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Are peanuts good for you? (+ a delicious noodle recipe)

Are peanuts good for you? (+ a delicious noodle recipe)

Are peanuts good for you? The answer is yes and no. Here’s what I found. 

I’ve spent time researching the topic and wanted to share it with you. I hope this information helps you understand what the controversy is all about so you’re able to choose what works best for you and your family – enjoying peanuts or staying away. Plus I love to geek out on food controversies and learn from both sides. Don’t you?

I’ll start by highlighting that peanuts aren’t nuts,, they are a type of legume related to beans, lentils and soy.  Yup, mind blown, I know. And because peanuts are a legume there is a lot of controversy around the topic especially in the Paleo world where legumes are off limits.  

So, What Are The Experts Saying? 

 Those arguing against peanuts say:

  1. Peanuts are high in omega-6 fats which can cause inflammation in the body.
  2. Peanuts contain lectins, a type of protein that binds directly to the lining of the small intestine, blocking the absorption of nutrients and potentially causing lesions on the intestine and leaky gut. 
  3. Because peanuts are “groundnuts” which means they grow in the ground and are exposed to soil-based fungus. One type of fungi peanuts encounter produces a toxin called aflatoxin.

While those in favor say:

  1. The American Heart Association reviewers found that eating more omega-6 fats doesn’t increase  inflammation. Instead, eating omega-6 fats either reduces inflammation or leaves it unchanged. (I dont know how I feel about this, but ok.)
  2. The lectins in peanuts are mostly deactivated by heat and proper preparation.
  3. Legumes can be a nutrient-dense source of resistant starch and other prebiotic fibers.

Honestly, you can spend hours researching the peanut controversy – it’s a hot topic these days. Some say, go for it! Others say, No! It’s toxic.

Personally, I’m not against legumes. I think they provide important health benefits that are good for the body + Carolina and I are vegetarian and often depend on legumes for protein. 

I say, as long as you pay attention to the quality of peanuts/peanut butter it’s ok to enjoy them in moderation. After all, life is about balance and enjoying the pleasure that comes with eating foods we love and make us feel good.   

Having read this what do you guys think? Are you team Peanuts? Or team No Peanuts?

Well! Whatever you decide, this recipe Simple Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter) Noodle recipe will work for you! I hope you enjoy it! 

 Until next week, friend! xo 

Ingredients 

 1/4 cup creamy almond or peanut butter (use one without added oil/sugar)

1 tbsp coconut aminos or non-gmo soy sauce

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2-3 tbsp water

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp garlic powder

Toppings (optional)

1 tsp sesame seeds

green onion to garnish

Instructions

1. Prepare noodles as per package instructions 

2. In a bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients until combined. Adjust the consistency by adding more water.

3. Pour sauce over noodles and toss to combine.

4. Add toppings (optional).

5. Serve and enjoy!

Announcements 

Excited to announce my next workshop on Saturday, October 19th from 1pm – 3pm at Freshmade! click the flyer to event details and to reserve your seat.  

Version En Español 

¿Los maníes son toxicos? La respuesta es sí y no. Les comparto lo que encontré…

Estuve investigando el tema y quería compartirlo con ustedes. Espero que esta información te ayude a comprender de qué se trata la controversia para que pueda elegir qué funciona mejor para ti y tu familia – disfrutar del maní o mantenerse alejado. Además, me encanta explorar las controversias alimentarias y aprender de ambos lados. 

Comenzaré destacando que los  maníes no son nueces, son un tipo de leguminosa relacionada con frijoles, lentejas y soja. Sí, alucinante, lo sé. Y debido a que el maní es una leguminosa, existe mucha controversia en torno al tema, especialmente en el mundo Paleo, donde las legumbres no se deben comer.

Entonces, ¿qué dicen los expertos? 
 
