Pom Pom Mushroom Sushi

Vegan Sushi with Pom Pom Mushrooms

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Vegan 0 Comments

Pom Pom mushrooms are the crab meat of mushrooms, which is why they’re the perfect mushrooms for vegan sushi. They may be hard to come by, but if your lucky you may have a farmer that specializes in mushrooms at your local farmers marker. I got these mushrooms from The Mushroom Stand at Central Farmers Market in Bethesda Maryland. I highly …

Vegetable Miso Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

amandanicolesmith Appetizer, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Soup, Vegan 0 Comments

A winter vegetable miso soup with carrots, parsnip, celeriac, garlic, onions and nori. The miso broth mixed with veggies creates a new flavorful spin on a classic soup.  Lately I have been studying a lot about the effects of high estrogen foods, such as soy or tofu, and hormone imbalances. So with that being said I tend to stay away from eating too much …

Sprouted Bean Veggie Chili

Sprouted Bean Chili for Optimal Digestion

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Sprouted, Vegan 0 Comments

A chunky veggie chili made with sprouted beans and fresh spices and herbs for optimal digestion. Hearty kidney beans, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, celeriac, parsnip, onion, ginger and garlic make up this warming comforting bowl of chili. If that’s not already enough flavor, we pack it with even more punch from chili powder, paprika, fennel, fenugreek, bay leaves, curry leaves and …

Zoodles, Marinara, & Veggie Balls

Zoodles, Marinara & Veggie Balls

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

A wholesome raw vegan dinner featuring zucchini noodles aka zoodles, simple marinara sauce, and veggie balls aka mock meatballs. Rich with flavor and hearty texture, it’s hard not to love this recreated raw Italian dinner. The mock meatballs are made from meaty sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin seeds, flax seed, red bell pepper, and flavors such as onion, garlic, basil, cumin, and …

Country Rice, Veggies & Gravy

Country Rice, Veggies & Chia Seed Gravy

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Nut-Free, Quick & Easy, Sauce, Vegan 0 Comments

A hearty savory country rice bowl mixed with peas, carrots, potatoes, corn, bell pepper, onions and fennel; smothered in a herbaceous raw vegan chia seed gravy. This is a dinner for the days where you need a quick and easy healthy meal that is full of flavor! My idea of a healthy dinner is one with a whole grain, lots of veggies, …

Curry Basil Coleslaw

Curry Basil Coleslaw | Vegan

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Vegan 0 Comments

Curry basil coleslaw made with vegan mayo, carrots, scallions, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, spring green garlic, basil and flavorful spices. I wanted to give new life to an old favorite. The hint of curry, along with the basil and coconut sugar really transforms this classic into something new and fresh. We all know coleslaw is the perfect BBQ companion, usually made the day …

Purple Pak Dong

Purple Pak Dong

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy cabbage, carrot and spice ferment. Purple pak dong is a twist on the original pak dong inspired by Puckers Gourmet.  If you like a crunchy, deep earthy spice, you’ll really like this new combination. If you like a sweeter and slightly softer combination, you’ll like the original better. The best way to eat pak dong, for me …

Roasted Winter Veggie Bowl

Roasted Winter Veggies with Sweet Potato Carrot Sauce

Amanda Nicole Smith Lunch, Sauce, Vegan 0 Comments

There’s nothing better than roasted root veggies in the wintertime. More specifically sweet potato, carrot, rutabaga, and watermelon radish smothered in a creamy roasted sweet potato carrot sauce . Roasted vegetables always make great winter lunches, simply because it’s warm, easy to make and filling. They also help fulfill our craving for sweets, and as you know, limiting sugar helps our immune …

Fresh Spring Rolls

Fresh Spring Rolls | Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Sauce, Vegan 0 Comments

Fresh spring rolls made from cabbage, carrots, celeriac, romaine lettuce, and brown rice paper, dunked in a peanut butter dipping sauce. So simple and so tasty! Maybe I should call these winter rolls, since I’m predominately using winter vegetables. 😉 In the summer I’ll use red bell pepper, cucumber, carrots, radish and/or sprouts. There are so many spring roll variations, …