Claire

i make plant based eats and treats 🌿 all for the love of the natural world 🌺 ✨astoria, ny✨

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Made @thefirstmess super savory veggie nuggets tonight πŸ’š I first made these over the summer and loved them so much I knew I needed to make them again πŸ’— enjoyed these with red bell pepper, spinach, and avocado βœ¨πŸ’«

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Savory Saturday smoothie 🌟 no fruit in here, just a hefty amount of vegetables, sounds a little weird but tastes very delicious ✨ My husband called this "earthy...in a good way" πŸ’—
To make blend together: 1/2 packed cup purple sweet potato (roasted then cooled) + 1 carrot (chopped) + 1/2 cup cauliflower (steamed then frozen) + 1 cup almond milk + 1 tablespoon peanut butter + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon cardamom. Topped with @coyo_is_coconuts coconut yogurt, hemp hearts, and @georgiagrinders peanut butter.
Recipe inspired by @leefromamerica ! #veggiesmoothiesforthewin #eattherainbow

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Sharing this banana bread with homemade Nutella 🍞🍫 the recipe is from @minimalistbaker and it is incredible ✨ it would be a pretty perfect companion to a snowy evening like tonight ❄️❄️❄️

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Sweet potato breakfast bowl πŸ’œβœŒπŸΌ with roasted *purple* sweet potato + @coyo_is_coconuts coconut yogurt + blueberries + @onedegreeorganics cinnamon flax granola + hemp hearts + roasted almond butter πŸ’™πŸ’«

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Roasted butternut squash + avocado + hummus + hemp hearts on @breadalonebakery whole wheat sourdough πŸ’› headed into Manhattan for some Sunday adventures ✌🏼#sundaymorning #avocadotoast

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Moody smoothie for a snowy day in New York πŸ’œπŸ’™ this is one of my favorite smoothie combos and one that I've made many times πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’« to make: blend together 1/2 banana + 1/2 cup cauliflower (steamed then frozen) + 1/4 cup blackberries + 1/3 cup blueberries + 1 tbs almond butter + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1 cup almond milk ✌🏼#snowdaysmoothie #eattherainbow

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happy almost Friday πŸ’› it's been a busy week and spending a little time in the kitchen tonight makes my soul a happier one πŸ’š butternut squash + mushrooms + green beans all roasted in avocado oil, pink sea salt, black pepper, cumin and garlic powder + spinach + arugula + pinto beans + avocado + pecans + @ithacacoldcrafted smoked chipotle hummus ✨
#plantbased #howyouhummus #eattherainbow

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Our Christmas tree is up and it's beginning to feel like the holidays around here πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ turning in early after having this for dinner πŸ™ŒπŸΌ turmeric cauliflower rice + carrots and peas roasted with garlic, cumin, cayenne + arugula + pomegranate seeds + some tahini πŸ’›πŸ’š

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Leftovers have saved the day many times over and this meal was no exception πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸŒΏ the only thing I actually made last night was the sweet potatoes, everything else was already in the fridge and I reheated either on the stovetop or in the oven πŸ’šπŸ’š makes life a lot easier on those nights when you just want to chill 😴 sautΓ©ed kale + roasted sweet potato, butternut squash, red onion, cauliflower, and chickpeas + tri-color quinoa + avocado πŸ€— #eattherainbow #plantbased

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Spiced Hasselback Pears and Oats for a slow and slightly fancy Saturday morning πŸ’–β˜•οΈ these pears smell so good baking and filled our apartment with all the warm vibes. We are off to see Ladybird and I am so excited πŸ’« Have a great Saturday wherever you are β˜€οΈ
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To make hasselback pears:
Cut pear in half and remove seeds. Place halves face down and slice thinly without cutting all the way through. Place pears flat side down into pan greased with a little coconut oil.
Combine 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil + 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/8 teaspoon ginger + 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and mix to form paste. Brush half the paste over tops of pears. Cook for 15 minutes at 400F. Brush remaining paste on pears, return to oven, and cook for additional 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the oats: bring 1 cup water + 1 cup almond milk + pinch salt + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to a boil. Add 1 cup oats and cook over a low simmer to desired consistency (this took be about 10 minutes).
Place oats in bowl, top with roasted pear, chopped hazelnuts, pomegranate seeds, and almond butter.

