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Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We recently shared a comprehensive Instant Pot Guide that included how to cook green split peas (no soaking required!). But since split peas aren’t the most flavorful on their own, we’re sharing how to put them to use in this delicious split pea soup! This soup is enhanced with creamy potatoes and coconut milk (swoon), plus fragrant fresh and dried...

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

The idea for this pasta floated into my brain one day: sweet roasted butternut squash tossed with pasta and a garlicky white sauce. After a few rounds of testing, I knew I had something incredible to share. This is my favorite fall and winter pasta yet! Squash is halved and roasted until caramelized with the skin for ease. The sauce requires just...

Quick Crispy Shiitake Bacon

This vegan bacon recipe came to be in a moment of inspiration while making pasta that needed a salty garnish. I had shiitakes on hand and the rest is history! The result is a savory-sweet, smoky, crispy plant-based bacon that’s SO FAST to make and perfect for adding to salads, sandwiches (hello vegan BLT), pasta, and more! Just 1 pan, 7 ingredients,...

1-Pot French Onion Soup (Vegan!)

After cracking the code on oil-free caramelized onions, we found ourselves craving French Onion Soup! So we got to work creating a 1-pot, plant-based version that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Spoiler alert? Major success! Let us show you how it’s done! Origin of French Onion Soup As the name suggests, French onion soup originated in France. Specifically,...

Easy Caramelized Onions (Oil-Free!)

Caramelized onions without the oil? Friends, we tried it and it’s more than possible! These tender, caramelized bites of goodness are incredibly versatile and perfect for adding sweet-savory flavor to a variety of dishes. Just 1 pan and 1 ingredient required. Let us show you how it’s done! First, let’s talk about the science of caramelized onions....

Warming Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup (Instant Pot!)

Cold temperatures call for warming soups! Inspired by our fan-favorite Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup, this incredibly delicious sweet potato soup is made in the Instant Pot. It’s a 1-pot recipe with warming spices, creamy coconut milk, and sneaky red lentils for a protein and fiber boost. Let us show you how it’s done! While experimenting for our...

Superfoods Green Lemonade Smoothie

Introducing our latest obsession: an incredibly delicious, tart-sweet smoothie that immediately transports you to vacation mode or summer reminiscing. It tastes just like the name suggests: lemonade, but GREEN. This plant-based, naturally sweetened smoothie is potassium-rich, loaded with greens, and sneaks in superfoods like baobab, moringa, and spirulina!...

Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas & Greens (Vegan)

Happy New Year, friends! What better way to kick off a new year than with a big bowl of Black Eyed Peas & Greens? Not only is it incredibly delicious, but this dish is also believed to bring good luck and prosperity, and we could all use a little more of that in our lives. This plant-based version is incredibly comforting and delicious. Plus, it’s...

Perfect Vegan Cornbread

Everyone needs a good cornbread recipe to go with chili, soup, BBQ bean bowls, and black eyed peas. And this, friends, is it! Say hello to the BEST vegan cornbread! Just 10 ingredients required for this easy, fluffy recipe. Let us show you how it’s done! Origins of Cornbread Cornbread is a hotly debated topic and we don’t claim to be experts on its...

Best Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe (+ Video)

Man, if there’s anything to celebrate in 2020, it’s that it’s over. And what better way to celebrate than with a good cocktail? We wanted to take a deep dive and individually test each ingredient in a classic Old Fashioned to really come up with that cocktail bar-worthy beverage. Good news: We think we’ve done it. What is an Old Fashioned? In simple...

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