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10 Plant-Forward Lunch Recipes

If you’re still a member of the work-from-home club, we suspect you’re running out of practical lunch ideas. And, if you’re anything like us, that might mean your take-out burrito average may be higher than usual. We’ve been looking to our favorite plant-forward lunch recipes these days, especially ones that […]

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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, […]

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All About Tofu

Tofu, also called bean curd, is made by coagulating (or curdling) soy milk before pressing it into semi-firm blocks. The process, similar to that of cheesemaking, results in tofu of various textures, ranging from scoopable to sliceable, all useful in different kitchen applications, both sweet and savory. Tofu is very […]

Salads

Artichoke & Olive Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot 1/3 cup vegetable broth 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 cup artichoke hearts (cooked if fresh, thawed if frozen), quartered 1/2 cup peas, […]

Main Dishes

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided use Kosher salt, to taste 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 lb 8 oz mixed mushrooms, like oyster, shiitake, or cremini, cut into bite-sized […]

Main Dishes

Black Bean Cakes With Tomato Salsa

Makes 4 servings Plant-forward recipes aren’t always vegetarian, but they may use flavorful meats in a supporting role, just like the chorizo in these black bean cakes. For a full vegetarian version, leave out the chorizo and add 1/2 teaspoon (or more, to taste) of chile powder for a little […]

Allergen Friendly, Main Dishes

Blended Veggie and Turkey Meatloaf

Makes 6 to 8 portions This may have more steps than your typical meatloaf, but it’s worth it! Plus, you can cook the entire vegetable portion of this recipe a few days ahead of time (or weeks–freeze it!). We tried baking the meatloaf in a traditional loaf pan, but we […]

Side Dishes

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes with Pine Nuts and Currants

Makes 4 to 6 servings This is a hearty side dish for simple roasted chicken or a pork loin, or serve it on its own alongside a green salad or some crusty bread. Substitute yellow or red onion for the shallots and raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries for the […]