Autumn Foraging

Pictures and words by Billy White @billywhite43 It feels like a lot of my running is dual purposed, the majority of my weekly miles come from either the daily work commute or to pick up the kids from school. Necessary ways to get in a decent weekly mileage whilst juggling full time work, a wife, two kids and a fast approaching 100-mile trail race. But for a few weeks of the year dual purposed running…

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Eats | Fig, Nut and Pomegranate Molasses Bars

A different take on the classic energy bar, featuring mineral-rich dried figs instead of dates! This recipe also includes pomegranate molasses – adding a bright, slightly tart note. Delicious and nutritionally-balanced, these bars offer whole (unprocessed) plant-based protein from the almonds, and omega-fat rich walnuts. Composed of a few nourishing ingredients, enjoy these bars as a healthy alternative to most of the store-bought items on the market. They make for a sweet snack, pre/post workout…

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Eats | Blueberry Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

  Ingredients: Whole almonds, slivered almonds, raw cashews, pitted soaked dates, frozen blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, lemon zest, ginger, sea salt. This bright, nutritious, and delicious dessert is made whole, real plant-based ingredients – with no added refined sweeteners or oils. Featuring wild blueberries, rich in anthocyanin – a potent flavonoid antioxidant, responsible for the dark purple pigment of this fruit. The protein-packed cashews make up the tart’s filling, providing healthy unsaturated fats, and a rich, creamy texture. Paired with…

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Eats | Spiced Celeriac with Pomegranate and Parsley

This whole food dish is a plant-based take on a classic holiday roast! Celebrating celeriac – a delicious and nutritious root vegetable that is often overlooked. Seasoned in warming spices, and topped with fresh parsley, and bright sweet pomegranate seeds – this is a satisfying, flavorful, nutrient-dense seasonal winter dish. Find the complete recipe here! Recipe by Danielle Levy R.H.N, N.C Follow her on Instagram & learn more about a Whole Food Plant-Based diet in this…

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Eats | Roasted Squash Brassica Salad

This seasonal salad is packed with fiber-rich complex carbs (for stable energy), vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omega 3’s, protein and deliciousness! The comforting roasted squash, hearty winter greens, fresh parsley and apple, sweet cranberries, and crunchy walnuts create a balanced bite. I suggest preparing enough for 3 days worth of whole food, plant-based meals – making the most of your cooking time! Find the complete recipe here. Learn more about a Whole Food, Plant-Based diet in this Guide (makes a great holiday gift idea!)…

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Eats | Oat and Carrot Baked Donuts

These whole food, plant-based delicious donuts (or muffins) are composed of only real, nutritious ingredients – with no added sugars or oils. They are packed with fiber-rich complex carbohydrates – offering steady energy! The applesauce acts as an oil replacer, making it a low fat recipe. The applesauce and carrots also add natural sweetness, so you don’t have to use much maple syrup – a minimally processed, lower glycemic option. The tahini and hemp seeds…
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Eats | Spiced Leek and Turnip Soup

This seasonal soup is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness. A warming and tasty addition to any Fall lunch or dinner! While potatoes are typically paired with leek in soup, I prefer turnips – being a lower glycemic (less starch/sugars) root vegetable. Instead of processed Bouillon cubes/packaged veggie stock, I used umami-rich white miso paste to season the soup – which also provides probiotic benefits. To make the most of your time in the kitchen, I suggest prepping a big batch of soup, which…

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Eats | Protein/Energy Bars (nut-free)

Pitted dates soaked in water, dry toasted sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, buckwheat groats, cinnamon, sea salt, alcohol-free vanilla. These sweet/salty, chewy/crunchy (nut-free) seed bars are a delicious and nutritious whole food, plant-based snack. Offering a full spectrum of amino acids/protein, unprocessed energy/carbs from the dates, plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A healthier option compared to the packaged store-bought bars, made with processed sugars, refined oils, and preservatives. These DIY bars are made from…

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Eats | Grilled Fresh Fava Beans

Eats | Grilled Fresh Fava Beans Fava beans aka Broad beans are a fantastic source of protein, fiber-rich complex carbs, B Vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All podded beans and vegetables can be grilled! bringing out their natural sugars/ sweetness, and giving them extra flavor from the high-heat cooking process. I used a grill pan at home to prepare these, as I don’t have a BBQ, but you can certainly use a proper grill instead. Next time you’re…

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Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple

Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple This fresh and satisfying complete-meal salad makes a great picnic dish, or healthy addition to your summer BBQ! Celebrating one of my fave leafy greens, Swiss Chard! using both the leaves and delicious stems – which are often unnecessarily thrown out. The slightly bitter, sweet, earthy and tender leaves make for a tasty and nutritious salad base, as an alternative to your usual suspects (kale/romaine/arugula). Combining the bitter chard and radicchio,…

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