The holiday season is packed full of amazing sweet and savory flavors that make us just want to get warm and cozy with some delicious treats. This week, people were really enjoying recipes using seasonal flavors and we couldn’t agree more – these dishes are awesome! Check out these recipes from our Food Monster App that had everyone talking last week.
1. Almond Cookie Sandwiches
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These are some amazing Almond Cookie Sandwiches from Camila Hurst, with a Almond Caramel filling, covered with chocolate. These Vegan Cookies are gluten free, refined sugar free. We start with these Vegan Almond Tea Cookies. Which are super easy to make, and incredibly delicious! They are just perfect on their own, but really work like magic for these Vegan Cookie Sandwiches too. After you make your Vegan Tea Cookies, simply fill them with some of the almond caramel filling and refrigerate the cookie sandwiches for a bit.
2. Maple Pumpkin Fudge
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3. Lentil Nuggets with Sweet and Sour Sauce
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Make a swap to this whole-food, plant-based alternative to chicken nuggets: Lentil Nuggets with Sweet and Sour Sauce from Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, they’re a great finger food for kids. Enjoy fresh out of the oven or as a leftover (even cold!)
4. Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs
Oh, these Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs from Courtney West are heavenly! Nutty tahini, dark chocolate chunks, caramelized ginger, and figs?! Does it really get any better than that? This could possibly be the ultimate autumn dessert. (Plus, it’s pretty good for you, as far as desserts go!)
5. Veggie Hot Pot with Biscuit Topping
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Nothing is quite as inviting as a bubbling stew topped with flaky biscuits; it can make us feel cozy and nurtured, like snuggling in a soft quilt in front of a roaring fire. This Veggie Hot Pot with Biscuit Topping from Back to the Cutting Board, Christina Pirello creates a relaxing, nourishing energy that calms and centers the mind and provides the endurance you need to get through the day with grace.
6. Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms
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Garlic Sauteed Mushroom are a favorite tapa for many folks and this recipe easily veganizes this delicious favorite! These Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms from Jamie Bevia are so rich – full of hints of garlic. And so creamy too!
7. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
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Fluffy, sticky, and goeey these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Taavi Moore are smothered in a thick icing and will leave you wanting to eat the whole batch. Perfect for this season…or any time of year really. They are that worth it.
8. Red Velvet Cake
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This Red Velvet Cake from Holly Bertone will knock your socks off. It’s great for Christmas or Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. This recipe is made with beets and cassava. So this cake is not only delicious, but it is so nutrient rich as well!
9. Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes
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In this recipe for Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes from Maya Popovich, sweet potato and apple are shredded and combined to form crispy and unique latkes. The latkes are a little sweet and a little tangy from the added onion. They’re perfect when paired with this creamy lemon tahini sauce. These can be ready in little to no time, so they also make a fantastic snack! Serve with kale if you’re craving leafy greens on the side.
10. Apple Cider Cookies
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