Chef John’s Chicken Wing Recipe (2 Ways)

Your Superbowl party can’t officially kick-off without a platter of wings. RT has stocked our meat case with D’Artagnan chicken wings while Chef John is busy making his specialty buffalo sauce. 

If you’re making your own wings but aren’t sure what to do, we have two easy-to-follow winning recipes that will make you the MVP of your party.

How To Cook Chicken Wings

  1. Preheat your oven or air fryer to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss uncooked wings with 1 teaspoon of oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Lay wings out on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper OR place in an air fryer basket.
  4. Cook wings until they reach an internal temperature of 165 and are crispy. This typically takes about 35-45 minutes.
  5. Toss in your favorite sauce and serve.

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

(makes 8-10 wings)


8-10 cooked chicken wings

8 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp chopped garlic 

½ bunch chopped parsley

4 Tbsp parmesan

1-2 tsp pepper flakes

  1. Melt butter in a small pot, then add garlic and pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Put parsley and parmesan in a bowl, then add the butter mixture.
  3. Toss mixture with cooked wings.

Siracha Honey Lime Sauce

(makes 8-10 chicken wings)


8-10 cooked chicken wings

½ cup siracha sauce

2 limes, juiced

2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp garlic

6 Tbsp butter

  1. Melt butter, then add siracha, garlic, and honey to pot. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add lime juice to the pot.
  3. Put mixture in a large bowl and toss with cooked wings.


Smoothie Kickstarter Guide

A breakfast smoothie is an easy way to ensure you get the nutrients you need to kickstart a healthy day. While there are lots of prepackaged smoothies on the market, creating your own means you can tailor it to your exact nutritional needs and flavor preferences. This is especially true for those of us with allergies, specific nutrient requirements, or dietary restrictions.

As big fans of the mighty smoothie, here are some tips to get your blend just right:

The Base-ics

Your base is the liquid that brings all of the ingredients together. There are so many delicious options to choose from:

  • Almond & Other Nut Milks: If you’re dairy free or vegan, this is a tasty option. From almond milk to coconut milk, and everything in-between, nut milks are a great alternative to dairy milk, and can be counted on to create that sought-after silky texture in your smoothie. For those following low-carb or keto diets, unsweetened nut milks might be an appropriate option. 
  • Oat Milk: A wonderful choice for vegans with nut allergies, oat milks come in a variety of flavors and there are options with sugar and without. 
  • Coconut Water: Hydrating and packed with electrolytes like magnesium and potassium, coconut water makes a spot-on base for your post-workout blend. 
  • Juice: For those of us who enjoy a sweet and citrusy kick first thing in the morning, orange juice is an excellent base. Trying to get your kiddo to drink healthy smoothies? Adding a little juice can make every sip go down easier. 
  • Milk: An oldie but a goodie, milk (especially whole milk), will help give your smoothie a creamy, luxurious texture.

Let’s Get Blended

Now for the fun part! Once you’ve picked your base ingredient, you can pick and choose your favorite additions.

Through Thick & Thin

Smoothies are known for their decadent texture, and that’s where your thickener comes in. Here are some options:

  • Bananas: Filled with phytonutrients, potassium, and more, bananas are wonderful in just about any smoothie. It can help create that thick, creamy texture the best smoothies are known for.
  • Avocado: Great for heart and eye health, avocados are a powerhouse addition that add a luscious silkiness to your blend.
  • Greek Yogurt: An option for better gut health, Greek yogurt is a luxurious thickener if you’re not shying away from dairy.
The Not-So-Secret Ingredients

So you’ve got your base and your thickener, now you can get really creative:

  • Frozen Fruit: If you’re not snacking on fruit during the day, then blending some frozen berries into your smoothie ensures you’re not missing out on their powerhouse nutrients.
  • Vegetables: Not a fan of spinach or kale? Put it in your smoothie and your taste buds won’t ever know. Sipping on a smoothie is a tasty way to get your greens.
  • Flavor Boosters: Try sprinkling some cocoa powder, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and/or vanilla extract into your blend. You don’t need a lot to give it a delicious punch of flavor.
  • Ashley’s Secret Ingredient: Salt! More specifically, Redmond’s Salt. You only need a little sprinkle, but Ashley swears that it completes a smoothie’s overall flavor. She loves Redmonds because it’s the only single-source salt in the United States, which means it’s the least contaminated.