 Los que argumentan en contra del maní dicen:

1. Los manises son ricos en grasas omega-6 que pueden causar inflamación en el cuerpo.
2.  Los manises contienen lectinas, un tipo de proteína que se une directamente al revestimiento del intestino delgado, bloqueando la absorción de nutrientes y potencialmente causando lesiones en el intestino y el intestino permeable.
3. Porque los maníes crecen en el suelo y están expuestos a hongos a base de suelo. Un tipo de hongos que se encuentran con el maní produce una toxina llamada aflatoxina.

 
Mientras que los partidarios dicen:
 
1. Los revisores de la American Heart Association descubrieron que comer más grasas omega-6 no aumenta la inflamación. En cambio, comer grasas omega-6 reduce la inflamación o la deja sin cambios. (No sé cómo me siento al respecto, pero está bien).
2. Las lectinas en los maníes se desactivan principalmente por calor y preparación adecuada.
3. Las legumbres pueden ser una fuente rica en nutrientes de almidón resistente y otras fibras prebióticas.
 
Honestamente, puedes pasar horas investigando la controversia del maní: es un tema candente en estos días. Algunos dicen, ¡Si! Otros dicen que no! Es tóxico

Personalmente, no estoy en contra de las legumbres. Creo que proporcionan importantes beneficios para la salud que son buenos para el cuerpo + Carolina y yo somos vegetarianos y, a menudo, dependemos de las legumbres para obtener proteínas.

Digo, mientras prestes atención a la calidad del maní/mantequilla de maní, está bien disfrutarlos con moderación. Después de todo, la vida se trata de equilibrar y disfrutar del placer que conlleva comer alimentos que amamos y hacernos sentir bien.

Habiendo leído esto, ¿qué piensan ustedes? ¿Eres del equipo de maní? ¿O el equipo No maní ?
¡Decidas lo que decidas, esta receta de fideos simple hecha con mantequilla de almendras (o mantequilla de maní) funcionará para ti! ¡Espero que lo disfruten!

 Hasta la semana que viene! xo

 

 

Ingredientes

1/4 taza de almendras cremosas o mantequilla de maní (use una sin aceite / azúcar)

1 cucharada de aminos de coco o salsa de soja sin OMG

2 cucharadas de jugo de lima

1 cucharada de vinagre de manzana

2-3 cucharadas de agua

1 cucharadita de jengibre rallado

1 cucharadita de ajo en polvo

Ingredientes (opcional)

1 cucharadita de semillas de sésamo

cebolla verde para decorar

Instrucciones

1. Prepare los fideos según las instrucciones del paquete

2. En una taza, mezcle los ingredientes de la salsa hasta que se combinen. Ajuste la consistencia agregando más agua.

3. Vierta la salsa sobre los fideos y revuelva para combinar.

4. Agregue coberturas (opcional).

5. ¡Sirve y disfruta!

 

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¡Emocionadisima de anunciar mi próximo taller el sábado 19 de octubre de 1pm a 3pm en Freshmade! Haga clic en el flyer de arriba para ver los detalles del evento y reservar su asiento.

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

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10 Summer Salad Ideas

10 Summer Salad Ideas

Here are 10 Summer Salad Ideas from around the web! Made with delicious summer produce like fragrant peaches, crunchy lettuce and mouth-watering watermelon, these salads will leave you feeling healthy, cool and satisfied all (or what’s left of) summer.

I refuse to accept that summer is almost over! So for the next couple of weeks, I will be living my best summer life which includes spending time by the pool with Joe and Caro and enjoying these 10 Summer Salad Ideas from some of my favorite Food Bloggers. I hope you guys enjoy them too!!  

Version En Español

¡Me niego a aceptar que el verano casi ha terminado! Por lo tanto, durante las próximas semanas, viviré veraneando! Eso incluye playa, sol y piscina junto a Joe y Caro mientras disfrutamos de estas ideas de ensaladas de verano hechas por algunos de mis bloggeros favoritos.

¡Espero que ustedes también los disfruten!

