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Comforting Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday is easy to keep up all week when you've got veggie dishes like these!

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Get your veg on and warm your soul and your belly with these comforting meatless dishes.

The Pesto's Yet to Come

SUGAR-FREESOY-FREE

Quick Basil Pesto Pasta

Half Baked Harvest

This Quick Basil Pesto Pasta makes a terrific side dish or vegetarian main course. You can cover and refrigerate, or serve immediately with veggie garlic bread for a light and tasty meal.

More Cheese, Please

VEGETARIANSUGAR-FREE

Three Cheese Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Lemons and Basil

This lasagna is loaded with a blend of Italian cheeses, aged cheddar, ricotta, and even a little parmesan. Among the vast array of bubbling cheese is an abundance of butternut squash and spinach, plus layers of whole grain pasta.

Bean-y Baby

MARDI GRASSUGAR-FREE

Vegetarian White Bean Burgers

Lemons and Basil

These Vegetarian White Bean Burgers are loaded with texture and flavor, offering a good source of nutrition without too many calories!

Souper Duper

FISH-FREEGLUTEN-FREE

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Domesticate Me

This ridiculously flavorful soup also happens to be a guilt-free vegan wonder. It makes an excellent lunch, light dinner, or healthy snack, and it freezes like champ, which is great if you want to make a big batch to keep on hand for weeks to come.

Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese

FATHER'S DAYSUGAR-FREE

Gochujang Grilled Cheese

SideChef

There's nothing better than slicing into a crunchy grilled cheese sandwich. This ridiculously easy recipe features a spicy Korean miso sauce, two different kinds of cheese, and our killer homemade Gochujang Mayo.

On a Roll

TOFU AND TEMPEHNUT-FREE

Vegan Un-Lobster Roll

Girl Eats Greens

A staple of New England, the lobster roll is one of those yummy summer foods that you can't help craving. By substituting tofu for fish, adding seaweed for flavor, and sprinkling with Old Bay seasoning, it feels like you're eating a fishy sandwich, even with this vegan version!

Chick, Peas

NUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Chana Masala with Roti

Leanne Brown

This Indian chickpea dish will quickly become a staple in your home, thanks to the magic of how shockingly easy it is to make and the fact that it costs next to nothing. Of course, it also tastes absolutely incredible.

Next-Level Lasagna

SOY-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant & Roasted Tomato Lasagna

Jenessa Gerber

This is far from your typical lasagna, and all the more delicious for it!

Back to Basics

TREE NUT-FREESUGAR-FREE

Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Vodka & Biscuits

If your current go-to pasta sauce comes with a long list of ingredients, try this one out instead! It has got rich taste, simple ingredients, and delicious flavor galore.

Pure Flavor

PEANUT-FREESHELLFISH-FREE

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables Spaghetti

Simple. Tasty. Good.

Here's a colorful al dente spaghetti with Mediterranean roasted vegetables... the purest flavors ever to grace your dinner table!

Quiche the Cook

VEGETARIANSUGAR-FREE

Homemade Spinach Gruyere Quiche

Garlic & Zest

This Homemade Spinach Gruyere Quiche is great for Lenten Fridays, St. Patty's Day, Easter Brunch, Meatless Monday--you name it!

Get Saucy

PESCATARIANCOMFORT FOOD

Healthy Bean Quinoa Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

Climbing Grier Mountain

The whole point of the chilaquiles is the sauce. A mixture of tomatoes, garlic, onion, and chipotle adobo peppers is simmered together and then tossed with tortilla chips, quinoa, black beans, and fried eggs for good measure.

Let's Make a Toast

SPICYPESCATARIAN

Easy Guacamole Toast with Thai Roasted Tomatoes

Climbing Grier Mountain

A simple and healthy breakfast or snack that is full of flavor! Garden veggie guacamole topped with Thai roasted tomatoes and burrata makes this toast a go-to in the morning.

Veggie Lovers

EGG-FREESUGAR-FREE

Easy Vegan Fajitas

The Edgy Veg

This scrumptious fajita recipe is not only great tasting but actually takes only 15 minutes or less to make from start to finish (unless you’re a slow veggie chopper).

