Fig Newtons are a classic cookie from the past, but these reinterpreted gems are much healthier and tastier than anything store-bought. In these bars, delicious gluten-free cookie dough is layered with a thick, rich, jammy fig puree, a perfect pairing. Figs are honey-sweet and have a unique, slightly berry-like flavor that makes these cookies almost magical. They’re great as a breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Loaded nachos are the ultimate game-day appetizer for sharing with family and friends. These crispy oil-free corn tortillas are piled high with BBQ jackfruit, vegan nacho sauce, and of course, an assortment of veggie toppings. You can customize this recipe with all the toppings your family loves.
Calling all buckwheat lovers! We’ve got a fabulous cake coming in hot from the oven. This easy gluten-free cake has it all: a delicate, fluffy texture; a lightly sweet flavor; and wholesome, delicious ingredients! Enjoy it by itself, or make it an extra special holiday treat by adding jam, fresh fruit, and our Sweet Cashew Glaze. Sweet and simple or decadent and lavish, this tasty cake is sure to please.
Soft pretzels are fun to create—and irresistible to eat. The baking soda bath and toppings give these pretzels their traditional flavor, making them a hit in our house. They’re soft and chewy on the inside and golden brown on the outside. Kids and adults love to roll the dough and form their own pretzels or unique shapes. Top them with anything you love for a great snack or appetizer.
Pull out your skewers because it’s time for fondue! Who knew healthy could be this good? There’s almost nothing you won’t want to dip in this creamy, cheesy sauce. Cashews and potatoes create a creamy foundation, perfectly seasoned with just the right balance of sour and salty. Fondue is romantic, social, and just plain fun—I hope this recipe inspires you to throw a party.
Stuffed jalapeño poppers never tasted so good! These creamy, smoky, slightly spicy mini peppers will have you reaching for more. Once you prepare the delicious plant-based cheesy filling, you can quickly fill your sweet or spicy peppers and bake. These are the perfect appetizers for any occasion.
These tasty granola bars are chewy with a bit of a crunch, chocolatey, complex tasting, and not cloyingly sweet. With nutritious ingredients that replenish your energy without weighing you down with fat, they are terrific after a sports meet, a workout, or a run—and they also travel well, so take them with you to fuel your bike ride or hike.
These intense fudgy bites hit the mark when that yen for chocolate comes calling. They’re perfect for a light dessert or snack, with super nutritious cacao, roasted kabocha squash, black beans, oat flour, and sweet dates. To jazz things up, swap the vanilla for another extract or your favorite liqueur, or add a pinch of ground chipotle peppers.
When I first became vegetarian I used to order a large burger from a famous fast food restaurant, but I’d ask for no meat and an order of onion rings, which I would place on the burger in place of the meat. I still make a similar sandwich, but now with healthier ingredients.
Cinnamon, coriander, and saffron are classic flavors in parts of the Mediterranean. And while a lot of stews can take hours to prepare, this one takes less than 30 minutes and doesn’t sacrifice any of that great flavor. Serve over couscous, brown rice, or whatever grain you have on hand.
I confess, the main reason I make mashed potatoes is so they can serve as a vessel for good gravy. I’ve made some version of this potato topper for many years around the holidays, and this is my latest update. I eliminated the flour as a thickener and used puréed cauliflower to add that desired creaminess.
Classic shepherd's pie is made with some sort of meat base topped with mashed potatoes and baked golden brown. It’s as attractive as it is tasty, making it the perfect holiday meal. This version uses the best produce of the season, for an alternative that is tasty, filling, and very healthy.
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