Simple But Perfect Vegetable Soup

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!

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Italian Herb Tofu & Winter Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal

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 Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats (3 Ingredients!)

Easy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats (3 Ingredients!)

The pups have voted: These homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats are worthy of the MB blog! They’re crispy, peanutty, wholesome, easy to make, and our pups were begging for more. Even our friend’s pickier dog went crazy for them!

Bonus? They’re human-approved for ease and affordability — just 3 simple ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let’s make dog treats!

All you need for these wholesome dog treats is:

  • Peanut butter – a favorite ingredient among dogs that boasts plenty of healthy fat and protein
  • Pumpkin purée (store-bought or homemade) – soothing for pups’ digestion and adds plenty of fiber and micronutrients
  • Oat flour – oats add even more fiber, vitamins, and minerals and help the treats crisp up in the oven!

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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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Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

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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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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Garlicky Vegan Potato Gratin

Garlicky Vegan Potato Gratin

We already had mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and scalloped potatoes, but there was something special missing from our potato-themed holiday side dish collection! Say hello to the (vegan) potato gratin — a creamy and classic side that’s stunning enough for any celebration! 

Whether you prefer Yukon gold potatoes, purple potatoes, or sweet potatoes, this dish has you covered. It’s full of garlicky, savory goodness thanks to a dreamy dairy-free sauce, and it requires just 8 ingredients!

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Classic Vegan Gluten-Free Stuffing

Classic Vegan Gluten-Free Stuffing

Everyone enjoys different traditions around the holidays. But there’s one we all agree on here at MB: Stuffing at Thanksgiving is essential! And this stuffing? It’s the STUFF (😉) dreams are made of! 

Our modern take has all the classic flavors you know and love, but without the gluten. Plus, it’s vegan and made with 10 simple ingredients. Say hello to the ultimate savory side for the holiday table.

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Artisan Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

Artisan Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

Friends, we can’t WAIT for you to try these! What started as a different recipe morphed into these amazing gluten-free dinner rolls (and we’re not mad about it)! Not to be dramatic, but they might change your life. 

What you need to know: They’re perfectly crusty on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, and have an incredible toasty, whole-grain taste just like your favorite artisan rolls (but gluten-free and vegan)!

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Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust (Vegan)

Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust (Vegan)

A FLAKY, buttery pie crust that holds its shape and is vegan and gluten-free? It’s possible, friends. More than possible, it’s delicious! And it requires just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of chilling! 

It’s all made possible by our NEW all-purpose gluten-free flour blend, which has a neutral but sweet taste and creates a sturdy and reliable crust. All that’s left is to pick your favorite filling and impress your friends!

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Easy Vegan Stuffed Shells

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!

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Southwestern Butternut Squash & Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

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 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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Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto (Instant Pot Friendly!)

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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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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