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Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread

That means it has no wheat and it’s all protein!

I love these products! You can find them in the freezer isle with the breakfast foods.

Info from: http://www.foodforlife.com/about_us/ezekiel-49

  • Source of Complete Protein – Rated 84.3% as efficient as the highest source of protein (comparable to that of milk or eggs)
  • Contains 18 Amino Acids – Including all 9 essential amino acids
  • Increased Digestibility – Sprouting breaks down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them easily.
  • Increased Absorption of Minerals – Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors, so your body can more easily absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
  • Increased Vitamin C – Sprouting produces vitamin C.
  • Increased Vitamin B – Sprouting increases the vitamin B2, B5 & B6.
  • Great source of Fiber – Combining sprouted grains and legumes gives a good amount of natural fiber in each serving.

I keep the bag in the fridge and toast the loaf of bread I want to eat it. I put vegan butter, peanut butter and jelly, or almond butter on it like a regular piece of bread.

I also enjoy their golden flax cereal. I eat it with some bananas and blueberries in vanilla coconut milk. I really enjoy that!

Enjoy!

 

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Vega Nutritional Shake – Add Cinnamon

I decided to try Vega Nutritional shake. Well, it’s not as good as Isagenix but Isagenix was very expensive and so I decided to try Vega. I am adding an extra scoop of brown rice for added protein since it only has 15 grams of protein for every scoop. The brown rice scoop has about 13 grams, so all in all the added protein helps.

I am also adding some fiber supplement with probiotics and some fruits, usually strawberries and bananas. It helps with the taste.

The taste: I discovered something, maybe it can help you if you are of the protein shake drinker. Cinnamon. Isagenix has a cinnamon after taste which balances the gross after taste of the protein shake. So I decided to try it with the Vega and it worked! It kind of cancels each other out. So when you’re preparing the protein shake, add a few shakes of cinnamon powder. It makes a HUGE difference!

Let me know if it worked for you!

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We bought a steamer!

We bought a bamboo steamer. It is a 10 inch round steamer with two levels for all your steaming needs.

You need a pot that is about the same diameter of the steamer (or a bit smaller). You put the steamer on top of the pot and let the steam of the water work on your veggies.

You can steam all sort of veggies and tofu. We are so excited with it!

My boyfriend made the same pink sauce they use at Benihana or Samurai, of course it contains mayo so I couldn’t eat it, but we are working on making it vegan with vegannaise. I dipped my veggies in ginger dressing (the same as the salad dressing) and it tasted awesome!

You can get a bamboo steamer online, at bed bath and beyond, or an oriental market (it’s cheaper there). It will usually cost you between $15-$20. Not bad for healthy and delicious veggies at home!

STEAM AWAY!

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Marinated Tofu with Dry Pigeon Peas and Rice

Today I made some marinated tofu. It was delicious!

I marinated it in a tomato, onion, and soy teriyaki sauce.

I used medium to firm tofu and I cut it in squares. I then marinated it with the chopped tomatos, onions, and the sauce. We got the sauce at our local supermarket.

I then made some ready rice and opened a can of pigeon peas (gandules for those of you who speak spanish) and added them to the rice. I then topped the tofu on the rice and ate it! yum!

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Whole Wheat Pasta

Today for lunch I had whole wheat pasta with olive oil and soy crumbles.

Boil the pasta with some salt and olive oil.

While the pasta boils, cook the soy crumbles, chopped onions, chopped tomatos, spices, and olive oil. Cook everything together. I used salt, pepper, red wine, basil flakes, and other spices (see picture).

Once the pasta is done cooking, drain it and add the soy crumbles mixture. Add more olive oil to taste.

I also used to Daiya cheese on top. YUM!

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill

There are not many restaurants that have a big selection of vegan italian foods. Carrabas has some.

As an appetizer, the zucchini fritte is pretty safe. It’s also REALLY GOOD!

You have reiterate to whoever is serving you, “no cheese nor meats please” and they’ll make it happen.

I ordered as my main meal the Pasta Sostanza – I replaced the tagliarini pasta with whole wheat pasta. It came with with sautéed mushrooms, artichoke hearts and spinach in tomato basil sauce topped with seasoned breadcrumbs (no breadcrumbs). And I also said no cheese please!

I am pretty sure the bread they serve you is vegan. Most breads are. And the italian seasoning with the olive oil is fantastic. God I love Italian food!

Well enjoy!

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