Mushroom Walnut Collard Wraps

Mushroom Walnut Collard Wraps

Walnut mushroom collard wraps on tonight's agenda! (and takes less than 30 minutes to make). Prep your favorite veg, make your mushroom mixture and wrap it up with a spicy tahini dressing. 

The mushroom and walnut mixture is such an amazing meat alternative and is SO filling, too.

Mushroom Walnut Collard Wraps

Mushroom Walnut Collard Wraps

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 1 cup mushrooms

  • 1 tsp garlic

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

  • 3 tablespoon Califia Unsweetened Almondmilk

  • 1/4th cup nutritional yeast

In the Collard Wraps: cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, avocado, cilantro, spicy tahini dressing

Spicy Tahini Dressing

Directions

Blend or finely chop your walnuts and mushrooms. Place in a medium-hot skillet for 1-2 minutes. Add your garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, hot sauce, almond milk and nutritional yeast. Mix well and let the mushrooms and walnut sauté for 15-20 minutes. Set aside.

In the meantime, in a bowl mix tahini, hot sauce, lemon juice, almond milk and salt for your dressing.

Prep you wrap ingredients, stem your collard wraps and blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds. Slice your cucumbers, avocado and bell pepper. Assemble! Add all your components for the wraps and wrap like a burrito. Slice in half and serve with the tahini dressing.

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Easy Recipes to Start off 2018!

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It’s almost one month into the new year and I’m already a little bit on my lazy side. I’ve been trying to incorporate recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make and a short list of ingredients. This blog post covers all the types of those recipes; a healthy and fast salmon skillet, a little more of an unhealthy twist for fried mini shrimp po’ boys and pick-it-up fresh gnocchi. All ingredients were purchased at the new Whole Foods Market 365 in Santa Monica, CA! It felt like a party in there with all their fresh produce, packaged foods, my favorite brands (ehem harmless harvest + vital farms!) and don’t forget the mochi bar ;) Read more for the full three recipes!

Directions:

  1. Boil your water with salt, when boiled, add in your gnocchi. When it floats to the top, it’s ready.

  2. In a skillet, heat the plum sauce for a few minutes and add in your finished gnocchi and a little dash of pasta pasta. Top with basil and enjoy!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Plum Sauce

• one container of Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Whole Foods Market 365 • one container of Tomato Plum Sauce from Whole Foods Market 365

 

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Mini Shrimp Po' Boys

  • 4-5 mini baguette/rolls of your choice (I got mine from Whole Foods Market 365 
  •  1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1-2 eggs for your fried shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha mayo per sandwich to spread on your bread 1 cabbage, thinly chopped
  • 3-4 tomatoes thinly sliced
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lemon for garnish
  • For the Shrimp Marinade
  • 2 packages of shrimp from Whole Foods Market 365
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chile flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Get your shrimp marinade ready and set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Prep your other ingredients, slice your tomatoes, cabbage and baguette.

  3. Get your frying process prepared, gather a plate of panko, plate of flour and then 2 eggs beaten.

  4. Heat a pot of oil (we used vegetable oil). Dredge your marinated shrimp in the flour, then the egg mixture, then the panko. Put in the hot oil for about 3-4 minutes until crispy. While it’s frying, you can toast your buns with a little bit of butter.
  5. Once all your shrimp is ready, assemble your sandwich, place on your sriracha mayo, shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, the fried shrimp and you can top with fresh lemon and cilantro.
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One Pan Salmon with Potatoes and Tomatoes

Directions:

  1. First, make your pesto by adding all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Set aside.

  2. Heat a pan with oil and add in your mini potatoes and desired spices and grill until crispy and cooked

    all the way through.

  3. Take your potatoes out and place in a bowl.

  4. Add your salmon filets on the same pan and grill with garlic powder, chile flakes, oil, salt and pepper.

    Add in the tomatoes and let them char and build up flavor and your potatoes back in. When everything is done and cooked, top with fresh basil and your homemade pesto.

  • 4 filet farmed Atlantic Salmon (2 packages)
  • 1 Cup mini tomatoes (cut in 1/2s)
  • 1 Pack of Rainbow Mini potatoes (cut in 1/2s) 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chile flakes
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil to garnish

Pesto

  • 2 cups basil
  • 1/4th cup nut of your choice 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4th cup cilantro
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4th cup pecorino romano salt and pepper to taste

How delicious!? Now.. time to slay 2018!

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Doma Kitchen

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A sweet spot located in Manhattan Beach, Doma Kitchen is bringing amazing flavors filled with local and fresh ingredients.

