Tropical Fruit Popsicles (No Added Sugar)

Tropical Fruit Popsicles (No Added Sugar)

Any Otter Pop fans out there? Those sweet and icy popsicles carried us through many a hot summer day as kids, and we’ve now given them the ultimate upgrade! These tropical-tasting icy treats are sweetened entirely with whole fruit (yes to fiber!), naturally electrolyte-boosting (hello coconut water), and SO refreshing!

They’re perfect for afternoons by the pool, post-exercise hydration, or as a cool treat after a long day outside.

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Vibrant Mango Beet Smoothie (Antioxidant-Packed!)

Vibrant Mango Beet Smoothie (Antioxidant-Packed!)

Aren’t smoothies the best?! Not only are they creamy, cooling, and quick, but they can secretly contain tons of veggies and antioxidants. Inspired by Juiceland’s Rehydrator, this refreshing smoothie packs in three different veggies (but no one will know by tasting it!).

It’s sweet, tart, SO vibrant, plant-based, and bursting with freshness (hello mango, raspberry, beet, and carrot). Just 8 ingredients, 5 minutes, and 1 blender required.

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The BEST Edamame Guacamole

The BEST Edamame Guacamole

Inspired by True Food Kitchen, this edamame guacamole is truly something special! You’d never guess there’s (fiber- and protein-rich!) edamame hidden in this creamy and classic condiment. 

To get the texture just right, we threw it in the food processor for an extra smooth and satisfying result! Just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes required for this delicious, nutrient-packed dip.

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BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches with Sweet & Spicy Slaw

BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches with Sweet & Spicy Slaw

When it’s BBQ season and you’re craving a hearty, plant-based entrée, we have just the thing: BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches! They’re fresh, flavorful, protein-packed, and perfect for pairing with classic sides like grilled corn and potato salad. 

Bursting with BBQ sauce and topped with a creamy, not-too-spicy sriracha slaw, these saucy sandwiches are seriously swoon-worthy! Plus, they’re easy to make with just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required.

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Easy Vegan Avocado Crema

Easy Vegan Avocado Crema

Look out tacos and enchiladas, there’s a new condiment in town! This avocado crema is SO delicious and endlessly versatile! We’ve been enjoying it for years and decided it needed its own dedicated space on the blog. With a few tweaks to maximize flavor and ensure success every time, it’s here!

This crema is bright, fresh, perfectly rich and creamy, and plant-based, too! Bonus points?

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Zesty Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

Zesty Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

This is the hot sauce we’ve been swooning over for months now and could hardly wait to share with you all! It’s adapted from the Mango Habanero Hot Sauce from the Afro-Vegan cookbook by Bryant Terry (a book we’re huge fans of!). We love the original recipe and have been paring it down for ease without sacrificing on heat.

If you love hot sauce and mangoes, this is a must-try.

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Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Curry (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Curry (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Your new favorite Instant Pot meal has entered the chat! Is that what the kids are saying these days? That trend might be fleeting, but this delicious dish is here to stay! Inspired by the coconut curry from Tarka, it’s rich, comforting, and packed with plant-based flavor. 

Roasted red peppers (DIY or easy peasy from a jar) get blended with tangy tomatoes, creamy coconut milk, and warming spices to create the perfect sauce to match tender sweet potatoes and hearty chickpeas.

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Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy spaghetti squash, this is it! It’s a hearty, flavorful, plant-based stir-fry with spaghetti squash noodles, crispy baked tofu, and tons of colorful veggies. It requires just 10 simple ingredients and is perfect for fall and beyond. Let us show you how it’s done!

Origins of Stir-Fry

Stir frying is a cooking method believed to have originated in China. Traditionally, stir-fries are cooked in a wok with a small amount of hot oil and continuously stirred.

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Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad (Vegan)

Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad (Vegan)

Get ready for summertime in a bowl! This fresh and juicy watermelon salad is bursting with flavor thanks to sweet watermelon, crisp cucumber, bright mint leaves, zingy onions, a hint of spice from jalapeños, and crunchy pepitas (or pistachios). It’s all beautifully balanced with salty vegan feta and a zesty lime dressing. Where do we sign up!?

This is a plant-based take on the classic combo that you don’t want to miss!

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Vibrant Bell Pepper and Zucchini Tacos

Vibrant Bell Pepper and Zucchini Tacos

These easy, herbed veggie tacos were inspired by the seasonal vegetarian taco at a Portland restaurant we love (¿Por Qué No?). They always had a taco with sautéed summery vegetables served in chimichurri sauce, and it was a flavor explosion!

Our inspired version features seared zucchini, onion, and bell pepper, and can be modified with what’s seasonally available. The flavor comes in waves from the searing, the spices, the herbs, and fresh lime juice!

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