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warm peanut noodles with cool confetti veggies

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 4, 2020  |  2 Comments
I can’t go a week without eating some kind of noodle dish, like these warm peanut noodles with cool confetti veggies! And while I generally just whip up a no-recipe-required bowl of noodles with whatever ingredients I have on hand, this is one of my favorite Thai-inspired versions. I made sure to write down exact measurements of what I generally do, so I can now share. This recipe is soy-free, gluten-free (depending on your noodle pick), and 100% plant-based. Most importantly, these warm peanut noodles with cool confetti veggies are 100% yummy!
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kung pao tempeh stir-fry

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 9, 2020  |  7 Comments
There’s no need to order take-out when you can cook up this flavor-packed kung pao tempeh stir-fry at home! You’ll love all of the hearty textures in the stir-fry thanks to bell peppers, bok choy, tempeh, scallions, and peanuts. And if you’re a fan of ginger or garlic or both, you’ll enjoy plenty of that here, too. Whisk the kung pao stir-fry sauce (or, just call it “awesome sauce!”) in advance to get it to the table fast.
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grilled vegan mandarin orange chick’n tacos

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 7, 2018  |  1 Comment
There’s something about it being sunny and warm outdoors (finally!) that makes me want to “play” with my food. That’s exactly what I was doing when I created this Asian-style taco recipe. It’s definitely not your ordinary taco! The tortillas and lime wedges are grilled for smoky goodness. You’ll get lots of crunch from a colorful cole slaw mix and dry roasted peanuts. There’s plenty of high-flavored ooziness from a lime-accented peanut butter sauce and gochujang. And the highlight is Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n, providing a unique plant-based protein twist. (Hint: You’ll make the chick’n in advance and can heat it up in a cast iron skillet on the grill.) It’s so yum! Plus, it’s vegan—so it’s ideal for...
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peanutty sprouted tofu “stir-fry” sheet pan dinner

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 21, 2017  |  8 Comments
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than tossing all of the ingredients together and roasting on a pan, like in this peanutty sprouted tofu “stir-fry” sheet pan dinner … unless you just order takeout. But there’s no need for carryout when you can simply whip up this homemade “stir-fry” on a sheet pan. It’s loaded with plant-based goodness. It’s delicious. And clean-up is a breeze! Plus, it’s perfect timing since “Sheet Pan Meals” is the Recipe Redux theme this month. Plan to enjoy it on Meatless Monday (and beyond!). Why it’s better for you? It’s 100% plant-based and contains no added sugars!
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double nut butter blondies

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 12, 2012  |  1 Comment
Makes 24 servings: 1 blondie each I crave salty stuff! But occasionally I simply gotta have a sweet treat—a fresh-baked-from-the-oven one. Of course, it’s not in my nature to simply make anything the way it’s supposed to be prepared. So I transformed traditional peanut butter cookies into non-traditional blondie-like bars. I actually tend to savor bars more slowly than cookies–and enjoy them more. How about you? These (exactly!) 100 calorie homemade bites are tastier than the original thanks to extra spices and emphasis on the nuttiness. You’ll find here unrefined peanut oil and pure almond extract, plus a more interesting mixture of two types of nut butters, not just one. But perhaps the most unique ingredient is avocado; it acts like...
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