Category Archives: Fast & Easy

Veggies & Chickpeas over Quinoa with a Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Rice Wine Vinegar Sauce

Tasty concoction…! Onions and garlic sautéed in dark sesame oil, add asparagus, red and yellow bell peppers, mushrooms and chickpeas, a soy sauce, dark sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and crushed red pepper mix to the pan…serve over quinoa, Yum
The recipes is Here, Enjoy!

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Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Tasty curry chickpeas sautéed up and served over basmati rice..yummmmmm! If you like you can serve with a dollop of plain coconut milk yogurt to balance the earthiness flavors..but I like the earthiness 😉 Enjoy! The recipe is Here

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Pan Seered Polenta w/Chipotle Black Beans, Guacamole & Cilantro

A friend of mine that flies for the same airline i fly for, though he’s a Captain(!), sent this to me yesterday “Visited Monticello today with my crew and saw this quote by Jefferson & I thought of you – ‘Anticipating healthy living advice that would be extolled 2 centuries later, Jefferson wrote “I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that…as a condiment for the vegetables which constitute my principal diet” ‘ ”
If you struggle with going completely plant based, T.Colin Campbell author of The China Study, too, recommends animal products 10% or less resulting in the same health benefits.
Thank you John for sharing Jefferson 🙂

This is a hit of an appetizer and SO Fresh, SO Easy!

Slice and brown a tube of polenta in a skillet in olive oil, or veggie broth if you want to save calories.
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Then drain and rinse a can of black beans, mix with a jar of chipotle salsa, top with guacamole and fresh cilantro, Voila!
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The smoky black bean, cool guacamole, fresh cilantro combo atop the browned polenta…YUM!!
The recipe is Here, Enjoy!

Brown Rice Grilled Veggie Bowl Mexican Style

Have you ever been to Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale?…we’ve got them here in Charleston and they are serving up some tastiness, cool atmosphere with LOTS of vegan options.

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This is what I had, so easy to recreate at home! It’s a layer of brown rice, skillet black beans cooked in Mexican seasonings and a little veggie broth so it doesn’t stick to the skillet, grilled veggies, served with fresh salsa and guacamole on top. Yum! Who feels like Mexican tonight!?

Thai Peanut Noodles….Vegan on the Road

Guess what I’ve been doing?….you’ll never guess….I just finished training in the CRJ700 for Delta Connection…how excited am I?….!
I was laid off several years ago like many pilots were. I took that opportunity to stay home with my sons during high school. One is moving on to Australia, the other off to college. And the airlines happen to be in a hiring window.
As several of my friends have heard, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!..
Before I get off track too much, what does this have to do with eating vegan?..
Look what I found…By the way, training was 8 weeks in a hotel room with a microwave & mini-fridge..
Check these out:

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I found these in wal-mart, shocked me. And since, I’ve found them in the Asian or International isle of any grocery store I’ve gone into. The great thing is it comes with everything you need minus a fork, and guess what, it’s vegan! Pretty much every airport, hotel or office has a microwave and the packets don’t require scissors to open or anything more than 2 Tblsps of water….which I eyeball.
You can put them right in your bag, because they don’t require refrigeration!
I hope they come in as handy for you as they are for me …;)

3 Ingredient Cookies!..YUMMY

A friend of mine turned me onto these little numbers through SkinnyTaste.com!  What to do with a couple over ripe bananas..throw in some oatmeal, fold in walnuts (or in my case glazed pecans because that’s what I had..) and Voila!  Breakfast, lunch or snack on the go 😉

Banana Oatmeal Glazed Pecan Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Glazed Pecan Cookies

For me the glazed pecans worked out well..cause I like brown sugar in my oatmeal and it replicated that, worked out perfectly lol

YUM!  Enjoy, the Recipe is Here!

 

Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth

Oh My….

Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth

Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth

All I can say is YUM…soooooo good!

The Recipe is Here 😉