Tempeh is a mainstay in our home and can almost always be found in our fridge. It is very versatile. It has a nutty flavor and easily takes on other flavors. It's a great meat replacement and has many health benefits! Plus, it's extremely affordable which is always welcomed!
Today I thought I'd time myself and try to come up with something fabulous to eat. In less than 30 minutes the house smelled wonderful, my stomach was growling and I was taking a picture of this delicious meal. Organic tempeh creates a delicious "taco" base, season it to perfection, add fresh organic vegetables to top it off and a meal is made. Filling, healthy, nutritious and delicious!
Ground Tempeh via Ninja!
Tempeh and vegetable mixture over chips.
Fresh out of the oven.
Summer Fresh Tempeh Nachos
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10-15 minutes Total Time: 20-25 minutes!
This recipe is a must try and a for sure keeper! Jerry and I typically make homemade almond milk but I thought I'd try cashew milk! Take raw cashews, add water, blend and you are done! How easy is that? It takes less than 5 minutes, has 2 ingredients and 2 steps! How fabulous!
It's really good by itself. It can be used as a replacement to coffee creamer and milk. Feel free to add your favorite flavoring and sweetener! Some of my favorite sweeteners are stevia, dates and agave!
Cashews are sometimes referred to as "Natures Vitamin Pill" and are best in there raw state. Cashews hold 5 grams of protein per ounce, are high in fiber, and have very high levels of the essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese! I knew I liked these for a reason, pass me some cashews please! :)
Tip: If you soak the cashews overnight, it will be even creamier!
Veggie burgers are a staple in our home. I used to buy them at the store and then started experimenting with making them at home. I love making them because they are very forgiving plus it's really easy to mix up the ingredients and come up with many variations!
"JJ's Patties" were inspired with my step-son in mind, focusing on good digestion and high nutrition. The smell and taste are irresistible and Jerry and I can't help but eat one or two. JJ will look at our plate with a look indicating "what do you think you are doing?" haha! Therefore...they are JJ's Patties!
I typically pre-cook all of the patties and then freeze the extras so I have them on hand for any occasion. Use your favorite toppings and throw it on a bun, lettuce or enjoy as is!
Toppings used above:
Sliced Red Onion
Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
IT WAS THE BOMB!
I've always loved pizza but don't always like the way I feel after eating it. I decided to create a gluten free crust with out yeast or oil. The secret? The magical zucchini! The zucchini is the secret as it locks in the moisture. This pizza crust is a great starter for many fun creations. It's super quick and easy! Plus it will leave you filling full, satisfied and recharged!
Fun insight: Quinoa dates back thousands of years ago. It "was the gold of the Incas" and is a complete protein rich in all 9 essential amino acids with twice as much fiber as other grains. Not only that but it's high in iron, magnesium, manganese, lysine and B2! Every time I eat quinoa my body feels incredibly satisfied. I can instantly feel the benefits and it always leaves me coming back for more!
Flippin' delicious and you don't feel weighed down! YES!
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes
See the heart? I picked fresh basil leaves from the garden and noticed the beautiful surprise upon cleaning the leaves. It looks like a critter ate it's heart out - literally! :)
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Are you looking for something healthy and delicious to eat this Memorial Day? I know I am! Here are some recipes I recommend so you can have a herberiviffic time!
Why not start out with something light and satisfying? Here are some great options!
Start out with a fresh organic salad or hummus dip!
Bursting with life this raw summer salad will make your mouth water and your belly smile. The sweet peas, sweet peppers, fresh berries and grapes make for a divine treat.What a great way to wow your friends, family or yourself! :)
The Amazing Fantastic Vegan Salad!
Hearty, healthy and delicious this salad will keep you coming back for more! Why not eat to impress with a visual sensation! This salad is loaded with protein and organic vegetables.
Roasted Vegetable Hummus Dip
Hummus is a great appetizer and always welcomed! With roasted eggplant, garlic and onions the dip is loaded with flavor!
Maybe you'll head to the park and have a BBQ or go to a potluck? I always come prepared to potlucks with my own veggie patties so I don't feel left out!
