Saturday, 9 July 2011

Food Revolution

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)

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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). 


  1. I love your music and you are a great friend, but I can not go health food...I am a junk food junkie from way I am glad you are taking good care of yourself...

  2. Haha thanks Tommy! No matter what you eat, eat what makes you happy :)

  3. Mmmm looks delicious! I'm not a 100% health freak, but I don't eat junk food or drink soda and I try to eat healthy balanced meals(without calculating portions though) :o)) Lulu~