Saturday, 22 February 2014

ABC Detox Drink recipe..

Apple, Beetroot, Carrot (and lime) to make a drink your body will thank you for! Energy booster and detox drink...

Easy Tofu Crunch Salad

Start with a creamy white cube of firm tofu. Drying it first, then steam it. Tofu steamed, get started on its transformation... add in some fresh, crunchy chopped celery. Fold in my creamy Dijon-lemon herb sauce. Easy prep, chill for a bit and enjoy as lunch or a snack. Nibble this stuff all day long if you are a grazer.

Serve on top of a green salad, munch with some rice crackers or roll it into a wrap.

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Best tip for preparing tofu is to begin by gently squeezing out as much excess "tofu water" as you can Using a handful of sturdy paper towels and a bit of muscle power. The more moisture you can get out, the more flavour can be absorbed in. This "drying" of tofu is also very important if you are going to saute, sear or fry your tofu. Less surface liquid - better crispy edges when you lay into a hot oiled saute pan. ..

Protein Craving. My inspiration for making this? I was craving a protein-rich lunch that I could whip together in a few minutes. Tofu crunch salad is versatile. Slather it on some crackers, press it between two slices of bread, roll it into a wrap or pile it on top of a greens salad. Flavor, complex texture and protein in every zing-crunchy bite..

Easy Crunchy Tofu Salad
vegan, makes 5 cups

1 lb firm tofu, drained
1 1/4 cups celery, chopped
3/4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (or sub in any herb - dill, basil, cilantro, tarragon..)
4-5 Tbsp Vegenaise (vegan mayo)
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 lemon, juiced
pinch lemon zest
1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional to sweeten up a bit more - apple is also another nice sweet accent)
dressing spices:
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp garlic granules
1/4 tsp fine black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne
a few dashes mustard powder
(you can get creative with the spices you'd like to try)

optional fold-in's:
1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
1/2 green apple, finely diced

for more saltiness add in a splash of tamari (or salt to taste if needed)


1. Squeeze your tofu dry with a paper towel and slice into large cubes. Steam for about 5 minutes. Let cool.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients and whisk into a creamy sauce. Fold in the tofu and begin breaking into smaller bits with a fork. Fold well until all the tofu is coated.
3. Fold in the parsley and celery.
4. Adjust salt and spices as desired.
5. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve - allow at least an hour for the tofu to chill and the flavors to marinate.

Serve with a variety of crisps, crackers and toasts. Enjoy!

Thank you to for this recipe.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Strength training exercises for women...

Body area specific exercises to strengthen your body and improve your fitness.

Why are we here?

We are here to help, not to judge.

Amazing ideas - Recycling and Re-Purposing Household Objects

Turn vegetable fat into a long-lasting candle, an old bunk bed into a comfortable star observation platform, turn an old dresser into a beautiful bench and lots more ideas that will save you money and help save the environment through reusing commonly thrown away objects.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

How to Make Delicious Vegan Gravy

Vegan Gravy
What you need:

1 vegetable bullion cube
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
few good dashes garlic powder
2 heaped tablespoons nutritional yeast
few good dashes soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/4-1/2 cup flour, as needed (I use brown rice flour)
1 tablespoon vegan butter
sea salt and pepper, to taste

What you do:
1. Combine all ingredients in pot, and bring to boil.
2. Cook on medium low heat until done.
I sometimes like to add a little pinch of sage as well. This goes great over everything! My Dad (avid meat eater) says that this gravy is delicious!
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
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