Ingredients: 1 can of drained chickpeas 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup tahini juice of 1 large lemon 3 Tbs. of water 2 Tbs. olive oil Salt/Pepper to tast smoked paprika dill (fresh or dry) In a food processor add in all ingredients until smooth, if consistancy is too thick, add more water 1 tsp. at a time. stir in smoked paprika and dill, serve topped with olive oil and additional dill and smoked paprika for garnish. ** omit smoked paprika and dill and this recipe will make "classic"
I don't know about you, but when Friday rolls around it seems like the fresh veggies run scarce in my fridge but there is always an abundance of tupperware filled with odd amounts of leftovers. This dish is a way to use those up, but totally change the flavor. Now heres the beauty of using leftovers, there really is no ingredient list! if you had rice, quinoa, pasta or whatever else, over the week, awesome! You can call this " leftover fried rice" Now lets get started: Ingred
Vegan alcohol does exist and it isn't hard to find! But why isn't it vegan to begin with? Sadly many beers and wines are processed with animal products, such as egg whites, isinglass (fish bladder) and gelatin. Lucky for you anyone who enjoys hard liquor, these are virtually all vegan. Barinvore.com is a great site that lets you easily search any alcohol brand, to let you know if it is vegan or not. Below are some popular beers and wines that are vegan, cheers! Beer Coors an
Lentils serve as a great meat substitute and an excellent source of protein. Below are some of the awesome benefits of this nutrient packed legume : 1. High levels of fiber which in return helps lower cholesterol 2. Great source of Magnesium which improves blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. Low levels of magnesium in the body has been directly linked to heart disease. 3. Soluble fiber in lentils helps stabilize blood sugar by absorbing carbohydrates and sl
Pumpkin Spice season is quickly approaching, so it only seemed fitting to make a pumpkin spice flavored cashew creamer! Ingredients: 1/2 cup cashews 1/4 cup pumpkin puree **make sure it is not pumpkin pie filling** 1-1.5 cups of water (depending on desired thickness) 1/4 tsp. salt 2 pitted dates 1 tsp. all spice 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. cinnamon ** add additional sweetener if it is not sweet enough for you Add all ingredients into a high speed blender until smooth and store in fr
Its not uncommon to be surprised that something you once thought was vegan, actually contains animal products. It seems like the list of non-vegan items just keeps growing, Figs though were not something I thought were up for debate. Do I sound crazy telling you a natural, unprocessed FRUIT may very well be non-vegan, sure. But that decision is totally up to you. Is it true that edible figs can contain at least one female wasp per fruit? Yes, an enzyme known as Ficin breaks d
Ok, so we all have heard of Tofu. The good and the bad, but how many of us actually grew up hearing about Tempeh? I know for me this was a new form of protein that I only really discovered once switching over to a plant based lifestyle. Like tofu, tempeh is a soy product. Less processed than its sister protein tofu, tempeh is fermented soybeans. Tempeh is slightly higher in calories than tofu but its hearty texture provides more protein and fiber than tofu. So how do you use
Well the time has come, and its fig season ! One of my favorite fruits of all time.. and they make for great snacks, desserts and bars :) These are packed with great healthy fats and are the perfect energy bite to start your day. You could opt to make these bars completely raw vegan simply by skipping the oven, and stove top steps that will be listed below. So heres what you need: CRUST 6-8 fresh figs 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup oats 2 Tbs. ground flax seed 1/4 tsp. salt FILLING 1