I’ve just realised that forgot to notify you that stocks of ‘frank’s Cacao and Walnut Granola have now been replenished at She’s Apples Mt Gambier. 🙋🏻
Isn’t that a relief! 😂
Thanks for waiting and you’re welcome. 🙋🏻💜
Dinner tonight😍😍 this is a pretty typical dinner for me.. my dinners normally consist of lots of roasted veggies, thrown on top of some type of green with a starch or a protein!🍠 I always try to mix up my veggies every night because too much of one food Is not always a good thing! In this bowl I had roasted cauliflower (with rosemary, cayenne pepper, thyme, cumin, and turmeric), roasted Brussel sprouts, roasted broccollini, broccoli sprouts, and a sweet potato! As much as this may look like a lot of food already I tend to have a huge appetite so I actually had about 2 times the amount of vegetables shown in the picture, and another huge purple sweet potato! What’s your favorite vegetable? Myns is probably Brussel sprouts, but I also love cauliflower and broccoli!🥦🥕🥒🍠
Buddha bowl for the win tonight! ❤️ Takes less than 10 minutes to make, and it’s SO good! 🎉 **Ingredients are:
brown rice, steamed broccoli, black beans mixed with fresh salsa, tomatoes, and avocado** Top it off with fresh cilantro, sea salt, and lime juice! 💚💚💚 #vegan#wholefoodplantbased#health
Healthcare today is backwards. We no longer look at the food we eat as reasons for our sickness. The truth is, it can cure us just as much as it can make us ill. Check out NutritionFacts.org or pick up a copy of “How Not To Die” by Dr. Michael Greger. What you will find will astound you.
Tempeh with nuts or peas with mushrooms for dinner tonight. What to do?!? 🤔 Your votes in my dinnertime poll said tempeh all the way with 67%. Thanks for voting and tempeh it is!! 💚
I went with organic tempeh with walnuts, organic peanut butter, organic tahini, home made salsa, almond/macadamia milk, a little bit of green chili, salt, pepper, and I finished the dish by adding some lemon juice at the top.
Result? Absolutely yummy! 🌱Tempeh isn’t hubby’s favorite but he loved this one! Let me know in the comments if you want the recipe👇🏼
I hope you have a great Tuesday evening, or an amazing Wednesday morning... depending on what time zone you’re in. 👋 Hugs from Chicago!
Mientras estaba comprando los útiles escololares de los👩👧👨 niños. Visité unos los lugares favoritos de mi familia #caferio en Arlington.
En este lugar me reuní con mis amigas de la iglesia. Amigas de negocios, citas familias y cita de parejas. 🤗Hoy Pedí mi ensalada favorita😋. Contiene arroz, frijoles pinto, pico de gallo, cilantro, guacamole, y salsa verse.Sin carne, sin queso, sin aderezo porque no se si tienes lacteos o no. 😊La chica no estaba muy alegre porque ella tiene que servir rapido la comida y yo le insistía #sinqueso#sincarne . Mis hijos pudieron burritos de frijoles.
Me sale con la mia.😊 Agradecida de restaurantes familiares🙌.
“Sopa de Zetas para el Alma” .
🍄 😌🏃🏻 ❤️🌱.
“Mushrooms soup for the Soul”.
🍄 😌🏃🏻 ❤️🌱. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22113068/
Excelentes para el sistema immune!.
Excellent for the immune system !
went to @champsdiner with some friends as a farewell to all the amazing vegan food in nyc and one of them ordered this incredible french toast dish!!!! we also got blueberry and bananarama pancakes, which were also AMAAAAZING!!!
in the morning i didn’t have anxiety about going to champs even though I am going to be traveling for a bit and my schedule is going to be messed up!!! i was sooooo happy about it. I know when my anxiety gets bad, my mind takes it out via food/exercise now so I can stop the thoughts and be more consciously aware of what is affecting me.
Vegan GOULASH & Couscous! [RECIPE] What the heck is goulash you may ask? Good question! It’s a Hungarian stew normally made with meat & vegetables, and seasoned with paprika! Since this is my vegan version, I subbed the meat for beans (gotta have my #plantprotein )! This stew is pretty damn easy to make and is extremely filling! Plus you feel like a Hungarian WARRIOR while eating it 💪🏽
Vegan Goulash Ingredients (Serves 3 Warriors)
1 Sweet Onion (diced)
3 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
1 Cayenne Pepper (Optional! I like things hot)
4 Small Russet Potatoes (cubed)
1 Yellow Zucchini (cubed)
1/2 Green Zucchini (cubed)
2 Medium Tomatoes (chopped)
1 Can of Beans (I used black soy beans)
4 Big Leaves of Dinosaur Kale (chopped)
2 Cups of Vegetable Stock
3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp Tamari
1 Bay Leaf
2 Tbsp Hungarian Paprika
1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Vegan Goulash Instructions (30 minutes)