The Add-In’s

Want to start adding collagen to your diet? A smoothie is an inviting vehicle for it. Chia-curious? Throw some in the blender. Here are some more tasty options:

  • Protein powder: From pea protein, to hemp, to whey, there are so many options. Come into RT and talk to Steve about which one might be right for you. 
  • Nut Butter: Perfect for a protein boost, but keep in mind that some nut butters can overpower the other flavors in your smoothie, so you might want to tread lightly unless you love that nutty flavor.
  • Turmeric: A good addition to help fight inflammation.
  • Ginger: May help with gastro issues, nausea, and more.
  • Seeds like hemp, chia, and flax: Super seeds can be a fantastic mix-in for some added nutritional support.
  • Goji berries: Can promote health for your skin, immune system, and eyes. These sweetly-sour berries are a smart add-in. 

There you have it! Any tips you’d like to share? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram. And we should also add, that if even the thought of taking out the blender makes you tired, you can always come in and have RT make your dream smoothie for you.


Beet Velvet Cupcakes

Beets are the perfect source of earthy sweetness without using any refined sugars. The natural color from red beets eliminates the need to use any food coloring to achieve a red color. If you use a plant-based milk instead of water in the recipe, your cupcakes will turn out more pink than red. With the rich flavor of chocolate, even beet-skeptics will find something to love in these beet velvet cupcakes. If you choose to share, no one will know the secret ingredient unless you tell them.

Makes 18 cupcakes
Total time: 1 hour


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water or plant-based milk
  • 2/3 cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup beet puree
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups vanilla frosting
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together water or plant-based milk, sugar, beet puree, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into the dry mixture and whisk until batter forms with no lumps.
  4. Fill lined cupcake cups 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.
  6. Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles.

Substitute water for your favorite plant-based milk. The result will produce a pinker cupcake.
Beet puree: purchase ready-cooked beets and puree in a blender. From fresh beets, submerge whole, unpeeled beets in water and simmer covered until very tender. Peel and puree in a blender until smooth.

Jambalaya Stew

Getting ready for Mardis Gras? This Jambalaya Stew should be in your meal plan. A nod to the classic jambalaya, it’s filled with sausage, shrimp, veggies, and plenty of herbs and spices. You’ll build so much flavor in under an hour, this could be a weeknight meal, especially if you’ve got some leftover rice in the fridge. The holy trinity of creole cooking, onion, celery, and green bell pepper, form the base of the dish, with dried herbs, premixed spice blends, and a bit of harissa paste adding flavor and spice. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Serves 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Traditional, Gluten-Free


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces sausage, sliced (andouille if available)
  • 1 pound peeled shrimp
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons harissa
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked white rice


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté sausage slices until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add onion and sauté until translucent. Stir in celery and green bell pepper, sauté for three minutes then add garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Stir in broth, tomatoes, harissa, Creole seasoning, paprika, thyme, and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Add in peeled shrimp and cook until shrimp turns opaque, approximately three minutes.
  4. Add in kidney beans, cooked rice, and sausage. Heat through and adjust seasonings to taste.

Chocolate Sea Salt Mandarin Oranges

Chocolate covered strawberries look impressive, but the flavors of chocolate and orange are a classic combination that shouldn’t be forgotten this time of year. With peak season citrus and a dash of flaky sea salt, these chocolate sea salt mandarin oranges will be bursting with juicy flavor. They’re super easy to make, and you’ll get credit for a homemade Valentine’s gift. You can turn to this recipe year-round whenever you want to impress or have an abundance of citrus on hand.

