Posts From the monthly archives: "December 2018"

Basil Asparagus Pesto

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  Move over oily pesto (which I used to love, but after following a low fat plant-based diet, it doesn’t make me feel good). This pesto is light & refreshing without all the fat. It’s so good on grilled vegetables or seared cauliflower!  8 Stalks asparagus1 cup spinach, fresh, raw2 Tbsp…(Read More)

Black Bean Hummus

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  OMG this humus is so good. It rarely lasts more than a day in my house. It’s creamy and delightful as a dip, spread, or salad topping! Omit the avocado to make a fat free version. 2 1/2 cups black beans, cooked from dry or canned1 tsp liquid (from the beans)1…(Read More)

Sweet Potato Salad

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I ate this salad for weeks on end when I first started transitioning to a fully plant based diet with minimal grains. This salad is so satisfying. It will not leave you hungry! It pairs incredibly well with my Garlic Tahini Dressing. Enjoy! 6 cups greens6 stalks raw asparagus, chopped1-2 scallions, chopped1/2 English…(Read More)

Rachel’s Favorite Salad

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Seriously, this is my FAVORITE salad. I eat it almost daily. I keep steamed potatoes in the fridge at all times for easy meals like this. In place of a “dressing”, I squeeze some lemon and sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, and a little cayenne powder on top. Be careful with the cayenne. It…(Read More)

2 cloves garlic, minced1.5 cups cauliflower florets 8 ounces water ((Preferably the cauliflower cooking liquid!))1 tsp Himalayan pink salt or sea salt1 tsp coconut oil ((optional if sauteeing garlic)) Steam cauliflower florets until they are mushy to the touch. (Over cooking them is key!)Optional: Add garlic raw or saute until golden and…(Read More)

Summer Salad

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  Summer Salad 1 Cup Mixed Greens 3 Sprigs Cilantro8 Each Grape Tomato (halved)1/4 Each Cucumber (sliced)1 Each Radish (sliced) Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss and enjoy! This salad is delicious when paired with Lemon Vinaigrette…(Read More)

Sweet Asian Salad

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Sweet Asian Salad 2 cups mixed greens1/4 cup sprouts1/4 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced1 small carrot, sliced2 Tbsp pomegranate Arils 1 Tbsp pepitas Combine all ingredients.Toss and enjoy! This sweet salad is a perfect pair with Fat Free Ginger Dressing…(Read More)

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

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If you’re looking for a meaningful gift that keeps on giving, you’re in the right place! Below, you’ll find some of my favorite holiday gifts to give (and receive!). There are gifts to support self-care, kitchen gadgets to make plant-based living easier, tasty food, restorative teas, and incredible healing services…(Read More)

Why do cold and flu happen more in the winter? Cold and flu can happen at any time of year, but we tend to associate the winter months with a higher incidence. Why? For one, we spend a lot more time inside swapping germs. We get less sunshine, which is deeply nourishing. (Plants are not…(Read More)

Banana Spinach Smoothie

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  I LOVE this smoothie. It’s so simple, yet there’s something so satisfying about it. I drink this smoothie often in the winter. There is no frozen fruit, so it’s room temperature. No chattering teeth!Bananas are rich in fiber and good healthy carbohydrates. Their fiber helps cleanse the digestive tract, by…(Read More)

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