If you have some of those friends who think that vegan food is all about salads and Grateful Dead songs, make them this dish and you will change their collective worldview. This vegan Asian style stir fry tasted as good as any beef dish I’ve had at an Asian restaurant and it was way healthier (less fat, … Continue reading Vegan Beef-Tip Stir Fry
Vegan + Delicious = Blasphemy! Many dishes which get around dietary restrictions swap key ingredients and leave the dish lacking in taste. The sign of a successful replacement ingredient is approval by a third party unbound by those restrictions. I am in no way a vegan and tend to stay away from vegetables and other green things, but my curiosity got the better of me when I saw Gardein Beefless Strips at the grocery.
This dish was really quite tasty and it wasn’t as heavy a dish as the non-vegan version, so give it a try no matter what your diet (though not gluten-free because the beefless strips are made of wheat gluten, sometimes called Seitan). The fake beef strips have a meaty texture and flavor, making it a magical substitution. It was a perfect meal after seeing the wonderful film, Chef, which will make you salivate for 115 minutes. Check out the recipe below:
When looking for a side dish that isn’t too plain but is loved by most people, sesame noodles is a great option. There are so many optional ingredients and flavors in this dish that almost everyone has a different recipe, and it is hard to really screw it up. In most pasta dishes, the type … Continue reading Sesame Noodles: Quick and Simple
If you are looking for a great way to start the day, there’s nothing better than a loud blender chopping its way through frozen fruit. I have a huge bag of frozen blackberries blueberries and raspberries from Costco in my freezer, so I threw a cup of it into my blender with a banana and woke up all the neighbors! The key to making this smoothie work is adding some water into the blender (about 1/8-1/4 cup) until the consistency is as desired. It is wonderfully sweet and tart, almost like a sorbet.
Makes 2 Servings, Nutritional info per serving: Continue reading “Berry-Banana Smoothie”