CORN TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD

APPLE PECAN ARUGULA SALAD

Best Broccoli Salad

Peach, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad

Grilled Cobb Salad

Moroccan Style Salad with Chickpeas and Quinoa {gluten free}

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

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Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes! An easy recipe made with clean, simple ingredients. If you love potato pancakes you will love this recipe too. Healthy, low in carbs and a great way to incorporate summer vegetables into your diet.   

Hi, guys! Happy to be back on the blog after a few weeks (you can watch my daily updates on INSTAGRAM). I’ve been a little busy with school (last time I shared that I’m working towards my certification as a holistic health coach at IIN) plus I was getting ready for last week’s workshop which was a huge success.

It was my first time co-hosting a workshop entirely in Spanish and while I was a ball of nervous at first, the love and energy in the room gave me the push and confidence I needed to execute a successful event!  Thank you to all the ladies that joined us (below are some pictures). It was magical and epic and I can’t wait for the next event on October 5th in Miami with the ladies of The Mpire.

Ok, now let’s talk about this week’s recipe, Zucchini Pancakes! This yummy dish is an easy and budget-friendly way to get a healthy meal on the table. Think Potato Pancakes with less carbs and more nutrients!  

Health Benefits of Zucchini

  1. High in fiber and potassium
  2. Rich in B vitamins especially folate, riboflavin and B6
  3. High in vitamin C and polyphenols (especially in the peels) *if eating the peel try to buy organic*

Bonus: It’s zucchini season which means lower prices and better quality! Winner!

Double Bonus: Double the recipe and freeze what you don’t eat. They come back to life in a pan with a little ghee or grass fed butter!  Enjoy them plain or as part of a bigger dish – anything goes!  

Ingredients

3 cups grated zucchini (takes 4 medium zucchini to make 3 cups)

1 cup + 3 tablespoons arrowroot four

1/2 cup coconut four

3 eggs

1 teaspoon of each: smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper

Ghee or grass-fed butter for frying

Toppings

Fresh, chopped chives, scallions or cilantro (optional)

Dairy-Free Tzatziki (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Grate zucchini. Squeeze the water out of the zucchini and place in a medium bowl, discarding the zucchini juice.
  2. Add in the arrowroot four, coconut four, eggs and spices and mix until combined.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the zucchini batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  4. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

¡Pancakes de Zucchini! Una receta fácil hecha con ingredientes limpios y simples. Si te encantan las Pancakes de Papa, te encantará esta receta también. Saludable, baja en carbohidratos y una excelente manera de incorporar vegetales de verano en su dieta.

¡Hola chicos! Feliz de estar de vuelta en el blog después de unas semanas (pero me pueden seguir en INSTAGRAM para ver mis posts diarios). He estado un poco ocupado con la escuela (la última vez que compartí que estoy trabajando para obtener mi certificación como asesor de salud holística en IIN), además, me estaba preparando para el taller de la semana pasada, que fue un gran éxito. Fue la primera vez que fui anfitrión de un taller totalmente en español y, al principio, super nerviosa, pero el amor y la energía en el estudio me dieron el empuje y la confianza que necesitaba para ejecutar un evento exitoso! Gracias a todas las chicas que se unieron a nosotros (a continuación hay algunas fotos). Fue mágico y épico y no puedo esperar para el próximo evento el 5 de octubre en Miami junto a las chicas de The Mpire una colectiva de mujeres, mamas emprendedoras.

Ok, ahora vamos a hablar de la receta de esta semana, Zucchini Pancakes (o Pancakes de Zucchini)! Este delicioso plato es una manera fácil y económica de obtener una comida saludable en la mesa. ¡Piense en pancakes de papa con menos carbohidratos y más nutrientes! Que les parece? 

Beneficios para la salud del Zucchini

1. Alto contenido en fibra y potasio.

2. Rico en vitaminas B, especialmente ácido fólico, riboflavina y B6 

3. Alto contenido de vitamina C y polifenoles (especialmente en las cáscaras) * si come la cáscara, intente comprar productos orgánicos *

Bono: es temporada de zucchini, lo que significa precios más bajos y mejor calidad!

double bonos! duplica la receta y congela lo que no comes. ¡Vuelven a la vida en una sartén con un poco de ghee o mantequilla alimentada con hierba! Disfrútalas simplemente o como parte de un plato más grande. 

