Veg Power

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

Love this!!! Been subbin for eggs for years. Nice to see this collected. View high resolution

Love this!!! Been subbin for eggs for years. Nice to see this collected.

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Just for fun, wanted to post my new favorite workout tank. Plant built muscle! The back says “Vegan muscle crew”. Love it. 
Get a tank (along with other goodies) at www.veganproteins.com View high resolution

Just for fun, wanted to post my new favorite workout tank. Plant built muscle! The back says “Vegan muscle crew”. Love it.
Get a tank (along with other goodies) at www.veganproteins.com

Homemade Vegan Banh Mi!

Suuuuper easy. Just stir fry some super firm tofu, I made a basic sauce with hoisin,  soy sauce, and sriracha. Sliced up some mango,  cucumber,  carrot, onion, jalepeno. Threw on some shredded green papaya. Diced up rau ram, rau que basil, and cilantro. Quite flavorful. View high resolution

Homemade Vegan Banh Mi!

Suuuuper easy. Just stir fry some super firm tofu, I made a basic sauce with hoisin, soy sauce, and sriracha. Sliced up some mango, cucumber, carrot, onion, jalepeno. Threw on some shredded green papaya. Diced up rau ram, rau que basil, and cilantro. Quite flavorful.

Good morning start!

Who says you have to be scrawny when you’re a veg?! View high resolution

Who says you have to be scrawny when you’re a veg?!

Vegan quinoa burgers!
Here are two different types of homemade quinoa burgers I made.
Black bean quinoa burger 
1 can rinsed black beans
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
Chop up the onions and saute with 1/2 the beans. Add spices (2 tsp steak sauce or steak seasoning, garlic powder, salt n pepper, chili flakes). 
After onions are soft, put mixture in food processor with quinoa. Blend til it becomes a batter consistency. 
Mix with the other half of the beans and stir together until consistently thick. 
Make 2” diameter patties 1” thick and place on well oiled cookie sheet. 
Cook on 350 degrees on one side for 20 minutes then flip them over for another 10 minutes and done!
Garbonzo bean curry quinoa burger
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbsp Curry powder 
1/2 cuo chopped onions
1tbsp flax seeds/3tbsp water mixed
Chop up the onions and saute with 1/2 the beans. Add spices (1tbsp curry powder)
After onions are soft, put mixture in food processor with quinoa. Blend til it becomes a batter consistency. 
Mix with the other half of the beans and stir together until consistently thick. 
Lastly mix in water/flax combination (for consistency and to hold burgers together).
Make 2” diameter patties 1” thick and place on well oiled cookie sheet. 
Cook on 350 degrees on one side for 20 minutes then flip them over for another 10 minutes and done!
Top with condiments of choice. I went with a tahini sauce for the curry patty and a thousand island sauce for the black bean burger.  View high resolution

Vegan quinoa burgers!

Here are two different types of homemade quinoa burgers I made.

Black bean quinoa burger
1 can rinsed black beans
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

Chop up the onions and saute with 1/2 the beans. Add spices (2 tsp steak sauce or steak seasoning, garlic powder, salt n pepper, chili flakes).

After onions are soft, put mixture in food processor with quinoa. Blend til it becomes a batter consistency.

Mix with the other half of the beans and stir together until consistently thick.

Make 2” diameter patties 1” thick and place on well oiled cookie sheet.

Cook on 350 degrees on one side for 20 minutes then flip them over for another 10 minutes and done!

Garbonzo bean curry quinoa burger
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbsp Curry powder
1/2 cuo chopped onions
1tbsp flax seeds/3tbsp water mixed

Chop up the onions and saute with 1/2 the beans. Add spices (1tbsp curry powder)

After onions are soft, put mixture in food processor with quinoa. Blend til it becomes a batter consistency.

Mix with the other half of the beans and stir together until consistently thick.

Lastly mix in water/flax combination (for consistency and to hold burgers together).

Make 2” diameter patties 1” thick and place on well oiled cookie sheet.

Cook on 350 degrees on one side for 20 minutes then flip them over for another 10 minutes and done!

Top with condiments of choice. I went with a tahini sauce for the curry patty and a thousand island sauce for the black bean burger. 

Omega up!!!
Chia seeds
Flax seeds
Hemp oil View high resolution

Omega up!!!

Chia seeds
Flax seeds
Hemp oil

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.

Hearty kale salad with a fresh homemade peanut dressing.
This is the epitome of a healthy and filling salad with a fresh twist on the mundane.  
What you need…
4 cups chopped kale (I used red and green)
1/2 cup diced or thinly sliced onions (red is better but white works too)
1 heaping tbsp of peanut butter or almond butter
2 tbspoons water
2 tbspoons apple cider vinegar
2 tspoons Braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
2 tspoons hoisin sauce
1 clove minced garlic
1 pinch black pepper
1tspoon sriracha or chili sauce (optional)
Mix everything in a large pot, there isnt much liquid but trust me its enough. Covrer and put on stove on high for 2-4 minutes. Then shake it up (with lid on). Pull off stove and uncover immediately. The kale should be only slightly wilted, it’ll wilt a bit more as it cools.
Let sit a few minutes and serve warm. Or put in fridge and serve cold. 
Serve with another moderately light side like cubed tofu or faux chicken breast. View high resolution

Hearty kale salad with a fresh homemade peanut dressing.

This is the epitome of a healthy and filling salad with a fresh twist on the mundane. 

What you need…
4 cups chopped kale (I used red and green)
1/2 cup diced or thinly sliced onions (red is better but white works too)
1 heaping tbsp of peanut butter or almond butter
2 tbspoons water
2 tbspoons apple cider vinegar
2 tspoons Braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
2 tspoons hoisin sauce
1 clove minced garlic
1 pinch black pepper
1tspoon sriracha or chili sauce (optional)

Mix everything in a large pot, there isnt much liquid but trust me its enough. Covrer and put on stove on high for 2-4 minutes. Then shake it up (with lid on). Pull off stove and uncover immediately. The kale should be only slightly wilted, it’ll wilt a bit more as it cools.

Let sit a few minutes and serve warm. Or put in fridge and serve cold.

Serve with another moderately light side like cubed tofu or faux chicken breast.

Thanks again Whole Foods! 
Vegan roasts.  Some potatoes,  onions, carrots, herbs, and you have a great dinner! View high resolution

Thanks again Whole Foods!

Vegan roasts.  Some potatoes,  onions, carrots, herbs, and you have a great dinner!

Vegan Caesar Salad! 
It’s been a long time since I’ve had this. What a treat to find the dressing. With faux chicken breast strips and homemade croutons.  View high resolution

Vegan Caesar Salad!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had this. What a treat to find the dressing. With faux chicken breast strips and homemade croutons. 

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.

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