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The Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich + A Giveaway

This week we’re running a giveaway for one of our absolute FAVORITE vegan cookbooks, The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. This cookbook features over 100 delicious, healthy recipes, accompanied by stunning photographs. Today’s your last chance to enter, so make sure to click the link below!

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Meet Angela Liddon, author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook.

This is one of my favorite quick and easy summer lunches. Before I became a vegan, I used to prepare canned flaked chicken regularly. This chickpea salad is my alternative to the chicken salad sandwiches of my youth. I must say, this version blows the former out of the park! The mashed chickpeas create a texture very similar to flaked chicken and the sauce gets a boost from a creamy egg-less mayonnaise. I’ve also added a hefty amount of vegetables like celery, green onion, pickles, and bell peppers to give it a great crunch and loads of fiber. Serve this salad in pieces of Boston or Bibb lettuce, in a wrap or sandwich, or on crackers. If you have a picnic or road trip coming up, you’ll be happy to know that it packs well, too.angelaliddonheadshot-185706

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Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Serves 3-4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free, soy-free option

1 (15-ounce/425-g) can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

3 green onions, thinly sliced

1⁄4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped dill pickle

1⁄4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped red bell pepper

2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 mL) vegan mayonnaise

1 small clove garlic, minced

1 1⁄2 teaspoons (7 mL) yellow mustard

2 teaspoons (10 mL) minced fresh dill (optional)

1 1⁄2 to 3 teaspoons (7 to 15 mL) fresh lemon juice, to taste

1⁄4 teaspoon (1 mL) fine-grain sea salt, or to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

Lettuce leaves or gluten-free bread/wraps, for serving

Directions

1. In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until flaky in texture.

2. Stir in the celery, green onions, pickles, bell peppers, mayonnaise, and garlic until combined.

3. Stir in the mustard and dill (if using) and season with the lemon juice, salt, and black pepper, adjusting the quantities to taste.

4. Serve with toasted bread, on crackers, in a tortilla (use gluten-free if desired) or lettuce wrap, or on top of a basic leafy green salad.
Tip: If you’d like a soy-free version of this salad, be sure to use soy-free vegan mayonnaise.

Giveaway: The Oh She Glows Cookbook


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We’re giving away a copy of the amazing “The Oh She Glows Cookbook“ for one of our lucky foodie fans to win! This vegan cookbook features a collection of over 100 wholesome recipes. These revamped classics will be loved by anyone, including not-so-healthy eaters.

Meet Angela Liddon, author of “The Oh She Glows Cookbook”  

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Angela, a self-trained chef and photographer started the beautiful, drool-worthy blog, Oh She Glows, where we first discovered her. Oh She Glows is a gorgeous food blog–free of meat and dairy and for the most part, gluten, soy and processed foods. Angela takes healthy foods and makes them interesting, decadent and utterly satisfying.

Details: The giveaway will run 8/18-8/22. There are various ways to enter and you can enter everyday to better your chances!

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A sneak peek recipe from the cookbook…

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Healthy Finds at Target + a Giveaway with Quinn Popcorn!

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We are incredibly excited to have gotten into Target stores nationwide this summer! We’re even more excited that a wide range of natural foods will be by right by our sides–helping you get all of your healthy shopping done in one trip!

Target has made a recent push to bring more healthy foods to its shelves, such as our good friends over at Quinn PopcornSiggi’s yogurt, Annie’s Homegrown, Justin’s Nut Butters, EVOL Foods, Amy’s Kitchen + many more.

In celebration of our Target launch, we’ve teamed up with Quinn Popcorn for a summer snack giveaway! Visit our Facebook page this week + enter to win. We’ll choose one winner from our page and Quinn will choose one winner from their page to double your chances. We’ll announce the lucky winner on Friday afternoon. Best of luck!

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EleVen By Venus Workout Gear Giveaway!

There’s nothing more motivating or confidence boosting at the gym than a really cute gym outfit! That’s why we’ve fallen head over heels for EleVen by Venus and their ultra trendy workout gear. Started by American tennis superstar, Venus Williams, EleVen by Venus is an activewear company that offers stylish, yet practical apparel. Read more about Venus, her clothing line + her health and fitness regime in our summer magazine article, “Purely Chatting with Venus Williams“.

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And now for the giveaway…  

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EleVen By Venus Giveaway

We’re giving away this EleVen by Venus tie-dye tank + black spandex leggings– a must-have whether you are playing tennis, working out, or looking for a ready to wear outfit. The Inside-In tie-dye tank gives a twist to a classic tank and polyester/spandex power poly fabric wicks away sweat. The Under Spin leggings are low-rise and made of a polyester/spandex blend–perfect for your workout, yoga or just hanging around the house.

Details: 

- Giveaway runs 7/28-8/1 + you can enter everyday to better your chances!

- We’ll pick one lucky winner, who will get to choose their sizes before we ship out the goods.

 

 

 

Blueberries: 7 Reasons to Eat Them + 10 Recipes

It’s National Blueberry Month and there’s a good reason why these plump little berries have an entire month dedicated to them! Not only does the delicious blueberry have endless health benefits, it also has endless recipes. Here is a guide to blueberries’ magical healing powers, some of our favorite Purely Elizabeth blueberry recipes + a few top Pinterest picks.

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 A Few of Our Favorite Blueberry Recipes… 

Blueberry Ginger Mojito

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Berry Crisp a La Mode

Berry Crumble

 Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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Blueberry Chia Pudding

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Blueberry Granola Crisp

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Lemon Blueberry Crepes

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 Blueberry Sparkler

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Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

 Blueberry Ricotta Pizza

Blueberry Ricotta Pizza

 Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Sambazon Giveaway!

Sambazon GiveawayWe’re a bit açaí crazy lately which is why we are super excited about this first Purely Summer Magazine giveaway! Sambazon is the king of açaí and offers the most delicious organic, non-GMO products, including their unsweetened smoothie packs which make incredible blended breakfast treats. Click on the link below to enter to win a case of Sambazon Smoothie Packs (72 3.5oz packs in total) AND a Sambazon recipe book (so you can create your own dreamy blends).

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And now for a recipe… 

Our friend Ksenia, founder of Breakfast Criminals, is an açaí bowl guru and thinks up magical creations daily. In our summer mag feature, “Crafting the Ultimate Açaí Bowl” Ksenia, dishes on all of her favorite açaí bowl ingredients and toppers, along with a delicious recipe (using a Sambazon smoothie pack of course).

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Purely Featured in Company Week

Honored to be featured in Rocky Mountain’s Company Week! We’re excited for what’s ahead in our new location, which has rightfully been dubbed the ’50-yard-line’ of the natural foods industry.

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