Veg Power

I defy the stereotypes that being veg means eating boring and being weak and scrawny.

Quick and painless vegan roast!
Faux beef tips
Vegan sausage
Broccoli
Peas
Carrots
Potatoes
Mushrooms
Butternut squash
Brussel sprouts
Onions
Garlic
Drizzled in olive oil 
Marinade (3tbsp olive oil, 3tbsp Worcester,  1tbsp steak sauce, 2tsp seasoning)
Covered in aluminum foil and baked on 375 for an hour.
Uncover and baste with marinade and let cook another 10 or so. View high resolution

Quick and painless vegan roast!

Faux beef tips
Vegan sausage
Broccoli
Peas
Carrots
Potatoes
Mushrooms
Butternut squash
Brussel sprouts
Onions
Garlic
Drizzled in olive oil

Marinade (3tbsp olive oil, 3tbsp Worcester,  1tbsp steak sauce, 2tsp seasoning)

Covered in aluminum foil and baked on 375 for an hour.

Uncover and baste with marinade and let cook another 10 or so.

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.

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.  

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.

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