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April Recipes of the Month: Enchilada Power Bowls and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enchilada Power Bowl
Recipe courtesy of Full of Plants

Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu


*** INGREDIENTS ***
LENTILS, RICE AND BEANS

1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup green lentils
2 and 1/2 cup water
1 15-oz can black beans

TOFU MARINADE

7-ounces firm tofu
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp soy sauce, or tamari
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp almond butter

ENCHILADA SAUCE

1 onion, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 and 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp chili powder (2 if you like it more spicy)
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Recipes|

Recipe: The Ultimate Spring Quiche

Ultimate Spring Quiche
From Jamie Oliver. For this and more recipes, visit: https://www.jamieoliver.com

Ingredients

FOR THE FILLING

sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
150 g asparagus
100 g fresh peas and broad beans , podded
75 g baby spinach
2 spring onions
4 rashers higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon , optional
4 large free-range eggs
150 ml double cream
150 ml semi-skimmed milk
½ a bunch of fresh chives
75 g goat’s cheese

FOR THE PASTRY

300 g plain flour , […]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Events, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Recipe of the Month: Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
VEGETABLES

2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or avocado oil
1/2 medium red onion (sliced in wedges)
2 small sweet potatoes (halved)
1 bundle broccolini (large stems removed // chopped)
2 big handfuls kale (larger stems removed)
1/4 tsp each salt + pepper

CHICKPEAS

1 15-ounce chickpeas (drained, rinsed + patted dry)
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp each salt + pepper
1/2 tsp tsp oregano (optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

TAHINI SAUCE (OPTIONAL)

1/4 cup tahini
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 medium lemon (juiced)
2-4 Tbsp hot water (to thin)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and arrange sweet potatoes and onions on a bare baking sheet. Drizzle […]

By |March 8th, 2019|Recipes|

Recipe: Lentil & Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Wrap

 

The holidays are a busy season, and we are always on the look out for easy, tasty, and healthy recipes for when we’re on the go.

Enjoy this delicious lentil & sundried tomato hummus wrap from The Simple Veganista. For this recipe and more, visit: https://simple-veganista.com/2014/06/lentil-sun-dried-tomato-hummus-wrap.html

 

Plenty of protein and flavor in this wrap. Makes a great addition to the brown bag lunch!

INGREDIENTS

lavash bread (whole grain pref.) or flour tortillas
1/2 cup cooked lentils, per wrap
leafy […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Health Tips, Recipes|

Watermelon Arugula and Feta Salad

A refreshing watermelon summer salad that’s quick and easy to prepare for a summer evening. With the temperatures peaking this summer, I have been enjoying this lovely salad. It’s a wonderful combination of sweet and salty.

Happy Friday!

Kyra, RHN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and chilled
1/2 cup crumbled feta
4 cups arugula
1/4 small red onion, sliced very thin
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pink himalayan salt and fresh pepper

DIRECTIONS:

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By |July 20th, 2018|Recipes|

The benefits of Spirulina!

In TCM, green foods build blood via chlorophyll.  Under a microscope, chlorophyll has an almost identical molecular makeup to hemoglobin.  Hemoglobin is the structure that carries iron in red blood cells.  Spirulina is a single cell algae.  These sea algae are extremely bioavailable to the human body.  Meaning, ingesting just a tiny amount, is very easily absorbed by the body. Taking 1 tsp per day to build iron/ferritin levels and event prevent hair loss.  It […]

By |May 4th, 2018|Health Tips, Recipes|

May Product of the Month: Dream Whey Protein Powder

 

Dream Protein leads the “whey” with its proprietary Hormone-Free, Ultra-LowTemp™ Whey Protein Isolate. We start with hormone free whey from New Zealand cows that are “Meadow Fed” and not given any rBGH or BST hormones! Dream Protein is made with an Ultra-Low Temp™ process, which is beneficial because the protein is not denatured (damaged) from an extensive heat treatment. This means that you’ll receive all the essential and non-essential amino acids plus naturally occurring immunoglobulins (which are necessary […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Featured Products, Recipes|

Liver Loving Salad

Spring is the long awaited time of transitioning from cold winter to warm spring. The days are getting longer and warmer! We are gardening, flowers are blooming, local produce is booming. Spring brings a sense of renewal and new life all around. In Traditional Chinese Medicine they say spring is the time of the liver.
This means it’s our opportunity to make dietary choices to support the liver, and what does the liver love? Sour and […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Recipes|

Easy Energy Bites!

 
With our fast pace lifestyles, it’s only becoming more apparent the importance of meal planning and organization. I love a good easy to prepare snack! I made these this week and found them convenient for snacking or an easy breakfast option when time is limited.
Enjoy!
Kyra, RHN
 
Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy seed of nut butter of choice (ex. peanut butter/almond butter/pumpkin seed butter)
1/3 cup organic maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup ground […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Recipes|

Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipe

With this heat wave in Vancouver this summer, I have to admit I have been craving something cold to snack on. It’s easy to find yourself in the grocery store and pick up something prepared, however I was surprised to see the sugar content in some frozen treats- many had a minimum of 20 grams of sugar which is the equivalent to 5 teaspoons of sugar!!

So it got me thinking….I whipped up this recipe one […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Recipes|