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October 09, 2018

How To Make A Nourish Bowl! Nourish Bowls are a trend worth diving into! Not only are they delicious they are a sure way to get in a variety of nutrients! I love making bowls personally because they are healthy, satisfying, easy to make, even easier to clean up and its a great way to make left overs special! If you have never made a nourish bowl yourself heres a few simple steps to get you started!

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PICK A THEME! This makes it much easier if you have a bit of a theme in mind such as a taco bowl, mediterranean bowl, santa fe bowl, curry bowl, sushi bowl, roasted root bowl, Hawaiian hay stack bowl, sampler bowl etc! They can be as simple or as complex as you'd like! There is no wrong way, unless you’re eating off a plate… then you’re totally left field ;) just kidding!

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Step 8: ASSEMBLE: If I am in a hurry I will just toss it all in a bowl or serve everything separately and let people build their bowl bowls! If you want to make a “proper nourish bowl” start with your base- your greens, add your main starch or root vegetable, and then in sections place the rest of the ingredients in a pie shape and drizzle with your choice of flavoring!

Step 9: ENJOY!!!

I always LOVE seeing what you make and I LOVE that we can all get ideas from each other and stay inspired while keeping things interesting! Im so happy we did our #myearthybowl challenge together! I hope that you gained some new ideas for meals! If you want to get inspired check out the hashtag #myearthybowl on Instagram to see what others are creating!

I hope you’re all doing great! We are in the thick of things these days! Baby is getting so close to joining liiiife and we are currently trying to buy our first home!! Its all been a little wild but super exciting at the same time and what helps life when work, family and everything else start filling every second of the day is doing it with energy! That is where a lot of my motivation now comes to nourish my body! Well, first of all, for baby, then for my energy :)

Anyway, I hope you love these recipes! I have so more Id love to share with you in the near future!

Much love,

Andy xo

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September 20, 2017

The first time I had a sushi burrito was in Kauai at this little hole in the wall place on the side of the road called Sushi Girl! I loooooved it and now enjoy making them at home! You can make all sorts of flavor combos. I posted a video on YouTube to break down how simple it is to make it and posted below the recipe if you want to make some sushi burritos at your place! Also, you'll find an epic vegan miso wasabi dipping sauce recipe that my husband made!

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  • 2 cup sushi rice
  • 4 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sake (optional)
  • 4 soy paper or 4 nori sheets
  • 1/2 steamed sweet potato
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ carrot, thinly sliced
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup raw red cabbage
  • Fresh Cilantro 7 or chives
  • Fudakiki (optional but great flavor)
  • Miso Wasabi Vegan Mayo (recipe below)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Make Your favorite sushi rice. We cook 2 tbsp sake into the rice and put in 4 tbsp rice vinegar after rice is cooked.
  3. Layer a soy or nori sheet flat. Scoop on about 1 cup rice. Wet your fingers and spread rice evenly across the nori sheet filling in empty spots.Top with a couple strips of sweet potato cucumber, carrot, avocado, red cabbage, cilantro, fudakaki, and wasabi miso mayo (optional).
  4. Roll the soy or nori sheet away from you, tucking in all of the toppings. Add an extra sheet to the bottom to make big fatty burritos. Just wet the edge a bit to seal the sheets and roll with a bamboo mat if you have or some wax paper.
  5. To store for later, wrap in foil or wax paper (with a little twine)and store in the fridge! Great go on the go or bringing to school or work!

Miso Wasabi Mayo (vegan)

2 tbsp Vegan Mayo

1 tsp Minsed Raw Garlic

1/2 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce

1/2 tbsp Miso Paste

1/2 tsp Wasabi

1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice

I hope that you like it! Let me know if you get your sushi burrito on by tagging me on @earthyandy or in the comments! We are going to make a new video every Wednesday so if you have any requests we would love to here! Talk soon!

Andy XO

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August 06, 2017

Oooh do I love potatoes! They are so gentle on the system and warm and comforting and so so simple! Here is a baked fries recipe! And don't forget that simply steamed or baked potatoes are wonderful too! (I really enjoy coconut butter or some organic vegan butter with a little Himalayan salt). You can get fancy but I always go back to this and pair with or on a massive leafy greens salad- like pop corn bowl size of salad. Also note- I personally find benefit in limiting my oils but do enjoy a high quality olive oil orcold pressed flax seed oil drizzled as a salad dressing.

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3-6 large potatoes ( I do 6 for the family)
Himalayan rock salt
lemon pepper seasoning or garlic powder and onion powder (optional)

1. Wash potatoes and slice into fries
2. Boil water with a steamer while preheating oven to 400 degrees F.
3. Steam potatoes until almost cooked but still firm when poking with a fork.
4. Drain water and drizzle potatoes with himalayan salt and a dash of lemon pepper and garlic seasoning.
5. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes, turning over midway for even crisping.
6. When fries look finished remove and serve with homemade ketchup or serve onside a big salad!

