Posts Tagged ‘meatless monday’

A 15 Minute Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

 

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There’s a few reasons why you should know how to make a vegan cheese sauce. First, because a serving of a dairy free version is less than half the calories, it is a great way to reduce fat in your diet and, it cooks up as fast if not faster than the regular version. No grating required!

Most vegan cheese sauces expect you to think ahead and soak a bunch of cashews overnight. We’ve discovered a much faster method. Try this recipe once, fall in love and never have to worry about having one great vegan recipe in your repertoire again.  Continue »



Tofu Scramble for Supper!

 

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Tofu-condensed soy curd pressed into blocks- has been around a long time; scholars believe that it was possibly accidentally discovered and developed around 2,000 years ago by a Chinese cook who mixed soy milk with nigari-seawater with the salt removed. The magnesium chloride that remains in the brine curdles the soy milk and it is then pressed into blocks, then pressed into service in a multitude of ways. Continue »



The Miracle of Mung Beans

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Mung beans are one of the more ubiquitous food staples in Asian cuisine, and are super easy and delicious to prepare at home, in a variety of ways. Also known as Moong beans or green gram, these little beauties are perfectly at home in savoury or sweet dishes, and have been a part of our diet for a long, long time: archaeological digs in Punjab and Haryana indicate that these little green legumes formed a significant part of the diet as far back as 4,500 years, and spread throughout India and become widely cultivated across the continent about 3,500 years ago. Continue »



Baby Steps

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Well the new year is finally upon us, and many of us are still reeling from the past couple weeks of gastronomic excess, and are resolute in our endeavours to get back on track. The list of resolutions may look familiar; after all, New Year’s Day is its own version of Groundhog Day. Haven’t we made these promises before? Most of us accept the idea that getting on the road to good health is one way to lead a happier, more productive life, but we have been on this road before, and have taken short-cuts and detours and have subsequently lost our way to the gym, to yoga, we have strayed from the path to the produce section, bypassing the kale and quinoa only to find ourselves in a drive-thru with a double double rocking the cup holder and a Big Mac wrapper hanging from the emergency break. It happens. Continue »



Make Friends With Fennel

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We have discovered the greatest fennel recipe of all time. You are going to lose your mind when you try it! Also, it is perfect for Meatless Monday… Continue »