If you have heard of nice cream, you are going to love this! For those of you have not, nice cream is essentially a non-dairy ice cream made by freezing bananas and blending them. It is probably the best snack to enjoy on a hot day, after dinner for dessert, or even after a workout. Either way, the options are endless on when you can enjoy this cool blue nice cream bowl! To get this color, I added a natural butterfly pea supercolor powder by Suncore foods. They have tons of amazing powders that can give your foods a natural color boost with added nutrients and benefits. This bowl was topped with banana, dried apricots, and strawberries. Its super simple and a tasty snack to try!
Roasted garlic is one of those ingredients that can elevate your recipes, bringing tons of depth to your meals. This amazing ingredient also has tons of benefits to your health, like working as an anti-inflammatory, boosting overall immunity and has antibacterial properties.
1 garlic bulb, remove excess skinand cut 1/4” from top
1/2 tsp. avocado oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Drizzle with olive oil, salt, cover with tin foil, and place in the oven.
Bake for 45-48 minutes until garlic cloves are soft and slightly brown.
Serve either smashed on bread or mixed into butter, pastas, or other recipes.
Chef’s tip: If you are short on time, you can individually take out the garlic cloves from the head. Just be sure to keep an eye on them so they do not burn.
Let’s end the spring roll vs. egg roll debate — right here, right now.
Aside from being the eggless option, there are so many reasons why spring rolls are the clear winner. The edible wrapper used encase all the delicious veggie insides are thin, which allows for maximum crispiness. A thin wrapper also means they don’t get overly saturated with oil while frying. But what makes THESE spring rolls champions in particular is that they come with a homemade elderberry-plum sauce recipe. BONUS! It’s sweet, savory and healthy, too.
Finding subtle ways to add immune-boosting support to your food is simple and gets the job done. Sambucol’s Elderberry Syrup is rich in vitamins A, B and C and provides my immune system support to help me stay healthy throughout the year. When making this recipe, make sure to add the Sambucol syrup at the end of the cooking process to retain maximum nutritional benefits.
In a sauce pan on a medium-low heat, cook sauce for 25-30 minutes and then use an immersion blender to smooth the sauce.
Lightly toast seasoning mixture in a pan over medium-high heat and place into a cheese cloth sachet. Place the sachet into the sauce and cook on low for 20 minutes, removing the satchet once done. Add the Sambucol syrup once cool to retain maximum health benefits.
Allow sauce to cool before serving.
In a frying pan on medium-low heat, sauté the cabbage, green onion, garlic, ginger, shredded carrot, tamari, and rice wine vinegar with the vegetable broth to prevent sticking. Cook for 3-5 minutes and allow to cool. Add sesame oil at the end and stir it in.
Fill each wrapper with 2 tablespoons of filling, folding in from the sides and rolling the wrappers tight. Wrap a strip of green onion around and tie it. Cut off any excess green onion.
Heat the oil to 325 degrees F and carefully add the spring rolls until golden brown, roughly 2-3 minutes.
Serve immediately with Plum–elderberry sauce.
Chef’s tip: Slightly blanch the green onion strips in boiling water for a few seconds. This will help make it easier to tie the spring rolls.
Most sangria recipes are one-dimensional and suffer from too much added sugar. This easy slow-cooker and watermelon-centric version features artisanal brandy, rose and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as watermelon-infused kombucha, which is naturally low in sugar and effervescent. Big Easy Bucha is handcrafted in New Orleans and certified vegan, plus their sugar content tends to be some of the lowest on the market among kombuchas, and the craft Brandy is also made in the U.S.
Per serving: 140 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 10 g carbs, 2g fiber, 17 g sugar, 50 or less mg sodium, 0g protein
1 bottle rosé 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc 1 cup pomegranate juice (100% juice) 1 cup Copper & Kings brandy, divided 1/4 cup triple sec 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into cubes 3 limes, cut into wheels 1 orange thinly sliced 2 bottles Big Easy Bucha Melon Magic Kombucha, infused with watermelon
Pour rose, pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup brandy, and triple sec in a slow cooker. Turn on low and let flavors combine for 2 hours.
