All About Protein

Good Habits

I cannot tell you why, but people these days are incredibly obsessed with protein. You can find “added protein” in just about every granola bar, shake, smoothie, cookie, and salad on any menu and in any package. Is it because we want to become stronger and more fit? Is more protein the only way to gain muscle? These may be partly true, but do we need to eat protein for every meal in order to obtain that? Isn’t meat the most efficient way to obtain protein? And isn’t meat the only food with complete protein (whatever that means)? I’m here to debunk some of your myths and arguments with a quick run-down on plant proteins!IMG_9895.jpg

Why Plant-Based Protein?

OK, so if you’re not a veggie like me, why the heck should you care about plant proteins? Well, it turns out that just like fruits and vegetables, we need a variety…

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Possible Danger Signs on Vegan Bakery near Me You Need to Be Aware Of

Veganism isn't only an American phenomenon. While being vegan may be a beneficial and healthier way of life, most vegans don't want to wholly forgo all the foods they once loved. Though some stick to non-traditional foods such as tofu and soy goods, many vegans eat plenty of standard dishes the vegan way. It's possible … Continue reading Possible Danger Signs on Vegan Bakery near Me You Need to Be Aware Of

What Does Eating Vegan at Panera Mean?

You are able to choose from several veggies as a topping and have an easy and tasty meal. Gardein is provided by all Yard House locations. My husband does not have any teeth for chewing so he should eat soft foods. Though eating at Panda or KFC isn't the healthiest thing to do, every one … Continue reading What Does Eating Vegan at Panera Mean?

“CREAMY” SUNDRIED TOMATO SOUP

Looks absolutely delicious

Ally xoxo Blog

Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS:
a few tablespoons of olive oil
4 shallots, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, smashed
1/2 cup white wine
4 cups veggie broth
1 cup coconut milk (I used full fat), plus more if needed at the end
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (from a jar, packed in oil)
pinch of dried oregano
red pepper flakes
handful of coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (or to taste)
1-2 teaspoons or so maple syrup or a pinch of sugar (optional, to taste)
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional, but adds a nice richness)
salt & pepper

METHOD:
Heat oil a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic, some salt & pepper, and cook until the shallots are transluscent. About 4 minutes.

Add wine, stir, and let the wine cook out for another few minutes. Add broth, coconut milk, and…

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How to Cook Black Quinoa!

Amazing recipe, tried and it’s really delicious!

Vegan Vampire Bites

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This was one of my most popular posts ever on cameraphonevegan.com/veganderbycatparty.com, so I decided to archive it on here as well! Please forgive the picture quality, as these came from the cameraphonevegan era when the cameraphones weren’t quite as sophisticated as they are now! 😉

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One day at Whole Foods, I was looking around the bin section and found this black quinoa. It looked a whole heck of a lot like red quinoa, but I thought I’d give it a try and see if the taste was much different. It was a little toastier tasting, where I think the red quinoa has a slightly savory flavor compared with the plain. It cooked in the same time as red quinoa, which was 20 minutes (I find that regular quinoa cooks in 15).

I used 1 cup of wet, rinsed quinoa and 1 3/4 cups of filtered water. For more flavor…

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Spinach Pesto: Whole 30 Day 16

Adding to my recipes book

Whelming Eats

I’m pretty sure the first time I ate pesto was at the Cheesecake Factory, splitting two dishes with my best friend Tania.  It’s grown on me since; Buitoni pesto and tortellini used to be a staple in my fresh-out-of-college dinner repertoire.  Since I’ve been on a kick of re-making dairy-full dishes dairy-free (see: creamed spinach and ricotta), I wanted to try an alternative pesto – dairy free and without basil (just not a huge fan of it).  There are lots of great recipes using spinach, kale or arugula as the base, I ended up doing a Spinach version, only slightly tweaked from this recipe from Whitney Bond to make it dairy free, a smaller portion and slightly less garlic-y.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of spinach, ripped as you throw into blender (have a little extra on hand in case you need to balance flavor)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4…

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The Best Way To Explain “vegan” To Friends

I Have found that it can help to be consistent with 3 unique talking points whenever people ask about what vegan means. It makes the information easy for people to listen to and absorb in the event the talking points are straightforward and brief. It's also vital that you clearly convey the actual advantages individuals … Continue reading The Best Way To Explain “vegan” To Friends

Spelt Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Great for vegan recipe list. Love it

Seasons Family Centre Blog

img_8466This bread will honestly melt in your mouth and oozes yumminess (the truth though, you’ve got to eat it right out of the oven with butter) otherwise it definitely tastes as healthy as it sounds. I got the recipe from Texanerin Baking and followed it pretty much exactly. If you’re following some kind of special diet (which chances are you’re trying, since it’s that time of year) you could have it with earth balance “butter” instead and feel even better about eating half of the loaf in one sitting. Treat yourself to a cup of tea and slice (or the whole loaf) and enjoy!

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