Blackened "BB" Burger with Homemade Wedge Potatoes
Nothing says Memorial Day like a burger! This tempeh black bean burger will have you coming back for more and offers plenty to go around!
BBQ Pulled "Chicken" with Corn on the Cob
The smell of BBQ is yours with a BBQ pulled "Chicken" sandwich!
BBQ Tempeh "Cheese" Burgers
I can't get enough BBQ "cheeseburgers"! Probably because I grew up eating meat, it's feels like I'm cheating but I'm not! Try these bad boys out and you'll be in for a real treat!
For Dessert why not keep it healthy! Cool off with a Soy Yogurt Parfait
On Memorial Day nothing says it like red, white and blue! Fresh cool berries, over your favorite yogurt mixed with granola.
Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Growing up my mom always made a rhubarb crisp! To me, nothing says summer is here like a strawberry rhubarb crisp! This is a nice gluten free alternative and is super satisfying!
Heavenly Vegan Carrot Cake!
Heavenly vegan carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting!
Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!
What's in your belly?
Why not start your day with some fresh herbs, fresh fruit and hemp protein to give you a huge boost of energy!
Hemp has many stellar benefits! It can increase your energy, reduce food cravings, develop and rebuild muscles, help to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and can improve your immune system! I started incorporating hemp into my diet about a year ago and am in love with the way it makes me feel each day. I mix it up with other types of protein but always come back to hemp!!
Drink up - Cheers!
Where to buy hemp protein?
I prefer to buy mine from Trader Joe's for the nice price point! Also check out your local health food store or shop online!
To good health,
I love the way fresh fruit looks, it is so beautiful! I love the scents, bright colors and fabulous taste.
This is the most amazing raw dessert! Take the Perfect Bar
and create a crust, add some of Jerry Berry Ice Cream ~ Strawberry Surprise and top with fresh local fruit. Freeze and prepare for the flavor sensation!
Eating and incorporating raw food doesn't have to be boring! It's really fun to get creative! Not only is the dessert irresistible, it's loaded with raw, vegan, whole-food ingredients from top to bottom; dying to be eaten!
Plus strawberries are a delicious sweet super-food packed with antioxidants like vitamin C helping the immune system. They are low in calories, loaded with fiber, rich in B-complex, loaded with manganese and many more! So load up and enjoy! Start with a beautiful crust that is loaded with nutrition, add strawberries to side:
Pour Jerry Berry Ice Cream over crust
Decorate with your favorite fruit!
Freeze and you have Rawlicious Vegan Frozen Fruit Pie!
Beautiful, sensational and ever so satisfying!
Jerry Berry lce Cream ~ modified for Strawberry Surprise!
In health and happiness,
Christa ~ Artistic Vegan
Saturday we ventured to the farmer's market with Jerry's son. It was so much fun. I love seeing all the vendors, the creativity, the fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and the buzz of it all. By the afternoon I was fully loaded and inspired!
I was making a crust for a new dessert and my food processor stopped on me. I thought c'mon just a little more, but when I looked down, I noticed it was just the right consistency and I finally created the perfect bar! YES! I've been trying to create the ultimate whole-foods protein bar that is healthy and delicious and I just so happened to stumble upon it, love at last.
I decided to set the dessert aside and take advantage of the moment. I pressed them into shape, had a few bites to "taste" and went to heaven! I froze the balance and they were even better frozen!
Have fun with it! Use your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruits! I can't wait to make more. Mine are already gone and I'm itching to make my next batch!
Peace & Love,
Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day. What a better way to start than with my husband's creamy strawberry dessert. I've asked and received permission to share his secret recipe. He honestly would not even share it with me for the longest time so this is huge! Haha :)
He created this magnificent dessert that is so creamy and delicious, and just like ice cream only better! The best part is it's made with whole-food ingredients that are good for you! Raw, vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy free and almost guilt free! The secret? It's like making a protein shake with less water and protein! The hardest part...is not eating it all in one sitting!
It's like a dream!
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