Busy life!

So I do have to start by saying sorry for the lack of updates! I’ve been so busy , I just didn’t have ti time to update my blog!. But if you take the time and go visit my youtube page,  or simply just click on a image below and it will take you to your destination :D.   Here are a couple of images to tantalize your taste buds. so click away and enjoy!!!!

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The KIND Vegan BUTTER

I am so happy with the results of this butter. Not only is it smooth and creamy, but it tastes so close to the real thing! I love creating dishes especially if it helps non vegans transition to a healthier vegan lifestyle. No more excuses, there are so many great recipes out there like this one that makes it so easy for you. Give it a try! I promise you will not regret it .

This creamy goodness is made with cold-pressed  virgin coconut oil and the almighty  avocado oil.  Coconut oil – a stable saturated fat, and a rich fruit-based source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Simply a rich source of the ‘good fats’.

So here is the link to my Kind vegan butter enjoy everyone!!!

APPLE SAGE CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND CHEESE VEGAN SEITAN SAUSAGE – HOT DOGS RECIPE!!

Coming from an Italian household, sausage was always on the menu! So I had to get cracking and figure how I can make sausages for my family that don’t taste like the store bought *FAUX MEATS* that are out there. Not that they’re aren’t good, but when you come from a family that made homemade sausages, those really don’t compare! So I had to roll up my sleeves and create something that I could make that would satisfy my family, especially my husband. You know the saying…If Mikey likes it!!!

Here is one I make that everyone really enjoys, and I didn’t put much heat in it so my grandchildren could enjoy them too. I always say, just add some heat later if you want them nice and hot, or extra spicy. Here is the link where you can follow step by step.

APPLE SAGE CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND CHEESE VEGAN SAUSAGE – HOT DOGS RECIPE!!

These sausages go great like a hotdog in a bun or just cut them up and throw them in a pan, cooked in a little red wine. They were simply delicious!
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Thank you and enjoy everyone buon appetito!!

 

VEGAN PIEROGIES!!!

Well if you`re anything like me, frustrated whenever you try to find some vegan pierogies at a grocery store, and there are none to be found except for potato and cheddar cheese!!!  I can never find any that are vegan for my famly to eat.

Well that`s when you put your foot down and just simply make your own vegan batch; and I promise it is super easy!  That`s right! You can totally make your own!!! The best thing is they`re not hard to make at all, and takes very little time.

Coming from an Italian family, we make pasta with our eyes closed ( making them is similar to an Italian ravioli :D, except leave out the egg from the dough). All we needed was to add potato in the pierogi rather than ricotta.  Making vegan recipes isn`t difficult at all and healthier than non vegan food.

This recipe does inclue a vegan cream cheeze that I add to the mixture, it will be included in the video.

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And to top your pieogies here is my vegan sour cream video link!!! Don`t let me be the one to say how good it is…just try it!!! 😀

This recipe with the potato and cilantro, is one of my family`s favorites! So enjoy guys and leave me a comment if you try them. Double that batch and throw some in the freezer Pierogi recipe link!!

Small note : If you don`t have a hand cranked pasta machine …( I recommend you definitely need to get one,  every house hold needs one hehehehe:D ), you can always simply roll out the pasts with a rolling pin. I am sure if you look around you can even find a second hand one pasta machine. New would go for approxitmetly $80.00 dollars and up.  What`s life without a pasta machine!

Italian RAW VEGAN Biscotti

Sometimes it takes several tries to come up with the recipe you can say you are proud of. Not these babies, I hit the nail on the head first shot!  I can say they are simply delicious and something to brag about!

These beauties will deliciously last for a week or two, though they won’t last that long that I  will tell you for sure. They’re a real show stopper when you have people over and you tell them you didn’t cook them, especially when you  have your guest  dunk them into some yummy creamy cold raw almond milk.

 

So here is the link to one of  the best RAW vegan biscotti you will ever set your chops on RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI Enjoy!!

Making Kombucha!

We’ve been addicted to kombucha from day one. Not only is it loaded with probiotics it is so much fun to make — It has a nice tart green apple taste to it,  with an underlying sweetness that keeps it all together. And fizzy!  Can you believe that something this delicious could actually be made from  some tea? What’s exciting is you can make it at home with only a few ingredients.

Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea, which you will then ferment. You will need a    “SCOBY” , that you can purchase or start from scratch. The Scoby (mushroom ) isknown as   “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.”

The scoby bacteria and yeast will  eat most of the sugar in the tea, transforming the tea into a refreshingly fizzy, slightly sour fermented (but mostly non-alcoholic) beverage that is relatively low in calories and sugar. That is loaded with so many heath benefits.

Here is how I make it  Part One    Part two enjoy!!!

