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1. Sheet-Pan Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, and Polenta
The juicy grape tomatoes, sweet red bell peppers, and onion take longer to cook than the plant-based sausages, so they get a head start in the oven. We also halve a log of precooked polenta and place it on the sheet pan opposite the veg to get some attractive browning. The garlic and fresh rosemary in the vegetables echo the flavors of the Italian sausage links that are the cornerstone of the meal. We arrange the sausages in this Sheet-Pan Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, and Polenta by America’s Test Kitchen atop the softened vegetables and then fire up the broiler—a few minutes of the intense heat browns the sausages and caramelizes the softened vegetables.
2. Coconut and Almond Clusters
Source: Coconut and Almond Clusters
3. Crunchy Caramel Slice
Source: Crunchy Caramel Slice
Who doesn’t love caramel? While it’s usually just full of different kinds of refined sugars, there are great ways to create healthy caramel like the one in this recipe! A fudgy chocolate base is followed by a delicious cream layer, a crunchy corn flake caramel middle, and topped with an ultra smooth chocolate frosting – drooling yet? That’s not all; there is a full can of chickpeas and a whole avocado hidden in this Crunchy Caramel Slice by Kirsten Kaminski.
4. Loaded Breakfast Casserole
Source: Loaded Breakfast Casserole
This Loaded Breakfast Casserole by Six Vegan Sisters is great to serve a crowd or to prep in the beginning of the week and enjoy each morning. It’s loaded with tofu, veggies, vegan cheese and spices. Serve it with a slice of toast, Tofu “Bacon” and Sweet Potato Hash for a breakfast that will fuel you for the day. Reprinted with permission from The Six Vegan Sisters Everyday Cookbook by Six Vegan Sisters, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Hayden Stinebaugh
5. Peach Upside Down Cake
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Moist and sweet, this Peach Upside Down Cake by Fabio Gallo is scrumptious. Delicious caramelized peaches on a fresh lemon vegan sponge. A upside down cake can be a little tricky, you want to make sure, the fruits are cooked, the sugar caramelized and the sponge is baked. Before reversing the cake, it has to rest for about 10 minutes, so the caramel can set but is still soft enough so the fruits won’t stick to the bottom.
6. Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats
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7. Walnut Veggie Burgers
Source: Walnut Veggie Burgers
8. Tapioca Cake
Source: Tapioca Cake
9. Farro Bowl with Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Radicchio
Most of us don’t have the luxury of taking regular strolls through the food markets of Tuscany in late September, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Italian autumnal flavors at home. This Farro Bowl with Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Radicchio by America’s Test Kitchen showcases the bounty of an Italian harvest with crunchy, bitter radicchio and sweet roasted butternut squash over a base of nutty, pleasantly chewy farro (an ancient Mediterranean grain beloved in Italy). Gorgeous ripe figs give the bowl a honeyed sweetness that’s balanced by the piquant Dijon–balsamic vinegar dressing. In keeping with the theme, we combine our homemade Italian sausage seasoning with plant-based meat and top each bowl with the resulting sausagey, savory crumbles. Any type of fresh fig will work in this recipe. You can substitute 1½ cups seedless grapes, quartered, for the figs, if desired.
10. Watermelon Summer Smoothie
Source: Watermelon Summer Smoothie
If you are not going to eat that big watermelon that’s been sitting in your fridge, then consider drinking it! Chop it up and blend it with a few mint leaves, some lime juice, a spoonful of liquid sweetener, such as maple syrup, and lots of ice cubes and create this Watermelon Summer Smoothie by Julie Zimmer!
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