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Southern Kale Salad with Smoky Ranch

Southern Kale Salad with Smoky Ranch

Hey Everyone! Yes, I’m still alive, as you may have seen on various forms of social media. This month started off pretty crazy and it has only gotten progressively crazier. I’m a little more than half way done shooting that second cookbook for Jess Nadel right now, the photos aren’t my usual style but I am really loving them! And as I mentioned before, I’ll be starting on the photos for Jason Wrobel’s book (finally), and am super excited about that. Most importantly, after that, I’ll be working on my own cookbook! Yay! I’m sure I’ll be putting out a call for testers in a couple of months, but I have to finish these major projects first. :)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Black-eyed Peas

I didn’t do an Expo West round-up post this year, but was thinking of doing it, still? I really tried some great products, and posted just a couple of my favorites on my instagram (favorite social media platform, by far). After all of the eating from the Expo and Vegan Street Fair, I felt that a healthier recipe needed to happen. What better way to bring a delicious dish to life than to do my second annual cooking video with the Vegan Zombie!?

Raw Curly Kale

Jon and Chris are some of my favorite dudes, and I always look forward to seeing them this time of year. Last year, we did the Peanut Butter Banana Choco Chip Chia Parfait (rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?), together and it was SO much fun! The emphasis with our video collabs is that the recipe must be easy and tasty, so I thought up this recipe where the ingredients are wholesome and you can make use of short cuts or go the homemade route.

Vegan Smoky Chipotle Ranch

I love that you can easily pop the black-eyed peas and sweet potatoes into the oven together, make your dressing and massage your kale, all within 25 minutes. Not only that, you get this great mix of textures from the warm, slightly soft sweet potatoes, the refreshing curly kale leaves, the creamy dressing and the crunchy roasted pepitas. All of these ingredients are easy to find and you probably have 80% of them in your house, right now!

Check out the video for the recipe below, and find the printable version further down this post. :)

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Vegan Cuts Pizza Party!

Breaking News! I was lucky enough to help curate the Vegan Cuts Snack Box for May! Let me tell you, this thing is going to be awesome. Seriously. I even worked with Cobi at Veggietorials on a video to show off some of the new products that will be sent to those subscribing. Not to mention, the first 500 new subscribers gets a bag of CocoBacon® in their box! How can you resist that kind of temptation? In short, you can’t.

Watch the video below to see all of the goodies!

In case you were wondering what to do with all of your new snacks, I’ve put together a pizza party to go along with the video, for you. And because the pizza dough instructions make for 3 small pizzas, you can go buck-wild with toppings and what not. 😉

Honestly, now that I’m really thinking about it, I should have broken up some of those Beanfields chips and topped a pizza with those! Next time, for sure.

Seriously though, today is your LAST day to sign up for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box, so do it before your time runs out! On another note, I hope that everyone had an amazing weekend and Mother’s Day (holla to all of you incredible mothers out there) and that it continues on for the rest of the week. <3

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Super Bowl Snacktime: Squash Queso Dip!

Super bowl Sunday is coming up, so I have my first cooking video to show you a great appetizer! I took some inspiration from my smoky mac & cheeze, but added a little Mexican flair with cilantro and jalapeños, while making the smoky flavor more subtle. Serve this delicious dip with some crispy tortilla chips or raw vegetables like I did!

This dip isn’t particularly cheesy, per say, but it definitely has some great color and flavors. I substituted the cashews typically used with this type of sauce with some chickpeas, to keep it healthy and low-fat. Try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think! :)

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Kabocha Squash, Seeded & Baked
  • 3/4 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
  • 6 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. Smoked Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2-1 tsp. Sea Salt, closer to 1 tsp. is better
  • 1/4 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced Jalapeño or other Pepper

Directions:

  1. Follow directions in video: Healthy Squash Queso Dip!

As for making my first cooking video, I was so nervous! I can’t even begin to tell you all how anxious even pressing the record button was. I hope that you all enjoy it, and if you have any pointers (constructive obviously) I’d love to hear them. So, thanks ahead of time, for the feedback! :)

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I’m going to start Raw Wednesday off a little differently this week, and show you some videos of topics I have been looking into recently. I absolutely LOVE learning new things about food and what it can do for you, but also what foods can be bad for you. This is the first reason I became vegetarian and then vegan, and is why I try to keep changing my life for the better. Knowledge truly is power, people! Above is the first in a series of 8 clips from one speaker (it’s not as overwhelming as it sounds), that are a little over 3 years old but are still applicable as ever and I felt they are extremely informative! It’s starts off a little strange, but after the first video he starts getting more and more into telling us about what power foods are and how we can combine foods to optimize their nutrition. If you choose to watch, let me know what you thought and what your opinions are on things of this sort, please!I have some refreshing raw foods coming your way today! :)

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