Veggie Blood Soup

Veggie Blood Soup

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Soup, Vegan 0 Comments

A Halloween inspired vegetable soup with spooky blood red broth, made from infusing spices and roasted vegetables. No stirring, no checking, no worrying, just a no-fail way to make a flavor infused soup in 45 minutes. This recipe was created on a lazy rainy day, we simply steeped herbs and spices and made a flavorful broth. Then we roughly cut vegetables, dry …

Simple Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 7 Comments

Crisp and crunchy sour dill pickles, lacto-fermented in a salt brine with spices and herbs. In the end these pickles will be loaded with beneficial probiotic, lactobacillus, hence the name lacto-fermented. Probiotic pills/capsules can get expensive. Making your own fermented foods is much cheaper, and lacto-fermented pickles have 100 times more probiotics than a pill! I started making pickles in 2012, shortly …

Pak Dong Mixin’ Meal Bowl

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Vegan 0 Comments

A quick and easy hearty bowl of rice, greens, herbs, spices and fermented veggies. Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy pickled cabbage and carrot. It’s juices make the perfect dressing and the sweet and spicy vegetables are the perfect texture, nice and crunchy. Every 1-2 months I make a gallon of pak dong for easy lunches and dinners. My …

Veggie Pasta Salad with Herb Infused Dressing

Veggie Pasta Salad | Herb Infused Dressing

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Dinner, No Tools Needed, Vegan 0 Comments

Veggies and noodles smothered in an herb infused oil and vinegar dressing. Feast for the whole week and have packed lunches to go with this veggie pasta salad; featuring beets, cucumbers, bell peppers, broccoli and red onions. The herb infused dressing is one of my favorite additions, adding healthy omega fatty acids and numerous benefits from all the spices and …

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Tea

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Drinks, Herbal Tea, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy 0 Comments

There is nothing like a refreshingly cold sweet tea in the summer time, especially when it tastes like lemons and raspberries! This tea is made with raspberry leaf, lemongrass, rooibos; and if you really need it, coconut sugar. I also like to mix in fresh raspberries and lemon, for an extra burst of flavor. This is one of the easiest summer teas …

Raw Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Raw Vegan Stuffed Peppers | Nacho Cashew Cheese

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Cheese, Detox, Gluten Free, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

A simple stuffed pepper filled with a cucumber radish salad and topped with raw vegan nacho cashew cheese. Together they create a harmonious texture and taste that is sweet, spicy and herbaceous. These raw vegan stuffed peppers are the perfect simple lunches, one that you can take with you to work, and one that you don’t need to warm up. The filling …

Taco Salad with Raw Vegan Taco Meat

Vegan Taco Salad

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Raw Vegan, Vegan 2 Comments

This taco salad has 4 easy components; brown rice, raw vegan taco meat, salsa fresca, and a sorrel garlic ramp guacamole. This is not your average taco salad, the taco “meat” is made from seeds, veggies and nuts. It’s the perfect summer salad with light ingredients, so you feel full without feeling weighted.  When I am detoxing in the spring …

Sunchoke Sesame Seed Crackers

Sunchoke Sesame Seed Crackers | Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free

Amanda Nicole Smith Dehydrated, Detox, Gluten Free, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 0 Comments

These simple raw vegan, gluten-free and nut-free crackers are made from sunchokes, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, red pepper flakes, scallions, and sea salt. Together they create a cracker with a spicy kick and a nutty background from the sesame seeds. Sunchoke, also known as Jerusalem artichoke, is the perfect cracker base because it is starchy and a little sweet. They …

Spring Sprout Salad | Ginger Garlic Dressing

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Gluten Free, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Sauce, Sprouted, Vegan 0 Comments

This sprout salad is made from sprouted mung beans, shredded carrot, bell pepper, and cilantro. It is then married to a ginger garlic dressing with an immersion of sweet, spicy and tangy. This salad and dressing is crispy, juicy and full of flavor, with every bite comes and explosion of texture and flavor.  Spring is finally here and I have …