Serves 6
Total Time: 20 minutes
Vegetarian Grain-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 2 ounces chocolate
  • 1 ½ teaspoons avocado oil
  • Flake sea salt


  1. Place chocolate and avocado oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring frequently.
  2. Dip orange segments in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle flake sea salt over chocolate and chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Avocados

Whether you’re hosting for the big game or just want to feed a crowd easily, this Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Avocados recipe will make you the MVP! With healthy fats and protein, you’ll be satisfied long after the last whistle. Can’t find ready to eat buffalo chicken salad? You can always take your favorite chicken salad recipe and substitute some buffalo sauce for some of the mayonnaise. For an even easier hack, just stir in buffalo sauce to a prepared chicken salad. It is sure to be saucy and delicious!

Serves 4
Total Time: 15 minutes
Keto, Grain-Free


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup buffalo chicken salad
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Cut avocados in half and discard pit. Place avocados in an oven-safe baking dish.
  2. Spoon chicken salad on top of avocado halves and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  3. Bake for three to five minutes or until cheese has melted.
  4. Place avocados on a serving tray and garnish with green onion and cilantro.

Thai Coconut Soup

January is National Soup Month, and this Thai Coconut Soup deserves a spot in your meal plan. This recipe relies on pantry staples, so you can make a batch whenever the mood strikes. Garlic, ginger, and chili flakes bring an exciting depth of flavor that enhances the jarred curry paste. You can always turn up the heat or dial it back by adjusting the curry paste and chili flakes to suit your taste. Don’t forget, the coconut milk adds a nice creaminess that balances the heat.

Serves 2-3
Total time: 1 hour

  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 5 tablespoons sunflower oil, divided
  • 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 small onion, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ pound yellow potatoes, halved and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Break tofu into bite size pieces and toss with 2 tablespoons sunflower oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally until lightly golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together coconut milk, sugar, red curry paste, tamari, and lime juice. Set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in a 2-quart stockpot over medium-low heat. Sauté onion until tender, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and red chili flakes; cook until fragrant.
  4. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a gentle simmer and cover. Simmer until potatoes are just tender, approximately 5-8 minutes.
  5. Stir in coconut mixture and adjust seasoning to taste. Add tofu and serve.

Falafel Lunch Bowl

Sometimes you just need an easy lunch idea. Instead of falling back on takeout, put together this easy falafel lunch bowl using already prepared ingredients! Don’t sleep on the salad bar for washed, prepped, and chopped veggies. You could make a simple yogurt sauce with shredded cucumber. We won’t tell anyone if you buy it though. Colorful, fresh, and simple, this is a tasty compromise between ease and quality.

15 MIN


  • 2 handfuls mixed greens
  • ⅓ cup hummus
  • 4 cooked falafel balls
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • ¼ cup red onion, julienned
  • ¼ cup feta crumbles
  • ⅛ cup tzatziki sauce


  1. Divide mixed greens between two bowls and
    place hummus and two falafel balls in the center
    of each bowl.
  2. Arrange cucumber, tomatoes, olives, onion,
    and feta as desired.
  3. Serve with tzatziki to dip as desired.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a perfect way to inject a little tropical flair, not to mention vitamin C, into these winter days. Does the idea of drinking a meal take away some of the satisfaction? Control the consistency of your blended serving of fruits and go wild with toppings!

Serves 2
Total Time: 10 minutes
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan


  • 10 ounces frozen fruit blend (tropical if available)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or to taste


  • 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 dragon fruit, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hemp hearts
  • ½ teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut


  1. Blend frozen fruit, almond milk, orange juice, and honey until smooth. Mixture will be thick. Pour into serving bowls.
  2. Top with fruit and sprinkle on chia seeds, hemp hearts, and shredded coconut. Serve immediately.

Warming Vegetable Soup with Ginger

There are few things more comforting than a hot bowl of soup on a cold night. Think of this as a no-recipe recipe. Got leftover rice from takeout? Need to clean out the crisper drawer before heading to the store for a restock? Mix and match the vegetables in this warming vegetable soup to your preferences, but make sure to include the ginger!

