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60 Easy Fall Dinner Recipes (Dairy-Free!)

Assortment of easy dairy-free fall dinner recipes

Fall is upon us, and what better way to welcome the season than a round-up of comforting, cozy, EASY dinners? From warming soups to creamy-dreamy pastas, hearty salads, and wholesome entrées galore, we’ve gathered all of our favorite recipes PERFECT for an autumn night in! The best part? All of these dishes come together in an hour or less! Get your fall dinner plates ready, friends!

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Bowl of creamy vegan tomato soup topped with croutons

Easy 1-Pot Tomato Soup (Vegan)

An easy, creamy, balanced, and comforting tomato soup that’s nourishing, plant-based, and full of flavor. Just 1 pot required!

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Vintage spoon in a bowl of Chickpea Noodle Soup

1-Pot Chickpea Noodle Soup

Comforting, 1-pot noodle soup made with chickpeas instead of chicken. Plant-based and gluten-free, and bursting with color, flavor, and wholesome ingredients!

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Bowls of yellow split pea soup topped with roasted sweet potato

Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Creamy, Ethiopian-inspired yellow split pea soup made in the Instant Pot. A delicious, comforting plant-based side or main. Just 1 pot and 9 ingredients required!

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Bowl of Thai-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup topped with thai chilies and fresh basil

Cozy Thai-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup

An incredibly comforting bowl of Thai-inspired chicken noodle soup made with simple ingredients in 1 pot. The perfect hearty, quick meal to serve when you need something nourishing fast!

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Bowls of Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup topped with croutons

Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Creamy, comforting split pea potato soup made in the Instant Pot! Fast and easy, BIG flavor, and naturally gluten-free and plant-based!

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Holding a bowl of creamy sweet potato lentil soup topped with coconut milk and pepitas

Warming Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup (Instant Pot!)

Creamy sweet potato and red lentil soup infused with coconut milk and warming spices. The ultimate fall and winter dish. Made in the Instant Pot and perfect for meal prep!

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Coconut milk swirled in a pot of roasted butternut squash soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

The PERFECT butternut squash soup with plenty of natural sweetness, a bit of spice, and unbelievably creamy texture. Simple methods and just 10 ingredients required for this dreamy soup perfect for the holidays and beyond!

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Bowl of Curried Chickpea Soup topped with crispy chickpeas, coconut milk, and cilantro

1-Pot Curried Chickpea Soup

An incredibly creamy 1-pot stew with curried chickpeas, ginger, coconut milk, and lime. A delicious plant-based meal that comes together fast!

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Wooden spoon in a big pot of Tuscan Beef Soup with Lentils

1-Pot Tuscan-Style Beef & Lentil Soup

Hearty, 1-pot Tuscan soup with tomatoes, lentils, and ground beef. Quick and easy to make, big flavor, incredibly comforting. Naturally grain-free and gluten-free with vegan options included.

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Big soup pot filled with our Pumpkin Black Bean Chili recipe

1-Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

A fusion of Thai flavors and classic chili, this 1-pot pumpkin black bean soup is perfect for colder months. It’s nutritious, easy to make, versatile, and incredibly satisfying.

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Grabbing a spoonful of Vegan Tortilla Soup topped with cilantro and avocado

1-Pot Vegan Tortilla Soup

Brothy, vegan tortilla soup made in 1 pot! Shredded jackfruit is infused with garlic, chipotle peppers, vegetable broth, and lime. A hearty side or entrée for Mexican night.

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Using a spoon to grab a bite of our delicious 1-pot Golden Curried Lentil Soup

1-Pot Golden Curry Lentil Soup

1-pot goodness in the form of curried lentil soup! Rich with flavor, fiber, and protein and incredibly comforting. The perfect 30-minute healthy meal or side!

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Spoon resting in a bowl of Kale White Bean Chicken Soup

1-Pot Chicken Soup with White Beans & Kale

Cozy, warming chicken soup. Made with 8 simple, wholesome ingredients like white beans and kale, this soup is nourishing, hearty, and incredibly comforting!

