This was super yummy & only about $5 for the entire meal per person (at a restaurant you would pay double that). Plus the sweet potatoes, avocado & lettuce are all in season! Yum, yum, yum. I wanted to share this because it was so delicious and easy to make.
I’m starting a new section on the blog called “My 5 Favorite…” where I can share some of my favorite things, from cook books, to kitchen tools, natural beauty products I’ve tested, restaurants, cities, recipes & more.
I am so excited to be back in my kitchen! I have been on the road for the past three weeks for work in New York City and then vacation to Europe (more on that in another post) and the one thing I couldn’t wait to do when I returned home was to cook. So much so that I woke up at 7AM this morning and went straight to Whole Foods (jet lag was partially to blame for this…) For lunch today I made myself a Spicy Soul Bowl and it was definitely spicy but really really good if you like a kick to your food.
I’ve been drinking more protein smoothies in the morning and thus trying various brands of soy-free plant-based protein powders. So far I have tried Plant Fusion’s Vanilla Bean (good but a little too chalky/stevia-flavored), MediClear Plus (once recommended by my naturopath- super healthy but absolutely no flavor and hard to drink at first but I got used to it), Vega One French Vanilla (similar flavor to Plant Fusion’s but with more vitamins and minerals- I liked it) and now Vega’s protein smoothie in Bodacious Berry– which may be my personal favorite so far.
This pasta dish is just spectacular. I never use that word, but it truly is and the cashew cream sauce really takes it to the next level of pasta. I made this last night for a little Italian dinner on our rooftop with a friend and it was a hit.
Who doesn’t love a big bowl of chili at work in the middle of February? Not only is this plant-based lunch box delicious, but it will keep you full until dinner thanks to the quinoa and beans in the chili. Make a big pot of chili (it’ll only take an hour to make), store it in the fridge and eat it for lunch throughout the week.
So simple yet so delicious. This takes only 15- 20 minutes to make and is perfect paired with a glass of wine. This dish is gluten and soy-free (I use organic brown rice pasta from Trader Joe’s for most of my pasta dishes).
A lovely, rainbow lunch box! No shortage of good-for-you vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber in this box. It’s gluten, soy-free and can be made raw (see notes on ingredients). The cost for this lunchbox is approximately $5.50- however I used organic sprouted hummus and organic blue corn tortilla chips from Whole Foods… if you shop at Trader Joe’s or make your own, I bet you can get the cost down to $4.