LemLev Kitchen Favorites

LemLev Kitchen Favorites

Butternut Squash & Kale SaladI made this recipe for my family pot luck Thanksgiving this year. It was a huge hit! It takes all of the colors and flavors of fall and puts them in one salad. While it has a lot of ingredients and directions, this recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require you to be standing in the kitchen dicing and chopping for very long. Enjoy!
Greens SoupI love this soup for so many reasons but mostly because it’s super easy and really good! A wonderful juice shop in NYC made this soup for a holiday party I had this year and it was such a hit with healthy eaters and especially non healthy eaters alike. I knew this would be a recipe I had to share, especially with temps dropping and people needing warm, nourishing meals. Enjoy!
Kitchari – Ayurveda cleansing deliciousnessBefore spring arrives, I wanted to give one last warming and hearty recipe idea -- A few years ago I did a Kitchari cleanse which is an Ayurveda dish that is almost stew-like and amazing for your digestive system. These foods are easy to break down and they give your entire system a reset. When I did the cleanse, I ONLY ate this meal for 3 days…this time I just ate it once/day for 4 days and got my desired results – feeling cleansed, light but also nourished and satisfied. No matter how you do it, your belly will thank you! Find the recipe here.
Massaged Kale & Avocado SaladI used to be the worst salad maker ever! I would make a salad and bring it to the office and be so bored when lunch-time came around. Am I the only person who waits for an acceptable hour to eat lunch because I’m just so excited? Well I quickly stopped bringing homemade salads because it was always such a disappointment. If you can relate, then I have your quick fix and you’re going to be wishing lunch-time to come even faster! My Massaged Kale & Avocado Salad is so good but almost more importantly, so easy that you won’t believe it. Feel free to add in additional protein (salmon, grilled chicken, walnuts, pumpkin seeds etc.) to keep you full longer but don’t be fooled by the short ingredient list, this salad has it goin’ on.
Nightshade & Lentil HashMy latest obsession: nightshade veggies & lentils. It warms me up when it’s cold and the combo is perfection! I created this recipe based on 2 of my favorites and decided to combine them. The eggplant, tomato & onion combo is so delicious and the lentils are a great winter staple. This recipe can be used as a main dish or a side dish. *nightshade vegetables: eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes & peppers
Pesto SauceI have an obsession with pesto! I love playing around with diferent ways to make the sauce but this recipe right here is tried and true! You can swap out the pine nuts for pumpkin seeds, almonds or walnuts. Get creative!
Summer Kale and Peach SaladThis salad screams summer! If you have access to a grill, throw the peaches on and enjoy the sweet tastes of summertime. I love the combo of peppers and peaches – so fresh!
Tomato Avocado SaladThis salad reminds me of summer. It has so many flavors and yet, it’s super easy to make. I love to make this salad as a side dish and usually to compliment a fish (Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite combo with this). I will often make too much so I can have it for lunch the next day.
White Bean & Spinach SaladWhen heading to a BBQ earlier this summer, I needed a healthy and delicious salad to bring and this definitely hit the spot. It wasn’t too healthified that others couldn’t enjoy but didn’t have any sugar or junk in it for those trying to eat really clean. Beans are packed with protein so this filled me up and kept me away from snacking on too many chips!