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Good Nature Family Meet Up – Austin

“Good nature Family Meet up – Austin” is a new series of live events that will bring our commercial juicing community together for a few hours of networking, juice tasting, giveaways, discussions, and special guests!

We are kicking it off at The Well restaurant in downtown Austin on May 11, 2022.

The Well in Austin TX

Event Details

  • Hosted by: Charlie Wettlaufer, Co-Owner of Good nature, Host of The Cold Pressed Truth podcast.
  • Date: May 11, 2022
  • Time: 2pm – 5:30pm
  • Price: $20 – tickets on sale soon
  • Capacity: Limited to 60 attendees

Special Guests

Come and mingle with your favorite juicing people! For the first event, we will feature the following special guests:

  • Ari Sexner: World renowned chef and juicing expert, author of The Juicing Companion. Get your book signed by Ari!
  • Jordan Rosendale and Lauren Mattice: The juice industry’s favorite sisters, founders of JK Juices and the JK Collective.
  • Your favorite Good nature peeps, including Eric Wettlaufer (CEO) and Rob Frey (Marketing Manager)
  • More to come!

Juice Tasting – WJC Qualifier

Taste fresh, unique recipes from juice bars local to Austin and surrounding areas. Vote for your favorite- the winner will receive an invitation to compete in the next World Juicing Championship at JuiceCon!

Door Prizes

Good nature will be giving away some goodies, including:

  • Good nature swag – t-shirts, hats, etc.
  • Signed copies of the Juicing Companion
  • Online credit for juice equipment parts and accessories
  • Grand prize of two tickets to the next JuiceCon! (up to $1,600 value)

Good Nature Family Meet Up - Austin
Good Nature Family Meet Up – Austin

The Venue

The Well blends top-tier nutrition, local and sustainable farming, and authentic flavors for a breakthrough culinary experience that redefines healthy food in Downtown Austin.

The Well is part of the Good nature Family, serving some of the most delicious and freshest cold-pressed juice in Austin, as well as a full food and beverage menu. Yes, cocktails too!

Located on 2nd street in downtown Austin, it serves as a great starting point to explore Austin. Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and hiking / biking trails along Lake Austin.

How to Attend

We will be selling tickets soon – make sure you are on our mailing list to get the notification.

Why we Created This Event

It’s been to painful cancelling Juice Con twice in a row. We can’t bear to be apart from our juicing family any longer! This is meant to be a semi-local event, and if it goes well we will host future events in other parts of the country later (see more info below).

Future Events

We will be planning future events in other parts of the country, and even internationally. Keep an eye out for a California event later this year, and a East Coast event after that.

Once travel resumes normalcy, we will likely be planning a few events internationally in the biggest juicing markets.

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Roasted Cabbage Wedges – Simple Dish with Plant Based Ingredients

roasted cabbage with parsley seasoning and a bowl of potato wedges

Today’s definitely recipe brings me back to my childhood. I grew up in an Irish-Polish family with a deep love for St. Patrick’s day. It’s probably why I’m all about pickles, horse radish sauce and sauerkraut. Today, I’m sharing my version of a childhood recipe, Roasted Cabbage Wedges.

This recipe is full of flavor thanks to the sauce, has incredible texture (especially when you blacken the edges) and is really good for you. I can’t wait for you to try it!

How to Roast a Head of Cabbage

I know many of you have a love/hate relationship with cabbage, and I don’t blame you! If you grew up on boiled, soggy cabbage, then you are missing out. This recipe is 100% crispy and comforting.

how to make cabbage wedges for baking in 3 photos

Cabbage is full of tightly layered leaves. Before you chop it and toss it into the oven, be sure to soak those wedges in a bowl of water for a few minutes to pull out any excess dirt.

seasoning cabbage wedges with garlic olive oil on a baking sheet

Since I’m roasting on high heat, I want to use an oil that won’t burn. Avocado oil is a rich oil that is perfect for this recipe. You’ll use it in the sauce as well.

Bake until the outside is toasty. The cabbage edges should be browned. If you like a black char then feel free to broil for a few minutes just before removing (watching it closely!).

Picking the Right Cabbage

I use cannonball cabbage for this recipe. It roasts perfectly on the outside while turning tender in the middle. Yum! I find purple cabbage too thick for this recipe, yet if that’s what you’ve got on hand then go for it!

What is your favorite type of cabbage? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to try this recipe out on a new variety!

tray of seasonings for easy vegetable recipe

Seasoning Roasted Cabbage Wedges

While you can season your cabbage wedges however you want, I find my parsley sauce the perfect edition to this roasted dish. I also season with garlic, sea salt and pepper before roasting to enhance the natural flavors as well.

If spice isn’t your thing then just omit the red pepper flakes. You can even keep them in a side dish for anyone who wants to add some to their individual portion.

finished roasted cabbage with roasted carrots and potatoes on a table

Roasted Cabbage FAQs

What is a healthy way to eat cabbage?

