Apple Butter Dessert Tamales

Apple Butter Dessert Tamales

If you’re looking for a festive fall dessert, this is it! All of the flavors of apple pie are stuffed into this fluffy dessert tamale. If you’ve never made tamales and think it’s too difficult, we urge you to reconsider! Once you’ve made a tamale, you realize how easy they really are.

Fluffy masa dough is whipped with vegan butter and vanilla, sweetened with apple juice and coconut sugar, and spiced with cinnamon and ginger, then stuffed with our date-sweetened apple butter and cooked until fluffy and tender!

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Chicken Cutlet Caprese Salad

Chicken Cutlet Caprese Salad takes advantage of end-of-summer heirloom tomatoes with lightly pan-fried chicken cutlets, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Chicken Cutlet Caprese Salad This Chicken Cutlet Caprese Salad is the perfect salad for dinner. It’s hearty and flavorful, and I know you’ll crave it again and again! I love a classic caprese salad, so I’m […]

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Dip

This chicken alfredo dip is out of this world! It’s creamy, cheesy, loaded with chicken, AND made from scratch! It’s perfect for an appetizer or a delicious side dish! I go crazy over anything involving dips! They are SOO good and this one is absolutely no exception!! And while you’re making this one, go ahead…

Hearty Kale Salad with Chipotle Pecan Pesto

Hearty Kale Salad with Chipotle Pecan Pesto

This is not your average kale salad. Seriously, friends. It’s so good! Not only is this salad perfect for fall with its hearty, seasonal veggies and gorgeous autumnal colors, but it’s absurdly flavorful and nutritious to boot!

We could not believe how much we loved the bright, savory, sweet, and smoky qualities of this salad, and it’s safe to say it’s our new favorite way to pack in a ton of nourishing veggies.

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Creamy Chipotle Pecan Pesto

Creamy Chipotle Pecan Pesto

Oh boy, we really did it this time! We took inspiration from Bouldin Creek Cafe for this chipotle pecan pesto but ended up with something that, dare we say, we love even more. It’s undeniably addictive, versatile, and perfect for sandwiches, roasted veggies, wraps, bowls, tacos, salads (recipe coming soon!), and more. This pesto knows no bounds.

We’re sure you’ll agree once you give this creamy, nutty, smoky, and uber savory creation a try!

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Beef Stew with Pumpkin

This hearty beef stew cooks low and slow on the stove with pumpkin (or butternut/acorn squash) added when the beef is tender. Serve with crusty bread to soak up every last drop! Beef Stew with Pumpkin When the temperature starts to drop, I love to warm up with a comforting bowl of stew. Therefore, this […]

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The BEST Gluten-Free Bread (No-Knead!)

The BEST Gluten-Free Bread (No-Knead!)

We aren’t kidding when we say this is the BEST gluten-free bread — it really is! It’s crusty on the outside, soft on the inside, fluffy, flavorful, and amazingly versatile. Not only that, but it’s also vegan and there’s no kneading required! Whoa! Isn’t that the BEST!? 

We (of course) encourage you to make all your sandwich dreams come true with this bread, but you can also toast it up for breakfast or use it to make French toast, garlic bread, bread pudding, croutons, and beyond!

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is a rustic Italian chicken dish made with bell peppers and mushrooms simmered in tomato sauce. Chicken Cacciatore It’s great over pasta, polenta or mashed potatoes. This is the version my Mom always made for us when I was a child, which I’ve always loved. I modified Mom’s recipe to make it a […]

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are the perfect combination of moist and savory on the outside and sweet and tangy on the inside! Pumpkin season is officially underway and these muffins are here for it! Muffins are simple to make and perfect for a grab-and-go snack or breakfast! For more delicious muffin recipes try these Pumpkin…

Curry Roasted Parsnip Fries

Curry Roasted Parsnip Fries

Parsnips don’t get much love, and we think that should change. Perhaps this recipe will convince you to give them a try!

Why we love them as fries: They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, cook really fast, and have the texture of a sweet potato fry with the taste of a potato-carrot hybrid (so good, right?). And when tossed in a bit of oil, salt, and our go-to vibrant curry powder, the flavors are perfectly balanced.

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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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Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash

Roasted parmesan acorn squash is deliciously smooth and loaded with flavor! Mixed with these amazing spices, once this is cooked up, you will have found your own little slice of heaven! Any vegetables that you can roast up and eat on a dime are winners in my book! This recipe is especially delicious when you…

Savory Teff Crepes with Miso Squash Filling

Savory Teff Crepes with Miso Squash Filling

Not to brag, but we really hit it out of the park with these nourishing and delicious Ethiopian-inspired teff crepes! The crepes themselves are endlessly versatile, wholesome, and nutty, and pair beautifully with the warm miso roasted vegetable filling. We’re sure you’ll agree once you give them a try!

The crepes could also be filled with an endless variety of savory goodness, or you could take them to the sweet side with a fresh fruit filling — yum!

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Friends, we have another sumptuous overnight oat recipe for you, this time apple pie inspired! We are both oat and apple obsessed, so the combination of the two was inevitable. This simple, 9-ingredient recipe is perfect for fall and meal prep for busy mornings. We went for cooked apples to really highlight a pie-like texture. And it’s naturally sweetened to keep things on the wholesome side. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta (30 Minutes!)

Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta (30 Minutes!)

Pink pasta?! When we heard about this creamy, vibrant dish, we knew we had to give a plant-based version a try! Spoiler alert? Major success! 

Rich, savory tomato sauce pairs with vegan cashew cream and noodles for the most comforting bowl of goodness. Just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this weeknight-friendly main or side. Let’s make pasta!

Recipe Inspiration: Penne alla Vodka

This vegan pink pasta was inspired by Female Foodie’s recipe, which was inspired by an Italian restaurant in Newport Beach, California.

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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips is a healthy crunchy snack that is going to impress! Crunchy, crispy, sweet, and a bit spicy, these are going to change snack time! I love apples, they are sweet, crunchy, and are divine in all sorts of dishes. Try them in Apple Salad, Apple Cake, and Pork Chops with…

Homemade Caramel Apples

Celebrate fall by making these gourmet homemade caramel apples! They are the perfect blend of tart and sweet, topped with layers of indulgent caramel. Need to satisfy a caramel craving? Check out salted caramel popcorn, caramel apple pie, and carmelitas recipes for a more rich, irresistible flavor. The BEST Homemade Caramel Apple Recipe I am…

Homemade Caramel Sauce

This homemade caramel sauce is straight from heaven! Its ooey-gooey, deliciously sweet flavor will have you over the moon excited, especially when you realize that you can add this to just about anything! Made from only a few ingredients, this caramel sauce is super easy to make and will impress even the toughest of critics.…

Praline Apple Bundt Cake

Praline Apple Bundt Cake is loaded with apples, pecans and covered in a brown sugar praline glaze — the perfect fall dessert! It’s a new favorite that I’m sure will make its appearance more than once this fall! Filled with all of the essential fall ingredients to make a delicious dessert, this bundt cake will…