I hate waste and yet our recycle bucket for compost is often full more than once a day. I already have access to three freezers and two refrigerators, but I still have usable vegetables/fruits that often get pushed back and then forgotten. I purchased some small bins from WalMart for just that purpose. It has helped considerably! Now I just pull out a bin and I can see all the way the back! So, I decided to check out what was available in my bins before I started making lunch and ... success!
"Clean out the Frig" Sandwiches
Whether you're vegan or not, this is a great dip for fresh vegetables!
While this salad isn't very colorful, the flavor is certainly there.
This recipe was a surprise for me. I'm not an eggplant lover, by any means, but Tom is ... so, here you go. Oh, Tom said to add this to our repeat list.
Notes: Since I'm not a big fan of eggplant, I used my mandolin to slice it very thin. The recipe also calls for red pepper, but I am allergic. I added mushrooms instead.
Maybe she's right. Maybe I'm right. Maybe you're right. Maybe, just maybe we're all right. So, here's what prompted this post.
I was recently at WalMart when I notice the woman in front of me unloading her groceries. I usually like to glance at what people buy - not to judge - but to learn. This woman's groceries could have been mine minus the cola and frozen dinners. Lots of fresh produce - mostly organic.
The difference happened when she asked me what my blood type was. I knew where she was going and I'm not a big fan of the 'eat for your blood type' diet. My research indicates a different approach for me.
I felt like she was judging me but fortunately I don't really care what she thinks. Now, that is what this post is about. There is so much information out there and if you Google just about anything you can find both pro and con as the answer. It's not about which diet to do or even how to eat. It's up to you. If you wake up in the morning full of energy and ready to go ... if you look in the mirror and love what you see ... if you love all there is to love about you then you're doing the right thing. When your body tells you something different, you can adjust accordingly, as it suits you. Just remember ... Every decision you make matters.
No one has the right to tell you how or what you should do. I am always quick to share recipes and what is working for us with just about anyone who will listen. I'm working on that because not everyone really cares, right?
There is a silver lining to this story however ... the cashier continued the nutrition conversation with my after the woman left ... what is funny, I think is that the cashier thought the woman was older than I ... she is not. She is fifteen years younger than me.
This is our new goto taco recipe. We both love it and it has become a favorite and we don't miss the cheese at all.
Tom's Way: Lay a large flour tortilla on the plate, Spread out a good sized scoop of rice and the lentils. Then, add a bit of taco sauce and top with a good helping of the fresh black bean and sweet corn salsa. Top with a few crumbled sweet corn chips.
A fresh, simple dip that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes!
As new vegans, you will find the most recent recipes and posts are vegan related. All the old blogs, pre-vegan, are still available. I've added a search bar, too, so if you're looking for a recipe you won't have to scroll!