I had never eaten mung beans before we made these mung bean patties. In fact, when Athanasia told me they were mung beans I immediately remembered this clip from the Office. I was pleasantly surprised though, these are some of the most delicious vegan burger patties I have ever tried. Besides, who can resit? Mung beans are very nutritious! This meal is the last installment in our vegan nutrition series we have been working on with vegan nutritionist Dimitra Makrigianni.
Today we are going to take a break from our nutrition series (for those of you following us) to talk about Meatout – eat vegan for a day. Meatout is a day to encourage all people to try a vegan diet for a day. We think it would be great if more people tried a vegan diet. Obviously we feel vegan food is real and delicious despite rumors circulating stating the contrary. Therefore we decided to compile this list of some recipes we think non-vegans would love to eat today (and maybe even ask for seconds!)! Our nutrition series information will be coming soon for our readers who are waiting for it. Continue reading Meatout – Eat Vegan For A Day
Winter is not officially over yet so why not squeeze one more soup on the menu? This easy pumpkin soup recipe can be made in 20 minutes or less in a large blender. Of course, you can still use this recipe to make it the more traditional way on the stove and food processor if you would like. This is another recipe in our serious of nutritious vegan foods we are doing this week with vegan nutritionist Dimitra Makrigianni!
We spent more time deciding what to call this recipe than we did typing it up. Athanasia’s first idea was to call it beanballs. I tried to explain to her what a beanball was in baseball terminology but she still does not quite understand. Needless to say, we decided Greek vegan keftedakia was the way to go. This is another installment in our nutritionist series we are working on with Dimitra Makrigianni. This recipe, in it’s entirety represents a nutritious complete luncheon plate.
This baked tofu sandwich with a smoothie is a lovely idea for a vegan gluten free snack to take with you to school, work or a picnic! The baked tofu sandwich is satisfying and is perfectly complimented by the smoothie you can bring with you in a mason jar. We worked a lot until we could figure out a way to make tofu tasty and colorful without frying it, and we are proud to present you with the results. This is another recipe idea by Dimitra Makrigianni who is a nutritionist we are working with to create a vegan nutrition project this week.
I would like to inform our subscribers that we are planning something for the meatout day on Friday, so you will receive our e-mails everyday as we post recipes this week leading up to it. So, we apologize for all the notifications you will be receiving from us this week but after that we will return to out usual rhythm! We are currently working with a nutritionist on a vegan nutrition project. This cashew cream fruit salad recipe was the idea of the nutritionist we are working with, Dimitra Makrigianni, as a fruit salad that will keep someone satisfied for dinner. The combination I chose made me fall in love with it and picture it for breakfast as well! A filling fruit salad featuring corn flakes as a crust, a fluffy sweet cashew cream filling paired with oranges, blonde raisins and cinnamon on top. One spoonful will convince you! Continue reading Cashew Cream Fruit Salad
I don’t think I’ve ever met a cookie I didn’t like; not even tough cookies (you know you’re out there). I felt like enjoying some tasty cookies but I wanted to bend the rules a bit while making a new recipe at the same time. This is always risky business in the kitchen but this time the gamble paid off. I ended up making these amazing buckwheat chocolate chip cookies which are basically a gluten free version of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. As we have said before, it is not easy for us to find rolled oats here but we found and have been using buckwheat flakes for a lot of things instead. I have really grown to love these little buckwheat flakes; they’re great! I also did something bold when it comes to cookies; I used coconut oil instead of vegan butter or margarine and it worked! What can I say? Sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles.
I love eating gluten free muesli for breakfast even more than I love eating corn flakes for breakfast! Athanasia and I decided it was time to start preparing our own muesli mix to have ready as a quick breakfast. We worked together to create this mixture using dried fruits and some other ingredients. It turned out great and tastes amazing when combined with your favorite vegan milk. If you are looking for a fast, easy and simple breakfast to have ready to go, this is perfect!
I was making some cookies one day recently when Athanasia came up with this idea for raw caramel thumbprints. She wanted to keep the recipe somewhat simple yet delicious. I must admit she succeeded. I ate these like they were going out of style!
I am writing this post today with a bit of a smirk on my face. You see, for months and months now I have been telling Athanasia how delicious a green beans and vegan Feta pizza would be. She turned down the very thought of it every opportunity she got. Well, little by little she seemed to warm up to the idea so we finally made it and it is great! Our friend over at ohshecooks.com just got done with her famous pizza week which inspired us to make this pizza!