The title of this recipe alone is delicious. I mean if a recipe has 'heavenly' in the title, you know it's going to be amazing. RDN, vegan, crossfit enthusiast and awesome human Ashley Kitchen shared this great recipe straight from her kitchen PLUS a great article. Devour both!
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In a medium sized saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce to a low simmer and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. The balsamic should reduce to about 1/3 cup (it will coat the spoon when it's done).
In the meantime, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Lightly butter one side of each of the 4 slices of bread (toast bread in toaster if oil-free) and place bread butter-side-down in the skillet. Grill until bread is lightly browned. Remove bread from heat and set aside.
In the same skillet on medium heat, add hempeh slices. Cook for two minutes on each side.
Place hempeh on non-buttered sides of bread. Add tomato and avocado slices.
Drizzle with a spoonful of balsamic reduction and top with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt and fresh-cracked black pepper to taste.
Slice sandwiches in half and enjoy.
I recently discovered that chronically low calcium intake had been negatively impacting my yoga practice and overall pain levels for months. One thing lead to the next and I started figuring out ways to regularly incorporate calcium rich foods into my meals and snacks without consuming a ton of dairy. Dairy and I’s relationship is the textbook definition of toxic: I love dairy. Dairy doesn’t love me back.
For good measure, and because I have a 26 year history of skeletal woes, I started taking a plant based calcium supplement and trying out a variety of calcium rich recipes. I also compromised by getting some fortified coconut milk to splash in my coffee every morning in addition to the canned version I love with two whole ingredients in it: organic coconut and filtered water. Who doesn’t love a brief ingredient panel? I know I found an even deeper appreciation for that simplicity after reading 8 different brands of coconut milk only to discover there was one 1 that didn’t have added sugar or nasty carrageenan.
Truly great food comes from taking a few, simple ingredients and combining them in a way that lets the food speak for itself. Cucumbers, pistachios and dill are all classic ingredients that please a crowd. Not to mention they’re loaded with nutrition. Up the game with pumpkin seeds, parsley and extra virgin olive oil and you have a recipe for delicious success.
I love to bring these herbed pistachio crumble stuffed cucumbers to parties. That’s partially due to be raised to bring the host a gift and to make sure there is something I can eat at the party. Life hack: woo your host and circumvent eating food that’ll undo your health progress by bringing a healthy dish of you own. This is particularly helpful when you’re focusing on eating well and/or have a food sensitivity.
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Sometimes inspiration strikes and cold weather has a funny way of inspiring soup. Wanting a creamy, but healthy soup I decided to roast up some sweet potatoes on hand and make soup that was both warm in temperature and in spice. This one has a kick to it!
Both the sweet potato skins and the spices in this recipe are loaded with iron, in addition to loads of nutrients. The sweet potato itself is brimming with beta carotene, the precursor our body makes vitamin A out of, for healthy skin and immune system. Sweet potatoes and onions are also a great source of potassium. As a whole this recipe is absolutely loaded with nutrients to have you feeling great inside and out.
Because the sweet potatoes take an hour to cook all the way through, this recipe is a good one for being able to prep and clean up the majority of it while they do that. You could also bake them the night before or earlier in the day.
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