SIMPLY SALAD- In France they serve big simple leafy green salads in many restaurants and I just love the simplicity of it sometimes! The trick is to get good fresh produce. Butter lettuce is really nice!

2 heads of mixed greens
2 tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1/2 avocado
cracked pepper
squeeze of lemon or lime
sometimes I like to use a spray of olive oil or cold pressed flax seed oil with Himalayan salt.

- fresh herbs, shallots, green onion, purple onion, some berries , crushed nuts, purple cabbage, saurkraut, shaved carrots are a simple way to spruce it up!


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May 11, 2017

Hydrate and replenish your inner mermaid with this wholesomely stacked bowl of earthy greens, Okinawan sweet potatoes. dried cranberries, crushed pistachios , sour kraut, purple cabbage dinansour kale, blueberries and a drizzle of your favorite sweet dressing!

My favorite way to mix up a salad is place a plate on top and shake it all up with a dressing! Adding some avocado with take this over the top! Hope ya like it!!

This tastes super good with a lilikoi vinaigrette, or a balsamic vinaigrette OR one of our go-to's for a no oil homemade salad dressing.

Mustard Vinagarette

To make:

Combine 1/3 cup your choice yellow or stone-ground mustard with 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon your choice sweetener ex maple syrup, 1 teaspoon black pepper and 2 tablespoons water. Blend in a small blender and drizzle onto your salad. Store in refridgerator in an air tight container!

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March 02, 2017

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Hi! I can't believe I have never shared this salad before. It is one of my favs! Its a classic salad but done healthy style!

I know I post a lot of smoothies and fruits but greens and potatoes, soups and meals are also a big part of a plant based diet too which I looove!If I am being perfectly honest the only reason I don't post more meals is because by the end of the day my camera happy radar is put on the back burner and getting meals done and homework done and just playing with my kids is my night time whirl! But I am working on a cook book!And have been writing down all the meal recipes once and for all! :) There are so many amazing accounts and recipes out these days! Its amazing to see the creativity and love people are putting into health food! Health food should never be a sacrifice! It should be exciting and flavorful and it seems thats popping up more and more which is awesome!!

Speaking of flavor bursts lets get into this salad! This one is so fun! The dressing you make for it (Linked below) can be made and stored in the fridge and used for all sorts of things! I will show you how to make it a dip or transform to a dressing and can be used on most anything like Tacos, a veggie dip, in pitas, on potatoes, salads.. roasted veggies...etc. Recipe below!

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RECIPE Santa Fe Salad Salad w/Grilled Avocado & Creamy Cilantro Dressing Makes 3-4 Servings


  • 2 Heads of Romaine
  • 1/2 Bunch of fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/4 Head Purple Cabbage Chopped Thin
  • 2 Tomatoes Cubed
  • 6 Dates Chopped Lengthwise
  • 2 Ear Corn Roasted Corn
  • 4 Corn Tortillas (or corn chips)
  • 1 Cup Cumin Black Beans (link to recipe)
  • 2 Fresh Lime

Cilantro Dressing

  • 1/2 Cup Cashew Cilantro Cream (Link to recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes (less if you don't like spicy

Ingredient Prep:

  • TORTILLA STRIPS: In a small pan turn to high heat and crisp both side of corn tortilla.30 seconds to 1 minute or until golden. Remove and place on towel to let cool. Cut into thin strips.
  • CORN: Use a pan and place on high over the stove. After shucking the corn place directly on to the pan. Let the corn blacken slightly on all sides. You can cut the corn in half lengthy wise or run a knife from top to bottom to take the corn off.
  • AVOCADOS: Slice open avocados and cut slices 1/2 inch thick lengthwise. Place on a plate flat and squeeze a full lime even on all the pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Heat grill (if you don't have a grill a pan can work) to high. Place avocados gently onto the grill make, cook on both sides for 15-30 seconds (longer for electric grills). Once avocados are done they will have nice blackened grill marks. Once done remove from grill and chop avocados into 1/2 inch cubes.


  • Chop heads of Romaine in evenly and place in bowl
  • Add chopped cilantro, red cabbage, beans, tomatoes, avocados, corn, dates, tortilla strips into their own corners of the bowl
  • Drizzle salad dressing over top, mix up and ENJOY!

September 14, 2016

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Soups are one of my most favorite dishes not just because they are satisfying and delicious but also because they are cost effective, simple, can feed a crowd, make for great left overs and they are healthful!

