Plant-Powered Recipes for the New Year!

Welcome to Vegan January! Here is a list of our favorite plant-based recipes to restore the body and help recalibrate our cravings after the holidays.  Whether you are looking for vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, soups or treats -we have you cov…

Welcome to Vegan January! Here is a list of our favorite plant-based recipes to restore the body and help recalibrate our cravings after the holidays.  Whether you are looking for vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, soups or treats -we have you covered. 
Welcome to Vegan January! Here is a list of our favorite plant-based recipes to restore the body and help recalibrate our cravings after the holidays.  Whether you are looking for vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, soups or treats -we have you covered.  Fall down seven times, get up eight. Life starts from here. ~Japanese proverb~...

15 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

These Thanksgiving appetizers are ideal for grazing before the main meal! Choose from baked brie, cranberry salsa, and more. Want…

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These Thanksgiving appetizers are ideal for grazing before the main meal! Choose from baked brie, cranberry salsa, and more.

Thanksgiving appetizers

Want some finger foods for munching on before the big meal? Try these Thanksgiving appetizers! There’s nothing more fun than anticipating the deliciousness that will ensue at the table. So here are some fall appetizer recipes to get the party started! There’s everything from tried and true favorites like bake brie to more unique ideas like pumpkin hummus and cranberry salsa. Either way: they’re built around the featured flavors of the season. Ready to get started?

And now…our top Thanksgiving appetizers to start the party!

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15 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers: Baked Brie & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1 brie cheese wheel
  • Honey or cranberry, cherry or apricot jam or preserves
  • Chopped pistachios, walnuts or pecans
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)
  • For the platter: crackerscrostini, baguette slices, sliced apples or pears, grapes, nuts, jam, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the brie in a baking dish or on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until soft and warm: it’s done when you touch the center with your finger and it feels very liquid inside.
  2. Top with honey or jam, crushed pistachios, and a bit of flaky sea salt. Surround with crackers or crostini, grapes, apple, pear, etc.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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15 Thanksgiving Desserts to Wow Everyone

These Thanksgiving desserts are the most luscious, sumptuous treats for your table! Pick from ideas like pies, brownies, cheesecake and…

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These Thanksgiving desserts are the most luscious, sumptuous treats for your table! Pick from ideas like pies, brownies, cheesecake and more.

Thanksgiving desserts

Hunting for a stunning Thanksgiving dessert for your celebration? The holiday is the best time for pulling out all the stops with fall flavors to impress your guests. Here we’ve put together our top 15 fabulous Thanksgiving desserts that will wow everyone! Along with a few of our favorite recipes from this website, we’re featuring selections from two top baking experts: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes and Tessa Arias of Handle the Heat. We know you’ll be blown away by the flavors of their no-fail baked recipes. Ready to get started?

And now…our top Thanksgiving desserts!

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There are so many tasty Thanksgiving recipes, it’s hard to know where to start! We’ve got ideas for every type of recipe, from sides to mains. Here are some of our top Thanksgiving ideas:

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Top Thanksgiving Desserts: Pumpkin Bread Pudding & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This pumpkin bread pudding is the ideal Thanksgiving dessert! Drizzle the spiced pudding with bourbon butter sauce to take it over the top.


Ingredients

For the pumpkin bread pudding

  • 1 pound loaf sourdough or artisan bread (12 cups bread chunks)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch salt

For the bourbon sauce

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter or grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cut or tear the bread into 1-inch squares. Place it in the baking dish and place in the preheating oven for 5 to 10 minutes until lightly dried but not browned.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs. Then whisk in the milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Pour it over the bread in the pan and mix it with your hands until fully coated.
  4. Place in the oven and bake 45 to 50 minutes, until it is puffed and golden and you can no longer see standing liquid. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Make ahead: This recipe is great made ahead: make it day of and allow to sit at room temperature until serving, or make it 1 day in advance and refrigerate. If you’d like, you can crisp up the top by reheating it in a 350 degree oven until warmed.
  5. Make the bourbon sauce: Prior to serving, in a small saucepan, whisk together all bourbon sauce ingredients over medium heat. When it starts to simmer, simmer lightly bubbling for 3 minutes, maintaining the heat at medium to medium low so that it doesn’t bubble heavily. Once it turns golden brown at about 3 minutes, taste and make sure the flavor is caramelly with a hint of bourbon (the bite of the bourbon should be cooked out). Remove from the heat and strain it into a pitcher. Makes ¾ cup; make up to 3 days in advance, refrigerate, and warm over medium heat before serving. 
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Thanksgiving

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Top 10 Halloween Cocktails & Drinks

These Halloween cocktails deliver on flavor…and effects! Any party is better with spooky alcoholic drinks in hand. What makes a…

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These Halloween cocktails deliver on flavor…and effects! Any party is better with spooky alcoholic drinks in hand.