1. Prep ya veggies!
2. In a large pan add oil at medium heat.
3. Once hot toss in onion, garlic, and cayenne pepper (if you like). Sauté for a couple minutes until fragrant.
4. Toss in the rest of the veggies (minus the kale) and mix around in the pot.
5. Add tomato paste, tamari, and all seasonings and mix to combine!
6. Pour in the beans and vegetable stock and stir to combine.
7. Bring to a boil and then simmer until potatoes are cooked through (about 10-15 mins).
8. Once cooked, add kale and take off heat
9. Let cool and serve with couscous (or whatever you like)!
P.S. this hardly compares to some legendary Hungarian couscous I’ve had in the past. It’s still pretty solid though👌🏽
:: Avo toast :: Last week we were in Santa Barbara and I had the same Avo toast twice. I’ve been dreaming about recreating it (read: eating it) ever since. Pomegranate seeds • pickled watermelon radish • sun dried tomatoes • asparagus (swipe for close up deliciousness because it is THAT worth it)
:: mint + melon salad :: Found yellow cucumbers (which I’d never seen) and canary melon (which is amazing) at the farmers market. Made a salad. mint • radish sprouts • pepitas • grapes • parsley • spinach • kale • red wine vinegar
When you think about being hungry what feelings does that invoke. Does it make you anxious? Are you cool with it?
One of my biggest challenges when following any new diet was the fear of being hungry. 😋 ✨
I was so nervous that I would get overly hungry and then binge later. For years that had been my standard. Shifting my focus away from not eating to eating as many whole food, plant based, meals + fruits & vegetables 🍓🍎🍌🥦🥒🍠🥕as I wanted gave me a freedom that I had never given my self before. Permission to eat!! Once I leaned what that actually looked like I never had to worry about going hungry again! ✨
I was able to tap into my body and understand what it needed when it needed it. I rarely have cravings anymore and never have to count another calorie. It is glorious and the return on investment in myself has been a lean body, tons of energy, clear skin and calm mind. 🙌🤸♀️🧘♀️🏄♀️🙌
This journey can be so frustrating! We have our own unique challenges. What has been your biggest diet struggle?
Glorious Morning Bowl
Put in the blender and blend until smooth!
Sugar Free Granola
Coconut Flakes 🥥
We could give up tacos...but we’re not quitters. Instead, with a little creativity, we came up with this unicorn of a recipe🦄🌮 Made up of whole, plant-based ingredients that pack a nutrient AND flavor punch.
You can find our Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos on this month’s menu!
My favourite morning smoothie🌿
Kale // Orange // Mandarin // Ginger // Flax seeds // Maca powder // Kiwi // Pineapple // Coconut water
This smoothie is PACKED with hormone balancing, anti inflammatory and anti cancer ingredients. Lots of them have been discussed in previous posts so go back and have a read😉but here’s some things I haven’t mentioned before:
Coconut water contains electrolytes that replenish our own electrolytes after a hard workout💪🏼or time in the sun🌞
Ginger is a natural pain reliever and is particularly beneficial for relieving muscle soreness and period pain
Have a great day everyone!💚
Feasting on these organic local figs before dinner. Not sure what I’m having since I neglected to do my food prep so figured this is a great place to start.😋 Probably just going to keep munching on fruit that needs eaten and I am totally ok with that.👌🏼 I have really been loving eating fruit for most of my meals! It is so hydrating and nutrient dense plus I love sweets and fruit is nature’s candy🍭 Hope everyone’s having a great day!💗✨✌🏼 #govegan#eatlocal#fruitarian
Super busy days!
Still found some time to prepare this nutritious bowl: romaine, bok choy, cilantro, jicama, tomato, red onion, cucumber, broccolini, spelt, beans, sunflower seeds and pistachios drizzled with lemon balsamic vinegar 👌🌱🥗😋
Thai red lentil curry with cauliflower, rainbow swiss chard, sweet peppers, green beans, and carrots over coconut ginger brown rice, topped with cilantro and and lime.
Curry recipe inspiration from @wellplated. Thanks Emily Clark! #wellplated
Coconut brown rice recipe from @saveurmag. Thanks Saveur Magazine! #Saveur#saveurmag
🌱Whats the difference between a plant based diet and a vegan diet? 🌱
✔️Roast Potato & Roast Pumpkin w Sriracha Sauce
✔️ Beetroot Brown Rice w Buckwheat
✔️Green Leaves & Corn
✔️Edamame & Parsley to top
A VEGAN abstains from eating animal products. A persons motivation to adopt a vegan diet are usually prompted by sustainability/environmental issues or by a belief in animal rights!
Being a VEGAN can extend beyond food and can include lifestyle decisions such as shoes, clothes & make-up 👉🏻Anything made from materials that come from animals like leather, silk, wool, gelatine, beeswax etc!
A COMMON MISCONCEPTION is that a vegan diet equals a healthy diet! The only thing a vegan diet means is ZERO animal products! Vegans can still eat a lot of junk and processed food!
OF COURSE, a vegan diet CAN be healthy and that is called a WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET (WFPB)
A WFPB diet incorporates HEALTH into the equation! A persons motivation for following this diet stems from a desire to be healthy - to either prevent or reverse chronic illness or disease!
A WFPB diet emphasises eating whole fruits and vegetables, consuming lots of whole grains and avoiding eating animal products and processed foods!
These people may still choose to buy animal products that are not for consumption!
