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Spicy Garlicky Sesame Tofu (30 Minutes!)

Welcome to another minimal effort, BIG flavor dish! This quicker-than-takeout sesame tofu is baked to crispy perfection and coated in a drool-worthy, sweet + spicy + garlicky sauce. It might have you questioning whether you’ll ever be ordering takeout …

Spicy Garlicky Sesame Tofu (30 Minutes!)

Welcome to another minimal effort, BIG flavor dish! This quicker-than-takeout sesame tofu is baked to crispy perfection and coated in a drool-worthy, sweet + spicy + garlicky sauce. It might have you questioning whether you’ll ever be ordering takeout again!

Pair with rice and steamed veggies for a simple, 30-minute meal that’s vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Let’s make it!

Recipe Inspiration

This recipe is inspired by Sesame Chicken, which is commonly found in Chinese restaurants in the US and Canada (source).

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Fudgy Crackly Top Brownies (Vegan + GF)

We’ve done brownies before (exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F)…but these are different, friends! We couldn’t hold out on you. Introducing: shiny, CRACKLY TOP, chewy, decadent, REAL DEAL brownies that are undetectably vegan and gluten-free (!!). …

Fudgy Crackly Top Brownies (Vegan + GF)

We’ve done brownies before (exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F)…but these are different, friends! We couldn’t hold out on you. Introducing: shiny, CRACKLY TOP, chewy, decadent, REAL DEAL brownies that are undetectably vegan and gluten-free (!!). 

They’re also SO easy to make with simple methods and just 1 bowl + 9 ingredients. Prepare for your brownie dreams to become a reality! Let’s bake!

How to Make Fudgy Crackly Top Vegan + Gluten-Free Brownies

These brownies are a literal DREAM!

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Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

Sometimes the only thing that will do is chili cheese fries. Y’know? Luckily, you can now satisfy that craving with this equally comforting vegan version! It feels decadent and special but comes together quickly with wholesome pantry staples (including…

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

Sometimes the only thing that will do is chili cheese fries. Y’know? Luckily, you can now satisfy that craving with this equally comforting vegan version! It feels decadent and special but comes together quickly with wholesome pantry staples (including fiber-rich lentils!).

Just 10 ingredients required to nourish your body AND soul, friends. Let us show you how it’s done!

Since they’re called chili cheese fries, let’s start by talking about 1) the CHILI, then we’ll get to 2) the CHEESE and 3) the FRIES!

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1-Bowl Banana Buckwheat Muffins (Vegan + GF)

The goal: portable, delicious, and a bit nutritious! And so banana buckwheat muffins were born! These nutty, wholesome muffins are vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and easy to make with just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required. 
They’re gre…

1-Bowl Banana Buckwheat Muffins (Vegan + GF)

The goal: portable, delicious, and a bit nutritious! And so banana buckwheat muffins were born! These nutty, wholesome muffins are vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and easy to make with just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required. 

They’re great for after-school snacks, on-the-go breakfasts, and more! Grab your mixing bowl, let’s make muffins!

These 1-bowl buckwheat muffins begin with the wet ingredients: a flax egg, mashed banana, coconut sugar, a little oil, and vanilla.

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Warming 1-Pot Chickpea Curry (Vindaloo-Inspired)

An EASY vegan version of vindaloo has evaded us for a while. Recreating the rich, spicy, warming flavors of this Indian curry while staying true to our commitment to simplicity is a challenge. The quest continues, but through our trials and tribulation…

Warming 1-Pot Chickpea Curry (Vindaloo-Inspired)

An EASY vegan version of vindaloo has evaded us for a while. Recreating the rich, spicy, warming flavors of this Indian curry while staying true to our commitment to simplicity is a challenge. The quest continues, but through our trials and tribulations, we landed on a super comforting, warming chickpea curry that was too good not to share!

Made in 1 pot with easy-to-find ingredients, this curry is fuss-free and SO flavorful.

