Food/Nutrition Recipes

Harvest Revive Smoothie

As part of the #SummerofROO Instagram Challenge, co-hosted by Susie of @longrunergy and I, we are asking participants to share a daily ritual that nourishes, grounds, and reinvigorates your spirit. Green smoothies revive my spirit on a daily basis. As a young girl, I could have never imagined that I would crave a green drink, but, my taste buds have turned and a day does not feel complete without my green smoothie-fix. One of my favorite go-to plant-based Cambridge restaurants is Life Alive, which has inspired many ROO recipes. At Life Alive, their “classic” green smoothie is called the Harvest …

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Amaranth Plant Power Pizza

I recently discovered the super grain amaranth, which is gluten-free and a source of complete protein as it contains all the essential amino acids. Amaranth’s nutty and earthy flavor won me over and I was inspired to begin experimenting with it. Lottie Bildirici, my friend, soul sister, creator of Running on Veggies, and ROO podcast interviewee #116, developed a quinoa pizza crust that was a big hit among my family and friends. Lottie’s quinoa pizza crust recipe showed me how to make reimagine pizza in its gluten-free glory! I have developed this amaranth pizza to be the perfect Meatless Monday …

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Avocado Basil Pesto

In the cold of the winter, I like to dream about summer, tropical fruits, and days at the beach. Among these fantasies are warm summer nights with pesto pasta salads for dinner. I have brought summer to winter with my avocado basil pesto— it is creamy, light, vegan, nut-free, and simply, delicious! I have also discovered a new brand of gluten-free pasta called Tolerant that are made from two types of legumes, red lentil and black bean. This Avocado Basil Pesto was a perfect match for the Tolerant Red Lentil Penne and almost tricked me into thinking it was summer! …

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Summer Sushi with Quinoa and Nuttzo

Sushi Ingredients: Quinoa Avocado Carrot, long and thinly cut Pea shoots and bean sprouts Nori sheet (I normally tear it in half) Sauce Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Nuttzo 3 tablespoons lemon 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari soy sauce 1 clove garlic Pinch of chili flakes Recipe: Cook quinoa and assemble sushi ingredients. Add sauce ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. Tear nori sheet in half and spread a layer of quinoa and then a layer of veggies. Dip in sauce and enjoy!   * I do not give exact amounts for the sushi ingredients since this recipe …

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