Well, hello, beautiful!
I enjoyed seeing so many RPL readers participate in our inaugural RPL Recipe Club, and I’m excited to start the May 2023 edition.
1. What is RPL Recipe Club?
2. How to participate
3. Last month’s winner
4. May 2023 Recipe
5. May 2023 Award
6. Details and FAQ
What is RPL Recipe Club?
Each month, I will choose a rainbow plant life recipe that anyone in the RPL community can choose to make.
You can make it just for fun or You can enter to win an amazing prize every month! This month’s awards are listed below.
How to participate:
It’s easy to participate! Just follow these steps:
- Sign up for the Rainbow Plant Life newsletter (only newsletter subscribers are eligible to win monthly prizes, although you can participate without signing up).
- Create this month’s recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Recipe Club” by 11:59pm on the last day of the month. By sending your photo via email, you will be entered to win a prize.
- For an additional entry, post the photo on Instagram, tag me @rainbowplantlife and use the hashtag #RPLRecipeClub.
At the end of each month, we’ll randomly select a winner and share our favorite photos here!
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Last month’s winner
The winner of the April 2023 RPL Recipe Club is… Marianna Shaknazarian!
April’s recipe was Lemon Asparagus Pasta. Here was Mariana’s review:
Savory, tangy, peppery, delicious. I love a choose-your-own-adventure pasta and the more herbs, capers and fixings I can find to cook it, the better! An improved version of a weeknight staple in my kitchen and something I will definitely make again and again.
Congratulations, Marianna, and thanks to everyone who entered April’s contest. i had so much fun Looking at all your entries and I’m already looking forward to this month’s contest.
May 2023 Recipe: Homemade Hummus!
I rarely say this, but this month’s recipe should come with a warning.
Because once you try homemade hummus, you’ll never want to buy store-bought again.
Hummus is a fairly perfect dish. Want to jazz up a salad or grain bowl? Make some hummus. Tired of the same old sandwich spread? Make some hummus. Need to dive in for a snack when friends are coming over? Make some hummus.
Note: Please feel free to make my homemade hummus recipe or My beet hummus recipe. We will accept entries for either recipe (although you don’t have to do both and you won’t get double credit if you do).
The blog posts have full written (and video) instructions, tips for making these recipes, and ingredient substitutions, so be sure to check them out!
Best Homemade Hummus
This life-changing homemade hummus is creamy, smooth and fluffy and packed with a rich, nutty and lemony flavor. It’s easy to make with minimal everyday ingredients and has a million different uses!
Check out this recipe
Feast your eyes on this beautiful and vibrant beet hummus – a creamy, subtly sweet and earthy vegan dip. Amazingly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients, giving you gourmet flavor every time.
Check out this recipe
May 2023 Prize: 14-cup food processor from Cuisinart
This month, we’re excited to give away a 14-cup food processor from Cuisinart! (affiliate link).
Such a great food processor is a game-changer for making dips, pestos, sauces, salsas, nut butters and more. I like to use shredded vegetables for quick salads – I don’t know why but sometimes vegetables are easier and more fun to eat when they are shredded.
This is actually the exact model I own (the one I use to make hummus).
A note to international readers: Due to the high cost of international shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, if you live elsewhere, you can still enter to win. If your entry is selected as a winner, we will send you a $150 payment in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.
Other important details and FAQ
Absolutely! But your entry won’t count if you use animal products of any kind – Rainbow Plant Life is a vegan blog, after all!
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
Yes! You can still enter the monthly contest with a caveat.
Due to the high cost of shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, if you live elsewhere, you can still enter to win. If your entry is selected as a winner, we will send you a $150 payment in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.
We will randomly select a winner (based on email entries and Instagram entries). The quality of your photography is not a factor but we encourage you to try to make your photos look good!
I look forward to seeing this month’s entries!