I'm always looking to make dinner prep time a little easier. One of my life savers is the brand Path of Life. I love short-cuts, but I still want to eat "clean," natural + simple. Here, I'm sharing how this brand can help make your meal prep simpler. Plus, keep reading for a really delicious Fresh Dill Sauce to round out a full dinner for your family .
Path of Life offers 6 organic + natural microwavable side dishes. I used the Brown Rice & Quinoa variety here. But, there are some other really delicious dishes, like: Southwest Quinoa, Mediterranean Quinoa, Superfood Pilaf + more. They are all ready in 4 minutes. Just pop in the microwave, chop some veggies or throw your sauce ingredients in the blender + multi-task while this dinner side is cooking.
I have grown to love cooking. But, I do not love all the dirty pots + pans. Honestly, I often need to clean my stock pot from the night before just so it's ready to make dinner again. I love that the Path of Life microwavable pouches help me have less dirty dishes. Sometimes my dirty pots + pans are my biggest pains. The struggle is real with the dirty dishes in my house day in + day out.
My baby Bridger loved this Quinoa & Brown Rice Blend so much, he was eating it as I took the photos!
Fresh Dill Sauce
1 Cup Fresh Dill
1/2 Cup Chopped Leeks
1/2 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
2 Tablespoons Brown Rice Syrup
1/2 Teaspoon Truffle Salt
Modifications: For a tree nut allergy substitute Macadamia Nut Oil for Avocado, Grapeseed or Olive Oil
Fresh Dill Sauce Directions:
Wash + rince 1 cup of fresh dill. Hey, grab it from your windowsill if this is a herb you grow! Place the dill in your blender. Chop 1/2 cup of leeks, rinse + add to blender. Measure + pour 1/2 cup of macadamia nut oil into the blender. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon into the blender. Measure + pour into blender: hemp seeds, brown rice syrup + truffle salt. Blend on medium for 30-60 seconds, then pour into a small serving dish.
Easy Dill Sauce with Quinoa & Brown Rice Family Dinner
1 - 2 bags of Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice
1 batch of Fresh Dill Sauce
1 can of Garbanzo beans, strained
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
Optional: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts or sunflower seeds for topping
Optional: dairy or non-dairy cheese for topping
Microwave the Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice pouch, while blending the Fresh Dill Sauce in the blender. Open + strain 1 can of garbanzo beans. Chop 1/2 head of cabbage. After the pouches are microwaved, let stand. Then, place in a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of the fresh dill sauce + lightly sauté. Or, just stir the sauce in and forget that dirty pan! Plate your dish with the quinoa & rice blend, topped with chopped cabbage, garbanzo beans tossed in the fresh dill sauce + a side of the fresh dill sauce. Top with optional toppings such as: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, parmesan cheese or cashew cheese.
If your kids are still learning about some of these foods, present the foods in small quantities at first. Allow them to dip the cabbage, garbanzo beans + Quinoa & Brown Rice into the Dill Sauce as they explore the foods.
Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.