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Bowls of Everyday Vegan Lentil Soup beside a tray of vegetables

1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup

An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make.

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Holding a pot of Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Soup made with green beans

1-Pot Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

1-pot lentil soup made with sweet potatoes, green beans, and warming spices! The ultimate easy meal to enjoy throughout the week or to please a crowd. 

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Skillet filled with a batch of our Vegan Lentil Fesenjan

Hearty Lentil Fesenjān (Pomegranate Walnut Stew)

9-ingredient vegan Fesenjān made with lentils! A hearty stew of toasted walnuts, pomegranate molasses, onion, and spices. A comforting, Persian-inspired, plant-based meal!

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Bowls of Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Kale Curry

1-Pot Kale Sweet Potato Curry

A hearty 1-pot curry with kale, sweet potato, and roasted cashews. Red curry is infused with coconut milk for big flavor and creamy texture. 30 minutes.

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Bowl of healthy vegan Mexican Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup

1-Pot Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup! Hearty, simple, and so satisfying. The perfect make-ahead meal for easy lunches and dinners!

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Two bowls of Romesco Soup surrounded by ingredients used to make it

Romesco Soup with Smashed Chickpeas

Delicious vegan soup inspired by romesco sauce with red peppers, tomatoes, vegetable broth, and almonds. A 10-ingredient plant-based side or entrée!

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Bowl of Vegan Minestrone beside vegetables, vegan parmesan, and gluten-free noodles

1-Pot Vegan Minestrone (Gluten-Free)

Easy, 1-pot vegan and gluten-free Minestrone! Simple, wholesome ingredients, 30 minutes to prepare. SO delicious and perfect for fall and winter!

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Bowl of Creamy Red Pepper Tomato Soup with fresh dill, roasted cherry tomatoes, and coconut milk

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Creamy roasted red pepper tomato soup made in 30 minutes! Savory, flavorful, and so easy to make. The perfect side to sandwiches, salads, and more!

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Bowls of Curried Butternut Squash Soup topped with pepitas and a coconut milk drizzle

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.

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Vintage spoon in a pot of easy vegan mac and cheese

20-Minute Mac and Cheese (Vegan)

EASY homemade vegan mac and cheese. Creamy, cheesy, and SO comforting! Ready in 20 minutes with 9 simple whole food ingredients. Gluten-free optional.

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Bowl of gluten-free butternut squash pasta with shiitake bacon

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Incredibly flavorful roasted butternut squash pasta with garlicky alfredo sauce and optional shiitake bacon. Savory-sweet, comforting, 10 simple ingredients required! Naturally plant-based and gluten-free.

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Pan of garlicky vegan alfredo spaghetti squash pasta

Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Garlicky Alfredo Sauce

This unbelievably creamy, 5-ingredient alfredo sauce marries perfectly with tender spaghetti squash for the ultimate comfort meal that’s deceptively healthy and simple. Just 8 ingredients required!

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Plate of zucchini noodles topped with Vegan Lentil Bolognese

Zucchini Pasta with Lentil Bolognese

A hearty red sauce with lentils and carrots over zucchini noodles! A flavorful, healthy, 30-minute plant-based meal.

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Big pot of vegan spaghetti topped with fresh basil

Easy 1-Pot Vegan Spaghetti (30 minutes!)

All of the bold flavors of classic spaghetti made in 1 pot in 30 minutes! Plus, plenty of veggies for added nutrition. Easy to make, naturally plant-based, and gluten-free!

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INCREDIBLE 30-minute White Wine + Garlic Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Quickly becoming a fan favorite for good reason! #vegan #glutenfree #pasta #recipe #plantbased

Garlic and White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

Flavorful, insanely delicious pasta with white wine and garlic white sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!

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Close up shot of a bite of penne arrabbiata

Easy Penne Arrabbiata

Perfect arrabbiata sauce made in 1 pot with 8 pantry staples. Incredibly spicy, garlicky, vibrant tomato flavor. Gluten-free friendly and naturally vegan.

