Blueberry Maple Bran Muffins

Before we get started, a few words about the ingredients. I use a combination of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour to give these muffins a distinct wheat-like flavor and texture — that’s what makes them taste like breakfast instead of dessert. Don’t be tempted to substitute all whole wheat flour or your muffins will turn out very dry. The recipe also calls for wheat bran, which is the outer layer of the wheat kernel that’s removed when wheat is milled into flour. It’s high in fiber and contains many essential vitamins and minerals. You can find it at most large grocery stores, Whole Foods or health food stores; if not, wheat germ (the most vitamin and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel) makes an excellent substitute. Continue reading “Blueberry Maple Bran Muffins”

The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad

Here are 5 tips for making a killer salad, plus a super-simple homemade vinaigrette recipe that will make you fall in love with salad again.

I try to make a ginormous salad every day for lunch or dinner. Healthy salad recipes pack in a lot of nutrients for not a lot of calories—as long as you pay attention to the ingredients. It’s easy to come up with healthy salad recipes in the summer when the market is overflowing with summer-ripe tomatoes, loads of veggies and a variety of salad greens. But dinner salads can be just as delicious and satisfying in the cooler months. I just adjust the mix for the season. This foolproof formula will have you tossing up healthy salad recipes whenever the mood strikes you! Continue reading “The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad”

Butternut-Cauliflower-Coconut Curry

Butternut-Cauliflower Coconut Curry

A range of textures—crunchy peas, tender vegetables, and silky coconut broth—makes this cool-weather main incredibly satisfying. The chickpea mixture can also be a delicious gluten-free snack: After baking, toss with a little kosher salt, ground cumin, and ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container for three days. To speed up prep, look for pre-cut cauliflower florets in your grocery store’s produce section. Even if you have to prep the cauliflower and cut your own florets, you will only add about five minutes to a 40-minute meatless main. Continue reading “Butternut-Cauliflower-Coconut Curry”

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime

Fat florets of cauliflower stay meaty when roasted—you could even try this with orange or yellow cauliflower. If you happen to have pickled chiles, use them in place of the fresh chiles here.

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime

    • 1 head cauliflower, leaves discarded, bottom trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, warmed just until liquid
    • Jacobsen flake finishing sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
    • ½ red finger chile, sliced
    • ½ lime
    • Cilantro sprigs

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 2 c. pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 6–8 slices gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

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How to Make a Chia Egg

What’s a chia egg?

If you’re looking to get into vegan baking, you should know what a chia egg is and how to use it!

It’s simple – just 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 Tbsp water = a chia egg. But then what? So many uses!

How to Make a Chia Egg | Vegan Egg Substitutes #vegan #minimalistbaker #recipe

You can use a chia egg (or flax egg) as an egg substitute in many dishes, like quick breads, waffles, cookies, and more! Continue reading “How to Make a Chia Egg”

Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

First the cauliflower gets rolled in a little breading, then it’s off to the oven to be baked to perfection. Once they’ve finished baking they get covered in the BEST sriracha buffalo sauce. Honestly, you will not even realize you are eating cauliflower. All you will realize is that it’s so dang good. I think these bites may be one of my dad’s favorites. He and I both loved them, especially when dipped in that blue cheese sauce (YUM, and it’s made healthier with Greek yogurt!). There really are no words. Continue reading “Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites”