Soba Noodle Veggie Bowl With Tahini Dressing
Think of this dish as a build-your-own noodle bowl—set out the components and let your friends or family assemble as they please. In addition to being healthy and completely customizable, it’s pretty, too, thanks to the assortment of vibrant veggies. The star of the meal is the creamy tahini dressing, which is a riff on an Asian-style peanut butter sauce. We love soba noodles for their quick cook time and nutty flavor, but feel free to use whole-wheat spaghetti instead. For added protein, top the bowls with tofu, shredded chicken, or shrimp. Spicy food lovers can top theirs with sliced fresh chile, too.
Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie
Hosting vegan guests this holiday season? No need to serve them a separate dessert. Whip up this silky chocolate pie at the holidays, and all of your guests—even your vegan and gluten-free ones—will be able to enjoy it (and trust us, they’ll devour it). The press-in crust couldn’t be easier—just dump the almond-based mix into your pie pan and press it to the edges. As it bakes, you can make the creamy chocolate filling, which firms up in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. To serve, top the pie with chocolate shavings, a drizzle of melted chocolate, or a dusting of cocoa powder.
Tofu Fried Rice
This is a great, straightforward weeknight recipe, packed with vegetables and whole-grain brown rice. Plus, it satisfies a take-out craving without too many calories or sodium. Normally it’s great to get all your ingredients prepped before proceeding with the recipe, but here, it’s worth getting the rice on the stove before starting to prep the vegetables and pouring the condiments. When cooking the tofu, don’t disturb the planks too often. That will ensure a crisp, brown coating.