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5 course Valentine's Day Dinner for The Boyfriend. by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan The Boyfriend is not easy to buy gifts for, but he loves good food, so I made this meal for him for Valentine's Day.  Note, there is some meat in this meal.  I am still vege ... Read on »
Listen to my son on the radio!! by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan My 22 year old son is an amazing musician!  Please, click here NOW (around 9:40 EST TIME).. His band, People Like You is going to be streaming on 92.5 The River ... Read on »
Meatless Monday: 2 Point Winter Tabouli by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I love tabouli so much.  In fact, bulgur is one of my comfort foods.  If you are shopping for bulgur, make sure to get the whole, cracked wheat, not the instant bulgur ... Read on »
Chipotle Egg Tacos : 7 Weight Watcher Points. by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Now, I'm not a fan of eggs unless it's The Boyfriend's Japanese Rice and Eggs , so I make my breakfast tacos with either Dry Fried Tofu , Beans, or my Mexi-Base . ... Read on »
1 Point Vegan Strawberry Frozen Yogurt in your Food Processor! by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 frozen banana, chunked 1/2 cup almond milk kefir (or soy kefir )  stevia to taste pinch salt Read on »
I've joined Weight Watchers... I'm ready to take control of my life again! by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Last Friday, I decided to go back to Weight Watchers.  I have had great success with it in the past, and I need all the help I can get right now.  As many of you know, ... Read on »
I LOVE my savory, plant-based breakfast. by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Spicy, warming, savory, and filling, beans and veggies make me oh so happy when I eat them for breakfast! I cooked up a pot of Cajun Black Eyed Peas this morning ... Read on »
Daikon, Cremini, Tofu, and Snap Pea Fried Rice (in other words, using leftovers!) by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I also had some Dry Fried Tofu Brown rice from the freezer (I make a big batch and freeze it in 1 or 2 cup portions. To make this meal, I blanched some snap peas, the ... Read on »
Simple blender green juice and leftover pulp uses. by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I made a quick blender juice this morning (pic taken with my phone) and wanted to share how I did it. I'm not a huge fan of juicing. I'm more of a smoothie girl, bu ... Read on »
4 Ingredient Vegan Dill Pickle Chickpea Burgers by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Yesterday, I made Dill Pickle Roasted Chickpeas and asked that you save the reserved pickle brine for future use.  This is the future! I used my 3 Ingredient ... Read on »
Dill Pickle Roasted Chickpeas by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan We buy #10 cans of chickpeas at Costco to have on hand, and this morning I opened one.  Now, I normally cook my own chickpeas from scratch, but sometimes, it's nice to ... Read on »
Super Healthy Chipotle Citrus Black Bean Burritos by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I made a batch of chipotle-citrus black beans today (dried beans cooked with a by leaf, then mixed with a mixture of 2 onions, 5 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp cumin, 2 tbsp ch ... Read on »
Simple Kale Salad with Avocado by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan This is my breakfast on this cold, January day and it is delicious! I have a busy day ahead, and I need some lasting fuel that will energize me! Since I will only h ... Read on »
5 Spice Oatmeal Pear Ginger Mini-Muffins and Birthday Road Trip! by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Tomorrow is my 42 birthday! I can't believe it!  I am picking up my oldest son in Portsmouth tomorrow morning, and we are driving to Keene to see my youngest son and h ... Read on »
Carrot Soup with Candied Clementine Pecans and Croutons. by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We had quite the holiday excursion, going to New Jersey and Vermont and squeezing in 5 Xmas's over several days... I was at ... Read on »
Dec. Pantry Challenge: Cabbage, White Beans and Potatoes with Thyme and Coconut Oil by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Growing up, one of my favorite comfort meals was tofu and zucchini sauteed with thyme and tamari, served over bulgur.  I would add some cottage cheese to it sometimes ... Read on »
Dec. Pantry Challenge: Blueberry Smoothie by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan This smoothie is creamy, delicious and oh so healthy. I used very well cooked white beans and water in place of non-dairy milk.  I like to use beans in smoothies for ... Read on »
Dec. Pantry Challenge: Chickpea Flatbread Banh Mi by Melody P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I LOVE Tofu Banh Mi's ; they might be one of my favorite things to eat ever!  Unfortunately, the crusty white bread is not a healthy thing for me to eat on a regular ... Read on »