Ingredientes

3 tazas de zucchini rallado 

1 taza + 3 cucharadas de harina de arrowroot 

1/2 taza de harina de coco

3 huevos

1 cucharadita de cada uno: pimentón ahumado, comino, sal, pimienta Ghee o mantequilla freír

Para servir (opcional) 

cebolla fresca, picadas o cilantro

Tzatziki sin lácteos (opcional)

Instrucciones

1. Rallar el zucchini. Exprima el agua del calabacín y colóquelo en un tazón mediano, desechando el jugo de calabacín.

2. Agregue las cuatro flechas, el coco cuatro, los huevos y las especias y mezcle hasta que se mezclen.

3. Caliente una plancha o sartén ligeramente engrasada a fuego medio-alto. Vierta o coloque la masa de calabacín en la plancha, usando aproximadamente 1/4 taza para cada panqueque.

4. Dorar por ambos lados y servir caliente.

We had a great time!! Until next time, ladies!!! 

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La pasamos super chicas! nos vemoas la proxima! 

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

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Health Benefits Of Purple Potatoes

Health Benefits Of Purple Potatoes plus the recipe for Mayo-less Purple Potato Salad. Made with cashews, Dijon mustard and fresh herbs, this dairy-free side dish is perfect for summer bbqs by the pool.

Unlike white starchy potatoes which don’t offer much protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and have a high glycemic index, their pretty cousin, the purple potato, is quite the opposite. 

Purple potatoes are rich in fiber and protein and provide good amounts of potassium and vitamin C, as well as various B vitamins. Most importantly, however, purple potatoes contain more than 4 times the antioxidants as regular potatoes, largely due to the concentration of flavonoids, the pigments that give red, purple and blue plants their rich coloring.

Health Benefits Of Purple Potatoes

  1. Can Help Lower Blood Pressure
  2. May Prevent Blood Clots
  3. Are Packed with Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

You can read more on the health benefits of purple potatoes here

Cooking Purple Potatoes

Purple potatoes are versatile but can become mushy if overcooked. We like to roast them or mashed.

Keep in mind that mashed, boiled or roasted is the best method versus deep frying, which kills useful nutrients and is harmful to our health.

Here’s a recipe for Mayo-Free Potato Salad made with purple potatoes! Joe and I are hooked on this easy to make salad and you will be too!

We hope you enjoy them! Don’t forget to share your photos with us on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK using the hashtag #OurFlipSideLife

Announcements

You might have noticed that I’m sharing this blog post in English and Spanish (see below).  I thought it would be helpful for native Spanish speakers, like myself, who follow the blog to enjoy it Spanish as well.

Also, don’t forget to check out the EVENTS section of the blog for information on pop-up class and events in NYC, the Hamptons and Miami! There’s a lot happening this year, guys! I’m so excited!

Ok, now back to the recipe.

Until next week, friends! Lots of love and good health from our family to yours! 

Mayo-Free Purple Potato Salad

Ingredients

2 pounds purple potatoes

3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, then drained

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1/3 cup avocado oil

1 cup fresh basil, chopped

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

2 chives, chopped

salt and black pepper to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Cut the potatoes into squares and place them in a large roasting pan. Toss with avocado oil, sea salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread out potatoes in a single layer and bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven and set them aside to cool.
  5. While the potatoes roast combine the garlic, drained cashews, mustard, and avocado oil in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy, adding water if needed to thin slightly. 
  6. Add the cashew sauce, basil, dill, chives, salt, and pepper and toss to combine.
  7. Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy!

Version En Espñol

A diferencia de las papas blancas con almidón que no ofrecen mucha proteína, fibra, vitaminas y minerales y tienen un alto índice glucémico,  la papa morada, es todo lo contrario.