I had a remarkable experience enjoying the beautiful decor and delicious Doma Kitchen staple dishes. The owner, Angie, is friendly and really passionate about food and her culture. The menu contains all different types of cuisine but has a strong emphasis on European & Central Asian dishes, some from her background in Ukraine. When food tastes good, even more than good, one can notice it's due to the amount of passion and love put into the meal and this shine through here at Doma Kitchen.

We tasted traditional dishes with a healthy and unique twist. Starting with Borscht, then Housemade Chicken Dumplings in Broth, Braised Rice "Plov" with veggies & herbs, Uzbeck style, and ended with tea and Pumpkin cake, marshmallow whipped cream & caramelized apples (gluten free!). Continue reading for photos and a full run down of the dishes.

We started off with some black and hibiscus iced tea served in cute mason jars. While waiting for Angie to arrive, I took a look at the menu. Serving happy hour from 3-6 on Monday-Friday with $1 off beer and wine as well as many discounted appetizers and sides. The menu is diverse and contains many Californian dishes like wraps, tartines, sandwiches and french fries and then some other dishes that are very cultural, these are the dishes we tried.

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First off was the Borscht. This is a Ukrainian style soup with beets, cabbage and local natural grass fed lamb, fresh dill, bavarian rye bread and a side of sour cream. Everything we tried was phenomenal, but this was by far my favorite dish. Doma Kitchen took on this Borscht and transformed it into a healthier dish. Normally, it is much heavier but this was light and with the grass fed lamb, it brought a strong and tender flavor. The flavor of the soup was sweet and savory, bringing pieces of cabbage and tender, tasty lamb. This dish is extremely light, yet filling, and the flavors just sing in unison. What you do is put some sour cream in the soup with some bread. They ship their Rye Bread from Germany, it is extremely fresh and delicious. When you have this soup with the sour cream, it brings it to another level. I cannot wait to come back here and get this soup again.

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Next was the dumpling soup. These are Siberian style housemade dumplings, local cage-free chicken, chicken broth, fresh dill and of course - a side of sour cream. The dumpling dough was made in-house and this shows through with the bite. It is velvety, soft, and extremely fresh. The dill gives the chicken inside and the broth a hearty flavor. I am a fan of chicken dumplings and these were some of the best I've had. The flavors of all the chicken with the chicken broth was fantastic. All the local and cage free, grass fed meat and poultry is a strong way to be healthy and to feel lighter when having a meal.

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After the soup, we tried Braised Rice "Plov" with veggies & herbs. It had veggies like Garbonzo Beans and a sauce as well as tomatoes and onions. There were also raisins in the rice dish and I am normally not a huge fan of raisins in rice, but this worked perfectly together. The turmeric and spice blend in the rice worked perfect and all the flavors acted with one another, making this a pretty awesome rice dish.

A seasonal dessert was up next, Pumpkin cake, marshmallow whipped cream & caramelized apples (gluten free!). The fact that this dessert dish is gluten free really brings a smile to my face. Although I am not gluten, some people are allergic or that is their choice to not eat gluten and at restaurants especially, there are not a lot of gluten dessert options, and if they do have it, it's not very tasty. However, this was a great taste of marshmallow whipped cream with the cinnamon caramelized apples presented on a tree tray in a mason jar.

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Overall, this was an amazing spot. I enjoyed everything and every bite. The freshness was strong and the flavors all worked together. I left feeling full, and a good full. Not a full after a hamburger and french fries, this was the full we need to be. From a filling yet light and locally, free ranged and fresh lunch. Be sure to check out Doma Kitchen, maybe I'll see you there next time! Planning my next visit already.

Tomato Carpaccio

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Tomato Carpaccio, a simple, fast and easy salad recipe that will impress guests at a dinner party. This is a refreshing and simply addicting snack and appetizer that everyone will love! The salad dressing from my Hatchery Box, from Balsamos Family Kitchen dressing #7 brings this dish to life bringing the sweet and savory taste of this carpaccio.

Make sure to use the code LINDSEYEATS to purchase your first Hatchery box for 50% off! And continue reading for the full recipe. 

[recipe title="Tomato Carpaccio" servings="3-4 Small Portions" time="30mins" difficulty="Easy"] Mandoline for slicing 1 Red Onion, about 1 1/2 cup sliced 2-3 Tomatoes (Roma or Hierloom) 6 leaves of Lemon Basil (chiffonade per serving) 1/2 Lime Juice 1 1/2 Tsp Salad Dressing Salt/Pepper Sprinkle Over Good Olive Oil ( I used Kursi EVOO from Israel) Sprinkle with Lime Zest

Slice your tomatoes and red onion on the Mandoline and place nicely on a plate Cut your basil leaves and sprinkle over Then sprinkle over your salad dressing, lime juice, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon zest [/recipe]

Zucchini Pizza Bites with Ginger Tomato Sauce

IMG_7845 Ever wanted a healthy alternative to pizza bagels or pizza? Want the same filling and satisfaction feeling of eating a pizza? This recipe is simple, fills you up and leaves you feeling healthy!

