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Crunchy Veg Wrap with Butternut Squash Hummus

Crunchy Veg Wraps with Butternut Squash Hummus

Step up your lunch or dinner sandwich game with wraps! It seems so simple, but serving my kids’ wraps instead of sandwich bread gets them really excited. These Veg Wraps feature Butternut Squash Hummus to make things a little more interesting (and colorful) and are the perfect way to incorporate lots of fresh, crunchy produce.

Bowl filled with black bean soup, topped with diced avocado

Super Quick Black Bean Soup

Canned black beans, refried beans and tomatoes with green chilis transform into a quick and easy black bean soup. Customize the seasoning with whatever you’ve got on hand, like chili powder, ground cumin and oregano. Brighten it up with a squeeze of fresh lime (or vinegar). It’s delicious topped with avocado, shredded cheese or a […]

Eggplant Falafel Salad Bowls with Tahini Sauce

Eggplant Falafel Bowls

Roasted eggplant is delicious in its own right, but why not incorporate it into into falafel (along with roasted garlic and onion) for a fun spin on this nutritious plant-based protein option. For a kid-friendly version, serve the falafel with sliced cucumbers, bell pepper and grape tomatoes, with tahini sauce on the side. You can also […]

Tostadas topped with refried black beans, roasted sweet potatoes and mango salsa

Sweet Potato Tostadas + Mango Avocado Salsa

I’m so excited to partner with Perfectly Imperfect Produce to showcase this week’s produce box which features all the key players for a show-stopping game day dinner! These vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salsa are a crowd pleaser and perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. 

Winter tabbouleh with zaatar vinaigrette

Winter Tabbouleh with Za’atar Vinaigrette

Tabbouleh, meet winter. In this version, I’m using a base of shredded kale, bulgur and parsley and trading the usual suspects (tomatoes, cuke, green onion) for brinier, punchier ingredients like kalamata olives and pimentos to stand up against the hearty greens. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning I offer swap suggestions in the notes below.

Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Garlic Hummus

Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Garlic Hummus

Often featured as an appetizer, serving caponata atop store-bought hummus is an easy way to add protein and turn this hearty vegetable dish into a vegan entrée. The caponata can be prepped up to 3 days in advance and served warm, at room temperature or as a chilled, cooked salad. Be sure to serve this […]

Quinoa grain bowls topped with roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, toasted pepitas and maple-tahini dressing

Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowls with Maple-Tahini Dressing

Warmly spiced roasted butternut squash is the star of the show in these fall-inspired grain bowls. Garam Masala seasoning is an Indian spice blend that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of winter squash (find it near the other dried herbs and spices). To cut down on prep time, look for pre-cut butternut squash in the […]

Large bowl containing chopped salad, chickpeas, sliced avocado and tahini dressing

Trader Joe’s Recipe: Cruciferous Crunch Power Salad

I never leave TJ’s without a few bags of Cruciferous Crunch in tow. It’s a balanced mix of, you guessed it, cruciferous greens like shaved Brussels sprouts, chopped kale and cabbage, and pairs perfectly with crunchy chickpeas, all the seeds and lemony tahini dressing. Once you start with this one, you can’t stop.

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Spinach

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry (Stove and InstantPot)

Tender and creamy in under 15 minutes, red lentils are the ultimate weeknight legume. I love them in any type of curry, especially paired with coconut milk. Aside from chopping cilantro, this recipe requires zero prep. Using red curry paste saves you the hassle of measuring out multiple spices and chopping garlic and ginger.

Golden Cauliflower Bowls with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Golden Cauliflower Bowls w/ Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Cauliflower and chickpeas are seasoned and roasted with warm spices and lemon zest in these meal-prep-friendly high-protein vegan dinner (or lunch!) bowls. Served with fresh baby spinach, quinoa, and a bright lemon parsley vinaigrette, you’ve never met a more satisfying or crave-worthy plant-based bowl.

Perfect Quinoa for Meal Prep

Perfectly Cooked Quinoa for Meal Prep

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Smokey Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

I am quick to rely on canned black beans for weeknight chili, veggie burgers, and our favorite huevos racheros hack, but thanks to the slow cooker I can also bust out a super flavorful, nearly foolproof, zero-prep-required smokey black bean soup using a pound of dried black beans, stock or water, and a handful of […]