Pear-Spiced Oatmeal

Pear-Spiced Oatmeal

“This healthy breakfast combines hearty oatmeal with fresh pears, ginger, and cinnamon. It’s ready in just 15 minutes and will keep your hunger at bay through lunch.”

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup regular rolled oats
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup sliced fresh pear
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1Cook oats according to package directions. Stir in ginger. Top with pear. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Vegan Sushi with Tomato “Tuna”

Vegan Sushi with Tomato “Tuna”

“For this sustainable vegan sushi, we swapped out tuna for tomato that gets a savory seafood flavor from seaweed, tamari and other umami-rich ingredients. The tomato “tuna” tops sushi rice and is finished with a dollop of spicy vegan mayo for nigiri that will delight any sushi lover.”

Ingredients

  • Rice
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Tomato Sushi
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 piece kombu seaweed (about ⅛ ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 2 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces, plus more greens for serving
  • 1 (2 inch) piece ginger, coarsely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 piece nori, halved and cut into 24 ( ½ inch) strips
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Directions

  • 1To prepare rice: Bring 1½ cups water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in rice, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer at the lowest bubble until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • 2Meanwhile, to prepare tomatoes: Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Place a medium bowl of ice water next to the stove. Using a sharp paring knife, core the tomatoes and score a small X through the skin on the bottom of each.
  • 3Add the tomatoes to the boiling water, in batches, and cook until the skins are slightly loosened, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatoes to the ice water and let stand for 1 minute. Peel with a paring knife. Quarter the tomatoes lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  • 4Return the water to a boil. Add kombu, tamari, scallions and ginger and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the tomato slices. Let marinate while the rice cooks, about 20 minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the marinade and gently pat dry with paper towels.
  • 5To prepare sushi rice: Spread the warm rice evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Whisk vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves; drizzle over the rice. Toss with 2 spatulas until cool enough to handle and slightly sticky, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 6To prepare sushi: Combine mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl. With wet hands, form 1½ tablespoons of the sushi rice into a oval. Top with 1 tomato slice and wrap with 1 piece of nori. Repeat with the remaining tomatoes and nori. Serve topped with the Sriracha mayo, scallion greens and sesame seeds, if desired.
Vegan Spring Risotto

Vegan Spring Risotto

“A fast dinner recipe perfect for busy weeknights, this easy stir-fry recipe will quickly become a favorite. To save time, use precooked rice or cook rice a day ahead.”

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup unsalted natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm or firm tofu (see Tip)
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 (14 ounce) package frozen (not thawed) pepper stir-fry vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped or grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons water, plus more if needed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions

  • 1Combine peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and hot sauce in a medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2Drain tofu; pat dry with a paper towel. Cut into ¾-inch cubes; pat dry again.
  • 3Heat 2 tsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the tofu and let cook, undisturbed, until lightly browned underneath, about 2 minutes. Stir and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add 1 tsp. oil to the pan, then the remaining tofu; repeat.
  • 4Add the remaining 1 tsp. oil to the pan. Add frozen vegetables, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry until the ginger and garlic are fragrant and the vegetables have thawed, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in snow peas. Add water, cover and cook until the peas are crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 5Push the vegetables to the edges of the pan. Add the reserved peanut sauce to the center and cook, stirring, until hot, about 30 seconds. Stir the vegetables into the sauce. Add the reserved tofu and cook, stirring, until heated through, 30 to 60 seconds. If necessary, add more water to make a creamy sauce. Sprinkle each serving with 1 Tbsp. peanuts; serve with rice.
Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

“Jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a dense, chewy texture, is a blank canvas that takes on flavors well. In these vegan burrito bowls, the jackfruit is simmered in a warm and spicy chile sauce that’s so good you’ll never know you’re eating a plant-based protein instead of pork or beef.”

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium New Mexico chile, stem and seeds removed
  • 1½ cups unsalted vegetable broth
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans green jackfruit in brine, rinsed and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
  • 1⅓ cups chopped plum tomatoes (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup unsalted canned black beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, quartered

Directions

  • 1Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and chile; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and browned, about 6 minutes. Add broth; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Partially cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook until the chile is tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure the lid on the blender. Place a clean towel over the opening and process until very smooth, about 45 seconds. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)
  • 2Return the chile sauce to the saucepan; add jackfruit, chili powder, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and cook until slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  • 3Place ¾ cup rice in each of 4 shallow bowls. Top each with ¾ cup jackfruit mixture, ½ cup lettuce, ⅓ cup tomatoes, ¼ cup beans and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
Tropical Overnight Oats

Tropical Overnight Oats

“Loaded with coconut, pineapple and mango, this easy overnight oats recipe will transport you to the tropics. Meal-prep a big batch for ready-to-eat breakfasts throughout the week.”

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats (see Tip)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • ¼ cup diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon chopped unsweetened dried mango
  • 1½ teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1½ teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  • 1Combine oats, coconut milk, pineapple, mango and chia seeds in a small bowl or jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2Top with coconut before serving.
Barley-Vegetable Pilaf

Barley-Vegetable Pilaf

“Sometimes finding a side to compliment your meat or fish entree is challenging, but this pilaf recipe is easy to prepare and so tasty you’ll want to put it on regular rotation. Quick-cooking barley—which provides nutty flavor and chewy texture—is joined with loads of colorful tender vegetables in this versatile 25-minute side dish.”

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups lower-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup quick-cooking barley
  • ½ cup small broccoli florets
  • ½ cup ( ½ inch) pieces zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  • 1Heat broth in a medium saucepan to boiling. Stir in barley; return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 minutes.
  • 2Add broccoli, zucchini, and bell pepper. Return to boiling and cook, covered, for 3 minutes more or until the barley and vegetables are tender.
  • 3Remove from heat and stir in chives and lemon peel. If desired, sprinkle each serving with some of the Parmesan.