Monday, November 30, 2009

Breakfast Food

"Here is a pic of my delicious breakfast! Whole wheat bread, sauteed tomatoes, potatoes, and kale in a hint of garlic olive oil with salt, pepper, and oregano, topped with fresh basil - can be eaten like shown or made into an awesome sandwich!"

Submitted by Ishita

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cabbage Rolls

These healthy vegan Cabbage Rolls were my main dish this Thanksgiving. Follow the link to get the recipe -- they are filled with a nut-bean-brown rice mixture and baked in low-sodium vegetable juice.

How is everyone doing this Thanksgiving weekend? Staying healthy and active, I hope! Send me in pictures of your healthy feasts and holiday exercise!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oatmeal for Breakfast

This morning felt too cold for my usual green smoothie. To me winter means more warm bowls of healthy, filling oatmeal!

I cooked old-fashioned rolled oats and topped them with a sliced banana, walnuts, and a drizzle of agave. A sliced pear is on the side.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Avocado Supreme Wrap

Melissa writes...

"My mom is a vegan and I am a vegetarian myself. There aren't very many vegan-friendly restaurants where my parents live, so I like to take her out to vegan/vegetarian restaurants whenever she comes to Toronto. Vegetarian Haven is a great place, serving all vegan foods and we both fell in love with their Avocado Supreme wrap.

"At home, I like to do my own version of it: it's simply mashed avocado, thinly sliced apple, trail mix and spinach (or sprouts) wrapped up in a whole grain tortilla. So easy, and delicious! The one at the restaurant is made with their own vegan mayo, but it's simpler and super tasty without."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Veggie Bowl

Taralyn sent in this colorful picture:
"I love color, and by combining fresh baby zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions along with green and yellow bell peppers, I made a feast not only for the taste buds and tummy but also for the eyes!

"I quickly stir-fried all of the veggies together with a small amount of olive oil, garlic, a hint of curry, coriander and basil, and seasoned it a little more with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. Yum!

"For a more substantial protein lunch, I sometimes add either roasted pecan halves or tofu to this dish."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Buckwheat Tabbouleh Hummus Wraps

Katrina, aka Gluten Free Gidget, shares with us her recipe for a gluten-free Buckwheat Tabbouleh Hummus Wrap.

"I created this recipe to combat my cravings for a favorite college comfort food, the Veggie Pita Pocket at TooJay's Deli. I am gluten free and can no longer eat there. Here is my healthier take on their recipe. Enjoy!"

Thanks, Katrina, I love the sound of this and think it would make a great packed lunch! And I even happen to have a bag of buckwheat groats sitting in my cupboard!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

A couple of you have submitted variations on this recipe. Here is Sheri at Green and Crunchy's version:

"I have a sinfully rich (yet healthy!) dessert to share. This is a raw vegan chocolate-avocado pudding -- there are lots of variations of this popular recipe floating around the internet. We make it often and it knocks our vegan socks off every time! We make it with an avocado, cacao powder, vanilla extract, a sweetener of choice, and any add-ins you like. Simple and scrumptious!"

The link to the recipe is here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thai Coconut Soup

Another yummy picture from Liz at Las Frutas de Paraíso.

"I live in Nicaragua where I am attempting an organic garden, and I try to incorporate homegrown veggies into all my recipes (which are all vegetarian). This is Vegetarian Thai Coconut Soup featuring tofu cubes and my homegrown lemongrass, bell pepper, hot chili peppers, and basil."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Veggie Stir-Fry

Liz at Las Frutas de Paraíso sent in a bunch of inspiring pictures! Here's the first: a "good old fashioned Veggie Stir Fry: broccoli, carrots,zucchini, bell peppers, corn, onion, garlic; I topped it with cashews."

More of Liz's pics next week! Have a great, healthy weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Play With Your Food Smoothie

A beautiful Play With Your Food Smoothie from the Gluten-Free Vegan Family Blog:
"The bottom layer is frozen cherries, second layer - bananas and lemon juice, and top layer- blueberries. Yum! She froze each layer a little bit more by placing the glass in the freezer for a while after adding each type of fruit. Makes a cute little dessert cup, don't ya think?"

Monday, November 2, 2009

Watermelon Cake

Kelly sent us proof that a healthy dessert can be a fabulous celebratory centerpiece: "I made this watermelon cake for my sister’s high school graduation party!"

Thank you, Kelly!