Who said salads are sides! This delicious bean salad packs some serious punch and is the perfect fuel for lunch or dinner. You won't want to waste this gem, if you don't use it all up - Freeze it!
3 15 oz. cans organic chick peas, drained and rinsed
3-4 Tbsp Moroccan pesto (see recipe below)
The juice of one lemon
1/2 cucumber, sliced and quartered
1/4-1/2 cup diced red onion
1 small red bell pepper, diced small
7-8 yellow cherry tomatoes, quartered
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
Himalayan salt, to taste
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Toss all the ingredients together and enjoy!
2.5 oz. fresh basil leaves, gently chopped
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, loosely chopped
2.5 oz. mint leaves, gently chopped
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (you can substitute with pinenuts, cashews, walnuts, or sunflower seeds)
2-4 cloves smashed garlic cloves
The juice of one lemon
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (you can substitute with nutritional yeast flakes for a vegan sauce)
1-2 tsp Himalayan salt
1-2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
A pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2-3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
In a food processor, combine seeds, garlic cloves, parmesan, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, if using. Pulse until combined. Add mint leaves and lemon juice. Cover and process on low. Slowly add oil as the processor runs. Stop and scrape the sides periodically. Blend until it begins to smooth out. Taste, and add more salt or pepper if necessary.
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to stick to our diet goals. These chocolate truffles are packed with the natural goodness of nuts and seeds and sweetened with dates, making them the perfect, healthy contribution to any party spread or even just a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up.