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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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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Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)
Soft, FLUFFY, and light, yet sturdy? We’re not talking about your favorite pillow. Behold: gluten-free gnocchi that are just as DREAMY, but you definitely don’t want to sleep on these!
Perfect for a cozy night in, fun date night, or family activity, and just as fun to make as they are to eat. Grab 4 simple ingredients and get your water boiling!
What is Gnocchi?
Gnocchi (pronounced nyo-key) is often associated with pasta, since (like pasta) it originated in Italy and is usually eaten as part of the primi course in traditional Italian meals.
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Perfect Roasted Fennel with Garlic & Thyme
They say variety is the spice of life, and we couldn’t agree more! While we love dependable veggies like broccoli, carrots, and greens, fennel is a fun, flavorful way to add something new to the usual veggie rotation.
This perfectly roasted fennel is crispy, caramelized, subtly sweet, and savory. YUM. We love it for a quick and flavorful side with pasta or tossed on top of pizza or salad! Just 1 pan, 6 ingredients, and 25 minutes required.
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Lemon Garlic Pasta with White Beans (Vegan)
Creamy, garlicky pasta — what’s not to love? This quick and easy pasta is the ultimate satisfying, nourishing meal with tomatoes, arugula, and fiber-rich beans. YUM.
Just 10 ingredients required for your new favorite weeknight-friendly pasta, friends. Let us show you how it’s done!
This garlicky pasta starts with (you guessed it) garlic! And there’s more in the sauce, friends. We aren’t playing around! Canned white beans combine with the garlic and some tomatoes for a savory, garlicky base.
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Vegan Bolognese with Mushrooms & Red Lentils
The perfect pasta for your cozy weeknight in? It’s here! This 10-ingredient vegan bolognese is comforting, easy to make, and packed with hearty mushrooms and protein-rich red lentils.
It’s an ideal way to warm up on a chilly night and incorporate nutrients into your everyday sauce in a flavorful way. Let us show you how it’s done!
What is bolognese?
Bolognese is an Italian sauce, typically made with meat, that gets its name from the Italian city of Bologna.
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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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Super Nourishing Beans & Greens (1 Pan!)
At the end of a long day, it’s hard to find the energy to make a nutritious meal (we get it!). Inspired by our fiber-loving pal Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (@theguthealthmd), these super nourishing beans and greens combine two of our favorite budget-friendly foods in a quick and easy dish!
While delicious on its own, we recommend pairing with grains or protein for a satisfying meal! Savory, comforting, and just 8 ingredients, 30 minutes, and 1 pan required.
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Meet the biscotti of your DREAMS: Chocolate and almond marry together perfectly in these undetectably vegan and gluten-free, easy-to-make treats. It’s the ultimate crunchy, sweet, dippable companion for your favorite cozy beverage.
Plus, just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required. Let’s do like the Italians do and bake some biscotti!
How to make gluten-free chocolate almond biscotti
Wanna know the secret to excellent biscotti?
- The dough should be sturdier than cookie dough, and oil-based vs.
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Simple But Perfect Vegetable Soup
Introducing a simple and reliable vegetable and bean soup recipe you can make with what you have on hand! Don’t have a leek? An onion will work beautifully. No celery? Use more carrots! No white beans? Throw in some chickpeas. Not a fan of kale? Skip it or sub another green!
As long as you have something aromatic for flavor (leeks, onions, garlic), a handful of non-starchy veggies (carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans), some starchy veggies (potatoes, rutabagas), and some legumes (beans, lentils, peas) you’re GOLDEN!
Italian Herb Tofu & Winter Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal
Boring weeknight dinners, step aside! This savory, satisfying sheet pan meal, inspired by our fan-favorite Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs, combines caramelized roasted veggies with crumbled tofu and a tahini or garlicky hummus sauce.
The result is a nourishing vegan and gluten-free meal made with just 10 ingredients. Easy to make and packed with plant-based protein, this will become one of your go-tos! The best part?
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Easy Vegan Stuffed Shells
Our EASY Vegan Stuffed Shells give the classic dish a run for its money! Made with a tofu and cashew vegan ricotta, it’s a protein-packed, creamy, cheesy, and OH-SO satisfying meal!
Elegant enough to serve for a celebration or holiday dinner but also great for meal prep (hello comforting lunches all week long). It’s the best of both worlds. Plus, just 9 ingredients required!
Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto (Instant Pot Friendly!)
We try not to play favorites in the MB kitchen, but we’re BIG fans of butternut squash and risotto. It was only a matter of time before we brought them together. This fall-forward risotto combines the sweet and wholesome goodness of butternut squash with roasted garlic and creamy arborio rice for the ultimate comforting entrée! And with the ease of the Instant Pot?
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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
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.
Fluffy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread
We aren’t afraid to admit we love bread, friends. Nothing beats dipping a slice of fresh baked bread into a dish of oil and vinegar or a warm bowl of soup. One of our favorites is focaccia, and today is the day we’re bringing you FLUFFY gluten-free (and vegan!) focaccia.
It’s crusty on the outside, tender on the inside, surprisingly easy to make, AND absolutely stunning!
Pesto “Parmesan” Turkey Meatballs (Dairy & Egg-Free!)
These turkey meatballs? They’re the real deal, friends! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and super flavorful thanks to dairy-free pesto and “parmesan”! Plus, they’re simple to make (just 9 ingredients) and freezer-friendly. OH yes, winners all around!
They’re perfect for meal prep and suitable for our friends who are sensitive to dairy, gluten, or eggs.
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Creamy Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup (1 Pot!)
Friends, it’s no secret we love soup, and this creamy Tuscan-inspired version with white beans and kale is our new favorite for fall and winter! It’s hearty, warming, comforting, SO flavorful, and packed with nourishing veggies and fiber-rich beans. Basically, a hug in a bowl.
It’s ideal for meal prep or freezing and comes together easily in just 1 pot! While satisfying on its own, we also love it with Vegan Garlic Bread, Spicy Tempeh Sausage, or turkey meatballs (recipe coming soon).
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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.