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15 Plant-Forward Fall Recipes

As the fall rolls in, you can put on some sweatpants and curl up with a cozy blanket. But you also need to nourish your belly with the flavors of the season. We’ve made a list of some of our best fall recipes which just happen to be plant-forward. Kale, […]

Desserts

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 6 large eggs 3 cups sugar 1 – 15oz can pumpkin pie filling 1 – 15oz can pumpkin 1-1/2 tsps. pumpkin pie spice 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1 cup oat flour 2-2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 cups Pumpkin spice/Cinnamon sugar Directions In a […]

Desserts, Free Recipes, Pies & Tarts

Boiled Apple Cider Custard Tart

Makes one 11-inch tart A classic northeast specialty typically made in pie form, but upgraded here to an elegant tart. Serve each slice with vanilla ice cream to offset the brightness of the apples. Pears can be easily substituted for the apple. To see how it’s done, check out this […]

Side Dishes

Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Glaze

Makes 4 servings Brussels sprouts, a member of the cabbage family, are usually available fresh from late summer to late winter. Select small, bright-green sprouts with closed leaves. The smaller Brussels sprouts are more tender than the larger ones. If the Brussels sprouts are to be served with a meat […]

Chef's Blog

Cardamom—Fall’s Forgotten Flavor

No longer content to follow the cycles of the moon and the stars, we now identify the changing of seasons with the emergence of the pumpkin spice latte. In thousands of years, they’ll find the recipe carved on a rock in New Hampshire. Made from a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, […]

Free Recipes, Side Dishes

Cornbread Dressing with Sausage and Green Chiles

Cornbread dressing (or stuffing, if that’s your style!) is a southern speciality that we love beside a tangy cranberry sauce and turkey, whether it’s roasted, fried, or grilled. We put poblanos and jalapeños in ours, but other green chiles, like serranos or hatch, will work great, too! Check out this […]

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How to Make a Basic Braise—Just in Time for Autumn

Braising, barbecuing, and slow-roasting are all long, low cooking methods that utilize less tender, fattier cuts of meats with a lot of connective tissue. But braising stands apart in that it includes liquid in the cooking process. It is also a combination cooking method—one that uses both dry and moist […]

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How to: Roast Vegetables without a Recipe

As we ease into autumn, we can finally celebrate the return of roasting—especially vegetables. We love roasting because it is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy seasonal fall produce, like hard-skinned squash, cauliflower, fennel, and Brussels sprouts (color = flavor), as well as incredibly easy and hands-off. Even […]

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Keep it Simple with Pumpkin Purée

Despite the abundance of pumpkin-flavored foods at every turn, we spend surprisingly little time handling actual pumpkins. After all, as proponents of “homemade is best,” an apple pie starts with apples, a cherry pie starts with cherries. But a pumpkin pie starts with…a can of pumpkin purée? Using prepared pumpkin […]

Side Dishes

Maple-Glazed Turnips

Makes 4 servings Pan-steaming, an excellent technique for cooking vegetables, uses a small amount of flavorful liquid in a covered pan. There are two benefits: a quick cooking time that helps retain nutrients and color, and a flavorful liquid you can reduce to make a simple sauce. Ingredients 2 lb […]