A little less sweet

This time we’re gonna try a little less sweet and a little more green juice!

1 granny smith apple

6 carrots

3 cups of kale

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 cucumber

As weird as it sounds I put in two leaves of my aloe plant. Aloe vera contains amino acids and vitamin c. It’s also great for blood purifying and body cleansing. Not to mention, it makes an adorable house plant!

All together this made about a 20 oz (very yummy) drink.

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Vegan breakfast

Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese on Ezekiel toast with a banana, peanut butter, and spinach smoothie!

Vegan pumpkin cream cheese:

1/2 container of Tofutti Cream

1 1/2 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and mix until well blended.

Toast up your Ezekiel Bread or a bagel, and top it off.

Smoothie:

1 banana

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 handful of spinach

6 ice cubes

1 tsp agave nectar

1 cup water

Blend and serve!

Boots and pumpkin flavored everything

The weather is starting to feel like Fall!

Today I broke out my Target over the knee boots and Urban Outfitters floppy hat

to add a little excitement to my white vintage dress.

Fall to me means two things:

Boots and pumpkin flavored everything.

So now I’m going to go use The Baking Birds recipe, and make some vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls to go with these boots!

http://thebakingbird.blogspot.com/2008/05/vegan-pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls.html

Three quick vegan junk food

Vegan Jalapeño poppers


These are everything I could ever ask for!

Cut a few jalapeños in half and clean out seeds

stuff with Tofutti cream

dip in milk substitute (almond, soy, etc.)

coat in a flour then panko

pan fry in a small amount of oil

TLT!

This is my go to meal when i don’t feel like cooking, but want something filling.

Just cook up some toast ( I use gluten free, but be careful lots have egg in them)

sauté some bacon tempeh, LightLife Fakin’ Bacon is wonderful

throw on some of your favorite sandwich veggies

a little bit of vegenaise

and you’re set!

Cheater Blueberry Pancakes

2 cups Bisquick

1 full banana

1 cup soy milk

mix until banana is completely mashed and consistency is even

add a hand full of blueberries

and cooking in a skillet pan with vegan butter

till both sides are golden

ps. adding fresh blueberries on top makes it 10x better

Super Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Vegan? check. Gluten free? check. Super easy? check. Delicious? CHECK!

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Ingredients:

8 oz rice noodles (fat style)

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 package firm tofu

1/4 cup soy sauce ( I prefer light sodium)

2 tsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp ketchup

2 tsp Sriracha (optional)

scallions

peanuts

1 lime

Directions: Cut the tofu up in to squares and lightly cover with oil: bake at 400 degrees until golden

Cook the rice noodles according to package

then in a large skillet add the peanut butter, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Cook on medium until peanut butter melts: Add the tofu, noodles, and scallions. Mix until sauce is thickened and spread evenly. Garnish with peanuts and lime and serve!

For those of you wondering about the chicks, they are doing great! They are growing so fast. I’ve had them for officially one week today, and they are twice the size already. 

See those little tails popping up? The yellow one, I haven’t named them yet so for now she goes by yellow, can fly! Well fly for a chicken haha. I put them in a box today to clean the brooder and turned around and she had flown out! The black one is a little jealous. I need to hurry up and get the coop done! We went dumpster diving for wood yesterday at some construction sites and hit the free would jackpot.

Stay tuned for more recipes, bigger chicks, and a finished coop!

Vegan/gluten free Must have!

Hey guys!

It’s been a crazy couple of days so this is going to be a short and sweet post today. Emphasizing on sweet! The hardest time to be a vegan is during a sweet craving. I’m not much of a sweet fan fortunately, but today all I could think about were baked goods. Not having time to bake anything made this extremely irritating. I ran to Kroger and picked up some of Van’s Gluten Free Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.

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I strongly recommend them. They hit the spot perfectly. I put a little bit of syrup and Tofutti cream cheese on them. I think I’ve found my new go to junk food!

Becoming Vegan

I’ve been a vegetarian for 8 years now, the idea of eating an animal now doesn’t seem fathomable. I did a project my freshman year of high school on meat eating. The project made me dig a little, and actually think about where my food is coming from. Something sadly most people do not think about these days ( not just meat products, but all things we consume.) I looked up the horrible conditions animals are raised in, treated, and murdered. I also looked into the hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives I was getting second hand through meat. Needless to say, the project made my mind up for me at a young age.

Giving up chicken wings was tricky, but in a short amount of time I found myself never craving meat. Then about 4 years after being a vegetarian I wanted to step my commitment. I wanted to cut out animal products completely. This was harder than I imagined. Cheese pizza, mac ‘n cheese, cheesecake gone forever? it took about two years of being an on again off again vegan and moving to a more vegan friendly city (Nashville) for the lifestyle to stick. It has been two years of no animal products, and I feel happy and healthier than ever!

I’m not here to push my thoughts or feelings down anyones throat. I’ve made the choice to eat food that doesn’t cause the suffering of a creature. That is my choice, and I respect yours. My strongest opinion is that people need to take a moment to think about what they eat and where it is coming from.