Serves 8
Total Time: 35 minutes
Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3-inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 quarts chicken stock (boxed or homemade)
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 2 ½ cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce


  1. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender. Add ginger and cook for a minute.
  2. Add stock and carrots. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and kale and return to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender then stir in rice. Season soup to taste with salt, pepper, and sriracha.

Peanut Butter Yogurt Bowl

The basic recipe consists of peanut butter, yogurt, and maple syrup, but you can get creative with any of your favorite toppings. May we suggest pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, and your favorite granola? Or consider coconut shreds, sliced banana, and mixed berries. This creamy peanut butter yogurt bowl is perfect for meal prepping during busy weeks. Simply keep the ingredients on hand to make when the craving strikes or you can scale the recipe up and store it in the fridge for up to five days.

Serves 2
Total Time: 5 minutes



  • Coconut Shreds
  • Dark chocolate pieces
  • Granola

Other topping recommendations: banana, berries, peanuts, almonds, honey, pumpkin seeds


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup and Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides. Combine until creamy, whipped, and smooth.
  2. Divide into bowls and add the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Ginger Fizz

  • 10 MIN
  • MAKES 1


  • 1 ounce Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cane sugar
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Pomegranate seeds


  1. In a large tumbler mix pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, cane sugar, and vodka.
  2. Fill with ice and add ginger beer. Give it a stir and serve with a slice of lemon and pomegranate seeds.

To make a non-alcoholic version, use one ounce of pomegranate juice and 2 ounces of additional ginger beer or club soda instead of the liqueur and vodka.

Sweet Potato Pecan Crumble

  • 90 MIN
  • SERVES 6-8



  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Crumble Topping

  • ²/₃ cup almond flour
  • ¹/₃ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and divided
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped


  1. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and place in a 350°F oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and cool. Peel off skins and discard. Cut potatoes into large pieces.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until evenly mixed and potatoes are slightly mashed. Place in an oven safe baking dish
  3. For the crumble topping, combine almond flour, coconut flour, brown sugar. Incorporate 4 tablespoons butter until crumbly mixture forms then mix in pecans.
  4. Crumble topping over sweet potatoes and dot with remaining butter. Bake for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Charcuterie Wreath

  • 20 MIN


  • 20 pitted green olives
  • 4 ounces sliced salami
  • 12 ounces marinated artichokes, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces Ciliegine mozzarella balls
  • 20 6” Bamboo Skewers


  1. Assemble skewers as follows: green olive, salami slice folded into quarters, artichoke heart, cherry tomato, and mozzarella ball. Repeat with remaining skewers.
  2. To assemble tray, place skewers in a circle on a round platter.

Coconut Cashew Eggnog

While you may be missing the ease of a carton of store-bought nog, once you see how easy it is to make it yourself, you may never go back. Making your own means you can customize it to your tastes, preferences, and dietary restrictions! This coconut cashew nog is dairy-free and egg-free, which makes it an excellent option for the vegans in your life. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the cashews to soften with an eight-hour soak. In other words, with a little planning, it’s a snap. Cheers!

Serves 6
Total Time: 8 hours, Active Time: 20 minutes
Vegan, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 1 1/3 cups untoasted cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 quart coconut milk from a carton
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and run until mixture is very smooth and frothy.
  2. Place eggnog in a serving pitcher and chill for an hour before serving.
  3. Pour into serving glasses and grate nutmeg on top.

Optional: add 1 ounce of bourbon or brandy per serving glass

Chili Nachos

Got a late night craving? These chili nachos are ready in minutes! Plus, they’re endlessly customizable. Add sour cream, jalapeños, diced onion, or a squeeze of lime to take these to the next level.

