25 Comforting Pantry Staple Recipes (Easy + Plant-Based!)

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Spoon in a bowl of Cozy Turmeric Porridge topped with pomegranate arrils

Dear friends. In light of the state of our world right now, today we’re sharing 25 quick + easy plant-based recipes made mostly with pantry staples. These recipes are perfect for hibernating, low-key weekends spent inside, or when you’re feeling down. Sending big hugs and so much love to you all!

Beverages

Two glass mugs of our Turmeric Tonic drink on a wood cutting board
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Healing 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic
A 5-minute, 3-ingredient, 1-pot healing tea tonic with ginger, lemon, turmeric, and cayenne. The perfect way to detox the body, recover from a cold, or relax before bed.
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Wood platter with a mug of vegan Golden Milk alongside ingredients to make it
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5-Minute Golden Milk
Creamy, easy golden milk with dairy-free milk, ginger, turmeric, and coconut oil. Naturally sweetened, incredibly healthy, and so delicious. Ready in just 5 minutes!
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Staple How-Tos

Instant pot filled with brown rice and water
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Instant Pot Brown Rice (Perfect Every Time!)
A quick & simple method for making PERFECT brown rice in the Instant Pot every time! Just 1 ingredient and less than 30 minutes required!
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Using a spoon to pick up a serving of homemade black beans made from scratch
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Easy 1-Pot Black Beans
Flavorful, easy-to-make 6-ingredient black beans cooked in 1 pot and that don’t require soaking! A foolproof way to cook black beans from scratch. Perfect for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, taco salads, and more!
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Measuring cup of red quinoa for our How to Cook Quinoa Tutorial
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How to Cook Quinoa
How to cook perfect quinoa tutorial with soaking tips, a step-by-step guide, and an instructional video to help you get fluffy, tender quinoa every time.
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Breakfast

Spoon in a bowl of Cozy Turmeric Porridge with pomegranate arrils
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Cozy Turmeric Porridge (1 Pot!)
Cozy turmeric porridge with steel cut oats, coconut milk, turmeric, and spices, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Just 1 pot required!
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Cutting board filled with Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins beside ingredients used to make them
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Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)
Incredibly fluffy, wholesome sweet potato muffins that are naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and swirled with roasted almond butter. The perfect sweet treat made with good-for-you, whole-food ingredients.
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Baking dish of Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal made with pecans
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1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal
Hearty, banana-infused baked oatmeal that’s naturally sweetened, satisfying, and requires just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients to prepare. The perfect cozy, comforting breakfast.
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Using a fork to grab a bite of Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes topped with fresh fruit
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5-Ingredient Buckwheat Crepes
Easy, 5-ingredient buckwheat crepes that are both vegan and gluten-free, plus sugar-free! Simple methods, fluffy and tender, and so delicious!
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Close up shot of a plate of homemade Vegan Sausages made with quinoa and mushrooms
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Easy Vegan Sausage (Soy- & Gluten-Free!)
Easy vegan sausage made with pinto beans, quinoa, nuts, and spices! Flavorful, comforting, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond!
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Comforting Entrées

Using a spoon to grab a bite of our delicious 1-pot Golden Curried Lentil Soup
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1-Pot Golden Curry Lentil Soup
1-pot goodness in the form of curried lentil soup! Rich with flavor, fiber, and protein and incredibly comforting. The perfect 30-minute healthy meal or side!
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Large wood bowl with Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel over green salad
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Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel
An easy, healthy take on falafel with wholesome black beans, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and garlic. Baked instead of fried, smoky flavor, and entirely vegan and gluten-free!
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Plate of Moroccan Eggplant Tomato Stew with fresh parsley served over white rice
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Moroccan-Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew
Moroccan-spiced tomato stew with roasted eggplant, smoky spices, and chickpeas! An incredibly comforting, satisfying 10-ingredient meal inspired by the flavors of zaalouk. 
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Bowls of Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad made with gluten-free pasta
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Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto (V/GF)
A simple, flavorful, plant-based salad with roasted broccoli, gluten-free pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and vegan pesto! 10 ingredients, 30 minutes, BIG flavor!
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Plate and skillet of Tempeh Veggie Stir Fry with chili sauce and fresh limes
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30-Minute Tempeh Stir-Fry
A hearty tempeh stir fry with BIG flavor! Just 30 minutes to prepare this weeknight dinner to use up leftover vegetables and please a crowd!
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Big pot of vegan Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup
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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup (1 Pot!)
Creamy, Indian-inspired 1-pot curried cauliflower soup with carrots, ginger, and red lentils! Subtly spiced, quick and easy to make, and perfect for meal prep!
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Bowls of our delicious 1-Pot Black Bean Soup topped with avocado, tortilla chips, and avocado
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Easy 1-Pot Black Bean Soup
Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients in 1 pot! A 30-minute meal or side that’s customizable and incredibly satisfying.
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Bowls of Chickpea Tomato Peanut Stew served with rice and fresh basil
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1-Pot Chickpea Tomato Peanut Stew (West African-Inspired)
A thick, creamy, dairy-free soup inspired by African Peanut Stew. This simple version is made with chickpeas, tomatoes, and peanut butter all in 1 pot!
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lifting a pot of Tikka Masala garnished with cilantro sprigs and shown with a wooden serving spoon
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Easy 1-Pot Tikka Masala
Incredibly rich, flavorful, easy-to-make 1-pot tikka masala with chicken and chickpeas! BIG flavor, perfectly spiced, vegan optional!
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Cutting board with a taco made with our delicious Vegan Taco Meat recipe
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10-Minute Raw Vegan Taco “Meat”
Easy, delicious, 10-minute vegan taco “meat” made with walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, and peppers! The perfect balance of spice and smokiness, and loaded with protein and healthy fats. Add to tacos, nachos, salads, and more!
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Grabbing a spoonful of Vegan Tom Yum
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Lazy 1-Pot Vegan Tom Yum Soup
Easy, sweet and sour vegan Tom Yum Soup made entirely in 1 pot with ingredients you likely have on hand right now! Weeknight comfort with tons of flavor!
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Easy Desserts

Plate with three Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF & 1 Bowl!)
Healthier 1-Bowl Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made without butter or oil. Perfectly chewy, salty-sweet, and studded with chocolate chips!
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Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.
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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
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Stack of Sweet Potato Brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)
Incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies with cacao, almond butter, and oats. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans and chocolate chips for the ultimate healthier treat!
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