made my first ever vegan pasta al forno (pasta bake) the other day. used fusilli pasta, a homemade sauce with tomatoes, garlic, onions and basil, and some broccoli. I always prefer it the day after! used @tescofood grated vegan mozzarella and cheddar for the top. deeelicious! 🍝
What happens when you are on the other side of something ?
In honor of the restoring my balance from nature’s inconvenience, breakfast served was #delicious
Greek Yogurt dressed with passion Fruit, blueberries and @thepureway Tropical Best Dried Coconut 🥥 💓💫
Dinner/5pm munchies: gluten-free toast, homemade tofu cutlets, and leftover homemade gado gado with fragrant peanut sauce (see previous post for the description!) Hit the spot + quelled a hunger headache 🍛😋
Saturday starts with a healthy and nutritious bite! Wholly Veggie's New #vegan Veggie Bites!
Our Yellow Bites are packed with Golden Beets, Yams 🍠 , Carrots 🥕, Navy Beans and Kale 🌱, high in #fibre and seasoned with a Latin spice. These little guys will have you doing the cha-cha 💃 before your last bite!
Spend more time outdoors ✨🦋🦎🌳🌞🌸 today I went for a short run around the lake and did some Intervals, yes! Outdoors! and after that I practiced some yoga to stretch and cool down and tune with myself 🧘🏼♀️ happy Saturday!
🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋. . Milkweed grows wild all along the rivers and creeks here in Colorado which is good for the butterflies and good for you. When the plant is about to flower the bud’s are tasty & sautéable, even the tender young leaves can be eaten, but these are the pods which come after flowering. Inside they have a delicious silk which, my dairy free friends, mimics stringy mozzarella cheese! It makes a great cheese substitute in a gratin style dish or even a lasagna. Unlike cheese the milkweed silk will not completely melt and the texture is a little chewy. They can be sautéed but really work well in juicier recipes. Add the silk to a little broth or cream & purée they make a wonderful mousse which you can quenelle & impress all your fancy friends with. They can be stuffed & fried but be careful to only gather young pods 1 to 2 inches long anything bigger, while tempting, will be tough. Leave some so the plant reproduces and carry a wet towel they are sticky! They taste a little like asparagus or okra & can be pickled. Gather them now & store them in paper bags with a damp cloth or plastic bags lined with cloth & with some holes allowing for airflow. They can last over a month at a time in a refrigerator. #milkweed#organic#foraged#urbanforager#plantbased#vegan#Colorado#vegetarian#whatveganseat#plantstrong#healthyish#meatless#realfood
Hello Friends! While reading this morning, I came across an article in the Washington Post about a vegan product called "Just Egg". I found this product interesting and wanted to share it with you. Here's a sample of that article:
Just Egg, the scrambled-egg substitute is made from the mung bean, a legume cultivated in Asia. Mung beans are “loaded with nutrients such as folic acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B’s,” Just Eggs is a vegan product that claims it tastes just like traditional chicken eggs, but they’re not just for vegans. In fact, cooking instructions sent by the company suggest scrambling Just Egg with milk or butter. If you have mung bean “eggs,” you don’t have to worry about them being cage- or cruelty-free. The company says that the production “requires less water and fewer carbon emissions,” and has no cholesterol.
For more info on Just Egg pricing and availability, check google or use your favorite search engine. Enjoy! Ms. Neddie😋
It's a perfect day to make some veggie stock! 🍲 During the colder months, I make veggie stock on the weekends, and it makes the house feel warm and cozy, and it smells so savoury 🏡 It is almost a relaxing, meditative practice for me: cutting up vegetable scraps and long-forgotten goodies in the fridge, adding spices and herbs until it smells jusssst right, observing and periodically stirring while it simmers. I play around with different ingredients each time (but leek remains a constant!), and once you let it cool, you can freeze it and use in soups or dishes for months. It gives your meals much more flavorful and taste truly homemade. Stock up! 😊
You all know that Great Lakes Coffee is one of my favorite spots around town. How on earth have I missed their vegan tacos on the menu?! They’re made with fresh avocado, tempeh, black beans, piquillo peppers, and pico de gallo.
Been out for the count the last few days due to flu like symptoms (fever, chills and a sore/achey body) so I’ve just been resting the past few days, but I wanted to post real quickly to rave about these @gardein 7 grain meatless chicken fingers! Oh my goodness I took one bite and fell in love- I literally had to run and check the packaging to make sure these were in fact meatless because they tasted just like regular chicken fingers! This is the first time I’ve tried nick-meats, I’ve been sticking mostly to veggie burgers from black beans, protein powder and eggs as my main source of protein. Now I’m going to be whipping out the entire Gardein stock at the grocery store🤣 oh and a pint of @halotopcreamery because a pint a day keeps the doctor away🤷🏻♀️ #vegetarian#meatless#iifym#flexibledieting#macros#halotop#macrocap
Hellooooo everyone :) For breakfast today I made a smoothie out of frozen pineapple, banana, spinach, spirulina powder, flax seed and vega vanilla protein powder! Topped with chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, pumkin seeds and cacao nibs!
• Chia seeds and hemp seeds: high in omega 3 fatty acids
• Goji berries and cacao nibs: high in antioxidants good for destroying free radicals in the body
Pumpkin seeds: high in iron and magnesium (can help lower anxiety)
Spirulina: plant-based food with highest protein per gram, carries all essential amino acids, high in iron and good for skin
I keep playing with variations on the #itdoesnttastelikechicken butter cauliflower and have decided my favorite is probably tons of onions, potatoes, and some @gardein chicken strips 🤤 I skipped the cashew blending and went straight for the cashew butter this time and it worked out so well.. mmmm
Vegan | @foodforlifebaking Ezekiel Cream Cheese Avocado Smash Toast Two Ways.
1. Topped with Sliced Jalapeño, Hemp Hearts, Crushed Red Pepper, and Black Pepper
2. Topped with Sautéed Onion, Sun-dried Tomato’s, Hemp Hearts, and Crushed Red Pepper
Over the last few years I’ve learned that eating #plantbased while traveling isn’t difficult — it’s being conscious of #waste while grabbing a meal on-the-go that is! 🚯 It’s definitely a work in progress, as most #zerowasteliving living is. For now, whenever I’m away from home and need to have lunch or dinner, I type “vegan” into Yelp or Google Maps, and there’s always options! (💥📲Seriously, try the Google Maps thing!) Traveling provides a perfect opportunity to try out the local cusine🍴 so I always try to grab a unique dish at a new place and one that’s unique to the area. I do my best to be mindful of waste - by selecting a place that has reusable dish-ware, bringing my own #togoware (fork, spoon, napkin, straw, and cup!), and recycling/composting my leftovers when possible (even if that means traveling with some empty containers, just so I can properly dispose of them... which I have done. Frequently! ♻️) It’s hard to perfect, but it’s positive steps forward that count!✨ (Pictured here is an amazing #veganpoke bowl from @flowerchildcafe in #santamonica 🍱🍚🥑) // #HappySaturday