My roasted cabbage recipe is a great way to incorporate delicious cabbage into your diet. It’s made with real ingredients and no weird additives. You can use less healthy fat than I do with the avocado oil, and spice it exactly how you want it.

How do you make cabbage more tender?

I use a brush when adding avocado oil to cabbage before roasting it. This allows for better coverage between the tight leaves and results in a crispy on the outside, tender on the inside dish.

How do you cut a head of cabbage?

I use a large knife with a pointed end. That way I can seamlessly slice through the head of cabbage (on a cutting board, of course!) without having to hack at it. Start with the cabbage on its side, meaning the core is facing you and not touching the cutting board. Slice in half, cutting through the core. Once you’ve halved the cabbage, you can more easily cut it into wedges. I leave the core in when roasting cabbage to help keep the leaves all together. It’s easy to remove once you’re ready to serve it.

roasted cabbage wedges

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

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I grew up on roasted cabbage so it’s a staple in my St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with my family. Enjoy this simple yet comforting recipe and start a plant based tradition with your family, too!

Total Time40 minutes

Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 green cabbage head (large)
  • 4 . avocado oil (plus more for baking sheet)
  • 3 test minced garlic (divided)
  • 1 test sea ​​salt (divided)
  • ¼ test freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 lemon (freshly juiced and zested)
  • ¼ test red pepper flakes
  • ¼ test paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Drizzle a little avocado oil over the parchment.

  • Prepare the cabbage by peeling away any yellowed or dry outer leaves. Cut the cabbage in half, leaving the core intact. Cut each half into 1-inch thick wedges.

  • Place wedges in a large bowl of cool water and allow to soak for 3-5 minutes to remove excess dirt. Pat dry with a clean dish towel.

  • In a small bowl, stir Together 2 teaspoons of minced garlic with 2 tablespoons avocado oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt and black pepper. Drizzle or brush the garlic oil over the cabbage, making sure some get in between the layers.

  • Place the baking sheet into the oven. Roast 25-30 minutes, or until toasty looking and tender. While the wedges are roasting, prepare the parsley sauce.

  • In a bowl, stir together lemon zest and juice with the remaining 2 tablespoon avocado oil, 1 teaspoon garlic, ½ teaspoon sea salt, red pepper flakes and paprika. Add the chopped parsley. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.

  • to serve, transfer the cabbage wedges to a serving platter and drizzle with some of the parsley sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Leaving the core intact while baking helps prevent the wedges from falling apart before you’re ready to serve them.
  • I recommend using cannonball cabbage (the green head you typically see at the grocery store) in this recipe for the best results.
  • Avocado oil works great since it has a high heat point, yet you can swap with coconut oil or olive oil if needed.

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 192kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 16g (5%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 14g (22%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monnounsaturated Fat: 10g Sodium: 633mg (28%) Potassium: 491mg (14%) Fiber: 6g (25%) Sugar: 8g (9%) Vitamin A: 1534IU (31%) Vitamin C: 107mg (130%) Calcium: 117mg (12%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

vegetable recipes including pizza, homemade hummus and portobello mushrooms

Easy Vegetable Recipes

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. I know part of it is nostalgia, yet it’s also just a good dish! If you’re looking for more ways to easily incorporate veggies into your meals then check out some of these great options:

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Shirley Temple Drink Recipe – Tea Coffee & Drinks

Shirley Temple Drink It is a bubbly, refreshing, and pink-colored non-alcoholic mocktail drink. It is usually made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Shirley Temple Drink with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe below to show the process visually clear. This Homemade Shirley Temple Drink is one of the easy-to-make iced drinks and can be a perfect treat for kid’s parties, get-togethers, or as a summer refreshment for all ages.

Shirley temple drink served in a glass
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What is Shirley Temple Drink?

Shirley Temple Drink is a bright pink-colored fizzy non-alcoholic drink made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. It is one of the kids-friendly drinks and known to be one of the first mocktail drinks prepared for the actress Shirley Temple.

It was said that the drink was first prepared for the actress in the 1930s. As a child star, she often attended many parties with adults where she could not enjoy alcoholic drinks that were prepared for adults. Hence the bartenders prepared a mocktail using the basic non-alcoholic syrup, soda, and cherries. Since then the drink became popular across the United States and enjoyed by kids and adults.

This bubbly and refreshing drink is one of the simplest drinks to make and you can enjoy it as a party treat or summer refreshment.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Shirley Temple Drink are minimal and it should be easily available in most supermarkets around. So let us see what they are below.

Shirley temple drink ingredients on a table
  • Grenadine Syrup – It is a syrup made with pomegranate and sugar. It gives the pretty pink color to the drink
  • Lemon Lime Soda – I have used 2 ounces of lemon-lime soda and you can also use upto 4 ounce. Here I have diluted the 1 tbsp of lemon-lime concentrate with 3 tbsp of plain soda
  • Ginger Ale – I have used 4 ounce here, you can also feel free to skip and use lemon lime soda. If you are using lemon soda alone then use 6 ounce of it
  • Maraschino Cherries – To garnish the drink
  • Ice Cubes – Loads of ice cubes to chill the drink

How to make Shirley Temple Drink?

