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Why should you ever settle for just one? These recipes are each two in ones! So rather than, fifteen, you’re getting thirty recipes here. Variety is the spice of life, but sometimes finding a whole new recipe is tiring and even a bit stressful. That’s why it’s great to have a recipe with more than one option built-in. Once you get tired of one combo, try the other. Or just eat both to prolong your enjoyment. You can serve these and please everybody at a party! No need to worry about various picky eaters because it’ll be so easy to have different options. Check these 15 2-in-1 recipes out — they will keep things interesting and exciting in the kitchen!

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1. Warm Chia Oatmeal Two Ways

vegan oatmeal

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Whether you’re more of a chocolate or vanilla person, this Warm Chia Oatmeal Two Ways by Mitra Shirmohammadi has you covered! Split up into two ways, these two oatmeals are nutritious but also so delicious that it may be hard to tell which one is your favorite.

2. Baked Beans, Two Ways

Baked Beans, Two Ways

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These Baked Beans, Two Ways by Aisling Tuck are not your ordinary baked beans! They’re packed with flavor – including herbs, garlic, and lots of rich tomato sauce. Beans are full of protein, so they make for a filling breakfast or lunch that will energize you for the rest of the day. Plus, there are lots of veggies hidden in the sauce, so it’s a good way of meeting your daily vegetable quota if you or your kids are picky. Serve up these beans on toast, over potatoes, or whatever you like!

3. Date Sweetened Hemp Milk, Two Ways

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This easy homemade Date Sweetened Hemp Milk, Two Ways by Caroline Doucet can be done in under 10 minutes! To make it even better, the milk is sweetened with dates only and the hemp seeds require absolutely no soaking! I like making a batch of vanilla hemp milk to enjoy with fruits, oatmeal, or smoothies. As for the chocolate milk, my favorite is to drink it on its own! This date-sweetened version is a million times better than unsweetened chocolate milk. Why? It’s perfectly sweet and healthy.

4. Argentinian Empanadas, Two Ways

Authentic Argentinian Empanadas

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Empanadas are an Argentinian specialty. They are soft doughy pockets of bread that are filled with a tasty mixture of vegetables and spices. This recipe will give you two options for your filling: a hearty sweet potato and lentil filling or a savory mushroom and kale filling. Either way, you’re going to be happy with what comes out of the oven. You have to try Ksenia PrintsArgentinian Empanadas, Two Ways!

5. Sliceable Zucchini Cheese and Spreadable Tomato Nacho Cheese

A Duo of Veggie Cheeses: Sliceable Zucchini Cheese and Spreadable Tomato Nacho Cheese [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This is a two-in-one recipe! First up we have a delicious sliceable zucchini cheese. Yep, you heard right! It’s a beautiful pale green, and it tastes absolutely delicious on crackers. Then, we have a creamy, dreamy orange nacho cheese that you can dip chips and veggies in, or use as a sauce for mac and cheese! The possibilities are endless! Lena Ksanti‘s Sliceable Zucchini Cheese and Spreadable Tomato Nacho Cheese are delicious!

6. Pasta With White Beans and Tomatoes Two Ways

Pasta with White Beans and Tomatoes Two Ways [Vegan]

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There is no easier, more delicious way to enjoy fresh, ripe tomatoes than prepared simply and tossed with a healthy portion of pasta. For all the richness and complexity that is gained on the stovetop, though, the magical bright, tangy freshness unique to fresh-off-the-vine raw tomatoes vanishes the moment they are exposed to heat. Easy enough to throw together in the time it takes to boil water, this simple recipe for Pasta With White Beans and Tomatoes Two Ways by Sara B. Allen showcases tomatoes in both of their mouthwatering states. White beans add richness and heft, not to mention a generous helping of protein to leave even the most ravenous diner satisfied.

7. Fried Guacamole Two Ways

Fried Guacamole Two Ways [Vegan]

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Guacamole is undeniably delicious, but how can it be taken to the next level? By frying, of course! The first method shown here is for “faux fried” guacamole, which is simply a dollop of guac on a sliced bell pepper and topped with crushed tortilla chips. It’s incredibly simple to make, very refreshing, and a healthier alternative to traditional frying. However, for those days when you want a decadent and impressive treat, the second method for fried guacamole is the real deal! Balls of guacamole are deep fried in tempura batter and a crispy coating of crushed tortilla chips. Unsurprisingly, they are absolutely wonderful. You will love ‘s recipe for Michelle Lee‘s Fried Guacamole Two Ways!

