Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall is coming, let's eat Curried Red Lentil Soup!

 


  So it's September and it's getting cooler outside which means it's time for soups! You know I love soup, they are just so easy to bring to work and leftovers are delicious. I hope to post a few of them throughout the fall and winter, including minestrone and chili, I thought I would start with this delicious curried soup based on the original recipe at Vegetarian Times. I really love this soup, it makes a large batch. I also include cauliflower because for some reason it just fits perfectly in there. I hope you find it tasty!

  • 2 cups red lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 1 qt. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (2 cups)
  • 4 celery stalks, finely chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut in bite size pieces

- Bring lentils, vegetable broth, and 4 cups water to a simmer in large pot. Skim away foam that rises to top. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

- Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.

-Add cilantro, curry powder, cauliflower, and cumin, and cook 20 minutes more, or until lentils and cauliflower are soft. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and stir in lemon juice.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Truth About Eggs


   Hello everyone, as you know I don't consume eggs and this video expresses most of the reasons why. Easter is coming up and I always feel like stressing this subject more around this time since so many people will be buying boatloads of eggs. 
   There are so many stories floating around about eggs that nobody is on the same page, this is reliable real science based information so you will no longer be confused if eggs are a health food or not, it also shows you what goes into egg laying such as the torture of the hens and male chicks, then when you find out what eggs actually are and where they come from it's a little disgusting if you ask me, without further ado please watch the video.

Click here for my other post about eggs and Easter ideas.
Click here to find out what you can use to replace eggs in recipes.
Click here for some healthier Easter treat recipes compared to store bought, however still not the healthiest and meant for a once in a while treat :)



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Inquiring About A Plant Based Vegan Diet With Type 2 Diabetes?


I've been talking to a few people lately that have type 2 diabetes that have shown interest in a plant based diet and are unsure where to find information , so I have found some potentially useful links of doctors that studied this exact thing. This subject is close to my heart due to family experience with type 2 diabetes, it is part of what inspired me to try to be healthier, and help others when I can. Here is some informative videos, how to's, and success stories of others that have cured or improved their type 2 diabetes with a plant based vegan diet, I hope this helps you or someone you know:

Videos:

Information and How To:

Success Stories:


Books:





*Please check out my Favorite Websites page for more information, and recipe sites.
*Also my Documentaries and Books page to learn more.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and am not trying to diagnose, please see a doctor that specializes in plant based nutrition before starting any new dietary change.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Back to the regular scheduled program!

     

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been active on here lately. I been busy working a retail job during the holiday's, family event's, and my blogger wasn't working with my current version of internet explorer so I had to install google chrome to be able to edit my blog. I also just recently purchased a new smart phone and in the process of trying to figure out google + on it I deleted all my photos, so I'm trying to get those back up. If you happen to see any problems or missing pictures let me know, this is not pleasant that's for sure. Wish I new what the heck I was doing lol. Hopefully I can get some new fun recipes and crafts up for you in the near future. Thanks for sticking with me!  I'm going to go eat a banana and carry on!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ideas For Planning Your Thanksgiving Day

Need some yummy healthy recipes for thanksgiving? Well here ya go, there is more than enough ideas in these links to make your day delicious!
From my blog I will be making my favorite "cheese" sauce with some broccoli mixed in, cranberry fluff, and I won't be forgetting my favorite pumpkin pie with this oatmeal cookie crust or this crust.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
For more recipe's and ideas-
-Mary Mcdougall Recipes and Prep

-Happy Herbivore Recipes

-Fun Treats and Platters

-Pinterest list of recipes etc.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spaghetti Squash With Vegan Alfredo Sauce



Well winter is just around the corner and here comes squash season! This was my first attempt at making spaghetti squash, (shocking I know, lol) and it was actually quite fun, something about how it magically becomes spaghetti like when you scrape it with a fork, it was amazing ;) I know a lot of people make spaghetti squash with a red sauce, or they like they're squash with butter and brown sugar for a sweeter dish, but I wasn't quite in the mood for that, so I just whipped up this easy to make creamy sauce to go with it and it was delicious, hope you like it!

1 medium sized spaghetti squash:

-This can be roasted whole for easier cutting: Set your oven to 375 degrees and while it's preheating wash your squash ;) and dry it. Poke it a few times with a fork or knife, place it on a baking sheet and bake for about an hour, let it cool for handling, then cut it in half and scrape out the seeds, and the fun part is just using a fork to rake out the squash and it will automatically make it's own noodles like magic.

-To cut before cooking: Set your oven to 375 degrees and while it's preheating wash your squash ;) and dry it. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and roast it in a roasting pan or glass dish with the cut sides down and add about 1/2 inch of water to the pan, cover with foil or lid and bake for 45 mins- 1 hr.

*Spaghetti squash will still have a slight crunchy texture when done.

Vegan Alfredo Sauce:
1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or other unsweetened milk alt)
1 1/2 Tbs flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
S&P to taste
*optional- any additional seasonings of your liking, or add some vegan cream cheese/sour cream.

-In a small sauce pan whisk your flour into the soy milk, add the rest of the seasonings then heat on med/high until it thickens. The sauce will also thicken more as it cools.

-Top your spaghetti squash or regular pasta with the sauce and devour. Peas, broccoli, or mushrooms are also a good addition, yummy!

Some squash cooking info came from forealslife.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Processed People

Another great video to watch about what Americans are doing wrong with their diet and why you should change your lifestyle. Educate yourself so you can lower your chances for diseases, and have so much more energy, and feel amazing, can't hurt to try :) :

Check out some other documentaries, or my websites page for more info, and learn how to get started.