• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Chickpea Salad

    Yield 3 servings Prep time 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 (15-ounce/425 grams) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 3 tablespoons store-bought or homemade vegan mayonnaise 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill (optional) 1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, to taste 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste Freshly ground black…

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    Avocado Strawberry Caprese

        Yield Serves 2 Prep time 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1/3 cup (80 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 cup (135 g) hulled and sliced strawberries 1 cup (160 g) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1 medium ripe avocado, pitted and diced 1/3 cup (8 g) loosely packed basil leaves, chiffonade cut 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Pink Himalayan salt or fine sea salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Toasted sesame seeds or chopped pecans, for serving Directions: In a small saucepan,…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Snap Pea Falafel Salad, perfect for holiday gatherings

     Create a delicious salad with chickpeas, snap peas, bulgur and tomatoes. Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 pound snap peas, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 cup canned chickpeas 1/3 cup chopped parsley 3 cups cooked bulgur How to Make It Step In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice, cumin seeds, and garlic. Add the snap peas,…

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    Summer Salad with Fresh Basil and Grilled Veggies

    When you follow a plant based diet, it is common that you can get sick of eating salad.  That is why you continually need to find ways to spice it up! There is no better, and easier way to do that then to add fresh basil and grilled veggies! Salad Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini cut into chunks 3 large red peppers cut into chunks 2 cups of asparagus chopped (and ends removed) 10-12 mushrooms sliced 2 Tbsp of extra virgin…

  • Blog,  Immune System,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Magnesium Boosting Salad

    Ingredients: 2 cups of arugula or other mixed greens (I found organic greens on sale at Goodness Me this weekend) ¼ cup of almonds and pumpkin seeds ¼ avocado ¼ cup of figs, finely sliced 2 Tbsp of goat cheese (if can tolerate, or omit if you cant) 4 oz of protein (like chicken, grass fed beef, turkey or fish) Drizzled with the citrus vinaigrette below Citrus Vinaigrette ¾ cup of apple cider vinegar ¼ cup of olive oil 3…