Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Did you hear? Orange zest and almond extract planned a party with a gluten-free cake, and you’re all invited. Buckle up! We’ll drive. 
This perfectly sweet and moist cake is gluten-free PERFECTION and is sure to steal the show at your next brunch …

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Did you hear? Orange zest and almond extract planned a party with a gluten-free cake, and you’re all invited. Buckle up! We’ll drive. 

This perfectly sweet and moist cake is gluten-free PERFECTION and is sure to steal the show at your next brunch or gathering. Plus, just 10 ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let us show you how it’s done!

To start this lovely loaf, cane sugar combines with orange zest for BIG, zesty flavor.

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Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 
A…

Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 

Add this EASY, versatile creamer to black tea for a quick chai latte, to a cup of coffee for a dirty chai, or to roasted dandelion root tea for a cozy, caffeine-free option.

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Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)

Soft, FLUFFY, and light, yet sturdy? We’re not talking about your favorite pillow. Behold: gluten-free gnocchi that are just as DREAMY, but you definitely don’t want to sleep on these!
Perfect for a cozy night in, fun date night, or family activity, an…

Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)

Soft, FLUFFY, and light, yet sturdy? We’re not talking about your favorite pillow. Behold: gluten-free gnocchi that are just as DREAMY, but you definitely don’t want to sleep on these!

Perfect for a cozy night in, fun date night, or family activity, and just as fun to make as they are to eat. Grab 4 simple ingredients and get your water boiling!

What is Gnocchi?

Gnocchi (pronounced nyo-key) is often associated with pasta, since (like pasta) it originated in Italy and is usually eaten as part of the primi course in traditional Italian meals.

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Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola

There’s a new sweet snack on the block and it’s stealing our hearts! This crunchy, maple-infused buckwheat granola is nutty, perfectly sweet, and totally oat-free (we see you, oat-free friends!). Oh, and accidentally oil-free, too!
Thi…

Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola

There’s a new sweet snack on the block and it’s stealing our hearts! This crunchy, maple-infused buckwheat granola is nutty, perfectly sweet, and totally oat-free (we see you, oat-free friends!). Oh, and accidentally oil-free, too!

This new twist has all the snackable perfection you know and love about the classic but with an epic flavor duo: cherry + almond. Just 9 ingredients and 30 minutes required! Let us show you how it’s done!

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Instant Pot Coconut Rice (Perfect Every Time!)

Rice is always the right answer. It’s the perfect base for countless dishes, and this Instant Pot Coconut Rice is the quickest and easiest way to take your everyday rice to the next level! 
It’s fluffy, subtly sweet, and perfectly coconutty. And t…

Instant Pot Coconut Rice (Perfect Every Time!)

Rice is always the right answer. It’s the perfect base for countless dishes, and this Instant Pot Coconut Rice is the quickest and easiest way to take your everyday rice to the next level! 

It’s fluffy, subtly sweet, and perfectly coconutty. And the flavors pair beautifully with entrées like Samoan chicken (recipe coming soon!), Massaman Curry, and Thai Yellow Coconut Curry. The best part?

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This butternut squash mac and cheese recipe strikes the perfect weeknight balance. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, it’s comforting and completely delicious. This mac and cheese is not…

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butternut squash mac and cheese overhead

This butternut squash mac and cheese recipe strikes the perfect weeknight balance. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, it’s comforting and completely delicious. This mac and cheese is not so rich that you’ll get a belly ache or fall asleep immediately after dinner.

This recipe is redeeming, too—it’s full of luscious roasted butternut squash, which amps up the golden hue without overwhelming the flavor. This mac and cheese is a real crowd pleaser. Our toddler loves it and so do we.

butternut squash before and after roasting

The cooking method is a thrill. This pasta comes together in one pot. You don’t ever strain the pasta. You don’t have to fuss with a béchamel sauce. You don’t have to get out the blender for the butternut.

If you roast your squash in advance, this recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. This is a unicorn of a pasta dish and I’m so excited to hear how it turns out in your kitchen.

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Perfect Roasted Fennel with Garlic & Thyme

They say variety is the spice of life, and we couldn’t agree more! While we love dependable veggies like broccoli, carrots, and greens, fennel is a fun, flavorful way to add something new to the usual veggie rotation. 
This perfectly roasted fenne…

Perfect Roasted Fennel with Garlic & Thyme

They say variety is the spice of life, and we couldn’t agree more! While we love dependable veggies like broccoli, carrots, and greens, fennel is a fun, flavorful way to add something new to the usual veggie rotation. 

This perfectly roasted fennel is crispy, caramelized, subtly sweet, and savory. YUM. We love it for a quick and flavorful side with pasta or tossed on top of pizza or salad! Just 1 pan, 6 ingredients, and 25 minutes required.

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Lemon Garlic Pasta with White Beans (Vegan)

Creamy, garlicky pasta — what’s not to love? This quick and easy pasta is the ultimate satisfying, nourishing meal with tomatoes, arugula, and fiber-rich beans. YUM. 
Just 10 ingredients required for your new favorite weeknight-friendly pasta, fri…

Lemon Garlic Pasta with White Beans (Vegan)

Creamy, garlicky pasta — what’s not to love? This quick and easy pasta is the ultimate satisfying, nourishing meal with tomatoes, arugula, and fiber-rich beans. YUM. 

Just 10 ingredients required for your new favorite weeknight-friendly pasta, friends. Let us show you how it’s done! 

This garlicky pasta starts with (you guessed it) garlic! And there’s more in the sauce, friends. We aren’t playing around! Canned white beans combine with the garlic and some tomatoes for a savory, garlicky base.

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Tahini Sweet Potato Blondies

Tahini sweet potato blondies are HERE and ready to rock your world. These fudgy, caramelly blondies are studded with melty chocolate chips, and no one will guess the secret ingredient: sweet potato!
Just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required for these veg…

Tahini Sweet Potato Blondies

Tahini sweet potato blondies are HERE and ready to rock your world. These fudgy, caramelly blondies are studded with melty chocolate chips, and no one will guess the secret ingredient: sweet potato!

Just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required for these vegan, gluten-free, maple-sweetened treats. Let’s get baking!

How to Make Sweet Potato Tahini Blondies

These decadent yet nutrient-infused bars start with a combo of mashed Japanese sweet potato and maple syrup for natural sweetness.

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Smoky Black Bean & Quinoa Chili Bowl

When everyone in the test kitchen agrees a new recipe will be on dinner rotation, it’s a winner! This hearty and nourishing chili bowl is inspired by the Chipotle Chili Bowl at Harlow in Portland. We love them, and we love this bowl! 
Not only is …

Smoky Black Bean & Quinoa Chili Bowl

When everyone in the test kitchen agrees a new recipe will be on dinner rotation, it’s a winner! This hearty and nourishing chili bowl is inspired by the Chipotle Chili Bowl at Harlow in Portland. We love them, and we love this bowl! 

Not only is this plant-based meal full of fiber and protein — it’s also easy to assemble and perfect for meal prep! Let us show you how it’s done!

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