I made a thing! Three healthy #wfpbno vegan pastas! All the noodles are a mix of roasted spaghetti squash and @eatbanza chickpea spaghetti. I did a mixed veg marinara, then a purple pesto with roasted eggplant and purple basil from my garden! Then there is the show stopper that is the creamy pumpkin sage sauce! It tastes so creamy and cheesy thanks to nutritional yeast, soaked cashews, a small potato, cooked cauliflower, and cannelini beans! Crazy stufff adapted from the new @forksoverknives fall magazine! Sooo good!!! #nutritarian#eattolive#forksoverknives#vegansofig#whatveganseat#veganfoodshare#veganfood#pasta#healthyrecipes
Cmon summer.. we want smoothie bowl weather! 😋⠀
Açai smoothie bowl recipe 👇🏽 (extra thick & creamy!)⠀
3 frozen bananas⠀
Açai Extract from @superfoodsaustralia⠀
Raw pine pollen from @superfoodsaustralia (for an energy boost!)⠀
Water + Ice ⠀
🍇 Blend it all together, add your *favourite* toppings, and eat it up!
Oats are the perfect breaky to get the day started! Made with cacao powder to get a hit of cacao 💥 topped with banana, strawberries our Cacao Nibs and almond butter. What a way to begin the day ☀️ #natavasuperfoods 📷: @tasty.twinsss
🌻Currently making a batch of my Apple & Carrot Crumble Muffins. These are sooooo yum!
Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan, Soy free, Nut free.
Feel free to substitute the carrot for grated zucchini and the apple puree for pear puree for a creative switch. Recipe on my blog xx
💚💚💛💚💚💛💚💚💛 These delicious little bites are mini cheesy pesto pastry scrolls 🤤 and they didn’t last the hour! I made some basil pesto with @mylifebio vegan feta and spread on to a sheet of puff pastry with a sprinkling of vegan cheddar. Start rolling the pastry till you get to the middle and then start rolling from the other side. Cut in to 1cm pieces and bake till crispy. These were inspired by an instastory I saw of @mississippivegan and his friend making something similar but bigger and I’ve been dreaming about them ever since!! What’s your favourite thing to make with puff pastry?
MOROCCAN STEW over RICED BROCCOLI & WHOLE WHEAT PASTA: As part of one of my whole-food, plant-based, no-oil (WFPBNO) dinners during the summer, I had Moroccan Stew served over Riced Broccoli and Whole Wheat Pasta.
The stew was Engine 2 Plant-Strong's (@engine2diet) Moroccan-Style Stew. Engine 2 continues to inspire me to eat WFPBNO no matter what else is going on in my life.
Definitely scrumptious and satisfying! Plus, easy to make. 😃
Swipe over towards the left to see a photo of the riced broccoli and whole-grain pasta before the stew was added.
NOTE: This meal was also inspired by Mastering Diabetes (@masteringdiabetes), an online whole-food, plant-based private Coaching Support Group, which I recently joined. With all that I have had going on for the past few years, in particular since my Mother's death in the Fall of 2015, it was time for me to refocus on my journey with diabetes. After the relatively recent completion of our kitchen renovation, I have been motivated to reorganize how I move around my new space, and Mastering Diabetes is a very healthful part of that.
Some of the recipes and tips that appear in my posts may be in my upcoming book. More details later.
BIG COLORFUL SALAD: As part of one of my whole-food, plant-based, no-oil (WFPBNO) dinners over the summer, I had a Big Colorful Salad, which included: Kale; Red Cabbage; Apple slices; Blueberries; Grapes; and Orange wedges, all topped with bit of sunflower seeds (no-salt-added, no-oil).
As I often do I squished the juice from the orange wedges over the salad and put their orangey bits on top. That makes a wonderfully sweet, tasty, and super convenient salad dressing.
Definitely scrumptious and satisfying!
NOTE: This salad was inspired by Mastering Diabetes (@masteringdiabetes), an online whole-food, plant-based private Coaching Support Group, which I recently joined. With all that I have had going on for the past few years, in particular since my Mother's death in the Fall of 2015, it was time for me to refocus on my journey with diabetes. After the relatively recent completion of our kitchen renovation, I have been motivated to reorganize how I move around my new space, and Mastering Diabetes is a very healthful part of that.
Some of the recipes and tips that appear in my posts may be in my upcoming book. More details later.
