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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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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Tandoori Tofu Sheet Pan Dinner

Tandoori Tofu Sheet Pan Dinner

Dinner made on 1 pan with 7 ingredients? That’s our kind of meal! This sheet pan dinner features crumbled tofu, tender roasted vegetables, and our Indian-inspired tandoori spice mix. It’s flavorful, oh so satisfying, and plant-based, and we’re in love with how simple and versatile it is! 

If you don’t have the exact veggies we used, use what you have for an empty-the-fridge party (Can we come?).

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Easy Tandoori Spice Mix (6 Ingredients!)

Easy Tandoori Spice Mix (6 Ingredients!)

Say hello to our simplified, inspired version of Tandoori Masala! Inspired by the ingredients in the Whole Foods store-bought version of this spice mix, this easy homemade version comes together with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes! It’s smoky, earthy, balanced, and perfect for seasoning chickpeas, tofu, roasted vegetables, chicken, and beyond!

What is Tandoori Masala?

A tandoor is a type of clay oven used originally in northern India and Pakistan, and masala refers to any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder for use in Indian cooking.

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Super Garlicky Tomato Soup with Smashed White Beans

Super Garlicky Tomato Soup with Smashed White Beans

Is there ever such a thing as too much tomato soup? The answer is no. And most definitely not when there are grilled cheese sandwiches around.

This super garlicky version has coconut milk for dairy-free creaminess, red pepper flakes for a little kick, and smashed white beans for fiber and satisfaction. It’s balanced, warming, and comes together in just 30 minutes with 1 pot and 10 ingredients.

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Fudgy Tahini Date Chocolate Bars

Fudgy Tahini Date Chocolate Bars

If chocolate had best friends, tahini and dates would definitely be in the running! It’s one of our favorite combos, and we’ve put them together in this creamy, decadent treat inspired by Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars. 

These fudgy, beautiful bars are made with simple, wholesome ingredients, and this version is naturally nut-free! With just 6 ingredients and 25 minutes required, your chocolate club membership awaits!

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How to Cook Sugar Snap Peas (Perfect Every Time!)

How to Cook Sugar Snap Peas (Perfect Every Time!)

If snap peas aren’t on your list of favorite veggies, we think you’ll reconsider when you give these sautéed sugar snap peas a try! They’re fresh, perfectly crunchy, and a little zesty. It’s no surprise they’re one of our new favorite sides! 

Even better?! They’re SO easy. Just 1 pan, 5 minutes, and 3 ingredients required! We promise you won’t regret giving these (bright, salty, delightful) snap peas a try.

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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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How to Make Roasted Red Peppers

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just put a pepper in the oven? We can confirm that deliciousness happens (truly)! Roasted red peppers are one of the unsung heroes of the kitchen, bringing sweet and fruity brightness along with smoky and savory satisfaction. 

With roasted red peppers, you can make classics like Romesco Sauce and Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup, but the possibilities are endless.

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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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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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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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Easy 1-Pot Tomato Soup (Vegan)

Easy 1-Pot Tomato Soup (Vegan)

Is there anything better than a classic bowl of tomato soup? When it’s creamy, comforting, savory, and perfectly balanced like this one, we think not! This version has all the amazing tomato soup flavor you know and love thanks to simple ingredients and quick and easy methods!

This 1-pot wonder is the perfect pairing for grilled cheese sandwiches, vegan BLTs, grilled romaine salads, and beyond. Let us show you how it’s done! 

How to Make Tomato Soup

The elements of a classic tomato soup are simple: sautéed onions, garlic, and dried basil bring depth of flavor, while whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes (a super sweet and balanced variety!) bring all tomato lovers’ dreams to life.

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