Serves 2
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2-4 oz corn tortilla chips
  • 1 Amy’s Organic Medium Chili, heated
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheese (Cheddar, Jack, or Mexican cheese blend)
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1 Jar Medium Salsa


  1. On a microwave-safe plate, spread the tortilla chips in an even layer with just a little overlap.
  2. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese evenly over the chips.
  3. Heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  4. Add another layer of tortilla chips, sprinkle with remaining cheese and heat for another 1-1½ minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Top nachos with Amy’s Medium Chili, salsa, sliced black olives and diced avocado.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Cauliflower Green Bean Gratin

  • 45 MIN
  • SERVES 4 -6


  • 1 ½ pounds cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets
  • 1 pound trimmed green beans, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pints heavy cream
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower. After 2 minutes, add green beans. When the green beans are bright green, remove everything and chill in cold water. Strain cooled vegetables and place in a 1-quart baking dish.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook for 15 minutes or until translucent, stirring occasionally. Raise heat to high and brown onions. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add cream and thyme. Bring to a low simmer and reduce by a third. Remove thyme sprigs. Turn off heat and stir in ½ cup parmesan and black pepper.
  3. Pour sauce over vegetables and top with remaining parmesan cheese and broil on high until desired doneness.

Turkey Tamale Pie

  • 45 MIN
  • SERVES 4-6


Turkey Filling

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons, garlic minced
  • 28 ounces fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 pounds shredded cooked turkey

Corn Bread Topping

  • 2 cups high-Lysine cornmeal
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender. Stir in garlic and cook for a minute then add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in turkey.
  2. Place mixture evenly in a 9 by 13 oven safe baking dish. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
  3. For the topping, whisk together cornmeal, salt, milk, and eggs until well mixed. Next fold in cheeses, and corn kernels. Pour mixture over turkey.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown.
  5. Serve with avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese, and guajillo salsa if desired.

Coconut Almond Tart

  • SERVES 6-8



  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 6 tablespoons plant-based butter, melted


  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 6 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped


  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine almond flour, cocoa powder, and sugar in a bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix until fully incorporated.
  2. Place mixture in a lightly greased 7-8” tart pan and press to form a crust. Prick the crust with a fork and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, whisk egg yolks and sugar until blended. Then whisk in coconut milk. Heat mixture over medium-low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add in chocolate; stir until melted. Pass the chocolate custard through a fine mesh sieve and set aside to cool slightly, covered with plastic film.
  4. When filling has cooled, pour into crust and smooth the top. Refrigerate until set, approximately 3-4 hours.
  5. To complete the tart, dust with cocoa powder. Melt chocolate and oil in a double boiler, then drizzle over tart. Chill for an hour before serving.

Creamy Mushroom Pappardelle

This comforting creamy mushroom pappardelle recipe is filling and flavorful yet not too heavy or too rich. Our Egg Pappardelle noodles are wide and strong enough to carry lots of sauce with each bite, making it a hearty meal for wintertime but also just light enough to enjoy in the spring!

Serves 4
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1½ tsp. corn starch
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 8.8 oz. bionaturae pappardelle


  1. In a large skillet, sauté butter, shallot, and garlic on medium-low heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Chop the mushrooms in a food processor, then add them to the skillet with parsley and thyme, and salt to taste. Cook on low heat uncovered for 7 minutes.
  3. Whisk cream and corn starch together, add to the sauce. Cook for 2 more minutes; add cheese and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Cook bionaturae pappardelle according to instructions, then toss in the skillet and cook on medium-low for 30 seconds.
  5. Serve with more grated cheese.

Homemade Squash Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a great entry point for homemade pasta! This recipe for homemade squash gnocchi doesn’t require a pasta maker, a food processor, or any fancy tools. If you’ve played with modeling clay as a child, you can make gnocchi. Rolling out the dough into long strands may give you flashbacks to your younger years. Just make sure you only add flour if the dough is sticking. Add too much and you’ll lose the light fluffy texture of truly great gnocchi. The addition of squash puree ups the seasonal wow factor and nutrition. You can use canned pumpkin, roasted butternut, or any combination of winter squash you have on hand.

