I wish it was already fall! This morning I made a Pumpkin Banana Smoothie!! It was so delicious... and full of fiber! Not to mention potassium, beta carotene, magnesium, and even iron!
Blend all of the ingredients together!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Yesterday I was inspired to make this delicious easy vegan basil pesto! (The basil plants in the backyard have been doing so well and had such a heavenly scent... couldn't hold myself back!!)
The original recipe called for parmesan cheese... but there are always substitutions! :) Here is the recipe:
- 1 c. basil leaves
- 1/8 c. Vegan Parmesan Cheese (by Oh She Glows)
- 1/8 c. pine nuts
- 1/8 c. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 T. lemon juice
Enjoy over pasta, bread, crackers, or use to garnish a salad!
It was absolutely delicious! However, it did not last long... next time I will be making at least twice as much! :)
Monday, August 9, 2010
Today I finally made it back Hot Yoga Valencia!! The class was awesome, and it had about 20 people in it! After discovering hot yoga 3 years ago in college, nothing else has made me feel as amazing as this does! It is the perfect workout... stretching, toning, sweating, lengthening, stress-relieving, and more!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Today, one of my best friends Nicole and I finally decided to finally have our long talked-about "baking day!" After an awesome morning hike at Vasquez Rocks County Park, We went to the local health food store, "The Whole Wheatery" to pick up a few ingredients... vegan carob chips & vegan margarine. Then we headed into the kitchen and came up with some DELICIOUS gluten-free, dairy-free cupcakes... topped with vegan icing!
These will definitely be made again!
Recipe adapted from Vanilla Cupcakes from "Cooking with Coconut Flour"
- 6 tablespoons vegan margarine (original recipe called for butter)
- 6 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 c. Earth Balance
- 2 c. of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 T of almond milk
*Notes to self:
-Make the reduced sugar version of the cupcakes, which calls for just 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon powdered stevia (or perhaps agave instead?), and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk.
-Find substitution for eggs...
-Search for more cupcake recipes to try! :)