As we head into Thanksgiving, there were plenty of amazing fall recipes that our bloggers shared with us this week to make your holiday feast extra special and delicious! From an appetizer of plantain fritters to a golden garlic butter recipe to drizzle on all your sides, your table will be decked out with amazing food. Check out these recipes on our Food Monster App that went viral and have everybody menu planning!
1. Baked Plantain Fritters
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Serve these Baked Plantain Fritters from Amy Height with a little sweet basil ponzu dipping sauce on the side for a savory treat, or have them plain as an energy-boosting, sugar-free snack. These are also awesome post-workout to refuel without tipping the blood sugar scale into crazy-land. They’re also just really decadent while being entirely guilt-free. Everyone wins!
2. Instant Pot Khaman Dhokla (Steamed Savory Chickpea-Flour Cakes)
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Instant Pot Khaman Dhokla from Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot is a steamed savory cake that tastes so good with chai and is also great to serve at parties! This popular snack is traditionally made by fermenting garbanzo bean-flour batter for hours, but in this instant pot version, you can have soft and spongy khaman within minutes. A combination of fruit salt (eno) and citric acid gives the perfect result every time.
3. Pumpkin Pancakes for Two
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This simple recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes For Two from Christina Bedetta is perfect to throw together for anything from a weekend brunch to a late night snack! It can also be duplicated to serve more! We encourage you to try them out, and hope that they become a staple in your fall meal rotation as well!
4. Cinnamon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting
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Are you a fan of moist, cinnamon infused cakes? What about sugar free, naturally colored, creamy frosting? Well look no further friends, theseCinnamon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting from Harriet Porterfield are here to bring a little Autumn magic into your life this fall! The perfect cakes to see you into the new season, flavored with Autumn’s famous spice, cinnamon, and decorated with a sweet garnish of late summer blackberries and a lush cashew blackberry frosting.
5. Instant Pot Tomato Butternut Squash Dal
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This is a simple dal made with red lentils, tomatoes and butternut squash. Make it while butternut squash is in season! This Instant Pot Tomato Butternut Squash Dal from Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot is very lightly spiced so that you can fully appreciate the natural flavors of the tomato and squash.
6. Fajita Quesadilla with Chipotle Cream
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This vegan and vegetarian Fajita Quesadilla with Chipotle Cream recipe from Amanda Froelich is perfect for eating at home with friends or family, for lunch or dinner. Additionally, if you have kids and they bring friends to your house, this recipe can turn into a delicious and nutritive vegan snack! It is so yummy and can be switched up to match your tastes!
7. Buckwheat Apple Pie Pancakes
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What’s better than apple pie? How about Buckwheat Apple Pie Pancakes from Holly Bertone? These pancakes are made with buckwheat, which is actually gluten free. They are also vegan. And they taste like apple pie. Can you think of anything better than eating a stack of these on a crisp, autumn morning? They’re also perfect to serve your holiday guests for breakfast or brunch.
8. Oaxacan Buddha Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potato
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Famously rich and diverse, Oaxacan cuisine is full of rich, robust flavors, and famous for complex and delicious sauces. Guajina sauce is a regional specialty made from just 3 simple but signature ingredients- pepitas (or pumpkin seeds), chile and avocado leaves. Not just any avocado leaves! Mexican avocado leaves are not toxic like some other varieties and have a unique licorice like flavor. You can find them online. Black beans are another ingredient very common in Oaxacan cuisine and these are very simply prepared with just onion and garlic! This Oaxacan Buddha Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potato from Rachel Carr is delicious and with any seasonal vegetables, but sweet potato is a perfect complement to the earthy and mildly spicy sauce.
9. Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
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This Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto from Rachel Carr is easy and healthy pasta makes for a wonderful week-night dinner, when you want something that will please everyone. You can really load up on the veggies to make it extra healthy. Even the sauce is heavy on the veggies and packed with flavor. This simple dish can be customized with whatever produce is in season- here it’s cauliflower, but it would be equally delicious with butternut squash, mushrooms, or even Brussels sprouts. Quick and easy pasta dishes are all about the sauce! This one is made from fire roasted red bell peppers and creamy macadamias, but you can use cashews or even pecans or pine nuts. Each one will give the sauce a slightly unique flavor.
10. Golden Garlic Butter
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This Golden Garlic Butter from Kristina Humphreys is like liquid gold, or melted garlic gold that is flavored with garlic & herbs and seasoned with salt & pepper. These aromatic herbs and mild spices infuse into the softened garlic for a wonderfully fragrant and delicious pot of gold. It’s so delicious you will want to put it on everything. Slather it, dip it, and drizzle it on bread, pasta, rice, veggies–any excuse to drench everything in garlic butter, right? It’s so delicious yet incredibly simple to make in a matter of minutes with just a few main ingredients plus herbs & spices.
Hungry for more? Check out our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Give it a look!
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