Serves 6
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • ¾ cup ricotta
  • ¾ cup squash puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh sage leaves


  1. Whisk together ricotta, squash puree, egg, salt, and nutmeg.
  2. Add flour and stir until mixture forms a soft ball; rest for 10 minutes covered.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat, add sage leaves and swirl pan around to crisp sage and allowing butter to brown evenly. Turn off heat and set aside.
  4. Cut dough into six even portions and roll into a ½-inch log shape, using flour as necessary to keep from sticking. Cut logs into 1-inch pieces and set aside on a floured surface.
  5. Drop gnocchi into boiling water in batches and cook until they float, about 3 minutes. Carefully strain cooked gnocchi.
  6. Put the brown butter and sage pan back over medium-low heat and add cooked gnocci. Heat through and serve promptly.

Potato & Corn Soup

Looking for a warm bowl of cozy? Look no further than this potato & corn soup. It’s luscious and creamy, without any cream! This savory soup is a no brainer for cold nights.

Serves 4
Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. In a large pot, sauté onion until soft, about five to six minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  2. Add the broth and potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the contents of the pot to a blender. Add the corn and blend until smooth. Do this in batches if necessary.
  4. Stir in salt, liquid aminos, and nutritional yeast to taste.

Cheddar & Chive Smashed Potatoes

These cheddar & chive smashed potatoes are simply elegant! Equal emphasis on the simple and the elegant. Cheddar and fresh chives combine for the perfect side dish.

Serves 4
Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil; then cook, covered for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender. Drain in a colander.
  2. Place in a lightly greased baking sheet, and with the back of a fork gently press until the potatoes burst. Continue until all potatoes are smashed.
  3. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle bag of Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds on potatoes until evenly coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes are golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and garnish with freshly chopped chives.

Gluten-Free Classic Lasagna

This classic lasagna is a hearty vegetarian meal for chilly days. Don’t be intimidated by the 90-minute recipe. Most of that time is hands off—the cheese is getting nice and bubbly in the oven.

Serves 6
Total Time: 90 minutes


  • 9 ounces jovial Gluten Free Brown Rice Lasagna
  • 2 jars jovial Crushed Tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, oil, garlic powder, spices, and salt to taste.
  2. In another bowl, combine eggs and ricotta cheese.
  3. Cover the bottom of a 9×13” lasagna pan with 1 cup of the tomato mixture.
  4. Arrange four uncooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of the pan and spread ⅓ of ricotta mixture on top.
  5. Cover with 1 cup of the tomato mixture, ¾ cup of mozzarella, and ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 two times.
  7. Layer the top with remaining noodles, tomato, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake at 375°F for 50 minutes.
  9. Uncover and pat down the noodles gently to flatten the top. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes until brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Cinnamon Apple Chunk Cake

This fall, we’re all about celebrating the abundance of the season. First up, apples! Serve this Cinnamon Apple Chunk Cake as an indulgent breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a simply rustic dessert! No matter what, it will be delicious! You can switch up the type of apple you use but be sure to ask someone in produce what are the best baking varieties we have in now.

Serves 8
Total Time: 50 minutes



  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup almond oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped apples


  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8-inch cast iron skillet and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs until pale in color. Stir in buttermilk.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in chopped apple and pour batter into prepared cast iron skillet. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of batter.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Stir together powdered sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over cooled cake.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

With all the flavors of the fall, these Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies are the perfect way to celebrate the season! Although we’d gladly open a can just for these cookies, if you’re already cooking with pumpkin puree, these cookies are the perfect way to use the last bit.

Serves 3-4
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup Farmers Market Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, cream the butter, ½ cup sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together.
  3. Add in the egg yolk and pumpkin puree and stir until combined.
  4. Sift in the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until a stiff batter forms.
  5. In a small bowl, toss together 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar for coating.
  6. Scoop out two tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball, toss into the sugar and cinnamon mixture, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Mini Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

It may be hard to find gluten- and grain-free doughnuts—why not make your own! These Mini Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins will satisfy that craving without additives or unpronounceable ingredients.

