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Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites

We’re no strangers to date bites around here, but these may just top them all. Strong claim, but with good reason. If you love the flavors of buttery cashews, salted caramel, and coconut, you’re going to love these energy bites! Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes required for these naturally sweetened, plant-based gems that are perfect for on-the-go...

Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl (30 Minutes!)

Lately, I can’t get enough of romaine lettuce, which is weird considering a few months ago it was my least favorite green (next to iceberg). However, with the creation of our Vegan Caesar Salad with BBQ Sweet Potato Croutons, my love affair began, and it’s been going strong for months. This is an iteration of that recipe, but with more decidedly Middle-Eastern...

1-Pot Green Curry with Chickpeas, Kale, and Sweet Potato

This comforting curry is inspired by our DIY green curry paste, which is a fusion of classic Thai green curry paste with flavors like lemongrass, garlic, and citrus, as well as whole spices like coriander and cumin seed. I dreamt up this dish after making a dressing with this beloved green curry paste and pouring it over fresh kale, Instant Pot chickpeas,...

How to Cook with Less Oil (Guide + Oil-Free Recipes)

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with cooking with less oil. Not no oil, per say, but certainly less. Mainly because it’s somewhat of an experiment and challenge for me, but also because there may be health benefits to reducing consumption of oils. Why No Oil? I’m well aware that a decent portion of our audience adheres to a whole foods plant-based...

Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is inspired by the fried Brussels sprouts at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, called Mattie’s, and they’re irresistibly delicious. The sprouts are tossed in a sweet-savory, honey mustard glaze and pan fried to perfection (swoon). This may be our new favorite way to eat vegetables. Prepare to have your mind changed if you think you’re not...

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF)

Infusing pumpkin flavor into baked goods can be a bit tricky. But learning from a few past experiments, I got to work infusing all of the sweet, spicy flavor of pumpkin into these cookies. The result was a dream! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are naturally gluten-free and vegan, studded with rolled oats and melty chocolate chips, require just...

Vegan Caesar Salad with BBQ Sweet Potato Croutons

Say hello to our new favorite salad. It’s crunchy, fresh, incredibly easy to make, and boasts BIG zesty flavor from our 5-minute Caesar dressing. The recipe was born out of a simple need to put dinner on the table with minimal effort. We had a bunch of random ingredients that got thrown together, and it just totally worked. Hello, next-level vegan...

BBQ Roasted Sweet Potato Croutons

While throwing together dinner one night, I added some leftover roasted sweet potatoes to a green salad with a zesty dressing and thought, “This would be even better if the potatoes were roasted like ‘croutons’ and tossed in BBQ seasoning.” The rest is history.  Let us show you how this 30-minute, 9-ingredient recipe is made! It’s incredibly versatile...

Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth (+ Miso Tonic)

Every once in a while when a stomachache or upset digestion comes along, nothing sounds quite as comforting as broth. Enter this 1-Pot Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth. It’s versatile — taking advantage of whatever veggies and aromatics you have on hand — and can be used in place of store-bought vegetable broth in cooking. And it comes together in 1 pot...

5-Ingredient No-Bake Cookie Energy Bites

Friends, are you ready for a throwback? These intensely delicious energy bites are adapted from a recipe I posted way way back in 2012 for No-Bake Cookie Bars, shortly after Minimalist Baker began. #memories The concept was simple: Throw a bunch of really good tasting ingredients like chocolate chips, peanut butter, and dates into a food processor...

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