Artichoke Hummus

Artichoke hummus is absolutely one of my favorite variations on this super versatile and nutritious spread. I am a big fan of artichokes themselves and I was curious to see if any of that flavor would carry into a hummus. It took me by surprise just how amazing it turned out to be! The artichoke flavor is definitely there but not overwhelming, perfectly complementing the rich, earthy, slightly sour and wholly satisfying taste profile. The recipe is below.
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Red Bell Pepper Tomato Sauce with White Beans

This is a very easy and delicious way to whip up a versatile, nutritious sauce that works amazingly well over spaghetti or toasts, or in sandwiches. White beans do a fantastic job at absorbing and delivering a deep, warming umami flavor along with a heap of protein and fiber. The recipe is below:

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The Ultimate Savory Cashew Sauce

The Ultimate Savory Cashew Sauce

Sauces serve the purpose of turning bland into edible. But some sauces go further and turn everything they touch into magical. This is one of them!

The sauce uses raw cashews and plant milk as the base components. And it features a fantastic flavor profile with ginger, apple cider vinegar, mustard and nutritional yeast. It has a lot of savory depth and warmth with a wonderfully creamy, satisfying texture. It was an instant hit in our house. Eating healthy and feeling satisfied at the same time is priceless.

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Chickpea Caesar Salad

Chickpea Caesar Salad

After my latest goddess dressing obsession, I wanted to go back and try making a vegan caesar sauce because I saw this Quinoa Chickpea Caesar Salad by The Full Helping and I simply had to try. I loved how she seasoned the chickpeas and developed a caesar sauce using white miso! I was not disappointed, to say the least. This is one delicious, full flavored combination.

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Goddess Dressing

Sprouted Clean Protein Salad

This dressing is a game changer. Move over ranch, the goddess has arrived! I have been tasting this goddess sauce here and there over my salads, over tofu, over whatever I could  find really. The food itself have started becoming an excuse for the sauce so I thought it was time to come up with a home-made version that is fresh, and made up of good stuff. By the way, if you haven’t been using tahini as a standard pantry item, it is time to start now. No point resisting.

Also, what I used the dressing for in this picture is I think quite noteworthy. It is a sprouted clean protein salad. I sprout a mix of quinoa, mung beans and green lentils for 3 days, just soaked in water. It is super fun to eat the sprouts as is but optionally you can toast them in a pan lightly coated with olive oil for a few minutes. I use this sprouted mix in everything these days. So incredibly tasty and I know I am getting my clean, complete protein every day, not to mention all the fiber and super nutrients.

#vegan #mungbeans #quinoa #greenlentil #salad #dressing

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Miso Cauliflower Dip

Miso Cauliflower Dip

Miso has a way of completely surrounding you with a deep, pungent umami flavor and I can’t have enough of it. And it turns out, miso pairs so well with the mild, creamy, nutty flavor of the cauliflower. I keep making this recipe as a crowd-pleaser warm-serve dip, or as a nutritious pasta sauce, or as a topping for open-faced sandwiches. Give it a go and I am sure you will find many more ways to enjoy this easy and versatile dish. The recipe is below.

#vegan #miso #cauliflower

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Creamy Cashew Spread with Fresh Herbs

cashew-cream-spread[Guest post by Debra from Vegelicious Kitchen, also on insta @vegeliciouskitchen]

So, I guess I could call this recipe “cashew cream cheese” but it’s not cream cheese. Sometimes I think when recipes are vegan and they resemble the look and creaminess of a cream cheese, for example, that’s what the recipe ends up being called. But, I think that can be putting expectations on a recipe that aren’t realistic.

Not that in any way am I saying it’s not a good recipe, it’s just different than dairy cream cheese.Yes, this recipe for Herb Cashew Spread is really creamy and yes it is filled with fresh chopped herbs and yes it does look like a dairy cream cheese spread, but it’s not cheese. It’s its own unique thing – a spread made with nuts and fresh herbs – delicious and nutritious!

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