Las papas moradas son ricas en fibra y proteína y proporcionan buenas cantidades de potasio y vitamina C, así como varias vitaminas B. Sin embargo, lo más importante es que las papas moradas contienen más de 4 veces los antioxidantes que las papas regulares, en gran parte debido a la concentración de flavonoides, los pigmentos que dan a las plantas rojas, moradas y azules su rico color.

Beneficios para la salud de las ppapas moradas

  1. Puede ayudar a bajar la presión arterial
  2. Puede prevenir coágulos de sangre
  3. Están llenos de antioxidantes y fitonutrientes

Puedes leer más sobre los beneficios para la salud de las papas moradas aquí

Como cocinar papas moradas

Las papas moradas son versátiles pero pueden volverse blandas si se cocinan en exceso. Nos gusta asarlas o hacer puré. Tenga en cuenta que el puré, el hervido o el asado es el mejor método en comparación con la fritura profunda, que elimina los nutrientes útiles y es perjudicial para nuestra salud. 

¡Aquí hay una receta de ensalada de papa sin mayonesa hecha con papas moradas! A la familia les encanta y es fácil de hacer. ¡Esperamos que les guste!

No olvides compartir tus fotos con nosotros en INSTAGRAM y FACEBOOK utilizando el hashtag #OurFlipSideLife 

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Puede que hayas notado que estoy compartiendo la publicación de hoy en inglés y en español.

Pensé que sería útil para hablantes nativos de español, como yo, que seguimos el blog para disfrutarlo también en español. Que les parece?

 Además, ¡no olvide consultar la sección de EVENTOS del blog para obtener información sobre la clase emergente y los eventos en la Ciudad de Nueva York, los Hamptons y Miami! ¡Mucho está pasando este año, chicos! ¡Estoy muy emocionada! 

Ok, ahora volvamos a la receta. 

Hasta la próxima semana! ¡Mucho amor y buena salud de nuestra familia a la tuya!  

Ensalada de patata morada sin mayonesa

Ingredientes 

2 libras de papas moradas

3 dientes de ajo

1/2 taza de cashews crudos, remojados en agua caliente durante 30 minutos, luego escurridos

1 cucharada de mostaza de dijon

1/3 taza de aceite de aguacate

1 taza de albahaca fresca, picada

1/4 taza de eneldo fresco, picado

2 cebollines, picadas

Sal y pimienta negra al gusto

Instrucciones

1. Precaliente el horno a 450 grados F.

 2. Corte las papas en cuadrados y colóquelas en una asadera grande. Mezcle con aceite de aguacate, sal de mar y pimienta. 

3. Extienda las papas en una sola capa y hornee por 20 minutos, revolviendo ocasionalmente.  

4. Retire las papas del horno y déjelas a un lado para que se enfríen. 

5. Mientras se asan las papas, combine el ajo, los anacardos escurridos, la mostaza y el aceite de aguacate en un procesador de alimentos. Pulse hasta que esté suave y cremoso, agregue agua si es necesario para adelgazar ligeramente. 

 6. Agregue la salsa de cashews, la albahaca, el eneldo, las cebolletas, la sal y la pimienta y mezcle para combinar.

 7. Servir caliente o frío. Disfrutar!

 

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Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes. A dairy-free and refined sugar free recipe made with simple ingredients. Perfect for picky eaters and busy mornings. 

Stuck on breakfast ideas? Yup, us too. Carolina asked for mac-n-cheese every morning this week (insert eye-roll) I try to get creative/think of new recipes but let’s be honest, who really has time for creativity at 7am? I definitely don’t.

I remembered the recipe for these pancakes and made a double batch to have for the week. The recipe calls for simple ingredients; gluten-free oat flour, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. There is no refined sugar or processed flour, just simple and good-for-you ingredients that are filling, satisfying and help keep us energized throughout the morning.

I switch it up by adding a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Sometimes I spread Apple Butter (this is our new favorite, btw) and top with fresh fruit. Anything goes!

