Plantain Chips

    Ingredients 2 pounds plantains or green bananas, scored, peeled, and thinly sliced on the diagonal 1/4 cup vegetable oil Coarse salt and ground pepper   Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Divide plantains between two rimmed baking sheets. Toss with oil, then arrange in a single…

Time to go Vegan Grocery Shopping

Posted below is a healthy list of good foods to have in stock as a Vegan. I consulted this list from I Love Vegan, when I was first starting out. Tip: Plan your meals for the month before heading to the store. FRESH (RAW & COOKING) Broccoli Carrots Celery Cauliflower Cucumbers Sugar snap peas Tomatoes…

Vegan Coffee Cake

                    Coffee cake is one of my favorite desserts. I was 12 when I first had coffee cake, and I have been obsessed ever since.  You can probably understand why I was elated when I discovered this vegan coffee cake recipe from The Happy Pear!  

Can Vegans eat Meat Substitutes?

The short answer is yes. However, a large number of Vegans feel that that meat substitute products are unethical because it is still promotes meat consumption to a degree. It resembles meat, and is meant to taste like meat. In fact, most herbivores suggest that people use meat-substitute products during the transition period because these…

Vegan Chilli

Ingredients 7  tomatoes 1 jar of tomato sauce 1 avocado one 15 1/2-ounce can cannellini beans one 16-ounce can light red kidney beans one 16-ounce can dark red kidney beans 4 chili peppers 2 tablespoons onion flakes 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon sugar one 15-ounce can water Steps Place all ingredients in soup pot…

Vegetarian Life and an Aspiring Vegan: 2 month check-up

At this point, I have been a vegetarian and an aspiring vegan for a little over two months! The results have been been pretty consistent, so I do not really have any new updates in that regard. Furthermore, I have never really had any chronic health issues, so I do not have much to report…

Frose Wine Slushies

Perfect for a summer day. Sit, Sip, drink, and laugh away! Ingredients 2 cups frozen mixed berries 3 cups Rosé wine 3/4 cup raspberry lemonade 1 cup raspberry blush sherbet Fresh mint, for garnish Directions: Place ingredients in blender (except garnish). Blend until smooth (add more wine, if needed, for a thinner consistency). Pour into…

What is a Vegetarian and an Aspiring Vegan?

So why do I call myself a “Vegetarian and an Aspiring Vegan?”             In order to begin explaining this seemingly new title, I have to explain the difference between Vegetarianism and Veganism: From the diagram you can see that vegetarians do not eat meat or seafood. In addition to not…

Lemon Pepper Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 Whole cauliflower 3 tbsp olive oil 4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning   Directions Preheat the oven to 385 degrees Rinse the cauliflower and then break the cauliflower with your hands. Place the crumbles on your oven tray Add some olive oil and sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning over the cauliflower Bake the Cauliflower for…

How to Stay Vegetarian or Vegan

Posted below are some tips that have helped me to stay on track with my vegetarian and aspiring vegan diet. Hopefully this helps you all! Do it for yourself As I previously mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I wanted to make a change in my diet after watching the documentary “What the Health,”…

Veggie Paella

INGREDIENTS 500g Short grain brown rice 1.2 ltr vegetable stock 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp of mixed herbs 1 tsp salt & pepper each 1 tsp turmeric 5 cloves of garlic 2 red onions 1 carrot (to sweeten) 1 red, yellow, green pepper 1 courgette 2 x 400ml tins of chopped tomatoes 4 tsp…

Vegetarian and an Aspiring Vegan: Ingredients and other things to look out for and where to Find them

Here are some ingredients that should put Vegans on alert! • Additives – see E-Numbers • Albumen – found in egg whites, used as a food binder. May come from caged/barn eggs, see Laying Hens • Alcohol – some drinks are fined/clarified using animal ingredients, see Alcohol • Alpaca – animal derived clothing material, see Clothing • Ambergris – obtained from the intestine of…