Overall, both diets have HUGE diets! One way of eating isn’t better than the other; it all depends on the motivation behind transitioning what and why you eat it!
To all my female friends over 40 years of age: Most of us are going through the next stage of our lives. We are at that age where we see the wrinkles, grey hairs, and extra pounds. Menopause has already shown up or is just waiting around the corner. We see the pretty 25-year olds and sigh. But, we were 25, too, just like they will one day be our age. What they bring to the table with their youth and zest for life, we bring with our wisdom, experience and good hearts. For all we've been through earning each grey hair. and wrinkle... raising kids, bills and ills and whatever else life has thrown at us, we are survivors... we are warriors... we are women. While our exterior may not be what it once was, it is traded for our spirit, our courage and our strength to enter this chapter of our lives with grace and pride for all we've been through and accomplished. Never feel bad about getting older. It is a privilege denied to many. 🧡 🧡
Ladies, I challenge you to copy and paste with your picture and age.
Trying the sweet and sour beefless bites from @gardein for the first time and WOW. I'm incredibly impressed with how good they are. Not to meat-like but definitely a lower calorie and vegan friendly replacement for regular beef. Paired it with sauteed mushrooms and onions, stir fry veggies, roasted asparagus, and a bit of cous cous. Feels good to be back in the swing of eating like this and cooking regularly, especially after such a crappy day. Luckily this only took 30 minutes to make and I have leftover for lunch but surprise surprise it got cold while I wrote this post. 💀
My first year of veganism. I have been vegan for a year now that my vegan anniversary was August 19. Like most other vegans I never thought I would become one. I have known about the horrors of the animal agriculture industry since I was 14 years old, but I never bothered to reduce my consumption of animal products. Once I began learning about the health benefits of eating a whole-food plant-based diet a few years ago I started to reduce my consumption slowly. The first thing I stopped consuming entirely was cow’s milk, which I replaced with almond milk. Then I reduced how many land animals I ate as I leaned more towards seafood. Before I committed myself to being a vegan I was only consuming on a regular basis cheese, eggs, and seafood. I had considered and debated going vegan many times before and I even challenged myself to try it for a month. There were two things that stopped me before. The first was the belief that humans were only able to survive on a vegan diet because of modern supplements. I thought this because I did not properly understand how vitamin B12 worked. I knew bacteria actually produced it but I thought it could only be found in animal products. It wasn’t until I watched a video by @micthevegan that I understood how it worked. Vitamin B12 is found in adequate amounts for human dietary requirements in untreated water. I realized that, in theory, a human thousands of years ago could survive and thrive only consuming an abundance of plants and drinking untreated water. The other thing that stopped me was the lack of motivation. I knew of the impact animal products have on the environment from watching @bitesizevegan video “Everything Wrong With Environmentalism.” I also knew that the only diet known to stop and reverse our leading killer, which is heart disease, was a whole-food plant-based diet. However, I did not understand the ethics behind veganism, and I have to thank @joey_carbstrong , @jamesaspey , and @earthlinged for helping me fully understand it. Once I realized that there is no justified reason for us to eat animal products in this modern day, where there is an abundance of plant foods, I became vegan. (1/2) EN ESPAÑOL ⬇️
ZUCCHINI SURPRISE CHALLENGE!
As a collaboration with @whatnatate (who lives all the way in America!) we challenged ourselves to each create a dish with zucchini in it in order to demonstrate how different individuals see different possibilities and create different outcomes when presented with the same thing.
And we created two very different but both very exciting dishes with the humble zucchini- Head over to @whatnatate ‘s page to see her amazing Zucchini Stew (swipe for picture) which I absolutely cannot wait to try!!
FERRERO ROCHER BLISS BALLS!!
🥒25g (3tbsp) Hazelnut Meal
🥒30g (2) Medjool Dates
🥒7g (1tbsp) Raw Cacao
🥒5g (1tsp) Mesquite
🥒1/2tsp Psyllium Husks
🥒50g (1/3cup) Grated Zucchini
🥒 6 Whole Hazelnuts
🥒 Pinch of Fine Pink Salt
1. Chop Dates and Soak in Boiling Water for 15mins. Drain.
2. Blend Dates, Hazelnut Meal, Mesquite, Cacao, Zucchini, Psyllium and Salt (scrape sides of blender occasionally)
3. Roll Mix into Balls placing a whole Hazelnut into the middle of each
4. Roll in Puffed Quinoa
5. Place in Freezer to set
6. Whenever you want one, just take it out of freezer 15 or so mins before.
Note: some finely cgopped hazelnuts might be a nice addition to step 2 aswell!!
Pot roast, vegan style. .
Whole roasted cauliflower with rainbow carrots, onion, and golden potatoes
Check out @karissasvegankitchen for the recipe!
I will never get sick of eating cauliflower wings 🍗.
These sticky sesame cauliflower wings are my favourite recipe to make at home. You can find it on @jessicainthekitchen’s blog. They truly never disappoint!
👉🏻I use bob’s red mill gluten free all purpose flour & hemp milk. I found this was the best results for getting the batter to stick together, while still keeping it gluten & dairy free 🙌🏻.