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Living and Raw Foods

Living and Raw Foods

G Living Wondering About a Vegan Diet? (Infographic) Want to know how to be healthy and cruelty-free? No worries—eating vegan is easy! Get all your answers and more with PETA’s “Wondering About a Vegan Diet?” infographic, and don’t forget to share this infographic on Facebook. Are you ready to eat healthy? Pledge to go vegan for 30 days! Embed “Wondering About a Vegan Diet?” <a href=” src=” width=”720″ border=”0″><p>Wondering About a Vegan Diet?

Fatfree Vegan Recipes My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan Don’t you hate it when you get all your ice cream cones filled with batter only to have them tip over and spill in the pan when you try to put them in the oven? I decided to make a pan prototype to bake my cones in to stop the spills and mess! Yup, I made a prototype. And I was going to mass-produce it and sell it on HSN and become a billionaire, er, or at least a thousand-aire. But my dreams were crushed when I realized someone else already designed one. So much for my big break. BUT considering I wasted so much time making my pan, I’m going to show you it anyway. I bought this cheap tin pan from the 99 cent store. I took a sharpie and measured out a 3 x 4 square grid. Once my circles were cut out I just flipped it over and put it on a cookie sheet. Brilliant, right? And just for fun I took a picture of what it looks like from the underside. So there you have it. And now for a 2nd tutorial on how to make Cupcake cones. Fill the cones with batter. Rearing and ready to go.

Your Vegan Mom You guys, the broccoli we talked about? It's not ready yet. It cooks a long time.* In the meantime, let's talk about birthdays. In Desmond's cake from last fall (seven layers!) And last summer, Felix's pumpkin pancakes were held together by yogurt frosting (soy yogurt + raw cashews + maple syrup -> Blend until smooth.) For Grandma, we made multigrain pancakes with layers of lightly sweetened yogurt and berries. To turn our basic pancake recipe multigrain, I used a cup of whole spelt flour, 1/4 cup of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of all purpose, and 1 cup of oats in place of the 2 cups of flour called for. I love birthdays and pancakes and watching my boys snuggled up against their grandma at breakfast. It's been a good day. *(Also, I'm not 100% happy with the recipe yet.

Creating Sacred Space To Better Communicate With The Sacred In Your Life This is another great podcast from Christina Pratt's on sacred space. One point I found really interesting was at about the 18 minute mark when she starts talking about belief structure and how people can struggle with a "Shamanic Worldview" split. Really interesting stuff. Here's the description of the show: Space is inherently sacred, as are all things, as are you. Altars can be indoors or outdoors, permanent or impermanent, portable or part of a place in nature. You can listen to it here. Download the MP3 file here. Sign up for the podcast on iTunes here. Image from irissiva on Flickr Banana-Pineapple Smoothie By Nava · On Nov 01, 2012 With the dearth of fruits in winter, bananas are a good standby. Known for their high potassium content, bananas are also a good source of vitamins and minerals. The optional coconut yogurt makes a thicker, richer-tasting smoothie. Serves: 2 to 3 2 medium ripe bananas, broken into several pieces1 cup orange juice, preferably fresh1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh or canned diced pineappleOne 6-ounce container vanilla coconut yogurt, optional Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smoothly pureed. Enjoy more of VegKitchen’s fruit smoothies. Print This Post

No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it! Monday, September 10, 2007 No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it! It’s been almost a year since NY Times unveiled the secret to the revolutionary No-Knead Bread. And while fads come and go, this certainly is a recipe that has transcended the fickleness of foodies. I firmly believe that every person should bake a loaf of bread at least once in their lifetime. No Knead Bread recipe so insanely brilliant – no sticky fingers, no doughy mess, no intricate measuring, no complicated kneading. So, without further blabbering, I’ve pimped out my son to demonstrate that baking No Knead Bread is so simple a 4-year old can do it. Of course I had to bribe him with 2 temporary tattoos. So, let’s start. 3 cups of bread flour in a big bowl. secret: I sometimes use 1/2c whole wheat flour + 2 1/2c bread flour 1/4 teaspoon of instant yeast: 1 teaspoon of table salt (secret: I use 3/4 tablespoon of kosher salt. Add 1-1/2 cups of lukewarm water. See? Wrap up the no knead bread dough Wet your hands.

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