The recipe I have shared here is a classical Shirley Temple Drink and it is a non-alcoholic drink popular in most restaurants across the United States. I have also shared some ideas and alternatives in the tips section below.

Shirley temple drink served in a glass

Following are the high-level instructions to make this drink but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photo and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Add Ice cubes – Fill the serving glass with ice cubes
  • Add all the ingredients -Add 2 tbsp of Grenadine Syrup, ¼ cup of Lemon Lime Soda and ½ cup of Ginger Ale
  • Mix – Mix everything well using a long spoon
  • Garnish – Finally, garnish with Maraschino Cherries and it is now ready for you to taste and enjoy
  • Serve – Serve this fizzy Shirley Temple Drink as a party drink, or a refreshing summer treat. And it is a perfect drink for all age groups from kids to adults

Tips

  • Rate – Usually for 2 tbsp or 1 oz of Grenadine Syrup, you can add 4 oz or ½ cup of ginger ale, and 2 oz or ¼ cup of Lemon-Lime Soda. But you can also use 6 oz of either ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
  • Variations – You can also use 7 Up, sprite, or ginger beer for ginger ale for a different flavor
  • Alternate for Grenadine – You can also use Pomegranate, cranberry, or cherry juice as an alternative to achieve similar color and flavor

Calories

This Shirley Temple Drink that I have shared here contains 190 calories per serving. And it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you change or alter the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

I would like to make this drink as fresh as possible to enjoy its fresh fizzy punch and flavor. And I recommend the same to you to enjoy its real taste and flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serving this bubbly non-alcoholic drink topped with Maraschino Cherries for a kids party, get-together, or as a summer treat.

You could also find similar recipes below and more at summer drinks recipes.

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Shirley Temple Drink Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Shirley Temple Drink Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a non-alcoholic party drink at home.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 1 serving

Shirley Temple Drink

Shirley temple drink served in a glass

Shirley Temple Drink is a bubbly, refreshing, and pink-colored non-alcoholic mocktail drink. It is usually made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. This Homemade Shirley Temple Drink is one of the easy-to-make iced drinks and can be a perfect treat for kids’ parties, get-togethers, or as a summer refreshment for all ages.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Grenadine Syrup

  • 2 oz / ¼ cup Lemon Lime Soda

  • 4 oz / ½ cup Ginger Ale

  • 2 Maraschino Cherry, to garnish

Notes

  1. Rate – Usually for 2 tbsp or 1 oz of Grenadine Syrup, you can add 4 oz or ½ cup of ginger ale, and 2 oz or ¼ cup of Lemon-Lime Soda. But you can also use 6 oz of either ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
  2. Variations – You can also use 7 Up, sprite, or ginger beer for ginger ale for a different flavor
  3. Alternate for Grenadine – Pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, or cherry juice can be used as an alternative for similar color and flavor to grenadine

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 190Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gProtein: 0g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ


What is Shirley Temple Drink?

It is a bright pink-colored fizzy non-alcoholic drink made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. It is one of the kids-friendly drinks and known to be one of the first mocktail drinks prepared for the actress Shirley Temple.

What is in Shirley Temple Drink?

Grenadine Syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries are the main ingredients that go into this drink.

Is grenadine alcoholic?

No, it’s not alcoholic and it is a syrup made with pomegranate and sugar.

Can I add 7 up instead of ginger ale?

Yes you can use 7 Up, sprite, or mountain dew instead of ginger ale for a similar taste and flavor

Does Shirley Temple Drink have caffeine?

No, it does not have any caffeine or alcoholic drink and that makes the drink suitable for all age groups from kids to adults.

What are the calories in Shirley Temple Drink?

This drink that I have shared here contains 190 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you change or alter the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!

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Sweet & Crunchy Chickpea Salad –

Crunchy chickpea salad with spinach, chickpeas, pepitas and vegetables

This colorful chickpea salad is full of Mediterranean flavor. I love loading up my salads with vibrant ingredients and this crunchy salad is both visually appealing and filling.

I originally created this recipe for my Autumn Cleanse guide. It is one that always surprises people, so if you’re on the fence about this salad give it a try!

ingredients for a crunchy salad

Tips for a Delicious Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans so look for either name on the label. Drain and rinse well before using.

I love using Mediterranean-inspired flavors and ingredients since the Mediterranean contains blue zones, or places on Earth known for longevity. You can definitely add in the vegetables of your choice, or add even more cucumber, pepper or carrot to this chickpea salad.

tahini dressing homemade in a glass jar

The Key to the Perfect Dressing

To brighten up the veggie-fest that is this crunchy salad I created a Citrus Tahini Dressing. The tamari and apple cider vinegar brings the zing while the orange sweetens. The tahini wraps it all up in a creamy package.

Depending on how thick your tahini is you may need to add a bit of water to ensure this dressing is perfectly pourable. Use coconut aminos if you need a soy-free option in place of the tamari. The dressing tastes great yet also adds extra healthy fat to my chickpea salad.