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Big plate of Vegan Garlicky Spicy Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

Garlicky, chili-spiced simple linguini tossed with vegan parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and garlic-roasted cauliflower! A flavorful, satisfying plant-based dish requiring just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes.

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Big plate of Spicy Red Pasta made with lentils

Spicy Red Pasta with Lentils

Simple, 30-minute spicy red pasta sauce with red lentils for added protein and fiber. Serve over gluten-free pasta for a delicious and hearty plant-based meal!

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Using a fork to swirl a bite of Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (GF)

10-ingredient roasted red pepper pasta with a creamy, savory-sweet red pepper sauce and fresh parsley. Light, healthy, and simple, yet incredibly satisfying.

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Tahini sauce next to a large bowl of Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella

Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella

An autumnal panzanella featuring rosemary roasted root vegetables, garlicky chickpeas, and jumbo croutons. Topped with a mustard tahini dressing for the ultimate plant-based meal or side.

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Using salad tongs to grab a scoop of Roasted Squash Salad with Nut Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Squash Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot and Balsamic Reduction

An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!

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Big plate of Creamy Kale Salad made with Chickpeas & Shallots

Creamy Kale Salad with Chickpeas, Beets & Dukkah

Insanely delicious kale salad with crispy chickpeas, pan-fried shallot, and a creamy tahini dressing. Just 30 minutes required for this vegan, gluten-free meal!

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Big plate filled with our Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad

Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad

A satisfying, plant-rich entrée or side with roasted broccoli, sweet potato, and chickpeas. Topped with a creamy 4-ingredient garlic dill sauce.

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Plate of Chopped Kale Salad with chickpeas and Adobo Dressing

Chickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo Dressing

A showstopping kale salad with tandoori masala-roasted chickpeas, massaged kale, candied pecans, and a 5-minute smoky adobo dressing. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this plant-based, gluten-free main or side.

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Plate of our delicious Roasted Fennel Salad with edges of the salad platter and bowl of dressing in the corners

Curry Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini Dressing

Insanely delicious 30-minute salad with crispy, tender curry-roasted fennel. Topped with red bell pepper and a creamy tahini rosemary dressing. Add crispy chickpeas for an optional boost of protein, fiber, and crunch!

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Wooden salad bowl filled with our Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad drizzled with tahini dressing

Sweet Potato & Avocado Green Salad

A simple yet flavorful and satisfying salad with organic greens, roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, and a lemon-maple tahini dressing. 30 minutes, naturally sweetened, so delicious!

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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad

Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing

An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.

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Plate and wood platter filled with Herbed Green Salad with Cranberry Dressing

Minty Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

An herbed green cranberry salad with roasted, spiced pecans, nut cheese, and a vinaigrette! Just 30 minutes to prepare this plant-based side or entrée!

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Platter of Grilled Romaine Salad topped with Lemon Herbed Beans and a drizzle of vegan Caesar Dressing

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans

Grilled romaine salad with a smoky, charred flavor, topped with lemon-herb white beans and a quick Caesar dressing! Ready in 30 minutes and BIG flavor!

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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad

Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad

Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.

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Comforting Entrées

Bowls of our Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner recipe beside a bowl of tahini sauce

Sheet Pan Meal: Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

We love when dinner is made entirely on 1 pan! Enjoy this simple sweet potato, chickpea, and cabbage dish seasoned with Indian spices like garam masala! Serve with fresh or steamed greens, tahini, lemon, and sides of choice!

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Vintage spoon in a pan of Cornbread and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

Cornbread & Black Bean Enchilada Bake

Flavorful, hearty skillet bake with black bean enchilada filling and a fluffy cornbread topping. Tastes like chili topped with cornbread but so much faster and easier to make! Just 10 ingredients required. Naturally plant-based and gluten-free optional.

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Baking pan filled with Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers

Savory, simple, 10-ingredient stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice, black beans, smoky seasonings, and salsa! A hearty, healthy, plant-based meal.

