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SmartyPlants - Plant Based Weekly Meal Plan - Released on 1-14-22


By SmartyPlants | January 14, 2022

Our efforts to support you with delicious, warm and comforting cold weather food continues! The upside to ❄️winter weather❄️ is that it’s the perfect time to enjoy the warm comforts of life—fuzzy socks, a crackling fire, cozy blankets, and comfort food.

We put our twist on 3 comfy classics that we think you are going to love, love, LOVE!

We’re talking about White Bean Chili with Cashew Sour Cream, French Onion Grilled Cheese, and Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup.

In addition to all of this deliciousness, we’ve added a brand new cheese to your Recipe Box—Gruyére-Style Cheese👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


White Bean Chili with Cashew Sour Cream
The first time I had White Chicken Chili was 16 years ago, the day after my dad died suddenly. My friend Mary Anne made a big batch of it for my family. It was warm, comforting, delicious and made with love. I’ll never forget how soothing her chili was to me that day and I wanted to recreate it to make it  100% plant powered. We ditched the chicken, but kept the creamy white beans and the green chilis for a bit of kick and zesty flavor. We add frozen corn, cilantro, avocado slices and our cooling and tangy Cashew Sour Cream. The combination of flavors is amazing! Our White Bean Chili will forever be a soothing bowl of comfort to me..

Plant Based Vegan White Bean Chili with Cashew Sour Cream
French Onion Grilled Cheese
French onion soup, turned into a sandwich! Our mildly sharp Gruyére-Style Cheese is slathered onto crusty bread and topped with sweet, caramelized onions, and then grilled. This is simply all you need to make this sweet and savory, gourmet grilled cheese. Delicious!

Plant Based Vegan French Onion Grilled Cheese

Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup
Fire-roasted tomatoes give this classic comfort soup a great smoky flavor, and we’re using crushed tomatoes which add an unexpected slightly chunky texture that is really nice. We toss in a few cashews for creaminess, and add a pop of fresh basil. Delicious! This is a great soup to warm your belly on a blustery winter day, and you probably have most everything you need right in your pantry..

Plant Based Vegan Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup

Gruyére-Style Cheese
Gruyére cheese is named after it’s birthplace, a town in Switzerland, but isn’t it a French cheese? I think there was some controversy at the Swiss/French border over this beloved cheese back in the 16th century, but as an American, I only know it as fondue cheese! Back in the early 90’s, I remember dipping chunks of bread into steaming hot and melted Gruyére fondue at Geja’s, a dim and uber romantic restaurant in Chicago, which is still around, by the way. Gruyére has a sweet, salty and mildly sharp taste, and ours is almost an exact replica! White wine gives it a subtle sharpness, and a touch of maple syrup gives it a touch of sweetness. This cheese is perfect for fondue, and also as the star of our French Onion Grilled Cheese.

Plant Based Vegan Gruyére-Style Cheese


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At least 3 new recipes drop every Friday morning. By eating fewer processed foods and animal based foods, and leaning into more nutrient-dense plant foods, you will transform your life!
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