8. Moxarella Cheese

Moxarella Cheese [Vegan]

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This is homemade Vegan Moxarella Cheese by Somer McCowan. It’s instant and without any artificial anything. It browns and stretches. This vegan cashew cheese stays in a “melted” type form until baked, and then it forms a nice crust, like dairy cheese does. It’s not intended to be eaten plain (like real dairy fresh mozzarella can). It’s also fairly salty to make it stand out in your recipes, if you prefer less salt, please feel free to reduce to 1/2 teaspoon, or less, but the flavor won’t be as pronounced. However you end up using the vegan mozzarella cheese, you will love it!

9. Sugar-Free Truffles Two Ways

Vegan Sugar-Free Truffles, Two Ways [Gluten-Free]

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Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free truffles made with plantains and sweet potatoes! These little cakey balls of batter are super easy to whip up if you need something quick for a party. Your guests will be shocked that they don’t have any sugar or gluten. Healthy fat is where it’s at, and these Sugar-Free Truffles Two Ways by Amy Height represent in full force: cacao, almonds, coconut, coconut oil and coconut flour. The sweet potato and plantain bases are totally versatile. You can easily mix up the toppings, spices and mix-ins as you like. These provide relatively neutral bases for whatever you like to layer in. These sugar-free truffles are most definitely a cause for celebration!

10. Grilled Baby Summer Squash: Two Ways

Grilled Baby Summer Squash

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This recipe for Grilled Baby Summer Squash: Two Ways by Grace Silla includes two easy ways to make it. One is plain grilled baby squash served with a garlicky basil dip and the other serves it on skewers with other vegetables. Both options are an easy side for any summer barbecue. If you want to add more bulk to the skewers, try grilling it with tofu, tempeh, or seitan or simply serve it alongside your favorite veggie burger.

11. Raw Macaroons Two Ways

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Who doesn’t love a good macaroon? There are so many flavor combinations and the texture is so fun. These Raw Macaroons Two Ways by Meghan Pearson are fantastic! Give them a try!

12. Chocolates Two Ways

Chocolates Two Ways

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These Chocolates Two Ways by Gemma Gonzalez are a good option if you are looking for a fancy and grown up treat to bring to a family gathering. They’re glossy, picturesque, and downright delicious. Let’s talk about the fillings for these chocolates. The first is a gooey and creamy dulce de leche and the second is a rich, orange chocolate ganache.

13. Savory Palmiers Two Ways

Savory Palmiers Two Ways

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Palmiers look incredibly impressive when, in fact, they are incredibly easy to make. Here are two classic variations on perfect finger food for a cocktail party. You can choose between sun-dried tomato and basil palmiers or black olive and pine nuts palmiers. But you should probably just make them both. Alenoosh Matakupan‘s Savory Palmiers Two Ways are fantastic!

14. How to Make Sweet Potato Toast 

How to Make Sweet Potato Toast

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Plain toast has gone out of style. First, it was avocado toast. Then, toppings started to get adventurous. There’s nothing like creative toast for breakfast, especially with the delicious and colorful toppings that captivate all your senses and make you so indecisive about which one you are going to go for. How about ditching the bread for a change and trying these delicious and nutritious sweet potato toasts instead? It’s so easy to make! Sweet potato is sliced lengthwise and then toasted or cooked in a skillet until slightly crisp on both sides. Top with avocado like a classic avocado toast or go wild and come up with your own dazzling topping! Learn How to Make Sweet Potato Toast with Nathalie Sader and be creative to will get even more than two recipes in one.

15. Cashew Cheese Two Ways

Cashew Cheese Two Ways

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Thanks to nutritional yeast, this Cashew Cheese Two Ways by Nathalie Fraise really does taste like cheese, albeit a soft one, and is a very satisfying snack, dip, or appetizer. What’s great about cashew cheese is that the base stays the same throughout most recipes, and to create a variety of flavors, one simply has to change the seasonings. In this post, we offer you two: Black Pepper Onion and Garlic Herb. Enjoy them with crackers or your favorite bread.

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