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Easy Zucchini Fritters

After having so much success with our Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters, we wanted to try our hand at a vegan version. So we tested a few variations, and this simple zucchini-dill flavor was the winner! We swapped eggs for chickpea “eggs” to keep them plant-based and gluten-free. And the result was tender, sturdy fritters that are versatile, quick and...

Easy Pizza Burgers

Pizza may seem an unlikely flavor for a veggie burger, but it’s one of the best we’ve tried! Think chickpeas infused with Italian seasonings and vegan parmesan, coated in bread crumbs, baked until golden brown, and topped with red sauce. Hello, flavor match made in heaven! These chickpea-based burgers are plant-based and simple to make, requiring just...

Cashew Ricotta Cheese (Soy-Free, Fast, Easy!)

Lately we’ve been on a pizza and pasta kick, and it’s no secret that we also have a thing for dairy-free cheese. It’s also no secret that Italian food and cheese go hand in hand. But what’s pasta and pizza without cheese? So we remedied this by experimenting with a SUPER quick vegan ricotta cheese made with 5 simple ingredients: quick-soaked cashews,...

Red Velvet Cake Smoothie

Sometimes you just need something indulgent and you need it fast: Enter, this red velvet smoothie. It captures the flavors and colors of red velvet cake but with wholesome ingredients like banana, beets, cocoa powder, and dates. Swoon! Just 5 minutes, 1 blender, and 6 ingredients required for this incredibly satisfying smoothie inspired by red velvet...

No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls (V/GF)

Introducing a red velvet spin on our incredible no-bake chocolate cake balls! These cake balls are infused with beetroot powder for a deeper chocolate flavor and health perks. Just 1 bowl, 7 ingredients, and 10 minutes required for these healthier treats! How to Make Red Velvet Cake Balls Red velvet cake is considered a Southern dish that was invented...

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

When I was in college I worked in a movie theater diner, and my absolute favorite part of my shift was when the restaurant closed. We got to turn up the music (we had a jukebox that had really good songs on it), dance around while cleaning, laugh with coworkers about the ups and downs of our shift, and finally eat some food after all the patrons left. ...

Vegan Chocolate Frosting (Oil-Free)

When dreaming up the possibility of a butter- and oil-free, naturally-sweetened vegan chocolate frosting, my mind went straight to dates and cashew butter — a true match made in heaven. After some experimentation, the result was an incredibly rich, decadent, creamy chocolate frosting that’s secretly made with wholesome ingredients. Just 1 blender,...

Easy 1-Pot Refried Beans

There’s something incredibly satisfying about refried beans from a restaurant. The crackly top, creamy texture, tantalizing salty flavor. Pure bliss. Are they probably filled with not-so-healthy ingredients? Sure. But on occasion, such a worthy indulgence.  When experimenting with a version at home, I was going for that classic creamy, buttery texture,...

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales (Vegan)

After learning how easy it is to make tamales (no seriously), we set our eyes on more flavor combinations! And after some testing, this classic yet incredibly flavorful combination won out. Say hello to your go-to vegan tamale flavor: sweet potato black bean! Just 10 basic ingredients required. Let’s do this! What are Tamales? Tamales are believed...

1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”

If you’re looking for a plant-based “meat” alternative for Mexican night, look no further! Introducing smoky lentil vegan taco “meat”! This 1-pot dish is made entirely with whole food ingredients including finely shredded carrots, which mock the texture of meat, and lentils, which add plenty of plant-based protein. Let us show you how it’s done! This...

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