Vegan Tuna Goddess Salad

This is hands down the best sandwich I ever made! Combining the flavors of goddess sauce with a Mediterranean twist, and the texture of chickpeas and artichokes, this tastes and feels amazingly like a delicious tuna salad. It hits all the right notes and makes for a super practical, power-packed lunch option.

I am using my vegan cheddar cheese spread (recipe here) at the bottom of sandwich but feel free to use any vegan cream cheese or mayo.

Here is the fill recipe:

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Fennel and Grain Salad

A wholesome grain and quinoa mix, combined with fragrant and flavorful fennel, along with roasted pine nuts and a simple vinaigrette. This one delivers a nice nutritional balance with a load of superfood content; lots of protein, supported by complex carbs and a bit of healthy oils.

This salad has been the theme of this week for me and I have been keeping a steady supply of it in the fridge. I really love the texture and the complex, playful flavor. Oh and it is just as good cold, served right out of the fridge. Definitely a winner for me. The recipe is here:

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Asian Noodle Salad with Maple Glazed Tofu Steaks

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This powerfully delicious and nutritionally balanced bowl of goodness was as simple to make as adding a bit of carb and protein to an already yummy salad, thanks to the Earthbound Farm Asian Chopped Salad Kit . The salad already came with a fresh mix of organic kale, lettuce, cabbage, carrots and cilantro, along with a vegan tahini dressing, sunflower seeds and crunchy toppings.

Most of you in the US are already familiar with the Earthbound Farm as their fresh organic greens are widely available in the grocery stores. I love that they started out so small, with 2.5 acres of farmland in the Carmel Valley of California, and they grew big through their big commitment to organic farming.

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Threesome Protein Salad

Threesome Protein Salad

Threesome protein salad with quinoa, brown rice and green lentils; a delicious and satisfying powerhouse of protein and fiber.

We have been gradually increasing our workout intensity as a family. Starting with a foundation of yoga and cardio, we added rock climbing and calisthenics elements. As overhyped as the protein argument is, we needed to increase the quantity accordingly.

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Falafelled Sweet Potato Salad

Falafelled Sweet Potato Salad
I often crave creaminess in dressings and dips, but I am no longer willing to tolerate the cholesterol-laden egg and milk based ingredients that are typically in those types of products. Essentially, I want the flavor and the velvety feel without the consequences that go along with over-processed spreads and dressings. So I’m constantly on the lookout for healthier, vegan-friendly products that offer that same type of texture and taste. This is why I was super excited to partner with Best FoodsFeedFeed to create a new recipe.
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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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Noodle Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Noodle Salad with Pine Nuts
Noodle salads are great and filling and everybody loves them with no exceptions whatsoever. We all know that and let’s not dwell on that. But let’s do dwell on the game changer that is the toasted pine nuts. They transform the noodle salad into a whole new experience with that unique texture and fragrant nuttiness. And let’s also acknowledge the dressing here which is very lively and pungent with an Asian feeling.  Here is the recipe:
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