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Chickpea Taco Salad

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Taco salad, it should be a part of your life. These ingredients are super basic, and odds are you’ll usually have them on hand.

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red onion
  • Tomato
  • Corn
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Taco Spice Chickpeas (alternatively, pan fry chickpeas with premixed taco seasoning)

Asian Kale Slaw

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Here’s an easy raw recipe to round off your summer. It’s nothing but fall recipes and pumpkin from me for here on out.

For the veggies-

  • 1 bunch lacinto kale
  • 3 medium carrots (or a handful of baby carrots)
  • 1/2 of a small red cabbage
  • 4 green onions, sliced

For the dressing-

  • 1/4C soy sauce
  • 3T lime juice
  • 3T apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2t sesame oil
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1/4t salt
  • 2T brown sugar

Garnish

  • slivered almonds
  • sesame seeds

Just shred your veggies, mix the sauce together, toss sauce and veggies, and let chill in your fridge for at least a half hour. This recipe will get soggy after two days, but I don’t think you’ll have trouble eating it that quickly.

Teriyaki Mango Chickpeas

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This week I said good-bye to air conditioning and said HELLO to 95 degree weather and to three ingredient recipes that I can cook in my kitchen before collapsing of heat exhaustion. 

Note to self: living without AC is the worst decision you ever made, don’t ever do this to yourself again.

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • teriyaki sauce, in liberal amounts. I buy a bottle at Whole Foods that’s only $2.99.
  • 1 mango

1) Rinse chickpeas and toss them in a frying pan
2) Pour liberal amounts of teriyaki sauce over the chickpeas
3) Stir on high heat until most of the teriyaki sauce is absorbed, about 10 or 15 minutes
4) Cube mango and dump in a bowl with the chickpeas
5) Feel free to serve or quinoa or rice, makes two servings

Enjoy!

Okay, so this is less of a blog post and more of an appreciation post… but it needs to be said.
Y’ALL. PURPLE CAULIFLOWER IS A REAL THING.
That’s all.
Love and veggies,
Madde

Okay, so this is less of a blog post and more of an appreciation post… but it needs to be said.

Y’ALL. PURPLE CAULIFLOWER IS A REAL THING.

That’s all.

Love and veggies,

Madde

5 Reasons to Eat More Edamame

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Edamame: Young soy beans, usually still in the pod but sometimes sold shelled. Available fresh or frozen in most grocery stores. Edamame is soft, unlike the hard, mature soybeans used to make soy milk and tofu.

1) It’s packed with complete protein: Soy has all of the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. 1/2C is 120 calories with 13g protein, and of course, cholesterol free.

2) It’s easy to cook: For fresh or frozen edamame, with shells or shelled, boil in water until thawed or microwave in a dish with a few tablespoons for a few minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

3) It’s versatile: You can eat edamame by itself for an appetizer or side dish, use it to top your salad or stir fry, make a high protein hummus, or make a yummy quinoa or barley salad with it.

4) It’s high in fiber, vitamins and minerals: That 1/2C serving has 4g of fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease. It’s also rich in vitamins C, B, and E, as well as calcium and iron.

5) It’s good for you: Recent studies show that women who are more soy survive certain types of cancer better.

Simple Taquitos

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Mexican doesn’t get much easier than this-

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 can refried beans (I like the kind with chiles)
  • salsa
  • guacamole

Spoon refried beans on the tortilla, and roll up using the beans as glue to keep them shut. Lay taquitos in a casserole dish and bake at 350, flipping every 5 minutes until crispy. Usually takes 15-20 minutes. Top with salsa and guac, and enjoy!

Never underestimate a colorful salad. Mixed greens, shredded carrots, shredded beets, hummus and balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious, it’s filling, it’s healthy, but best of all- it’s simple and so easy to make.

Never underestimate a colorful salad. Mixed greens, shredded carrots, shredded beets, hummus and balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious, it’s filling, it’s healthy, but best of all- it’s simple and so easy to make.

Easy Japanese Cucumber Salad

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This salad takes very minimal effort, but is delicious and so healthy!

  • 3 medium/large cucumbers (or lots of smaller ones, I suppose)
  • 1/4C rice vinegar
  • 1T sesame oil (optional)
  • 2T low sodium soy sauce
  • salt & pepper

1) Cut the cucumbers in half, length wise, and scoop the seeds out with a spoon. Then slice the cucumbers, they’ll make a ‘U’ shape.
2) Mix together the rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Pour over the cucumbers. This works best if you place the cucumbers in Tupperware, so that you can secure the lid and shake them to coat. But using a mixing bowl works fine too.
3) Let marinate in the fridge for at least one hour (I suggest overnight) then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Collegiate Vegan St Patty’s Day Round Up!

Here’s all my favorite green recipes-

Avocado Alfredo
Avocado Pudding
Rosemary Greens
Super Green Detox Smoothie
Green Tea Ice Cream

Spicy Black Bean Soup

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  • 1/2 an onion, chopped
  • 1t cumin
  • 1/4t cayenne
  • 1t chili powder
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2C veggie broth
  • 1/3C salsa
  • 1t lime juice
  • 1C corn
  • avocado

1) Saute onion with a little veggie broth until translucent, then add spices and stir to coat.
2) Add the rest of the veggie broth, beans and salsa. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
3) Remove from heat, blend half the mixture and return to the pot.
4) Stir in lime juice and corn.
5) Serve with avocado on top, and enjoy!

Cous Cous with Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms

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  • 1 1/2C cous cous
  • 10-15 brussel sprouts, halved
  • 5-7 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • olive oil
  • 1T thyme
  • 1T rosemary
  • 1T oregano

1) Cook cous cous according to package directions.
2) Saute onion in olive oil until translucent, then add brussel sprouts, mushrooms and herbs. Continue to saute for another 10 minutes.
3) Combine with cous cous, and enjoy!

Green Curry Stuffed Peppers

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  • 3 large, green bell peppers
  • 1C brown rice
  • 1C chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 block tofu, chopped into small cubes
  • 1C Trader Joe’s Thai Green Curry Sauce (or other type of curry sauce)

1) Cook the rice, then stir in sauce, spinach and tofu cubes.
2) Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds, then stuff with the rice mixture.
3) Bake at 350 for one hour, enjoy! I garnished mine with avocado.

Happy Herbivore’s spicy mustard chickpeas will change your life. I seriously recommend grabbing her newest cook book, Happy Herbivore Abroad.

Happy Herbivore’s spicy mustard chickpeas will change your life. I seriously recommend grabbing her newest cook book, Happy Herbivore Abroad.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

imageMaking your own sweet potato chips is EXTREMELY easy.

  • 1-2 large sweet potatoes
  • a little olive oil
  • some salt
  • cinnamon (optional)

Thinly slice your potatoes, a mandoline works best but you can slice them by hand too. Toss them in a bowl with olive oil, salt and cinnamon. Lay them out on a baking dish and bake at 425 for 25ish minutes. Check and shake the pan every ten minutes to make sure they don’t burn.

Mashed Cauliflower with Chives

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  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • handful of fresh chives, chopped
  • 1-2T olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • buttery spread or margarine, if desired

1) Steam cauliflower until mashable. You can’t over steam it, so when in doubt just let it sit.
2) Blend either in a food processor or blender, or mash by hand. Either way works fine.
3) Pour in olive oil, chives, salt and pepper. Whip with a fork.

Enjoy!