Salted Chocolate Banana Nut Muffins (Vegan + GF)
Salted chocolate banana nut muffins — need we say more!? These super fluffy, moist, vegan and gluten-free dreams take your classic banana nut muffin up a notch with flaky sea salt and melty chocolate chips.
Even better? They’re seriously simple to make thanks to our chocolate cake mix. Just 1 bowl, 7 ingredients, and 30 minutes stand in your way. Let’s go!
Inspired by our fan-favorite 1-Bowl Fudgy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, this easier version starts with mashed banana to create a moist, egg-free muffin!
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Nourishing Cabbage, Fennel & Lentil Soup (1 Pot!)
We know what you’re thinking: Cabbage soup isn’t sexy. But is it? Cabbage and fennel just met and they’re now inseparable. This soup is just the beginning of their love affair! Made with Italian seasonings, fresh fennel, and lentils, this soup is savory, nourishing, subtly spicy, and light yet satisfying!
Made in just 1 pot, it’s the perfect easy meal for a cozy weeknight in!
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Vegan Ginger Sesame Noodles with Crispy Tofu
All the flavor and comfort of your favorite noodle stir-fry takeout, but easier than deciding where to order? You bet! This EASY, weeknight-friendly meal is a breeze thanks to one of our favorite kitchen essentials: the sheet pan.
Flavorful seasoned tofu and crispy roasted veggies combine with saucy, gingery sesame noodles for a nourishing, 10-ingredient party in a bowl! Consider dinner planned. Let us show you how it’s done!
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake (3 Ingredients!)
Chocolate cake in 3 MINUTES!? We’ve got you covered. This chocolate mug cake is rich, FLUFFY, and studded with melty chocolate chips. Bonus? No one will guess it’s vegan, gluten-free, and SO easy to make!
With just 1 mug and 3 simple ingredients, you’re about to be cozy on your couch with your new favorite single-serving dessert. Let’s make cake!
How to Make a Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
This seriously easy chocolate cake requires 3 simple ingredients: 1) avocado oil (or melted coconut oil), 2) vanilla extract, and 3) our Chocolate Cake + Cupcake Mix.
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Crispy Rice Paper Chips with Vegan Avocado Dip
Introducing the perfect appetizer for game day festivities (and beyond): super crispy rice paper chips perfect for dipping in a bowl (get it?) of creamy avocado dip. It’s a party in a recipe!
Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes required for this easy, crowd-pleasing snack. Let us show you how we chip ‘n’ dip!
These crispy rice paper chips and avocado dip are inspired by a similar dish at a Japanese-Mexican fusion restaurant called Manta.
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Easy Pesto Pasta Bowls with Crispy Tofu & Veggies
Consider dinner plans sorted thanks to this new weeknight-friendly pasta with pesto-seasoned crispy baked tofu and veggies! Made with simple methods in under an hour, it’s the perfect combination of comfort, ease, nourishment, and FLAVOR.
Just 7 ingredients required for this crowd-pleasing, plant-based meal. Let us show you how it’s done!
First came the pesto tofu and now come the pesto tofu BOWLS! But instead of the tofu cooking on its own, it now has some friends in the form of cherry tomatoes and shallots.
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Crispy Baked Pesto Tofu (5 Ingredients!)
Ever since discovering the BEST method for crispy oven-baked tofu, we’ve been dreaming up other recipes using the same technique. Enter this PESTO variation that’s full of herby, savory goodness. It’s our new favorite!
Made with just 5 ingredients, this versatile plant-based protein is perfect for topping pasta (recipe coming soon), risotto, polenta, and more. Let us show you how it’s done!
How to Make Crispy Pesto Tofu
This 1-pan pesto tofu begins with a couple of our favorite hacks for super crispy tofu with minimal effort:
- Use high protein, super firm tofu to skip the need to press out any excess moisture.
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1-Pot Chipotle Black Bean Chili
Chilly weather calls for chili. We don’t make the rules! This black bean chili has all the hearty satisfaction you know and love about chili, with a new smoky chipotle twist. YUM.
This fiber-packed dish is the perfect plant-based meal for cooler days, or any time you’re craving a warm bowl of nourishment! Just 1 pot and 30 minutes required!
This hearty, 1-pot black bean chili begins with a naturally sweet and savory base of sautéed onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
Miso-Glazed Salmon & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
For those nights when you want a nourishing meal with minimal clean up, sheet pan dinners are a dream. This 10-ingredient version features perfectly cooked salmon, eggplant, and broccolini tossed in a gingery miso glaze. Swoon!
It’s a flavorful, quick & easy, satisfying meal, especially when paired with your choice of grains. Let us show you how it’s done!
The trick to perfectly cooked veggies and salmon on 1 pan?
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5-Ingredient Vegan Protein Waffles (Gluten-Free)
It’s HAPPENING: vegan, gluten-free PROTEIN waffles that are light, FLUFFY, seriously crispy, and have 17+ grams of protein per waffle!
Perfectly sweet, wholesome, and just 1 bowl, 5 ingredients, and 15 minutes required! The hardest part is waiting for your waffle iron to cook them. Let’s make waffles!
How to make protein waffles
Grab these 5 INGREDIENTS, and you’re ready to make protein waffles:
- Pancake + Waffle Mix: Our wholesome vegan and gluten-free mix makes super fluffy pancakes and crispy waffles every time!
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Crispy Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad
This salad is winter comfort in a bowl. Warm roasted root veggies, crispy quinoa, and a tangy balsamic dressing combine for a nourishing salad so tasty it’ll make you crave kale!
Bonus? It comes together in just 30 minutes when using pre-cooked grains. Let us show you how it’s done!
In the spirit of keeping things COZY, this quinoa and kale salad begins with roasting veggies to add warmth and sweetness.
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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
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!
Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)
Picture this: It’s Thanksgiving morning, the pies are prepped, the holiday guests are still sleeping, and you have just enough time to whip up a batch of fresh muffins and enjoy a warm cup of [insert your favorite morning beverage] before the cooking marathon begins. Sounds dreamy, yeah?
These vegan, gluten-free cranberry orange muffins are IT, friends! They’re tender, zesty, and perfectly sweet with just the right balance of tart cranberries.
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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.
Southwestern Butternut Squash & Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
They say it’s the most important meal of the day, and we say it can be the most delicious! This Southwestern-inspired breakfast bowl features smoky enchilada sauce, salty-sweet butternut squash, and satisfying black beans and avocado. Big YUM!
And thanks to protein and fiber-rich black beans it’s (optionally) vegan, or you can add an egg or two for more protein — SO delicious either way!
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Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas (GF Optional)
We’ve been on an enchilada kick lately (sorry, not sorry). And who can blame us for loving a saucy, filling, nourishing dish that keeps well and is great for feeding a crowd!?
These fall-inspired pumpkin black bean enchiladas are all that (and more)! Let us show you how it’s done.
How to Make Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas
These vibrant enchiladas are veggie-packed, “cheesy” (without any cheese), plant-based, (optionally) gluten-free, and feature our NEW smoky 5-minute pumpkin enchilada sauce!
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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.
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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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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