Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta

I know we have all heard of zucchini pasta, but have you tried sweet potato pasta?  You have got to try this Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta with Caramelized Onions.  Quite possibly one of the most delicious meals I have made in a while.  It was one of those meals I threw together as I was trying to use up some odds and ends in the kitchen.  It was so good, that I had to share it with you!

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta - My Whole Food Life

I used a spiralizer to make the pasta.  I have the Paderno.  It’s one of the only spiralizers that can do hard veggies like sweet potatoes and beets.  Sweet potato pasta is life changing!  You have to try it.  This recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Super easy to whip up too.

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Soba and Zucchini Noodle Bowl

You guys!  I am here to tell you about my friend Ivy’s new ebook coming out.  It’s called Clean Cuisine Dinners – A Full Month of Delicious Doable Dinners and Weekly Shopping Lists.  If you are not familiar with Ivy and Clean Cuisine, I urge you to check out her awesome website as well.  Ivy was diagnosed with MS in her 20s and is keeping herself healthy with real food.  You can read her story here.  If you are new to clean eating or a whole food life in general, I highly recommend this book.  It’s got everything you need to get started.  In the book, Ivy plans out a month of healthy meals + shopping lists, so all you have to do is prepare the food. She has most of the work for you! There is a section on frequently asked questions, clean eating defined, and the recipes are clearly marked on whether they are vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.  Not all the recipes are vegan, but they can definitely be altered to be that way. For more info, or to purchase, click here. The Soba and Zucchini Noodle Bowl I am sharing is totally vegan and it was one of the most delicious meals I have had in awhile.  In fact, Marcus ate almost the entire thing in one sitting! I had to immediately make a second batch. It was that good! If you like zucchini pasta, you may also like this and this.

Soba and Zucchini Noodle Bowl - My Whole Food Life

A few of the other meals I am looking forward to making are the Bean and Chipotle Chili and the Roasted Veggies with Creamy Lime Hemp Dressing. The original recipe called for roasting the tomatoes, (which I am sure makes this even more delicious), but I was pressed for time, so I skipped that step. I will write the directions from the book if you care to make it the way it was written. Ivy also has another book that I would highly recommend to anyone fighting inflammation.  It’s called Clean Cuisine: An 8 Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet that Will Change the Way You Look, Age and Feel. Check it out here.

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Balsamic Kale Chickpea Salad

I am a huge lover of salads. I could eat them everyday. Probably why I have so many salad recipes on my blog. The latest is this Balsamic Kale Chickpea Salad. It has all my favorite flavors in one yummy salad recipe! It takes no time at all to throw together.

Balsamic Kale Chickpea Salad - My Whole Food Life

This salad would be great for parties.  It’s vegan and gluten free.  Super healthy and tasty. This recipe calls for removing the stems from the kale.  Don’t throw them away.  You can save them for juicing or homemade vegetable broth.

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