Halloween Cocktails, Halloween drinks

What makes a next-level Halloween party? Halloween drinks! Themed cocktails make any party more fun, and these drinks are absolutely on brand: spooky and neon-colored. Some even bubble and smoke! Because we’re cocktail purists, we’ve added some of our favorite classic cocktails that fit the theme. Corpse Reviver, Death in the Afternoon, and Zombie are ideal 1920’s drinks that fit into ghoulish theme. Ready to get started?

Note: Plan to use dry ice in your Halloween alcoholic drinks? Read the safety and handling instructions in How to Make Dry Ice Drinks & Cocktails!

And now…the best Halloween drinks and cocktails!

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Witches brew drink

Witches Brew & More Halloween Cocktails


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These Halloween cocktails deliver on flavor…and effects! Any party is better with spooky alcoholic drinks in hand.


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces* Midori
  • 1 ½ ounces Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • For the garnish: 1 small dry ice cube**, cocktail cherry

Instructions

  1. Make the drink: Add the Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice to a cocktail mixing glass (or cocktail shaker). Add 2 handfuls regular ice cubes and stir until cold. Strain the drink into a lowball glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.
  2. Break the dry ice into 1-inch chunks (if using): Do this as close to the time you’ll be serving the drinks as possible, though you can buy the dry ice a few hours in advance. Start by dropping the plastic bag with the dry ice on the ground several times to allow it break into large chunks. Remember never to touch the dry ice with your bare hands! Put on goggles and gloves. Use a chisel to break the dry ice into smaller pieces using a screwdriver or ice pick. The ideal size is 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunks that are large enough to sink to the bottom of the drink, but small enough to disappear in a few minutes. Wrap the small chunks in a towel in a cooler until you’re ready to serve the drinks. Do not place the dry ice in the freezer.
  3. Add the dry ice: Using tongs (do not touch the dry ice!), add a 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunk of dry ice to the glass, which will sink to the bottom and immediately make a smoking effect. The ice cube will disappear in about 5 minutes. Do not drink the dry ice! Wait until the cube disappears before enjoying your drink (or you can take sips with the dry ice in the bottom). Review the dry ice handling instructions above.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**Dry ice is available at many grocery stores and comes in a large block. Buy it a few hours before you plan to serve the drinks (it does not store in the freezer). Read more about Dry Ice Safety here.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

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8 Great Daiquiri Recipes

Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this…

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Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this classic cocktail.

Frozen Daiquiri

If there’s one great rum drink, it’s the daiquiri. This classic combination of lime, sweetener and white rum was born in Cuba in the 1800’s, and it’s just as popular today! While today’s daiquiri drinkers often assume a frozen puree, the classic version of this drink is shaken and strained, served straight up in a cocktail glass. Add ice and blend it together for endless variations of frozen daiquiris, which rose to popularity in the US in the 1990’s.

Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to enjoy rum paired with all sorts of fruity flavors! Try the Classic Daiquiri and Hemingway Daiquiri for historical classics. Then blend with ice and frozen fruit for strawberry, mango, pineapple and more.

And now…the top daiquiri recipes to try!

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Frozen Daiquiri

Best Daiquiri Recipe (Classic or Frozen)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink (classic) or 2 drinks (frozen)
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this classic cocktail.


