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Southwest Inspired Vegan Salad!

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This is one of my favorite salads to make right now…

…because it has the perfect flavors for this time of year, it is low fat, and easy to make high carb (piled on top a heap of quinoa, sweet potatoes or rice), and it tastes SO good! Most of the ingredients are fresh from my local farmers market including the salsa I added to the dressing, nothing beats homemade salsa!

First, what are southwest flavors?

In foods they are:  Corn, beans, tomatoes, squash, jicama, sweet peppers, chile peppers (fresh and dried), lime, garlic, onion, avacado and rice. (To name a few).
In spices they are:  Cumin, Cilantro, chili powder, oregano, and paprika.
You get the idea…

Here is an delicious example of a salad I can’t get enough of and the key is it’s homemade dressing.

Tip: Blending veggies into your dressings is a great way to get amazing flavor and it creates an abundant sauce that covers each veggie without a bunch of oil or other additives.

This salad has:
1 head of red leaf lettuce
Fresh corn off the cob
Can of organic pinto beans
Cucumbers
Carrots
Red Peppers
Tomatoes

Dressing:
(Place all ingredients in your food processor, blend and pour over above ingredients, then shake together)
Handful of cilantro
3 or 4 radishes
Handful of cherry tomatoes
1/4 a red bell pepper
Half a lemon or lime
Half an avocado
A few tablespoons of fresh chipotle salsa
Dash of cumin, paprika, red pepper
Topped with a sprinkle of hemp seeds

Enjoy!

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Boring Spaghetti? Never Again! 5 Ways to Rev up Your Pasta

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Veggie and Brown Rice Pasta

Boring spaghetti? I don’t think so!!

No matter if you use a store bought base or if you make your own, you never have to have dull pasta again! Here are 5 tricks to revving up your pasta dish.

1. Add veggies! I ALWAYS add sautéed veggies to my spaghetti, start off with some garlic and red pepper flakes, add in red peppers, shredded carrot, zucchini, and finally spinach! Next, add your organic low salt/low oil red sauce or make your own using fresh tomatoes, tomato paste or a can of organic fire roasted tomatoes!!

Tip

  • Spinach is a great natural source of sodium so it adds the perfect amount of salty flavor to your pasta.
  • Shredding carrots into your sauce is a trick to give your sauce that sweet flavor instead of using sugar, fresh corn also works.

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