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Tofu 101: Your Guide To All Things Tofu! Readers, meet tofu.

Tofu 101: Your Guide To All Things Tofu!

Tofu, meet readers. Welcome to Tofu 101: a guide to the what, why and how of all things tofu. Class is now in session! What Tofu is made similar to cheese, and starts with extracting soy milk from ground, cooked soybeans. The more the tofu is pressed, the firmer it becomes. Silken tofu is great for adding to smoothies or scrambling like eggs, while firm or extra firm (my fave) is best for using in everyday dishes.

Why Tofu is a great source of protein for those looking for a meat alternative, and it’s also high in calcium, iron and contains no cholesterol. Plus, it’s so versatile! The nutrition and versatility is great, but the TASTE is what I really love. I also really like eating tofu raw, adding it to cold salads and such. What I’m sure you really want to know though is, what’s the texture like? Now, I use a tofu press to press out even more of the water my extra firm tofu comes packed in, just to get it that much more firm, but it’s totally not necessary. How Wok oil. Homemade Raw Vegan Ice Cream Bars!

Yes, another ice cream recipe!

Homemade Raw Vegan Ice Cream Bars!

Funny that I am posting this today, because I started a juice fast this morning! I feel like I really need it because (believe it or not) I have been eating a lot of heavy vegan food lately…Good thing that ice cream does not go bad, coz these little guys will have to wait for me a while in my freezer Anyway, back to the ice cream! I got these cool molds to make ice cream bars at home and I wanted to make a raw vegan version of the classic ice cream I used to eat as a child. My favorite was the white chocolate covered chocolate ice cream! For the chocolate ice cream I used my basic chocolate avocado pudding as a base. Chocolate Pudding Ice cream Base -4 ripe avocados/ 4 ώριμα αβοκάντο -1 cup raw cacao powder/ 1 κούπα ωμή σκόνη κακάο -1 cup agave nectar/ 1 κούπα σιρόπι αγαύης -1/2 cup water/ 1/2 κούπα νερό Blend everything in a high-speed blender until completely smooth and transfer in ice cream molds.

This recipe makes about 10 small ice cream bars. Enjoy! Vegan food photos - Vegan Recipes - Vegan Products - StumbleUpon. Vegan food photos - Vegan Recipes - Vegan Products - StumbleUpon. Green Kitchen Stories & Broccoli Pesto - StumbleUpon.

© 2011 Green Kitchen Stories If I say pesto you say … broccoli?!

Green Kitchen Stories & Broccoli Pesto - StumbleUpon

No, I didn’t think so. Like most people we are normally pretty conservative when we make pesto. For us, it might have something to do with the fact that it is one of Luise’s favorite things to eat. Why change a winning concept? Raw broccoli might sound repulsive to some of you, but it is in fact very good in salads. Broccoli Pesto2 cups of pesto We left out cheese to keep it vegan. 1 large broccoli (around 2 cups)A couple of stems fresh basil or sage1/2 lemon, juice1/2 cup hazelnuts (roasted chickpeas if you’re allergic) 2 cloves garlic1/2 cup olive oil2 tbsp watersalt & pepper Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Luckily Elsa loves vegetables (she always makes her ahmmmm sound whenever we pass the vegetable department), but if you are having problems getting your child to eat greens, pesto is a good trick. Cheeky Kitchen & Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers - StumbleUpon. People.

Cheeky Kitchen & Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers - StumbleUpon

I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got things to do and people relying on you. Hogwash. There is nothing more important than you grabbing your keys, hightailing it to the grocers, and buying everything you need to make these burgers stat. Yes, I said STAT. Thing is, I can prove to you how awesome these burgers are by telling you a story. I was working on a bunch of freelance recipes this morning. Do you see where this is going? Hmmm. And then, good high and holy heck. Topped with tomatoes. Suddenly I realized…Tablespoon wasn’t getting this recipe. Yes, I just said Basil Mayonnaise. Hello? What?! Because I didn’t want to do this to you. These are seriously the best portabella burgers ever.