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Shirataki Noddles with Chick’n and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Delcious meal and super easy!

Noodles: These are all tofu noodles, no wheat. They are already prepared so no big hassle cooking them.

In a small pan, cook on medium some marinera sauce with diced tomatoes and garlic. After rinsing the noodles with water, add the noodles and let it all simmer. When done, top off with some Daiya Cheese.

Sweet Potato: After rinsing the potato, put it in the microwave at “baked potato” setting. When it’s done, peel and mush the potato. Add vegan butter and brown sugar.

Chick’n: Gardein chick’n is the best! Cook in a pan at medium fire until done.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Not Support In Vitro Meat!

Something to definitely think about…Even with this new technology animals will still suffer and we would look at animals as science experiments instead of non-human beings who are alive, feel pain, and feel sadness. It’s better than the current situation, but it’s not the ultimate answer.

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2In looking for an end to the pain and suffering of nonhuman animals in agriculture, In Vitro meat is often promoted as the most promising solution.  In fact, the “father of animal liberation” himself, Peter Singer, applauds the recent effort to produce In Vitro meat: “My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering, and leaving a habitable planet to future generations. I haven’t eaten meat for 40 years, but if in vitro meat becomes commercially available, I will be pleased to try it” (Singer 2013).

So what is “In Vitro meat” exactly? In a nutshell, it is animal flesh that is grown through cloned and cultured cells/muscle tissue in a lab (Dr Mark Post from the University of Maastrichtis is identified as the “father of in vitro meat”). This seems…

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Breaded Coconut Shrimp, Kimchi, and Sweet Potato

Yes! You read right! Coconut shrimp. Totally vegan and totally delicious. A brand called Sophie’s Kitchen specializes in making vegan “sea food”. They have shrimp, fish filets, breaded shrimp and all sorts of other yummy food.

To make the shrimp, follow the recipe in the back of the carton. It’s very easy, just pan fry the shrimp in olive oil.

Kimchi is Korean marinaded Cabbage. It’s very good and a little spicy. You can pair this up with tofu or shrimp or any other protein.

The sweet potato I made in the microwave on “baked potato setting”. I added vegan butter and some brown sugar.

I hope you enjoy!

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Hot Dog Night!

We had a hot dog night! Bet you didn’t think you could enjoy hot dogs as a vegan huh!?

I like to buy Smart Dogs – fully vegan and you won’t even know it!

Boil the hot dogs – Boil water and place the hotdogs in the water for 2-3 minutes, then take them out.

You can buy whatever type of bread you want and whatever toppings you want!

You can have vegan chili, hummus, ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, tomatoes, crunchy chips, onions, jams, anything you want!

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Vegan in Las Vegas

So I have been in Las Vegas this whole week and I didn’t take a single food picture! Can you believe it?? I took LOTS of other pictures but didn’t think to snap a picture of the food I was eating. I hope my narrative and the stock pictures help!

Well we went because my boyfriend presented at a major convention and so, of course, I tagged along. So besides all the shopping and the beautiful hotels, what’s there to eat if you’re a vegan that won’t cost you your mortgage and your first born child? Well let me tell you what I ate.

We stayed at the Palazzo/Venetian hotel, which is a fabulous hotel, fancy, and very expensive…We ate at some of their restaurants as well as other restaurants outside.

We started with the Grimaldi’s Pizza. This place is very nice and very accommodating. I asked for a cheese-less pizza with some mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. It was OK, I mean, I’ve had better pizza and I don’t think the cheese should have made that much of a big deal. My boyfriend enjoyed his pizza a lot though, so maybe the cheese is a breaking factor.

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I also had some sweet sorbet from Cocolini. They offer Gelatos and smoothies as well. They sorbets were really good!

We also had some burgers at I love Burgers. They have a great veggie burger, we really enjoyed it.

We had breakfast at the Grand Lux Cafe inside the hotel, which was really delicious. They have a buffet with some vegan options such as whole wheat bread, fruit, orange juice, and  hash browns. There was also a bar of toppings for omelets that I used for my hash browns  I added mushrooms and tomatoes for some protein. They also had oatmeal with brown sugar and dried fruit, just the way I like it! We recommend this place, but be aware, it is pricey, but what isn’t in Vegas?

We also did a tour of the Grand Canyon, it is very impressive so if you ever have a chance, please visit. In the guest area, they have a little restaurant where they offer a cheese and veggie sandwich sans the cheese for me of course. Don’t get too excited about this offering though. Two slices of bread with some lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions with a side of fries. Not great, but better than not having anything at all. So I was content (I had a lot of fried on this trip, it’s easier to order veggie burgers and veggie sandwiches when you’re a vegan and they usually come with fries.

I also had some meals in the Grand Canal Shoppes, which is the shopping mall for the Palazzo and Venetian Hotel. There was a small burger place, I forgot the name, where they offered veggie burgers. It was an OK veggie burger, nothing exceptional. I also had some spaghetti with marinera sauce and some roasted potatoes, which were also OK.

We also went to the Aria to watch a Cirque du Soleil show and had dinner there before the show. We ate at a Tapas place called Julian Serrano, which had a whole selection of veggie tapas. We had never had tapas before so we didn’t know what to expect, but in the end the food was very good. We had the roasted potatoes with the aioli on the side, the asparagus, and bread with chopped tomatos.

We also went to downtown vegas where we ate a Mediterranean place, right next to the heart attack restaurant (I’ve seen it on TV), horrible, horrible and it says that if you’re over 350 lbs, you eat free. We didn’t go in there because we were sure they wouldn’t have anything veggie friendly options. The Mediterranean place was ver delicious. We had a falafel pita bread combo and it was great! We enjoyed our meal a lot!

All in all, vegas was pretty good. We didn’t get to go to the more expensive restaurants because we weren’t about to spend $40 on a plate of food. However, we managed to find some spots in the strip and downtown LV where I could eat and be a happy vegan!

I hope this was helpful if you’re looking for some inexpensive restaurants to indulge your vegan goddess!

Enjoy! =)

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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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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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