Plant-Based Protein Options

To support my plant-forward lifestyle, I’m always looking for protein-powered plants to keep me energized. Chickpeas contain protein, healthy fat, fiber and tons of nutrients. This salad actually has 20 grams of protein per serving!

If you’re looking for ways to keep up your protein intake while eating more plants, then check out this helpful guide to plant-based protein.

easy lunch recipe with filling protein from plants

Chickpea Salad FAQs

Are chickpeas good for weight loss?

They can be! Chickpeas are a wonderful plant protein, healthy fat and high in fiber. They are loaded with nutrients like manganese and folate. So they are filling as well as nutritious.

Can you eat chickpeas raw?

Nope! Chickpeas should be cooked before eating. Canned chickpeas are already cooked, so just rinse well before using.

What pairs well with chickpeas?

I paired chickpeas with spinach, carrot, red bell pepper, cucumber, pepitas and sunflower seeds and topped it all with a bright tahini dressing. It’s loaded with protein and healthy fat and 100% plants.

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Great Salad Recipes

While you can add meat to many of the below salads, they can certainly stand on their own plant legs just fine. It’s much easier to find meat-filled recipes than meatless recipes. So I’ve set out to create incredibly tasty + plant filled recipes just like these:

Don’t forget to rate + review this sumptuous Chickpea Salad. I love hearing your feedback and how you like these salads!

chickpea salad recipe

Chickpea Salad

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Protein power your afternoon with this delicious, Mediterranean-inspired Chickpea salad. It’s super crunchy + filling. Plus this tahini dressing is IT. I love it and know you will too.

Total Time15th minutes

Servings2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ carrot (diced)
  • ½ cup cucumber (diced)
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds

Citrus Tahini Dressing

  • 2 . tahini
  • 2 . orange (juiced)
  • 2 . olive oil
  • 2 test apple cider vinegar
  • 1 test tamari
  • ½ test garlic clove (minced)

Instructions

  • Whisk together Citrus Tahini Dressing ingredients. Add extra olive oil or water if dressing is too thick.

  • Place spinach, chickpeas and veggies on a plate. Pour dressing on top and sprinkle with seeds.

Notes

  • Swap spinach with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Feel free to load this salad up with as many veggies as you want.
  • Chickpeas add healthy protein, swap with black beans if you aren’t a fan of chickpeas.
  • Swap seeds with chopped cashews and almonds.
  • Swap tahini with the nut butter of your choice (though texture + thickness will change depending on the nut butter used).
  • Use coconut aminos instead of tamari to make this soy-free.

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 604kcal (30%) Carbohydrates: 30g (10%) Protein: 20g (40%) Fat: 49g (75%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g Monnounsaturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 262mg (11%) Potassium: 799mg (23%) Fiber: 10g (42%) Sugar: 6g (7%) Vitamin A: 4637IU (93%) Vitamin C: 40mg (48%) Calcium: 119mg (12%) Iron: 6mg (33%)

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Citrus Tahini Dressing – Bold and Creamy Salad Topper 100% Nut Free

tahini dressing in clear glass jar surrounded by ingredients used to make this recipe

Veggies taste better when covered with a bright n creamy dressing. My tahini dressing recipe is incredibly simple to create, and can turn a variety of vegetables into saving treats. I originally created this tahini salad dressing for my Chickpea Salad. Yet feel free to use it on the salad of your choice!

It’s too good to limit to just one salad recipe.

whisking tahini salad dressing recipe

Tips for the Perfect Tahini Dressing

Use quality olive oil. Homemade dressing is the perfect time to pull out that high end olive oil in the back of the pantry. You know, the one you found at the artisan oil shop but just can’t bring yourself to use on veggies? I can tell the difference when using different olive oils in dressing, since the amounts are so much more concentrated. So find a good one (you don’t need a big bottle of it!) and enjoy.

Find a brand of tahini you like. Tahini is slightly bitter and definitely has a flavor. So make sure the one you use is one you like! I prefer Trader Joe’s brand. It even comes in a cute jar.

The end consistency should be pourable, not a dip. My tahini dressing recipe would honestly make a great dipping sauce if you cut back slightly on the liquid to thicken it. Yet to make it work well with salads, it has to pour easily. So if you whisk the ingredients together and still can’t get it to run slightly, then add just a bit more oil or water until the proper consistency is achieved.

Great salad dressing is worth the effort!

Easy Ingredient Swaps

If you’ve never tried tahini before then this is the perfect recipe for your first taste test. Tahini is a healthy fat made from ground sesame seeds in Mediterranean dishes. Yet if you know tahini isn’t your thing or you don’t have it on hand just swap in almond, sunflower or cashew butter. Know the end result will vary in consistency + thickness.

Orange juice is used to bring a bit of sweetness to this dressing, yet can be swapped with a Meyer lemon or tangerine.

Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce. So if you are trying to avoid soy ingredients then swap this out for coconut aminos.

ingredients for a nut free dressing

How to Make A Simple Salad Dressing

All you really need to make salad dressing is an oil + an acid. This typically comes in the form of olive oil + some kind of citrus juice. Then go crazy adding your fav seasonings and flavor enhancers to achieve the result you want. I use fresh orange juice in this tahini salad dressing to provide a sweetness to all the savory ingredients.

Tahini Dressing FAQs

How do you make tahini dressing?

My dressing uses tahini, fresh orange juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, tamari and a bit of minced garlic. It’s citrus-y and super creamy.

What goes well with tahini dressing?

I love the Mediterranean-inspired flavor that goes into this dressing and primarily use it on a my Sweet & Crunchy Chickpea Salad- full of chickpeas, cucumbers, bell pepper, spinach, carrots, and seeds.

What does tahini taste like?

Tahini is made from sesame seeds. It looks like peanut butter but isn’t sweet. Instead it’s got an earthy, slightly bitter taste.

Homemade Dressing Recipes

Pretty much all of my dressing recipes have the same base: oil + acidic. Then I play with seasonings and flavors until I get the perfect combo for that particular salad. Feel free to tweak these recipes to fit your tastebuds, you’re the one who’s gonna eat these!

tahini salad dressing

Tahini Dressing

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This simple dressing is bursting with bright citrus flavor paired with a nutty tahini cream. It is both oh so good and oh so good for you. Use it as a gorgeous charcuterie dipping sauce or salad dressing. I originally created it to top my Crunchy Chickpea Salad from my Autumn Cleanse.

Total Time10 minutes

Servings2

Ingredients

  • 2 . tahini
  • 2 . orange (juiced)
  • 2 . olive oil
  • 2 test apple cider vinegar
  • 1 test tamari
  • ½ clove garlic (minced)

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Add extra oil or water if dressing is too thick.

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

  • Tahini can be replaced with sunflower butter, almond butter or cashew butter (though final texture will change).
  • For best results use a good tasting olive oil as you will notice a difference. This IS the time to break out that fancy oil you got on vacation or as a gift!
  • To make this soy-free replace tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) with coconut aminos.
  • This dressing is a great topper for my Sweet & Crunchy Chickpea Salad.
  • Store up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.
  • Tamari is very salty on its own, so no need to add extra salt to this recipe. It might feel weird to omit it, so just tell me you’ll try the dressing before adding in extra salt!

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 228kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 22g (34%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monnounsaturated Fat: 13g Sodium: 7mg Potassium: 118mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 3g (3%) Vitamin A: 44IU (1%) Vitamin C: 9mg (11%) Calcium: 31mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Kale Caesar Salad – Flavorful Salad Made with Real Ingredients

vegan caesar salad

If you shy away from salads because you find yourself hungry 45 minutes after eating one, you aren’t alone. This Kale Caesar salad is not your average salad. It’s actually filling, creamy and crunchy. Plus, this is a vegan caesar salad, so no bloating, cramping or bathroom runs from a dairy-filled lunch.

This combo of flavors is worth packing in your lunch.

ingredients for a kale caesar salad

Kale Caesar Salad Tips

Kale is clearly the star of this salad and it’s no wonder! This superfood is hearty and a bit more filling than romaine lettuce. If kale isn’t your favorite then swap for dark romaine or do half romaine, half kale and enjoy!

The Garlic Lemon Aioli is super easy to make, remember to give your cashews time to soak. If you forget to soak them ahead of time, pour hot water over them and let them sit for 10-15 minutes. The drain and add to the recipe.

The last time I made this kale caesar salad I actually roasted the chickpeas with some olive oil and seasoning and you have to try this! It gives them a crouton-like texture to add extra crunch to your lunch.

garlic lemon aioli in a glass jar

How to Make a Caesar Salad Vegan

I’ve got two drool-worthy secrets to making a vegan caesar salad and still enjoy it. First, I smother the whole creation with my Garlic Lemon Aioli. It is seriously good and super easy to make. If you forget to soak the cashews ahead of time then just pour some hot water over them and let them sit for 10 minutes before draining and using.

Second, I have a recipe for vegan Parmesan Cheese that totally tastes like the real deal and yet is completely dairy-free. I keep a jar of this wonderful creation on hand at all times since it goes with almost everything.

Vegan doesn’t have to be gross, less flavorful or boring. This kale caesar salad still has the creamy dressing and the crunch. It fills me up and doesn’t give me the uncomfortable side effects that dairy does.

delicious homemade salad with all plant based ingredients

Vegan Caesar Salad FAQs

Is caesar salad good for you?

It depends on what’s in it. The one you get at a restaurant, drowning in dressing and covered in croutons probably isn’t. Yet my version is 100% plant-based, creamy and filling.

What is in a vegan caesar salad?

Vegan Caesar salad omits the cheese and dairy-based dressing, replacing them with vegan ingredients. My salad has a vegan cheese sprinkle (that’s wonderful!) as well as a dairy-free dressing that you might need to double because it’s so good.

Why is caesar dressing not vegan?

