Chef Biju Thomas keeps this traditional sweet rice dish simple, delicious and vegan-friendly.
Just when you thought kale salads couldn't get any healthier, we made this one gut-healing, energizing and totally dairy-free.
Buffalo wing sauce is the signature ingredient that gives this casserole its tangy, fiery kick. Since this recipe uses cooked chicken, this is a delicious dish to whip up when you have leftover rotisserie chicken hanging out in the fridge.
If you’re looking for the appeal of a deep-fried appetizer without any frying at all, these just might become your go-to option. Panko makes the exotic vegetable fries deliciously crunchy, while the cool, creamy, cashew-based dip adds a fresh, bright note.
It's important to have healthy snack options in your arsenal during the holidays. This combo of spices and mixed nuts is the perfect good-for-you nibble to have on hand.
Heirloom carrots are a great go-to veggie for a side dish because they look gorgeous plated; plus, they’re delicious simply roasted with olive oil or coconut oil. But when you top with maple syrup and cashew cream, these carrots become next-level!
Vibrant in color and loaded with flavor, this slaw is the perfect side for protein. You can prep it entirely at home and take it on the road – or take it camping, as Melissa Urban suggests in her book. If making it ahead, simply pack the salad, dressing and garnishes separately and toss together right before serving.
Squash stands in for lasagna noodles in this hearty, vegan-friendly dish that makes both ricotta and béchamel out of cauliflower.
Move over cupcakes, healthy donuts are the new sweet treat in town. You won’t believe how delicious and healthy these baked donuts are. Made with coconut flour and coconut sugar and iced with a creamy chocolate cashew frosting, these will be a crowd pleaser at kids’ birthday parties and dinner parties. You’ll definitely want to double or triple your batch!
This slow-cooker version of the Middle Eastern classic is given a twist with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend that can include ginger, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, nigella, mace, galangal, turmeric and dried flowers such as lavender and rose.
Maple-roasted pears and cashews adorn this hearty kale salad with chicken and a rich buttermilk dressing.
We've taken broccoli and turned it into a rice substitute in this flavorful chicken Buddha bowl.
These hearty meatless burgers have serious buffalo wing flavor and a tangy blue cheese sauce drizzled over top. The patties freeze well, so make a double batch and store some for impromptu meals later.
Savory soy sauce, sweet honey and fiery ginger give this stir-fry personality, but the chunks of juicy mango are really what take this dish up a notch. Serve with brown rice or quinoa to round out the meal.
The textural appeal of this yummy salad — the crunch of the cabbage, the tender bite of the squash and the rich meatiness of the shrimp — makes it an amazing one-dish meal. Choose a crisp, sweet-tart apple for this salad, such as an organic Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Jonagold. This salad pairs beautifully with the warm, sweet flavor of our Sweet Maple Sesame Dressing.
A fun twist on a childhood favorite, these biscuits are so nutrient-dense, you can eat them anytime of day. Enjoy them as a midday snack or as a sweet take on a breakfast sandwich.
This four-ingredient vegan pudding makes a perfect protein-packed breakfast. No berries? Top with whatever fruit you have on hand.
Korma is one of the mildest Indian curries out there, but we’ve kicked it up a notch with fiery fresh chiles. You can take the cayenne down to ¼ tsp if you prefer a slightly milder version. A combination of soaked and blended cashews and yogurt give this satisfying vegetarian main an ultra-creamy texture. Serve with whole-grain naan.
In addition to a healthful mix of nuts, this blend contains another secret health weapon, edamame. Edamame is a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids. It's also a very good source of folate, a B vitamin that helps lower your risk of stroke and heart attack. Make sure to choose an organic variety of edamame.
This sweet spin on a classic features nutritious cashews, which are one of the best whole-food, plant-based ways to recreate the taste and feel of dairy. Plus, cashews boast a high amount of important minerals such as iron. Strawberries are a wonderful low-sugar fruit rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant vitamin that's essential for skin health.
Wakame seaweed’s emerald green color and tender texture make it an unexpectedly stellar stand-in for basil in this nutrient-dense twist on pesto pasta.
Blending cashews with lemon juice and hot water creates a luscious cream for this comforting plant-based mushroom 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.
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making your own vegan yogurt at home – it’s so much easier than you think! First, make a super-simple spiced cashew milk from raw nuts, then mix in probiotics to kickstart fermentation. As it’s fermenting, you’ll start to see air bubbles forming on the surface – this means it’s working. If it’s not tangy enough after 2 days, let it ferment for another 12 hours.
This creamy carrot cashew sauce with roasted broccoli is a healthy substitute that will fill those cheesy potato cravings. Serve it like you would any traditional cheese sauce over a baked potato or as a sauce for potato gratin or whole-grain pasta, or try serving it fondue-style accompanied by your favorite veggies, crackers, pickles or whole-grain crusty bread for dipping.
Sweet, juicy grilled peaches add a lovely warm-weather flair to this salad packed to the brim with beautiful vegetables. The true star of this meal, though, is the creamy cashew dressing spiked with just a touch of cayenne. If you have time, we suggest making the candied pecans as they add an addictive sweet-salty crunch.
This easy skewered chicken with an Asian-inspired cashew sauce will become a staple in your household throughout the summer – you can marinate the chicken the night before and just throw it on the grill when you get home. Try it with a side of brown rice or quinoa sprinkled with chopped cilantro.
According to the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, nutrition research has found that people who regularly consume tree nuts such as cashews are less likely to suffer from a heart attack or die from cardiovascular disease. Just be careful not to go overboard – the US Food and Drug Administration suggests keeping daily consumption to 1 ounce (or one handful) of nuts a day.
Keep these chewy bars handy in your purse or desk drawer for an afternoon snack. Dates and dark chocolate make you feel like you’re indulging in a sweet treat, but the Kamut and cashews will help you avoid a blood sugar crash. Espresso powder adds a caffeine boost, but it’s optional.
Slather your burger with a cashew cream sauce that is high in protein, magnesium and iron, and add fruity flavor with sweet peaches, which contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium.
This carrot and ginger soup is packed with fiber and requires only 20 minutes of prep.