Food/Nutrition Recipes

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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Coconut Curry, Cashew, and Lentil Soup

I was intrigued since it had many ingredients I love: cashews, curry, lentils, and greens. I have adapted the recipe to include more coconut and added sweet potatoes, two of my favorite foods from the ROO kitchen. It is a nutritious, flavorful, and hearty meal to kickstart your plant-powered palate in 2015! Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole cashews 1 large handful baby spinach 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 cup uncooked red lentils, rinsed and drained 1 inch minced peeled ginger 1/2 large onion, diced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 3 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid 3 teaspoons curry powder …

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Sweet Potato Pad Thai with Nuttzo

During high school, I ate at my first raw vegan restaurant. I was amazed at how they made spaghetti with long zucchinis strands— how did they do this, I thought! I soon found out about spiralizers. Sprializers allow you to slice long vegetable strands in seconds! I found my spiralizer on Craigslist for less than $10 and after a few years of letting it dust on the shelf during college, I have rediscovered its magic. I love sweet potatoes, almost as much as I love pad thai— so why not combine them?! This recipe requires a spiralizer so that you …

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