Recipes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DIY Applesauce Instant Pot Recipes are becoming a staple in my kitchen.  This simple homemade applesauce recipe takes advantage of the fall season and is made with only three ingredients. I love to keep it on hand this time of year for adding to smoothies, topping pork chops and enjoying as a healthy snack. Easy [...]

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