This is just a little something I whipped up as a snack...no frills or anything. All measurements are approximate. I had some leftover garbanzo beans and lentils from salads I ate recently, and knew lentils were good in hummus, so why not?! I wanted to add an extra creamy texture and a good source of fat to use in place of olive oil so that's where the avocado came in. This recipe would also be good with some cilantro mixed in, I didn't have any on hand unfortunately.
That's all, just thought I'd share this simple and delish creation :)
I know I know....I made it sound as if there would be no more dull periods in this blog yet there was another one! I promise I have been working my butt off to provided you with bombdotcom recipes, they just weren't up to par yet!
My first attempt at wheat thins came out more like pita bread...
My first two attempts at cinnamon rolls were just not good enough. Too dry...not enough cinnamon...I thought I could finally perfect it in my third try, however I accidentally used whole wheat instead of spelt flour! Dry again. Fail. Just doesn't cut it...those will be here soon enough though. Honestly.
The buckwheat tabbouleh was slimy. Yes, slimy. The instructions for cooking the buckwheat groats made them slimy...that or they just are when cooked... So I'm working on that second attempt now and I know it will be much better, I made a lot of awesome changes!
#1: New poll is up! Please just take a second to vote because it really means a lot to me and I respond to that feedback! If you vote for it...I will most likely (99% chance) make it!
#2: I recently bought Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet. I had planned to go to bed early for once until the book sucked me in and I read for an hour and a half! I highly recommend you read it if you're interested in going vegan (or even vegetarian).
#3: Starting today, Monday, and ending (or not) Friday, I am going completely vegan (besides honey). So far it's going great! I am excited to make this commitment because I am finally getting the hang of it. I think the hardest things for me to give up permanently are greek yogurt and hard boiled eggs. Sad stuff, but I will survive!
I have wanted to make my own energy bars for a long time now, and all it took was a sale on Kashi cereal to finally push me to make them. Of course a couple days later I found puff cereal for $1 at Walmart... but at least I'm going in the right direction. These are great make-ahead snacks for busy students and working adults.
I am an Oh She Glows addict. With good reason I think! She is the reason I got into veganism and food blogs in the first place. Her story is so inspiring, her recipes are always perfect, and her energy is just infectious. So once again, a wonderful recipe thanks to Angela Liddon. I have tweaked it just slightly because I couldn't find hemp seeds and I didn't add salt because I basically don't add salt to anything if you haven't noticed... I'll explain another day.
Making nut butter from scratch if highly rewarding and cheaper than buying natural nut butter youself. Pluuus you can customize the heck out of it! If you are "newer" to this blog, I would encourage you to check out my post on Chocolate Pecan Butter. It is dangerously good. This particular recipe is also phenomenal and more practical for day to day use. Spread it on toast, have it in a sandwich, in a Green Monster, with Overnight Oats or with a banana or apple (my favorite way).
I feel like vegan bloggers tend to stray away from salads because some readers, especially those who eat meat, think salad is all vegans can eat. So not true! I wanted to share this recipe because it is simply phenomenal, and the "taco meat" is better than the real stuff in my opinion. This is yet another perfect OSG recipe, but I'll let you decide for yourself.
I hate to be a pest buuut...I am the ONLY one who has voted on my poll so far! Please check this out if you haven't already, I want to know your input. Seriously. It's to your right. Click on one, you know you want to...
And last week's winner will be posted tomorrow night : )
Aaaanyways, it may be a little higher in calories, but this is a well balanced meal overflowing with healthy fats and packing 100% of you daily fiber needs.
This nut butter is pure decadence. And I am a HUGE fan of "Vegan Nutella", i.e. Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. However, I think this butter is equally perfect, if not more so. This is another OSG recipe, of course! This recipe is extra rich, buttery, and addictive...you've been warned.