Easy Mint Chutney (5 Minutes!)

If you haven’t noticed, we have a serious thing for Indian food around here. The spices, the aromatics, the sauciness — so good! Also, is a meal a meal if there isn’t any sauce? We think not.
This Indian-inspired cilantro mint chutney is everything you…

Easy Mint Chutney (5 Minutes!)

If you haven’t noticed, we have a serious thing for Indian food around here. The spices, the aromatics, the sauciness — so good! Also, is a meal a meal if there isn’t any sauce? We think not.

This Indian-inspired cilantro mint chutney is everything you want: bright, herby, tangy, and pairs perfectly with fritters, pakoras, dosas, chickpea pancakes, and more! Plus, it’s super easy to make, requiring just 5 minutes and 9 simple ingredients.

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Creamy Vegan Cucumber Salad (German-Inspired)

The summertime brings an abundance of cucumbers, and this creamy cucumber and onion salad is the perfect way to put them to use! The concept came to be when we hosted a German food night with friends and needed a side salad but wanted to keep it dairy-…

Creamy Vegan Cucumber Salad (German-Inspired)

The summertime brings an abundance of cucumbers, and this creamy cucumber and onion salad is the perfect way to put them to use! The concept came to be when we hosted a German food night with friends and needed a side salad but wanted to keep it dairy-free. It’s quick and easy to throw together and perfect for warm weather gatherings. Let us show you how it’s done!

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Salad

The dressing for this creamy cucumber salad relies on a base of thick, tangy coconut yogurt to keep it dairy-free.

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1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free)

What started out as an attempt at healthier cinnamon rolls morphed into this delicious, 1-bowl vegan coffee cake. Why? Who doesn’t love coffee cake? Also, no yeast, no proofing, no rolling.
Coffee cake is like cinnamon roll’s easier, less fussy,…

1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free)

What started out as an attempt at healthier cinnamon rolls morphed into this delicious, 1-bowl vegan coffee cake. Why? Who doesn’t love coffee cake? Also, no yeast, no proofing, no rolling.

Coffee cake is like cinnamon roll’s easier, less fussy, equally delicious cousin.

You’re going to fall in love with this tender, gluten-free cake that’s naturally sweetened, laced with cinnamon, and topped with a pecan crumble.

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Easy Baked Pears

Move over apples, there’s a new baked dessert in town, and her name is pears. 
I must admit, I always liked the idea of baked pears more than I imagined enjoying them, especially when compared to an apple crisp (my all-time favorite fall dessert). But …

Easy Baked Pears

Move over apples, there’s a new baked dessert in town, and her name is pears. 

I must admit, I always liked the idea of baked pears more than I imagined enjoying them, especially when compared to an apple crisp (my all-time favorite fall dessert). But I must say, this dish stole my heart.

We shared it with neighbors and they said it was “perfection,” and I have to agree.

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Fluffy Gluten-Free Naan (Yeast-Free, 20 minutes!)

Since making our vegan take on traditional Indian naan bread a while back, I’ve significantly decreased my consumption of gluten, so naan was off the table for a while. Moment of silence as we grieve. 
The gluten-free alternatives I’d tried up to …

Fluffy Gluten-Free Naan (Yeast-Free, 20 minutes!)

Since making our vegan take on traditional Indian naan bread a while back, I’ve significantly decreased my consumption of gluten, so naan was off the table for a while. Moment of silence as we grieve. 

The gluten-free alternatives I’d tried up to this point were admittedly lackluster. I missed the pillowy, stretchy naan bread infused with garlic alongside my beloved curries, so I got to work. And the results were incredible. 

Friends, behold, gluten-free vegan naan made in 1 bowl, in 20 minutes, with simple ingredients!

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Creamy Mango Lassi Smoothie

When eating out, I’m often unable to enjoy the chai latte and mango lassi on menus because they contain dairy. So it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at dairy-free versions of each. (Check out our favorite dairy-free chai!)
This 5-ingre…

Creamy Mango Lassi Smoothie

When eating out, I’m often unable to enjoy the chai latte and mango lassi on menus because they contain dairy. So it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at dairy-free versions of each. (Check out our favorite dairy-free chai!)

This 5-ingredient lassi smoothie combines frozen ripe mango, creamy coconut milk, tangy coconut yogurt, lime juice, and optional honey (or maple syrup) to sweeten. 

I also share which mangoes are best for lassis (in my experience), and how to pick, ripen, and slice mangoes!

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1-Pot Curried Chickpea Soup

Soups are one of our favorite meals. And curry powder + chickpeas is one of our favorite flavor combinations (exhibits A, B, and C). So it was only a matter of time before the two collided in one dish!
This 1-pot soup is inspired by Alison Roman’…

1-Pot Curried Chickpea Soup

Soups are one of our favorite meals. And curry powder + chickpeas is one of our favorite flavor combinations (exhibits A, B, and C). So it was only a matter of time before the two collided in one dish!

This 1-pot soup is inspired by Alison Roman’s The Stew and is easy to make using ingredients you likely have on hand right now. Consider it your kitchen secret for those “haven’t been to the store in days” kind of dinners!

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Crispy Quinoa Sweet Potato Fritters

I know I should eat more vegetables, but I’m often not in the mood to crunch on raw carrot sticks and greens. Thankfully, I found an easy workaround: veggie-packed Sweet Potato Fritters!
Loaded with fiber, complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein…

Crispy Quinoa Sweet Potato Fritters

I know I should eat more vegetables, but I’m often not in the mood to crunch on raw carrot sticks and greens. Thankfully, I found an easy workaround: veggie-packed Sweet Potato Fritters!

Loaded with fiber, complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein, these crispy fritters are ideal for keeping you satiated and nourished. They’re also portable, kid-friendly, and ideal for snacking, breakfast (or brunch), bowl meals, and beyond!

Plus, they’re easy to make, requiring just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes!

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Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)

Recently we’ve been suffering from a serious case of lazy cook syndrome.
The kind of thing where you want food but you can’t even. Yeah, that’s where the late summer heat has us: hungry and helpless. Has that ever happened to you?
Li…

Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)

Recently we’ve been suffering from a serious case of lazy cook syndrome.

The kind of thing where you want food but you can’t even. Yeah, that’s where the late summer heat has us: hungry and helpless. Has that ever happened to you?

Like for instance, recently I was eating dinner and wanted fruit crisp for dessert but couldn’t be bothered to make a whole thing of it. So, I just cut up some fruit, put it in a bowl, made a “crisp” topping in the food processor, and ate half of it.

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Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed cycling. Ever tried it?
I first became aware of the idea that diet affects your menstrual cycle from the book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti, which (among other wonderful, helpful things) promotes eating certain foods during certain times of your cycle…

Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed cycling. Ever tried it?

I first became aware of the idea that diet affects your menstrual cycle from the book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti, which (among other wonderful, helpful things) promotes eating certain foods during certain times of your cycle to improve hormonal health. Sign me up.

One simple application of this concept is seed cycling, which is essentially adding specific seeds to your diet at various times in your cycle to help optimize hormonal health.

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