- 3/4 cup of cooked black beans
- 3/4 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1 cups of canned crushed tomatoes
- 3/4 cup of diced sweet potato
- 1⁄4 onion, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 large handful cilantro, chopped
- 1 stalk of green onion, chopped
Add all of the ingredients into a pot, except for the cilantro and green onion. Mix everything together, and cook on medium heat until the sweet potatoes are soft and tender. Add the cooked mixture into a bowl and top with the fresh cilantro and green onion.
- 8 dates
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- Any other dried fruits, nuts, or seeds you desire (optional)
Pulse dates in a food processor or blender until they form a soft dough. Add the dates into a bowl along with the cacao powder and dried cranberries. Mix everything together thoroughly, and then roll into bite-sized balls and enjoy!
- 1/2 a box of pasta
- 1 cup of pre-cooked lentils
- 1 jar of pasta sauce (or make your own!)
- 1⁄2 pound of spinach
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 bell pepper
- 1/4 onion
First, boil a pot of water and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Chop up the garlic, bell pepper, and onion and add it all into a pan along with the remaining ingredients (keep the noodles separate for now).
Cook on a low setting until the onions and bell peppers are soft. Then add in the pasta and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- 1 large sweet potato or 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 cups chickpeas (from food prep)
- 2 handfuls of basil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 lemons, Juiced
- 1/2 cup of water
Sweet Potato Fries
Slice up your sweet potato into fries and place onto
on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake in
oven at 425 degrees until lightly crispy on the outside.
To make the Hummus
In a food processor or blender, add in your chickpeas,
basil, garlic, tahini and nutritional yeast, lemon juice
and 1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth. Pour
into a bowl and use sweet potatoes to dip into the
I am always looking for ways to be kinder in my lifestyle, and I recently learned that many of the milk alternatives I was using, like almonds and cashews, were not so kind. I made the switch to hemp milk, but haven’t been able to find it locally (not to mention that many of these products are sold in those difficult to recycle tetra packs.
I finally found the best alternative for me is homemade oat milk! It is so dang simple, just three ingredients, a blender, and a strainer and you are good to go!
Easy Oat Milk Recipe
1 Cup Oats
4 Cups Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Step 1- Mix all of the ingredients into your blender
Step 2- Strain the mixture into a container. (Save the strained oatmeal, it is amazing-I think its worth making the oat milk just for that.
Step 3 (optional)- Strain again through a cheesecloth (this removes the last bits of oatmeal from the milk and helps keep the milk from getting too thick. If you plan to use the oat milk on the same day you make it, you can skip this step)
Step 4- Transfer the oat milk into a jar or other airtight container, and enjoy! You can store the milk in your fridge for a few days, but it is best fresh! Have you tried making your own milk at home too? What is your favorite type to make?