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FALL HARVEST SALAD

Fall Harvest Salad

Thanksgiving is almost here and to balance all the heavy starchy yummy food that are bound to fill your tummies, how about you dive right into this Fall Harvest Salad dressed in a tart, slightly sweet dijon tahini dressing.

Taste the rainbow!

Fall Harvest Salad

I really love the slight crunch and sweetness from the pomegranate seeds. The bright ruby color also compliments the orange from the butternut squash, for all of you that are highly into making sure the Thanksgiving dinner buffet table looks very festive.

Fall Harvest Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 Butternut Squash, peeled and cut into cubes
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup packed spinach
1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup candied walnuts*
handful sunflower seeds, optional
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and pepper, to taste

Steps:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly toss butternut squash with sunflower oil, season with salt, pepper and cumin and transfer to a baking pan. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until tender. Cool completely before plating.

Begin to plate spinach, lettuce and top with pomegranate seeds, roasted butternut squash, candied walnuts*, sunflower seeds and top with Dijon Tahini Dressing (recipe below).

Dijon Tahini Dressing:
2 tbsp Sunflower oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
1/2 Dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp tahini
1/2 tbsp agave
juice of half lemon
salt and pepper, to taste

Vigorously whisk ingredients together until mixture thickens. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve with the salad.

*Candied Walnuts
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 tbsp Earth Balance butter
1/2 tbsp agave

Heat pan on medium high and melt the butter. Add walnuts and toast for about 2 minutes. Slowly add agave and stir until for another minute or two to caramelize the walnuts.

Happy Harvest, EnJoy!

xoxo Sarah

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Today marks the first day of Fall! Boots and a light jacket Season is the way to go. Although it’s still high 80’s and sunny here in LA, I still #pumpkinspiceeverything. (Yes, I really just made that a hash tag…)

Fall only means the best things ever to come. Halloween, “pumpkin spice EVERYTHING”, cool brisk nights, leaves changing and more reason to eat vegan comfort foods.

Let’s start with something small like this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie that will be even more tasty with a shot of espresso and then you can call it the PS Mock-acinno. This is super simple, quick and easily can be made into a super food by adding in chia seeds or hemp seeds.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie)
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1 banana, frozen
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp agave or any vegan sweetener of choice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
3-4 ice cubes, optional

Steps:
Blend ingredients together until nice and creamy. Add a few ice cubes if need be for a more frappe like consistency.

A few shakes of pumpkin spice on top is always a good idea!
Enjoy!
xoxo Sarah