Chocolate Oat Milk

I recently started making my own dairy-free milk using oats! I liked using oats because they are less expensive than nuts and it is quicker to make oat milk because there is a shorter soak time. I have noticed that separation does occur so make sure to store in a bottle with a lid and shake before use. Oat milk should last about 4-5 days in the fridge.

Continue reading “Chocolate Oat Milk”

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Sweet potato black bean burgers! I love veggie burgers. They are so delicious and very versatile- you can eat them on a bun with some sweet potato fries or throw them into a salad plate. These veggie burgers are gluten free and vegan. This recipe makes 4 veggie patties.

Continue reading “Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers”

Fresh Gazpacho 💃🏼

When the weather gets warmer, I crave all of the hydrating, fresh foods. I love this gazpacho dish because it’s super hydrating and refreshing – perfect for summer! I paired it with Sakara Life chia tortillas to dip. This recipe is raw, vegan, and gluten free. All you need is a blender to make!

Continue reading “Fresh Gazpacho 💃🏼”

Vegan Pistachio Pesto

If you follow my Instagram account (@wellbymel_), you know that I LOVE Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It is gluten free, dairy free, and only made with 5 ingredients- cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil, and salt! And it tastes great- it tastes like actual gnocchi! This is one of my go- to easy dinners because it is frozen and so easy to make! All you need to do is cook it on a skillet for a few minutes until fully thawed and crispy and then top with the sauce of your choice. Note: do not follow the package instructions to cook the gnocchi or else they will turn out mushy.

Today, I chose a pistachio pesto sauce. I have had a bag of pistachios in my pantry for a few months and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’m trying to be more conscious of food waste so I decided to repurpose them to make pesto. It was super yummy and really easy! This pesto is dairy free and uses nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. See full recipe below!

Continue reading “Vegan Pistachio Pesto”

Pineapple Overnight Oats

Pineapple Overnight Oats 🍍🍍 This is my favorite warm weather oatmeal combo! Sounds kind of weird, but it seriously tastes so good! Made with overnight oats (served cool) topped with fresh cut pineapple, flax seeds, chia seed, and coconut nectar. I also topped with some goji berries as well. 

Continue reading “Pineapple Overnight Oats”

Creamy Avocado Pesto Sauce

Red lentil pasta topped with creamy avocado pesto sauce! 🥑🌱 I’ve been on a veggie pasta kick and used lentil pasta for this recipe. The lentil pasta is topped with a creamy avocado pesto sauce and grape tomatoes. This sauce is soo creamy and delicious, I may or may not be dreaming about it for the rest of the day.. 😴💁‍♀️ This recipe is gluten free and dairy free. See below for details on how to make the creamy avocado pesto sauce!

Continue reading “Creamy Avocado Pesto Sauce”

Veggie Cauliflower Rice Paella 🥘💃🏼

Veggie cauliflower rice paella! 🥘💃🏼 You definitely need to check this one out. This dish is made 100% with veggies- riced cauliflower, onion, red bell pepper, tomato, peas, artichokes, parsley, garlic, and spices. It is completely grain free, gluten-free and so easy to make and freaking delicious! The recipe below makes about 2 servings.

Continue reading “Veggie Cauliflower Rice Paella 🥘💃🏼”

Tart Beet Berry Smoothie

Starting off Friday morning with this tart beet berry smoothie bowl on my couch in nyc. I’m obsessed with the color of this smoothie and the tart beet berry combo is one of my favs. Super excited to go see a functional medicine doctor for a routine visit (said no one ever, right?!) I think functional medicine is so interesting  even tho I have zero medical background (I am an engineer by degree). I’ve been waiting for this visit for months so hopefully it’s worth the excitement. Happy Friday!

Continue reading “Tart Beet Berry Smoothie”

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

Mint chocolate chip smoothie bowl to start off Sunday! This literally tastes like I’m eating a bowl of ice cream and I’m obsessed with this combo 🙌🏻  

Continue reading “Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl”