Okay, here's another one I threw together last week, it was delicious and fed me for a couple days!
2 cups cooked (to al dente) and cooled whole grain pasta of your choice, you want a smaller roundish type shape like a corkscrew/rotini to hold the sauce and ingredients well
about 1/2-3/4 c cut into bite-sized pieces english cucumber (or another low moisture cucumber)
2 stalks celery cut into
Okay, here's a new one I made up a couple weeks ago that came out pretty darn good!
1 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed
Bhutanese red rice - I cooked it in my rice cooker, so cooked amount was about 2 cups
veggie stock about 1 cup
diced dried figs - handful
rough chopped pecans (you can use plain or flavored, I used some of the spiced pecans I had made the weekend b
I am eating the yummiest wrap/burrito that I just threw together for lunch and I just had to share it:
Flour tortilla - black bean and garlic flavored from the farmer's market
1 small heirloom tomato
handful of fresh basil leaves
Haha, I was just thinking about that baked beans recipe and wondering if I ever wrote it down (as those types of events are coming up)...and lo and behold, here it is!
Okay, here is risotto recipe that I tweaked to make it vegan....and it was delicious!! Risotto is time consuming and requires 100% of your attention, but it refrigerates and reheats very well, so make a big batch and nosh on it
Well, since the pulp is just the food minus the juice, you can look up each of those and subtract for the difference. I don't have an exact reference for the pulp but that would be a roundabout way to do it. Pulp will have almost no calories and fat and be almost all just fiber, since all the calories have been squeezed out.
Ugh, I'm so jealous! I want a Vita-mix, I need to save up to buy one! I always have to fight my blender and have to prechop a lot of stuff before I can put it in. My last mini blender died after less than 2 months of use (I was using it every day, but c'mon, really??). How do you like it so far? Any recommendation on where to buy one?
Gas is a problem I hear (no pun intended) from vegans a lot. So many of those nutritious vegan goodies are also loved by our intestinal bacteria! Your body can get used to it to a certain degree, but many people still have a level of gas that is uncomfortable to them. You can try Beanzyme (the vegan version of Beano...Beano has fish in it), which has the enzyme our bodies are missing to break
What is your favorite dried fruit?
Hmm, I really like a lot of dried fruits, as long as they are natural, no sugar or sulfur added. I love the chewy texture. I think a couple of my faves are mango and pineapple. Oh I also discovered dried lychee, great stuff.
Hmm, not sure about the restaurant you went to, but Indian restaurants do tend to use a lot of dairy. Is the recipe you saw their recipe or another recipe for mango pudding?
Japanese vegetable curry is usually vegan if you go for that sometime.
Sure, there's lots of non soy meat alternatives. Seitan is very popular, which is made from wheat gluten. Wheat gluten is also used to make Field Roast (you can check out their site at www.fieldroast.com). You can of course also use beans or nuts. Also, there are veggie burgers made from beans and/or veggies instead of soy. Mushrooms are also used to mimic meat textures. If you're looking f
Here is some info:
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Coconut milk is rich and creamy, with a mild coconut flavor. It is not sweet, so it can be used in sweet or savory applications. You can buy it for very cheap, usually less than $1 a can (if you look for the right brands in the right markets), so just get one and try it out!
What is your favorite pasta dish?
I'd say my favorite is one my mom used to make that I now make for myself, which is super easy: Cook up whatever pasta you like, I like to use penne for this recipe. To make the sauce, heat up a little olive oil in a skillet and then add red pepper flakes and garlic, heat on medium high until garlic starts to brown, then add fresh tomatoes (romas work well
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I got this new recipe from foodnetwork.com (they actually have some gems occasionally, or I change a lot of their recipes to make them veg). I would recommend giving yourself some time on this one, at the end of 4 hours my potatoes weren't quite cooked yet (squash was done). I also used dr
This week's question is:
What is your favorite snack?
I eat all sorts of different things for snacks, but right now I'd say probably almonds and fruit (current fruits are pomegranates, persimmons, pears, and kiwis!)
Well first of all, there's no good research that the blood type diet works. As far as the protein thing goes, a lot of medical professionals recommend animal products due to limited knowledge on vegan sources. If the problem is strictly protein, here is a great resource for vegan proteins:
If the problem is any other nutrient that would be found in animal foods, there is a vegan source.
It's pretty much like a regular yam, it has white flesh inside and is a little bit sweet.
The way we traditionally had them in Japan was often by street vendors in the fall, where they would literally cook the whole potatoes in the coals of a fire, then my mom and I would get one and split it in half, all nice and steamy. No additions needed! Now, I just bake them like baked potatoes a