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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

Spring Sprout Salad | Ginger Garlic Dressing

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Gluten Free, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Sauce, Sprouted, Vegan Leave a Comment

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 …

Chunky garlic and herb hummus

Chunky Hummus | Garlic & Herb

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Sprouted, Vegan Leave a Comment

Whole chickpeas mixed with fresh garlic, sesame seeds, shallot and fresh aromatic herbs. This is an Italian influenced hummus, inspired by Nicole from Two Acre Farms.  Nicole introduced this gem of a recipe around Super Bowl, since then I have had the urge to recreate it. This is a little different from Nicole’s but still seriously tasty and full of flavor! …

Portobello Fajitas with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Portobello Fajita with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Amanda Nicole Smith Dinner, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Sauce, Vegan Leave a Comment

Juicy portobello mushrooms strips marinated in tamari, chili powder, cumin, and turmeric alongside red onions and bell pepper. Drizzled on top is a fresh cilantro garlic sauce made from not only cilantro and garlic but also pea shoots, arugula, lemon and lime, a winning combination right there! Both the portobello fajitas and cilantro garlic sauce are really quick and easy vegan …

Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Clusters

Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Clusters

Amanda Nicole Smith Dessert, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan Leave a Comment

Raw vegan chocolate nut clusters made primarily from golden cacao butter and cacao powder. Raw chocolate also known as cacao is the most divine chocolate you will ever eat. Cacao butter is solid at room temperature and melts in your mouth as soon as it touches your tongue. With no dairy, no butter and virtually no sugar, this candy is straight chocolate …

Sweet Herbal Tea Recipe

Relief | Sweet Herbal Tea

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Drinks, Herbal Tea, Hot Drinks, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy Leave a Comment

This relaxing herbal tea is my go to tea after a long day of work, made with chamomile, raspberry leaf, dandelion and white willow. These herbs help to sooth sore muscles, relax your body and overall make you feel relieved. Every time I drink this teas I sigh in relief for yet another successful and productive day. Relief is not the …