These savory stuff-able wraps are definitely a treat. They are great for summer picnics or quick lunches. They are so versatile and can be stuffed with anything from kale salad to your any of your favorite raw veggies. They can even be used a thin crust for a raw pizza. Pictured below the wraps are stuffed with tahini massaged kale, zucchini, and red bell peppers.
There are times you really just need a savory meal. This zoodle bowl does not disappoint. All you need is:
- 1 Head of lettuce (any kind)
- 3-4 Zucchini
- 1 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup oregano
- garlic (optional)
- 2 cups roma or medium sized tomatoes
- 4 medjool dates
- 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup basil
The number one question I have been getting asked lately is how does one go about changing from a standard American diet to a healthier plant-based one. I get asked all the time “Where do I begin?” , or “ How do I start this vegan thing?” Well there are a lot different ways to answer that question, but there are a few top things that I have learned though out my five year trek that I think everyone trying to transition should know.
There is a widespread belief that women cannot get the required amount of nutrients to grow a healthy infant during pregnancy without the consumption of animal products. This has been proven false over and over again. There are countless women who have not only given birth to healthy babies, but have also successfully breastfed these babies without eating animals or their bi-products.
These hemp burgers are awesome served over salad or inside romaine lettuce leaves.
1 head of cauliflower
1 cup red and yellow bell pepper (chopped)
1 cup green onion (chopped)
1 cup purple onion (chopped)
1 ½ cup tomatoes (chopped)
2 cloves garlic
½ cup hemp seeds
2 large tomatoes
½ cup sundried tomatoes
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin (optional)
Is your resolution for this new year to adopt a plant-based lifestyle so that you can lose excess weight and get your health back on track? Well here are some awesome plant-based transformations that will keep you motivated to reach your goal.
The top five gifts for vegans!
The only raw vegan sweet potato pie recipe you will need.
There’s nothing like a savory bowl of chili on cold autumn nights. This chunky chili is delicious, loaded with antioxidant rich veggies and nutrient dense massaged kale. I promised to share so try it out and let me know how you like it.
Have you recently transitioned to a plant-based diet and are worried about how to stick with it during the holidays? This season is definitely a season full of temptations, from macaroni and cheese on Thanksgiving, to the nostalgic smell of cookies on Christmas day. While it is definitely a lot harder to stick to eating a plant-based diet during this time it is definitely possible and very easy. Choosing to stick to a healthy cruelty-free lifestyle shouldn’t ever isolate you from being social with family and friends. Arm yourself with these tips during the approaching the holiday season to stay happy, healthy, and vegan.
Eating a healthy raw fruit and vegetable based diet can be as simple as eating fruit and salads all day but sometimes that leap into simplicity is very hard especially for those who are just transitioning from a standard American diet or even a cooked vegan diet. Here are a list of tools that will help make that transition into a healthier lifestyle a lot easier. While these are definitely not necessary to be successful on a raw vegan lifestyle they definitely do help!
Going vegan is great for literally everything, for your health, environment, and protecting our beloved animals. Not only is great for those things but also for your spiritual health as well. I am an avid promoter of a plant-based lifestyle for a lot of these reasons especially personal health reasons, but what most don’t realize is that by releasing all the harmful food like products from your diet that it will not only have a positive effect on you physically but mentally and spiritually too.
Contrary to popular belief there are a lot of options and different meal ideas that you can create on a raw lifestyle. Even though I personally do not mind salads and could eat one every day, I know that variety always makes life better. One of my favorite go to quick raw vegan meals are these Thai lettuce boats.
Regardless of what we all would like to believe toxins do not just appear in food form. They are literally everywhere. They sneakily appear in the air you breathe, the water you drink, as well as the things you put onto your body. The latter being one of the major causes of toxic build-up. The skin is the body’s largest organ and is porous; meaning that whatever you put onto the skin will eventually be absorbed by the body and end up in the bloodstream at some point.
Is the vegan lifestyle extreme?
Although extreme means going to the utmost or very great lengths in action, habit, opinion, etc. there is often a bad connotation associated with the word. There are many extreme diets and lifestyles. There’s extreme anorexia, extreme gluttony, but eating a diet of purely fruit and vegetables is not one of those extreme ideas.
So you are totally convinced. You’ve seen people on the internet who have lost major weight. You’ve seen all the documentaries of people reversing and curing illnesses. You finally fully understand the power switching to a plant-based diet and want to go vegan, but you have no idea what it’s going to cost you or where your next date night will take place. You are not alone, there are plenty of people around the world who would love to go vegan, but have no idea what to eat or how to begin. Although there is so much information about vegan food and nutrition in general that you will eventually learn, start with my need to know advice for newbie vegans below.
As most of you know, I don’t eat meat, I don’t eat cheese, I don’t even eat cooked food. “So what do you eat?” is one of the most common questions that I receive on a daily basis.
Most people do not know this about me but I have always been and still am a very physically active person. I play as well as coach competitive soccer and on top of that I try to workout at least 3-4 times a week. Although the commercials on television say that I should be drinking Gatorade to replenish all lost from my workout, my go to sports drink comes already perfectly packaged by nature and is an excellent post workout beverage.
Juices vs Smoothies
We all know that incorporating both juices and smoothies into ones daily diet can have a tremendous effect on one’s health, especially if there aren’t any other whole fresh fruit and vegetables being eaten. One of the questions I receive a lot is “what is the difference between a juice and a smoothie and which one should I be drinking?” Many people seem to group them into the same category but there are some differences between the two including the way they are made and the effects that they have on the body.