Food/Nutrition Recipes

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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Chia Chocolate Nuttzo Pudding

I love routine— this includes eating the same breakfast everyday— that would be my Everything Oatmeal with Nuttzo on top, to be exact. With the turning of the New Year, I have challenged myself to experiment with other nutritious morning options. This Chia Chocolate Nuttzo Pudding is simply delicious and feels as if you are eating dessert for breakfast! Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 cup chia seeds 5 medjool dates, pitted 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon Nuttzo Handful of blackberries, to taste Recipe: Add the almond milk, chia seeds, dates, cocoa …

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GraNutOla: Nutty Granola

I can still remember discovering Angela Liddon’s blog Oh She Glows for the first time and being absolutely in awe at her delicious, innovative, and colorful plant-based creations. When she published The Oh She Glows Cookbook in March 2014, I had it on pre-order before it was out! One of my favorite recipes is her “Ultimate Nutty Granola Clusters.” I have adapted the recipe to include even more nuts and enjoy it best with a scoop of Nuttzo over my Buddhaful Smoothie! Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup walnut halves or pieces 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 …

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Lentil, Cauliflower, and Spinach Soup

I recently bought Angela Liddon’s beautiful The Oh She Glows Cookbook and been having a lot of fun with her recipes. In particular, her Indian Lentil-Cauliflower Soup stood out as a favorite and I have adapted it for ROO. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 small shallots, diced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon of minced peeled ginger 1 tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 6 cups vegetable broth 1 cup uncooked red lentils, rinsed and drained 1 medium cauliflower, chopped into bite-size florets 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 medium potato …

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