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Happy December 1st! Festive red and green smoothie bowl for the new month πŸ’šβ€οΈ I made this by blending 1 cup spinach + 1/2 banana + 2 tbs packed mint leaves + 1/4 avocado + 1/2 orange + 1 cup coconut water πŸ’– enjoy your Friday πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«

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Enjoying this veggie-bowl for dinner tonight πŸ’œ packed with kale + butternut squash + turmeric cauliflower + red onion + chickpeas + my fave @ithacacoldcrafted roasted red pepper hummus ❀️
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I realized this week marks a year since I started this tiny space...I was looking for a creative outlet and a place to express my love of cooking and baking. Instagram is a funny little thing. It can be both disheartening and inspirational, frustrating and invigorating. But at the end of the day, it's so nice to be able to share a small part of who I am, to connect with some very lovely people, and to take a moment to celebrate beauty in a world that can feel hard to navigate these days πŸ’•

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Bright green smoothie bowl for a happy Thursday πŸ’šπŸ’«
Recipe: blend 1/2 banana + 1/4 an avocado + big handful spinach + 1 tsp chia seeds + 1 tsp @philosophielove green dream + 1 cup coconut water. Top with @purely_elizabeth banana nut butter granola, frozen blueberries, and some cashew butter 😍

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Warm veggies and quinoa bowl ✨🌱 butternut squash and Brussels sprouts roasted with paprika, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper + tri-color quinoa + spinach + pumpkin seeds + pomegranate seeds + tahini πŸ’š wherever you are I hope you're having a happy Wednesday πŸŒ”πŸ’«

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Some of my favorite things for dinner tonight πŸ’š sweet potatoes and broccoli roasted with paprika, cumin, and garlic + peppery crispy chickpeas + spinach + avocado 🌿🌱 so exited for thanksgiving and to see my family this week πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Thinking about what to bake for thanksgiving while thinking about what to cook for dinner tonight while mostly thinking back to @kaleandcaramel 's beautiful Apple Tahini Bread that I made a few weeks ago. It really is the prettiest and tastes pretty great with a spread of cashew butter πŸ’›πŸŽ

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Hiiiiiii sweet potatoes πŸ‘‹πŸΌ πŸ’› in this bowl: spinach and chard mix, cumin and chili powder roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower + roasted red onion + chia seeds + tahini sauce (tahini + lemon + garlic + paprika + olive oil) πŸ’•

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Thinking about these quinoa stuffed squash bowls tonight πŸ’› one of my favorite things I've cooked this fall πŸπŸ‚recipe a few posts back ✌🏼

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Happy almost Friday! I made @rachlmansfield 's dark chocolate cookie dough crack bars and you probably want to too 😍 we have kept these in the freezer for the past week and they have been perfect for a quick snack or treat πŸ’œ

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Wednesday night buddha bowl πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ’« for when you need a bowl full of colors πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’› carrots and cauliflower roasted in curry, turmeric, and cayenne + paprika-maple roasted chickpeas + arugula + red onion + @ithacacoldcrafted lemon garlic hummus + some pommies on the side ✨✨

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You know what's not cool? That we've officially entered the time of year where's it's dark at 5pm 🌚 You know what IS cool? Roasted veggies! Like these 😍 Cumin and paprika roasted sweet potatoes, beets, and green peas + avocado + spinach + pecans + cashew ginger sauce πŸ’› To make sauce combine 1/4 cup cashew butter + 1 teaspoon chopped ginger + 1 teaspoon tamari + juice of 1 lime + pinch cayenne + 2-3 tablespoons water βœŒπŸΌπŸ’«