In the meantime, prep watermelon cubes and transfer to a glass pitcher. Cover watermelon chunks with brandy and white wine and chill in fridge, covered.
Once slow cooker is finished, transfer liquid to a heat-safe glass container and allow to come to room temperature. Add to watermelon and white wine mixture. Add limes and refrigerate.
Before serving, add Melon Magic kombucha.
Chef’s tip: Add lime slices right before serving and gently stir in the kombucha for a slight effervescence.
Family owned and operated, Big Easy Bucha is New Orleans’ original artisanal, probiotic-packed kombucha, infused with the unique fruits and florals of the Southeastern USA.
Time to heat up the broiler and get these peppers charred! Sometimes side dishes or appetizers are best when they are simple and minimal, like this recipe. These Shishito peppers may be simple but they pack a ton of flavor! Paired with a homemade vegan garlic aioli, this appetizer will become the new crowd pleaser in your house. Give it a god and let me know what you think, I guarantee it to be a huge hit!
The best meatless meatballs using SunFlower Family sunflower haché. The haché was infused with Asian seasonings and paired with a homemade sweet-and-spicy pepper glaze. For the sauce, I used my homegrown scotch bonnet and ghost peppers, which really kicked it up a notch. For some added flavor, make sure to use some leftover Vietnamese Pho Broth, I promise its much better than vegetable broth.
In a small bowl, soak the haché with roughly 1/4 cup of water (just until moistened); Do not over soak.
In a larger mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the “meatballs” well mixed.
In an air-fryer (or oven) set the meatless meatballs in an even layer and cook at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
In a sauce pan on medium-high heat, add the minced scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, onion, rice vinegar, tamari, brown sugar, tomato paste, ginger, pinch of salt and pepper, cornstarch mixture, and veggie broth. Stir until smooth and sauce has thickened.
Once “meatballs” are finished, place onto a serving dish and drizzle the sauce over each.
Chef’s tip: You can sauté the onions prior to making the “meatball” mixture for added flavor.
You guys are going to flip over this recipe! These ultimate sweet potato fries were made using my air-fryer, giving them the perfect crunch. These are going to be a new fan favorite in your house, so be prepared! Whether you are looking for a new side dish or just a quick and simple snack, these are them.
This asian-style marinated bok choy is a household favorite and goes perfect in this Vietnamese Pho Broth. Bok choy, or also known as Chinese cabbage, can be prepared in many different ways, one of the best being charred in a wok. Filled with lots of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B, and vitamins K to name a few, this side dish is highly nutritional and simple to make.
What’s a thanksgiving meal without the candied yams and marshmallows? Plant-based that is! Being one of those must have dishes on most tables, this one-pot-stop recipe is probably the easiest to make during the holidays. My secret addition for the best candied yams is adding diced carrots which go perfect with those Fall spices. Once you get these gems in the oven, you’ll understand why these are an essential part to any holiday feast.
Bring this light and fresh Pomegranate-Feta Salad with sliced pears to any party and watch it disap-pear! Dark leafy greens always make for the healthiest salad, especially when adding other vibrant fruits and vegetables. It’s super easy to toss together and makes for the perfect side dish for any meal.
In a small mason jar, combine all of the dressing ingredients and shake until combined; Set aside.
Using a small skillet on medium heat, add the pecans and sugar. Melt the sugar until it coats the pecans and turns to a syrup-like consistency. Place pecans onto a parchment lined baking sheet to cool. Be sure to separate them as the cool, otherwise they will stick together.
On a plate or bowl, place the lettuce and top with onions, feta, pears, and pomegranate seeds.
Drizzle dressing before serving and enjoy.
Chef’s tip: Add a dash of maple syrup to the dressing to sweeten it up!