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Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake!

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake!

8 Fabulously Flavoured Veggie Burger Recipes … Veggie burgers aren´t just for vegetarians. Even meat eaters can try them for a change! There are so many delicious veggie burger recipes that you don´t need to buy the ready-made version. Plus you can make more than you need, and freeze the rest for another time. Beans make excellent veggie burgers, because they add moistness once mashed up, and are substantial and filling. Becoming a Vegetarian People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution. Others have made the switch because we want to preserve Earth’’s natural resources or because we’’ve always loved animals and are ethically opposed to eating them. Thanks to an abundance of scientific research that demonstrates the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet, even the federal government recommends that we consume most of our calories from grain products, vegetables and fruits. And no wonder: An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet. A vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer. Why go veg? You’ll ward off disease. You’ll keep your weight down. You’ll live longer.

My Little Celebration | A Celebration of Healthy Food and Living PETA Prime: Celebrating Kind Choices Sprinkled with Flour VeganYumYum My Vegan Pantry One of the requests I receive often is to write a post on building a vegan pantry, providing a list of the ingredients that I use the most. I’m a bit embarrassed by how long this post has taken me to put together, but as they say, better late than never. Or is it better never than late…heh. This post is by no means exhaustive (nor do I think you need all or even most in your own pantry), but it does highlight many of my favourite foods that I have relied on for about 3 years now. Feel free to use it as inspiration for your own pantry. This post will also be linked from the top of the blog (see: “My vegan Pantry”) for easy access. My best tip for building a pantry is to buy in bulk whenever possible whether in store, online, and/or via a buying club such as with ONFC (see my note below for discussion). Grains: Pearled BarleyCouscousRolled, Old-Fashioned OatsShort-grain brown riceMilletWild & brown riceSpeltberriesNot shown: Farro, kamut & brown rice pastas Some of my fav flours: Vinegars:

The Modern VEGETARIAN - Recipes Healthful Pursuit Vegan Appetite: Iron Chef Challenge for Vegan MoFo: Apple Peanut Butter Fritters You can probably guess the special ingredients: apples and peanut butter. Everyone knows that dipping an apple in a peanut butter is a quick and easy snack, but for this challenge I drew on one of my childhood favorites, apple fritters. These are super easy and can be adjusted for however many you want to make. Here’s the basic recipe. Apple Peanut Butter FrittersMakes 16 fritters2 large McIntosh apples2 – 3 tablespoons peanut butter1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoonPinch ground cinnamonPinch salt1/2 cup soy milk1 tablespoon maple syrupconfectioners’ sugar for sifting, maple syrup for servingoil for deep fryer or skillet Heat the oil in a deep fryer (or skillet) to about 365 degrees. Core the apples, then cut each one into 16 slices. Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Working in batches, dip the apple slices into the batter then gently place in the fryer. Psssst….drop the peanut butter and you’ll still have amazing apple fritters, perfect for fall!