How was your month? Did you do anything exciting? Ours was a bit rainy, cold, and quiet here in Portland. We’re definitely feeling winter over here, and are mostly indoors, hoping and waiting for spring. I hope it comes early again like it did last year (fingers crossed).
Alright! On with our end of month post where we recap everything we made, what we’re into, and give you a peek at what’s ahead for February. Let’s get started with eats!
1. Blood Orange Green Smoothie // 2. Chickpea Shawarma Salad // 3. Vegan Papaya Salad // 4. Mediterranean Lentil Dip // 5. Coconut Papaya Smoothie // 6. Mushroom & Leek Risotto (Vegan + GF) // 7. Orange Almond Biscotti // 8. Toasted Coconut Baked Oatmeal // 9. Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower // 10. Toasted Coconut Pancakes // 11. 5-Minute Vegan Caesar Dressing // 12. Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wraps // 13. Greek Guacamole
Bonus Recipe //
Did you hear?! We’re giving away a FREE, BONUS recipe to email subscribers every month in 2016. It’s a recipe that won’t be seen anywhere else, only in your inbox. The first recipe (Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes, pictured above) went out to subscribers yesterday (January 31). But not to worry! If you sign up now, we’ll send you January’s recipe within 24 hours, and you’ll be on the list to receive February’s recipe as well. Sign up now!
What We’re Into //
Listen – The podcast I’ve been loving lately is Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (author of “Wild”) and Steve Almond. A couple of my favorite episodes are When Life Takes a U-Turn, and When Bad Things Happen. It’s heavy life stuff, but so, so good.
Read – “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Oh my word. If you have a single creative bone in your (which you do), are looking for some New Year’s inspiration, or just simply enjoy learning about creativity and how to express yourself, this book is for you. Two of my favorite quotes: “Most things have been done, but they have not been done by you.” And, “My soul is not guided by dreams of praise or fears or criticism…because my soul desires one thing: wonder.” Read it.
Read – Another book I’ve been enjoying is “Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal” by Phyllis A. Balch. I stalked all the books in the My New Roots library and this is the first one I’ve cracked. It’s the perfect book for anyone wanting to learn all about the nutritional benefits of foods, and how to use food as medicine.
What We’re Craving //
In February we’re craving healthier desserts, and hearty, plant-based entrées! Stay tuned for so much deliciousness next month.