Fresh and filling! Make heaps so you can have it in the fridge for lunches. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days.
Tonight I am finally happy with my ooey, gooey, smooth cheesy sauce! I wanted a plain, creamy sauce to pour over a vegetable back (recipe coming soon!) but this sauce would make a great base for you to create your own delicious dairy-free variation. Add your desired flavours to make a vegan version of mac'n'cheese, pour over nachos, gnocchi, broccoli or baked veggies.
Start the new year with a salad!! Here's one! A delicious Summer salad full of fiber and protein with quinoa, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mandarin oranges in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Take is to a BBQ and you may even make some new friends out of it!
Tried something different as far as a dressing goes - turned out yum! Nice to add a bit of fruity-ness to a salad. As always, loaded with micronutrients and fiber to keep you healthy and energy levels more constant.
Avocado's never fail me. I'm obsessed with avocados. They contain an amazing array of carotenoids. They are also anti-inflammatory. They help digestion, are high in vitamin K, fiber, folate and vitamin C. Avocados are also high in fat but it is considered to be the good fat that helps you absorb nutrients, protects you from inflammation, and helps lower your risk of heart disease. This pesto is super fast and super tasty. If you want to make it a 100% raw dish, make zucchini noodles instead :)
A protein packed, fiber filled, nutrient dense, low GI salad. Fiber-rich foods such as all the ingredients in this salad, help control your blood sugar levels, because fiber slows down digestion, allowing sugar to move slowly from your digestive tract into your bloodstream. As a result, you're less likely to develop a blood sugar spike after eating, and won't experience the fatigue and irritation from a subsequent blood sugar crash.
A filling salad using quinoa and buckwheat which is nice and easy to digest. The avocado dressing is creamy and full of flavour. As usual, all those amazing colours will provide you with tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, anti-inflammatory compounds and cancer/disease fighting properties that only plants can deliver. EAT THE RAINBOW.
Just another nice dressing idea for your salads :)
A nice light salad for summer. Yummy dressing.
This nut butter is freekin incredible. It's super nutritious too. MUCH cheaper than buying nut butter from the store (in NZ anyway). It takes about 10 minutes all up of blending in a food processor, but it's totally worth it. The recipe asks for hemp seeds. I had some hemp "flour" in the fridge so I just used that instead. So either one is great! I love the Oh She Glows website I got the recipe from. Check it out at the bottom of the recipe.
This salad is filling enough to count as a full meal, yet simple enough to whip up last minute before heading out the door for some summertime fun. Feel free to adjust all seasonings and ingredients to your taste! This is, after all, a salad… mix it up! Cherries are in season at the moment and they are TAAAAAASTY! You'll find people selling them on the side of the road or at the market. They are a great source of vitamin C, fibre and is ranked among the top 20 foods with the highest concentration of antioxidants. In fact, the standard one-cup serving of cherries has the capacity to carry 4,873 antioxidants!
This is for sure one of the yummiest salads I've made...the dressing is so delicious. Will definitely make this one again. It's an in-season spring salad - courgettes and asparagus are so cheap right now! Eating these veggies raw means you get the best possible nutrition they can deliver. See below for more nutritional data on this salad - you will be surprised at how much the humble courgette and asparagus has to offer. I was! Here's a start...this food combination forms a complete protein with MORE than the 9 essential amino acids :)
Lunch today. This is so easy and tasty that there is officially no reason not to eat your greens. And it's in season! :D
Coloured peppers are an amazing source of plant pigments. These phytochemicals occur naturally only in plants. So what's behind the yellow and orange pigments? Beta-cryptoxanthin, beta-carotene, and alpha-carotene are all orange-friendly carotenoids and can be converted in the body to vitamin A, a nutrient integral for vision and immune function, as well as skin and bone health. These foods are commonly considered the eyesight foods.
Tasty little morsels. The Cranberry-Pear sauce is delicious!
Get some COLOUR in your meal :D Call me a geek, but whenever I eat ANY food, I'm ALWAYS thinking about how many nutrients it contains. I'm always aiming for HIGH nutrient dense foods. How to tell if your meal is nutrient dense:
Time to ditch the cheese...you don't need it. Plus it's freekin' weird eating breast milk at the age of 30.......you're not an infant anymore. That stuff's for baby cows, not humans. This pizza is so so tasty and filling - give it a try.
This is a nice light salad with a bit of a kick to it. It's fast to make and the shiitake mushrooms are crazy good for you too. Studies have found antitumor, cholesterol-lowering, and virus-inhibiting effects in compounds in shiitaki mushrooms....more about their beneficial properties below.
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.