The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.
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When I decided to try a vegan diet, recipes were mostly in cookbooks, a few apps and on some blogs and websites. What about cooking videos? Well, back then there was Vegan Black Metal Chef and he is still creating recipes and making videos.
Sometimes a video is helpful. Today on Facebook I saw an ad for Chef Steps (not vegan) in Seattle, WA. I don’t click on Facebook ads, so Goggled them and found a great cooking site with fee based and free classes (that include videos), but they are not vegan. They do have a couple of technique classes I would like to take. Sent the site to a few friends who might be interested and then wondered if there are more vegan cooking videos online – free, I like free.
I found sisters Heather and Jenny at Spork. Check them out and watch their videos if it helps you cook, be inspired, or just love to watch cooking videos. Need someone with lots of energy and easy lunches, check out Meghan and her Healthy Lunches on YouTube. I love her idea putting everything in a mason jar and then you have lunch…done and done. I’m listening to Cooking with Plants‘ video as I finish.
Print or Video – try both.
Vegan for her: The woman’s guide to being healthy and fit on a plant -based diet by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD with JL Fields
I had gotten to a point where I was questioning what I was eating and was it optimal for my health. I felt that it was, but was my diet lacking. That and then I found a page of Facebook, “What Fat Vegans Eat” and it reminded me that I was increasingly eating processed vegan food. I work full time and am working on my second Masters degree, so my eating habits have been lacking. There, I admitted my diet had become processed once again and I could lose a few pounds. This book has a section on “When Vegans are Overweight” p. 132. The bottom line is that a vegan diet is more compassionate, advocate centered and respectful. I think it’s more than that when whole foods are eating and it becomes better for the body to process and gain nutrients. I’m just about to chapter 10: Healthy Aging. I’m there! Aging is happening – the healthy part is my latest challenge.
There is also a section of recipes that I am going to begin preparing, resources for vegan women, a metric conversion table (always handy if you love to purchase cookbooks when you travel for find on the internet).
I have found myself lingering and cooking again in the kitchen. I have been so busy with life these past few months, that fast vegan food has been my diet. Although a diet of fast vegan food is better than some diets, isn’t as nutritious for the body long-term as cooking whole organic vegan meals. Finding the time to cook isn’t easy, but am trying.
I found a wonderful recipes, Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup, in Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s book Appetite for Reduction. Personally it didn’t have the variety of vegetables to qualify for a soup – just my taste!! So, adapted it as a dish to pour over rice
Arabian Lentil Sauce
2-3 T. water or vegetable broth for sauteing
1 medium diced onion
6-8 cloves of garlic (depending on size)
pinch or two of freshly group black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt (add more if you like salt)
1 T. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 c. dices or slivered carrots
1 c. dried red lentils
6-8 cups of vegetable broth (depending on prefered thickness)
about 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
4-quart pot for stove use
Saute the onions and garlic in water/vegatable broth then add the spices and cook another minute. Add the rest of the ingredients expect the lemon juice. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer – cook about 40 minutes. When the lentils are fully cooked add the lemon juice and spices as needed to taste. Let sit 10 minutes and serve over rice.
adapted from Isa Chandra’s Moskowitz’s recipe: Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup
Check out Isa’s blog, Post Punk Kitchen.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.
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Sorry, I was feeling like I dropped off the earth – well, I did drop off the blogging earth. This summer began taking some classes for work, so have been preoccupied, but also eating poorly from being so busy.
This past week I have re-dedicated myself to get back in the kitchen and cook. My new craving this fall is organic sweet potatoes. I have never been a fan, but my tastebuds have changed and I love them. My daugher was ill and we were talking. She asked me if I ever tired her recipe for sweet potato and black bean enchiladas – I sheepishly had to say no. Since I had recently purchased a small bag of sweet potatoes I tried the enchiladas. Oh so delicious.
I’m writing a paper for a class, so will post more on my sweet potato recipes!! Glad to be back blogging and eating better.