Soba Noodle Recipe

A new recipe tried out of the blue tonight. Currently without pictures because it was just so amazing we ate it all up!

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It’s essentially pasta. Boil your soba noodles while making the sauce.

Cut up one whole yellow onion and add to large sauce pan. Add three cloves of minced garlic to the pan. Add a can of drained and rinsed kidney beans to the pan. Cook these for about 5 minutes. Then, add a few handfuls of spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted. Finally, add your tomato sauce. Cook until warm and the noodles are finished. The noodles take literally 5 minutes to cook!

Place your noodles on your plate, put your sauce on top. My favorite part: add some sriracha sauce on top and sprinkle nutritional yeast flakes on top to taste.

I think this has so far been my most favorite vegan meal to date!

 

Who said it was Impossible?

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that was diagnosed when I was 5 years old. Now 26 years old.

Off and on various medications (Naproxen, Methotrexate, Araava, Vioxx, Simponi).

1 year ago, I turned to a plant-based diet for overall health. Never in my life have I been able to do this and it is by no means perfect, but I am SO proud of myself. Here is my FULL Bridge pose:

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Whoever said that Rheumatoid Arthritis meant you’d end up in a wheelchair, I’m here to challenge that.

Don’t give up!

The Naked Poop

Not actually pooping while you’re naked. Who would do such a thing? If I’m taking a shower and I need to pee I get out, put on underwear, remove it to my feet, pee, wipe, pull up, flush, take off underwear, and continue showering….. Too much information? Sorry. I just had to make my point.

No, no, the title was supposed to be a cleaver play on words of the “Naked Truth”. And since the topic is poop, I thought it was rather clever. Although me explaining the title now nullifies any cleverness that may have remained in the title. Let’s forget this whole ugly ordeal never happened…

If any of you have read my previous posts, my bowel movements have been…unpleasant. I was gassy, bloated, and full of cramps. The stool itself was much too loose, smelly (you know, compared the the regular, unscented poop) and there was a lot of undigested food. There were also many, many white particles in my stool. Those that looked like a mashed chickpea.

So what happened you may ask? Well after a panic attack and mental breakdown thinking I had tapeworm, I made a doctor’s appointment. While waiting over the weekend, I did much research online (so naturally induced more panic after the many cancer posts). I came across lactose intolerance. Now I know I don’t have THAT. But I realized that my intake of SOY had dramatically increased. I went to the doctor Monday and submitted a stool sample yesterday. Over the past few days I’ve reduced my soy intake, limiting it only to the milk in my coffee. The result? A decent poop. For 3 days now.

So, in my attempts to live a healthier life, my body has rejected the healthy alternatives that I’ve put into it. It’s alright though. Tofu is highly processed anyway. I can live without it. Or with small amounts of it.

I am now on the search for Almond milk, Coconut yogurt, and other soy free alternatives. Oh the joys.

Garlic Chickpea Mash Sandwhich

A new obsession?

I’ve made the chickpea sandwich before which was good. Then I stumbled upon adding garlic to my houmous and toasting it. And instead of chickpeas I’ve been using tofu! It has been delicious! I would have posted my tofu sandwiches but I am now suspecting a soy I tolerance as my poops have been…abnormal. But no one wants to read about that and food. So… food!

Same recipe as before, except added fresh minces garlic to the houmous, toasted it, added spinach and toasted it again, and added onions! I will tell you about its deliciobsess today!

Post meal verdict: delicious! How could it be anything else? The onions were a good touch but some more toppings (like avocado or tomato) would put it over the top!