Serves 6
Total Time: 10 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray or lightly grease two mini muffin pans and set aside.
  2. Mix together wet ingredients.
  3. Slowly mix in Simple Mills Pumpkin Muffin & Bread Mix.
  4. Pour batter into muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, until the tops are domed and firm to the touch, and a tester comes out clean. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for five minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  6. While the muffins are cooling in the pan, whisk together the coconut sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.
  7. As soon as the muffins are cool enough to handle, place each one in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, firmly rolling it around so that the cinnamon-sugar sticks. Gently toss it around a couple of times until the whole muffin is covered. Once covered, place each muffin back on the wire rack to finish cooling.

Cherry Oatmeal Bakes

Make these cute Cherry Oatmeal Bakes for individual portions of a delicious and nutritious hot breakfast! The juices keep things flavorful and moist. Eat together or people can grab theirs when they’ve stumbled out of bed.

Serves 6
Total Time: 50 minutes



  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Milk, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place six six-ounce custard cups in 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in juices, milk, egg, apple, cherries, butter, and vanilla. Divide evenly into custard cups.
  3. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over oat mixture. Cover pan with foil. Bake 20 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 20 minutes more or until centers are set and topping is golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool. Serve with milk, if desired. 

Tomato, Peach, and Basil Pesto Pizza

Stone fruits are such gems of summer produce! You’ve had them in dessert or right off the tree, but have you ever thought of putting them on pizza? Lean into the combination of sweet and savory with this tasty Tomato, Peach, and Basil Pesto Pizza. Utilize your favorite pizza dough and brush it with pesto, whether homemade with basil from your garden or prepared, it will be delicious either way! Arrange sliced tomatoes and peaches on top of generous amounts of mozzarella and parm. Bake until golden brown and enjoy a whole new perspective on summer fruit!

Serves 2–4
Total time: 35 min


  • 1 package pizza dough, room temperature
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 2 small peaches or nectarines, pitted and sliced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Press prepared pizza dough onto a 9 x 13 inch parchment-lined baking sheet using fingertips to form a round shape.*
  3. Brush pesto over dough, then sprinkle with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  4. Arrange tomatoes and peach slices evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges are golden brown, rotating halfway through cooking.

*If dough doesn’t want to stretch out after pressing, allow to rest on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa

It’s always a good idea to have a can of beans in the pantry. With a few fresh ingredients, canned black beans transform into a tasty fresh salsa. Perfect on its own, with some corn chips, or in your favorite taco.

Serves 4-6
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup organic sweet corn, fresh or frozen, blanched 1 to 2 minutes
  • 15 ounces Eden Black Beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried cilantro or dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño, or to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together and serve room temperature or chilled with your favorite organic corn chips.

Brownie Baked Oatmeal

This Brownie Baked Oatmeal is the next best thing to eating cake for breakfast. With oats, chia seeds, and peanut butter, you’ll feel satisfied through the morning. Sweet maple syrup and chocolate make this a decadent treat that may be just what you need to get out of bed when all you want to do is hit the snooze button. As the weather cools, there’s nothing like a warm meal to motivate you. One batch of this oatmeal is perfect as a weekend breakfast for the whole family, or you can reheat individual portions throughout the week for a quick meal before work or school. 

Serves 6
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 cups quick oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk, from a carton
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350∞ F. In a medium bowl combine oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, chia seeds, and salt. 
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together coconut milk, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla.
  3. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Pour mixture into an oven-safe baking dish and sprinkle with chocolate chips. 
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Butter-For-You Banana Split

When is the last time you had a banana split? Enjoy this Butter-For-You Banana Split and lean into the nostalgia. With nut butter and a literal cherry on top, this is a delicious alternative to the American classic.

Serves 1
Total time: 5 minutes


  • 1 banana
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mixed fruit
  • 2 tablespoons Justin’s Nut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon granola
  • 1 cherry, for garnish


  1. Slice banana in half lengthwise and place in a dish.
  2. Scoop the Greek yogurt in the center of the split banana.
  3. Top yogurt with fruit, and drizzle Justin’s Nut Butter evenly on top.
  4. Sprinkle with granola and place cherry on top. Enjoy!