Results are in! Air Frier kicked the Toaster Oven’s butt! Check out previous post for details on the potato 🥔 bake off. 😜
These potato wedges and carrots were fantastic and while I was waiting the 25 minutes for them to cook I made a spicy 🌶 onion sauce and heated up some broccoli 🥦 to complete the meal. The toaster oven fries we’re still not fully cooked after 35 minutes, so I put them in the air fryer for 10 minutes to finish them up. 🌱😋✌🏼🌱
When you get that perfect chip😎 Our kale chips are slow dried to preserve nutrients, so they have the same health benefits as fresh kale! We add natural organic flavours and spices + healthy probiotics for gut health too🌱
Still experimenting with our new air fryer from NuWave. I decided to put our toaster oven convection setting against the air fryer using potatoes 🥔 and carrots 🥕 with yellow onion. 🌱😋🌱
I followed a recommended recipe where you soak the potatoes for 30 minutes in warm salted water. Then rinse, pat dry with paper towels, add a little olive oil and spice mix, then air fry. 😜
Half went into the air fryer and the other half into the toaster oven. See next post for results. 🌱🤔🌱
Our delicious vegan meal toppers are the perfect way to turn your leftovers into a fresh, tasty lunch! @mindful_moose tops her leftover roast veggies with coconut yoghurt, hummus and a sprinkle of our flavourful Hemp Parmesan to create this amazing dish. Thanks for sharing, Jess! 🌱❤️
Its been a hot minute since I actually talked about a specific food and how it helps your body.
Although I believe that every single food we put into our body has an impact on our day to day lives, I have started looking and searching deeper.
As my life has changed and I have evolved as a human, so have my ideas and my business.
And now there are there questions that haunt me:
1.Why aren’t we trying to heal our bodies with food before destroying them with medicine (unless 100% necessary- I recognize that western medicine has its place). 2.Why don’t we look at the body as a whole instead of separate parts- everything is so deeply connected and intentional.
3.Why are big companies allowed to put overly processed and low quality food on the shelves for people to consume- with the knowledge that it is what it is.
I want to help people transform their lives.
I want people to be awoken to the crisis that our food *actually* is in.
I want people to learn, grow, and help the environment.
I want people to thrive.
BIG CHANGE IS COMING.
Can’t wait to share more with you.
I actually regretted not taking a jacket with me today, which can only mean it is now cold enough where I can take advantage of stews and curries regularly moving forward. 😂 I’m just a huge fan of saucey type foods so for this dreamy red lentil stew, the lentils actually help both thicken and make this stew creamy. For more chew and texture, you can cook the lentils for less time and they come out whole. 🙌🏽
Red Lentil Stew
1 cup red lentils
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh ginger or 2 tsp dried ginger powder
1 tbsp minced garlic (I used jarred)
3 cups vegetable broth (I used water)
1 tbsp chipotle powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp oregano
2 bay leaves 🥣
If you are lazy and have an instant pot, just dump everything inside. Close and seal then set to manual for 14 minutes if you want solid lentils (you can always use an immersion blender to blend up part of the stew to help with creaminess) or 17 minutes if you want them to cook down more and break up on their own. Allow to naturally come down in pressure and then serve. You are always more than welcome to adjust seasonings for yourself. 💚
If you are cooking on the stove top, add in onions to a pot. Sauté until translucent/soft then add in all spices and 1/4 cup water to prevent sticking. Once spices become fragrant, add in remaining ingredients. Bring contents to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for at least 20 minutes or until lentils are cooked to your liking. Again, adjust seasonings to preference. This month I’m purposefully avoiding added salt and sugar. Plus I have also been minimizing my purchases of indulgent treats. 🌻
happy mooncake/mid-autumn festival day!! my friend came back home to visit for a little & brought me some vegan mooncake from hk. tbh best surprise 💖💖 It is filled with nuts & seeds so even though it ain’t traditional, it’s delicious - anyways this afternoon instead of being productive with assignments and homework I was just writing out my schedule to organize (+ also other purposes), and honestly before I committed to paddling again, I truly forgot how much time I loose. if I’m not at school then I’m working, otherwise at practice/training. - anyways I also finally applied to Co-op for the upcoming summer semester, and had to talk more to the advisor about it. I was really hoping to get a placement outside of province but I realized that I need to stay at home this summer (at least the first two months) + I also would like to finish more courses as well. this definitely limits the opportunities there are especially in my particular field, but I still have so many more work terms and I don’t even know if I can get one this summer so I’m just going to put this idea aside until it’s time to deal with it because too many things change too fast :’)
Repost from @masteringdiabetes - 🍒Are you afraid of fruit?
