So I’m basically an avocado addict. I admit it. I can eat one a day. Two if they weren’t so pricey here on the East Coast. Over the years I learned how to know when they’re perfectly ripe, and how to slice and dice ‘em quick and easy with a knife. Well, today on my search for a citrus juicer at Bed, Bath, and Beyond I bumped into this nifty device. I bought it not really expecting it to be more than a gimmick and that I’d probably take it back after I realized I can do better on my own with a simple knife. Well, I was very, very wrong. I got home and plucked an avocado out of a bag on top of my fridge and was done preparing that sucker in about 15 seconds (and that was my first try with the device)! This is gonna save me a lot of time and I think I’m in love too!
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Hearty Italian-Style Vegan Tofu Scramble June 24, 2014
Simple dish but so delish!
Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread (really this is for flavor and not necessary…unless flavor is necessary to you!)
Chopped Onion (fresh or frozen, I use frozen ’cause I’m lazy!)
Spinach (fresh or frozen, yup frozen again here! So sue me!)
Mushrooms (stay away from canned unless your crazy and like those gross critters! Keep it fresh!)
MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patties (not sure if this is vegan, but close enough! Oh yeah, thaw these and chop them!)
Kalamata Olives (I love Trader Joe’s brand!)
Fresh Chopped Basil (or What the hell, just rip it with your fingers!)
1 Package Extra Firm Tofu
Butter the pan. Add everything but the tofu into frying pan and let cook down. (Just wing it as far as amounts go. Whatever your heart and stomach and eyes tell you.) Add crumbled tofu and let simmer until liquid is evaporated. Salt and pepper to taste (but you might not need salt since the olives, Earth Balance, and “sausage” have enough).
There you go! Simple enough for Simpletons! Oh, of course, last step is to eat many servings as your heart’s content.
Re-veganizing…with Veestro! June 22, 2014
Okay, so I’ve pretty much fallen off the strict plant-based wagon over the last few months. I feel a bit like a hypocrite since I’ve continued to blog about it and even tell others how effective a vegan diet is while secretly hitting up Burger King late nights for Double Whoppers and local Puerto Rican restaurants for pernil (a melt in your mouth pork shoulder). Yes, I know what this means to Bible thumping vegetarians world-wide: Veggie Hell!
Well, for a lot of reasons (many personal) I just lost interest in my health and a basic heave-ho for life. I stopped any kind of fitness and even slacked with my meditation. Also, I’ve been completely overwhelmed with work, my master’s program, and moving twice in one year! It’s been hectic for me and I basically ate what was convenient and whatever I craved (which was usually some fat-laden, greasy, or fried animal product).
Each time I tried to battle the inertia created by letting go of my ideals I kept slipping back all over again. The gravity of the old, mainstream ways of eating was powerful and my desire for those yummy plant-based meals I used to devour and adore was just a little flicker.
So my master’s program is almost wrapped up. The school year ends for me on Monday so I won’t be teaching for the summer and can finally catch my breath and take stock on some of the lessons I’ve learned through this crazy year.
I decided to seek a little help in getting back into the swing of things with Veestro. I found out about Veestro a couple months ago but wasn’t sure if I was willing to spend the money on a meal delivery service. Well, after much deliberation, I decided it was worth it. I ordered their 21 Day Challenge 1 Meal per Day + Juice Cleanse Pack, which is one meal a day plus some juices. I plan on offsetting my one meal with homemade smoothies, a daily salad, and lots of fresh fruit, and distilled water. Plus, I still have my tride and true local hotspot restaurants for some of my favorite take-out orders or nights out on the town.
I’m not looking to lose any weight or anything since I haven’t gained much. Just my sense of vitality.
I’ll keep you all posted every once in a while about how well I do.
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