A few years ago when I was pregnant with Ira we were living in France and I got really into cooking. My neighbor was a chef at a near by restaurant and he taught me a few of his secrets to wonderful soups. The number one tip he gave was to never boil your soups. Instead cook them on low to medium heat for a longer period of time. This saves nutrients AND flavor. It takes a little longer but the end results will be worth it! (Also, many of times, soups are better the next day after the flavors have time to mix).

And the second most valuable tip is add fresh herbs and citruses very last to preserve their freshness and vibrant taste.

I personally do not like to use no oil and little to no salt in my cooking. I also love bold flavors and believe that healthy food at any means should not equal boring or bland!

So when you first start sauteing you onions, add a tablespoon of water in place of oil- easy! I promise you you wont miss it.

I will make another post for cream substitutes etc. You can really make any soup that you love into a healthier and vegan option with the right know hows. If this interests you let me know and Ill share everything that works awesome!

Okay! Here are 6 soups! Feel free to add whatever you like! I also make a tonne extra to freeze or have throughout the week! I usually add more garlic and lemon than I list but I like a lot!

Simple... quick.. healthy ... mouth watering... that's what we're going for here! :)

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Vegetable Red Lentil Soup


2 cups small lentils (I prefer red)

2 russet potatoes (chopped)

1 med white onion (chopped)

2 carrot (chopped)

5 celery stick (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped of crushed)

1 ½ bay leaves

1 ½ fresh dill

2cans stewed tomatoes

10 ½ cups vegetable stock

1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro

1 tsp pepper

salt and pepper to taste or use lemon ( I use lemon)


1) In a large soup pot put a tablespoon of water and add onions, garlic, carrots, potato, and celery. Saute until vegetables are almost tender.

2) Add the diced tomatoes with juice, bay leaves, parsley, lentils and the stock.

3) Bring to a soft boil stirring occasionally until the lentils are soft, reduce heat and simmer

4) add fresh parsley and dill at the very end for most flavor and freshness!


Vegan Leek Potato Soup


5 or 6 large leeks sliced thin (6 cups)

1 large yellow onion sliced thin

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1 lb russet potatoes diced

3 T coconut butter (or omit)

4-5 cups vegetable stock (my favorite is the organic better than bouillon )

1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

Salt to taste or squeeze lemon


Sweat the leeks and onion for 15 min covered, on med low (don’t let brown)

Add stock and potatoes and simmer until potatoes are soft

Let cool to lukewarm and blend in food processor or blender until smooth


*NOTE an easy way to clean leeks is discard outter tough layer, slice down the middle, and immerse in a bowl of cold water.

Vegan Minestrone Soup

1 cup onion chopped

3 cloves of garlic

2 sticks of celery

½ cup cubed carrots

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3 -15 oz cans stewed diced tomatoes

6 cups water + 5 tsp vegetable bouillon or just 6 cups of vegetable stock

1 ½ cup cubed yams

2 cups cubed potatoes

1 small pkg chopped green beans

1 bundle of fresh rosemary (consisting of a few stems of rosemary leaves tied up with string or floss or some gauze to prevent the leaves from separating themselves into the soup)

1 tsp dried oregano

2bunch fresh basil

½ tsp sage

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 ½ tsp salt (optional)

½ tsp pepper

1 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed

1 bunch fresh parsley

Small pinch cayenne pepper

1 cup cooked pasta ( I prefer corn quinoa based pastas for best texture and keeping it gluten free.

In small amount of water add onion, garlic. When onions are translucent add celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, broth, yams, potatoes, green beans, oregano, sage, chili pwd, salt, pepper. Cook 15 min on simmer.

Stir in garbanzo beans, parsley, basil ,cayenne pepper, pasta. Cook on simmer 10 min!



2 cups carrots, sliced

1 ½ cups onions, sliced and chopped

2 cups potatoes, coarsely chopped

1 ½ cups celery, sliced

2 ½ cups green cabbage, chopped

½ cup lentils

4 oz vegetable soup bullion (8 T)

20 oz crushed stewed tomatoes, canned

¾ oz Italian spice (about 1T)

20 cups water

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the carrots and lentils and let boil for 10 min. Then add the rest of the vegetables (except for the potatoes), the soup bases and spices. Let simmer for 20 minutes then add the potatoes, crushed tomatoes, and mushrooms (and black pepper to taste if desired). Simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.

