All posts tagged: vegan

Potato and green bean salad

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
I am in Washington DC this week visiting my sister. DC is such as hip place with a wide variety of innovative restaurants. I’ve been to some really cool food places already such as Buredo, which makes sushi burritos, and I tried the gluten free and vegetarian tacos from Chaia, which were incredibly delicious. Just before I went to DC I made this potato and bean salad for my family. I made this salad to take advantage of  potatoes and green beans in season. This salad was incredibly popular with the family. The combination of potatoes and green beans is one of my favourites. This salad is so flavorful with potatoes, lots of fresh herbs, green beans, kale, fresh herbs and also have a tangy zing from the white wine vinegar. This salad is great on it’s own for a light lunch or dinner and also pairs perfectly with fish, especially salmon. This salad can served both warm or chilled.   Ingredients: 800 gram potatoes 350 grams beans 1 cup chickpeas Two…

Happy Fry-Day!

Originally posted on simonemckenna.com:
With one blog post I am going to make your Friday go from Fri-Day to Fry-Yay! You heard it here first Perth-ites… Lord of the Fries is bringing it’s delicious fries with a side of burgers to the people of Perth! That’s right! After months of requests, the Lords will be opening the doors to their first West Coast store in late 2015. Although I can’t tell you the exact date or location just yet, I can tell you that it will be in the Perth CBD and by following simonemckenna.com you will be the first to hear all about the new store and  grand opening! If you’re not familiar with the Lords, the idea was born from late night snack excursions in 2004, where founders Mark and Mandy met while living in Taiwan. Their love of fries (and each other) drew them closer, while their conscience led them to look for alternate solutions to the chemical and beef tallow laden options on the market. They were seeking perfection in the form of golden and crunchy fries that used…

vegan fall cookies || cranberry almond chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Originally posted on she be kale-in' it:
i totally had these vegan cookies for lunch. no shame. paired with a glass of cold almond milk these fresh from the oven cookies were packed with flavor, were chewy, delicious, + pretty healthy, too. they reminded me of cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies i used to eat in connecticut at my family’s bakery. here’s the recipe- it’s a MUST try. i’m pretty proud of myself for putting it together using healthy ingredients such as cranberry, almond, oatmeal, pepitas, + spices. i used whole wheat flour rather than all purpose + coconut sugar rather than white refined sugars. they are also easily adapted to gluten free by swapping the oats + flour to gluten free varieties. //autumn inspired vegan oatmeal cookies// 1 cup organic rolled oats – used bob’s red mill 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp vanilla extract (also can substitute almond to bring out a more almond flavor) 1…

Vegan Needs MysteryBox GIVEAWAY!!!

HI Everyone, Just thought it was time to do a GIVEAWAY for my wonderful fabulous readers and hopefully some new ones as well 🙂 Just wanted to thank you all for reading and supporting my Blog 🙂 Your comments and kindness are what pushes me and inspires me to get up and write everyday 🙂 thank you 😀 This Giveaway Starts TODAY and ends on Saturday OCTOBER 17th.. winners will be announced on Sunday October 18th and Prizes will be sent out the following week. THE PRIZE I will be giving away TWO  SURPRISE MYSTERY BOXES!!! full of products ( vegan& cruelty-free) Mystery Box #1 : will have 7-9 Items in its… makeup, skincare & snacks ( cruelty-free & Vegan) Mystery Box #2: Will have 5-7 items in it…. Makeup and skincare ( cruelty-free & Vegan) Why Mystery Boxes??? I just love mystery boxes… its like christmas! you never know what you are getting! WHO CAN ENTER:  Open Internationally and to everyone! DURATION Like mentioned, The Giveaway is open from Today September 17th-October 17th and the winner will…

the most wonderful time of the year… || pumpkin spice smoothie

Originally posted on she be kale-in' it:
pumpkin spice. likely the most overdone food craze associated with fall. it’s everywhere + i love it. no shame here, i’m on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. i’m also a smoothie connoisseur (self-proclaimed) so it may not be shocking that my first pumpkin inspired treat this fall blended the two. the autumnal squash isn’t just delicious, it is truly healthy. pumpkin has fiber, tons of vitamin A + beta-carotene which make it a nutrition powerhouse- so long as you use REAL pumpkin, not some sugary-syrup-substitute. (ew). i buy a can of organic pumpkin puree- with only one ingredient (can you guess?) at my local grocery store. within minutes i made a frothy, spicy, slightly sweet smoothie packed with pumpkin + anti inflammatory spices like cinnamon + ginger. (yum). // p u m p k i n s p i c e smoothie// ½ can of organic pumpkin puree 1 cup of almond milk 2 frozen bananas 1 ripe banana 1 tbsp. of cinnamon ½ tbsp. of ginger ( i used ground because i…

My Top 5 vegan sources of Iron

Hi Everyone, Its MOnndaaaaay Again! so that means a Top 5 List :D… Like I have mentioned many times before when you go Vegan you start to pay a lot more attention to what you are putting into your body, and you also start getting a lot of questions about WHY you are vegan and WHAT do you eat… and so many concerns about your health and well being… where do you get protein? Calcium or IRON! well… l already did a Blog on Protein a few weeks ago HERE, but lets talk about IRON for a little bit.. since there a huge misconception that the only and Best source of Iron is Red meat… SO here is the mind blowing Truth…. Although IRON is VERY Important for Energy Production, Health and Immunity… Too much Iron in our Body can be very harmful as well! too much IRON  makes it difficult for our Body to get rid of the excess and it has been linked to Heart disease, arthritis & liver and pancreas degeneration!  As far…

DIY: Strawberry Mint Facial Exfoliant/Mask

Hi Everyone! DYI Friday is here! I guess I have been posting DIYs on Fridays, so lets just make it a thing 😉 seriously though… I have been experimenting with different exfoliants and masks for the past few weeks and finally found one that I absolutely love 🙂 love to make myself that is without the chemicals and all that jazz! Yes… I am busting out the Mask gifs… haha I absolutely love the smell and feel of this DYI exfoliant Mask on my face and my skin is softer, brighter and fresh after applying! not to mention relaxing!!! ooh that mint smell 😀 Here we go You will need:  4 strawberries 5 Mint leaves 1/2 Lemon (juice) 1 TBS Olive oil 1/2 Tsp Salt *Why Strawberries? they are loaded with Vitamine C,, alpha hydroxyl acids, salicylic acid, aspartic acid, ellagic acid, folate and fiber, Strawberries can save your skin from acne, blackheads, white heads, oily skin, dry skin and many more!  *Why Mint? They help with treating inflamation and acne because of their high…

Healthy Vegan Carrot Falafel Recipe.

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
I have fallen in love with falafel ever since turning vegan, mainly because it acts as such a good meat substitute in so many dishes (particularly in sandwiches and when paired with couscous). However, I was never good at making them myself, until my mom made these carrot falafel’s a few weeks ago. I instantly fell in love and made her give me the recipe. I have made them many times since, and I can’t get enough. They are simple, healthy (as they’re oven baked, not fried), and most importantly, delicious! So without further ado here is my (well, my mom’s) carrot falafel recipe: Ingredients (for around 15 falafel pieces): -1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed) -2 carrots (grated) -2 tbsp olive oil -Seasoning (this part is up to you, but my favourite combo is: garlic salt, garlic pepper, garlic powder, curry powder, chilli powder, and ground cumin). Instructions: Turn your oven to 220 degrees Celsius. After having drained and rinsed your chickpeas, mash them with a…