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Basic salad- that I dropped some poppyseed dressing on. . There’s so many ways to veganize favorite dishes: lasagna, pizza, tacos... You name it. You can make it Vegan!!! Still it’s good to make sure you get some leafy greens 🥬 into your diet— optimally, every day. I’m kinda a fan of having salads for lunch , or as a side dish for dinner. If you are feeling a little run down or warding off sickness, I can’t stress enough how good whole plant foods are for your body and immune system. Veganism is NOT all about salads- but don’t count them out, either.
I set out to make a potato soup today, bit my main ingredient, the potatoes didn’t look right. . I had spent a long time picking out recipes and had been doing schoolwork all day- I wasn’t exactly full of energy- I looked to see what I did have and the idea for a veggie curry appeared. . I heated up veggie broth with onions, carrots and celery Then I added broccoli, peas, corn, cauliflower. I cut up some tofu and tossed the tofu with curry powder. I also added some cannelloni beans. I added some curry paste, plant milk, and a few additional spices and some white miso. In order to thicken up the curry I also added some red lentils. 30 minutes later, amazing curry!!! Work with what you have- most ingredients can make several different recipes!
Getting healthier is a process, which is often a series of steps that builds one on another. . Yes, I just referenced stairs! . Many people get hung up on quick results. Losing more than 1-2 lbs per week isn’t healthy. Don’t believe the hype you hear from any diet or supplement that promises fast results. . Any results you get from those things often fades quickly- leaving you in an unhealthy shed-gain-shed more-gain more cycle. , Please don’t waste your time on that! Slow and steady. . Eat more plants Start adding more movement and exercise into your weekly routine Cut out processed foods . That’s when the real magic starts to happen- But it isn’t magic, it’s science. You’ve got this! One day a time, building healthy habits that create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
Vegan passion fruit donut. Once in a great while, I do crave a good Vegan donut. You can love working out and eating healthy— And still have a treat once in a while. As a single gal, Valentines Day is kind of a weird day for me. It’s very commercial and annoying on one hand: There are many ways to show someone you love them that don’t involve buying overpriced mass produced gifts. Also, if like me you are single — you are still loved, and you are still valuable. It may be a bit lonely being flooded with images of coupledom— But you still have a lot to celebrate. And for those of you who are coupled up- enjoy the day!!! Love is a wonderful thing to celebrate-and we shouldn’t relegate that to one day per year.
Vegan pho and salad rolls, because tonight’s dinner of lentils wasn’t photogenic. . Pho is definitely my ‘go to’ rainy weather food’ craving. . Still always check that the broth is also veggie as sometimes I’ve seen pho labeled as ‘veg option’ and the broth isn’t Vegan— so yes, I always ask!!! Snow-pocalypse 2019 was a 0/10– we really only got a dusting of snow before it melted away. Hope good, Vegan food is on your menu for this week! I’m hoping tomorrow’s dinner is more share worthy!!
No oil, no problem! Pan fried tofu in water, after soaking the tofu in a tamari marinade. In a separate pan, cooked some spinach and mixed veggies, adding tiny amounts of water. Seasoned the veggies with turmeric, cumin, salt and sesame seeds. Tastes just like stir fry but without the extra fat from the oil. Check out the poll in my Story for s project that might be in the works!!
One thing that people can forget when they start to go plant-based is to keep things SIMPLE. . Simple doesn’t mean boring. But picture this: if you’re spending all your time researching recipes for fancy meals and trying to ‘trick yourself ‘ into eating plant-based meals— You’ll likely fall back on done for you Vegan junk food. I didn’t say you can never have a Beyond Burger or some amazing Vegan nachos- but the true goal of going plant-based is setting yourself up for healthy success. . This salad took me less than 10 minutes to throw together. Vegan sad dressing can be simple to make too- especially if you have a blender. Simple and sustainable.
Roots gone - I’m back, and feeling glamorous!! I took another hiatus from Instagram. I wasn’t feeling inspired. . I am still going to provide information about going Vegan- along with photos of yummy Vegan food!!!!!! I just wont be doing so as a Coach. . I know I want to write- so I’m moving forward with that. I enrolled in a Copywriting class, so that I have more to offer as a commercial/freelance writer. I’m loving this glamorous look-and I’m so happy to be feeling more like myself again. Stay tuned for new Vegan food posts soon!!!!
