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What Vegans Eat – Day 24

The day began with news headlines I never thought I’d read: Indian State Bans Possession and Sale of Beef and Elephants to Retire From Ringling Brothers Stage. While nowhere near perfect: the Indian State of Maharashtra’s ban is on the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves but still allows for the slaughter of water buffaloes…

Vegan Ramen Noodle Soup

Everyone loves a hot steamy bowl of noodle soup. Serve up a healthy bowl of our homemade REAL Ramen Noodle Soup and you’ll think you’re back in college…only a lot smarter. 5 cups Vegetable Stock 1/2 lb rice noodles Recipe for Baked Tofu or veggie meat of choice 2 carrots (diced) 2 celery stalks (diced)…

Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash

Just in time for Saint Paddy’s Day, our REAL Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash. It’s a savory dish that’s full of sweetness. 6 medium organic sweet potatoes (diced) 1 large organic onion (diced) 1 cup frozen organic corn 1 Tablespoon minced organic garlic 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon whole fennel seed (coarsely ground) 1 teaspoon whole caraway seed (coarsely…

What Vegans Eat – Day 23

As I write this blog my head is reeling with my long list of things to do. We are planning for our April 22 fundraiser and working on securing sponsors and underwriters. That tax date of April 15 is fast approaching as I think about what I need to do well before that date, for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 22

Breakfast: The day began with a treat! One hamentaschen cookie. Why not? It’s like a breakfast pastry and the modification I made to the recipe gave the dough a bread-like texture. I had it with Genmaicha Green Tea and an orange. It went well with the book I was finishing for my interview later in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 21

Breakfast: This was a simple breakfast and get-to-work-as-fast-as-you-can kind of day. We had vanilla tea and hot oatmeal with apples and dried apricots that I topped with nothing-but-the-flax, 2 Tablespoons ground flax. Got to keep those omega-3’s up. And speaking of nutrients, here’s what vitamins I take at breakfast: Vitamin D3, the vegan version and…

Lemon Poppy Seed Filling

Here is a recipe for one of the fillings we like to put in our Hamentaschen. 1 cup poppy seeds 1/2 cup nondairy milk 6 Tablespoons agave 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots (raisins may be used) 1 teaspoon lemon zest Grind poppy seeds in a spice grinder. In a saucepan, mix the ingredients together and…

Hamentashen: Gluten-Free

Hamentashen are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, typically filled with poppy seeds, prunes, apricot or other fruit. Hamantashen are shaped like a triangle, recalling the three-cornered hat of the villain, Haman, as described in the Book of Esther. They are a great cookie for any time of year. I’ve included my original…

What Vegans Eat – Day 20

When people talk about food, they often mention cravings. I never crave animal foods for a number of reasons. I haven’t eaten them in a very long time. The #1 reason for me is knowing that non human animals are not “its” or “things” or “food”. They are thinking, feeling, sensitive beings, like human animals.…

Cabbage and Onion Omelette, Egg-free

One of my favorite brunch menus includes omelettes, egg-free of course! The not-too-secret secret to delicious egg-free omelettes is garbanzo bean flour or garfava (chick pea and fava bean mix) flour. I love adding different seasonings to the flour and creating something new each time. This cabbage and onion omelette go great with boiled potatoes.…

What Vegans Eat, Day 19

I love tea. Lately I have been enjoying some of the lighter green and white tea varieties. We order mostly from Arbor Teas in bulk, organic, fair trade, loose leaf teas, which are proudly stored in tins in our tea drawer.   We were out of black tea for a short time and when our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 18

We keep some crazy hours here at Responsible Eating And Living. We have begun to prepare for our first fundraiser in New York, since we launched the organization in 2011. You can find more about it here. We got up late and I was craving savory Japanese food, starting with miso soup. I chopped up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 17

  Breakfast: When I need inspiration for what to eat for breakfast I go to the Responsible Eating And Living App on my phone and look for the recipes I love. We typically have a variety of gluten-free flours and starches on hand along with nut and seeds, nut and seed butters, homemade fruit butters…

Hearty Lentil And Celery Root Stew

When we make this hearty lentil soup that we call a stew we use vegetable stock or water. When we add the tomato product we also add the same amount of water to clean out the extra tomato. After cooking the lentils for about 30 minutes it will start to thicken. At this time you…

What Vegans Eat – Day 16

  Breakfast: The big pot of millet I made a few days ago was finished this morning with cold millet cereal served with coconut milk. It was quick, easy and good. Our coconut milk is made from creamed coconut and water. No extra added anything.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, collards, Celery, Lemon, Lime  …

Quick Marinated Tempeh Stir Fry

Finishing up our winter CSA supply of black radishes inspired this stir fry with tempeh. For a soy-free version, white beans can be used. 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon dry basil 1/2 Madras curry powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 package tempeh (8…

What Vegans Eat – Day 15

With the extra millet I made yesterday breakfast came together quickly:   Breakfast: Millet Cereal, version 2 with apples, apricots, flax seeds and coconut milk. Served with orange slices and Bai Mu Dan White tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Beets, Carrots, Lemon.   We skipped lunch again but I did nibble on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 14

Well, we started this blog two weeks ago and I have to say I have been overwhelmed with the positive responses we’ve been getting! Thank you. Let’s keep going, shall we? In the morning I made a big pot of cooked millet to use for several different meals, the first being this breakfast. I find…

Winter Salsa, Version II

When fresh chili peppers are not available because it’s snowing and we just have to have homemade hot salsa to mix with our homemade vegan mozzarella to make homemade vegan Baked Queso, this is what we do. If you are in an area of the world where fresh peppers are available year round then seed…

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is the perfect kitchen staple to have on hand for adding to soups, sauces, dressings or as a substitute for butter on bread. Try blending a few cloves with two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar for one of the best oil free salad dressings you’ll ever eat. Vampires won’t even be able to resist.…