Vegan Lunch Box Farmgirl Fare Distressing Salad Dressings With Artificial Additives Some government agencies have decided that it is just fine to add several substances to processed edible products. Many of them are things that we wouldn't normally recognize as food. There are more than 1,400 different approved food additives listed in Codex Alimentarius, ("food book") of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the World Health Organization whose main purpose is "to protect the health of consumers". The list includes additives to color food, to stabilize color or retain color, as well as others to keep food from caking, or foaming or doing something else that it might really want to do in its natural state. Other additions may emulsify, liquefy or firm a product, or cause a mixture to gel or glaze. There are also additives to keep food moist, additives to keep food food dry and at least one to fight foaming-- which is something that apparently needs to be fought. It seems like most commercially-made salad dressings have more than their fair share of additives.
VeganYumYum Straight Up Food — Healthy and delicious vegan recipes using no salt, sugar or oil. Finding a granola that doesn’t contain oil is nearly impossible. This is another food that can be perfectly delicious (and still crunchy) without added oil. Making your own homemade granola is very easy, and you don’t even need a food dehydrator. Ingredients ½ cup water 3 ounces dates, pitted and quartered (about 6 medjool or 12 deglet) 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1¼ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats ½ cup raisins ½ cup sliced almonds (optional) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking: 55 to 60 minutes Makes: 3½ cups NOTES Juice instead of water: For added sweetness and flavor, try substituting the water with any unsweetened fruit juice (like orange, tangerine, pineapple or apple). What is granola? Above: I use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so the granola doesn’t stick to the pan during baking. Above: Granola can be made in a food dehydrator or an oven.
International Vegetarian Union BitterSweet Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta My friend, Laurie, gave me this recipe from an old "Vegetarian Times." It is FANTASTIC! I took the completed product to a friends cocktail party and it was a hit! No one would have known it was vegan if I hadn't told them. I made it a couple of hours ahead. The lemon juice in the recipe kept the avocados from turning brown. Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta 2 T. lemon juice 2 T. red wine vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 t. salt 1/2 t. red pepper flakes 1/2 t. dried oregano 1/4 t. ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and cubed baguette, sliced and toasted Combine lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, oregano, and black pepper in bowl. Serves 6
Manifest Vegan: Vegan and Gluten Free Recipes Vegan Recipes by Angela Liddon | Oh She Glows Living and Raw Foods: The largest community on the internet for living and raw food information Married …with dinner Light Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe @CDKitchen 1/4 cup water3 tablespoons rice wine or white wine vinegar1 tablespoon sesame tahini1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce2 teaspoons sugar2 teaspoons finely chopped beni shoga (pickled ginger), drained OR1 teaspoon grated ginger root1 clove garlic, minced1/8 teaspoon black pepper4 cups shredded Chinese (Napa) cabbage or lettuce2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey1 cup carrots cut into julienne strips1 cup pea pods, halved lengthwise1 cup seeded cucumber cut into julienne strips1 cup red sweet pepper cut into julienne strips1/2 cup sliced green onions1 package (3-ounce size) low-fat ramen noodles For dressing, in blender container or food processor bowl combine water, vinegar, tahini, soy sauce, sugar, beni shoga or gingerroot, garlic, and pepper. Cover and blend or process till smooth. In a large salad bowl toss together cabbage or lettuce, chicken or turkey, carrots, pea pods, cucumber, sweet pepper, and onions. With hands, break noodles over salad.