New Recipe Saving & Grocery Shopping Features

I’m so excited to share some helpful new features on Cookie and Kate. Finally, you can save your favorite recipes for easy access. Then, you can easily…

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I’m so excited to share some helpful new features on Cookie and Kate. Finally, you can save your favorite recipes for easy access. Then, you can easily compile your grocery list from those recipes. How cool is that?

You can even order your groceries directly through this tool, if you’d like, or print a grocery list organized by grocery aisle. All of this is made possible through a partnership with Relish, the creators of this helpful technology. It’s all entirely free for you to use!

I hope these new features help you get dinner on the table with more ease. Keep reading and I’ll walk you through how to use them.

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33 Date Night Recipes

Valentine’s weekend is upon us, and we’ll be celebrating at home this year. I rounded up thirty-three of my favorite date night recipes to share with you,…

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33 vegetarian valentine's day recipes

Valentine’s weekend is upon us, and we’ll be celebrating at home this year. I rounded up thirty-three of my favorite date night recipes to share with you, organized by appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts and drinks.

You’ll find a heavy dose of Italian recipes in the main dish section (blame the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp?). You’ll also find a few Thai-inspired recipes, which are perfectly romantic. We’re notoriously bad at making reservations and usually end up eating at our favorite Thai restaurant on Valentine’s Day. That’s the way to do it, honestly.

Some of the recipes are perfect for making in advance, and some, like pizza, are super fun to make with a partner. I included preparation notes, when relevant, to ease your dinner-at-home plans.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the perfect small scale dessert. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry already!

Appetizers

olive parmesan celery party appetizer

Torn Olives with Almonds, Celery & Parmesan

Gluten free

“Made this and it was a hit! The flavors and textures together are so good. I substituted Apple Cider Vinegar because it’s what I had on hand and it turned out great! Thank you!” – Samia

Prep note: You can prepare this recipe in advance, but mix the almonds in just before serving so they stay crisp.

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33 Fresh Super Bowl Recipes

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? While I’m usually just in it for the snacks, our home team is playing tomorrow! We’ll be cheering for the…

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33 fresh super bowl recipes

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? While I’m usually just in it for the snacks, our home team is playing tomorrow! We’ll be cheering for the Chiefs from Kansas City.

I’ve rounded up thirty-three of my best game day recipes for you. True to form, they’re all fresh and vegetarian. You could call many of these recipes healthy, or healthier than the usual Super Bowl snacks. Above all, they’re delicious and will make for a memorable evening at home.

I’ve organized the recipes by appetizers and dips, main dishes and sides, desserts, and cocktails. Be sure to bookmark this page for future game days. You can find even more options right here. May the best team win!

Appetizers & Dips

healthy potato wedges recipe

1) Ultra Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Gluten free and vegan

“I made these once! Then made them 3 more times! Delish! How did I never learn how to make THE best ever baked fries? We had given up potatoes. What a treat, and so easy!” – Kathleen

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27 Healthy Vegetarian Soup Recipes

It’s cold outside here in Kansas City, so I’m sharing my favorite soup recipes available on the blog. These soups and stews are warming, hearty and packed…

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27 vegetarian soup recipes

It’s cold outside here in Kansas City, so I’m sharing my favorite soup recipes available on the blog. These soups and stews are warming, hearty and packed with veggies. All of the recipes are vegetarian, of course. Many are vegan as well, either as written or with slight modifications.

From creamy, yet cream-less tomato soup (perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich) to contest-winning vegetarian chili, you’ll find just what you’re craving below.

At the bottom of the post, you’ll get a sneak peek at the eight soup recipes available in my cookbook, Love Real Food. I’m genuinely obsessed with every single one of them. Alright, let’s make some soup!

best lentil soup recipe

1) Best Lentil Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“This soup is AMAZING! Holy cow the lemon in this just adds something that I never knew I was missing! I ate this for like a week straight & couldn’t get enough of it! PLUS it’s packed full of lentils my FAV! If you found this recipe and are thinking about making it, do yourself a favor and make it asap! Thanks so much for sharing, this will be one of my go-to’s now!” – Rachael

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My Top 10 Recipes of 2020

Earlier this week, I shared your favorite recipes from last year. Here are my favorites. This is always a tough list for me to make since I…

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top 10 vegetarian recipes 2020

Earlier this week, I shared your favorite recipes from last year. Here are my favorites. This is always a tough list for me to make since I legitimately love every single recipe that makes it the blog.

You might be aiming to eat healthier after the holidays (me, too) so I tried to select meals that are pretty darn healthy and enticing at the same time. Granted, if you’re craving comfort food, try this spinach artichoke dip or a soothing mug of creamy golden milk.

We’re setting into our new home and I finally have an organized pantry and desk space. I’ll be back next week with brand new recipes. Stay well!

best burrito bowl recipe

1) Fresh Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Gluten free and easily vegan

This bowl is basically what I want every meal to be! Super fresh, flavorful and satisfying. Make the components on the weekend and enjoy them throughout the week.

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Your Top 10 Recipes of 2020

Drumroll please… Presenting your top ten recipes from 2020! I don’t have any rosy comments to offer about the difficulties presented last year. Perhaps you cooked more…

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cookie and kate's top 10 recipes of 2020

Drumroll please… Presenting your top ten recipes from 2020! I don’t have any rosy comments to offer about the difficulties presented last year. Perhaps you cooked more than ever last year, perhaps you still are. I hope my recipes and resources proved helpful. That’s always my number one goal.

