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[No cook recipe!] Mother’s Day Coconut Chia Breakfast Bowls

[No cook recipe!] Mother’s Day Coconut Chia Breakfast Bowls

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to whip up a delicious breakfast that the whole family can come together and enjoy, regardless of their individual dietary preferences. Check out our beginner-safe, completely vegan (but everyone will love it), perfect for Mother’s Day brunch recipe: Coconut Chia Breakfast Bowls.

Get a Bee-Free Honey Fix

Get a Bee-Free Honey Fix

Honey. For many the word brings up some great memories; drizzled on a bowl of oatmeal, a huge spoonful to go in tea, honey cake for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. If you’re vegan, however, honey may not have the same sweet connotation. Here are six ways to get your sweet and sticky fix without bugging any bees. 

[recipe!] shiitake bacon/DIY mac ‘n cheese bar

[recipe!] shiitake bacon/DIY mac ‘n cheese bar

This year in preparation for the Superbowl, we’ve decided to bring back an old comfort food fave, and give it a fresh, but totally easy, spin. Remember your cozy old friend mac ‘n cheese? We’re going to dress it up like it’s going to prom.

[recipe!] Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

[recipe!] Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Holiday season is in full swing, and all us vegetarians want for Christmas (and Chanukah and Kwanzaa and New Year's and Festivus) is a guarantee that there will be something satisfying for us to eat at the many parties we're getting ready to attend.  Sure, we love chips and guacamole, but there's got to be something more...like our crispy roasted chickpeas.

[recipe!] (Who Cares if it’s Not) Summer Roll Bowls

[recipe!] (Who Cares if it’s Not) Summer Roll Bowls

We’re back in school and the calendar says ‘September.’ But this week has been H-O-T. That’s why we’re obsessed with these new (Who Cares if it’s Not) Summer Roll Bowls. It's a refreshing meal that requires little time in the kitchen and tastes uh-mazing.

[recipe!] No-Bake, Vegan, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls

[recipe!] No-Bake, Vegan, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls

Is it us, or does it always feel like time for a cookie? Of course cookies are not the best choice for breakfast, or a healthy snack. But how would you feel about a completely plant-powered recipe that can help you ease that cookie craving AND feel totally energized? Then check out our no-bake, gluten-free, vegan, oatmeal raisin cookie balls. 

CSA Survival Guide

CSA Survival Guide

CSA popularity is at an all-time high, which is cool because it means that more people are finding ways to connect directly to farmers, investing in local agriculture, and eating more healthfully in the process. If you’ve taken the plunge and joined a CSA this year, we think that’s awesome. But now that we’re deep into the hottest, most prolific weeks of the summer, you may be feeling CSA burnout. Are you drowning in zucchini? Choking on cauliflower? Fear not! Follow our 5 rules for surviving your CSA this season.

 

The 10 Vegan Foods You Must Try at Smorgasburg

The 10 Vegan Foods You Must Try at Smorgasburg

The New York Times once called Smorgasburg, the all-food spin off of the popular flea market Brooklyn Flea, “the Woodstock of eating.” We think of it more as food heaven—that is, if heaven had a lot of tents, and magically appeared in Brooklyn every Saturday and Sunday. But is it a place you can go—and enjoy—if you're vegan or vegetarian? We set out on a two-weekend mission to find out! (spoiler alert: you're gonna be OK)

[recipe!] Silky Chocolate Chia Pudding

[recipe!] Silky Chocolate Chia Pudding

Try this foolproof (not to mention vegan) dessert recipe. Five simple plant-based ingredients, no refined sugar, hardly any work to make, and a familiar, delicious flavor that may help warm even the pickiest eater up to ch-ch-ch-choosing ch-ch-ch-chia.

[trend alert!] Vegetarian Butchers—huh?!

[trend alert!] Vegetarian Butchers—huh?!

If you’re a vegetarian, or someone who leans in that direction, the mere thought of going to a butcher shop may be enough to turn your stomach. So it may surprise you to hear that butcher shops are—in our opinion—one of the hottest trends right now in meat-free food.

[recipe!] Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

[recipe!] Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

Ready for Superbowl Sunday? Whether you’re in it for the game, the halftime show, or the commercials, you’re gonna need something to eat. If you’re a veghead, chips and guacamole might be the beginning and end of your culinary options. Here’s where our Buffalo “wings” come in.

[#LinkLove!] Don't stuff yourself on stuffing! Eight veg-friendly, protein-rich Thanksgiving dishes

[#LinkLove!] Don't stuff yourself on stuffing! Eight veg-friendly, protein-rich Thanksgiving dishes

So. Thanksgiving is coming. You’re not eating turkey. But what are you going to have? Sure, you can build a meat-free meal of stuffing, yams, and string beans. But there’s something about overloading on sides that can make you feel kind of empty. We've compiled a round up of protein-rich dishes that will keep you satisfied and be a welcome addition at any holiday table. 

Eight Great Brown Bag Ideas for Veggie Teens

Eight Great Brown Bag Ideas for Veggie Teens

The school year is in full swing, and by now you’ve probably remembered that school lunches aren't always so good to the vegetarian teenagers out there. Here are eight toss-in-your-bag meals that will hold up through your morning classes and keep you going until the final bell sounds.  

[recipe!] non-dairy, vegan ricotta cheese (aka ricNOTta)

[recipe!] non-dairy, vegan ricotta cheese (aka ricNOTta)

Creamy, dreamy ricotta cheese is what makes foods like white pizza and manicotti oh-so-good. But if you or someone in your family is avoiding dairy, these dishes are probably off the table. SmartGirlVeg to the rescue!