#SoHotRightNow Spring Edition

Everything Else

13 March 2015

Spring is in the air, betches!

And with the shift in the weather also comes a shift in our bodies and what we need and crave. I always notice this change once the days become warmer and longer and I crave brighter and lighter foods and lots and lots of fresh produce (which just happens to be in abundance right now).

So in honor of the quickly approaching spring season (and St. Paddy’s Day) these are a few of my favorite green things-

1. Avocado Toast

Avocado toast with soft boiled eggs

If you haven’t yet, you really, REALLY need to try my avocado toast recipe. Unless you’re living under a rock (or don’t use instagram) you obviously know that avotoast is #sohotrightnow. It’s also simple, delicious, and nutrient dense for these reasons.

2. Asparagus Pea Soup

Vegan creamy asparagus and pea soup topped with asparagus and croutons

Disclaimer- I haven’t yet made this soup but I plan on doing so this weekend. It sounds healthy, delicious, seasonal and doesn’t it just look absolutely GORG? Minimalist Baker never disappoints.

3. GGS (aka glowing green smoothie)

Two glasses of green smoothie

All day, erey day.

4. Coconut Milk Risotto with Prawns and Kale Pesto

Coconut Milk Risotto with Prawns and Kale Pesto

OMFG you GUYS. This is so so so good. I made this recipe last weekend in honor of my mama’s birthday and everyone raved about it (MLF helped himself to seconds…and thirds…). I used sprouted short-grain brown rice instead of arborio rice which has more fiber, nutrients and is easier to digest. I also used my pesto-recipe instead to make this recipe dairy-free. Make this one when you have some time and can leisurely sip on some wine while stirring (or in my case consume half the bottle).

5. Vegan Caesar Salad

Vegan Caesar salad with chickpea croutons

This salad is TDF. It truly taste like a caesar salad minus all the trans-fats and other chemicals and weird ingredients found in bottle caesar salad dressings. The chickpea croutons are an amazing substitute for regular croutons and add a nice crunch and additional fiber. Super filling and hearty as your meal or perfect alongside a bowl of soup.

6. Peppermint Tea

Two glass cups of peppermint tea

Every night after dinner the MLF and I have been sip, sip, sipp’n (and not on siiizzryup (child of the 90’s here)). No, we’ve been sippin’ on Tulsi’s peppermint tea which is tasty, soothing, and SO EFFIN GOOD FOR YOU. The menthol present in the tea is a natural muscle relaxant that aids in stress and anxiety relief, not to mention that seriously needed beauty rest! It’s also an amazing remedy for tummy ailments such as bloating and gas. Seriously can’t go wrong with this stuff.

7. Smoky Romaine and Avocado Salad

Smoky Romaine and Avocado Salad drizzled with Smoky Vinaigrette

I have no joke been eating this salad erey day. I make a big batch of the super simple, super delish salad dressing on Sunday and use it on chopped romaine, avocado and cherry tomatoes throughout the week. To me this embodies spring simplicity.


PS- Thinking of doing a SPRING CLEANSE? Check out my reviews and fo’ reals experiences here and here.