Our avocado and cilantro rice recipe is a unique take on a rice dish that really allows us to explore some different flavors and textures. Often a struggle for some who are transitioning to a plant-based diet is being able to keep the food they are eating feeling fresh. If you are well adjusted to eating plain old rice, but haven't really explore many plant-based alternatives, I think you may just find what you are looking for here!
Eggplant Parmesan is a great lunch or dinner meal that is hearty, full of flavor, and nutritionally sound. Did you know, eggplant is in a plant-family that is related to potatoes, one of my favorite foods and basis of the Starch Solution diet advocated by Dr. John McDougal? In this way, you may notice a similarity in taste and texture. One other thing about eggplant that can be desirable in a vegan diet is that it does a decent job of replicating the taste and texture of chicken - which is why "eggplant parmesan" is also an enjoyed alternative to "chicken parmesan," even in some large restaurant chains. I hope you enjoy our homemade version of this classic recipe!
If you are a fan of spaghetti (I know I am, given that I eat it 1-2 times per week), you will love my homemade hearty vegetable spaghetti sauce. It tastes great, and is relatively easy to make if you have about 45 minutes to prepare. If you make too much, you can always put it in a jar and place in the refrigerator for additional use throughout the week.
If you’re like me, sometimes vegan recipes can get a little out of hand with the number of ingredients andtime required to prepare. The beauty of living a plant-based lifestyle and creating meals out of whole, plant-based foods is that sometimes simplicity is all you need. This meal is created with virtually no cost as I harvest all of the vegetables straight from my garden.
Tortillas are an excellent way to add variety to the food you are eating. Though a part of the Standard American Diet, meat tacos were always enjoyed by my stomach because of the ability to make them in so many different ways. Adding chicken, steak, beef, fish and shrimp, among many fruit, veggie, and condiment variations allowed me to keep my lunch and dinners fresh. Of course, a whole foods, plant based lifestyle does not allow me to use all the greasy oils, dairy products, and meats. BUT, that doesn't mean we can't have a healthy, vegan alternative that provides us the same opportunity for variety!
This Fat Free Whole Wheat Tortilla Recipe provides you with 10-12 servings. You can adjust to make more or less depending on your need.