Feeling a Little Chili

FISH-FREEONE-POT

Slow Cooker Lentil Chili with Black Beans

Feed Me Phoebe

This Slow Cooker Lentil Chili is an easy vegetarian dinner to throw in your crockpot. It's packed with superfoods and protein--kale, pumpkin, and black beans!

Meatless Burgers

PEANUT-FREETOMATO-FREE

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

Feed Me Phoebe

These Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers are packed with roasted cauliflower, topped with avocado and sriracha aioli, and are gluten-free, vegetarian, AND paleo!

Hopeless Ramen-tic

SUGAR-FREEQUICK AND EASY

Gluten Free Miso Mushroom Ramen with Bok Choy

Feed Me Phoebe

This gluten-free, vegetarian ramen comes together super fast, requiring less than 15 minutes, one pot, and just a handful of ingredients. Also, it is much healthier than the usual ramen bar pork bomb and much classier than anything made in a dorm room.

Golden Age

MICROWAVEWEEKEND PROJECT

Creamy Golden Risotto

Macheesmo

This vivid, bright risotto is mixed with beets and carrots to give it a nice sweetness and beautiful color.

Tofu Tacos

ENTERTAININGTOMATO-FREE

Tofu Chorizo ("Soyrizo") Tacos

Jenessa Gerber

Tacos are a great Chicago immigrant food (home to the second largest Mexican population in the States outside of LA), and these babies are proof.

Wrap It Up

PREMIUM
30 OR LESSTREE NUT-FREE

Roasted Chickpea Gyros

Live Eat Learn

A simple and delicious Mediterranean-inspired roasted chickpea wrap with refreshing tzatziki sauce.

Pepper Power

EASYCOMFORT FOOD

Habanero Sweet Potato Pasta

Savory Tooth

This recipe calls for a single habanero, which will be sufficient to give your pasta a spicy kick without being too overwhelming. If habaneros scare you, feel free to use a milder pepper like a jalapeño, but don’t omit the peppers altogether!

Stir the Pot

EASYWEEKNIGHT DINNERS

Stir Fried Chinese Egg Noodles with Oyster Sauce

Simple. Tasty. Good.

Craving a quick and easy Asian dish for dinner? Try these quick stir-fried Chinese egg noodles with vegetables in oyster sauce!

Mission to Mars(ala)

WINTERFISH-FREE

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Marsala

Lemons and Basil

This Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Marsala is bursting with flavor, while still being a vegetarian and gluten-free dish!

Pop Goes the Cauliflower

NUT-FREEGAME DAY

Korean-Style Popcorn Cauliflower

SideChef

Made with Chung Jung One’s vegan and gluten-free Spicy Ketchup Sauce, this guaranteed crowd-pleaser is full of incredible textures and flavors. You can also marinate your cauliflower overnight for an even quicker midweek main, side dish, or snack.

Sweet Heat

ENTERTAININGKID-FRIENDLY

Fried Goat Cheese with Tarragon and Honey

Vodka & Biscuits

These crispy fried goat cheese balls flavored with tarragon and honey are perfect as an appetizer, an addition to a charcuterie display, or a salad topping. They’re deliciously cheesy and crunchy, with a perfect balance of sweet and heat.

The Best Summer Cocktails

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PREMIUM

Brain Freeze

Pip & Ebby

Recipes to Learn from Dad

Kate Ricard at SideChef

10 Summer BBQ Side Dishes

Beverly at SideChef

Mix Lab Cocktails Class 2: Classic Cocktails, Homemade

Mix Lab Cocktails
PREMIUM

Chef Experiments

SideChef
PREMIUM

A Taste of Summer

Jessica Gavin

We’ve Got Recipes for Every Type of Dad

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PREMIUM

Veggie Takeover

Pip & Ebby

Get Your Grill On

Beverly at SideChef

Here's What You Should Be Grilling

Beverly at SideChef

Seasonal Ingredient: Rhubarb

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