Food/Nutrition Recipes

Quinoa Tabbouleh

When I was diagnosed with celiac disease in early high school, I was sad about all the foods I would miss, including my favorite tabbouleh from the Armenian market near my house (tabbouleh is traditionally made with couscous or bulgur). This past year, I discovered a gluten-free tabbouleh recipe in Brendan Brazier incredible Thrive Energy Cookbook. I adapted the recipe and would argue that it is even tastier than the tabbouleh of my youth! To learn more about Brendan Brazier, the mind behind this recipe and former professional Ironman triathlete, check out his conversation with Rich Roll (another amazing plant-based …

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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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Almost Annie’s: Vegan Mac and Cheese

I often joke with my family that I became lactose-intolerant from all the Annie’s Mac and Cheese I ate as a child. Being diagnosed with celiac disease and transitioning to a plant based diet in high school, I have been searching to recreate the goodness of Annie’s. The creative Detoxinsta’s “The Best Vegan Mac n’ Cheese” recipe inspired this vegan, gluten-free mac and cheese that brings back memories of Annie’s from my younger years. Ingredients: For the cheese sauce: 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts 3/4 cup water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 …

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