Quick Crispy Shiitake Bacon

This vegan bacon recipe came to be in a moment of inspiration while making pasta that needed a salty garnish. I had shiitakes on hand and the rest is history!
The result is a savory-sweet, smoky, crispy plant-based bacon that’s SO FAST to make and perf…

Quick Crispy Shiitake Bacon

This vegan bacon recipe came to be in a moment of inspiration while making pasta that needed a salty garnish. I had shiitakes on hand and the rest is history!

The result is a savory-sweet, smoky, crispy plant-based bacon that’s SO FAST to make and perfect for adding to salads, sandwiches (hello vegan BLT), pasta, and more! Just 1 pan, 7 ingredients, and 15 minutes required!

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Easy Caramelized Onions (Oil-Free!)

Caramelized onions without the oil? Friends, we tried it and it’s more than possible! These tender, caramelized bites of goodness are incredibly versatile and perfect for adding sweet-savory flavor to a variety of dishes.
Just 1 pan and 1 ingredient r…

Easy Caramelized Onions (Oil-Free!)

Caramelized onions without the oil? Friends, we tried it and it’s more than possible! These tender, caramelized bites of goodness are incredibly versatile and perfect for adding sweet-savory flavor to a variety of dishes.

Just 1 pan and 1 ingredient required. Let us show you how it’s done!

First, let’s talk about the science of caramelized onions. The process of cooking the onions for a long time breaks down and releases the natural sugars from the onion.

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Best Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe (+ Video)

Man, if there’s anything to celebrate in 2020, it’s that it’s over. And what better way to celebrate than with a good cocktail?
We wanted to take a deep dive and individually test each ingredient in a classic Old Fashioned to really c…

Best Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe (+ Video)

Man, if there’s anything to celebrate in 2020, it’s that it’s over. And what better way to celebrate than with a good cocktail?

We wanted to take a deep dive and individually test each ingredient in a classic Old Fashioned to really come up with that cocktail bar-worthy beverage. Good news: We think we’ve done it.

What is an Old Fashioned?

In simple terms, an Old Fashioned is a cocktail made of bourbon, sugar, bitters, orange, and a cherry.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash (20 Minutes!)

Just when we thought making spaghetti squash couldn’t get any easier, the Instant Pot swoops in with record speed: 20 minutes from start to finish!
This Instant Pot method yields perfectly stringy, tender spaghetti squash that requires just 1 pot and …

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash (20 Minutes!)

Just when we thought making spaghetti squash couldn’t get any easier, the Instant Pot swoops in with record speed: 20 minutes from start to finish!

This Instant Pot method yields perfectly stringy, tender spaghetti squash that requires just 1 pot and 1 ingredient! Perfect for marinara, pesto, alfredo sauce, and beyond. Let us show you how it’s done!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

First things first, it’s important to get a squash that will fit in your Instant Pot!

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Creamy Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

The hunt for our go-to vegan vanilla ice cream is officially over!
This recipe is not only simple to make, but it also yields perfectly sweet, creamy vegan ice cream in 3 hours including freezing! Plus, just 6 ingredients required. Let us show you how …

Creamy Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

The hunt for our go-to vegan vanilla ice cream is officially over!

This recipe is not only simple to make, but it also yields perfectly sweet, creamy vegan ice cream in 3 hours including freezing! Plus, just 6 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

The base for this ice cream is coconut milk + cashew butter. It’s a magical combo that creates a rich, creamy, dreamy texture.

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5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties

OK, be honest. When it comes to mint chocolate, are you a fan or a skeptic?
In all transparency, I used to be in the “keep mint out of my dessert because it tastes like toothpaste” camp. But that changed when I was forced to eat mint chocol…

5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties

OK, be honest. When it comes to mint chocolate, are you a fan or a skeptic?

In all transparency, I used to be in the “keep mint out of my dessert because it tastes like toothpaste” camp. But that changed when I was forced to eat mint chocolate chip ice cream at a party when it was the only dessert option, and it was like the heavens parted and I was enlightened to the glory that is mint chocolate.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction

Perfect roasted Brussels sprouts are a bit elusive, which is why we’re sharing our go-to method for Brussels sprouts that are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with flavor.
And to elevate them for the holidays (and beyond), we’re…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction

Perfect roasted Brussels sprouts are a bit elusive, which is why we’re sharing our go-to method for Brussels sprouts that are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with flavor.

And to elevate them for the holidays (and beyond), we’re adding crispy roasted garlic, our go-to creamy vegan cheese, dried cherries for a tart-sweet kick, and a rich balsamic reduction. Plus, just 7 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Perfect Roasted Carrots (Quick & Easy)

Learn our go-to technique for perfect roasted carrots that are tender with caramelized crispy edges (every time)! Just 1 pan and 4 ingredients required. Perfect for the holidays and beyond! Let us show you how it’s done!
The beauty of these carro…

Perfect Roasted Carrots (Quick & Easy)

Learn our go-to technique for perfect roasted carrots that are tender with caramelized crispy edges (every time)! Just 1 pan and 4 ingredients required. Perfect for the holidays and beyond! Let us show you how it’s done!

The beauty of these carrots is their versatility.

The basic recipe includes salt and pepper, which add plenty of flavor and go with just about anything. But they can also be seasoned depending on what else you’re making.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain, 20 Minutes!)

In a quest for the easiest mashed potatoes, the Instant Pot delivered once again. Say hello to perhaps the easiest, fastest way to make mashed potatoes yet! It all happens in the Instant Pot with just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes from start to finish! …

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain, 20 Minutes!)

In a quest for the easiest mashed potatoes, the Instant Pot delivered once again. Say hello to perhaps the easiest, fastest way to make mashed potatoes yet! It all happens in the Instant Pot with just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes from start to finish! Let us show you how it’s done.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are seriously simple to make. Just chop potatoes, put in the Instant Pot, pressure cook for 5 minutes, mash with vegan butter, and season to taste.

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No-Bake Brownie Bites

We’ve made a number of energy bites on the blog before, but these ones might take the cake. Or the brownie? Either way, these brownie bites are incredibly delicious.
My very first no-bake brownies can be found here, which were inspired by the super ta…

No-Bake Brownie Bites

We’ve made a number of energy bites on the blog before, but these ones might take the cake. Or the brownie? Either way, these brownie bites are incredibly delicious.

My very first no-bake brownies can be found here, which were inspired by the super talented Sarah at My New Roots.

What you need to know: 7 whole food ingredients, 1 food processor, 15 minutes required; refined sugar-free; tastes like dessert; rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids; your friends and family will be in awe of your majestic healthy dessert-making abilities.

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