Garden Carrot Soup with fresh Ginger

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2 tsp coconut butter

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 cups chopped carrots

2 cups sliced leeks (you can use regular onion as part of the 2 cups )

2 cups chopped yam

1tbsp grated fresh ginger (I used ½ this amount)

2 cups water or broth (I used vegetable broth) (I added a bit more at the end as it was quite thick)

sea salt to taste


Heat 1 tablespoon of water in a large soup pot. Saute carrot and leek over medium heat for three minutes, could be longer . I have done it for 10 min. It makes no difference in the taste. Add yam. Cover and cook for 2 mins. Add ginger, pepper, nutmeg, salt, and water or broth. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 mins or till vegs are soft. Cool down before pureeing it.

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July 04, 2016

These recipes are all very simple, quick and flexible with ratios of ingredients. Be creative and try different ingredientsto see what you like best. They are great meals or bases to elaborate from.

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May 25, 2016

Below is a hearty bowl of Coconut curry with lots of avocado and black rice. To be honest, I prefer white rice but this was a nice change :)

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April 26, 2016

VEGAN TACOS!!! Ah a favorite meal here! Love how simple it is to prepare! Below are two recipes for the black beans (which as a great protein source) and for a avocado cilantro lime dressing that you can literally put on everything!

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February 25, 2016

Everything in greens tonight! These noodles for starters are such a great find at costco!Organic Gluten free edamme two ingredient noodles (organic edamme and water). Not bad!

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What is the 21 earthy days? ›

WHAT IS 21 EARTHY DAYS? 21 Earthy Days is a health challenge to encourage more plant based foods into ones diet while simultaneously making more effort to invite holistic balance into ones life.

How do you make a balanced plant based meal? ›

The aim is to fill ½ of the plate with veggies and fruits, ¼ with grains and starches, and ¼ with plant-based proteins. Include whole food fats and fortified plant-based dairy in the meal, on the side, or as a snack. Supplements may be needed.

Where does Earthy Andy live? ›

My name is Andrea, some of you may know me as @earthyandy on Instagram. I have three rambunctious little boys and an incredible husband. We live on the North Shore of Oahu. I moved here as a teenager from the plains of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Is Earthy Andy vegan? ›

A few months prior to hearing this, the North Shore resident became fascinated with a plant based diet called Raw Till 4, a vegan diet that involves eating raw and unprocessed foods until the afternoon. She had initially thought the diet was crazy, but deep down, her intuition told her to give it a try.

What is the downside of a plant-based diet? ›

Some studies have shown that those on a plant-based diet are found to have lower plasma vitamin B12 levels and higher levels of vitamin B12 deficiency than those who consume animal products. Vitamin B12 is an important cofactor in DNA synthesis, and deficiency can lead to anemia and severe neurological dysfunction.

Can I eat eggs on a plant-based diet? ›

In other words, plants were paired with protein sources, like eggs, to make a nutritious and well rounded meal. Eggs can and should be part of a plant-based diet, and these five suggestions showcase how easy it is to incorporate the incredible egg into your plant-forward dishes.

Can I eat bread on a plant-based diet? ›

At its core, a bread recipe contains four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt, and yeast — a type of microscopic fungus used to help bread rise. Therefore, the simplest form of bread is vegan. However, some types include additional ingredients like sweeteners or fats — both of which can be of animal origin.

What did Earthy Andy name her daughter? ›

Welcome to Earth Baby Nalu!!

Where does Earthy Andy live in Hawaii? ›

My name is Andrea, some of you may know me as @earthyandy on Instagram. I have two rambunctious little boys and an incredible husband. We live on the North Shore of Oahu.

Is Ellen Fisher still a vegan? ›

I'VE BEEN VEGAN for over 16 years.

I couldn't believe I hadn't cared about the animals and what they go through to end up on our plates.

Are all plants meals vegan? ›

Here at allplants, we're all about helping people who are interested in what a plant-based diet has to offer. While all of our meals are vegan-friendly, our table isn't set exclusively for vegans. Each of our dishes is created with two aims: 100% plants, 100% delicious.

How do you structure a plant-based meal? ›

An example meal plan:
  1. 2x smoothies: frozen mango, frozen kale, fresh pear, protein powder, oat milk, orange juice, ground flax and chia seeds.
  2. 2x peanut butter and jam toasts.
  3. Avocado and refried bean bowl with tortilla chips.
  4. Rice bowl with baked tofu, cashew, and soy sauce.
  5. Random handfuls of raw spinach and fruits.
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What does a plant-based meal consist of? ›

A plant-based diet consists of all minimally processed fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, herbs, and spices and excludes all animal products, including red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products.

How do you get enough protein on a plant-based diet? ›

Examples of whole-food sources of plant proteins include:
  1. Edamame.
  2. Green peas.
  3. Legumes, such as garbanzo, kidney, black, pinto or cannellini beans.
  4. Lentils.
  5. Nutritional yeast.
  6. Nuts and nut butter.
  7. Quinoa.
  8. Seeds.
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