Monday, February 20, 2012
Vegan Comfort Favorites
Something wonderfully fulfilling from a lovely bowl of creamy macaroni enveloped in the good cheese (not that questionable powdery madness) especially on cold wintry nights- which are severely lacking around here.
In this vegan version, there are chunks of broccoli florets and soy ground adding another flavorful dimension of a mixture of Daiya cheddar shreds (this is some good stuff ya'll *Paula Deen voice*!), mustard, soy milk, garlic, Bac N' Bits, and a blend of seasonings. Delicious, albeit dangerous, it's a hot meal meant to be devoured and savored slowly for it's a sensuous dance on the tongue, as smooth and yummy as the darkest Lindt chocolate bar.
Yup, I could easily become addicted to this treat...
From salads to falafel patties, they are a versatile bean that I could just eat alone.
Filled with fiber and protein, I paired these organic garbanzo beans with brown rice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper and a healthy dose of my friends- carrots and broccoli.
Lovely, light lunch or dinner fare that will fill the body up with an energizing kind of happiness.
I don't usually pair avocados in pasta dishes, especially as a sauce and primarily use the ingredient as a sandwich insert or as the sidekick of a dish, but I wanted to try it out at least once.
Sounded and looked divinely amazing.
Here, I used angel hair instead of spaghetti (haha! it's quicker!) and tossed in spinach after the pasta was fully cooked. The creamy sauce consisted of one ripe avocado, olive oil, a little coconut milk, diced tomatoes, a dash of lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Verdict: Worthy of making again!
It's compelling how delicious this is!
I wonder why I never embarked these flavor combinations.
A cozy, tasty dish, I savored every bite of angel hair and wished for more.
Everyday I learn new, refreshing delights about veganism and can't wait to explore more! :)
As for my girlish figure, I work out everyday- jump rope, yoga, belly dancing (get Shimmy!!!), Wii Fit, etc. Didn't go on this venture to lose weight and I'm happy to say that after almost two months, I've managed to retain the shape I used to hate and be ashamed of