Southwest Bowl with Avocado and Roasted Peppers (vegan, gluten free) | Healthy Bowl Ideas | Meal Prep Ideas

Hello summer! ☀️ I hope you are enjoying corn, peppers and tomatoes if you like them. 🌽🌶🍅 They’re in season! Here’s a healthy and delicious way to eat them.  . I’ve been on a weekday 90% vegan thing and this served as a couple easy lunches and dinners that made me full, but feel light.… Continue reading Southwest Bowl with Avocado and Roasted Peppers (vegan, gluten free) | Healthy Bowl Ideas | Meal Prep Ideas

No-cook Overnight Carrot Cake Oats | Easy Plant-based Breakfasts

👩🏻‍🌾 I came across a recipe for carrot cake oats and had to try it out. Carrot cake is my favorite.  . I tweaked it a bit. Okay, this doesn’t taste exactly like cake but it’s a nice change to the oatmeal game. Best thing is that it can be prepared the night before. Eat… Continue reading No-cook Overnight Carrot Cake Oats | Easy Plant-based Breakfasts

Gladiator Bowl | Hearty Kale and Barley Bowl | Blue Zones Loma Linda

Did you know gladiators were called “barley men” because they ate so much barley. They were mostly vegetarians! So if you think vegetables are for weaklings, think again! . This salad has a base of barley and then is topped with some Mediterranean accents to make it fully plant-based. Get creative and add what you… Continue reading Gladiator Bowl | Hearty Kale and Barley Bowl | Blue Zones Loma Linda

How to make Dairy-Free Sour Cream | Vegan and Gluten-free

For the vegan nachos today I made my first ever dairy-free sour cream. I added a little water to make it like a crema here. It’s creamy, delicious and not grainy at all. Your non-vegan friends will love it. . It’s made with cashews- NO SOAKING necessary.  . Then you add some lemon & lime… Continue reading How to make Dairy-Free Sour Cream | Vegan and Gluten-free

Sardinian Walnut Pesto with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes | Blue Zones

This is a student favorite. It’s easy to make and it tastes like restaurant quality Italian food.  I recommend pairing it with a simple side salad for a nice meal.  I teach this in my Blue Zones class. You can either serve the pesto with homemade zoodles (which I teach you how to do in… Continue reading Sardinian Walnut Pesto with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes | Blue Zones

The Guide to Never Feeling Low Energy on Your Plant-Based Diet

Vegetable Tagine in Morocco If you’re confused about the term “plant-based,” you’re not alone. It means a diet of mostly, or ALL fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to be a vegan to call yourself plant-based. You could be a flexitarian, pescatarian, or vegetarian and still identify with the term “plant-based.”  Now that we got… Continue reading The Guide to Never Feeling Low Energy on Your Plant-Based Diet

Veggie No-Meat Balls with Zoodles | Vegan Recipes | Blue Zones

Wellness Wednesday took us to Blue zone, Loma Linda, California. A place where they outlive the average American by 10 years! One of their secrets- eating 1/2 to 1 cup of beans a day. And this recipe is one way you can introduce more beans into your diet. These No-meat meatballs are made from chickpeas.… Continue reading Veggie No-Meat Balls with Zoodles | Vegan Recipes | Blue Zones

'Cook to 100' NOW Enrolling | Online ZOOM Cooking Classes | Plant-based & Gluten-Free

Stuck at home, cooking for yourself during the COVID lockdown? At this point we don’t know when things are *actually* going to be normal again and when we can eat at our favorite restaurants again. There is a silver lining, though. You can use this time to learn how to cook healthier with cooking courses.… Continue reading 'Cook to 100' NOW Enrolling | Online ZOOM Cooking Classes | Plant-based & Gluten-Free

Pico de Gallo "Rooster's Beak" Salsa | Naturally Vegan Fresh Salsa

To pair with the breakfast tacos, here is the pico de Gallo or “rooster’s beak” salsa I made with @connor.cooks. There are many stories about its name but my favorite and easiest to remember is: all ingredients need to be cut small enough so a rooster can peck at it with its beak. This salsa… Continue reading Pico de Gallo "Rooster's Beak" Salsa | Naturally Vegan Fresh Salsa

7-ingredient Veggie Champuru (stir-fry) | Gluten-Free

Wellness Wednesday is here! This time we went to Blue Zone Okinawa Japan to make….7-ingredient Veggie Champuru. “Champuru” means something mixed in Okinawan dialect and this is exactly what it is- a veggie mix!.Thank you Minal and Tigist for the opportunity to cook with you and your staff! #childrenshospitalofphiladelphia This meal is 100% plant based… Continue reading 7-ingredient Veggie Champuru (stir-fry) | Gluten-Free