, and celebrating apple season.

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Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans (30 Minutes!)

Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans (30 Minutes!)

Friends! We’re SO excited about this one. This dish is inspired by a recipe from the talented Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. We’ve simplified and veganized her delicious recipe for the ultimate “cheesy” and saucy plant-based entrée!

This zippy and savory meal takes all the things you love about pizza and pasta and pairs them with fiber- and protein-rich beans! And (if you can believe it) it requires just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes.

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Garlicky Sautéed Greens

Garlicky Sautéed Greens

Eat your vegetables, they say, and we really try! But it’s so much more enjoyable (and more likely to happen) when they taste good. Enter our go-to sautéed greens recipe that actually makes us crave leafy greens! They’re garlicky, bright, flavorful, nutrient-packed, and come together fast with just 5 ingredients.

Got kale? Chard? Collards? Mustard, turnip, or beet greens? They all work here! This recipe is super versatile and easy enough for weeknights or meal prep.

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Perfect Stovetop Popcorn (5 Minutes!)

Perfect Stovetop Popcorn (5 Minutes!)

Confession time, friends. We’re no strangers to burnt popcorn (there are some pots that can testify), but failure can be the best teacher! We now know that with the right method, perfect stovetop popcorn is possible (every time!), and there’s nothing quite like it! It’s SO quick, undeniably snackable, and totally customizable! 

Make your next at-home movie night special with this homemade popcorn, ready in just 5 minutes with 1 pot and 3 ingredients!

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15-Minute “Fire Cider”

15-Minute “Fire Cider”

Intrigued by the health benefits of fire cider but not into the 1-month wait for it to be ready? That’d be us, friends, and there’s a solution! Introducing fire cider-inspired wellness shots made in just 15 minutes with easy-to-find ingredients

They’re vibrant, spicy, potent (oh yeah), and tasty, too! They’re also great for stimulating digestion and warming you up from the inside out, no matter the season.

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Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dukkah & Honey

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dukkah & Honey

If there’s a list of the most misunderstood veggies, Brussels sprouts are likely at the top. But when done right (roasted until crispy), they’re downright drool-worthy! And when tossed with crunchy nuts, sweet honey, and savory dukkah seasoning (like at Aba in Austin)? Next level!

This 7-ingredient crowd-pleasing side comes together in just 30 minutes and is worthy of impressing dinner guests or serving at the holiday table.

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Super Simple Dukkah Seasoning (Egyptian-Inspired)

Super Simple Dukkah Seasoning (Egyptian-Inspired)

Crunchy, flavorful, savory… What’s not to love?! This Egyptian-inspired dukkah is a delicious and easy spice mix that adds instant flavor and nutrition to nearly any dish! We love it on roasted vegetables (recipe coming soon!), salads, avocado toast, dips, bowls, and more! 

While hazelnuts are most commonly used in dukkah, we found pepitas to be equally delicious, simpler, more affordable, and suitable for nut-free eaters too.

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10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

Avocado toast? We’re not over it. It’s hard to beat the quick, easy, and savory goodness of this breakfast staple, but topped with subtly spicy sautéed mushrooms?! It’s a must-try, friends!

We love this mushroom avocado toast on its own as a snack, but it’s also perfect for breakfast with greens or alongside a fried egg. Just 1 pan, 7 ingredients, and 10 minutes required.

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Garlicky Homemade Croutons

Garlicky Homemade Croutons

Who could say no to toasty and savory little bites of bread!? Not us. Flavorful, crunchy croutons are always a welcome addition to soups and salads, and they also happen to be SO quick and easy to make at home! 

Once you give these homemade croutons a taste, we’re sure you’ll be putting them on everything, or just eating them right off the baking sheet.

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