Vegan Homemade Chewy Fudge Granola Bars
(vegan if using vegan chocolate chips)
Eatsy: Tofu Lettuce Wraps With Cashew Sauce on Etsy
This is a must try for me this weekend! Yum!
#vegan #vegetarian #snacks #lunch #wraps #eatsy
OK, so this is a thing at my supermarket. All I want to know is — can they not make a soy/almond/hemp version of this for a Vegan? PLEASE!
That is all.
I am so obsessed with Avocado right now, I can eat them on their own with a tiny bit of salt…OMG So Good. I have been getting them from my Organic Grocery, all the way from Mexico. But now the USA has Green Avocado coming into season, so I am going to switch them up. I love mixing these up in a salad too. I am going to give away my awesome recipe for a great lunch/dinner Quinoa Salad, just because it is so darn good. ENJOY!
Ketsy’s Decadent Avocado Quinoa Bowl
A versatile cold Quinoa salad with Avocado, Black Beans, Grapefruit, and Red Bell Peppers. Can be served as a lunch or dinner item, or serve as a side dish. Colorful, delicious, and versatile, you can easily switch in ingredients you enjoy and have on hand.
2 cups (500 mL) Vegan Vegetable Stock
1 cup (240 mL) Dry Organic Whole Grain Quinoa (Pre-washed)
1 medium Organic Cooking Onion - Diced
1/2 Red Bell Pepper - Seeded and Diced
2 Large Cloves of Garlic - Crushed in Garlic Press
1/8 cup Chopped Fresh Organic Parsley
1/2 pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes (Halved)
1 Medium Organic Grapefruit - Peeled, Sectioned, Chopped into cubes, Reserve Juice
1 Medium Organic Avocado - Cut into small cubes
1 Can (398 mL) Organic Black Beans - Drained and Well Rinsed
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Bring Vegetable Stock to a boil in a 2.5L sauce pan. Add Quinoa to Broth and stir. Return to a boil, then cover. Reduce heat to medium and cook covered for 14-18 minutes until all stock has been absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff Quinoa Grains, add chopped Red Bell Pepper, Onions, and Garlic to to pot, and cover. Let Stand 15 minutes.
2. In a Large Bowl add Grapefruit Pieces and Juice, Tomatoes, Chopped Parsley, Avocado Cubes, and Black Beans. Add Olive Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar. Stir.
3. Allow Quinoa mixture to cool, or place in fridge. Cover Avocado mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. Mix Quinoa with Avocado mixture and toss well. Scoop in 1 Cup Servings in Bowls.
Suggested Serving: Can be served over a bed of Organic Baby Mixed Greens. Garnish with Parsley Sprigs if desired. Store in fridge up to 2 days. [I dare you to make it last that long, this one has me eating it for breakfast the next day too!]
Nutrition Information: Per 1 Cup Serving - 313 calories, 43g Carbohydrates, 11g Fat, 8g Protein, Fiber 8g, 462mg Sodium.
Favorite Nuts & Seeds:
I am currently in love with Quinoa - For LUNCH, DINNER, even BREAKFAST!
Almonds - Almond Milk, Almond Butter [Where Have You Been All My Life?], even RAW. So Yummy!
Peanuts - There is Nothing that A Spoon & Some Peanut Butter Can’t Fix! [Did you know that there are special peanut butters that have chocolate, cocoa, or white chocolate mixed right in!, I don’t miss out on that “Nutella” Stuff which is made with milk].
Vegetables & Fruits: Do You Eat In Season?
Do You Love Your Food? Does It Love You Back?
Yayyyy look what was waiting at home for me!
I’ve had many questions about veganism - so I figured there’s probably many of you thinking about it but have no idea where to start your research. Below, I’ve made a list of documentaries, movies, books and websites I recommend looking into. Becoming vegan will be one of the best decisions you could ever make. Not only for yourself, your health and well-being, but also for our fellow earthlings (animals) and our planet itself. First - research! Knowledge is power, so get educated! ✨🍃🌿
I recommend the documentaries/movies:
• Forks over Knives - focuses on the health impacts of a vegan diet vs animal diet, very interesting!
• A Delicate Balance - also very interesting and discuses what goes on within our bodies when they try to process those foods.
• Earthlings - many find this difficult to watch, but is so important. It highlights the animal cruelty within the animal industries (meat, poultry, dairy) even animals use for pets, entertainment, clothing.
• Food Matters - fantastic documentary! Discusses the effects that food has on our lives, and how much our choice of food truly does affect our bodies. Also shows how a plant based diet has been proven to be better for health.
• Food Inc - An unflattering look inside American’s corporate controlled food industry.
• Fast Food Nation - movie about the meat/fast food industry within America, and what goes on behind the scenes of the industry.
• Vegucated - documentary about three New Yorkers who go vegan for six weeks and throughout that time learn about the lifestyle and impacts, it’s pretty light hearted and quite interesting - you see their views change so strongly!
• Becoming Vegan, Brenda Davis
• The Food Revolution, John Robbins
• 80 10 10, Dr Douglas Grahaml