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Asian Quinoa & Edamame Salad

Asian Quinoa & Edamame Salad

Asian Quinoa & Edamame Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 cup frozen edamame 2 stalks green onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 small Persian cucumber, sliced into half-moons (about 1 cup) 1 cup shredded purple cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Serves 12 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted) 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk 1/3 cup organic dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet) Directions: 1. 

Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Salad

Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Salad

Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Salad
Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato, diced into 1 inch cubes
1 red beet, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
1 small delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scooped out and cut into 1/2 moons
4 cups Brussels sprouts, washed and halved
2 Tbsp avocado oil
Pink Himalayan Salt

1/4 cup tahini
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup warm water
1/8 tsp cayenne Pepper (leave out if you don’t like spice)
1/8 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

2 cups cooked lentils (I use the pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s!)
8 cups baby spinach (chopped)
¼ cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds, toasted on stove for topping
Pink Himalayan Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine the diced sweet potato, beets and Brussels in a bowl. Add avocado oil and season with salt. Toss well then spread across the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until both vegetables are cooked through and starting to brown.
3. While the vegetables roast, combine the tahini, maple syrup, water, cayenne pepper and salt in a jar. Seal with a lid and shake well to mix. Set aside.
4. Remove the roasted vegetables from the oven and place back in the mixing bowl. Add in the lentils. Mix well.
5. Divide spinach between bowls. Top with lentils and roasted vegetable mix. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and top with toasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

{Rachel’s Suggested Wine Pairings}

Sancerre from the Loire Valley in France
Gruner Veltliner from Austria
Picpoul from Languedoc, France
Riesling from Mosel or Rheingau, Germany

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 

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 oven to 350ºF. Add the raspberries and apple to a small baking dish.

2. Mix half of the cinnamon into the raspberries and apples and top with coconut oil.

3. In a small bowl add the cashews, almonds, almond flour, maple syrup and the remaining cinnamon. Mix together until evenly combined. Add this crumble over the raspberries and apples and place in the oven.

4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.

5. Once cooled, top with mint leaves, if using. Divide evenly between bowls and enjoy!

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