30, 06, 2016
I’m sure you’ve realized that vegans are everywhere and are speaking up for the animals and the environment. It has been a year now since becoming vegan and I want to share my experience so far. I’ll admit that in the beginning it was not easy. I struggled a lot in figuring out how I can make this big lifestyle change work for me. After doing my research and watching a lot of vegan YouTubers, food documentaries, and readings on my own terms, everything about what I was doing all made sense.
When starting out on this new change there can be a bit of confusion on the diet, but with so many vegan options out there now in both grocery stores and restaurants it’s impossible to ever feel like going vegan is not at all convenient for you. Going vegan has actually awakened my love for cooking and finding new ways to make my dishes more interesting – not to mention cooking at home has been saving a lot of money as well! I’m here to show you just a few of my favourite meals that are simple and easy to prepare throughout the week.
My version of a potato salad.
Baked potatoes seasoned with paprika, garlic, ground basil, and salt – with spinach, tomatoes, pepper – and drizzled with sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, and a side of hummus.
Not so junkie after all fries and salad.
Mixed gold potatoes and sweet potatoes baked lightly in oil, ground basil and salt with a side of Vegenaise – served with a salad of mixed greens, grape tomatoes, beets, avocado, a dash of apple cider vinegar, and topped with chia seeds.
Quinoa macaroni with tomato sauce, beefless ground beef, spinach – finished with vegan parmesan cheese (nutritional yeast is another great option!).
Simple and filling maki rolls.
Prepared Japanese sushi rice seasoned with Mizkan sushi vinegar – filled with fresh cucumber (if you want to bump up the game add avocado or asparagus) all wrapped in nori and lightly topped with roasted sesame seeds – with side of organic soy sauce and wasabi.
I hope you’re all having a great almost end to the week! And for those of you getting ready for the long weekend, I hope you have a wonderful one! Xo.