This is just a little something I whipped up as a snack...no frills or anything. All measurements are approximate. I had some leftover garbanzo beans and lentils from salads I ate recently, and knew lentils were good in hummus, so why not?! I wanted to add an extra creamy texture and a good source of fat to use in place of olive oil so that's where the avocado came in. This recipe would also be good with some cilantro mixed in, I didn't have any on hand unfortunately.
That's all, just thought I'd share this simple and delish creation :)
This "salad" is to die for. With the perfect mix of sweet and savory and a fabulous nutritional profile, there is no reason not to enjoy this atop a whole grain (brown rice, wheat berries, quinoa, etc) or with a vegan burger! Plus it is just another perfect, quick summer meal...
I really don't have much else to say; just trust that you need to try it ;)
Oooohhhh baby. These are the most fantastic way to celebrate the beginning of summer. I had been eyeing this recipe from Annie's Eats for a while but just now finally got to make it...and it didn't disappoint! My brother even said I should make them again (which is suuuuper high praise from my family!). I know it may look like this isn't a full meal, but it has incredible staying power. I won't lie...this isn't terribly healthy, so try to be good the rest of the day ;)
Can't say they make great stand-alone leftovers, but toss a couple in your favorite soup (maybe tomato basil) and you have yourself a tasty meal!
Also, apparently I'm so out of practice with my normal blogging that I forgot to take any pictures of the process! It probably would have helped with this recipe, but if I make them again I promise to post those :)
I must say, this is one of my favorite vegan meals I've made to date; and it's so quick and easy! Not to mention, it contains almost 80% of your daily fiber needs, 50% of your calcium needs, is overflowing with healthy fats, and is high in protein.
What's not to like?!
I know I've been on a dinner streak lately...but I promise baked goods are coming soon! And as always, please feel free to give me any feedback/make requests!
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I know I haven't posted in a while...but what better time to start than now?! My 49er's are killing it in the playoffs and there are oodles of vegan apps to be had as I watch ridiculous amounts of football... So today I will share with you my new favorite guacamole: the best guac I have EVER had.
Remember that cookbook I showed you in my last post? Well it has not disappointed so far. I am obsessed with this recipe and I am excited to share another appetizer recipe from The Tipsy Vegan tomorrow!
As long as people are still silently looking at my website and not giving me any feedback...I will continue to post whatever the heck I want! No one spoke up for or against some of my previous offers...so here's the torte you previewed wayyy back when...
This torte may not be for the diehard chocolate fanatic. If you only eat treats with "triple chocolate" in the title...you have some work to do if you want to make this. However, for people like myself who get sick at even the thought of too much chocolate, this torte is fantastic! Aaaannd despite it's elegant presentation, it is super easy to make! Even people with minimal cooking skills can handle this recipe and impress guests : )
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On to the delish sammich : )
Sooo I was grocery shopping yesterday and knew I wanted to splurge on some hummus for this sandwich I had been dreaming about all week. Immediately, Eat Well Enjoy Life's line of "alternative" hummuses (is that the plural for hummus??) with white beans, edamame, and lentils popped out at me. I was intrigued. I have seen both white bean and edamame dips, but never lentil, so of course I had to try it! Plus it had a kick so I couldn't resist. The verdict: a lighter, fluffier dip with tons of awesome flavors. This is a GREAT sandwich spread. Not sure yet whether I'd use it as a dip though.
Anywho...I have been craving a creamy, natural, veggie packed sandwich for forever now. Particularly one including avocado, sprouts, and hummus. This beauty is the result, and it is fantastic! My "version" with the spicy lentil hummus packs quite the punch with the peppery arugula so feel free to take some liberties if you want a milder creation. But just as a side note: I loved mine!
I have never been a huge taco fan. Ground meat smothered in sodium-saturated taco seasoning wasn't too appealing, even when I ate beef. Of course tacos for dinner also meant spanish rice in my household....more yuck.
Now these tacos...are a completely different story. After having incredible meatless tacos at two different veg restaurants I was totally ready to make my own. The result: refreshing, flavorful, plant-based tacos. Yum : )
I am almost positive that my omnivore taco-enthusiast mother would even love these. Verdict on that as soon as I can make them at home! haha. With a bit of planning ahead of time, this recipe can come together quickly and really fill you up without all the nasties in normal tacos. Just check out the nutrition facts!
I feel like vegan bloggers tend to stray away from salads because some readers, especially those who eat meat, think salad is all vegans can eat. So not true! I wanted to share this recipe because it is simply phenomenal, and the "taco meat" is better than the real stuff in my opinion. This is yet another perfect OSG recipe, but I'll let you decide for yourself.
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Aaaanyways, it may be a little higher in calories, but this is a well balanced meal overflowing with healthy fats and packing 100% of you daily fiber needs.
Since I am getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow morning, you best believe I will living off of these and Green Monsters (coming soon!) for the next few days. This recipe is inspired by Oh She Glows' Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie. This smoothie is so thick, creamy, and refreshing...it will blow your mind. And you would never guess it has avocado in it!