Here’s a little look back at your favorite recipes from the past year. I spy some luscious yet redeeming soups that are perfect for cold weather. Plus some comforting Italian dishes, my go-to homemade granola bars formula, and few more delicious options. Cheers to good health and happiness in 2021! I appreciate you so much for being here.

best pasta e fagioli recipe

1) Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Beans)

Easily gluten free and vegan
“This is absolutely delicious!! It will surely become a new staple recipe in our home. I love that it contains veggies, carbs and protein for a complete meal :) Thank you Cookie and Kate for another awesome recipe.” – Marie

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How to Cook Farro

Let’s talk about farro! Have you tried it? Farro is a whole grain that has been cultivated for thousands of years. In fact, it may be the…

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how to cook farro recipe

Let’s talk about farro! Have you tried it? Farro is a whole grain that has been cultivated for thousands of years. In fact, it may be the world’s oldest cultivated grain. We’ve even found it in Egyptian tombs.

I love farro for its reasonably quick cooking time, nutty flavor and satisfying chewy texture. Farro is a hearty addition to salads and soups. I love to use farro in savory meals. It’s especially wonderful with some garlic and olive oil stirred in while it’s still warm.

dried farro

Farro is a nice alternative to wild rice, brown rice, quinoa and other whole grains. It’s a healthy plant-based source of protein, iron and fiber. As a bonus, it freezes and defrosts well. So, you can make a big batch to enjoy over the next few months.

Today, I’m clearing up some common farro misconceptions and sharing my go-to farro cooking method. Keep on reading for more about farro!

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29 Delicious Vegan Dinner Recipes

Below, you’ll find wholesome vegan meals made with affordable and protein-rich whole grains, beans, and nuts. You’ll also see plenty of fresh, colorful produce, and occasionally some…

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29 vegan recipes

Below, you’ll find wholesome vegan meals made with affordable and protein-rich whole grains, beans, and nuts. You’ll also see plenty of fresh, colorful produce, and occasionally some tofu. No funny meat substitutes here.

As a vegetarian, a lot of my recipes happen to be vegan, or would be if I simply left off a sprinkle of cheese or a fried egg. I’ve enjoyed a few too many heavy meals over the past few days, so I thought we could lighten up a little with my favorite vegan dinners.

I love the challenge of making my favorite recipes vegan, like when I figured out how to make the lasagna and enchiladas in my cookbook without the cheese. Honestly, the cheese-free variations are just as tempting as the originals. In total, the book offers 96 tested vegan/vegan-option recipes.

These recipes are only a small selection of the vegan recipes on Cookie and Kate. Browse the vegan recipe index to see them all!

You won't believe how delicious dairy-free mac and cheese can be. Vegan and easily gluten free. cookieandkate.com

1) Amazing Vegan Mac and Cheese

“I made this at my daughters request and have to admit I was skeptical as we are neither vegan or vegetarian. It was awesome, all three of my children and my wife raved about it, we will definitely be making this again.” – Patrick

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How to Make Simple Syrup

True to its name, simple syrup is so simple to make. And yet, homemade simple syrup can seem intimidating if you haven’t done it before! Today, I’m…

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easy simple syrup recipe

True to its name, simple syrup is so simple to make. And yet, homemade simple syrup can seem intimidating if you haven’t done it before! Today, I’m sharing a basic recipe describing how to make classic simple syrup to sweeten your cocktails, coffee or tea, or any other beverage, really.

In its most basic form, simple syrup requires just two ingredients, sugar and water. Plus, it’s ready in just a few minutes, and you’ll be one step closer to enjoying your drink when it’s done. Cheers to that.

how to make simple syrup

The beauty of making your own simple syrup is that you can make it more than just sweet, if you wish. You’ve seen me take advantage of this opportunity in a number of drinks made with simple syrup over the years. So below, you’ll find some fun variations to flavor your simple syrup with fresh herbs and other seasonings. Off we go!

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29 Epic Salad Recipes

This time of year, all I want to eat are big, fresh, colorful salads. So, I rounded up a casual twenty-nine of my favorites for you to…

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29 epic salad recipes

This time of year, all I want to eat are big, fresh, colorful salads. So, I rounded up a casual twenty-nine of my favorites for you to enjoy. You can always view my full salad archives here.

If you have a copy of my cookbook, crack open the salads chapter! You’ll find eleven more of my favorite salads, plus four of my go-to homemade salad dressings, side salad suggestions for each season, and a five-step guide to designing your own epic salad.

Salads keep best when the dressing is stored separately from the rest. I like to make a big batch of salad and keep it in the fridge for whenever hunger strikes. Just drizzle dressing into individual portions and enjoy. What kind of salad would you like to see next?

Truly the best Italian chopped salad recipe! It's vegetarian (easily vegan), too.

1) Vegetarian Italian Chopped Salad

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I made your vegetarian Italian chop salad recipe. I loved it. The Italian dressing was better the second day. Great recipe! I added some chopped grilled chicken for my husband who is not vegetarian. It is one of the best vegetable salads I have eaten. I will make it often” – Donna

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