Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, July 25-29, 2016

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

After waiting all winter and spring for summer to return, I have to admit that this is the point of the season when I start longing for fall. I know, we’re supposed to live in the moment, but I just can’t make peace with heat. As the saying goes, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” and I’m taking that to heart this week by presenting meals that require little or no heat. Shown above, Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread can be a filling for pita bread, whole-grain bread or wraps layered over lettuce and tomatoes. This is great served with any kind of potato salad as shown (or an easy slaw for a no-heat option) and a simple fruit medley. more→

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FreshWorks Produce Saver: Make your groceries last longer

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver

Buying groceries is an investment. We spend our time at the grocery store carefully reading food labels, checking to see if items are organic and where the produce comes from, for example. I could easily spend a good two hours in the grocery store. We might also plan our meals for the week ahead and create a very specific shopping list. With all this work, planning, and time, it’s incredibly disappointing when produce goes bad before we get a chance to use it! I often find I buy cilantro to use throughout the next two weeks and, to my disappointment, it goes bad after just a few days. Keeping fruit and vegetables as fresh as the day we bought them is no easy task. But what  can we do. Allegedly, we can avoid opening the fridge to spoiled produce by using FreshWorks™ Produce Saver, an innovative storage container that claims to incorporate patented technology to keep fruits and veggies fresher for up to 80% longer, #LongLiveProduce! more→

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West Coast, Best Coast: 4 Stops on Your Vegan Foodie-Friendly Road Trip

Cropped image of assorted salads in a buffet

Stop it, stop it right now. Stop whatever you’re doing and listen. It’s time to go on a road trip — that vegan foodie-friendly road trip you’ve been dreaming about for months.

You’ll see some sights, jam to your favorite songs, go on a hike, discover a new city on your bike and, most importantly, try the local grub. If you’re serious about planning a vacation around your vegan values, send this tips to your friends and start packing. more→

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Einkorn Cocoa Walnut Cookies

Einkorn cocoa cookies

These vegan nutty chocolate cookies are made with einkorn flour, which gives them a nice texture and light flavor. Extra-virgin olive oil adds a subtle and seductive charm. See more about einkorn wheat, the oldest form of cultivated wheat which is higher in protein and lower in gluten than today’s highly hybridized wheat. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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