With a ginger tomato sauce from ginger juice that includes a lemony KICK from the American Juice Co. in my Hatchery box, this recipe is delicious, spicy, tangy, sweet and salty!

Continue reading for the full recipe and step by step with photos. Also, make sure to check out HATCHERY, a monthly tasting box subscription and use the code LINDSEYEATS to get your first box for $10!  

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Start by cutting 2 large zucchinis in rounds and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Add salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and olive oil and mix with hands.

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Now, make your ginger tomato sauce. In a saucepan, simmer and boil mini grape tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, American Juice Company Ginger juice and let it reduce and become a paste-like sauce! Pour over the zucchini

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Cut ciliegine mozzarella and pour over the top of the sauce and zucchini. Put it oven for about 15-20 minutes, until melted!

Recipe:

2 Zucchini 

  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 T Olive Oil

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cup sliced in 1/2 on mini grape tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • 2 1/2 T Ginger Juice

Mozzerella Cheese 1 Cup Cut 

Basil for Garnish 

  • Mix your zucchini spices with hands and make your tomato sauce and let simmer and turn into a paste, pour on the cut cheese and pop in oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil!

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Marinated Tofu & Vegetable Spring Rolls

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Spring Rolls sometimes have a bad "wrap". However, this Tofu Spring Roll recipe is flavorful and delicious! The tofu has a special marinade and is then grilled on the fire featuring Salsaology's Ancho Chile & Tamarind Sauce from my Hatchery Box! This is a fast and easy recipe as well that is light and full of color and flavor!

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Continue reading for the recipe...

Tofu:

  • 1 Block Tofu cut long, soak first with a paper towel
  • 3 T Ancho Chile & Tamarind Sauce
  • 1 T Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic < Sprinkle desired, but not a lot of salt
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Vegetables:

  • 2 Persian Cucumbers (cut thin)
  • 1 Handful of Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice

Dipping Sauce: 

  • 1 1/2 Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Ponzu
  • 1 1/2 Rice Vinegar
  • 1 T Siracha
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 T Water
  • Salt, pepper, Garlic

Mix all the tofu components together and marinade for 20 minutes - 2 hrs.

Meanwhile, cut your cucumbers and onions and set aside, sprinkle on some salt, pepper and garlic as well as 1/2 lemon for extra flavor.

Grill tofu on the fire until it is crunchy on the outside and add all components together for the sauce.

Assembly your tofu and veggies and seal shut with rice paper/spring roll wrappers!

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Benefits of Hot Water, Lemon & Honey

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Hot water, lemon and honey is a drink that should be incorporated into your daily lives. This drink is beneficial in many aspects and can help with several issues you are having and also prevent issues from occurring. The way to make this drink is to pour 1 cup of hot water, the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1 spoon of honey. Mix around and drink!

Benefits:

  • Stimulates digestive system
  • Weight loss: The lemon provides as a stimulant for weight loss and that helps speed up your metabolism: this drink is high in pectin fiber and this helps you fight hunger cravings 
  • Energy: gives you an energy bump through the honey which acts as a energy booster, water helps keep the mind flowing (lymphatic system), and the lemon is important in digestion, which allows the elimination of toxins which increases your energy 
  • Clear skin and glow: the lemon cleans your blood and aids in the production of new blood cells and this creates a cleaning agent which shows through on your skin to give you that glow! 
  • Mood enhancer: the lemon smell can relieve anxiety
  • Balances PH levels: the lemon removes the acidity in your body which is what can cause inflammation and pain 
  • Limits colds and flus: boosts your immune system through vitamin C and potassium 

Smoked Turkey Chopped Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

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Total: 40 minutes

Dressing: 10 minutes

Prep: 30 minutes

Vegetables

  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 1 Tomato
  • ½ Red Onion
  • 3 Slices of Smoked Turkey
  • ¼ cup Shredded Cheese
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 2 tsp lemon basil
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Dressing

  • 2 ½ tsp apricot spread from Just Jans
  • 5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon juice
  • ½ lemon zest
  • 1 tsp distilled vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic
  • 2 tsp water
  1. Prep and cut all vegetables
  2. Mix all the dressing components and chill complete dressing for 15-20 minutes or until ready
  3. Assemble the vegetables for the salad and pour over the dressing, sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic over the salad before mixing
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Eggplant Bruschetta

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Healthy alternative to bread bruschetta, uses eggplant instead of bread! Substitute with oil spray or no oil for an even healthier version!

