Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts

Buffalo Chicken Breasts are stuffed with cheese, shredded carrots, and minced celery, and then rolled, breaded, baked, and drizzled with hot sauce. Sound enticing? It should be – this is good stuff! Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts One of my subscribers…

Buffalo Chicken Breasts are stuffed with cheese, shredded carrots, and minced celery, and then rolled, breaded, baked, and drizzled with hot sauce. Sound enticing? It should be – this is good stuff! Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts One of my subscribers kindly shared this Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breast recipe with me over a decade ago. I

Easy Pesto Pasta Bowls with Crispy Tofu & Veggies

Consider dinner plans sorted thanks to this new weeknight-friendly pasta with pesto-seasoned crispy baked tofu and veggies! Made with simple methods in under an hour, it’s the perfect combination of comfort, ease, nourishment, and FLAVOR.
Just 7 ingred…

Easy Pesto Pasta Bowls with Crispy Tofu & Veggies

Consider dinner plans sorted thanks to this new weeknight-friendly pasta with pesto-seasoned crispy baked tofu and veggies! Made with simple methods in under an hour, it’s the perfect combination of comfort, ease, nourishment, and FLAVOR.

Just 7 ingredients required for this crowd-pleasing, plant-based meal. Let us show you how it’s done!

First came the pesto tofu and now come the pesto tofu BOWLS! But instead of the tofu cooking on its own, it now has some friends in the form of cherry tomatoes and shallots.

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5-Minute Microwave Salmon Rice Bowl with Bok Choy

If you don’t have time to cook, you’ll love this 5-minute Salmon Rice Bowl with Bok Choy made in the microwave! Microwave Salmon Rice Bowl For the quickest, flakiest, most perfectly cooked salmon – use your microwave! This whole meal, salmon and veggie…

If you don’t have time to cook, you’ll love this 5-minute Salmon Rice Bowl with Bok Choy made in the microwave! Microwave Salmon Rice Bowl For the quickest, flakiest, most perfectly cooked salmon – use your microwave! This whole meal, salmon and veggies cooks in 5 minutes, and it comes out perfectly every time! It’s my

Orange Tofu (Copycat Panda Express)

Ready in just 45 minutes, crispy deep-fried tofu is tossed in a flavorful, sticky orange sauce to make a vegan copycat Panda Express recipe that will have your taste buds dancing! If you are looking for a zesty way to incorporate protein into your lunc…

Ready in just 45 minutes, crispy deep-fried tofu is tossed in a flavorful, sticky orange sauce to make a vegan copycat Panda Express recipe that will have your taste buds dancing! If you are looking for a zesty way to incorporate protein into your lunch or dinner table without stepping foot in a restaurant, this...

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Ultimate Nachos

Nachos are the BEST! You can enjoy them as an appetizer, snack, serve them up for game day, or even eat them for dinner! They are good anytime of the day (we even make breakfast nachos) and they are always a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love nachos…

Nachos are the BEST! You can enjoy them as an appetizer, snack, serve them up for game day, or even eat them for dinner! They are good anytime of the day (we even make breakfast nachos) and they are always a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love nachos? When we make nachos, we go ALL out,…

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

This citrus olive oil cake recipe is easy to make in one bowl, naturally gluten-free, and made with the loveliest hints of fresh orange and lemon. A few months ago when we were spending the weekend with friends on the Costa Brava, I sampled an orange olive oil cornmeal cake at the local farmers market […]

This citrus olive oil cake recipe is easy to make in one bowl, naturally gluten-free, and made with the loveliest hints of fresh orange and lemon.

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

A few months ago when we were spending the weekend with friends on the Costa Brava, I sampled an orange olive oil cornmeal cake at the local farmers market that was love at first bite. ♡

To be honest, I’d never had a cake quite like this one before. The local baker explained that it was a gluten-free cake made with cornmeal and almond flour, which accounted for its beautiful golden color and light almond flavor and surprisingly hearty texture (kind of similar to a light cornbread). It was incredibly moist and very lightly sweetened. And best of all, it was brightened up with a generous amount of fresh citrus, which made it taste so light and refreshing and sunshine-y. I honestly couldn’t stop thinking about this cake for weeks afterwards and wished I’d had the chance to ask the baker more about the recipe. But after a bit of experimenting, I’m happy to say that I’ve come up with my own version that our entire family now adores.

I’m happy to report that this recipe is incredibly easy to make with just 1 bowl and about 15 minutes of prep time. And while I love using both a fresh lemon and orange in the cake (both zested and juiced), you’re welcome to swap in a grapefruit, mandarin, Meyer lemon, or whatever other citrus you might prefer. Please note that this cake is intentionally designed to be sweet-but-not-too-sweet, making it perfect for dessert, snacking, or even a lovely breakfast to go with your coffee. But if you feel like adding an extra hint of sweetness, a side of fresh fruit (or fruit compote), a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream, or light glaze drizzled on top would all be absolutely delicious here too.

This citrus cake is definitely one of those recipes that has a way of growing and growing on you. So I hope you all love it as much as I do!

Citrus Olive Oil Cake Ingredients

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Crispy Baked Pesto Tofu (5 Ingredients!)

Ever since discovering the BEST method for crispy oven-baked tofu, we’ve been dreaming up other recipes using the same technique. Enter this PESTO variation that’s full of herby, savory goodness. It’s our new favorite! 
Made with just 5 ingredient…

Crispy Baked Pesto Tofu (5 Ingredients!)

Ever since discovering the BEST method for crispy oven-baked tofu, we’ve been dreaming up other recipes using the same technique. Enter this PESTO variation that’s full of herby, savory goodness. It’s our new favorite! 

Made with just 5 ingredients, this versatile plant-based protein is perfect for topping pasta (recipe coming soon), risotto, polenta, and more. Let us show you how it’s done!

How to Make Crispy Pesto Tofu

This 1-pan pesto tofu begins with a couple of our favorite hacks for super crispy tofu with minimal effort:

  • Use high protein, super firm tofu to skip the need to press out any excess moisture.

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Mushroom Risotto

My ideal Valentine’s Day would involve staying in and making this mushroom risotto recipe. My husband Jack LOVES mushrooms, and I love making risotto for date nights. They’re those rare occasions when you actually want to stand at the stove…


My ideal Valentine’s Day would involve staying in and making this mushroom risotto recipe. My husband Jack LOVES mushrooms, and I love making risotto for date nights. They’re those rare occasions when you actually want to stand at the stove, stirring and stirring and stirring, because you’re also spending time with someone you love. The fact that all that stirring results in a comforting, flavorful meal is just the cherry on top. Realistically, we probably won’t make this mushroom risotto for Valentine’s Day this year (thinking it would be hard to pull off with a toddler running around!). But if […]

Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

Italian Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans) is a great tasting, hearty, vegetarian pasta and bean soup – the perfect vegetarian dinner for a cold night. Pasta Fagioli This Pasta Fagioli, usually pronounced pasta fazool is a wonderful and filling meal that …

Italian Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans) is a great tasting, hearty, vegetarian pasta and bean soup – the perfect vegetarian dinner for a cold night. Pasta Fagioli This Pasta Fagioli, usually pronounced pasta fazool is a wonderful and filling meal that will keep you warm and satisfied all winter long. The combination of beans, vegetables,

Raw Beet Salad with Apples and Carrots

Crunchy, bright and sweet, the healthy Raw Beet Salad with Apples and Carrots is a delicious way to eat beets!

Crunchy, bright and sweet, the healthy Raw Beet Salad with Apples and Carrots is a delicious way to eat beets!