Refreshing Ginger Lemonade

Refreshing Ginger Lemonade

The perfect picnic companion and ultimate thirst quencher on a hot summer day? Oh lemonade, we love you! This Easy Ginger Lemonade is tart, subtly sweet, and (you guessed it) SO refreshing

Fresh ginger adds the perfect subtle spiciness and complexity to this classic concoction, and it couldn’t be easier with just 3 ingredients and 25 minutes required.

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Mexican Pasta Salad

Mexican pasta salad is an unbelievably easy and flavorful pasta salad filled with colorful ingredients like black beans, tomatoes, and corn.  With a creamy dressing and spices from onion, cilantro, and cumin, this delicious pasta salad will be the hit of your summer barbecues for sure! We love any pasta salad at our house!  Orzo…

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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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Hazelnuts

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Hazelnuts

This salad has it all, friends! Sweet strawberries, crunchy candied pecans, salty vegan feta, nutrient-packed spinach, and a tangy balsamic dressing. The components marry together for a party in your mouth!

Not only is this salad full of flavor, but it’s so beautiful and easy to make. Just 30 minutes required for this showstopping recipe perfect for hosting or hanging on your own! We love it as the main event topped with protein or alongside creamy pastas or savory soups.

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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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15-Minute BBQ Sauce (Vegan + GF)

15-Minute BBQ Sauce (Vegan + GF)

We wanted to make the Easy Vegan BBQ Sauce from our cookbook even better, but the truth is, friends, it’s already magical. It’s perfectly sweet and tangy, just a little spicy, and FULL of flavor. This slightly modified version has all that flavor, and we simplified it even more. 

It’s made in 1 pot in just 15 minutes and happens to be gluten-free and vegan — and can be naturally sweetened, too.

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Arugula Pasta Salad with Chickpeas and Sun Dried Tomatoes (no mayo)

With spicy arugula, canned chickpeas, sun dried tomatoes, shaved Parmesan and balsamic vinegar, this pasta salad is fresh and delicious and made with no mayo. Arugula Pasta Salad with Chickpeas This delicious light summer pasta salad is perfect for those warm summer nights when you want something more substantial than just salad greens. It’s a […]

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Recipe: Black Tea & Orange Juice Ice Pops


As a kid, orange Popsicles were always my go-to from those big boxes of fruit-flavored icy treats that would make appearances at end-of-year school parties and friends’ summer birthdays. Forget cherry or grape — the citrusy pops were the only kind that mattered in my 9-year-old mind. Now, to be completely honest, if I were faced with that box again, my choice would be the same.
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Easy Baked Chicken Breasts (Juicy, Flavorful!)

Easy Baked Chicken Breasts (Juicy, Flavorful!)

A fail-proof recipe for juicy, tender, flavorful chicken breasts? This is it! We tinkered with a few variations before landing on this perfected version. It’s easy, reliable, umami-filled, and pairs well with just about anything!

Try it with bowls, salads, pasta, and beyond! Bonus points? It requires just 5 ingredients and they’re all pantry staples you probably have around.

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Vegan Pasta Primavera with Roasted Veggies

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Roasted Veggies

What’s that? You’re craving pasta but also want some veggies and protein? Well, you’ve made it to the right recipe. This easy Vegan Pasta Primavera has all the comforting goodness you love about pasta, plus plenty of versatile veggies and protein-packed chickpeas! 

It’s simple, savory, optionally gluten-free, and a delicious way to use up any veggies you have lingering around (who, us?). With just 10 ingredients required, we can’t wait for you to give it a try.

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Delicious Spring Desserts

These spring desserts are bright, colorful, and full of flavor! They are light and tasty with just the right amount of sweetness in each recipe. Desserts are my favorite and using all the fruit and even chocolate in these desserts make them extra special. Try a few more of my Spring recipe roundups like these…

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt, made with only five ingredients, including fresh blueberries, is slightly tart and delicious! Make this in your ice cream maker or a Ninja Creami. Blueberry Frozen Yogurt There’s a farm on Long Island where you can go berry picking, and they make the BEST homemade blueberry ice cream. Since making my chocolate […]

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Spicy Garlic Edamame (The Ultimate Appetizer!)

Spicy Garlic Edamame (The Ultimate Appetizer!)

Restaurant quality edamame at home? Yes, please! Say goodbye to bland and flavorless beans because this Spicy Garlic Edamame is salty-sweet perfection. The sticky sauce clings beautifully to each pod for savory flavor in every bite! 

This edamame is the perfect protein-packed appetizer or side for stir-fries, noodles, and beyond! Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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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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Decadent Chocolate Overnight Oats

Decadent Chocolate Overnight Oats

If someone asks us if we want chocolate, the answer is always YES, where do we sign up?! Enter chocolate overnight oats (a.k.a. the perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast). 

Not only are these overnight oats creamy, nutty, perfectly sweet, and undeniably delicious, but they’re SO easy to make! They come together with just 8 ingredients you probably already have around. It’s chocolate o’clock, so let us show you how it’s done!

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