Here are 3 fun facts about gluten-free oat flour

1. It is loaded with soluble and dietary fiber which are great for the digestive system

2. Consuming oats can help prevent sugar spikes in the blood

3. Oats are a great source of complex carbs and can help improve energy levels

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Don’t forget to tag us on INSTRAGRAM when you make them and add the hashtag #ourflipsidelife

Ingredients

2 ½ cups gluten free oat flour

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp baking powder

2 eggs

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)

Pinch of salt

Ghee for frying

Instructions

1. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

2. Place a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and melt the ghee. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown on each side.

3. Serve and top with honey, maple syrup or fresh fruit (optional).

Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder. A creamy, low carb, hearty and simple recipe perfect for the entire family. 

 

Happy New Year, guys! I hope everyone had a nice (and somewhat healthy) holiday season. It’s hard to believe that it’s over, right? We didn’t travel this year – instead, we celebrated with Joe’s family here in NYC. I missed seeing my family who is scattered across the country but it was nice to relax, wake up without an alarm clock, not workout in a rush and catch up our favorite shows (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisle being my favorite!). I also took the time to organize and clean our apartment which is, in my opinion, a great way to start the New Year. 

 

Anyways, it was also nice to eat at home. Joe and I cooked a ton and only indulged a few times while visiting family on Christmas and New Year’s. While at home, we made tons of easy, healthy meals that I will be sharing over the coming weeks. 

 

One of my favorites is this Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder made with fresh veggies and roasted garlic. It was my first time roasting a head of garlic. The flavor is mild enough to spread on toast/crackers and incredibly delicious as part of a hearty soup. It’s the star ingredient in this dish! 

 

I hope you like the recipe as much as we did and when you try making it, let us know! Leave a comment, and don’t forget to tag a photo #OurFlipSideLife on Instagram!

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder

Ingredients

4 cups vegetable broth

1 head of garlic

Olive oil

1 head of cauliflower, chopped

1 sweet potato, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

2 tsp fresh thyme

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 425F and line two baking sheets.

2. Slice off the top of each head of garlic to expose some of the cloves inside and place the heads on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap in the foil and place on the baking sheet.

3. Add the chopped cauliflower, sweet potato and shallots alongside the garlic and onto the second baking sheet. Drizzle the veggies with olive and season with salt and pepper.

4. Place both baking sheets in the oven to roast, 30-35 min or until tender. Remove the veggies from the oven and let cool, 5-7 min.

5. Remove the roasted head of garlic from the foil and gently squeeze each clove casing onto a dish (you should now have a deliciously fragrant garlic paste).

6. Add the vegetable broth, garlic paste and roasted veggies to a saucepan over medium heat. Let the veggies cook in the broth, 10-12 min or until the flavors are combined.

7. Using an immersion blender blend the veggies until smooth and season with salt, pepper and thyme.

8. Plate and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, more thyme, gluten-free croutons, pumpkin seeds and cauliflower (toppings are optional). Enjoy!

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Chowder
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Acorn Squash Stuffed With Quinoa And Mushrooms

Acorn Squash Stuffed With Quinoa And Mushrooms

Looking for veggie options to add on Thanksgiving? Well, look no further! This Acorn Squash Stuffed With Quinoa And Mushrooms is a perfect add-on to the menu. Made with simple ingredients and ready in minutes, this healthy recipe will please picky and non-picky eaters alike. Plus it’s a great option for vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free guests.

 

This year, we are headed to Miami for Thanksgiving. My Mother’s side of the family is hosting which means a delicious mix of traditional American and Latin American dishes. It’s like the United Nations Of Thanksgiving! I usually start with rice, beans and fried plantains. Seconds are more traditional and somewhat healthy! J Then dessert…

 

I’ll be sharing this Acorn Squash recipe with the family and of course, baking a FlipBox with the little ones!

