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!
I'm not a huge fan of breakfast since we 'went vegan.' My goto foods of yesterday no longer fit into my plan. So, it was time to think outside the box. I purchased a new vegan cookbook last weekend and while the first thing I tried didn't really wow me, this morning's breakfast did.
The first time I had avocado toast was in Decatur, Georgia at a charming new age restaurant called, First Watch. As a big fan of avocados I had to try it. I am so glad I did, too, because I'm not sure I would have been open to trying it had I not had some idea what it was all about. If you love avocados, try this!
While I am not gluten sensitive, I find this chewy morsel delightful. They have no flour and you can add whatever you love in cookies without changing the texture of the cookie. If you love nuts, dairy free chocolate chips, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds, or whatever ... all them! You may have to adjust the baking time, but in the end you will have created a family favorite! This recipe makes 16 cookies, if you opt to bypass the optional ingredients
What's your favorite vegan cookie?
... passed on stopping at Subway. But, the line at Verizon was too long to wait and I didn't want to go back out after I got home. Enter Subway ... I knew I had a blog I wanted to write - well, another recipe anyway - when I met a young woman named Ashley. She was ahead of me at Subway and don't recall how we got on the subject, but "What the Health" came up and she was all ears. I ordered my usual veggie sub, no cheese and a conversation started. We chatted about choices, eating healthier, and challenges one may face going vegan. I hope I encouraged her to start by making smart choices and doing some research. She is already way ahead of many people I meet. She doesn't drink soda, doesn't eat much dairy, doesn't smoke, doesn't take any meds - well, she is only 23 - but she has a real desire to do the best she can do for herself and her four year old son. I wish her well and hope to hear from her again. Nothing beats chatting with young people who want to be the best they can be. I wish you well, Ashley, wherever you are.
Great comfort soup. I served it with French bread and a small dish of olive oil and cracked pepper ... yummy.
Being new to veganism, salads are often a staple. While my husband isn't opposed to his goto salad of head lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and oil and vinegar, that just doesn't do it for me. In my research I came across this fabulous salad and Tom rated it a 10!! He loved it. The dressing is tangy and flavorful and you wouldn't think adding noodles, and green ones at that, would be something Tom would ask for again, but alas, I was wrong. So, here's the recipe from the back of the GreeNoodle package.
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Clean and simple eating is my goal. I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. All recipes included cover several diet types...raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and ketogenic. I have tried to remember to tag the recipes appropriately, but it is what it is.
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