Tag Archives: easy vegan meals

Magic Healing Bowl

13 Dec

Not again.

Each semester right around exam time, I come down with a nasty cold. It never fails! I often get asked why I catch so many colds when I seem to be a pretty healthy person. I guess my only answer for this is stress. I typically find myself sick right around stressful periods in my life; exams, holidays, vacations, new situations, etc. Whatever the reason, I always need a cure. This time I came up with…

The Magic Healing Bowl

 

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The Magic Healing Bowl is probably the easiest thing to make. Who wants to cook when they’re sick anyway? All you have to do is first, cut up every veggie you can find.

 

For this bowl I used: Broccoli, carrots, peas, red onion, banana peppers, tomato, and cucumber.

 

Then, add the juice of one whole lime! (if you can handle it!)

Last, add a little balsamic vinegar and mix it all together.

Now you got yourself a MAGIC HEALING BOWL, nom.

 

Wish me luck on exams !

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I Dream of Blenders

23 Jun
I read about it.
I think about it.
I dream about it.
I want it.
I need it.
I HAVE TO HAVE IT!

& I finally got it.

My very own (refurbished) Vitamix! I just couldn’t take it anymore! It’s all I think about.

I ordered my Vitamix from The Vitamix Lady and received free shipping! Seriously, this girl is awesome.

My Vitamix came with:

This sweet Vitamix cook book that contains tons of healthy recipes!

Why I got it:

  1. It’ a business investment. Each week at the market, so many people ask for nut butters. My Ninja used to get so mad when he would have to make my nut butters, he just gave up on me.
  2. Raw food. ‘nough said.
  3. I need a new blender. Sure, I guess I can keep buying new blenders and waste hundreds of dollars OR I can just buy one nice one that will last forever! Or just 7 years at the earliest. That’s a long time!
  4. You don’t have to pay all at once! I am on a very easy payment plan: Pay half the amount plus $15 the first month, pay half of the differance the second month, pay the other half (the remaining balance) on the third month. It’s that easy! I don’t know about you, but I feel A LOT better paying like this, it almost makes me feel like it didn’t cost THAT much.
  5. The refurbished model will save you about $70 bucks. I can live with knowing that my blender was slightly used by a professional if it saves me $70. And hey, it’s like they tested it out for you so you know that it works great!

Yes, don’t mind me, I’m still talking myself into it!

What I’ve made so far:

A green smoothie! With no yucky chunks!

 

Then I made this 4-minute broccoli “cheese” soup! (it looks like a siab, but it’s soupp!)

New diet staple fo sho, Recipe coming soon!

P.S.

Thank you so much for all of the get well soons on my last post, so sweet of you! I am feeling a little better, but far from 100%. I am just taking one day at a time trying to rest and eat lots of healing foods.

***Vitamix did not ask me to review their product nor did The Vitamix Lady. None of the items that I listed were given to me for reviewing or to sample. As always, this is my honest opinion.***

Cinnamon Roll Oats

4 Jun
Because you can never have enough fun with oatmeal

Incase you missed out on Wednesday’s Banana Split Oats, you can find them here.

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup 1 minute oats
  •  1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 T PB
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 T cinnamon, or more 😉
  • 1 T maple syrup,
  • toppings:  plain coconut yogurt for the “icing”, maple syrup, and even more cinnamon!

 How to make it

  • Bring milk and water to a boil
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients (minus the topping obviously) and reduce heat.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Scoop into your favorite oatmeal bowl and get crazy with the toppings!

So sweet, and so satisfying

 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a full FM recap. I plan on taking my camera this time!

What do you want to see pictures of?

I like the simple things.

26 Apr
French fries and onion ringsss.
!!! Bonus points if you know where that’s from ^ !!!

Hiii! How are you?

Are you surviving through exams? 

Are you working too hard to enjoying this weather?

 Too busy with training to make healthy snacks?

If you answered yes to any of these question THIS BEAN DIP COULD BE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!

It’s simple, delicious, and nutritious!

  • 1 15oz can kidney beans
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Blend beans and oil together until smooth. Add everything else and blend some more.

Done.

Simple, right?

Speaking of simple things…

!!!REVIEW!!!