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Easy Jeera Rice (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

If (like us) you’re a fan of Indian cuisine and find yourself ordering it regularly, then you’ve probably enjoyed jeera rice: the perfectly spiced rice that sometimes accompanies your curry.
While developing a new recipe (coming soon!), we were cravin…

Easy Jeera Rice (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

If (like us) you’re a fan of Indian cuisine and find yourself ordering it regularly, then you’ve probably enjoyed jeera rice: the perfectly spiced rice that sometimes accompanies your curry.

While developing a new recipe (coming soon!), we were craving that fluffy, restaurant-style rice and got to testing! The result is our EASY, inspired version of jeera rice made with just 4 ingredients. Let us show you how it’s done!

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The BEST Gluten-Free Coffee Cake (1 Bowl!)

Brunch lovers, REJOICE! We set out to make a coffee cake even your gluten-loving, dairy-obsessed friends would adore, and we think we’ve done it. This coffee cake is ultra FLUFFY, perfectly sweet, packed with cinnamon, undetectably gluten-free, and jus…

The BEST Gluten-Free Coffee Cake (1 Bowl!)

Brunch lovers, REJOICE! We set out to make a coffee cake even your gluten-loving, dairy-obsessed friends would adore, and we think we’ve done it. This coffee cake is ultra FLUFFY, perfectly sweet, packed with cinnamon, undetectably gluten-free, and just SO delicious!

It’s the ideal cake to serve at brunch, with your morning coffee or afternoon tea, or really for any occasion. Made in just 1 bowl for easy cleanup, we have a feeling it’ll be your new go-to!

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Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Cookies (Flourless!)

Our Chai-Spiced Nut Butter makes a great gift, but can we blame you if you decide to keep it all for yourself? No way. Especially now that cookies are on the table! And not just any cookies…Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Cookies that come together in 1 bowl in ju…

Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Cookies (Flourless!)

Our Chai-Spiced Nut Butter makes a great gift, but can we blame you if you decide to keep it all for yourself? No way. Especially now that cookies are on the table! And not just any cookies…Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Cookies that come together in 1 bowl in just 25 minutes!

These chewy, flourless, spiced cookies are vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, wholesome, and SO delicious!

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Chai-Spiced Nut Butter

The warming, sweet + spicy flavors of a chai latte infused into a creamy, spreadable snack? Yes, please! This homemade chai-spiced nut butter jazzes up any boring breakfast and makes a sweet holiday gift for friends and family.
Just 20 minutes and 9 in…

Chai-Spiced Nut Butter

The warming, sweet + spicy flavors of a chai latte infused into a creamy, spreadable snack? Yes, please! This homemade chai-spiced nut butter jazzes up any boring breakfast and makes a sweet holiday gift for friends and family.

Just 20 minutes and 9 ingredients are required for you to check homemade holiday gift giving off your to-do list. Let’s make nut butter!

How to Make Homemade Chai-Spiced Nut Butter

This creamy, warming spread begins with lightly roasting cashews and almonds to bring out their natural richness.

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The Perfect Thanksgiving Salad (15 Minutes!)

Don’t take away our creamy, hearty Thanksgiving classics. But this new salad is amazing alongside them: It’s a fresh, bright, crunchy green salad with sweet, crisp pear or apple, toasted hazelnuts or pepitas, a simple lemon vinaigrette, and optional ve…

The Perfect Thanksgiving Salad (15 Minutes!)

Don’t take away our creamy, hearty Thanksgiving classics. But this new salad is amazing alongside them: It’s a fresh, bright, crunchy green salad with sweet, crisp pear or apple, toasted hazelnuts or pepitas, a simple lemon vinaigrette, and optional vegan goat cheese. 

Not only is it a colorful addition to the Thanksgiving table, but it beautifully contrasts the heavier dishes, aids digestion (hello, bitter greens and vinegar!), and comes together in just 15 minutes!

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