It's official: fall is here. I know because I just roasted a squash. And of all the many rituals that mark the change of seasons, this one seals the deal for me. Once you roast a squash, there's no going back.
Spaghetti squash is the OG veggie noodle. This oblong winter squash has seeds and pulp in the middle, kind of like a pumpkin. When you cook it, the inside separates from the rind in spaghetti-like strings. Hence the name.
That nip in the air can only mean one thing: time to get #cozy. We're all about layering sweaters, lighting candles and curling up with a hot bowl of soup on chilly nights. This roasted veggie version, adapted from our Simple Soups from Scratch class, has us reaching for seconds!
Nicki begins by showing you how to make sweet pea grain bowls using her simple formula: grain + vegetable + protein + sauce = superpower meal. Start with a simple pea-and-mint pesto. Then spoon it over whole-grain brown rice, fresh snap peas, and a soft-boiled egg for extra protein.
Now bust out the waffle maker: it's time for dinner! Nicki's savory chickpea waffles are made with just four ingredients. Plus they're naturally gluten- and grain-free, and high in fiber and protein! For a complete meal, top them with sautéed greens, creamy yogurt and crispy chickpeas.
If you wait all year for sweet, juicy summer tomatoes, Nicki will show you how to showcase their goodness with a Golden Tomato & Corn Gazpacho and Grilled Panzanella Salad. Also, learn her techniques for a NoCook Tomato Sauce with Toasted Almonds.
When you're eating plant-based meals, satisfying your cravings for real homestyle food can sometimes be a challenge. But don't worry! Nicki's veggie-packed chili comes together in just five minutes, but tastes like it simmered all day. It's the ultimate comfort food that just happens to be good for you.
One of the biggest challenges of plant-based eating is creating meals that come together quickly without a ton of planning. Find out how to use a food processor to make quick pan-fried falafel served with a velvety, dairy-free tahini sauce. Nicki also shows you how to freeze the cooked falafel for an easy make-ahead meal.