Caesar dressing is dairy-based, which makes it vegetarian yet not vegan. My Kale Caesar salad has a cashew garlic aioli that is super creamy and flavorful and 100% vegan.

Tis’ The Season for Salads

With Spring rapidly approaching I know many of us are starting to plan our kitchen gardens. What is a kitchen garden? Well, it’s the perfect place to grow and harvest the ingredients you use daily. I’m talking leafy greens, herbs and your favorite veggies. Then toss them into one of these epic salads. Trust me when I say everything tastes better when you know you grew it yourself:

Simple Salad Dressings

A great salad has a great dressing. And a great dressing doesn’t come from a store. Here are some super simple recipes that will have you cleaning out your fridge to make room for all your new creations:

Don’t forget to leave a comment and review to let me know how your Vegan Caesar salad turns out! I love sharing my favorite recipes with you.

kale caesar salad with garlic lemon aioli

Kale Caesar Salad

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This simple salad is the perfect filling lunch. It’s made with 100% plants and is both creamy and filling. I love the flavor and bit of the kale paired with the creamy aioli.

Total Time1 hour 15th minutes

Servings2

Ingredients

Garlic Lemon Aioli

  • ¼ cup cashews (soaked 1-4 hours)
  • 1 garlic clove (peeled)
  • ½ test Dijon mustard
  • squeeze of lemon

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale (stems removed and thinly sliced)
  • 1 . olive oil
  • 1 . lemon (juiced)
  • ½ cup canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 . pepitas
  • dash sea ​​salt
  • dash ground black pepper
  • 1 . vegan parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a food processor, puree the Garlic Lemon Aioli ingredients until creamy. If needed, add a few tablespoons of water. The mixture should be thick and creamy.

  • Place the kale in a large serving bowl and drizzle it with oil. With clean hands, gently massage the kale until tenderized (5 minutes, at most). Squeeze the lemon juice over the top.

  • Mix in the chickpeas and Cashew Garlic Aioli until well combined.

  • Serve with pepitas and Vegan Parmesan Cheese.

Notes

  • Soaking the cashews is necessary to get the aioli creamy.
  • Massaging the kale helps relax the leaves as well as takes out some of the bitterness.
  • If you don’t have kale on hand, swap with spinach or romaine lettuce.
  • Kale does have a bite, so if you’re new to kale then use half kale, half romaine to start.
  • Toasting the chickpeas slightly before adding gives them a croton-like texture.

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 281kcal (14%) Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) Protein: 11g (22%) Fat: 20g (31%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monnounsaturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 157mg (7%) Potassium: 591mg (17%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 6703IU (134%) Vitamin C: 84mg (102%) Calcium: 129mg (13%) Iron: 4mg (22%)

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Garlic Lemon Aioli – A Creamy, Versatile Dressing that’s 100% Plants

simple vegan aioli in a glass jar

Cashews are magic, pure magic. While they are delectable on their own, cashews also rock in many vegan dishes. They can turn into a crunchy toasted topping, a vegan sour cream, or in this case, an incredibly delicious garlic lemon aioli. This vegan aioli is my take on the traditional mayonnaise-based one. And it’s darn good.

ingredients for vegan aioli

What is Aioli?

Traditional aioli is made when oil is forcefully mixed with something water-based. Oils typically include mayonnaise or olive oil, while the water components are lemon juice or vinegar.

Other flavors are then added based on what result you want. Use it as a sandwich spread, dip or dressing. I love a versatile sauce, and my vegan aioli is a good one however you want to use it.

easy homemade dressing

How to Make Vegan Aioli

I’m harnessing the magical power of cashews in my version of a classic sauce. To turn them into a creamy sauce, start by soaking the cashews for one to four hours before making the aioli. If you forget to soak them ahead of time, heat water and pour the hot water over the cashews. Let soak for 10-15 minutes before using.

Because I’m not mixing oil or cream with lemon juice, Dijon mustard and garlic, I don’t need to combine them in a fancy way. Simply toss all the ingredients into a good food processor and process until creamy.

If your food processor isn’t mixing them easily, add a teaspoon or two of water. Don’t add too much water at one time because the mixture will become too runny.

vegan dressing using cashews

Garlic Lemon Aioli FAQs

What’s in traditional aioli?

To make aioli, you need an oil base and a water base. Begin by slowly mixing the two to break up the oil, then whip it to fluff and cream.

How do you make vegan aioli?

My garlic lemon aioli uses soaked cashews, lemon juice, dijon mustard and garlic. It’s super simple to make and requires a food processor.

What’s the difference between mayonnaise and aioli?

Real aioli is olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Today aioli is pretty much mayo with a lot of garlic in it. My vegan version uses cashews (and is insanely good).

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Using Aioli in Recipes

This delicious garlic lemon aioli pairs well with a variety of recipes.

Don’t forget to rate and review this recipe when you make it. I love hearing how these recipes turn out and what genius ways you make my recipes your own!

homemade garlic lemon aioli

Garlic Lemon Aioli

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100% vegan and 100% scrumptious. This aioli is the perfect dressing for my Kale Caesar salad. Make sure to soak those cashews for a soft and creamy result. You’ll enjoy this incredibly simple recipe!

