Easy Vegan Polenta (Super Creamy!)

If you’ve never tried polenta, you’re in for a treat. In this simple, step-by-step tutorial, we show how to make perfect, creamy (vegan-friendly!) polenta every time — just 1 pot and 3 ingredients required! Let us show you how it’s done.
Origins of Pol…

Easy Vegan Polenta (Super Creamy!)

If you’ve never tried polenta, you’re in for a treat. In this simple, step-by-step tutorial, we show how to make perfect, creamy (vegan-friendly!) polenta every time — just 1 pot and 3 ingredients required! Let us show you how it’s done.

Origins of Polenta

While polenta is commonly known today as a corn-based product, that wasn’t always the case. The word “polenta” comes from the Latin word “puls,” which is a porridge made from a grain called farro.

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Vegan Bacon Bits

The best allergy-friendly, quick & easy Vegan Bacon Bits ever. Nope, not the usual soy-based or nut-based option. We turned cooked buckwheats into delicious, smoky, crispy bacon bits you can use in any of your favorite recipes. We don’t reall…

The best allergy-friendly, quick & easy Vegan Bacon Bits ever. Nope, not the usual soy-based or nut-based option. We turned cooked buckwheats into delicious, smoky, crispy bacon bits you can use in any of your favorite recipes. We don’t really do fake meats. Not at least in a sense to try to replicate the texture...

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Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Who misses Kraft-style shells and cheese? I do, I do. After a long shift at my high school job, I would come home famished and down a whole box of Kraft Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Since ditching dairy, I’ve missed that classic shell pasta enveloped in creamy, che…

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Who misses Kraft-style shells and cheese? I do, I do. After a long shift at my high school job, I would come home famished and down a whole box of Kraft Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Since ditching dairy, I’ve missed that classic shell pasta enveloped in creamy, cheddar cheese sauce. But after cracking the code on our vegan cheddar cheese, we immediately thought to try it with pasta and it worked perfectly! The resemblance to boxed shells and cheese was uncanny!

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Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Chickpea Salad is great when you want a meatless lunch. It has all the flavors of buffalo wings, only so much healthier! Buffalo Chickpea Salad This spicy Chickpea Salad is made with canned chickpeas tossed in a creamy, spicy buffalo sauce made with Greek yogurt, Frank’s Red Hot, lemon juice, and Tahini. The chickpeas […]

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Buffalo Chickpea Salad is great when you want a meatless lunch. It has all the flavors of buffalo wings, only so much healthier!

Buffalo Chickpea Salad
Buffalo Chickpea Salad

This spicy Chickpea Salad is made with canned chickpeas tossed in a creamy, spicy buffalo sauce made with Greek yogurt, Frank’s Red Hot, lemon juice, and Tahini. The chickpeas are then topped with crunchy carrots and celery and sharp, tangy blue cheese. Buffalo flavor is one of my favorites, and I have tons of buffalo recipes on my site. I also love chickpea salad! For variations try my Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes, Chickpea Avocado Salad, or my Greek Chickpea Salad.

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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower is a sticky glaze-coated cauliflower that is bursting with flavor. This Korean fried cauliflower makes a great dinner or appetizer.  This homemade soy and brown sugar sauce gives this cauliflower wings recipe incredib…

korean fried cauliflower
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower is a sticky glaze-coated cauliflower that is bursting with flavor. This Korean fried cauliflower makes a great dinner or appetizer.  This homemade soy and brown sugar sauce gives this cauliflower wings recipe incredible flavor.

Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We recently cracked the code for perfect yellow split peas in the Instant Pot and realized they’d be the perfect candidate for soup!
Our favorite way to enjoy yellow split peas? At Ethiopian restaurants!
This soup is inspired by the flavors of Ethiop…

Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We recently cracked the code for perfect yellow split peas in the Instant Pot and realized they’d be the perfect candidate for soup!

Our favorite way to enjoy yellow split peas? At Ethiopian restaurants!

This soup is inspired by the flavors of Ethiopian Atir Kik Alicha (Yellow Split Pea Stew), but with a creamy twist. Just an Instant Pot and 9 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Baby Greens with Goat Cheese, Beets and Candied Pecans

Beets and creamy goat cheese salad with crunchy, sweet pecans with a honey balsamic vinaigrette is like a symphony in your mouth. Beets and Goat Cheese Salad I know beets can be polarizing – people seem to either love them or hate them. I, personally, am a fan. If you’re not sure about beets, this […]

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Beets and creamy goat cheese salad with crunchy, sweet pecans with a honey balsamic vinaigrette is like a symphony in your mouth.

Baby Greens with Goats Cheese, Beets and Candied Pecans

Beets and Goat Cheese Salad

I know beets can be polarizing – people seem to either love them or hate them. I, personally, am a fan. If you’re not sure about beets, this Beet and Goat Cheese salad with Candied Pecans over baby greens is a great place to start. Some people say beets taste like dirt but trust me – once you combine them with sweet, crunchy pecans and creamy goat cheese and then drizzle them with a sweet and tangy dressing, you’ll have a different opinion. For another favorite beet recipe, try this Turmeric Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Leeks. And see more salad recipes here.

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Perfect Coconut Rice (with a Secret Ingredient!)

It’s no secret that we’ve got a thing for curries, soups, bowls, and beyond! So it was only a matter of time before we shared a recipe for their perfect sidekick: coconut rice!
Just 1 pot, 30 minutes, and 3 ingredients required for this versatile side…

Perfect Coconut Rice (with a Secret Ingredient!)

It’s no secret that we’ve got a thing for curries, soups, bowls, and beyond! So it was only a matter of time before we shared a recipe for their perfect sidekick: coconut rice!

Just 1 pot, 30 minutes, and 3 ingredients required for this versatile side dish. Let us show you how it’s done!

Origins of Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is enjoyed in many regions around the world, especially in tropical areas where coconuts are grown.

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Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We recently shared a comprehensive Instant Pot Guide that included how to cook green split peas (no soaking required!). But since split peas aren’t the most flavorful on their own, we’re sharing how to put them to use in this delicious split pea soup! …

Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We recently shared a comprehensive Instant Pot Guide that included how to cook green split peas (no soaking required!). But since split peas aren’t the most flavorful on their own, we’re sharing how to put them to use in this delicious split pea soup!

This soup is enhanced with creamy potatoes and coconut milk (swoon), plus fragrant fresh and dried herbs. Just 1 pot and simple methods required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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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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