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SHREDDED BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER SALAD (w/ date paste!) . This recipe was so f…

SHREDDED BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER SALAD (w/ date paste!)
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This recipe was so fun to make. It was a good reminder of summer freshness while easily pairing with warm comfort foods. Thanks to Trader Joe’s and their packaged broccoli slaw this recipe only took a few minutes to make. It’s also great for meal prep since the slaw does not get soggy easily. If you are interested in this recipe scroll down!
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Recipe:
-1/2 package of broccoli slaw from Trader Joe’s
-1/2 cauliflower head finely chopped
-2 tbsp date paste
-1 tbsp tahini
-1/2 sliced avocado
-1 finely chopped date
-1/4 red onion chopped finely
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Clearly you need a good knife for this recipe as you will need to finely chop many vegetables! This salad is soooo delicious and can be incorporated into a dish as a side slaw or even into a larger salad base as a topping that gives the salad an added sweetness and crunch. Give this slaw a try and send me a pic/ comment your review!
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CAULIFLOWER ONION SALAD . This recipe combines all my favorite flavors: onion, …

CAULIFLOWER ONION SALAD
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This recipe combines all my favorite flavors: onion, onion, and more onion. Did I mention that I love onion? For this recipe I not only roasted a yellow onion, but added a decent amount of onion powder and @traderjoes onion salt (highly recommend). To the roast I added cauliflower and chickpeas. I roasted them in the airfryer for about 10 mins, but you can also roast in the oven (I recommend drizzling with olive oil If you do that). I topped this with @traderjoes spicy cashew dressing and some grape rainbow tomatoes. The base of this salad was arugula which added that peppery crunch. I also squeezed some lemon juice on top for some freshness:) head on below for the full recipe! Thank you for supporting this account !!!
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Recipe:
-cauliflower
-chickpeas
-yellow onion
-rainbow grape tomatoes
-arugula
-spicy cashew dressing (@traderjoesvegan)
-onion salt @traderjoes
-onion powder (2 tbsp)
-black pepper
-lemon juice
-red pepper flakes
(Olive oil- optional)
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Instructions:
-toss cauliflower, onion, and chickpeas in onion powder, onion salt, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice
-roast in an air fryer or in the oven until crispy (10-15 mins airfryer, 25-30 mins oven @ 350)
-add roasted mixture to arugula and top with tomatoes, lemon juice, and spicy cashew dressing (crushed cashew pieces would also be amazing on this)
Enjoy:)))
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HEALTHY 8 ingredient BANANA BREAD. . I was just craving something sweet last nig…

HEALTHY 8 ingredient BANANA BREAD.
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I was just craving something sweet last night as I was watching Ratatouille (Yes the Disney movie) and since I am leaving for break soon I had just about nothing to work with except with some flour, sugar, overripe bananas, baking soda, aquafaba (leftover chickpea juice), maple syrup, some slivered almonds, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and coconut oil, but turns out that’s all I needed for this recipe! I made this in about 5 minutes popped it in the oven for 45 mins and ate about half of it right when it came out of the oven, after topping it with plenty of banana slices and drizzling it with maple syrup. I was so surprised by how good this was. I mean it was amazing (me eating 1/2 of it as evidence). If you want to give this recipe a try (which I recommend you do) scroll down!
Recipe:
-6 tablespoons of aquafaba
-2-3 ripe bananas
-1/4 cup water or plant based milk
-1/4 cup coconut oil
-1/2- 3/4 cup of sugar: brown, cane, coconut, etc.
-1/8 cup maple syrup (optional)
-2 cups flour (I used whole wheat, but oat of regular will work too)
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/8 cup cocoa powder (optional)
-3 tsps cinnamon (optional)
-3 tsps vanilla extract
-vanilla bean extract **
-1 tsp salt
-almonds to top
* I got vanilla bean extract from Trader Joe’s. You can use the tiniest bit and it adds so much flavor.
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Instructions:
-whip aquafaba until white peaks form
-add banana and mash
-add all other ingredients and mix
-place in bread pan or reg cake pan like I did and coat with coconut oil to make sure it doesn’t stick
-bake at 350 for 45-50 mins until toothpick comes out clean
ENJOY!
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• inspired by @rainbowplantlife •

LAST NIGHTS MEAL • FALL FILLED SOUP :) . Nothing says fall like butternut squas…

LAST NIGHTS MEAL • FALL FILLED SOUP 🙂
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Nothing says fall like butternut squash soup. This recipe was so easy! I put everything in one pot and while it did take about and hour to cook, I didn’t have to do anything besides stir it occasionally! Also I added some fun toppings like cranberries and roasted pepita seeds because why not. Oh also I have a new obsession with coconut flakes so I roasted those and added them on the side (not pictured). See the recipe for all the components below:

