Post work-out Snack

Roasted chickpeas and kale chips.

I simple put both things on a cookie sheet, sprinkled with garlic powder, and put in the oven for about 20 minutes (less for the kale). No oil! Delicious!

Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages

I’ve tried these before but they didn’t initially make a good impression. This week I gave into some cravings:

Tofu, sausages, toast with houmous.

Potato wedges, lentil veggie mix, and of course, sausages.

Special feature:

Grilled cheese with VioLife pizza mozzarella cheese and not real chicken nuggets.

Just wanted to show off my food and show that Vegans don’t always eat healthy…oops.

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

I had a random craving for some mac and cheese today but didn’t have the necessary ingredients for any of the mac and cheese recipes online. So, I decided to improvise…and it was glorious!

Ingredients:

2 small-medium sweet potatoes, diced and boiled

1 red onion, chopped and boiled with the potatoes

10 grams of quick cook oatmeal (dry)

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/4 cup non dairy milk

2 cloves of garlic, roasted

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp garlic salt

Pinch of basil

Your prefered pasta, cooked

Directions:

As stated in the ingredients, chop up your sweet potato and onion and boil until the potatoes are soft. Save the water from the boiling as you may need to use it to add to your sauce.

Add the sweet potatoes and onion to a blender. Roast your cloves of garlic in an oven for about 2 minutes. Remove the skin and add to the blender.

Add your nutritional yeast and oats to the blender as well as the spices. Mix until you have a smooth sauce. I had to add about 1/2 cup of the water from my potatoes so that the sauce would not be too thick.

This had a nice kick of spicy and garlic-y and cheesey. 10/10 would make again.

Chicken Style Burger

With VioLife Cheddar Style cheese. I don’t typically putchase pre-made products, but it’s been a stressful week so I wanted some cheat foods.

I topped mine with avocado and red onion and some egg free mayo.

And had a large salad on the side!

It didn’t really taste like chicken (although maybe the toppings masked the taste), but it was very delicious and filling nonetheless.

Kidney Bean Guac Burritos

I have always wanted those restaurant style, gooey burritos where the rice seems to stick together in warm deliciousness. This was my attempt. It turned out okay. Tips are appreciated!

Ingredients:

1 can red kidney beans

Brown rice

Whole wheat tortillas

Spinach (as much as you want to place on the tortilla)

1 small red onion

1 avocado

5 cherry tomatoes

3 cloves of garlic

1 tsp lemon juice

Paprika, salt, pepper to taste

2 tbsp nutritional yeast.

Directions:

For the guacamole:

Mash up your avocado. Add minced garlic cloves. Finely dice your red onion and tomatoes and add to the avocado. Add lemon juice and pepper to taste. Mix to look like above.

For the filling:

Bring water to boil and add your brown rice. Empty the can of beans (with the liquid) into the rice and cook together. Add a lot of paprika, salt, and pepper. Once the mixture is almost cooked, add nutritional yeast for a sticky look. 

Top your tortilla with spinach, add the rice, add the guacamole, wrap it up, put in the oven for a bit of crisp, and enjoy!

Soup for the Sick

What do you do when you’re ill and vegan? Make this delicious, sinus clearing, healthy soup (and read a good book when taking a break from video games). Inspired by http://theveglife.com/immunity-boosting-vegetable-soup/ . Thank you for this recipe!

Ingredients:

Rice noodles

Handful of spinach

900 ml vegetable broth

2 carrots (slices into small circles)

1 parsnip (sliced into bite sized pieces)

2 cups chestnut mushrooms

2 stalks of celery

1 onion

1 inch piece of fresh ginger, ground or minced

5 cloves of garlic (less if you don’t like garlic)

2 green tea bags

1 1/2 tsp tumeric 

1 tsp dried basil

2 tsp ground peppercorn

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat up your broth and add your tumeric, basil, ginger, and peppercorn in a large pot. Add the tea bags for about 2 minutes.

Chop up your celery, onion, carrots, and parsnip into pieces of whichever size you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook in a pan with water, and covered with a lid. 

Chop uo your mushrooms and add them to the veggie pan and let them cook/steam until they are soft.

Add your rice noodles to the vegetable broth (ensure the tea bags are out of the broth by now). Once the noodles are almost cooked through, add the veggies to the broth. Add your handful of spinach on top and let it cook until the spinach has wilted.

Enjoy your soup (and cleared sinuses) and I hope you feel better!

Avocado Pasta

Ingredients:

1 serving of soba noodles

1 avocado

4 cloves of garlic

1 red pepper, diced

1 tsp Dried basil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook your noodles.

Mash your avocado in a bowl. Mince your garlic cloves and add to the avocado. Add the spices and mix until it’s smooth and creamy (use a blender if necessary). Add your red pepper (or tomatoes) to the mix.

Add in your noodles and mix! 

Enjoy the garlicky mixture! 

Breakfast Wraps

Whole wheat wraps

Wowbutter (because peanuts are a no-no in our house)

Banana

Blueberries


Wrap it up and put into a toaster oven and then enjoy your warm, gooey, deliciousness.

Beans, Rice and Veggies

The fiance is out of town for a month so I cleared the fridge of any left over animal products he had in there and made myself dinner!

Brown rice, broccoli, carrots, kale, mini corn, red onion, spinach, and canned brown beans. All seasoned with paprika, tumeric, black pepper, and a massive dumping of nutritional yeast on top!