Archive for the Veganism Category

Salads for Dinner

Posted in Meal Ideas, Veganism on May 31, 2010 by Christina

Korean style lettuce and chive salad (pictured above)

Calories per serving: 109 calories

Spicy vegan coleslaw (pictured below)

Calories per serving: 96 calories

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Christina’s Ratatouille Recipe

Posted in Meal Ideas, Recipes, Veganism, Vegetarianism on December 18, 2009 by Christina

As requested by Simon…here it is!

All you need to make this delicious dish is:

  • vegetables use any that you have on hand – for mine I used cucumber, garlic, onions, broccoli, beansprouts. Traditionally, this recipe is from Provence, where zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes are easily found, so many people use those. In NA, a lot of people add potatoes and mushrooms since those are usually in the pantry/fridge.
  • herbs – I used fresh parsley and basil, which I minced. Also, used dried savoury. Generally, in addition to the ones I used, any of the following are fine: chervil, rosemary, marjoram, and thyme.
  • olive oil (or canola oil)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (If you have a newer oven, you probably don’t need to bother doing this.)
  2. Brush casserole dish or other large pan with a few tablespoons of the oil.
  3. Make layers of the vegetables and seasonings. (i.e. layer of broccoli, layer of eggplant, layer of onions, herbs, salt, pepper, garlic – basically doesn’t matter what sequence this is done in). Keep doing this until you’ve put enough vegetables in to satisfy your hunger 😉 and then drizzle with more olive oil before putting the pan in the oven.
  4. Bake for an hour. While baking, you should use a spatula or other utensil to push down on the vegetable to make sure that they are made completely tender.
  5. Before eating, throw on more herbs, olive oil and eat warm 🙂

Nutrient-Packed Grocery List

Posted in Meal Ideas, Veganism on October 30, 2009 by Christina

It’s hard deciding what to pick up at the grocery store that’s healthy. So I went through the whfoods.com site’s “essential nutrients” section and handpicked nutrient-packed vegan-friendly food ideas for the next time you’re out grocery shopping.

So…Here’s some healthy vegan food ideas if you’re wondering what to pick up at the store:

  • all natural fruit juice (w/ vitamin C)
  • guacamole
  • peanuts (for choline)
  • apricots
  • cabbage (preserved cabbage eaten with asian vermicelli is delicious)
  • strawberries
  • tofu
  • watermelon
  • soybeans
  • papaya
  • almond milk (vanilla flavoured is also delicious)
  • brazil nuts (one a day is great for proper intake of selenium)
  • olives

And if you’re feeling snackish or craving “junk” food:

  • baked chips

Fish oil in “juice”

Posted in Veganism, Vegetarianism on October 19, 2009 by Christina

Picked up a carton of juice that stated it contained omega 3’s Was very surprised to see fish oil from anchovies and sardines in the list of ingredients. Really shows that vegans and vegetarians need to carefully peruse the ingredients list before purchasing items at the grocery store.

Meal Ideas

Posted in Meal Ideas, Veganism, Vegetarianism on October 19, 2009 by Christina

“Isn’t it boring eating the same thing all the time as a vegetarian?” is a question that I get a lot.

Not at all. In fact, here are some tasty meat-free meal ideas inspired by today:

  • baked japanese pumpkin
  • pan-friend vegetable dumplings
  • rice noodles with preserved veggies and broth (I have a recipe for this that I may post at a later date)
  • diced melon
  • apple juice mixed with hints of pear & vanilla (available from most major grocery stores)

Instant Noodles & Veganism

Posted in Veganism with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Christina

Instant noodles often appear to be free from animal substances but this is often not the case, when you take a closer look. For example, Ichiban noodles that are not even meat-flavoured such as “Miso” or “Original” flavoured, still either contain beef stock or hydrolyzed gelatin. Beef stock is essentially made from boiling the bones and meat from cows while hydrolyzed gelatin is made from the connective tissues of animals.