Daily Dose

9 Mar

Vegan Baking – A Guide to Substitutions…

Vegan From the Inside: Why People Love Plant Based Diets…

Eat more lentils…

Bittman Veganized – Day 2

7 Mar

The Original Menu:

Breakfast:
Breakfast Burritos with beans and avocado

Lunch:
Asian-style noodles with Mushrooms

snack:
Warm nuts and fruit

Dinner:
Roasted Vegetables with halibut or salmon steaks
Couscous

Dessert:
Fresh orange wedges

Veganized:

Breakfast:
Mexicali Scramble (Skinny Bitch Ultimate) – a great tofu scramble with bell peppers, salsa and spices served on a tortilla spread with refried beans; side of avocado
Decaf Soy Latte

Lunch:
Buckwheat Pasta with Seitan

Snack:
Roasted mixed nuts

Dinner:
Coconut and Almond Encrusted Tofu with Spicy Mango Chutney (Skinny Bitch Ultimate)
Glazed Carrots

Dessert:
Fresh Orange Wedges

Daily Dose

2 Mar

So happy I no longer participate in this…

Just another reason to boycott GMO’s…

Small victory against factory Dairy farming in UK…help STOP U.S.-style dairy farms from spreading

Bittman Veganized – Day 1

24 Feb

The Original Menu:

Breakfast:
Blueberry smoothie
Whole grain toast

Lunch:
Lunchtime caesar salad with shrimp

Snack:
Brown-Bag Popcorn with sesame shake

Dinner:
stuffed chicken Breasts with Pan-Grilled corn
steamed asparagus with Olive Oil Drizzle
Wild rice

Dessert:
Lemon sorbet

Veganized (Kinda):

Breakfast:
Wake Up Smoothie (SB Ultimate) – a great smoothie with soy yogurt, orange juice, blueberries, banana, wheat germ and flax seeds)
Toast with EarthBalance
Teeccino with soy creamer

Lunch:
Was supposed to be a vegan Caesar salad with focaccia croutons but I got lazy and had a vegan burrito from Boloco instead (is COLD in Boston!). My fav way to have a burrito is whole wheat tortilla, brown rice, black beans, tomato salsa and guacamole..YUM!

Snack:
Herbed popcorn

Dinner:
Vegan Caesar Salad (one of the best dressings ever!! From Tal Ronen’s “The Conscious Cook” – I want to put it on everything!!)
Naked Chik’n cutlet* with fennel and dried cherry stuffing (recipe forth coming)
Green Beans and pine nuts sautéed in grape-seed oil
(Had rice made but wasn’t hungry for it)
White Wine

Dessert:
Rice Dream Mint Carob Chip Ice cream

*Currently I am using Quorn naked chik’n which is not vegan. Quorn contains egg whites. I am currently petitioning my local Whole Foods to start carrying Match Meats but in the meantime am compromising as this is the only naked veggie meat available to me. Hopefully things will change soon!

Mark Bittman’s 7-Day Meal Plan – Veganized!

22 Feb

I am a big fan of Mark Bittman and have been for several years.  While he is not vegan he is probably the the biggest supporter of and advocate in trying to convince America  to eat less meat.  I recently recieved an email of his “Food Matters” 7-Day meal plan.  Of course its not 100% vegan but does have a lot of plant-based meals included.  I have decided to veganize the meal plan!!  I will be using a several recipes from Kim Barnouin’s “Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook” which I currently have checked out of the library for a test drive.

Get the original meal plan here.

I will be posting my vegan version of the daily meal plans over the course of the next two or three weeks.  Stay tuned!

Euro Chic

22 Feb

For those who are asking about my other blog, it is now temporarily (perhaps permanently) disabled. Over the last year I have started to lose interest and just feel that I am moving in a different direction. You can still get some updates by friending me on Facebook.

Daily Dose…

11 Feb

Our junk and the price of overconsumption…(exhibit A; exhibit B)

I can’t say it enough! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE adopt your furry friends…this HAS to be stopped!!!