Total Time4 hours 5 minutes

Servings2

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cashews (soaked 1-4 hours)
  • 1 garlic clove (peeled)
  • ½ test Dijon mustard
  • squeeze of lemon

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.

  • In a food processor, blend all the ingredients until creamy. If needed, add a few teaspoon of water to help blend. The mixture should be thick and creamy.

  • Store in an air tight jar in the fridge until ready to use.

Notes

  • This dressing was originally created for my Kale Caesar salad.
  • Swap out cashews for soaked almonds.
  • This is meant to be mixed into a salad, not poured over it (which is why it is thicker).
  • I have a larger food processor, so I like to double this recipe to help it blend well.
  • Lasts up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 92kcal (5%) Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monnounsaturated Fat: 4g Sodium: 16mg (1%) Potassium: 114mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 9mg (1%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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International Women’s Day – Drink Living Juice

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On Tuesday, March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. As a Women Owned company, Living Juice takes pride in its roots and celebrates all of the women who brighten our days, sharpen our minds, and continue to inspire us in every capacity.

International Women’s Day has been observed, though not always widely, since the beginning of the 20th century. In 1908, women began to take to the streets to contest disparities in working hours, pay, and voting rights. 15,000 women marched through New York City streets to defend their rights to equality.

1909 marked the first year that International Women’s day was observed. Called National Women’s Day, it was celebrated on February 28th in accordance with the Socialist Party of America.

The holiday went global in 1911, when a decision at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen decreed that every year in every country a celebration would commence on the same day to press for their demands. The 100 women in attendance from 17 countries representing assorted socialist parties, working women’s clubs, and labor unions agreed to the decision unanimously. Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland all celebrated the holiday on the 19th of March. Just 6 days later on March 25th, the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City drew even more attention to the plight of women regarding labor conditions and beyond.

In 1975, the United Nations celebrated International Women’s Day for the first time. Two years later in December of 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution officially proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day seen fit by member states.

In 2001, the internet boom saw women’s issues come back to the forefront. The internationalwomensday.com domain was launched to bring life back into the holiday, making the achievements of women visible for the world to see. The website provides essential resources and guidance for championing gender equality. Each year, new campaign themes for the global IWD website are developed for a worldwide audience. Further, the website serves as a charity vehicle: in 2020 a six-figure sum was fundraised, with 100% of the donations going to charities like the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Catalyst Inc.

Attitudes are changing, but there is a long way to go in the fight for gender parity. Get involved, donate to fundraisers, and engage in conversation. At the very least, celebrate the women in your life whether they are CEOs, coworkers, friends, role-models, or mothers. None of us would be here without them!

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Amazing Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice

Why is sugarcane juice becoming more and more popular? This refreshing drink is perfect for a hot summer day, but sugarcane juice offers a lot more than a simple sweet treat. Businesses and their consumers rave about sugarcane juice and its incredible properties. See why with this list of amazing health benefits of sugarcane juice.

Sugarcane Juice Is Alkaline in Nature

Sugarcane juice contains a high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and similar components, making it an alkaline drink. These properties are beneficial by themselves, but the alkaline nature also makes sugarcane juice perfect for naturally balancing your body’s pH levels. Similarly, sugarcane juice can help maintain a healthy electrolyte balance.

Promotes Better Liver Health

Sugarcane juice’s alkaline qualities also make it a boon for the liver. Sugarcane juice can strengthen the liver, control bilirubin levels, and lower your risk of infection. These properties also make sugarcane juice a helpful remedy for jaundice and similar liver-related ailments.

Strengthens the Immune System

Sugarcane juice, like many natural drinks, is excellent for the immune system. Every glass is packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition to helping with liver disease, sugarcane juice aids the body when dealing with digestive disorders, respiratory issues, inflammation, and more. The natural sucrose in sugarcane juice also helps minor wounds heal faster. All in all, the rich, natural proteins and nutrients in sugarcane juice promote a speedy recovery from various mild ailments.

Stronger Teeth and Bones

As we mentioned above, sugarcane juice is full of calcium and other beneficial minerals. This makes it perfect for promoting stronger teeth and bones. Calcium- and phosphorus-rich sugarcane juice strengthens your teeth, builds enamel, and helps prevent tooth decay. Sugarcane juice also fights bad breath, which can occur due to a deficiency of calcium and similar minerals.

Similarly, sugarcane juice is good for bone health. For kids, sugarcane juice promotes proper bone development and can help strengthen the skeletal system. For adults, adding sugarcane juice to your regular diet can help keep your bones as strong as you age.

There are numerous amazing health benefits of sugarcane juice, which is why more and more businesses are offering this natural and refreshing drink to their customers. If you want to join the buzz around this incredible natural product, start with an efficient sugarcane juice machine from Juicernet. With the right equipment in your kitchen, you can serve fresh and delicious sugarcane juice to happy customers every day.