Ingredients

For the classic daiquiri

  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) best quality light or white rum
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup
  • Lime slice, for garnish

For the frozen daiquiri

  • 4 ounces (½ cup) best quality light or white rum
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) simple syrup
  • 2 ½ cups ice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Lime slice, for garnish

Instructions

  1. For the classic daiquiri: Add the rum, lime juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve garnished with a lime slice.
  2. For the frozen daiquiri: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, garnished with a lime wheel if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken or Blender
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

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40 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas

It’s that time again, back-to-school season! Here is our newly updated, veggie-loaded, globally-inspired, never boring, 40 BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas to help save your sanity!  Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas Most of these easy dinner ideas ca…

These easy dinner recipes are packed full of healthy veggies and can be made in 30 minutes or require very little hands on time! Great for back-to-school nights! #easydinner #quickdinner

It’s that time again, back-to-school season! Here is our newly updated, veggie-loaded, globally-inspired, never boring, 40 BEST Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas to help save your sanity!  Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas Most of these easy dinner ideas can be made in under 30 minutes, or otherwise have very little hands-on time before going into the oven to...

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Our 20 Best Zucchini Recipes

Celebrate the bounty of the garden with these flavorful and healthy Zucchini Recipes. You’ll never tire of zucchini again! Here are our 20 Best Zucchini Recipes to try out in the next couple of months. Whether you are looking for zucchini soup r…

Our Best Zucchini Recipes -You'll never tire of zucchini again! Here are our 20 Best Zucchini Recipes to try out in the next couple of months. Whether you are looking for zucchini soup recipes, zucchini salad recipes, grilled zucchini, zucchini bread, zucchini appetizers or entire meals made out of zucchini, you'll find some new inspiration here!

Celebrate the bounty of the garden with these flavorful and healthy Zucchini Recipes. You’ll never tire of zucchini again! Here are our 20 Best Zucchini Recipes to try out in the next couple of months. Whether you are looking for zucchini soup recipes, zucchini salad recipes, grilled zucchini, zucchini bread, zucchini appetizers or entire meals made...

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50 Summer Recipes to Try This Season

Here are all the best summer recipes for your table! Load up on seasonal fresh tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and berries,…

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Here are all the best summer recipes for your table! Load up on seasonal fresh tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and berries, and let’s get cooking.

Watermelon salad

Summer is the most exciting season for eating! With fresh seasonal produce and outdoor cooking on the grill, there are endless possibilities. To us, summer recipes utilize the best fresh produce, leverage the grill, and no-cook or minimal cook if at all possible. The recipes below highlight the best summer produce, including:

Looking for something specific? Browse by Summer Dinners, Summer Side Dishes, Summer Salads, Summer Desserts, or Summer Cocktails. Otherwise…let’s get started.

And now…the best summer recipes to try this season!

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Burrata

50 Best Summer Recipes: Summer Salad & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This summer salad recipe is the best way to enjoy the season! Pair burrata or fresh mozzarella with summer fruit and fresh tomatoes.


Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 4-ounce balls burrata cheese or fresh mozzarella cheese
    Summer fruit: heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew, berries, etc (we used 2 peaches and 1 handful cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves and thyme sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chunky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place 1 ball of cheese on the plate.
  2. Surround it with the summer fruit (sliced tomatoes or peaches, or berries).
  3. Top with torn basil leaves and other herbs. If desired, add torn pieces of another ball of cheese to add texture and visual appeal.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chunky sea salt. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Fresh
  • Cuisine: Summer

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Our BEST Quinoa Recipes

Here are 20 of our Best Quinoa Recipes that will not only leave you feeling nourished and satisfied but will DELIGHT your taste buds, as well! Many of you have been asking for more recipes featuring Quinoa- a mighty little superfood packed full of pro…

Our 20 Best Quinoa Recipes and quinoa ideas on the blog. Healthy delicious and very nutritious, many are vegan and all are gluten-free!

Here are 20 of our Best Quinoa Recipes that will not only leave you feeling nourished and satisfied but will DELIGHT your taste buds, as well! Many of you have been asking for more recipes featuring Quinoa- a mighty little superfood packed full of protein and fiber –so here are 20 of our most popular, highly-rated, globally-inspired Quinoa...

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31 Vegetarian Recipes to Go Meatless All Month Long

Going meatless for the month of January is easy when using a variety of beans, legumes, and eggs to create quick, family friendly meals. The whole family will love Creamy Ziti Florentine, Cauliflower Chickpea Curry, and so much more! Contin…

Going meatless for the month of January is easy when using a variety of beans, legumes, and eggs to create quick, family friendly meals. The whole family will love Creamy Ziti Florentine, Cauliflower Chickpea Curry, and so much more!

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