 

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We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

2 acorn squash, halved crosswise, seeded

Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup button mushrooms, trimmed and chopped

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium yellow onion, diced small

1 cup quinoa

1 ½ cups vegetable broth

1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

¼ cup Nutritional Yeast (optional)

Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place squash cut side down on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tbsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place baking sheet in the oven and roast the squash, 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Remove from the oven and set aside
  2. Place a pan (or skillet) over medium heat and heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Add onions and garlic and sauté 1-2min. Add mushrooms and cook, 3-5 minutes
  3. Mix in the quinoa and vegetable broth and bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes
  4. Carefully scoop out 2 to 3 tablespoons of pulp from each squash half and stir into quinoa mixture. Mix in the spinach, Nutritional Yeast and season with salt and pepper
  5. Divide quinoa mixture among squash halves and top with fresh parsley (optional)
  6. Plate, serve and enjoy!
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Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodles

Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodles

Give this Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodle recipe a try any night of the week because who doesn’t love easy and healthy recipes that can be ready in less than 20min? I DO, I DO!!! This dish is also low in calories, gluten-free, dairy-free and is packed with tons of flavor. So yummy!

I totally get the benefits of meal prepping, it offers quick, healthy options and helps us stay on track BUT come Thursday (sometimes even Wednesday), I’m over it and wish I had something new, fresh and exciting for dinner. Welp! This noodle recipe does the trick! It’s perfect on nights when you want something new and don’t have much of time. Prepare the sauce while the noodles cook and BOOM…a delicious dinner that is ready in no time!

Feel free to add more veggies and extra protein! Bon Appetit

Ingredients

1 package of noodles (or pasta of choice)

1/3 cup Liquid Aminos

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp ground ginger

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 tbsp avocado oil

1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes

1/2  tbsp toasted sesame seeds (more for garnish)

1/3 cup green onions, chopped (more for garnish)

 

 

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta per package instructions
  2. While the pasta cooks, mix the sesame sauce ingredients
  3. Drain and rinse the pasta then add in the sauce. Coat noodles evenly
  4. Serve and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds
  5. Enjoy!
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I’m sharing some fun Thanksgiving-inspired recipes later this week. Make sure to follow us on INSTAGRAM too! Also, FLIPBOX is having a Black Friday and Small Biz Saturday Sale this year! That’s 2 chances to get discounts on FlipBox so don’t miss out.

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Vegan Pulled “PORK” Tacos

Vegan Pulled “PORK” Tacos

Before I share this week’s INSANELY DELICIOUS recipe I want to make sure you saw the new layout. FlipBox is now front and center! We are also on Shopify to make it easy for you to shop. Click ‘Buy FlipBox’ on the toolbar above and let us what you think. 🙂
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Ok, now back to what we love most… RECIPE FLIPS! Making a debut on the blog today… JACKFRUIT, the largest hanging fruit! This superfruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and has a mild flavor and texture similar to pulled pork! Yes, pulled pork. Perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores looking for a delicious and healthy meat substitute.
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Joe and I buy jackfruit at Trader Joe’s and I believe it is also on Amazon. It comes pre-cut and ready to cook. Check out this flavorful, easy to make, satisfying and delicious recipe for Vegan Pulled ‘Pork’ Tacos made with our new fav, jackfruit! Here’s what we did.

Ingredients
2 20oz cans jackfruit in water drained, rinsed and chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup veggie broth
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 lime, juiced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Tacos
gluten-free taco shells
1 avocado, sliced
pickled red onion slices (refer to our Instagram page for recipe)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the jackfruit from core to outer edge. This will help to give it the shredded texture that looks like pulled pork
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and sauté
  3. Add jackfruit, veggie broth, maple syrup, lime juice plus the spices, combine and cover. Reduce the heat and let simmer until the jackfruit becomes tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 5-7min
  4. Using a wooden spoon gently mash the jackfruit – you will see it separate and look more and more like pulled pork
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl
  6. Build the tacos to your liking using chopped tomato, avocado, pickled red onion and top with fresh cilantro and a garnish of lime wedges
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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