All posts tagged: vegan

Lemony Red Lentil Soup 🍜 from Thug Kitchen

You know what I wish?  I wish I could quit my job and cook all day.  Spend all of my days making bomb-ass food from this cookbook – Thug Kitchen.  The recipes are amazing!  If you don’t have their cookbook, I highly suggest you head over to their website and grab it. Oh, and they just dropped a new cookbook today!  Yes! The Lemony Red Lentil Soup (link for recipe) from their first cookbook is one of my favorites. Perfect for the cool, Autumn evenings. Not only is it delicious but it will fill your home with the most wonderful aromas!  So roll up your sleeves and head to the kitchen. You will have this big bowl of yum on your table in well under an hour!  ✌&❤

Pumpkin Oats with Maple Glazed Apples & Pecans

Here I go again with the pumpkin!  I can’t get enough of this rich and savory fruit…well, maybe except for pumpkin pie. I despise pumpkin pie!  Say whaaat??  Weird, huh?  Anyhoo, back to the good stuff. This big ol’ bowl of oats is decadent and sweet and will surely keep you on your feet, all morning long. So get your booty out of bed, head into the kitchen and get to cooking. Enjoy!  ✌️&❤️ Oatmeal Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup filtered water 1 tablespoon or more non-dairy milk 1 teaspoon earth balance buttery spread a pinch of sea salt Directions: In a small pot, boil the water and add the earth balance and salt. Once water is boiling, add oats. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until water is absorbed (about 5 minutes) and remove from heat.  Add the non-dairy milk if the oatmeal is too thick for your liking.  Maple Glazed Apples and Pecan Ingredients: 1 small to medium sized Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin 1 tablespoon …

No-Bake Pumpkin Brownie Bars with Cashew Cream Icing

It’s that time of the year again when pumpkin takes over the world!  From pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin tortilla chips…the seasonal pumpkin creations are absolutely endless! For this recipe, I’ve added a touch of pumpkin puree and spice along with some cocoa powder to a mixture of chewy pecans and sweet dates.  The results?…Ah-Mazing!  Rich and decadent, these little bars are not only full of divine fall flavors but they are packed with some serious nutrients.  And did I mention that these are 100% vegan and gluten free? So go ahead, whip these pumpkin babies up and share them with your friends and family. They will surely be a hit! Brownie Ingredients: 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats (can sub regular rolled oats if you are not gluten free) 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Using a food processor pulse the dry ingredients (pecans, oats, pumpkin spice and salt) until a fine crumble is achieved. Remove dry ingredients from …

Good Morning Green Toast

Ah, the avocado!  I love this fruit.  And I especially love it slathered on toast and topped with fresh cucumber slices. A simply divine and nutritious way to start your morning! Ingredients: 2 slices of gluten free bread or whole grain bread 1 ripe avocado 12 slices of cucumber Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Directions: Pop the bread in the toaster and toast until nice and crispy. While the bread is toasting, smash the avocado until creamy but leaving a few chunks. Add sea salt to taste. Slather a nice thick layer on each slice of toast and top with cucumber slices.  Add a bit of fresh ground pepper to taste. Enjoy!  ✌️& ❤️️

‘Chicken’ Tikka Masala – Vegan Style

Recipe: ‘Chicken’ Tikka Masala – Vegan Style Summary: My all time favorite Indian dish – Chicken Tikka Masala. Since my vegan conversion, this is one meal I surely thought, I’d never have again. Thanks to the folks at Gardein, their ‘chicken scallopini’ makes this carnivorous dish, 100% vegan friendly! Print Friendly Ingredients (Marinade) 1 bag of Gardein Chicken Scallopini Breasts 1 cup plain soy yogurt 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground red pepper 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt 2 tsp minced fresh ginger 6 bamboo skewers (Sauce) 1 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 1 cup coconut milk (can substitute lite) 1/4 cup frozen peas 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Instructions Chop ‘chicken’ into 1″ cubes. Mix all marinade ingredients together and add the cubed Gardein chicken. Marinate for about 1 hour. Soak bamboo skewers …

Introduction to Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It?

Introduction to Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It?. Does Vitamin B12 Matter? There are two types of B12 deficiency: mild and overt. Overt B12 Deficiency: B12 protects the nervous system. Without it, permanent damage can result (e.g., blindness, deafness, dementia). Fatigue, and tingling in the hands or feet, can be early signs of deficiency. B12 also keeps the digestive system healthy. Mild B12 Deficiency: By lowering homocysteine levels, B12 also reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other diseases. Vegans and near-vegans who do not supplement with vitamin B12 have consistently shown elevated homocysteine levels. See the section Homocysteine, B12, Vegetarians, and Disease. B12 is generally found in all animal foods (except honey). The overwhelming consensus in the mainstream nutrition community, as well as among vegan health professionals, is that plant foods do not provide vitamin B12. (Luckily, vitamin B12 is made by bacterial fermentation such that it does not need to be obtained from animal products.) Despite this, some vegan advocates still believe that “plant foods provide all the nutrients necessary for optimal …