🍠Being told that you can eat an unlimited amount of fruit goes against just about everything we’ve all been taught in conventional nutrition classes and in those ubiquitous “health” magazines situated near the checkout line at your nearest big box store.
🧐And it’s definitely the opposite of the information being spread by the popular low carb, keto, and carnivore party-line.
🚴♀️After all, isn’t the low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet just based on “outdated” nutrition research?
🍎Actually, no. Decades ago, the dominant understanding of diabetes was that since it’s a condition of high blood glucose, foods that elevate blood glucose (namely, carbohydrate foods) must be the culprit.
🍓The latest research actually supports the theory that carbohydrate foods (like fruit, starchy vegetables, leafy green veggies, legumes, and whole grains) actually PREVENT and even REVERSE blood glucose dysregulation.
🥗Faulty insulin receptors seem to be more the issue with type 2 diabetes, and too much dietary fat can actually cause this issue.
🌽This can be verified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of muscle tissue after consuming a large amount of fat.
🍌The good news is that the polyphenols in fruit can help clean up these faulty insulin receptors and help them function properly again.
🥦This may sound completely nuts since it goes against the mainstream view.
🍊If you’re skeptical, you would benefit from just trying this — a true low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet — for 30 days. Track what happens. Prepare to be amazed at your results.
The numbers of chickens that drowned in this catastrophe (Hurricane Florence) is 3.4 million and 5,500 pigs drowned.
This is unacceptable. These animals are no different than our cats and dogs.
And just to throw out another number that makes me sick to my stomach..on a yearly basis...
56 BILLION land animals are slaughtered & 3 TRILLION sea animals😩😩😩😩
And remember when they are catching the fish you consume, millions of sea animals that we aren't consuming are being killed in the process. We are destroying species that we do not even know about yet. Our ocean is literally being destroyed by the fishing industry😬😬😬 What you choose to eat affects the animals off course, but also our mother planet and our precious health which we can prosper on a WFPB.
#animalsareherewithusnot4us#nothinghumanehappensinaslaughterhouse#butbacon 🤪🤪 #compassion#motherearth#cowspiracy#forksoverknives#whatthehealth#earthlings#dominion
Watch any of these amazing documentaries to learn more about how our food choices affect others. ✌️✌️✌️✌️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️❤️❤️✌️✌️✌️✌️
Sinfully tempting yet surprisingly healthy. Ergo, irresistible. 😋
Have a slice of this newborn vegan babe from my plant-powered kitchen. Coco-nutty squares topped with bio’s freefrom chocolate chips and homemade chocolate drizzle (Hershey’s cocoa powder + coconut milk + whipped soy cream + maple syrup). All that sugar? I know 🙈😝 Perfect to pair with your black coffee for a day that’s just as beautifully unpredictable as your sustainable breakfast.
It’s easy to replicate these chumchums, just as they’re as easy to store and bring along. Mix almond or cashew butter with coconut flour and plant milk of your choice, and portion according to taste since - seriously, I didn’t bother measuring 😂. Place in a square-edged pan, chill for 20 minutes to forever, and cut into squares. Eat whenever you feel like it, and be as powered as you are satiated. 💪🏻🌱
💓Dragonfruit (or pitaya) is the fruit of a cactus from the genus Hylocereus, and these fruits are extremely high in beneficial flavonoids, antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers.
😋They’re in season right now, so you’re likely to find them in Asian supermarkets and other places that stock tropical fruits if you look for them.
🍌Have you tried these fruits before? Which color dragonfruit do you like best?
🍉The white fleshed varieties are savory, the purple/red/pink fleshed varieties are sweet-tart, and the yellow-skinned white fleshed variety is super sweet. They’re all very hydrating like a watermelon!
Made a pot of pinto beans today, so I put 3 jars away in the freezer and seasoned the remaining beans with cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. Served it over brown rice and steamed chard, topped with Pico de Gallo and some chunky guacamole. Roasted zucchini and cauliflower on the side. I never tire of beans and rice!
Todo los días nos encontramos con la oportunidad de elegir vivir una vidasiendo conscientes, responsables con nuestros cuerpos y nuestro planeta. Tomar esta decisión tal vez no sea fácil y llene de temor a muchos. Pero donde hay voluntad, habrá una manera y siempre valdrá la pena.
Hoy Lunes se puede empezar de nuevo. En este caso la opción veggie es la más deliciosa y libre de culpa. #meatlessmonday 🍃💪➡➡ #FACT : Por cada caja de pizza se usaron aproximadamente 504 gallones de agua, esto equivale a dejar la llave abierta por casi 3 horas.💧🌎