Smoky Apple Veggie Burger

Sometimes a homemade veggie burger is the way to go. The extra care that goes into these will make having a burger feel more special than if you’re pulling it out of a box. These ones freeze really well - just freeze after you’ve baked them.

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

With no sweetener, and just some spices to taste, this apple butter is pure, apple-y goodness. It’s delicious as is, but you can use this as a starting off point if you’d like to get inventive with more ingredients.

Leek and Spinach Frittata

This hearty egg dish is lovely when allowed to cool a bit before serving, with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt and some torn basil on top. The recipe calls for 10 egg whites plus a couple of yolks, but you can use 8 whole eggs instead with good results. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Coconut-Vanilla Icing and Roasted Hazelnuts

This delicious, towering layer cake is actually refined sugar- and dairy-free, and is made with whole grains. If super sweet desserts aren’t your thing, this is the kind of cake to make you wish you had a fall birthday (unless you're lucky enough to have one). (Don't be totally put off by the preparation time -- this includes four hours while the coconut milk is chilling, plus the the time for the cake to cool before frosting!)

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

These grilled cheese sandwiches are truly decadent, and well worth the time it takes to roast the pumpkin.

Mashed Potato Puffs

These cheesy, crispy, potato puffs are reason enough to make sure you have plenty of leftover mashed potatoes.

Cranberry Salsa

Lime and jalapeno liven up this fresh take on cranberry sauce.

Oatmeal Pear Muffins

These muffins are light, fluffy and packed with pears, and are gluten- and refined-sugar-free and vegan!

Hawaiian-style Garlic Shrimp

Yes, you read that right -- this calls for 50 cloves of garlic. You will be rewarded with shrimp cooked in an intensely aromatic sauce with loads of golden, crispy garlic bits.

Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Sauce

This is quite the meal: grilled chicken, vegetables and chunks of halloumi cheese, served with warm pita or naan and an amazing, creamy garlic sauce. Take note that the chicken should marinate overnigth, so plan accordingly.

Pork and Green Chile Stew

This stew, laden with roasted peppers and tomatillos, becomes even more flavorful after one or two days, so it’s great if you’re able to make it in advance.

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

This is such a fast meal to get on the table. Chop the vegetables while the quinoa is cooking, stuff the peppers, then put your feet up while everything’s in the oven.

Plum Crumble

This crumble is made with not too much sugar, so the sweet-tart plums can take center stage. Serve for dessert on its own, or with some melty vanilla ice cream. It also doubles as a lovely breakfast.

Green Beans with Almond Pesto

Try using a combination of purple, yellow, and green beans for an even more colorful side dish, perfect alongside grilled burgers.

Green Beans with Almond Pesto

Try using a combination of purple, yellow, and green beans for an even more colorful side dish, perfect alongside grilled burgers.

Turkish-style Braised Green Beans

Braising in olive oil is the traditional way of cooking vegetables in Turkey. The long cooking time here intensifies the flavors and turns the green beans tender, and creates a delicious sauce that’s perfect for sopping up with fresh bread.


Tortilla Espanola with Summer Squash

This egg dish is excellent cold or at room temperature, so it’s a nice make-ahead option for brunch, a potluck, or a weeknight dinner. You’ll need to flip it partway through cooking, so a nonstick or very well-seasoned pan is essential.


Chimichurri Noodles with Shrimp, Sweet Corn, Seared Tomatoes

Light zucchini noodles are tossed with a sauce that’s similar to pesto - made with lemon, parsley, and garlic, it is a bright, flavorful sauce that’s good on everything. For a taste of summer in the dark days of winter, keep the extra sauce this recipe makes in the freezer.

Duck Fat Kale Chips

These crispy kale chips are delicious and addictive, but still good for you - the best kind of snack! 

Duck Fat Potatoes

Duck fat provides unmatched flavor and richness in this simple roasted side dish.

Apricot Upside-Down Cake

Thanks to spelt flour, almond meal, and ground coconut, this cake has an intensely flavorful and delicate crumb, and the tender apricots in it are plentiful. It’s well worth turning the oven on, and would be welcome at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters with Red Onion Jam

These hearty little fritters use chickpeas and chickpeas flour as a binder instead of egg to great effect. The red onion jam is quick to make and so delicious, you won’t want to skip this extra step.

Roasted Corn with Cilantro and Queso Fresco

If you’re going with fresh corn, choose firm, tightly closed, freshly picked ears of corn, you don’t want any dried out kernels. Frozen is just fine if the super fresh stuff isn’t available.

Green Garlic Crostini

These crostini are topped with an easy, creamy spread that's loaded with spicy green garlic and tangy fromage blanc. 

Simple Omelet

This easy omelet is delicious as is, but is also a great jumping off point if you feel creative or have vegetables you want to use up, it lends itself so well to improvisation.

Five-Minute Vegan Breakfast Smoothie

The addition of coconut oil and chia seeds have the benefit of giving you a boost of energy and keeping you full longer, just what we all need in the morning!


Coconut Oil Popcorn

Coconut oil is an excellent choice to use when popping corn: it has a very high smoking point, and gives it the most delicious, subtle, buttery and nutty flavor. Use this recipe as a base and get creative with toppings. My favorite is a generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast flakes.

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

This elegant brunch recipe for Eggs Benedict replaces the English muffin with a portobello mushroom, making it gluten-free and Paleo-friendly.