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Vegan MoFo: The Magical Fruit October 13, 2009

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Listen y’all… I. Love. Beans. Okay? I just do. They’re amazing. So today I’m sharing with you my favorite bean soup. This baby is packed with beans from every angle. I love it and it is a perfect fall/winter pick-me-up.

(I got this recipe from the Vegan Outreach pamphlet that is available in pdf or mail form.)

Bean Soup

Ingredients:

1 medium onion- chopped

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp oil

2 cups veg broth or salsa (I use all salsa but you can also do half and half)

15 oz each:

  • diced/crushed tomatoes
  • red kidney beans (drained/rinsed)
  • vegetarian refried beans
  • black beans (drained/rinsed)

1/2 tsp cumin

Check out how easy this is to make: In your soup pot, sautee the onion and garlic in the oil. Add all the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Eat and be happy.

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Vegan MoFo: Vegan Hair Care October 9, 2009

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When I went vegan, probably the biggest shock to me was just how many products besides food are infused with animal by products or are tested on animals. Call me naive, but I was under the impression that animal testing truly had fallen out of the public eye because it had fallen out of practice. (I know, I know— I said you could call me naive!) So having discovered this, I was more than happy to give up anything that wasn’t in keeping with my beliefs.

Today I want to know: What’s everyone’s favorite vegan hair care products? Mine, hands down, (and thanks to the wonderful Happy Vegan Yogini) is Lush. Right now I’m using the Seanik shampoo bar. I’m also still working my way through a bottle of Kiss My Face conditioner, but I think once I’m finished with it, I’ll get a bar of Lush conditioner. I love. love. love. it. Anyway, I’d love to know what everyone else uses, so share with me!

In other news…

Vegan Food of the Day!

I made Vegan Dad‘s biscuits but I made them how the Happy Herbivore makes them. I haven’t gotten to make the pot pie she coupled with them, but I plan to do it soon. At any rate, these are yummy yummy comfort food biscuits and I have happily been enjoying them for breakfasts with some homemade (not by me) peach jam. They are perfectly divine and they remind me of mom’s home cooking!

 

Vegan MoFo: Curried Tomato and Bean Soup October 7, 2009

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Another Vegan Food of the Day blog is upon us! Check it out:

Curried Tomato and Bean Soup! PER-FEC-TION on a blustery autumn day. If you want the recipe, like most of them, I can’t take credit for it, so go here. I guarantee you’ll have all the ingredients for this simple soup on hand, or else I don’t know how you manage to keep yourself alive. I don’t think I can tell you just how much curry makes my life worth living, so I’ll just note that I did probably double the amount that this recipe calls for. Do it to your tastes though, of course. But know that I’m judging you if you use less curry than I do. (Do your taste buds work? I mean seriously… I think curry was specifically handed down from the Divine Consciousness… how could you only want what the recipe calls for?????)

Note from the author: Forgive my food photography skills. I’m aware that they leave something to be desired. So shoot me. Maybe my pics are food porn to the eyes, but as far as my tummy is concerned, these recipes taste good enough to make me think I oughta say a few Hail Mary’s.

Friends you are quickly running out of time! Comment below and you will have a shot at winning a month’s supply of YogaVive Apple Chips! You have to comment to be entered and I want vegan recipes! You’re smart people… put 2 and 2 together, already! You only have until tomorrow!

 

Vegan MoFo: Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread October 5, 2009

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Today’s blog will simply be an episode of Vegan Food of the Day. Enjoy!

There is no season I love more than fall. And I won’t even lie about the reason why.

The food.

I love the hearty comfort foods and I love them even more when they’re VEGAN. So with my day off this week, I felt like hanging out and getting a little Q.T. with my kitchen, in which I just don’t get to hang out enough for my tastes. I made several things but I’m just going to post one thing at a time. Let’s not over-do it, shall we? And besides, you will be in AUTUMN OVERLOAD once you get a taste of this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Bread (recipe found here) so you’ll be happy I’m not making your taste buds explode from ecstasy in one sitting.

I enjoy it with a little pat of Earthly Balance Vegan Buttery Spread and a squirt of agave nectar on top. It is such a heart and tummy warming way to start the day. I’d never made it before but it met all my requirements of being cheap, easy and fast! (like I like my men! … Inappropriate. I’m sorry…) and furthermore, it made my apartment smell deeeeelicious. (In my experience, most men haven’t done that. So… Pumpkin Bread FTW.)

PS: Remember- you still have a few days to comment on any of my blogs, leave me your favorite vegan recipes and be entered to win a month’s supply of YogaVive Apple Chips! You have to comment to be considered!

 

Ringing in Vegan MoFo with a Giveaway! October 1, 2009

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Happy Vegan MoFo!

Today we begin a month long celebration of all things vegan! I’ll be doing my best to blog every week day this month, sharing with you all recipes, stories, tips, testimonials, etc about the vegan life. Are you vegan? I hope that we can share and learn from each other this month! Oh… you’re not vegan? Well hopefully this month will give you a little idea of what it’s like to be a proud vegan and show you (in case you were wondering) that being vegan is not only easy, but fun and delicious too! It’s the guilt free life and I welcome you to share in my experience! All along, I’ll invite comments on my posts from anyone who has questions about making the switch. What are your biggest concerns? What would make the transition easier for you? I’ll be glad to help in anyway!

My goal for this month is to share a vegan anecdote every weekday, and then to share with you my favorite thing I ate each day. I’m a busy girl and I don’t always have time to cook elaborate meals, so a lot of times, you’re going to see really easy, recipe-less foods and snacks here. I’m a pretty healthy eater, and so I’m happy to be showing everyone in the blogosphere that it’s easy to be a healthy, on-the-go vegan!

But just because I’m busy and don’t always get to spend a good amount of time in my kitchen, doesn’t mean that I don’t like to cook a good meal at least once a week. And that’s where you all, and a giveaway, come in! Share with me in the comments your favorite quick and easy vegan recipe (even if you aren’t vegan!) and you’ll be in the running to win a month’s supply of Yogavive Apple Chips! (Also, make sure to check out my review of these yummy snacks!) I will accept entries until October 8th and then I will, with the help of my kitties Lily and Harry Krishna, randomly select THREE lucky winners to receive the prize! So get to it, readers! I want recipes! What’s your favorite vegan recipe, cheap and easy, that I should make this month? Comment, comment, comment!

And so… in the words of Go Vegan’s Bob Linden: Peace now! Go vegan! Peace, how? Go. Vegan.

Vegan Food of the Day!
Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Soup has been keeping me happy and satisfied these first days of fall. The air is crisp and chilly and this soup is all I need to warm myself up from the inside out. When I made it, I used probably twice as much curry as the recipe called for, but that’s just my taste. I also used half home-made pumpkin puree and half canned pumpkin puree, and for that reason I used less veggie stock, since the home-made puree was more watery than the canned. My version ended up being pretty thick, almost chili-like, and that’s just how I like my soup to be. This recipe was fast and easy to make and very easy to adjust to my tastes. I highly recommend it! Plus, if you’re like me and you’re cooking for one, this will make you PLENTY and last you several days, which is always a bonus!