I am thankful my beloved husband Rick became a vegan in 2011 because it means we can have a longer healthier life together. I am thankful to be able to step out our door and go hiking in a National Park. I am thankful for the gifts the Universe gives me each day. I am thankful to be alive.
I am also thankful to the lovely people who read my blog. Have a wonderful day!
Much Love to ALL!
Quick meal you can make tomorrow especially of you are new to a Vegan Thanksgiving where the animals are thankful you are not eating them 😉
Vegan Stuffing Loaves
mix 1 loaf Food For Life 7 Sprouted Grains cubed & dried, 1 can small olives crushed & crumbled, 1/2 cup celery sliced, 1 small onion diced, 2 cups ground & whole pecans, Fresh Basil and Oregano leaves chopped, 1-2 tbs Braggs Aminos, 2 tbs flax seed mixed with 5 tbs of hot water (egg substitute), Heat 3-4 cups NOT-Chick’n (boullion cubes in hot water) Broth slowly mix Cover loaf with foil then Bake at 350 for 1 hour (bake sweet potatoes at same time) remove foil and bake 15-20 to brown
steamed then stirred in fresh squeeze lemon juice and brown sugar on medium until a glaze formed.
Saute in 1/4 cup olive oil sliced Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Onions, Fresh Basil and Oregano leaves chopped, When mushrooms begin to brown add brown rice flour a little at a time until oil is absorbed. Slowly add NOT-Chick’n Broth until desired thickness is achieved.
Lee’s Organic Vegan Cranberry Walnut Chutney
Vegan Thanksgiving Meal
Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Stuffing Loaf
Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Cranberries
Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Gravy
Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Stuffing Loaf
Whats In Your Shopping Cart
When you become a vegan there are items you keep in the fridge, freezer and pantry than can be combined for a quick fix meal. You no longer have to visit a health food or specialty store to find the items. They are readily available from Safeway, Kroger, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Wegmans etc. as well as wholefoods, Trader Joes etc. (none of the brand names mentioned or photographed in this blog have paid me or given given me their product to be included in my list)
- *Non-Dairy Milk – almond, soy (organic only), cashew, coconut etc.
- Bananas – frozen and fresh
- *Fruits and Vegetables – Frozen and fresh they are the the stable ingredient in every vegan kitchen. When you don’t spend money on animal products (meat, poultry, eggs, dairy etc.) you have lots of cash for produce. The combinations for meals are endless! Mix and match to your hearts content smoothies, salads, soups and more.
- *Brown Rice – everyone has their favorite mine is Lundberg Farms Wild Blend I like the nutty flavor. Brown rice is filling and easy to digest and can become part of a vegan burger mix too.
- *Tempeh – First it tastes waaaayyyy better than tofu second it is easier to digest and get the nutrients. I use it to create vegan chickn strips for Cesar Salad, rice dishes and savory meatless chunks.
- *Chia Seeds – If your sweet tooth alarm sounds during #meatlessmonday these tiny seeds can help you create a quick satisfying dessert with items 1 & 2. They can be added to smoothies for protein and make a great egg substitute for baked goods.
- *Flaxseed – They can be added to smoothies for protein and make a great egg substitute for baked goods. I use them as a binder in my vegan burger mix too.
- Agave and Maple Syrup – A super sweet alternative to sugar. Some sugar is made by using bone char (animal bones) to achieve the color desired for the sugar (Vegan sugar and info about bone char).
Chickpea Sunflower Seed Hummus
*Beans and Legumes – Canned or dried they can be added to salads, vegan burgers, soups, hummus etc. Garbonzo beans aka chickpeas are a great source of protein and a versatile staple in my kitchen. Nothing is wasted, save and chill the water because you can whip it into vegan marshmallow whip. Truth! (recipe posted in blog soon) Cooked red, black, kidney etc. beans smash or whole are another versatile source of protein. Fresh ground peanuts and smashed ripe fruit make tasty spread and
- *Nuts and Seeds – Eaten on the trail by the handful, sprinkled over salads or rice and ground into spreads and dessert bases.
- Tamari Sauce – It is my go to flavoring for homemade salad dressings, soups and rice dishes.
- Dates – They make a great paste for creating quick raw snacks and desserts
- Fruit, Nut and Seed Oils – Olive, sesame, coconut, almond etc. are wonderful for adding delicate flavors to your meals. Lightly sauteed in flavorful oils instead of frying is large amounts of vegetable oils is healthier too.
*Great source of protein without harming any earthlings
I know my fellow vegans and #meatlessmonday regulars have items to add to this list.
We all have our favorite go-to items to feed our bodies and energize our Souls. That is why there is is a comment section below 😉
When Love stands against hate truth will flourish.
~ Lee Hiller