Food/Nutrition Recipes

Powerhouse Teff Pancakes

As many of you know, I had the privilege of working in Ethiopia in Fall 2014 and eating injera bread on a daily basis. Injera comes from the ancient grain teff, which is gluten-free and high in calcium, protein, and fiber. I have enjoyed experimenting with teff flour since returning to the US, including ROO’s Teff Nuttzo Cookie. Jenné Claiborne, creator of Sweet Potato Soul and ROO podcast interviewee #103 has a delicious teff pancake recipe that inspired me to start developing my own recipe. I encourage you to not only enjoy these pancakes for Sunday brunch, but make these …

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Carrot Cake Power Protein Smoothie

As a young girl, I would always ask my mom for a carrot cake on my birthday. When I transitioned to a vegan diet ten years ago, I wondered how I could recreate a plant based carrot cake alternative. Around the same time, people began to ask me where I would source my protein from. This smoothie is like cake in a bottle and packed with protein. Carrots are high in beta-carotenes, potent anti-oxidants that have the immune supporting benefits of vitamin A. Nuttzo, hemp hearts, Viva Vanilla Vega Protein Powder, and almond milk, fuse into a rainbow of protein power, that …

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ROO #125: Julie Piatt on the Creative Process Behind the Plantpower Way

“The truth is that preparing a meal is actually the ultimate performance art. Its a creative expression. Its unique to you and to the ingredients that you have on hand. It will only be that way, that one time. So, you can never prepare the meal the same way again. Its an impossibility.” – Julie Piatt * In this episode, Julie Piatt, plant-based chef, author, healer, musician, yogi, meditator, and mother of four, returns to the ROO Podcast to discuss the upcoming release of “The Plantpower Way.” Julie shares the seeds of inspiration behind the book, from feeding Rich Roll, her husband, during his ultra-endurance endeavorers to collecting recipes throughout her lifetime. She explores how “The Plantpower Way” is more than just a book, but rather an aspirational lifestyle guide. Julie reflects on the challenges she faced in the creative process of forming the book. She explains how to empower your children to eat plant based and how it can change your life at the cellular level. Julie discusses the revolutionary approach Rich and her have taken for their pre-order campaign, grounded in gratitude and service. Lastly, Julie reveals her dreams for the growth of “The Plantpower Way.”

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Caesar Salad Celebration

As a little girl, I would often steal my mother’s croutons since I considered them to be the best part of her caesar salad. After being diagnosed with celiac disease and transitioning to a plant-based diet, I no longer reached for the croutons and wondered whether I could remake a caesar salad that I could eat. Lottie Bildirici, my friend, ROO interviewee #115, chef, and health coach recently published a plant-based caesar salad dressing. Lottie’s dressing inspired me to recreate the other essentials of a caesar salad, including the cheese and croutons. For additional substance, I have added roasted sweet …

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ROO #116: Lottie Bildirici on Inspiring Others to Eat Plant-Based

In this episode, Lottie Bildirici, creator of Running On Veggies, health coach, plant-based chef, and runner, shares the story of how she began her journey into wellness and the process of developing her own food philosophy. She reflects on why she began her well-known Instagram account, @runningonveggies, and the impact it has had on her life. Lottie discusses her work as a recipe developer with Candle Cafe and her recent collaboration with professional runner Kara Goucher. She offers nutrition advice for runners. Lottie explains how her studies in advertising, marketing, and with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition inform her work as a blogger and health coach. Lastly, she provides insight on overcoming injury and previews races and dreams for 2015 and beyond.

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ROO #113: Joe Holder on Maximizing Life via Health

In this episode, Joe Holder, health and wellness coach, creator of the Ocho System, and community manager for Health Warrior, discusses his background in athletics, from playing track, football, and basketball in his youth to focusing solely on football during his time at the University of Pennsylvania. Joe reflects on how the Ocho System’s wellness philosophy was born out of his experience healing two injuries during college. He offers advice on how to overcome mental barriers in changing one’s relationship to exercise. Joe explains his role as the Community Manager of Health Warrior and the importance of traveling in his work-life balance. He reveals how he unplugs from his busy schedule and provides insight on eating healthy on a budget. Lastly, he shares details on his own training and exciting developments for 2015.

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