Blue Majik is a natural extract of spirulina that’s mainly composed of phycocyanin, a bright blue pigment with antioxidant effects that may help boost your immune system and fight cell and DNA damage. Phycocyanin is also a natural anti-inflammatory that may help relieve pain after workouts.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that’s a surprisingly good source of protein and all the essential amino acids. Your body uses protein to make amino acids, which provide energy and help repair muscles and tissue, among other functions.
A key ingredient in Korean cooking, gochugaru is a sun-dried red chile pepper that is coarser than regular chile powder. (You might recognize gochugaru as the red pepper flecks in your favorite kimchi!) Here, we use it to add a light kick to these crispy collard green chips. If you can't find gochugaru, you can easily substitute with chile powder.
Portobello mushrooms have a meaty texture that makes them a stellar swap for beef patties in veggie burgers. But here's the trick: We've actually used the mushroom caps as the bun, then filled the middle with warmed marinara sauce, provolone and fresh, crisp greens.
There's a new steak in town – and, surprisingly, it's made from cauliflower. Here we cut the cruciferous veggie into thick steaks, coat it with spices then roast it 'til golden for maximum caramelization (read: flavor).
Blending cashews with lemon juice and hot water creates a luscious cream for this plant-based take on comforting stroganoff. Mushrooms are full of umami taste, which gives the sauce full-bodied flavor in a fraction of the time it takes to make the original beef version.
A winter version of the spring roll, these portable handheld delights and their addicting 4-ingredient sauce make a satisfying snack or a perfect lunch paired with your favorite soup.
Pesto can be used in countless ways – as a pizza topper, a flavor booster for proteins, stirred into noodles or baked into bread, just to name a few. It’s also fantastic for dipping your favorite homemade crackers into. Try this unique broccoli version for a nutritious, adventurous twist.