Healthy Eating Simplified {It is all about Sauces- YUMM SAUCE}

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We have gotten more and more lazy as we have become more familiar with how to make easy plant-based meals quickly.. I guess what I am saying is we are spending less time in the kitchen and more time outside adventuring - which is not really lazy at all after all. But has only happened because we have really simplified the way we eat.

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When I first became interested in Nutrition I was very interested in recipes, experimenting, cooking, baking and spending lots of time making things and learning how to do it all.. Times are a changing in my life that is for sure, because now I know so much more about nutrition but I eat so much more simply.

We believe that nutrition and nourishing your body is simple and can be done by following a few really simple concepts.

A) Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

B) Eat lots of foods that are anti-inflammatory and avoid foods that cause inflammation

C) Get lots of exercise outside and drink lots of water

Now how you choose to go about that and interpret these principles can result in many different things if you do not stick to the science and truth, but if you do you will see that the only potentially controversial thing is what foods are anti-inflammatory and what cause inflammation.

In this reality we live in on planet earth, whole, unprocessed plants are anti-inflammatory and animal products and processed foods and oils cause inflammation. Done deal.

YUMM Sauce is so good on bean and rice bowls with mexican toppings!

YUMM Sauce is so good on bean and rice bowls with mexican toppings!

So how do we spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside?

Watch this short video to hear my take on it, that way I don't have to repeat myself.


BASICALLY - Learn your basics, learn to cook:

  • Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas, peas, Tofu, etc
  • Rice, Quinoa, Barley, Oats, and other grains
  • Potatoes can be steamed, oven baked without oil, sautéed in veggie broth, etc,
  • Other Veggies can be eaten raw or cooked in so many ways

Then there are foods that do not even need to be cooked like:

  • Fruits are the easiest because you just eat them as is… all the time!
  • Nuts, Seeds, Walnuts, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, etc.



With the basic knowledge of cooking some simple health promoting foods (from the list above) you can easily throw together so many amazing meals and make them even more amazing with a SAUCE or two! 

YUMM Sauce on leftovers and steamed frozen veggies! We also use Yumm sauce as a dressing!

YUMM Sauce on leftovers and steamed frozen veggies! We also use Yumm sauce as a dressing!

For all things savory, our favorite go-to sauce is this creamy, delicious, nutty sauce that I cannot even classify into any known flavor category other than freaking epic. We use this sauce weekly and it makes all our left over bowls the best, especially with some salsa!


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  • 3/4 -1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup cooked soybeans or 1⁄2 cup firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro, or fresh
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder or curry paste
  • 1⁄4 -1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt (optional) 

For Soy-Free, substitute more chickpeas in the place of the soybeans

Put everything in a blender of food processor and blend until smooth. Taste to see what you think, if you like a particular seasoning or herb avor more, add more (sometimes we like to add extra curry powder, or we add hot sauce). 

Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days or so!