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Butternut squash soup:
-1 butternut squash
-1 yellow onion
-3-4 cups vegetable broth
-2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
-salt and pepper (2 tbsp)
-2-3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
-rosemary (fresh is way better, 4 tbsp chopped)
-garlic clove chopped finely (or 2 tbsp garlic powder)
-1 cup quinua
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Now time for the cauliflower which I put in the soup. (Make double to use as a spread for the bread!)
-1/2-3/4 cauliflower
-rosemary (3 tbsp chopped)
-2 tbsp olive oil
-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
– 2 tbsp black pepper
-1 tbsp garlic powder
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Toppings:
– cranberries & pepitas roasted in rosemary and olive oil
-coconut flakes
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Phineas and (f)HERB • First of all, GREAT show, Second of all, there are some G…

Phineas and (f)HERB

First of all, GREAT show,
Second of all, there are some GREAT herbs in this dish. First my favorite, basil. I recently bought a basil plant from @traderjoes which I highly recommend since they are so affordable so ofc I used a whole lot of basil leaves in this recipe. I also bought a rosemary plant (which as you know is my newfound obsession) so I used a whole lot of that in this Italian dish as well. And because no Italian dish is complete without garlic, I added some roasted garlic cloves to the “Italian portion” of the dish as well. FYI the Italian portion of the dish is the tomato and quinua part. The other component of this meal was some nutritional yeast and garlic roasted asparagus and my leftover rosemary potato salad (which has a whole post dedicated to it) so I will just be sharing the recipes for the quinua and tomato combo (don’t know what else to call it lol) and the asparagus. Anyways scroll down to see the recipes!


The “Italian part”
-grape tomatoes
-kale
-rosemary
-basil
-garlic cloves
-canned tomatoes
-quinua
-nutritional yeast
-olive oil
-yellow onion

Instructions:
-add olive oil to a pan with the grape tomatoes and onion
-after cooking the above for a few minutes add in the roasted tomatoes, pre cooked quinua, and finely chopped rosemary and basil
-at the same time drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil and some sea salt to the kale and garlic cloves and throw tomatoes them into the airfryer or into the oven to roast until the kale is crisp and the cloves are browned
-once the contents in the oven / airfryer are done add them to the pan / pot mixture and serve right after combined
-add salt and red pepper flakes to taste


Asparagus:
-coat with olive oil, sea salt, crushed garlic pieces, black pepper, and nutritional yeast
-roast in the oven or airfryer until crispy
-serve and enjoy!


• inspired by @_beautybites

“FUNKY FRESH BEATS” – Kale and Beet salad . . As someone who always hated beets…

“FUNKY FRESH BEATS” – Kale and Beet salad
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As someone who always hated beets I was super surprised to have absolutely LOVED them when I gave them another try last week (thank you @tara_powell for reintroducing me to them!) My newfound love prompted this salad. I am so happy to have found another ingredient that I can incorporate into my salads!! This salad is a twist on my classic kale and tamari roasted tofu salad since it incorporates rosemary and as you know, BEETS. Also in the salad is the grain mix from @wholefoods that I previously shared, rosemary roasted pepitas, and chopped almonds. For the dressing I used lemon juice, Dijon mustard, balsamic glaze, and a dash of maple syrup:) See the ingredients in list for below!
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Ingredients:
-kale
-beets
-pepitas
-almonds
-tofu (tamari, rosemary, and nutritional yeast; roasted)

Dressing:
-lemon juice
-balsamic glaze
-maple syrup
-Dijon mustard
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BASIC KALE SALAD • Little late but better than never … thanks for the reminder…

BASIC KALE SALAD

Little late but better than never … thanks for the reminder @macyydecarlo to post! This was my lunch, but it could easily serve as a dinner if you add more tofu and grains to it! It was super simple and quick to make (i made it in the 5 mins between my classes haha). See the recipe below.
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Ingredients:
-kale
-tofu (air fried or roasted with tamari and nutritional yeast)
-grain mix from Whole Foods ( previously on my story, will post on highlights)
-red onion
-cranberries
-roasted Pepitas in rosemary and olive oil
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Dressing: I did cheat and didn’t make my own dressing whoops. Instead I used the Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing! I highly recommend. Also I squeezed half of a lemon on top to give it that extra something.
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