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Meal Prep Recipe | Seasonal Everything Bowl with 5-Minute Magic Green Sauce

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A classic, always-in-season bowl that's delicious and nutritious for lunch, dinner, or in-between.

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Make a BIG batch and divide into containers for meals in the days ahead.

  • Bowl ingredients:
  • Quinoa (cooked): 5 cups (~2 cups dry)
  • Kale or dark, leafy greens: 10 cups
  • Mixed raw vegetables: 5+ cups
  • Dried dates, apples, or seasonal fruit: 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Optional: Walnuts: 1/2 cup

 

  • Sauce ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • 1 bunch parsley and/or cilantro
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: pistachios, walnuts or cashews

Directions:

  • Cook quinoa.
  • De-stem kale. Chop all vegetables and dates. Mix all in a large mixing bowl.
  • Prepare dressing. Dress all well.
  • Separate into tupperware. Top with walnuts.
  • *To keep crisp, save dressing aside and top salads the day-of, rather than ahead of time.

 

5-Minute Magic Green Sauce Directions:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 cup parsley and cilantro, packed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, walnuts or cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Blend all. Add more oil or water to thin if needed.

Meal Prep Recipe | Savoy Cabbage Salad with Ranch-ish Sauce

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A hearty summer-time one-dish meal that's perfect for prepping in one day with enough servings to take you through a week of plant-based lunches or dinners.

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Make a BIG batch and divide into containers for meals in the days ahead.

  • 1/2 large head savoy cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots, grated
  • 2 cup peas, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 2 cups fresh corn, (slice off of the cob)
  • 2-3 avocados, diced
  • Optional: Add more greens (kale, collard greens, shredded brussels sprouts, broccoli ...) or other chopped raw veggies (zucchini or cauliflower would both be great).
  • Reminder: Shop local if possible! Farmer's markets have the best quality produce, and are great sources of inspiration for trying new things.

Ranch-ish Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups goat yogurt, coconut yogurt (I recommend Lavva) or veganaise (Follow Your Heart Grapeseed Veganaise or Sir Kensignton’s Fabanaise)
  • 1 small bunch dill, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped or pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Variation: Instead of dill, use cilantro, basil, mint and/or parsley along with the other ingredients. These are great food medicine! If your blender is good, throw the stems in too (less waste, same taste). This makes a flavorful, creamy herbal dressing that's tasty on any veggies.

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, peas, corn and avocado.
  • Separately, whisk sauce ingredients. Pour over vegetables and toss to combine.
  • Storage instructions: This salad happily lasts several days in the fridge. To avoid soup, keep the dressing separate and add each day before leaving home, or take dressing with you and add just before eating.

More food-waste tips from Save The Food.

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Recipe: Spring Sauce - Herb, Lemon, Honey

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I haven't given us a recipe in too long. Here's a lovable one. And matches our standard criteria of: beautiful, healthy, and easy.

A sauce or dressing that's Spring-fresh and right on for salads or vegetables, fish, quinoa or otherwise.
Raw, vegan, gluten free with healthy-fats and a touch of live sweetener.
Check it. Love it. Love,
me.
Honey Lemon Dressing, from the Bar Tartine Cookbook
  • 3/4 C lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 C walnut or grapeseed oil
  • 2 TBSP fermented honey* (or, at least, raw)
  • 3/4 bunch fresh dill
Combine all in a blender and go.
*Fermented honey is easy to make but requires time to work (a few weeks fermenting at least). To make: Add 2 TBSP water to 1 cup of raw honey. Cover with a cheesecloth and let sit in low light at room temperature for 2 weeks, stirring once daily. When ready, it'll last up to a year, with a more complex flavor and, more health benefits! Mmm