5 Minute Grain-Free Spaghetti Creation

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“But I love pasta!” This is a common reply that I get when I share with people my thoughts on traditional pasta. For my very sensitive tummy, wheat pasta and most gluten products make me bloat and look 6 months pregnant! No joke - it’s amazing how much my stomach expands after eating certain foods! NuPasta has become a staple in my pantry. It is a gluten and grain free pasta made with konjac, a root vegetable that is rich in dietary fibre, low in calories and easy to digest. This pasta also comes pre-cooked. All you need to do is rinse the pasta, then heat it with your favourite sauce and veggies, and you have a delicious healthy meal. This pasta is so good, it's even kid approved. I’ve created a yummy vegan recipes below for all to enjoy.

From August - November 2019 you can use my 10% discount, using MUVE10 when you purchase NuPasta products from www.nupasta.com. My favourite pasta option is the fettuccine although all three are really fantastic.

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NuPasta Traditional Spaghetti

Serves: 2-4

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ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli pieces
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 cups low sugar tomato sauce (I used Neil Brothers)
  • 2 packages of NuPasta spaghetti noodles

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a pan over the stove, cook the broccoli and water on  medium heat till it's cooked to liking. I like to use water rather than oil but you could use olive oil for some extra flavour. Add more water if needed.
  2. Rinse the NuPasta noodles well. They do have a light smell to them and this will rinse off. 
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan, including the noodles and heat for another 3-5 minutes then serve and enjoy!

Michelle Wolfe xo












Sweet Potato Salsa

Sweet Potato Salsa

I created this recipe for a recent girls weekend. I wanted a recipe that was new and different, great for dipping and snacking and healthy (of course!) I was initially considering a guacamole type salsa dish but I wanted to incorporate a grain-free carbohydrate. I decided to add sweet potato which is also packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients (helpful on a weekend away!) I tend to indulge in more sweets, alcohol and late nights on these ladies weekends, and although it's worth it for the beautiful laughs and stories shared with my special pals, it’s also important for me to be mindful about how to balance out the healthy and not-so-healthy foods. This sweet potato salsa helps reduce inflammation and stress on the body. It was a great snack once we arrived at the cottage, and next time I’ll double the recipe because we ate it up in no time! 

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin C, magnesium, antioxidants. I choose them instead of a regular starch potato because the flavour is superior (in my opinion) and they are far more nutrient dense. 

This recipe can be enjoyed with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks or as an addition to a bed of greens for a scrumptious salad. 

Dig in and enjoy!

Sweet Potato Salsa

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato peeled,  cut into small cubes and cooked
  • 1 small red onion (1/4 cup) chopped into very  small pieces
  • 1 large tomato diced into cubes, remove the seeds
  • 1 ripe avocado diced into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped fine (optional to use parsley) 
  • 1-2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice 
  • pinch of  himalayan salt
  • pinch of black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss the chopped sweet potato and 1 tablespoon olive oil on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft. Toss once between cooking.  
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and add the sweet potato once it's cooked and cooled. Toss and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. 


Sweet Potato "Nachos" (Vegan)

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I planned to create this plate of nachos for super bowl but I was just too excited to test the recipe so we made it a day in advance. It was soo good I’m going to make them again today!

It’s not your traditional nachos recipe, in fact it has no cheese or cheese like product however it’s a big pan of healthy flavourful foods and i’m telling you… it’s delicious!

I used sweet potato as the base and topped it with lots of interesting flavours. I dipped it into my newest creation “ranch” dressing which gave it an extra burst of flavour. I’m not sharing the dressing recipe just yet however you can use salsa, hummus or any other dip of your choice. Give it a try and let me know what creations you come up with.

Sweet Potato "Nachos" (Vegan)

Serves: 2-4

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prep time: cook time: total time:

ingredients:

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes sliced thin (I prefer small thin potatoes for smaller chips)
  • 1/2 cup sliced mini tomatoes
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 jalapeño sliced
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 small avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the sliced sweet potatoes onto two baking sheets. You want enough to roughly cover two sheets so cut more if needed. 
  3. Bake the sweet potato chips for 15 minutes then flip. Continue baking for another 15-25 minutes or till they are crispy on the outside and baked all the way through.
  4. Remove from the oven and stack all the chips onto each other onto one pan. 
  5. Add all the toppings evenly over the top. 
  6. You can eat while the toppings are raw or you can put it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes to soften the veggies.
  7. Enjoy with your favourite dips. 
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