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Oh Monday, you are a tricky one. When I am feeling a lack of creativity, I can almost always find inspiration in the kitchen. This Carrot Cauliflower Coconut soup was tonight's mini-project (recipe below ☺️). But really it's a winner. Goodnight πŸŒ™βœ¨
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Ingredients:
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped cauliflower
1 chopped medium yellow onion
1.5 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
Spices: turmeric, nutmeg, cardamom, cayenne, cumin
Coconut milk (full fat, 1 can)
Apple cider vinegar
Coconut oil

To make:
Heat 1 tbs coconut oil in soup pot. Add chopped onion and sautΓ© until soft and fragrant (about 10 minutes). Add 2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp cumin, and 1/4 tsp each nutmeg, cardamom, and cayenne. Mix in ginger and cook for a couple more minutes.
Add in chopped carrots and cauliflower and 1 cup of water. Mix and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and cook until vegetables are soft and you can easily poke with a fork (about 20 minutes).
Add full can of coconut milk and stir to combine.
Use an immersion blender to mix the soup until creamy. Add a few cracks of black pepper and stir in 1 tbs apple cider vinegar.
Serve with brown rice, sautΓ©ed kale, and roasted chickpeas (I roasted mine with 2 tsp maple syrup and 1 tsp paprika at 400F for 20 minutes).
Enjoy!!

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We had a great and very fun weekend in Cleveland πŸ₯‚ Back in New York enjoying this bowl tonight πŸ’› Acorn squash roasted with cumin, paprika, and garlic powder + pan fried brussles sprouts + arugula + roasted red onions + pecans + pomegranate seeds + tahini πŸ’« #sundaynight

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At the airport waiting to board our flight to Cleveland πŸ’« we are headed there for a wedding and I am low-key very excited to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 🌟🌟🌟 this was lunch today: @breadalonebakery whole wheat sourdough + sweet potato roasted with coconut oil and cumin + avocado + @ithacacoldcrafted lemon dill hummus + tahini drizzle 😍

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HAPPY FRIDAY! It is cold in New York so it feels right to start the day with some apple pie inspired oats 🍎🍎🍎
To make oats: cook 1 cup @bobsredmill oats with 1 cup water + 1 cup @califiafarms unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
To make apples: slice 1 apple and sautΓ©e with heaping teaspoon coconut oil + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom. cook until apples soften.
Top it off with some pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, pecans, cashew butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup 🍁✨✌🏼

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Thursday smoothie bowl πŸ’«πŸ’š spinach + avocado + mango +orange + coconut water + @philosophielove green dream ✌🏼topped with @purely_elizabeth banana nut butter granola and a little extra pb 😊

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This week has felt a little hectic but I'm working my way through it and found time to do some cooking and baking tonight πŸ’—
In this fall inspired bowl πŸ‚:cumin roasted sweet potatoes + sautΓ©ed kale + pink lady apple + tempeh + pepitas + @ithacacoldcrafted lemon dill hummus πŸ™ŒπŸΌ ...
For the tempeh I marinated it in 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar + 2 tbs tamari + 1 tbs dijon mustard for an hour and then sautΓ©ed it on the stove til browned on the outside πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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It's officially soup weather in new york πŸ‚πŸ‚ so tonight I made this golden beet and acorn squash soup inspired by @willfrolicforfood πŸ™ŒπŸΌ and topped it with some crushed red pepper and kale sautΓ©ed with coconut oil and garlic πŸ’›

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In need of a very green drink this morning πŸ’šπŸ’š Makes 2 smoothies: 2 cups @thenewbarn unsweetened almond milk + 2 big handfuls spinach + 1 cup frozen mango + 1/2 an avocado + 1 tablespoon @philosophielove green dream + topped with pb and @onedegreeorganics cinnamon flax granola 🌿🌱🌿

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Happy Thursday! This bowl is filled with arugula + roasted red onion + maple-paprika roasted chickpeas + green lentil pasta + pomegranate seeds + tahini and lemon πŸ™ŒπŸΌ have a great night 🌟

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