Well, hello there, beautiful!
I had so much fun seeing so many RPL readers participate in our inaugural RPL Recipe Club and I’m super-pumped to get started with the May 2023 edition.
What is the RPL Recipe Club?
Each month, I’ll choose one Rainbow Plant Life recipe that anyone in the RPL community can choose to make.
You can make it just for funzies OR you can enter to win an amazing prize each month! This month’s prize is listed below.
How to participate:
Participating is easy! Just follow these steps:
- Sign up for the Rainbow Plant Life newsletter (only newsletter subscribers are eligible to win the monthly prize, though you can of course still participate without being signed up).
- Make 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 picture in via email, you’ll be entered to win a prize.
- For an additional entry, post the pic to Instagram, tag me @rainbowplantlife and use the hashtag #RPLRecipeClub.
At the end of each month, we will 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 Shaknazaryan!
April’s recipe was Lemon Asparagus Pasta. Here was Marianna’s review:
Zesty, briny, peppery, delicious. I love a pick-your-own-adventure pasta, and cooking this I found the more herbs, capers, and fixings, the better! An elevated version of a weeknight staple in my kitchen, and something I’ll definitely be making again and again.
Congratulations, Marianna, and thank you to everyone who entered April’s contest. I had so much fun seeing all of 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 may never want to buy the store-bought stuff ever again.
Hummus is a pretty much perfect food. Want to jazz up a salad or grain bowl? Make some hummus. Tired of the same old sandwich spreads? Make some hummus. Need a dip to snack on when friends are coming over? Make some hummus.
Note: Please feel free to make my homemade hummus recipe or my beet hummus recipe. We’ll accept entries for either recipe (though you don’t need to make 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!
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!
Lay your eyes on this beautiful and vibrant Beet Hummus – a creamy, subtly sweet, and earthy vegan dip. It’s surprisingly easy to make with a handful of ingredients, giving you gourmet flavors every time.
May 2023 Prize: 14-Cup Food Processor from Cuisinart
This month, we’re delighted to give away a 14-Cup Food Processor from Cuisinart! (Affiliate link).
A great food processor like this one is a game-changer for making dips, pesto, sauces, salsa, nut butters and more. I love using the slicing blade to shred veggies for quick salads – I don’t know why but sometimes veggies are just easier and more fun to eat when they’re shredded.
This is actually the exact model that I own (the same one I use to make hummus in).
A note for international readers: Due to the exorbitant cost of international shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $150 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.
Other important details and FAQ
Can I make modifications to the recipe and still enter?
Absolutely! But your entry won’t count if you use any kind of animal product – Rainbow Plant Life is a vegan blog, after all!
How old do I need to be to participate?
You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
I don’t live in the United States. Can I still enter?
Yes! You can still enter the monthly contest, with a caveat.
Due to the exorbitant cost of shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $150 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.
How is the winner chosen?
We’ll choose the winner at random (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 nice anyways!
I’m looking forward to seeing this month’s entries!