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Vegan BL(A)T


Vegan BL(A)T The first time I had a vegan BLT at True Food Kitchen, I fell in love! They made theirs with crusty toasted Dave's Killer Bread and tempeh bacon to go along with fresh greens and sliced ripe tomato! I figured I'd improve on that at home by making a BALT, which includes avocado and all of the healthy fats and fiber that come with it! I tend to mix things up with whatever I have available. I've been using Ezekiel bread, because its high in fiber and protein, is made of organic sprouted grains, and has no [...]

Vegan BL(A)T2018-05-27T20:25:41+00:00

Tempeh Tacos and Fajitas


Tempeh Tacos and Fajitas “What exactly is tempeh?”. This is the first question I usually get asked when discussing “tempeh tacos” or a “tempeh stir fry” with those who are not familiar with plant-based eating. Tempeh is a product made of whole soy beans that are soaked, cooked, then fermented. It can be purchased in a block in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores, usually near the produce. It has a nutty, firm, chewy texture. Tofu, on the other hand, is made from condensed soy milk. It too is sold in blocks, and can be found in various [...]

Tempeh Tacos and Fajitas2018-04-29T19:09:13+00:00

Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad


Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad Are you looking for a portable plant-based sandwich that's great to take to work, on a picnic, or a trip to the beach? Are you tired of the standard hummus wrap? You don't have to reach for a sandwich with processed meat and cheese just yet! This flavorful sandwich is full of sustenance and nutrition, and takes only a few minutes to put together. Everyone loves avocados, and they create a flavorful creaminess to this chickpea mixture that is reminiscent of  a chicken or tuna salad. Smoked paprika brings in a bit of a barbecue [...]

Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad2018-04-27T20:13:09+00:00

Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies


Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies Consuming cacao can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve control of diabetes, and function as an antioxidant. Read more on the cardiovascular benefits of cocoa. While I typically get my daily fix by sprinkling raw cacao nibs on various foods, I am always searching for interesting, healthy recipes that incorporate cocoa. I've never been much of a baker, but recently have seen some unique plant-based chocolate brownie recipes. While I wouldn't consider dessert a health food, these decadently fudgy brownies will more than satisfy your sweet tooth, and are definitely better for you than the [...]

Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies2018-04-25T00:52:26+00:00