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Banana Milk Recipe – Tea Coffee & Drinks

Banana Milk is a healthy and fresh vanilla-flavored Korean milk drink loaded with nutrients and minerals. It is usually made with fresh ripe banana, milk, vanilla essence, and sweetener. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Banana Milk with easy step-by-step recipe instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe to show the process visually clear. This homemade Korean Banana Milk is one of the filling drinks that can be served with breakfast, snacks, or as a summer drink.

Banana Milk in a serving glass
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What is Banana Milk?

Banana Milk is a rich, healthy, and vanilla flavored milk drink. It is usually made with fresh ripe banana, milk, vanilla essence, and sweetener. This Homemade drink is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and the energy that you needed for the rest of the day.

This Banana Milk is one of the popular drinks in Korea and it was introduced by the Korean Government to make their citizens drink milk. It also got famous across the globe for its unique fruit flavor. Asian people also enjoy adding this Banana Milk to tea as boba tea.

You may think is there any difference between the banana milkshake and banana milk? According to me, the taste, flavor, and texture of both drinks remain the same but the shakes are usually topped with whipped cream and this Banana Milk is consumed without it.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Banana Milk are basic kitchen elements that should be easily available at most grocery stores. Let’s see what they are below.

  • Banana – Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants
  • Milk – I have used full fat cow milk, but you can also use dairy of your choice
  • Sweetener – Honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or any other sweetner of your choice
  • Vanilla Essence – Gives nice flavor and taste to your drink and you can aslo use dates for a different flavor

How to make Banana Milk?

The recipe I have shared here is homemade Banana Milk that is popular in Korea and across the globe. Even though I have used regular milk here, it can be easily customized to a vegan-friendly version. I have also shared some ideas to customize them to the vegan-friendly version in the tips section below.

Banana Milk in a serving glass

Following are the high-level instructions to make this drink but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photo and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Chop the Banana – Take a medium-sized ripe banana and chop it into small pieces
  • Add the Ingredients In a blender jar, add chopped banana, 1½ cup of milk, vanilla essence, and honey. You can also use almond milk or oat milk as a non-dairy option. And maple syrup instead of honey
  • Blend Close the lid and blend everything until it turns smooth (you can also add more milk or water to thin out the consistency)
  • Pour and Serve – Open the lid and pour it into the serving glasses. Feel free to add ice cubes if you need a chill refreshing drink. And now the delicious Banana Milk is ready for you to taste and enjoy. Serve this Healthy Banana Milk along with breakfast, quick snack, or as a summer drink

Tips

  • Taste and Flavor – Vanilla essence gives a mild sweet taste and vanilla flavor to your drink and you can also use dates for a different flavor
  • Milk Options – Even though I have used full fat cow milk for this recipe, feel free to use almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk for vegan-friendly versions
  • Sweetener – I have used honey here and you can also use maple syrup, coconut sugar to other sweeteners of your choice
  • Serving – You can enjoy this drink as part of your breakfast, quick mid-day snack, or as a summer treat

Calories

This Banana Milk recipe that I have shared here contains 184 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you change any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

You can store this milk drink for 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator in a closed mason jar. But I would recommend making it fresh and consuming it as fresh as possible.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this drink along with your breakfast, quick snack, or as a refreshing summer drink.

You can also find similar recipes below and more at milk drinks recipes.

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📖 Recipe

Yield: 2 serving

Banana Milk

Banana Milk in a serving glass

Banana Milk is a healthy and fresh vanilla-flavored Korean milk drink loaded with nutrients and minerals. It is usually made with fresh ripe banana, milk, vanilla essence, and sweetener. This homemade Korean Banana Milk is one of the filling drinks that can be served with breakfast, snacks, or as a summer drink.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana

  • 1½ cup Milk (Almond or oat milk for vegan-friendly option)

  • ½ tsp Vanilla Essence

  • 1 tsp Honey or Maple Syrup

Notes

  1. Taste and Flavor – Vanilla essence gives a mild sweet taste and vanilla flavor to your drink and you can also use dates for a different flavor
  2. Milk Options – Even though I have used full fat cow milk for this recipe, feel free to use almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk for vegan-friendly versions
  3. Sweetener – I have used honey here and you can also use maple syrup, coconut sugar to other sweeteners of your choice
  4. Serving – You can enjoy this drink as part of your breakfast, quick mid-day snack, or as a summer treat

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 184Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 7g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Banana Milk?

Banana Milk is a rich, healthy, and vanilla flavored milk drink. It is usually made with fresh ripe banana, milk, vanilla essence, and sweetener. This Homemade drink is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and the energy that you needed for the rest of the day.

Is Korean Banana Milk healthy?

Yes, it is one of the healthy drinks loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and a good source of potassium, which may aid weight loss, improve heart health, etc.

Can I make this Vegan friendly?

Yes, you can swap the regular cow milk with almond milk, oat milk, and honey with maple syrup to enjoy a vegan-friendly version.

What are the calories in Banana Milk?

The recipe I have shared here contains 184 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you change any of the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card above.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!