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Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

A savory white bean and spinach filling seasoned with garlic, onions, and white wine, are sure to make these stuffed mushrooms a hit at your next party. In fact, they’re so scrumptious, you’ll probably forget they’re also packed with nutrients. You might want to make a double batch, because they go fast!

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Plant-Based Cornbread Stuffing

Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion, this plant-based cornbread stuffing will impress with its delectable blend of flavors and textures. And when you drizzle that rich mushroom-based gravy over it, along with a heaping scoop of creamy mashed potatoes, you've got a mouthwatering trio bound to be the highlight of your feast.

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Mixed Mushroom Bourguignon

Mixed Mushroom Bourguignon is a delectable, plant-based twist on the classic French dish, Beef Bourguignon. In this hearty and flavorful recipe, mushrooms take center stage, offering a rich and savory taste that mimics the depth of traditional Bourguignon.

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Dairy-Free Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

This recipe offers a healthy twist on the classic side dish. It combines parsnips and potatoes to create a creamy and flavorful mash without the need for dairy. The parsnips add a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, while garlic and vegetable broth provide a rich, savory taste. The result is a delicious vegan alternative to traditional mashed potatoes that pairs well with many dishes.

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Whole Food, Plant-Based Cornbread

Cornbread pairs beautifully with soup or chili, and it makes for a delightful breakfast option when spread with apple butter. Applesauce serves as a wonderful replacement for eggs and oil in baking, all while maintaining a neutral taste that seamlessly blends into the final dish.

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Mexican Rice

Traditionally, Mexican rice is prepared with chicken stock. But in this plant-based version, we reimagine the classic dish while still capturing the essence of authentic Mexican cuisine. Infused with aromatic cumin and garlic, every bite of this rice dish bursts with delightful savory flavors.

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Summer Rolls

Summer rolls are appetizers traditionally from Southeast Asia made with a rice paper wrapper. They are usually served with a dipping sauce—frequently either a hoisin sauce or a peanut sauce.

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Charro Beans

Frijoles charros or Mexican cowboy beans is an authentic Mexican recipe that originated in northern Mexico. These beans are also a Tex Mex favorite dish usually served as a main course or side dish.

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Millet “Sausage” Patties

These flavorful and nutritious patties pack a variety of aromatic herbs and spices—a delightful alternative to traditional meat-based sausages! And because they’re made with millet, they are also the perfect choice for anyone on a gluten-free diet.

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Irish Potatoes With Cabbage

This plant-based twist on a classic dish celebrates the rich culinary heritage of the Emerald Isle. Tender potatoes are simmered to perfection alongside vibrant cabbage, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. Infused with traditional Irish seasonings and a touch of modern innovation, this simple dish really hits the spot!

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Grilled Fruit With Lime Marinade

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a delightful grilled fruit experience featuring a zesty lime marinade. This recipe offers a unique twist as the fruits are transformed into a smoky and caramelized delight on the grill. The combination of the natural sweetness of the fruit with the tangy and refreshing notes of lime creates a harmonious explosion of flavors.

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Grilled Eggplant

This grilled eggplant recipe is oil-free and packed full of flavor. It is a perfect addition to your plant-based grilling repertoire.

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Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Grilled vegetable kabobs, bursting with vibrant colors and flavors, showcase the natural sweetness and crispness of seasonal produce. With each bite, you'll savor the medley of perfectly grilled bell peppers, zucchini, and onions, enhanced by a touch of smokiness.

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Jackfruit Taco Filling

Jackfruit is a popular meat substitute because of its pulled pork-like texture. It is a large fruit that grows in India and other South Asian countries, and much like other meat substitutes, it takes on the flavor of whatever seasonings you cook it with.

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Grilled Vegan Mexican Street Corn

This Mexican-inspired corn is another summer BBQ favorite! The traditional street corn is served with a mayonnaise rub, but this recipe calls for something less fatty. Make sure to add a shake or two of vegan parmesan—perfecto!

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Jackfruit Crabless Cakes

Jackfruit crabless cakes are a vegan alternative to traditional crab cakes made using young, unripe jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a meaty texture similar to crab. The jackfruit is shredded and mixed with a blend of herbs, spices, and other ingredients to create a flavorful and savory patty.

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Lemon

These oil-free roasted cauliflower steaks can be served as a healthy, flavorful side dish packed with delicious spices and a tangy splash of lemon. They can also be enjoyed as a main dish. Either way, it’s a great choice for incorporating more vegetables into your diet.

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Oil-Free Kung Pao Tofu

This Oil-Free Kung Pao Tofu is packed with excellent umami flavor. Along with sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, umami is one of the five basic tastes. Often described as savory, it’s a common element of Asian cuisine.

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Chickpea Nuggets

A crispy, delicious snack for any time of day! These nuggets come together in minutes. And because they’re made with chickpeas and oats, they’re nutritious too.

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Loaded Nachos with BBQ Jackfruit

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.

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Hand-Twisted Soft Pretzels

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.

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Vegan Party Fondue

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.

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“Cheesy” Jalapeño Poppers

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.

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Chickpeas and Vegetables with Mediterranean Spices

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.

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