Eggnog is a classic holiday drink, and it can be made using whole plant foods. In our recipe, cashews, dates, spices, and your choice of liquor (if desired) are blended into a tasty concoction that is perfect for get-togethers with loved ones. Raise a glass with friends and family this holiday season to celebrate the bounties of the plant-based lifestyle!
After just one bite, you will understand why these are called Magical Cookies! The recipe comes from the R & R Bakery and Coffee Shoppe in Marshall, Texas and was featured on Season 1 Episode 13 of the online television show Healthy Living With Chef AJ. The cookies are made without sugar, salt, oil, or eggs; instead, they are prepared with whole plant ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter and cherries, oats, dairy-free chocolate chips, and cinnamon. You will be delighted to serve your family and friends such an incredibly yummy treat!
Our Lentil Spread is a wonderful, wholesome appetizer to enjoy during the holiday season and beyond. The recipe includes just five simple plant-based ingredients. Once the onions are sautéed, everything is combined and pulsed in the food processor, then transferred to a serving bowl where the spread can be served with vegetables and whole wheat crackers. What a wonderful way to encourage friends and family to ‘dip into’ the plant-based lifestyle!
Our Black Bean Brownies are the ultimate plant-based dessert for chocolate lovers! The base of this recipe is black beans—but your family and friends will never tell! When combined with cocoa powder, succanat, aquafaba (egg substitute), applesauce (oil substitute), baking powder, and vanilla, you get a smooth dough that, when baked, becomes moist and fudgy. Treat your loved ones to a delectable brownie today!
Our Sweet Potato Chowder is a perfect ‘warm me up’ medley of sweet potatoes, onion, celery, garlic, and spices. With simple prep and quick cook time, you can whip up this soup to feed your family a flavorful and comforting plant-based meal during the colder months.
Our Mushroom Kale Bowl recipe is an excellent example of how to build the perfect salad. It combines leafy vegetables (kale, basil), cruciferous vegetables (kale), non-starchy vegetables (bean sprouts, beets), whole grains (rice), legumes (tofu), seeds (sunflower seeds), and extras (mushrooms) to create a salad that is both satiating and satisfying. Top it with our oil-free Sesame Ginger Miso Dressing for a health-promoting meal packed with flavor, plus use it as a template to create dozens of other creative mixes that maximize the vitamins and nutrients found in plant-based foods.
Our Roasted Pear Crostini With Cashew Cream is a perfect plant-based appetizer for your next special gathering. Sliced pears are oven roasted in a sweet vinaigrette, while a basic cashew cream is whipped up in the blender. After lightly toasting baguette bread, the only thing left is assembly. While this appetizer is extremely easy to prepare, it looks elegant and has a simple sophisticated taste. Try it in the fall and winter with fresh pears, or in the summer swap them for in-season peaches.
With our Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake we teach you how to make a simple dessert in your microwave in a matter of minutes. After mixing apples and cinnamon with a few basic plant-based baking ingredients, the batter is poured into a mug and cooked to sweet and spicy perfection in just 1-2 minutes. The one-serving recipe is ideal because it gives you a taste without creating tempting leftovers, and the satisfying flavors will make it a winner for the entire family.
Our Paella recipe is absolutely loaded with produce, including artichokes, bell peppers, lima beans, onion, peas, and tomatoes. These plant-based ingredients simmer along with rice, vegetable broth, oregano and red pepper flakes for about 30 minutes on the stove, before the cover comes off and it is time to taste the magical flavors within. You will enjoy this simple meal as it provides your family with warmth and comfort during busy weeks and colder months.