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Spoon and fork in a Quinoa Harvest Bowl made with roasted vegetables and tahini sauce

Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Harvest Bowls

Hearty and flavorful harvest bowls with roasted vegetables, quinoa, and a creamy, 3-ingredient tahini dressing! A healthy, plant-based, gluten-free meal!

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Bowl of kitchari topped with coconut milk and cilantro

Easy Kitchari (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Delicious, easy, Ayurvedic-inspired kitchari that’s Instant Pot friendly! Comforting, nourishing, and infused with warming spices. Just 1 pot and 30 minutes required!

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Bowls of Coconut Curried Golden Lentils with cauliflower rice, cabbage, kale, cilantro, roasted sweet potato, lime and chimichurri

Nourishing Curried Lentil & Sweet Potato Bowl

An amazingly nourishing, delicious bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice, curried lentils, and cilantro chutney. Just 30 minutes and SO tasty!

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Spoon in a bowl of Instant Pot chili

Easy Instant Pot Chili (Vegan, Oil-Free)

Instant Pot chili that’s fast, easy to make, and versatile. Hearty, warming, incredibly comforting, and savory-sweet thanks to sweet potatoes and kidney and black beans.

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Plate of Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan alongside fettucine noodles and marinara

Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Crispy, vegan, gluten-free eggplant parmesan made with 10 simple ingredients! The perfect flavorful, plant-based entrée for Italian night!

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Bowl of smoky black eyed peas and collard greens

Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas & Greens (Vegan)

Comforting, smoky black eyed peas and collard greens made in the Instant Pot! BIG flavor, plant-based, so hearty and nourishing.

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Bowl of roasted butternut squash, miso brussels sprouts, and millet next to tahini sauce, garlic, and vegetables

Butternut Squash & Miso Brussels Sprouts Nourish Bowl

A vibrant and versatile nourish bowl with roasted butternut squash, caramelized miso Brussels sprouts, and stir-fried grains and greens. Top it off with our rich and complex garlicky tahini sauce for the ultimate plant-based meal. Just 30 minutes required!

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Baking pan filled with our recipe for Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce

Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce

Simple, 30-minute delicata squash bake with toasted hazelnuts, pomegranate arils, and a maple-tahini sauce! The perfect plant-based Thanksgiving side dish.

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Big bowl of roasted vegetables and avocado topped with tahini dressing

Roasted Rainbow Vegetable Bowl (30 Minutes!)

Healthy, easy, and delicious roasted vegetable bowl with tahini dressing and hemp seeds! The perfect 30-minute plant-based meal for any time of the day!

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Dutch oven filled with Chickpea Sweet Potato Kale Green Curry

1-Pot Green Curry with Chickpeas, Kale, and Sweet Potato

A 1-Pot Thai- and Indian-style fusion green curry made with sweet potatoes, plenty of fresh aromatics, chickpeas, creamy coconut milk, and seasonal greens. The result is a vibrant, creamy, satisfying curry perfect for weeknight meals, meal prep, and beyond!

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Plate of Lentil Mushroom Stew Over Mashed Potatoes

Lentil Mushroom Stew over Mashed Potatoes

Crazy delicious and hearty mushroom lentil stew gravy over mashed potatoes! Entirely vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. A delicious and easy-to-make 10-ingredient meal or side!

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Pan of Vegan Tofu Chilaquiles topped with fresh cilantro and onion

Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles

30-minute Vegan Chilaquiles with 5-ingredient chipotle sauce, DIY baked chips, and a hearty tofu scramble on top! Flavorful, fast, and seriously satisfying.

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Large plate of Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Masala Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Perfectly baked, stuffed sweet potatoes topped with tandoori masala spiced chickpeas and green chutney. Just 10 ingredients required!

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Cutting board with Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza made with chickpeas and broccolini

Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

10-ingredient pizza that’s perfect for late summer and fall. Butternut squash sauce adds a colorful, savory-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fiber, and protein. A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.

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If you try any of these easy fall dinner recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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