Meatless Monday: Crunchy Vietnamese Salad

Crunchy Vietnamese Salad

I have a thing for coriander (cilantro) and shallots (scallions) in everything at the moment (obsessed maybe?). This is a phase I go in and out of, but since right now I’m in, I decided to add them to this salad. It’s nutrient packed and delicious! Get the recipe.

Meatless Monday: Crispy Tempeh & Vegetable Stir Fry

Crispy Tempeh Stirfry

Looking for a light and easy, yet healthy Meatless Monday recipe? Try this veggie-filled, protein-rich dish that adds flavor and nutrients with tempeh. Tempeh is a fermented food that can be either made with traditional soy beans or other legumes such as chickpeas and fava beans. Tempeh is a probiotic food and it contains bacteria that are beneficial to the human digestive system. The primary bacteria is Rhizopus oliigosporus, which helps break down the phytic acid that legumes contain to enable better mineral absorption.

Meatless Monday: Roasted Pepper & Red Quinoa Soup

Roasted Red Pepper & Quinoa Soup

Warm, spicy dishes are perfect for chilly, rainy fall New England days. We visited a local farm last week and I couldn’t wait to cook up some of the fresh veggies we got like hot peppers, tomatillos and cherry tomatoes; all rich in vitamin C and other immune supporting phytonutrients. Roasting the veggies first brings out rich flavors and texture. I love making soup because we have plenty of leftovers for a quick lunch the next day.

Meatless Monday: Vegan Tacos with Cashew Cream

Vegan Taco

This is a healthy vegan version of a regular taco and you can make it as mild or as spicy as you like. I included my taco seasoning mix that has also evolved over the years and is quite delicious! Get the recipe.

Healthy Snack: Chili Roasted Beet Chips

Chili Roasted Beet Chips

I had some leftover beets from making a recent beet juice so I decided to put them to good use. Introducing Chili Roasted Beet Chips: I sliced the beets thinly, tossed them with simple ingredients and baked them into spicy, beautiful, crispy bites. Don’t miss this recipe!

Meatless Monday: Calienté Coco Smoothie

Caliente Coco Smoothie

How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I decided to put a healthy and spicy spin on the traditional Mexican drink, Horchata, that is typically made with rice and milk. The results? A delicious, rich and chocolatey smoothie that will be tasty all year round.