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 Vegetables with Herb Sauce

Eats| Grilled Vegetables with Herb Sauce This is one of my weekly staple meals, and a recipe idea I typically suggest to my clients – as they transition towards a whole food, plant-based diet. Making a big platter of roasted vegetables and sauce to enjoy throughout the work-week, is one of the ways I encourage people to make healthily eating more efficient. Washing and chopping vegetables takes time and energy, so you may as well do it in bulk! This allows you…

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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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Eats | Peanut Protein and Energy Bars

Eats | Peanut Protein and Energy Bars These delicious and nutritious bars are packed with plant-based protein, good fats, and whole-food carbs – an ideal pre or post-workout snack. Designed for the plant-based athletes I work with, this recipe offers concentrated energy from the fiber-rich dried fruits, and protein from the nuts and seeds. This combination of macronutrients provides a boost of energy without spiking your blood sugar level, and allows for steady energy release. Unlike store-bought packaged bars, these have zero…

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Eats | Asian Glazed Roasted Carrots

I adore roasted carrots. This simple, delicious and nutritious dish is incredibly versatile, as you can use whatever spices, herbs or marinade you enjoy, along with any garnishes (fresh herbs, toasted nuts/seeds) you prefer. Here I went with Asian-inspired flavours, combining ingredients that offered a balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and savoury tastes, enhanced with aromatic garlic and ginger. This recipe makes a great side dish, or can be enjoyed as a snack with edamame…

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Eats | Swiss Chard Wraps

Swiss chard leaves or collard greens make a delicious and nutritious alternative to tortillas or rice paper wraps. This recipe demonstrates one of the many dishes you can make using greens, the most nutritious family of vegetables! Ingredients: – Cauliflower, pulsed into small pieces using a food processor (S-blade) – Turmeric, 2 teaspoons – Red onion, chopped into wedges – Bell Peppers, cut in half and seeded – Swiss Chard, sliced into thin ribbons –…

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Eats | Toasted Almond Chocolate & Orange Bars.

This delicious and nutritious vegan dessert is made from whole food ingredients, with no added refined sugars or fats. To make this recipe an everyday snack, simply minus the chocolate, adding citrus zest to the date paste layer instead. Enjoying a sweet treat on occasion, is part of a healthy and balanced diet/lifestyle (moderation is key!), and by making your own from scratch, using un-processed, wholesome foods, you can feel good both psychologically and physiologically…

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#cieleeats | Crispy Sesame Tofu Wrap

This ‘cashew cream cheese’ is delicious as a dip eaten with veggies, diluted with water and used as cheesy sauce over zucchini noodles or pasta, or loosened further with water to be used as a salad dressing. Made from raw nuts, this recipe does do not contain the saturated fat or cholesterol found in dairy cheese. Cashews are a source of protein, anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat and omega fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. In…

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#cieleeats | Banana Cashew Cream ‘Trifle’

This is a delicious dessert made from only whole and nutritious plant-based ingredients. It provides plenty of protein from the (organic GMO-free) silken tofu and nuts, as well as healthy unsaturated fats. This is a healthier version of a classic comforting dish, that would traditionally be created with saturated fat and cholesterol-rich animal products (eggs, cream, milk). For full breakdown of ingredients and complete recipe read more at daniellelevynutrition.com

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#cieleeats | Spicy Sesame Tofu

Tofu is a good source of plant-based protein, with 1/4th block (one portion) containing 7 grams of protein. It is also a source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc. Instructions: Once removing the tofu from the package, always rinse it off, as you would with canned beans. Press the tofu in a clean dish towel, to remove any residual water. This allows the tofu to absorb more of the marinade. Cut the tofu into triangles and…

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#Cieleeats | Cabbage Cups with Crispy Tempeh

This light and flavourful, nutritious recipe is quick and easy to prepare! offering a complete balance of fiber-rich complex carbs, plant-based protein and healthy unsaturated fats. This dish is also incredibly versatile! you can use a different combination of crunchy veggies as filler, swap the tempeh for tofu if you have that on hand, or use Napa or red cabbage instead of white. For full breakdown of ingredients read more at daniellelevynutrition.com

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#cieleeats | Orangeade Smoothie

Recipe and Text by Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant (R.H.N) Danielle Levy ORANGE SMOOTHIE medium size oranges, zested & juiced 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 2 tsp fresh grated ginger (or more to taste – if you love ginger!) 2 tsp fresh grated turmeric 2 Medjool dates to sweeten, (soak in water for a minute first if you don’t have high-powered blender) 2 tbsp hemp hearts (for omega fats/protein) Water to loosen until…

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#cieleeats | Miso and Kombu Soup

Recipe and Text by Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant (R.H.N) Danielle Levy This warming and nourishing soup provides a quick and flavoursome winter ‘meal in a bowl’. – The vegetables offer complex carbohydrates and fiber, the mushrooms and tofu are a source of plant-based protein, the seaweed and fermented miso supply extra minerals and vitamins. – Kombu is a type of kelp that contains calcium, iodine and glutamic acid, an amino acid responsible for the umami taste. Mushrooms and miso…

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#cieleeats | Vegetable & Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant (R.H.N) Danielle Levy This warm roasted vegetable, quinoa salad is one of my go-to meals that I enjoy at this time of year, as the temperature drops. An quick and easy ‘complete meal salad’, this salad is incredibly versatile! you can use roast different seasonal veggies, pseudo-grains like buckwheat (which is locally grown), fresh herbs of choice, plus an assortment of nuts/seeds and dried fruit. Simply follow this basic formula…

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#cieleeats | The Ultimate Plant-Based Protein Energy Bars

Recipe by Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant (R.H.N) Danielle Levy I designed this recipe for my plant-based athlete clients, to provide them with a whole-food based, nutrient-dense, protein-rich energy bar. These bars are not only healthy but are delicious! offering a nice balance of sweet & salty, chewy and crunchy. Unlike most packaged commercial bars that have added sugars, oils, preservatives or processed/refined ingredients, these bars use strictly natural, organic ingredients. Each bar has about 10 grams of quick-release plant-based protein from the…

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