All posts tagged: sauce

Creamy, Dreamy, Garlic-free Hummus

Happy Holidays! I hope that those celebrating had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying plenty of delicious, wholesome plant-based foods over the holidays. As these weeks are often packed with sweet treats and indulgent potlucks, keeping up with a balanced diet is tough! So over the next few posts, I wanted to share some recipes to make eating healthy during the holiday season a little bit easier. Hopefully, it also helps kickstart some of those 2019 resolutions! And hummust be honest, they are quite delicious 😉 Today’s recipe is for traditional hummus–a staple snack in my kitchen for several reasons: Chickpeas are loaded with nutrients! They are an excellent vegan source of protein and fiber–allowing you will stay fuller longer and hopefully, less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks. Making hummus from scratch is SO easy: gather your ingredients and toss it in a blender or food processor. Store it in the fridge in an air-tight container and it should stay good for 4-7 days. Alternatively, I’ve read that you can also freeze hummus for …

Chunky-vegtable Pasta

Never go grocery shopping when you are hungry…or you’ll end up spending $80 on a months worth of groceries like I did tonight. Whoops! Well at least that means its recipe time! Tonight’s dinner: 1 serving Heirloom Caprese with balsamic reduction 1/2 heirloom tomato of your choice 4 basil leaves 3 thin slices of fresh mozzarella cheese 1 tbsp Balsamic reduction Probably the simplest yet tastiest recipe ever. Just layer the 3 ingredients and drizzle on some balsamic reduction! Veggie rotini 1 cup cooked rotini pasta 1/2 can tomato sauce 1/2 cup chopped broccoli/zucchini/bell peppers (a mix of the three or one of your choice) 1 tsp salt, pepper, brown sugar, olive oil 3 tbsp oregano or Italian seasoning 1tbsp crushed red pepper Sauté veggies in olive oil, pepper, oregano/Italian seasoning, red pepper, and brown sugar. Pour in tomato sauce, let simmer for 10 min, stir occasionally. Pour over hot cooked pasta and stir. Herbed cucumber tofu spring salad I cup herb spring salad mix 1/4 cup chopped cucumber 1/4 cup diced extra firm tofu …