Tomato and Melon Caprese

Take a caprese salad to the next level. These juicy melons and ripe tomatoes are at their peak, so you don’t need much to make them shine. With prosciutto and melon, this caprese salad can serve as a lunch all on its own or pair nicely as a side dish for your next celebratory dinner.

Serves 4-6
Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 ½ pounds cantaloupe
  • 1 pint cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, halved
  • 6 slices prosciutto, torn
  • ¾ ounce Basil, stemmed


  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves


  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together until emulsified. Set aside.
  2. Cut melon in half and remove seeds. Use a melon baller to scoop the fruit or peel and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  3. To assemble, arrange melon, tomatoes, mozzarella, and prosciutto on a serving vessel. Drizzle dressing over salad and garnish with basil. Serve promptly.

Breaded Fish Tacos

If you’re fishing for compliments, these gluten-free crispy fish tacos will certainly help you reel them in! Great for a crowd, everyone can build their own tasty tacos.

Serves 5
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound wild cod, cut into strips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 box Simple Mills Cracked Black Pepper or Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil, optional
  • 10 paleo, gluten-free tortillas
  • Organic or vegan ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add Simple Mills crackers to a food processor and pulse until a coarse meal is formed. Transfer to a large bowl along with the parsley and salt. Mix and set aside.
  3. Drop fish strips into the beaten egg then into the cracker mixture, ensuring the fish is well coated. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with a touch of olive for an extra crispy exterior.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the fish is flaky.
  5. Assemble your tacos by spreading 1 teaspoon of your favorite Organic or Vegan Ranch Dressing onto warmed tortillas. Top with shredded cabbage, red onion, avocado, freshly baked cod, fresh cilantro, and a drizzle of your favorite dressing.

Hot Honey Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

You can find a crispy chicken sandwich on every corner these days, but they are not all equal. Making one yourself means you get to have it just how you like it, and you know what’s in it! With some kale slaw and thinly sliced red onion, you’re getting good vegetables and added crunch. The sweet heat of hot honey will keep you wanting more! It may be sticky, but that just makes it finger licking good.

Serves 4
Total time: 45 minutes


  • 4 breaded chicken breasts
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups kale slaw
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Hot Honey

  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, combine hot honey ingredients and warm over low heat for a few minutes to infuse honey with spices. Turn off heat and set aside.
  2. Prepare chicken breast based on package instructions.*
  3. Spread butter on buns and toast in a large skillet on low until golden.
  4. Spread mayonnaise on the top bun and assemble sandwich with slaw, chicken, onions, and hot honey. Serve promptly.

*To make your own breaded chicken, combine 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon of each salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and baking soda. Beat two large eggs together. Take each piece of chicken and dredge in flour then in eggs and back into the flour mixture. Shallow fry or air fry at 350F until internal temperature reaches 165F and continue with recipe. Cooking time varies based on size of chicken breasts.

Substitute breaded chicken with a plant-based version to be meat-free.

Grilled Corn and Peach Salad

Looking for the perfect side dish for your next grill night? Look no further! Grilled Corn and Peach Salad combines the season’s peak produce with the smoky fire of the grill. With farro and baby kale, this salad doesn’t have to be relegated to the side. Make it the star of the show with some grilled chicken or scallops. Tarragon has a pungent, bittersweet flavor that holds its own in the salad. If you can’t find tarragon, or don’t love its fennel-like notes, you can always substitute basil, dill, or any other soft herb you like.

Serves 4-6
Total time: 60 minutes


  • 1 cup farro
  • 2 peaches, segmented
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 cups baby kale


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, cover farro generously with water. Add a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until farro is tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare corn for grilling by pulling back husks to the base and removing the silk. Fold husks back into place and submerge corn in a large bowl of cold water to soak for at least 30 minutes. While soaking, preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Remove corn from water and shake off excess. Place the corn on the grill, and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every five minutes, or until kernels are tender. Remove the husks and remove the kernels once cool enough to handle.
  4. Combine corn kernels, farro, peaches, tomatoes, avocado, and kale.
  5. Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve promptly.