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KALE + BEAN SALAD w/ AVO!! . This salad is a combination of what I had in my fr…

KALE + BEAN SALAD w/ AVO!!
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This salad is a combination of what I had in my fridge, which was minimal. All that is required for this recipe is kale, grape tomatoes, any bean (I used brown pinto beans), avocado, red onion, a grain (quinua, farro, rice…), and cucumber. For a dressing I just used olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a touch of balsamic. Enjoy!!
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Healthy leftover thanksgiving meal . Here is a recipe that I made a couple week…

Healthy leftover thanksgiving meal
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Here is a recipe that I made a couple weeks ago actually but can easily be made with thanksgiving leftovers!! In this recipe there is sweet potato, string beans, yellow onion, tofu, and a yummy honey balsamic glaze! See the recipe below!
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Recipe:
-sweet potato
-string beans
-yellow onion
-tofu
-black pepper
-almonds
-balsamic
-honey
-salt
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Instructions:
-make honey balsamic glaze (3/4 balsamic, 1/4 honey)
-toss tofu in corn starch, nutritional yeast, and honey balsamic mixture and cook in oven for about 30 mins rotating frequently
-drizzle string beans and sweet potatoes with honey balsamic mixture and roast for 30 mins or so until cooked
-sauté onion in pan with a little bit of honey balsamic mixture
-add all cooked ingredients to a bowl and top with chopped almonds and a drizzle of honey balsamic OR leftover gravy 🙂
Enjoy!
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“SAUTÉED KALE AND VEG” . . Super yummy and very nourishing bowl filled with my …

“SAUTÉED KALE AND VEG”
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Super yummy and very nourishing bowl filled with my favorite veggies. I just threw all the Ingredients in a pot with some vegetable broth and let the flavors really immerse themselves. I recommend adding the kale about 2 mins before veg combo is done so it does not loose all of its freshness (you can also use frozen spinach or kale though). I cooked the “soup” for about 30 minutes on medium / high heat stirring it every few minutes so it didn’t stick to the pot. If you are interested in the recipe scroll below.

Base:
-kale
-cauliflower
-ginger (1 tbsp minced)
-garlic (1 clove finely chopped)
-vegetable broth (2 cups)
-carrots
-cranberries
-quinua
-sweet onion
Toppings: lemon zest and while wheat baguette from @wholefoods with roasted heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, and salt.
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FEEL THE LOVE POTATO SALAD . . Believe it or not there’s absolutely 0 editing …

FEEL THE LOVE POTATO SALAD
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Believe it or not there’s absolutely 0 editing done to these pictures, this dish was just THAT vibrant and delicious. I never usually eat potato salad because it’s loaded with fatty items such as mayo and it really does not have that much flavor to me so I decided to revamp this classic dish and make it a little more fun, healthy, and vegan, which to me = more enjoyable. I ate this over some arugula for lunch and it was simply amazing. You can also just eat it as is, but the arugula gave it an extra crunch and made it more into a meal. Make sure to give this one a try, you will not regret it! see the recipe below:
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Recipe (for 2 – 3 servings)
-15 small yellow potatoes
-3 tbsp fennel chopped
-3 tbsp red onion finely chopped
-3 tbsp green onion chopped
-1/2 cup cauliflower
-1/2 can chickpeas
-1/4 cup hummus
-10 cranberries
-handful of rosemary
-2 tbsp Trader Joe’s “herbs de Provence” seasoning
-salt and pepper
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Instructions:
-chop potatoes in half and mix with olive oil, 1/2 required fennel and rosemary, and salt and pepper
-roast in airfryer or oven until soft
-put potatoes into a bowl
-add red onion, green onion, hummus, cranberries, remaining fennel and rosemary, Trader Joe’s “herbs de Provence” seasoning and more salt +pepper
-mix together and put over arugula or just eat plain! So good and delicious:)
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SIMMERING POT OF GOODNESS • tomato vegetable soup . . . • • So good and SO easy…

SIMMERING POT OF GOODNESS • tomato vegetable soup . . .


So good and SO easy. This one pot soup took me minutes to whip up! I have been really into getting canned tomatoes lately (make sure they have no added sugar and no/little added salt) because they are great for making soups like these and last forever in your pantry! To make this soup I merely put in a can of diced tomatoes along with some frozen vegetables including: peas, zucchini, and butternut squash along with some kale, garlic, and 1/4 package of a grain medley from @wholefoods (will link in my story). To add flavor I seasoned this with nutritional yeast, garlic salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. I let this simmer for about 5-10 minutes and then it was done! It was the perfect meal for a cozy fall night 🙂 see the full recipe below.



Recipe:
-1 can tomatoes (diced)
-1 handful of kale
-1/4 cup frozen zucchini
-1/4 cup frozen peas
-1/8 cup frozen butternut squash
-1/4 cup grain medley (linked in my story)
-1 garlic clove
-3 tbsp nutritional yeast
-salt + red pepper flakes

Instructions:
1. Throw all ingredients into a pot and cook for 5-10 minutes depending on how hot your stovetop gets!

Inspired by: @budgetbytes @cookingclassy


Falafel Buddha Bowl . . Okay, I know I said that I would start using more creati…

Falafel Buddha Bowl
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Okay, I know I said that I would start using more creative names for my recipes, but the only one that I could think of for this was “falla a fell(ow)” which doesn’t really make sense (it was supposed to be a play on the phrase follow a fellow lol). Anyways, this recipe is much easier to form than its title. With @traderjoes microwaveable falafel and by pre-cooking the quinua, sweet potato, chickpeas, and dressing. I highly recommend pre-preparing these components because they not only make the preparation of this meal more efficient, but they can also be used in many other recipes, many of which I have already posted about and will continue to post. Anyways, you can see the full recipe below! The instructions are pretty self explanatory, so they are not included, but you can ALWAYS comment / dm me if you have questions on how to prepare anything! .
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Ingredients:
-falafel
-white quinua
-arugula
-sweet potato
-paprika roasted chickpeas
-paprika roasted cauliflower
-grape tomatoes
-tahini + lemon dressing
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Inspired by @nutritioninthekitch

Last nights dinner • a classic Kale salad. Just made this salad with the ingredi…

Last nights dinner • a classic Kale salad. Just made this salad with the ingredients I found in the fridge and it ended up being one of my best kale salads yet! Scroll below for the recipe:) and my go to salad dressing recipe!!
P.S- do not forget to massage the kale in olive oil (or water) first!
P.P.S- chip the kale SUPER finely for an even better salad!
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Ingredients:
-kale
-sweet peppers
-avocado
-walnuts
-roasted chickpeas
-dried cranberries

Dressing: (my go to dressing)
-olive oil
-Dijon mustard
-honey
-red wine vinegar
-black pepper
-salt