Almond Crusted Tofu Nuggets

Do you love the idea of tofu, but get stuck when trying to plan how to prepare it? Here at BumbleBar, we love plant-based sources of protein, so we wanted to explore some creative tofu recipes to see how many ways we could eat this versatile food. There are so many ways to make tofu, but we started by making Almond Crusted Tofu Nuggets with Lime Avocado Dip and we’re pretty glad we did. Want to make it too? Follow along!

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Super Simple, Super Cheap, Super Delicious Vegan Chili

Do you enjoy chili, but would prefer a super cheap meatless version you can make yourself? Check out this Vegan Chili recipe we made! It’s the perfect fall/winter food, it’s packed with beans and vegetables, and is ohhhh so delicious.

What you’ll need:

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  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 carrots (or 8-10 baby carrots)
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 28-30oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves
  • 28-30oz of black beans
  • 28-30oz pinto beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Chili Chop, Chop

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Set up a large pot on the stove over medium heat and add the olive oil until it’s warm and shimmering. Chop the celery, carrots, onions, and the bell pepper and add them to the pot. Add a dash of salt and stir occasionally while the ingredients cook. Keep this up until the vegetables are soft.

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Spicy

Add all the spices (minus the bay leaf) and the garlic to the pot and cook for about a minute.

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Simmer

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Drain the black and pinto beans and add them to the pot along with the crushed tomatoes and all its liquids. Add the 2 cups of water and the bay leaf before stirring until all the ingredients are combined. Lower the heat and allow the chili to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how soupy you’d like the chili to be.

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And there you have it! A delicious, healthy, and hearty option that doubles as a wonderfully warm dish, perfect for the fall (and soon to be the winter, eek!)

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If you’re looking for more vegan and vegetarian recipes check out what we’ve done with tofu nuggets, taco salad, kale chips, and pumpkin seeds!

Spiced Pumpkin Seed Medley

One of the best parts about Halloween is the pumpkin carving, and one of the best parts about pumpkin carving is pumpkin seeds! There’s something pretty amazing about doing a craft that produces both a festive art piece as well as a seasonal snack. It’s so easy to prepare, and you have endless flavors to choose!

What you’ll need:

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Tips to Save Money on Healthy Food

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Eating healthy food feels great. It’s better for your brain, your body, and the Earth, but sometimes it’s hard to keep up. When healthy products feel hard on your wallet, we need some extra tips on how to keep our pantries nutritious.

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Vegan, GF, Vanilla Frosting Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars

Do you want to blow your friends away with something delicious, gluten free, organic, vegan and that looks super cool? Then, how about these little beauties? These holiday treats are super easy to make and the perfect snack for a holiday party, potluck or seasonal event! We love how festive and fun they look – and how wonderful they taste! You can order a box of Jr. Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars here. If you would like to try making them, we posted the recipe below.

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BumbleBar’s Delicious Winter Salad Recipe Collection

The holidays surround us with baked goods, sweet treats, and sugary drinks. The farmer’s markets have closed for the season and our backyard garden soil is coated in a blanket of frost. But don’t panic; there’s still hope for our lettuce lovers, eggplant enthusiasts, and watercress worshipers!  We’re here to offer an escape from the heavy holiday meals with our Winter Salad Recipe Collection! (You can find all of the ingredients at your local health food / grocery store.) Let’s dive in:

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Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes

The holidays are just around the corner! I have fond memories of baking holiday sugar cookies with my grandma when I was young and it’s a tradition I hope to carry on. This year I’m going to make a healthier version of the cookies my Grandma & I baked – this time they’ll be gluten free and vegan friendly! After doing a bit of research online, I’ve picked my top favorites; take a peek! These Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes look delicious!

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Frozen Blueberries – Easy Recipes

Blueberries may be out of season, but that’s why frozen blueberries are a great treat to keep in your freezer, all year round! We often use frozen fruit in recipes throughout the winter, as it’s a great way to maintain your vitamin C intake during the cold months when your local farmers market isn’t open. Not sure how to blend these sweet berries into your everyday meals? Try these tasty recipes below:

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Onion Recipes You Might Just Cry Over

Nothing beats the smell of onions cooking in the kitchen. The savory, soulful scent of earth’s most flavorful vegetable can be found in homes across the world, no matter the cuisine. We picked a few of our favorite recipies where onions were the star ingredient. Let’s dig in!

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Gluten-Free Stews The Family Will Love

Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Crock-Pot Stew

Serves 6-8 (This Recipe is Provided by Tasty Yummies)

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