I’m not a fan of Galaxy Nutritional Foods after I tried their cream cheese, maybe you will like their products, they seem to have quite a few. They were kind enough to send me a free product coupon and two $0.55 off coupons. As I have no interest in their products, I’m giving them away.
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- Only Canadian residents as the coupons are not good in the US
- Start date: Feb. 22, 2012 @ 9:30am EST
- End date: Feb. 24, 2012 @ 12:00pm EST
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Being on this raw kick has me being inventive and looking for inspiration where I can find it. During our visit to Belmonte Raw, we had a fantastic collard wrap and I just loved it. Carol you are the master of these things! I think I need to get bigger wrap leaves as I really couldn’t close mine, perhaps I over loaded it, but either way I managed to eat it.
So here’s what I did:
1 Collard leaf
1 tbsp macadamia nut cheese (or any “cheese” really)
1/2 red pepper
1/4 cup tomatoes sliced
1/4 cup red cabbage
Finally @MathieuLLF and I went to visit Carol, the owner and head chef of Belmonte Raw, and were fabulously welcomed. The first thing I noticed was the menu was gone and the format of Belmonte Raw is more so of a take away joint. Carol wants to focus on her cleanses and provides handy week kits to those interested. At the table next to us two ladies were excitedly talking about how they were ready to cleanse as they went through their bags of goodies.
Mat and I both had a collard wrap with: carrot, purple cabbage, avocado, jicama, sprouts and I do believe there was a nut sauce, but I’m not sure. The wrap was very well wrapped, it wasn’t one of those moments where you bite into it and everything falls out, instead it was a pleasure and easy to remain clean while doing so. The wrap came wrapped with a piece of twine and it sat upon a salad bed of baby spinach and sprouts sprinkled with halved almonds and dried figs. The garlic and lemon dressing came on the side and was the perfect amount. I never would have imagined how filling this wrap and salad was and I mean exhaustingly filling like my mouth was tired from chewing, but I felt incredibly good!
We also had a drink called Continue reading
Who doesn’t like a good mash up of tastes? Honestly? Tacos + Nachos + Indian inspired spices!?? The following is a great quick dinner for two. Especially on a night when you want something different and fun.
- 2 cups of cooked lentils
- 2 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup fresh chopped baby spinach
- Favourite nacho chips or taco shells
- 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
- 1 cup Daiya
Additional optional toppings:
- Sriracha, or any other hot sauce of choice
- Tofutti Sour cream or home made cashew sour cream
If you have a Thali plate, this is the best time to use it as this is a DIY meal where there are little bits of everything complied into one. If not, you can use a bowl, a Thali plate is more for presentation.
First, Continue reading
If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know I am a big fan of Korean sweet potato noodles. Like a BIG fan. I got adventurous today and decided to make my own version of Korean Mac N Cheese. How do you make such a thing you ask?
Here’s how! Continue reading
We recently went to Costco and bought a huge bag of broccoli. Okay, so what to do with all this broccoil – why fritters of course! I found this recipe online
4 cups minced broccoli (from whole florets)
1 1/2 cups cannellini beans, drained from one can
1/4 cup vegan Monterey Jack (or cheddar) cheese shreds
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
For frying: 1/4 cup safflower oil
Bread crumb coating: panko or fine plain bread crumbs
My variations included: Continue reading
I made a different bento, nothing fancy and nothing cute, but a bento nonetheless.
Here’s what’s in it:
Box 1: Blur chip nachos, vegan nacho cheese Galaxy brand with organic corn
Box 2: Spiralized carrot with zucchini Continue reading
I think I might have to give up on the Bento theme, I keep making things that don’t fit with it and I find I am often too hungry to be patient enough to make one. Sigh. Maybe I will surprise myself this weekend.
For now, I want to write about a simple, but incredibly delicious rice dish. Yes, fried rice is what people usually make with left over rice, but I specifically made this with fresh rice.
- 2 tbsp Earth Balance (Non soy) + 2 tbsp for other pan
- 2 cups cut up broccoli small pieces
- 1.5 cups of cut up carrot
- 1 cup of corn (can be frozen or BPA Free can)
- 2 cups of freshly made rice (your choice of type)
- 1 tbsp of garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Continue reading
I swear I will get back to the bentos, but I have been experimenting with recipes and then I get requests to post about it.
As we know, seitan is heavily gluten based, heck it’s made from vital wheat gluten. So when I found this recipe from Bob’s Red Mill for “Gluten Free Seitan” I had to give it a try.
Here is what the recipe below apparently looks like:
Image from: Bobsredmill.com
Gluten Free Seitan:
- 1/4 cup BRM Flaxseed Meal
- 1/2 cup BRM GF Rolled Oats
- 1-15 oz can Chili Beans or Red Beans
- 1 tsp Chipotle Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup Instant Yeast
Here’s my take on this:
Yes, I’ve made shiitake bacon and now I’ve made Coconut Bacon based on Kirsten’s recipe here. The big difference between what I made and what Kirsten made is that I did not use fresh coconut meat. You wouldn’t believe what I’ve done in terms of messing up art projects, I cannot be trusted with a hammer.
In lieu of that, I used unsweetened shredded coconut instead.
Here is Kirsten’s recipe:
1/4 cup tamari
1 tbsp liquid smoke
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp Topical Traditions Coconut Oil- melted
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 tbsp maple syrup
2-3 tsp sea salt
Here’s what I did to make it soy free: Continue reading