Sometimes being plant-based and gluten-free can be a struggle. So, here are ten recipes that are both gluten-free and plant-based from April! They taste as great as they look.
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1. Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sesame Soba
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In this Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sesame Soba by Stephanie McKinnie, soba noodles are served in a savory homemade mushroom broth that’s infused with a roasted red bell pepper sauce and then topped with an assortment of vegetables and fresh herbs. This noodle dish is big on flavor— it’s a little spicy, a little savory, with a bit of umami. Serve this soup hot on a cold winter’s day to help fight the cold.
2. Wild Mushroom Buckwheat Risotto
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This Wild Mushroom Buckwheat Risotto by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler incorporates protein-rich wild rice and buckwheat, together with seasonal root vegetables and squash. It requires several different steps to put together but the result will be a delicious, and satisfying meal in a bowl that will nourish your body and soul!
3. Lemon Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies
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If you are a ginger fanatic and a lemon lover this recipe is going to be a hit. This Lemon Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies by Robin Browne is a lovely twist on a classic cookie. These gingerbread thumbprint cookies are bound to be your new favorite!
4. Seaweed Salad
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This Asian-style Seaweed Salad by S.C. Chuang is a light and healthy appetizer or side dish that’s so easy to prepare. You can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a few days, it gets more flavorful day by day. Seaweed salad is extremely nutritious, it’s always better to make your own at home since it only takes less than 10 minutes to make!
5. Carrot and Fennel Salad with Creamy Grapefruit Dressing
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This sweet Carrot and Fennel Salad with Creamy Grapefruit Dressing by Katia Martin will send you to salad bliss. Fennel adds a crisp bite to the salad with its pleasant anise aroma, and when shaved thinly it melds nicely with the sweet-bitter flavors of the grapefruit. It’s a pure delight!
6. Sweet Chili Cauliflower Wings
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These Sweet Chili Cauliflower Wings by Robin Browne are all things sweet and spicy. They are breaded, loaded with flavor, and vegan to boot. The outside of the cauliflower is toasty, and the inside is soft and baked. And once the crispy cauliflower is topped with the sweet chili sauce, you’ll be smacking your lips and digging in for more.
7. Kaju Katli Kulfi Bars
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These Kaju Katli Kulfi Bars by Shivangi Rao are an Indian version of ice cream bars. Kulfi is a dense Indian ice cream typically made with condensed milk. Kaju katli, a type of cashew fudge, is my favorite Indian dessert. This fusion dessert combines the creaminess of kulfi with the sweet nuttiness of kaju katli. It’s easy to make and exactly what you want on a hot summer day.
8. Corn and Potato Quinoa Cakes with Dill Tzatziki
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These Corn and Potato Quinoa Cakes with Dill Tzatziki by Annie Kimmelman are nutrient-rich and are made from whole ingredients.
9. Tahini Lime Energy Bars
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Are your energy levels low? Here’s a pick-me-up snack that won’t let you down. Dates and tahini create a perfect base for these Tahini Lime Energy Bars by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler and lime juice adds a fresh flavor. Especially recommended as natural immune support, these easy-to-make energy bars are also a good choice for anyone dealing with iron deficiency.
10. Samoa Ladoos
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Ladoos are a classic Indian dessert. They are typically small round balls made from flour, sugar, and butter. I have fond memories of eating Ladoos during religious festivals and holidays. I also have fond memories of eating Girl Scout Cookies every spring growing up. My favorite cookies were Samoas. These Samoa Ladoos by Shivangi Rao are inspired by the flavors of Samoas cookies but are grain-free and packed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein. These will make your next party much more fun and festive.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
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