Motivation struggles today. . However, throwing together a hearty plant based chili so that I have something healthy to enjoy this afternoon ( and it will last me several meals after!) . Batch cooking is great if you have kids, or if you’re just a busy professional who wants to have food ready What’s your favorite meal to make a larger quantity of? Let me know in the comments! 👇🏻
I know , quinoa and veggies is kinda boring. Add some vegan hot sauce and nutritional yeast, and you have yourself a tasty meal! Being vegan doesn’t have to be overwhelming: Yes, I suggest you watch documentaries Yes, I suggest you do some nutrition research to get the most out of s plant based diet Yes, learning how to cook a few staples will help you avoid being a junk food Vegan Yes, I recommend you make the switch in steps as it can be a big change for your body. Yes, I absolutely recommend you take B-12 as a supplement, or make sure you add supplemented foods in your diet (some plant milks and nutritional yeast brands have B12 added). . . It’s fully possible to follow a healthy Vegan diet and stay Vegan!! Don’t base your diet on what a guru or celebrity is doing; Do go Vegan- For your health For the animals For the environment. I’m here to help if you need guidance!
Kiwi with apple cinnamon oatmeal? Somehow it works!!! . Incongruous things can sometimes show up, and somehow they fit into our overall story. . I love trying new food combos and exploring in the kitchen- being Vegan is not boring. . You can definitely enjoy go-to meals but don’t be afraid to explore new options!
Sometimes, things don’t work out perfectly- In life and in the kitchen. I added the blueberries a little too soon! However, the result was beautiful, and tasty. In life, we can think that something gone wrong is a misstep- and it actually is a first step, creating something we didn’t expect. . Worry is a thief of joy... and allowing yourself to hang on to disappointment only keeps you stuck. . Likewise, if you’re beginning the journey to a plant-based diet, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t do it perfectly- the journey towards a healthy lifestyle- is just that — a journey. Diets are a quick fix, but a lifestyle change is something you start and continue to build on.
Red lentil soup that’s as bright as the sun! Lentils are my go-to for easy soups. Did you know that when cooked for a shorter time, they also make great additions to salad??? You can also use them to make burgers, Shepherds pie, and a variety of other Vegan recipes.. Or you can keep it super simple with just lentils and veggies. In the midst of how crazy busy life can get, I’m all about keeping things simple in the kitchen (and not missing out on taste!)
Dinner and lunch portions of an amazing salad I made this weekend! Plus check out the cilantro cashew dressing!!!! Simple food but amazing nutrition and great taste! . A plant based diet does not have to be complex or time consuming! Simple ingredients can be prepared quickly to make dishes that are masterfully tasty!!
Steel cut oats with bananas, apples and coconut sugar. . Sometimes, good things take time. Steel cut oats take longer to prepare than rolled oats or traditional oatmeal- but so worth it!!! . Some people don’t want to become plant based because ‘it will take too much time”. . At first, learning plant-based nutrition, how to read labels, and how to shop for and prepare plant/based meals will take a bit of an adjustment. . I’ve been doing this for 3 years now, and can tell you that it gets easier! . The way you will feel after eating a healthy plant-based diet and after helping the environment and the animals- is something you can’t put a price tag on. . You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen - there are a lot of ways to make plant-based living simple. You still get up enjoy food you love, just in s new way!!! . If you want help, I offer 1:1 coaching especially for busy women who do t have the time to learn all the nutrition and figure out all the meals themselves! . I also run a free FB group - a small and supportive space for anyone who is curious about plant-based diet- Info about the group is on my website- link in bio! - And I’m here, if you have any questions or need some encouragement, let me know! If you are thinking about going Vegan/plant-based—- you can do this!!!
When you first go Vegan, figuring out snacks or desserts can feel like a hit or miss task. . I paired unsweetened coconut yogurt with apples and some cinnamon and coconut sugar. Super tasty Less processed than many Vegan snacks or dessert foods. . It is ok to indulge in a Vegan treat once in a while! Just keep whole plant foods at the front and center of your meals. If you ha e a favorite Vegan snack or dessert, please share below!! 👇🏻
It was down right chilly in PDX today!!!! Yes, I have meal prepped food, but I decided to cave in to my craving for Vegan Pho. . Veganism is not about deprivation. . You can find OR make Vegan versions of your favorite dishes. . It’s 2019! So many restaurants and grocery stores carry Vegan friendly options. You can also easily cook and create Vegan versions of Favorites ... Have you seen how many Vegan cookbooks are on the shelves now??? Or, there’s Pinterest. Or, the Forks Over Knives app. You got this!!!
Social media is a funny thing.., Taking a few days off from regular posting can feel daunting... the sense of losing something if you don’t keep posting... . But I’ve been going through some internal changes lately, and I decided to celebrate those changes by making an external change too. . The external is temporary- but it is just to commemorate that I’m feeling like a new person. . New Vegan posts will be here soon!!!! I just needed to step back and find my inspiration again! *Before and after just for the heck of it.