When the weather outside is cold and rainy, few things warm our bodies and spirits like a fresh bowl of homemade plant-based soup. In this recipe, we sauté onions and celery, then add vegetable broth and brown rice, letting it simmer until the rice is tender, after which roasted garlic and chunks of squash are added. This savory and healthful dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser in your home!
Corn tortillas and an oven—that is all you need to make wholesome corn chips in your own kitchen. This recipe lists several optional toppings too. Add one or more to ‘up the flavor’ of this healthful snack. After a short cooling period that will boost the crispiness of the chips, you can enjoy them as-is or serve them with a plant-based dip, such as our Rainbow Salsa, Homemade Hummus, Red Bell Pepper Dip, or Lentil Spread.
Juicing has become a popular way to get more nutrients into your diet. This recipe is meant to demonstrate a few combinations that use greens like kale, spinach, Swiss chard and romaine, vegetables such as cucumber, celery, and beet, as well as fruits like apple, pear, pineapple, and watermelon. Try these recipes as-is or feel free to experiment with your own mix of produce. Creativity is what makes juicing so fun!
Our Easy One-Pan Potato Bake is filling and satisfying, with chunks of potatoes mixed with onion, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and Kalamata olives. These veggies are then seasoned with fresh rosemary and bay leaf, tenderized with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and baked until soft. As you encounter the warmth and fragrance of this dish upon taking it from the oven, your mouth will be watering before you take your first bite.
In our Oatmeal Muffins, fresh bananas and apples take the place of the eggs, oil, and sugar found in traditional muffin recipes. Mix these ripe fruits together with a few basic baking ingredients, then boost both flavor and texture with the addition of cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts. Pop them in the oven and your home will be filled with sweet and spicy smells until the timer dings in 35 minutes. The recipe makes 12 muffins that will satisfy your sweet tooth—the perfect treat for your loved ones!
Chef Santana Diaz’s The Davis Tower is a combination of 7 spectacular recipes: Beet Puree, Parsnip Puree, Yam Cake, Herb Polenta Cake, Mushroom Sauté, Pickled Fennel, and Persimmon Balsamic. When combined, they create an impressive dinner with an awe-inspiring presentation; you can also get creative in the kitchen and use them individually in a myriad of ways. Have fun exploring the different textures and flavors of this amazing dish!
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!