Raw Vegan Pasta & Marinara or Peanut Sauce, Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate, Blogs You Read
Posted Mar 03 2010 3:02pm
Hi Bloggie Friends! Well, the week's half over and that's a nice feeling, well for me it is! It seems life is busy and crazy as usual 'round here! I am trying to find my Inner Zen, I tell you! My email box and box of life, so to speak, is always overflowing! And, I am off to teach a hot power yoga class after I publish this little diddy. What's been going on with you on this Vegan Vednesday ? Are you getting excited for Vegan Thursday ? Maybe my recipes today will give you some raw vegan dinner inspirations!
Top the Zuke Noodles with the Marinara Mix it up and voila, dinner is served. The entire raw vegan homemade meal,including appliance cleanup, takes 15-20 minutes.Seriously fast, easy, and delish.
Again For Exact Ingredient Amounts and my Original Recipe, Click Here
Optional Add-In's, Extras, Tips, & Tweaks: Garlic, Onions or other spices you enjoy in the sauce Mushrooms Tofu Meatballs/Sausage Nut/Bean "Burger" Pieces Real Beef or Turkey Meatballs for the non-vegetarian in your life
Use Store-Bought Pasta Sauce Use "Regular" Pasta Noodles but make your own sauce *Plate it up and try it at room temp and if it's not working for you, zap it for45 seconds in the microwave. Sometimes I do this for Scott. You're still getting the benefits of a vegan homemade meal, and you're not cooking the crap out of it nutrients out of it for hours, rather just warming it a bit. If you have a dehydrator , you could also pop your plated meal into the dehydrator and let it warm up that way to preserve the raw status, if that's important to you.
Noodles Then The Vegan Soy-Free Peanut Sauce I made Here Diced & added some other veggies: cukes, red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, sugar snap peas, asparagus..use whatever you have in your veggie drawer. And voila, another awesome Raw Vegan 15 minute Dinner!
For Original Recipe for the Peanut Noodle dish, Click Here
....Put it in a dish.... ...And Nibbled Away on These !
This Chocolate is Chewy, Dark but not Bitter, has the flavor of coconut but it's not overwhelming coconutty...and it's customizable!
Add cinnamon, lots of vanilla extract or not, add orange/lemon/lime zest or extract, the options go on and on! Vegan Homemade Chocolate , Make it Exactly How You Want It and it Take 5 Minutes and then just a few more to set up in the freezer!
Questions 1. Can You Do the Splits? Do You Want to? I love the openness I feel in my hips, hamstrings, and lower back when I go into the splits and when I first started praticing yoga 10 years ago, I has such tight runners' hamstrings and hips that I thought I'd never get there. As I began to scale back the running and increase my yoga, and with a little practice, I got there. What physical fitness goal or challenge do you Have or Would Like to Pursue?
2. Erica of Itzy's Kitchen had someone ask her what blogs she reads every day. I thought that was a great question and I'd love to know what some of your favorite blogs are? Who do you get excited about when you see that blogger has a new post up? For me, there are some bigger-sized blogs that I read and enjoy but there's about 5 blogs or so that I know "everyone reads" but I do not.I learn about these lady's creations & oatmeal recipes when other blogger's talk about them in their posts...haha! I like reading blogs where the author is informative , genuine , humorous , does a decent job, or at least tries a little tiny bit, to respond to reader comments/questions(trust me, I know that this alone can become a full time job!). In short, I read and keep on reading blogs that I just connect or "click" with the author's message and vibe . And since I have 200 blogs in my Google Reader, I am never at a loss for things to read! Not to mention, I am finding new blogs every day to read especially as more people find mine and I click through to theirs...not like I needed more reading material, but hey, it's fun! Who's Blogs do You Read Faithfully and Why Do You Think You Keep Reading?
2. And if you're a reader of someone's blog, do you read in stealth, do you comment, a mixture of both, or how do you decide if you leave a comment or not? It does take time to leave comments but I always try to leave one. And the less word verification the better! That said, sometimes life gets in the way of all aspects of blogging from posting to reading to commenting and we all know this motto: Life First, Then Blogs. Sometimes I need to remind myself of that...haha!
Stay Tuned For My Yoga Retreat Reminder and Some Questions and Mailbox Goodies(and please someone tell me if you frankly don't care what I get in the mail and I'll quit posting about it...haha!). And Now Off to Teach Yoga...