Nutrition

Falafel Tahini Mixed Greens Salad

Falafel Tahini Mixed Greens Salad

Falafel Tahini Mixed Greens Salad Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 2/3 cups green or brown lentils (cooked, drained and rinsed) * 1/3 cup tahini (divided) 1/2 cup cilantro (finely chopped) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sea salt (divided) 1/4 cup unsweetened 

Wine Pairing Guide for Vegan and Vegetarian Food

Wine Pairing Guide for Vegan and Vegetarian Food

Wine and Food pairing can be difficult and daunting for some but I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be! Remember it’s all about what YOU like! Think of the food and the wine as complementing one another and bringing out the 

Marinated Veggie-Lentil Salad

Marinated Veggie-Lentil Salad

Marinated Veggie-Lentil Salad

Ingredients:

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne Pepper
2 cups broccoli (chopped into small florets)
1/2 English cucumber (diced)
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 yellow bell pepper (finely sliced)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
1 cup chopped purple cabbage
2-3 scallions, chopped
2 cups brown lentils (cooked, drained and rinsed)

Directions:

1. Combine vinegar, oil, sea salt and cayenne pepper in a mason jar. Seal and shake well. Set aside.

2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour dressing in and toss well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. Toss before serving. Enjoy!

*I like to marinate veggies for at least 2 hours before serving. Delicious up to 3-4 days in fridge!

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut oil 4 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1 cup pecans (chopped) 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup maple syrup Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a pie pan with a bit of 

Eat your Stress Goodbye with Food

Eat your Stress Goodbye with Food

When you’re stressed out, the foods that you’re turning to are most likely going to be traditional ‘comfort’ foods – think big meals, take-out, fatty foods, sweet foods, and alcohol. Let’s face it – we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty meal and a 

4 Layered Mason Jar Salads

4 Layered Mason Jar Salads

Liven up that same old salad by layering those fresh ingredients into a mason jar! Perfect for your summer get-together or grab and go for lunch, these layered salad jars are jammed packed with flavor. Grab, go and enjoy!

Mason jars are useful for a lot more than just canning those summer vegetables. They are the perfect home for layered salads and help show off the beautiful colors of the salad ingredients. It’s like a beautiful summer garden in a glass!

All of the ingredients in the four Mason jar salads below are listed in layering order. Salad dressing suggestions are also given, but use any dressing you like! And the best part about creating Mason jar salads is that you can add any ingredients and create YOUR favorite salad!

Tips for layered salads:
Put the salad dressing on the bottom, separate from greens and lettuces, or just add the dressing right when you are going to eat it. Either way, shake that salad up and enjoy!
Put heavier items, such as tomatoes, on the bottom of the jars and end with the lightest item, such as lettuce or crumbled cheeses.

Caprese Mason Jar Salad
Serves 4

8 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette or pesto
10 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls
2 cups fresh baby spinach and fresh basil, leaves torn
2 cups assorted colored sugar plum tomatoes (red, yellow, orange)
2 cups cooked orzo pasta

{Rachel’s suggested wine pairing}
Try a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Both wines pair nicely with this well-balanced salad consisting of creamy mozzarella and the high acidity in the tomatoes.

 

Cobb Mason Jar Salad
Serves 4

8 tablespoons of red wine vinaigrette, Ranch or French dressing
4 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
2 cups chopped tomatoes
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced into circles
2 cups crumbled bacon
2 cups chopped avocado (tossed in lemon juice to prevent browning)
4 tablespoons green scallions, finely chopped
4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

{Rachel’s suggested wine pairing}
Pick a fresh and fruity wine to pair with this salad. Try a Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, France or New Zealand.

 

Chunky Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad
Serves 4

8 tablespoons of red wine vinaigrette or Greek inspired dressing
2 cups red sugar plum tomatoes
2 cups chopped English cucumber
2 cups pitted Kalamata olives
2 cups fired-roasted red and yellow peppers, thinly sliced
2 cups red onion, chopped
2 cups crumbled feta cheese

{Rachel’s suggested wine pairing}
What grows together goes together! Try an Assyrtiko wine from Greece for something different! A Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc wine will also pair nicely with this salad.

 

Taco Mason Jar Salad
Serves 4

4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
2 cups black beans
2 cups corn
2 cups ground turkey meat
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons green scallions, finely chopped
8 tablespoons of fresh salsa

For the taco Mason jar salad, add salsa on top and shake prior to eating instead of adding to the bottom of the jar.

{Rachel’s suggested wine pairing}
Since this salad has a spicy kick, try a Rose, such as a Bandol Rose, a Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, France or California, an off-dry Riesling from Germany, or a Torrontes from Argentina.

Rainbow Tempeh Bowl

Rainbow Tempeh Bowl

Rainbow Tempeh Bowl Ingredients: 4 cups broccoli florets 1 teaspoon avocado oil 2 cups shredded carrots 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 scallions, chopped 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional, for garnish) 1 block tempeh, cubbed 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1/4 cup 

Raspberry Apple Crisp

Raspberry Apple Crisp

Raspberry Apple Crisp Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup raspberries 2 apples (chopped) 1/4 cup cinnamon (divided) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 cup cashews (chopped) 1/2 cup almonds (chopped) 1/3 cup almond Flour 2 tablespoons maple Syrup 2 tablespoons mint Leaves (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat the 

7 Day Whole Foods-Plant Based Diet Meal Plan

7 Day Whole Foods-Plant Based Diet Meal Plan

The Whole Food Plant Based Diet is a completely animal product-free approach to healthy eating that maximizes whole grains, vegetables and legumes, while minimizing refined sugars and oils . This plan provides adequate protein from a variety of plant-based sources including grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Fats are provided by whole food sources like avocados, nuts/seeds, and high-quality oils.

This 7-Day Whole-Foods, Plant Based Diet meal plan contains the following recipes:

Protein-Packed Avocado Toast

Gut Healing Green Smoothie

Hummus Toast with Avocado

Tofu Veggie Scramble

Marinated Mixed Bean Salad

Broccoli Almond Protein Salad

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Quinoa Bake

Lentil, Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad

Balsamic-Roasted Tempeh Bowls

Peanut Butter Curry Chickpea Stew

Swiss Chard, Lentil & Rice Bowl

+ Daily Snacks! 

Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw

Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw

Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw Ingredients: Coleslaw: 2 cups shredded green cabbage 2 cups shredded purple cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2-3 green onions, sliced   Dressing: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 lime juiced 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup for