Veg Power

Striving to live a more conscious and clean lifestyle while still having some culinary fun.

Sriracha and sesame brussels sprouts with tofu.

Followed recipe below but added cubed tofu for some more substance. 

Only recommendation would be adding a tsp or corn starch to thicken it up. View high resolution

Sriracha and sesame brussels sprouts with tofu.

Followed recipe below but added cubed tofu for some more substance.

Only recommendation would be adding a tsp or corn starch to thicken it up.

theboredvegetarian:

Sriracha & Sesame Brussels Sprouts
1 lb Brussels Sprouts, trimmed3/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar2-3 Tbsp Sriracha2 1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar1 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds (I used bamboo smoked)1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive OilSalt to tasteDepending on the size of your Brussels spouts, either cut in half, fourths or leave whole.  In a saute pan, heat olive oil.  Add Brussels sprouts, toss in olive oil and season with salt.  Begin to cook over medium/high heat, turning often to brown evenly.  It’s ok if they get a little crisp.  In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, Sriracha, sesame oil and sugar.  Once Brussels sprout are cooked through, turn down heat to medium/low and pour Sriracha mixture over the sprouts.  Toss to coat and turn up heat towards medium/high.  The sauce will begin to bubble, so be careful not too burn.  Once the sauce starts to reduce and get a little sticky to coat the sprouts, remove from heat.  Move to a serving dish and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Looks great! Can’t wait to make! View high resolution

theboredvegetarian:

Sriracha & Sesame Brussels Sprouts

1 lb Brussels Sprouts, trimmed
3/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
2-3 Tbsp Sriracha
2 1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds (I used bamboo smoked)
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt to taste

Depending on the size of your Brussels spouts, either cut in half, fourths or leave whole.  In a saute pan, heat olive oil.  Add Brussels sprouts, toss in olive oil and season with salt.  Begin to cook over medium/high heat, turning often to brown evenly.  It’s ok if they get a little crisp.  In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, Sriracha, sesame oil and sugar.  Once Brussels sprout are cooked through, turn down heat to medium/low and pour Sriracha mixture over the sprouts.  Toss to coat and turn up heat towards medium/high.  The sauce will begin to bubble, so be careful not too burn.  Once the sauce starts to reduce and get a little sticky to coat the sprouts, remove from heat.  Move to a serving dish and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Looks great! Can’t wait to make!

Flesh-eating by humans is unnecessary, irrational, anatomically unsound, unhealthy, unhygienic, uneconomic, unaesthetic, unkind and unethical. May I elaborate?
— HELEN NEARING, Simple Food for the Good Life
Vegan “chicken” pho!

This is the ultimate winter feel good soup and pretty easy to make.

Add some freshly juiced fruits and vegetables on the side and this is a health boost powerhouse. View high resolution

Vegan “chicken” pho!

This is the ultimate winter feel good soup and pretty easy to make.

Add some freshly juiced fruits and vegetables on the side and this is a health boost powerhouse.

White trash vegetarian breakfast!

"Bacon" and egg scramble with a side of nacho cheesy waffle fries. 

I’m a big egg fan on the weekends, but scrambles and omelettes can be dreary. So I regularly will try and change it up a notch. View high resolution

White trash vegetarian breakfast!

"Bacon" and egg scramble with a side of nacho cheesy waffle fries.

I’m a big egg fan on the weekends, but scrambles and omelettes can be dreary. So I regularly will try and change it up a notch.

yackattack:

Cocoa-nut Quinoa Bites
Delicious and easy-to-make, no-bake, Cocoa-nut Quinoa Bites! They even have peanut butter in them. ;)
Find this recipe at Vegan Yack Attack!

Holy crap, I love quinoa, but never even considered it like this!

yackattack:

Cocoa-nut Quinoa Bites

Delicious and easy-to-make, no-bake, Cocoa-nut Quinoa Bites! They even have peanut butter in them. ;)

Find this recipe at Vegan Yack Attack!

Holy crap, I love quinoa, but never even considered it like this!

