Monday, February 19, 2018

Healthy dinner bowls and lower sugar muffins.

This was yummy. It's The Happy Pear's Dahl made with red lentils, kale salad, brown rice, sauerkraut, hummus and avocado.

Coconut Chana Masala from The World of The Happy Pear cookbook. Delicious.

Not a great pic but I used the Bakery Style Muffin recipe from Vegan Brunch and cut the sugar from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup and added banana instead of soy yogurt. Turned out moist and just sweet enough!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Impossible Burger.

So Fatburger in Marina del Rey is trialing The Impossible Burger! I picked one up yesterday when I was in the area. I got mine without mayo. It has lettuce, onion, tomato and relish in it. I added ketchup.



So what's the verdict, you ask? Well, yes, it's very meat like and I admit I was freaked out a bit and kept staring closely at it to make sure it wasn't real beef. The taste and texture were spot on, but it wasn't very juicy and did not ooze "blood" like some claims. I believe my burger was a bit over cooked which caused it to dry out a little. But overall, very satisfying and an awesome option to have at Fatburger. 

And to answer another question that gets thrown at vegans all the time: "Why would you want to eat something that tastes/looks like meat?" 

I was a meat eater for most of my life and I loved the taste, especially when it was BBQ'ed or grilled. I didn't give up meat because of the taste. I gave it up because I love animals and I no longer view them as a food source. So bring on the faux meats!

Oh and I forgot to tell you last weekend, Baby Hank is 1! Whaaaat!????
Look at this guy!



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Scrambled Tofu Enchiladas

The insides are scrambled tofu and onions, black beans, spinach and peppers with salsa verse and spices. 

Daiya cheddar inside and out.


Rainbow bowl.

Spinach salad (lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper), Carrot Salad (apple cider vinegar, olive oil, agave, salt and pepper), purple cabbage, roasted potatoes and tofu with peanut sauce (pb, maple, sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon, Sriracha, water).

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dinner bowl and cookies.

This was delicious. There's rice under all that. Tofu with peanut sauce, steamed red cabbage, broccoli and spinach and roasted russet potatoes and sweet potatoes. 

This was an adaptation of the Crinkle Oatmeal Cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie. The actual recipe was odd because I felt the liquid to dry ratio was off, it felt so dry. I remedied it by adding more soymilk. I also didn't freeze the dough like the recipe called for. They went straight in the oven. Came out great. Chocolate chips were my addition.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Roasted up some cauliflower, sweet potato and peppers yesterday to have as a component of my Buddha bowl.

Brown rice, roasted veg, kale salad with tahini dressing, hummus, avocado abd sautéed tofu. Delicious and healthy!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread - low fat

Made the chocolate chip pumpkin bread from the Chocolate Covered Katie cookbook using sugar instead of xylitol. Came out pretty good for a low fat, low sugar, no oil cake. 👌