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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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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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 Black Bean Enchiladas (GF Optional)

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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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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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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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Thai-Inspired)

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Thai-Inspired)

It’s no secret we love butternut squash and certainly no secret the Instant Pot is a good friend of ours. Putting the two together? It had to happen! This Instant Pot butternut squash soup is creamy, comforting, quick and easy, plus warm and spicy thanks to a touch of Thai red curry paste.

It’s perfect for chilly days and meal prep and pairs beautifully with everything from peanut tempeh to salads and spring rolls.

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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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