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
— ALBERT EINSTEIN
Vegan spaghetti and meatballs!
Well, I was going to make a pasta puttanesca, but went with a hybrid standard spaghetti and meatballs instead.  I like to load up pastas so they’re not so boring and there are some added nutritional benefits.  Thinks like faux meatballs and veg sausage add some extra protein.  The peas and spinach add some extra greens into the mix.  Here’s what I made tonight…
What you need…
1 box spaghetti(I use multigrain)
2 cans crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup green olives
2-4 cloves garlic(depending on taste)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 Italian veg sausage links(I prefer Tofurkey brand)
1 package of vegan meatballs(frozen or I made my own using ground “meat” by Gimme Lean, rolling them up into little balls and baking at 400 for 10 minutes)
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup chopped spinach
How to make it…
Boil the pasta, I take it off when it’s considered “al dente” or somewhat still firm.
While that’s happening, chop and sautee the garlic in the olive oil.  When the smell gets strong and the garlic starts to turn gold, add in crushed tomatoes. Add the meatballs and sausage and simmer sauce on medium for 10 minutes.
Add peas, olives, spinach and simmer another 10 minutes or so.  
Add sauce to pasta as desired and devour.   View high resolution

Vegan spaghetti and meatballs!

Well, I was going to make a pasta puttanesca, but went with a hybrid standard spaghetti and meatballs instead.  I like to load up pastas so they’re not so boring and there are some added nutritional benefits.  Thinks like faux meatballs and veg sausage add some extra protein.  The peas and spinach add some extra greens into the mix.  Here’s what I made tonight…

What you need…

1 box spaghetti(I use multigrain)

2 cans crushed tomatoes

3/4 cup kalamata olives

1/4 cup green olives

2-4 cloves garlic(depending on taste)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 Italian veg sausage links(I prefer Tofurkey brand)

1 package of vegan meatballs(frozen or I made my own using ground “meat” by Gimme Lean, rolling them up into little balls and baking at 400 for 10 minutes)

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup chopped spinach

How to make it…

Boil the pasta, I take it off when it’s considered “al dente” or somewhat still firm.

While that’s happening, chop and sautee the garlic in the olive oil.  When the smell gets strong and the garlic starts to turn gold, add in crushed tomatoes. Add the meatballs and sausage and simmer sauce on medium for 10 minutes.

Add peas, olives, spinach and simmer another 10 minutes or so.  

Add sauce to pasta as desired and devour.  

If you’re in the LA area, or on the way there like I was, this spot in Woodland Hills off Hwy 101 is pretty dope.
Tiny, locally owned, great variety of foods. Pictured is a vegan pepper steak wrap, vegan fried chicken wrap, and spicy mint noodles. Excellent!
It’s important we support veg friendly establishments. View high resolution

If you’re in the LA area, or on the way there like I was, this spot in Woodland Hills off Hwy 101 is pretty dope.

Tiny, locally owned, great variety of foods. Pictured is a vegan pepper steak wrap, vegan fried chicken wrap, and spicy mint noodles. Excellent!

It’s important we support veg friendly establishments.

This is the ultimate win. For vegans, vegetarians,…everyone.
Love this stuff!
If you haven’t had quinoa yet, you must. It’s been a huge part of my diet for years now, and this new(ish) one from Trader Joes makes it even more fun and interesting. View high resolution

This is the ultimate win. For vegans, vegetarians,…everyone.

Love this stuff!

If you haven’t had quinoa yet, you must. It’s been a huge part of my diet for years now, and this new(ish) one from Trader Joes makes it even more fun and interesting.

Portabella Pizza!  This is a really cool, creative recipe.  Check out the link. View high resolution

Portabella Pizza!  This is a really cool, creative recipe.  Check out the link.

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.
— LEO TOLSTOY
Vegan soy jerky!!

Another awesome find! Thanks mom! :-) View high resolution

Vegan soy jerky!!

Another awesome find! Thanks mom! :-)

This guy is a 53 year old cab driver.  He’s a raw vegan fitness enthusiast as well.  Really cool and inspirational story from a humble guy.  I’m going to start posting more vids and links in reference to the fitness side of the veg lifestyle, because it’s a real component to the lifestyle and overall good health.  

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