Introducing the RPL Recipe Club

What’s better than making a delicious vegan recipe every month?

Making a new vegan recipe AND entering for a chance to win amazing kitchen prizes! Now that’s what I call a win-win!

Introducing the RPL Recipe Club!

Spring is the time for new beginnings and I’m delighted to share our new monthly recipe club for Rainbow Plant Life readers!

I had so much fun seeing so many RPL readers participate in our 31 Days of Vegan Challenge earlier this year that I wanted to turn this into a monthly initiative. 

What is the RPL Recipe Club?

Essentially, this is like the 31 Days of Vegan challenge, just on a (much) smaller scale. 

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, we’re giving away the Starting Lineup set by Great Jones.

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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 contest@rainbowplantlife.com 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.
  • And for one more bonus entry, leave a review on the recipe itself. You must use the same email address from which you sent your initial entry.

At the end of each month, we will randomly select a winner and share our favorite photos here!

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Join the RPL Recipe Club!

    April 2023 Recipe: Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

    For the very first edition of the RPL Recipe Club, we’re making one of my favorite ever spring dishes: Lemon Asparagus Pasta. It’s a vegan spin on Spaghetti al Limone and it’s bursting with zippy and bright spring flavors. 

    shallow bowl of creamy lemon asparagus pasta on neutral backdrop

    Please feel free to customize it based on your preferences and what’s in season. If asparagus isn’t in season for you yet, swap it out for broccolini, green beans, or another crisp-tender green vegetable. Don’t like olives? Feel free to omit.

    The blog post has full written (and video) instructions, tips for making this recipe, and ingredient substitutions, so be sure to check it out!

    Lemon Asparagus Pasta

    This lemon asparagus pasta is bursting with zippy and bright spring flavors. It features crisp-tender asparagus, fresh herbs, and a citrusy olive oil sauce that’s naturally creamy (without any cream or flour). Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a fancy dinner party!
    Check out this recipe
    tossing spaghetti with tongs in a saute pan with asparagus

    April 2023 Prize: 

    This month, we’re delighted to give away the Starting Lineup Set by Great Jones!

    The set includes a small dutch oven, half sheet pan, and frying pan. I have all three items and can confirm they are absolutely gorgeous and great to cook with.

    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, instagram entries, and rating/review entries on the blog). The quality of your photography is not a factor!

    I’m so excited to start this new series and to see y’all’s creations.

    Did you make this recipe?

    Tag @rainbowplantlife and hashtag it #rainbowplantlife

    Leave a Comment & Rating

    If you enjoyed this recipe, please consider giving it a star rating along with your comment! It helps others discover my blog and recipes, and your comments always make my day :) Thank you for your support!

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    48 comments on Introducing the RPL Recipe Club

    1. Terri Narehood

      This recipe was so good and easy to make! I have a hard time cooking asparagus and this came out perfectly. Love the lemon sauce. I used chickpea pasta and also added palmini for more veggies

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We appreciate your feedback and support, Terri. Thank you for leaving a review!

    2. Lakshmi

      Absolutely loved this recipe!! I achieved my creamy and nutty lemon& Asparagus spaghetti ☺️ also tasted great!!! Thank you Rainbow plant Life 🙏

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Lakshmi, thank you for sharing. Great to hear you enjoyed the pasta!

    3. Carlee

      I love this recipe and was excited to have a reason to make it again. The fresh lemon with the creaminess of the noodles make this a perfect spring dish. I used whole wheat linguine which is a nice middle road between spaghetti and fettuccine.
      I can’t wait to see what next months recipe is!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Carlee, we’re so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a review :)

    4. Susan J

      Thank you so much Nisha for such an elegant yet simple meal! Honestly it looked so fancy, but was to my pleasure within my skill level (home cook 😁). I absolutely loved the flavors!!!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        You’re welcome, Susan :) Thank you for trying it!

    5. Rev

      Excellent lemon flavor with great addition of the walnuts!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We’re happy you think so, Rev! Thanks for the lovely comment!

    6. Casey Baranowski

      Absolutely love this recipe, it was easy to make and delicious.

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Casey, we’re so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a review :)

    7. Danielle

      Love this recipe! I am obsessed with lemon and often ruin recipes by going overboard with it. The lemon in this pasta was perfectly balanced by all the other flavors though and it turned out great!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Danielle, great to hear it! Thanks for your awesome review.

    8. Courtney

      This is a unique pasta dish that’s perfect for spring!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We’re delighted you think so, Courtney!

    9. Tim McPhee

      The creamy lemon asparagus pasta is not something I would normally make…too much oil. However, I have successfully created more than a dozen meals using Nisha’s recipes. Therefore, I had to try it! The pasta had such good lemony flavor! It was a family favorite. After a discussion we decided to add the recipe to our lineup once per month (it still has a lot of oil in my opinion). Nisha, thank you for such an amazing recipe!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We’re glad you enjoyed the pasta, Tim! Thanks for giving it a shot.

    10. Kayla

      Loved the freshness of the herbs and lemon! A great refreshing meal for spring. Used chickpea pasta instead of wheat and it turned out great.

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Kayla. Thanks for your kind words!

    11. Aruna Srinivasiah

      Love this SO much!! Super excited to make this & participate in this contest of incredibly amazing recipes!!! 🎉💖

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We can’t wait to see your rendition, Aruna! :)

    12. Candy Claypole

      I’m excited to prepare this recipe soon, what is the deadline to send you pictures?

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Candy, we’re excited for you to try it as well! As detailed in the post in the yellow box titled “How to Participate:

        “Make this month’s recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to me at contest@rainbowplantlife.com 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.”

    13. Danielle

      Spring and asparagus go hand in hand and I love lemon in pasta. Fresh and comforting. Making this tonight just got asparagus yesterday!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Awesome! Let us know how you like it, Danielle!

    14. Eileen

      This came together so fast and easy and is an elevated pasta dish. I’ll definitely make this again. I was so happy to have all the ingredients on hand.

      I made a few subs on the herbs but it still worked beautifully

    15. Jane

      Way to go Nisha on still allowing international participants to enter with a chance to win $150 US instead – you rock!

    16. Peggi

      Super fun! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We can’t wait for you to try it either, Peggi!

    17. Irene N.

      Oh! So good that now we have a club! Trying to fight alone to be healthy is tough for me. But Nisha’s emails have empowered me slowly to stay on track and now with the fun monthly challenges I hope to gain more and more strength to carry on.. thank you Nisha and everyone

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We hope you never feel alone when it comes to healthy eating, Irene! Feel free to follow along on facebook or instagram as well- there are many other RPL community members just like you out there! We can’t wait for you to try the pasta :)

    18. Ashley Crowley

      Wow!!!! This is such a fun idea. I can’t wait to make this for dinner!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We can’t wait for you to try it either, Ashley!

    19. Peri Pantazes

      This recipe is delicious! The lemon really shines through without overwhelming the dish. I eliminated the oil and cooked the asparagus and garlic in vegetable broth. I also had to eliminate the salt due to health issues.

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thanks for sharing that with us, Peri! We’re happy to hear you were able to modify the recipe to fit your specific dietary needs.

    20. Callie V

      This is so fun! 🎉

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We’re so glad you think so, Callie!

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