Here are a few and I mean only a few of the health benefits.  Kombucha is wonderful at supporting the body in so many ways ways. It isn’t a magic pill, but it helps the body function well by supporting:

  • liver detoxification
  • improved pancreas function
  • increased energy
  • better digestion
  • improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression)
  • kills Candida (yeast)
  • helps nutrient assimilation
  • weight loss

These are only some of the benefits…it helps with acne, warts, wrinkles, weight control, hair loss, hypertension, digestive and intestinal disorders, cancer, arthritis, high cholesterol, MS, Arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, gall bladder difficulties,
gall stones,strengthens immune system, allergies, tonsillitis, gout, rheumatism, respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, kidney and urinary stones, headaches, memory,nervousness, insomnia, stress,low energy,fatigue,diabetes, glandular imbalances, weak eyes, impotence, helps counter difficulties associated with aging and is thus used as a longevity elixir. Kombucha has a strong antibiotic, antiseptic, and detoxifying properties. It has a blood PH normalizer and assists the body in stabilizing metabolic processes…

 

RAW VEGAN BURGER PATTY RECIPE!!! Meatless

Oh boy, these are so yummy! Not only are they really fun and easy to make, they are equally as fun and easy to eat. They do get a tad messy, but I trust you can handle this… and to top it off enjoy them! These burgers are LOADED with health benefits!

All that is in these burgers and fries is a whack load of vegetables, spices and walnuts. It is as easy as throwing your ingredients in the food processor, forming patties in your hands, tossing them into the dehydrator and VOILA! A gourmet raw food meal in no time! It’s pretty much that easy. Look at the colours, and best part it is holding all it’s nutrients because we didn’t detroy them with heat so give them a go!

Throw them on a portabello mushroom, or make a bed with some romaine leaves! Top them with ur favorite condiments, or try some raw ones 😀

Simple easy and fresh! Here’s the link! ( RAW VEGAN BURGER PADDY! ) enjoy!!!

 

DREAMCYCLE Cashew yogurt!!! Greek style

This yogurt is so good that it feels more like a dessert! It is rich and full-bodied just like a Greek yogurt, but rather than a animal based product, it is completely  plant based.  It is so much better for you, the animals and the planet!

So give this yogurt a try! It is so creamy, and every mouthful is bursting with fresh and very comforting flavors; guaranteed that everyone will love it.

Here’s the link ( Dreamcycle yogurt Greek style )  enjoy!!!

Cheap fast easy Eco-friendly laundry soap!

If you’re like me always trying to save a dollar, you always try to cut back, so 5 years ago I made my very first batch of DIY eco friendly vegan laundry soap!  I really didn’t think that it would last so long like the posts I read had said, but to my surprise it did, helping me save all kinds of money! But what really was a surprise was how well it cleaned my clothes.

So after many years of playing around with it, I managed to make a few different types to suit my needs and pocket book.  Being vegan I also wanted to make sure the products I used were cruelty free and not tested on animals. That was a must!

You only need to use 1 t0 o2 heaping rounded tablespoons per load, but you can  experimented and find the perfect amount to use with each load to fit your needs.

This recipe removes stains, leaves clothes very clean, & my whites are bright too (I do use borax on my whites sometimes as well)

This recipe is also great for sensitive skin. Most commercial laundry detergents are full of chemicals and are very harsh on the skin.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe. It`s my fast version, or when I am out of borax.  I will also upload some more types I make soon! So please enoy and let me know how you like it!

You can choose your own soap, scent ,  how much of one thing or the other & completely personalize this recipe. It’s very forgiving and customizable to your needs and wants.

So here is the link ( eco_friendly laundry soap ) I hope you give it a try!

 

 

CHEAP EASY LOW FAT HEALTHY VEGAN SWEET POTATO LASAGNA

Here’s a great way to make an easy and delicious low fat, pasta-free, gluten-free lip smacking lasagna dish.

We don’t all have the time to make homemade pasta from scratch; so when you’re having a last minute craving for a nice hot dish of lasagna, this recipe is perfect for you! (Especially during our cold winters in Canada). Ready-made lasagnas are easily accessible at the grocery store, but are full of ingredients that are damaging to our health.  Most of the time I eat raw vegan food, but I was craving a nice hot dish of lasagna rather than a cold raw one.potatoe lasagna1

I figured I would take all my raw ingrendients I would normally use to make my raw dish and simply bake it in the oven. I also ended up throwing in some lentil, making it a more robust dish. And let me tell you, you will be pleasantly surprised! It was just out of this world! I couldn’t belive how great and delicious it turned out!  Give it a try and leave
me a comment letting me know how you enjoyed it.

Here is the link to my youtube video on making a CHEAP EASY LOW FAT HEATHY VEGAN SWEET POTATO LASAGNA.

Enjoy!