|faux "meat" loaf|
Some may think that being vegan equals eating boring and untasty food. I just want to share some of the awesome stuff I've been eating lately.
First of all, it does take a bit of planning to eat healthy. So it's not like I eat veggie dogs and burgers everyday. And as much as I really like french fries, I don't eat them often either. I usually eat beans, rice, couscous, quinoa and loads of vegetables everyday. And lots of cool salads too - raw kale is amazing and so is raw collard green. Mix them with beets, carrots, whatever you have in your fridge and you got a great meal. I help my mom in the kitchen all the time and it's fun to be part of our cooking adventure.
What I discovered since I switched to a plant-based diet is that food can actually taste amazing just raw, the way nature gave it to us. It's so cool to re-discover all these incredible new flavours!
Here are some pictures that are going to make you very hungry:
|Arugula salad with edamame|
|Lots of yummy stuff from the buffet at Commensal|
|I eat nuts all day, so there you have it ;)|
|Salads are easy and great!|
|Mom's Brazilian beans. So good and so good for you!|
|Noodles. Hot and delicious!|
|Another easy salad!|
|I love arugula!|
|Seared dumplings: Vegetarian Haven|
|Moroccan Pad Thai (Vegetarian Haven)|
|Raw Kale Salad (Vegetarian Haven)|
|Chocolate Fudge Cake (VH)|
|Spicy Coconut Curry "Seafood" Bowl (VH)|
|Miso Dumpling Souper Bowl (VH)|
|My dad ordered this and it was so good! (VH)|
One of my favorite things is caesar salad and I was totally stoked to get a great recipe in Alicia Silverstone's book.
It's a great read and she's really inspiring. So I won't post the recipe here, but I did find this video. Check it out:
Places I've been and loved: Vegetarian Haven (Toronto), KindFood (Burlington), The Naked Sprout (Burlington), Baldwin Natural-Organics Food Market (Toronto), Whole Foods (Oakville).