In the Thrive Market test kitchen, 2015 was a very good year thanks to Food Editor Merce Muse.
Whether you’re vegan, Paleo, or ravenously consume any dish that crosses your path (like most of the Thrive editorial team), there’s something here you’ll be dying to test out at home.
So why not kick the new year off on a delicious note? Start with a breakfast recipe, move on to a main course, and finish off with a dessert. We promise your tastebuds will be satisfied.
We’re filing this one under breakfast—but we won’t tell if you want to eat these eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce for dinner.
Baked oatmeal—filled with carrot, apple, raisins, and chopped nuts—is the stuff of our breakfast dreams.
A classic childhood favorite gets an upgrade in this easy recipe, which will make you forget all about the prepackaged kind.
Skip the cold cereal and mix up an ice-cold acai bowl. Topped with coconut and granola, this superfruit is way tastier than a plain old smoothie.
A grilled cheese for breakfast? Count us in, especially when it’s filled with goat cheese, sauteed kale, caramelized onions, and a fried egg.
Lunch and Dinner
Even devotees of the blue box mac and cheese will love this grain-free version. Just skip the bacon in the topping to make it vegan.
This savory tart filled with olive tapenade and roasted cherry tomatoes is as stunning as it is delicious.
Everything’s better with an egg on top—especially bright little carrot fritters.
These roasted chicken breasts get their garlicky flavor from creamy tahini. Excuse us for the drool.
Here tangy apple cider vinegar and salty bacon lend tons of flavor to sauteed greens.
Creamy vanilla pudding, caramelized banana slices, and crispy almond wafers come together in a pudding masterpiece.
Break me off a piece of that homemade Kit Kat bar. Our gluten-free version is better than the original, hands down.
Don’t wait until next Thanksgiving to test out this recipe. Maple syrup, pecans, and walnuts add even more complexity to traditional pumpkin pie.
These candy bars couldn’t be easier to make. Just pop some quinoa, coat it in dark chocolate, and drizzle a little white chocolate on top.
Slightly tangy and a bit sweet, goat cheese and goat milk elevate a traditional Italian dessert.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont