Lunch / Dinner

Curried Chickpea Salad & Rosemary Potatoes

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Now onto these side dishes!


Thanksgiving is in 4 days! Here are 2 healthy & delicious side dishes that everyone can eat 🙂

They are:

  • vegan
  • gluten-free
  • nut-free

Curried Chickpea Salad

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2, 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 c grated carrots
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 3 T tahini
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 T ACV
  • 1/2 T liquid aminos
  • 1/2 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp cumin


  1. Add your chickpeas, carrots & cranberries to a large bowl.
  2. Add your sauce ingredients to a small bowl & whisk until combined.
  3. Pour your sauce onto your chickpea mixture & mix everything together with a fork. Cover & refrigerate. Enjoy!

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Rosemary Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1.5 lb small red potatoes
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1.5 tsp rosemary leaves, finely crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 10 large brussels sprouts
  • ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. Rinse your potatoes. Line a baking sheet with a silpat and spread your potatoes onto the sheet.
  3. Melt your coconut oil and pour on top of your potatoes.
  4. Immediately, while the coconut oil is still hot, sprinkle onto your potatoes the paprika, rosemary, garlic and salt.
  5. Mix everything together on the sheet with your hands or a spoon.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  7. While that is baking, slice your brussels sprouts into halves or thirds.
  8. With 12 minutes left of the potatoes baking, remove your sheet from the oven. Add your brussels sprouts. Grind fresh pepper across the sheet and mix everything together once more with a spoon.
  9. Place back into the oven and allow to finish baking the last 12 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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Happy Thanksgiving!






Breakfast · Snack

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal


Lately I’ve been trying to keep in mind that I shouldn’t judge ones food choices just like I wouldn’t want someone to judge mine. While I wish that no one would eat meat, I shouldn’t think critically of others opinions.

My hopes are to inspire others to eat less meat & more plants for their own health & for the environment.

So today I just want to remind people to keep in mind a little SOUL (Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed & Local foods) in order to respect & love our bodies & our planet.

Below I am going to share my recipe for Carrot-Cake Baked Oatmeal Bars that I made this past weekend. See if you can incorporate some soul into it! Can you find local & organic oats & carrots at the Farmers Market? Can you use pure maple syrup that isn’t processed or combined with unnatural ingredients? Can you find any seasonal fruits that you may want to add to the mixture?

Can you share your veggies with anyone? ~ pets included 🙂


Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 c rolled oats (gluten-free is necessary)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt


Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c lightly packed shredded carrots (I used colorshed/ rainbow shredded carrots)
  • 2 1/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/3 c pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 T freshly grated ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)img_2228
Optional Fold Ins:
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c chopped walnut halves
  • Seasonal Fruit/berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly spray a 9×9 (or similar size) baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients.
  4. In a medium sized bowl whisk together all wet ingredients.
  5. Pour wet into dry & stir until combined.
  6. Fold in cranberries, walnuts or some seasonal fruits if desired.
  7. Pour mixture into your prepared dish.
  8. Smooth with a spoon & press down on the oatmeal with the spoon (or your hand) so the oats sink into the milk.
  9. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until lightly golden along the edges.
  10. Allow to cool before serving. Leftovers keep for about 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge or longer in the freezer. Enjoy!

Have you been to your local Farmers’ Market this summer?!