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Vanilla chia seed pudding topped with fresh fruit and pecans.

Banana Split Chia Seed Pudding

This banana split chia seed pudding is healthy, vegan and full of plant-based nutrition. Enjoy this sweet treat for an easy breakfast, snack on-the-go or healthy dessert. How to Make this Recipe Making this...

A bowl of vegan refried black beans with a chip in it topped with cheese and cilantro.

Instant Pot Refried Black Beans

These vegan and fat-free Instant Pot refried black beans are so and flavourful you’ll never go back to canned! Enjoy them as a healthy side dish, delicious dip or topping for nachos, tacos and...

A bowl with steamed broccoli, vegan parmesan, lentils and marinara sauce.

Lentil Marinara Bowls

These lentil marinara bowls are vegan, gluten-free, high in plant-based protein and easy to make with healthy, everyday ingredients. Lentil Marinara Bowls Ingredients Marinara sauce – I used homemade marinara sauce but for an...

Homemade marinara sauce in a black skillet.

Easy Marinara Sauce

This homemade marinara sauce recipe is easy to make in under 30 minutes and is perfect for pasta and more. What is marinara sauce? Marinara sauce is a classic tomato-based sauce made with just...

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22 Plant-Based Slow Cooker Recipes

This collection of the best plant-based slow cooker recipes will have you using your crockpot for healthy meals all season long. Slow Cooker Meal Prep These plant-based recipes are delicious, hearty, healthy and make...

2 cans sitting on a wrapped block of tofu.

How to Press Tofu

Learn how to press tofu with or without a tofu press for the best result when frying, baking, breading, crumbling and marinating tofu. Why press tofu? Tofu is not only packed with water as...

Overhead shot of thick cashew cream in a small glass dish with some raw cashews sitting beside it.

Cashew Cream

Learn how to make cashew cream to use as a replacement for heavy cream in recipes and so much more. This simple, versatile sauce is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free and easy to make in...

Vegan parmesan cheese in a jar with a spoon.

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

This vegan parmesan cheese is easy to make in minutes with just 2 simple ingredients. Enjoy sprinkled over pastas, soups, salads and more. Vegan “Parmesan” Ingredients Let’s go over the main ingredients you’ll need...

6 baked sweet potato halves on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

Learn how to bake sweet potatoes in the oven for a healthy, delicious and versatile side dish, snack or light main. This recipe is vegan, oil-free and whole food plant-based. Baked Sweet Potato Tips...

A plate full of chocolate covered truffles topped with crushed pretzels.

Vegan Chocolate Pretzel Truffles

These chocolate pretzel truffles are sweet, salty, rich, decadent and perfect for the holidays. This recipe is vegan, oil-free and can be gluten-free. These decadent but wholesome bites are made with just a handful...