Recipes

Young boy holding up a black ceramic platter of heart healthy raw chocolate truffles

Dessert Alert: Heart Healthy Chocolate Love In our house, we do our best to celebrate love every day. Every morning, my husband hops out of bed, then brews and serves me morning coffee before my feet even hit the floor. After almost 2 decades of marriage, this simple gesture makes me swoon with adoration and [...]

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2 mason jars full of decadent homemade DIY granola wrapped with a green twine & a thank you tag on a white marble surface

I call this gratitude granola. Not only because it always gives me a sense of joy when I make a batch but because it’s the gift by which I say “Thank you!” Homemade granola is rather simple to make and gives so much flexibility in choosing ingredients you love. I make mine with maple syrup. [...]

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Man using chopsticks in a ceramic bowl of suculent ramen noodles with mushroom, spinach & soft boiled egg

MAKING RAMEN AT HOME When it comes to ramen, most people think of the either the $1 packet of noodles and spices zapped in the microwave or sitting down to a perfectly crafted, impossibly replicated Japanese masterpiece at a restaurant. The good news is there is a middle-ground to that spectrum and there’s no need [...]

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Kale, avocado, quinoa and sliced mango breakfast bowl with a glass of fresh juice on a white marble surface

Savory Breakfast Bowls When Saturday rolls around, we usually have a bit of this and a bit of that left in the refrigerator — a few green onions, a handful of kale, a serving of roasted veggies. Breakfast bowls are the perfect way to use the last of the week’s produce. They’re exactly what you [...]

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Man opening glass mason jar full of creamy decadent vegan blueberry breakfast tart smoothie in a white marble finished kitchen

Decadent Vegan Breakfast Smoothie This six-ingredient almond milk smoothie brings all the flavor of a decadent blueberry tart that’s perfect for dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast on the go. Even if you’re not a strictly vegan family, using alternative milks can be a nice way to go beyond dairy for breakfast. We consider alternatives to be just [...]

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Hearty vibrant bowl of vegan red lentil curry in a black ceramic bowl

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Vegetable Curry Sometimes in life and in cooking, it’s best just to take it slow. This is one of those recipes where the slow cooker works its magic and gently melts warm, spicy flavors into lentils and vegetables. The end result is a rich, hearty plant-based meal. There are some weeks [...]

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Tossing an easy roasted cauliflower cumin vegetable salad with two wooden spoons in a white skillet on a white marble counter

Easy Vegan Roasted Vegetable Salad This easy vegan dinner is packed with vegetables, protein and healthy carbohydrates. It’s warm and satisfying, and so delicious. A good choice for entertaining friends. Can be used as the main meal with a green salad or a side dish. The nutty and aromatic cumin is balanced by creamy white [...]

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Scooping vegan bolognese with two white serving utensils from a skillet on a cooktop

Best Vegan Bolognese Pasta night will always be dinnertime comfort at our house. This meat-free alternative to traditional bolognese is a plant based recipe win! Plus, I’ve noticed over the past few years that there’s a soaring amount of sodium in store-bought sauce, and a major increase in sugar so I’m sticking to homemade pasta [...]

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Afterschool chocolate protein shake in a tall clear glass next to school supplies

Healthy Chocolate & Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie This rich chocolate banana and peanut butter smoothie makes the best after school snack. A good calorie boost for growing kids and they will thank you for making them a treat.  I like to have one post workout to refuel nutrients. It even works as a quick breakfast [...]

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Hearty bowl of The Fresh 20 Instant Pot Crock-Pot vegetarian chipotle chili with lime wedges for entertaining from above

BEST Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili I love chili because it’s easy, and everyone has their own secret ingredient that makes it perfect for them. We recently asked The Fresh 20 Community about their favorite add-ins and the answers amazed me, from savory flavors like unsweetened cocoa powder, canned pumpkin, and shredded broccoli (which is genius) [...]

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