A few weeks ago Pure Bar sent me some samples of their bars to try. I’ve seen Pure bars everywhere but in the blog world, but in the real world….they are nowhere to be found!

Or maybe I’m not looking hard enough?

Anyway, I finally got to try Pure Bar’s Pure Organic snack bars!

“Certified organic, gluten-free, raw, and vegan, our mouth-watering fruit-and-nut bars are the ultimate pure snack bar. Pure Bars provide completely clean and balanced nutrition in an enticing and entirely delicious bar. Made with only simple, real ingredients, Pure Bar will nurture your body, mind, and spirit.”

Flavors include:

  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Wild Blueberry
  • Cherry Cashew
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Cranberry Orange

I loved these bars because they were packed with nutrition and loaded with energy! Great for a quick snack before or after a good workout. Also, all the bars were packed with flavor! The Apple Cinnamon bar taste just like a piece of apple pie. I bet if I would have warmed it up it would be ooey gooey like apple pie too! I’m saving the brownie bar for a special occasion. Not sure what though, it just looks too good to eat right now!

What flavor looks best to you?

Also, check out Pure Bar’s Facebook page for weekly contests. Enter and you could win a box of Pure Bars!

Thanks Pure Bar!

Fantastic World Foods Review Part 1

18 Apr

Part 1 – FALAFEL BOX MIX.

First of all, I’m falafel’s biggest fan, just sayin’. I could eat it everyday however, I’m not sure if my tummy would like me putting a gas-y food like falafel in it everyday!

Yesterday my brother says to me, “OH Whit, I forgot to tell you that when I was in Chicago I went to Subway and they had a falafel sub! It looked so gross, it reminded me of you!”

Thanks bro.

Yes, as weird as you may think falafel looks, why don’t you just try so we can share our love for falafel together?

Silly

Anyway, BACK TO MY REVIEW…

This wasn’t my first time trying Fantastic World Food’s Falafel box mix. I just honestly love this product so much and when I had to choose two products to review from FWF this was an easy choice. (Notice this is part 1, I’m obviously having a hard time choosing another product! So many choices!)

You can pick up the falafel box mix for about $3-$4 which makes approximately 8 patties. Usually falafel is about $1 a patty at a restaurant! The taste is not the same completely but it’s similar enough to keep my falafel obsession in control. If you’re slightly ghetto like me, you probably don’t have one of those fancy falafel tools that makes them into a perfect shape. But that’s okay too! You don’t need one. Ours still turned out pretty, right?

One difference in the appearance is the patty isn’t that green color on the inside. But again, I’m not that picky, IT’S FALAFEL! 😀

Overall, I WILL buy this product many more times, seriously, IT’S FALAFEL. Buy this box mix, add some water, fry it in some oil, save some money, have some fun.

Thank you Fantastic World Foods! 🙂

Have you ever had/heard of a falafel sub from Subway?

The Recreation

3 Apr

Remember my post about my love for Mexican food?

Well, if you still don’t believe me, here is some more proof!

I was craving Don Pablo’s mushroom/veggie fajita so I decided to make my own.

I made mine with sauteed portobello mushrooms, green and red peppers, spinach and corn topped with avocado slices and mild salsa. Some where underneath this massive pile of veggies is a nice scoop of refried beans.

Sorry Mr. Pablo, you ain’t got nothing on these. 😉

Have you ever recreated a favorite restaurant dish?

Whenever I try to, I usually end up disappointed. I was pretty impressed this time though! You know me, I cannot cook! So if I can make this, you can too, I promise. This goes under “easy vegan meals” for sure. 🙂

Hmmm what else did I eat today….

I planned on making pancakes for breakfast this morning but, when I saw a big bag of spinach in the fridge I changed my mind!

GREEN MONSTER TIME

 

Today’s GM contained…

  • Banana (speaking of which…)
  • Spinach
  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut Milk
  • Spirulina powder

Topped with fiber twigs, dried apple, fresh apple, strawberries and almonds.

What is your favorite S u n d a y  b r e a k f a s t ?

ILOVEBREAKFAST. Tofu Scramble is probably my all-time fave. Next, PANCAKES, chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate, blueberry, strawberry banana, pumpkin, pumpkin with CHOCOLATE, okay… I’ll stop. 😉 I won’t EVEN get started on oatmeal.