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Jicama Mango Slaw


Jicama Mango Slaw As the warmer summer months are quickly approaching (at least here, in sunny Florida), many of us start to crave lighter, healthier foods. And with Cinco de Mayo around the corner, there's no better time to introduce one of the lightest, most flavorful salads I love to eat: Jicama Mango Slaw! My first time enjoying a version of this delicious slaw occurred when it arrived as an accompaniment to my favorite vegan enchilada at a high-end Mexican restaurant. I was so enamored with the light crunch of the jicama, balanced with the tartness and acidity of citrus, and [...]

Jicama Mango Slaw2019-04-25T00:35:44+00:00

Crunchy Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad


Crunchy Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad I created the name Vibrant Beat in part to emphasize the importance of consuming a variety of vibrantly-colored foods, all of which contain unique phytochemicals which act as anti-oxidants and prevent and treat chronic disease. This recipe exemplifies a meal that contains an entire spectrum of colors: green, red, purple, and orange. In addition, I'll oftentimes make it with black rice in place of quinoa which adds beneficial anthocyanins, the same class of phytonutrient found in blackberries and blueberries. Aside from all of the nutritious vegetables, this dish also contains garlic, ginger, and cilantro, [...]

Crunchy Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad2018-06-10T23:27:06+00:00