Step 1) Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, breaking them up with a spoon, for 9 minutes.
Step 2) Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Stir in the sweet potatoes, kale, lentils, thyme, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer until the lentils are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 20 minutes and drained
¾ cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp thyme
2 garlic cloves
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tbsp light miso paste (optional – look for unpasteurized miso)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
Combine ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve with a sprinkle of fresh basil or parsley.
Serve with Zucchini Noodles or Healthy Pasta of choice.
• 1/3 cup raw cashews
• 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 medium onion, diced
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch pieces
• 1 (14oz.) can light coconut milk or non dairy milk
• 2 tablespoons curry powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
• 1 teaspoon raw cane sugar (optional) I tend to skip this
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• Pink salt, to taste
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, parley or scallions for garnish
Put the cashews in a blender with 3/4 cup water and blend for 2 minutes until smooth + creamy.
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat.
Add the onion and saute until golden.
Quickly add the garlic and stir for one minute.
Add the cauliflower, coconut milk, cashew milk, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and salt as needed.
Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.
Blend the soup with a hand blender (carefully)
Makes 6 - 8 Burgers
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 1/4 teaspoons Pink Himalayan salt
1 carrot, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 red onion, diced
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
You bake oat 350 till golden brown or fry in avocado or coconut oil until desired crunch is achieved
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