Recipe: Spicy Mexi-Bowl (Gluten-Free!)

This spicy Mexican-inspired quinoa and beans bowl is a quick to prepare, heart-healthy, and nutrition-rich meal that can be made ahead for take-to-work lunches or mix up a big batch for a family dinner.  You could even top it with an over-easy egg and make it a breakfast.

Recipe: Coco-Choco-Chia Pudding (Gluten-Free!)

This Coco-Choco-Chia Pudding is one of three gluten-free, treats (snacks or desserts) we are showcasing at our next Make & Take Meal Prep Workshop but we love it so much we are sharing it with you here too. By the way, this recipe is also dairy-free and vegan! And yes, it can be all these things and still delicious!

Mash beans, avocado, and salsa together

My First Day Being a Vegan

Yesterday, I started the Vegan Experiment Challenge. The day started off with a true challenge. The breakfast I had planned was mock scrambled eggs made with tofu. Unfortunately, I didn’t research any recipes before I shopped and I got the wrong consistency of tofu. This threw off my plan for my very first meal! Even with a…

groceries

Vegan Experiment Shopping Day

I have found myself wondering if eating a vegan diet for five days will be more expensive than my typical diet. I believe there are two ways to go with vegetarian/vegan eating. One is to use whole natural foods and shop in the conventional grocery stores and one is to use the vegetarian/vegan-specific marketed foods…

no meats

Planning for Vegan Eating

I’ve been planning meals for my Vegan Experiment. As I mentioned in my last post, there are certain nutrients that vegetarians (and vegans) tend to eat in lower than recommended amounts.This may lead you to ask two questions. One – What exactly are nutrients? Two – Who makes these recommendations? Nutrients are the nutritional substances we get from…