Sweet Potato Chana Masala

Sweet Potato Chana Masala | Vegan

Amanda Nicole Smith Dinner, Sauce, Sprouted, Vegan Leave a Comment

Creamy sweet potato tomato sauce, with tender sprouted and slow-cooked chickpeas; over a bed of rice and sprinkled with fresh herbs. The sauce is extremely flavorful and filled with spices such as ginger, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, garlic, onion, paprika, cayenne, and more! Chana masala is a classic chickpea dish in a creamy tomato sauce, and there are thousands of different …

Curry Basil Coleslaw

Curry Basil Coleslaw | Vegan

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Vegan Leave a Comment

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 2 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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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, …

Raw Vegan Nut Free Taco Meat

Raw Vegan Taco Meat | Nut-free

Amanda Nicole Smith Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut-Free, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan Leave a Comment

A simple nut-free raw vegan taco meat, made from basic ingredients; sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, carrots and a bunch of spices. I know a lot of you out there suffer from some kind of nut allergy, so this one is for you guys, and anyone else who is tired of nuts and their expensiveness. Raw vegan burritos is one of our core weekly …

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

Amanda Nicole Smith Dinner, Soup, Vegan Leave a Comment

Fresh homemade tomato soup made from hydroponic tomatoes, celery, onion, garlic, and herbs. One of my favorite childhood memories in frigid upstate NY is hot bowls of  tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on a cold winter day.  Thank heavens for greenhouses and hydroponic farmers, without them fresh local tomatoes in the winter would be nearly impossible to find. Of course you can …

Fermented Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Dinner, Lunch, Raw Vegan, Vegan 8 Comments

A flavorful sweet and sour sauce made from vegetables and spices, poured over cauliflower and fermented for a few days. If you love fermented foods and sweet and sour sauce, you’ll love fermented sweet and sour sauce! This ferment, along with fermented veggie chili, are my new favorite ways to get more probiotics in my system. These ferments are so flavorful, you can barely taste that …

Quick & Easy Vegetable Broth

Veggie Tea Broth

Amanda Nicole Smith No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Soup, Vegan Leave a Comment

Shredded veggies, spices and herbs steeped like tea to create a quick and flavorful vegetable broth. For those moments you realize you have no veggie broth and you don’t have 4 hours to make some. This vegetable broth is also an easy replacement for store-bought broth. In my opinion “tea broth” is good enough to drink by itself, I was …