1 Eggplant - cut into half moons Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place half moons on baking dish with parchment paper Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and oil Cook in oven until desired roast on eggplant Dice 3 tomatoes and chop lemon basil and mix in a bowl with salt, pepper, garlic, balsamic vinegar and oil

Put tomato mixture on top of roasted eggplant and eat!

Check out the youtube video!

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Not So Normal Avocado Toast

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Cut the avocado and mush it with salt, pepper, garlic and add 1/2 spoon of dijon and a couple spoons of pickle juice. Mix together, and keep adding to taste.

Spread on buttered and garlic toast and top with siracha and parsley! So easy and fast!

We Are Meant To Be Happy

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We are programmed, born and made to be living in the present moment. We are meant to find out our life's purpose. We are supposed to be unconditional, walking masters, removing all judgment, all blockages and all doubt. We are meant to be happy, we ARE. But it's an ironic and silly life we live, because we are conditioned to believe the OPPOSITE.

We are in a world that is lacking true love and communication. Capital is the only object that people strive for, because we believe with that, we have the world at our fingertips. We all want money, money, money and more money. To buy new cars, expensive hand bags, state of the art kitchens and others. But does this fulfill us? Does this keep us happy? No. Maybe for one minute, or two or a month. But material doesn't last and it NEVER will. We strive for the next big thing, always living in a pool of competition. For what? For our pride? Acceptance? Sympathy? This is all an inaccurate representation of life.

We are raised and conditioned and scarred by our past and our limiting beliefs and our stories. We must not become something we don't want to be just because it fulfills us financially and gives us acceptance among the social norm. Life is too short for that.

This is tearing us apart and we must let it go. We must find our passions and follow our dreams. We have plenty of examples to look at of people that did follow through on their dreams, for example, actors, singers, writers, photographers, inventors! They lacked a negative belief system, they achieved their goals. We must revolt against the conditioned belief of society and follow our hearts and our passions. We must build a career focused on love, knowing and joy. We must show gratitude for that is the only way we will receive anything back. We have to give to the less fortunate, be there for our friends and family and work on ourselves INTERNALLY, so we can be unconditionally happy, STARTING NOW.

We have to erase judgement, anxiety, depression, we have to erase THERAPY. Therapy locks us in our own mirror by picking at our past traumas and dwelling on them, instead of letting them go and accepting the past. We have to step up and become conscious. An all knowing, happy and liberated human. And we can do this through the love of everything and being in the moment, here and now.

Juicing

IMG_2780 The new "FAD" is juice diets, juice cleanses and the obsession with just drinking fresh juice, pressed juice, fruit juice, green juice and all types of juice. Many juice places offer daily juice cleanses for one or three or more days, for an OKAY price. However, making juice at home is cheaper and makes a ton more juice. Juicing at home has many pros and cons, however, the pros override them because you can be saving money, however, it does take more effort, cleaning and time. I personally make a lot of juices at once for the next day or two, longer than that, it won't be so fresh!

I personally do both because I just have a juicer, and I like pressed juice. Pressed juice keeps more nutrients in the juice, giving your body more, however, the juice you'll be making at your house, is still great. You can also purchase a pressed juice juicer.

Drinking fresh juice keeps me hydrated and energized, and makes me feel great after a yoga session or working out, or even just before starting work.

Below are my three favorite juice recipes that I make at home:

(Tip: sometimes when getting juice at a place, I will take a picture or a pamphlet of the juices so I can go home and use the exact fruits, it tastes the same every time!)

About 1 cup v

Pineapple, Apple, Mint, Lemon

half a pineapple, 1 1/2 apples, a pile of mint and a whole lemon

I like my juice lemony but this may be too lemony so subject to taste you can add more apples or pineapple.

Pineapple, Apple, Mint, Lemon, Mango

Same as above but add 1 Mango.

Greens

Bunch of Cilantro, Kale, Spinach

Couple of Cucumbers

Half a Pineapple

Half a Lemon

Citrus

2 Oranges

Bunch of baby carrots

2 lemons

2 cucumbers

Bunch of Ginger (Ginger has many health benefits, included, helps with stomach pains, joint pain, nausea, and absorption of nutrients in the body!) I definitely fit this in my juices whenever I can.

I realized adding a ton of fruits and veggies may just become overpowering and not as good, so I've been sticking to really simple and a few options in my juice and they taste better this way.

Sometimes I will add water or add coconut water to these juices because they can be pretty strong and that makes the flavor fresh and a little bit more subtle!