Showing posts from February, 2012


The CEO of my company is comng for a visit and I have been askedto make my crazy potato dish for a breakfast we are putting on for him. He is, like me, into the no-oil vegan diet. I was trying to decide what combo of potato-hash thingy to make and it dawned on me that with the right combo and some warm sprouted corn tortillas, salsa, and hot sauce the potato dish would make some KICK-ASS BREAKFAST TACOS! PLEASE READ THE ORIGINAL POST ON HOW TO MAKE THE OIL-FREE HASHBROWNS BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS. KICK-ASS BREAKFAST TACOS 1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes 1 can of salt-free black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup of mixed frozen onions and bell peppers (I use the Whole Foods 365 southwest blend) 1 cup of frozen chopped okra 1 cup of frozen chopped kale 1 cup of frozen yellow corn 3-4 tbls of 365 Chili Powder Valle de Sol (accept no substitutions!) 1 tbls of onion powder 1 tbls of garlic powder 1 pkg of Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas  warmed Some good quality salsa taco

One super easy way to eat a healthy meal

Some days you want to eat stuff that is good for you but time is not on your side. I try to have a few things on hand in my fridge for just this reason. On Sundays I cook up 4 cups of whole grain in the rice cooker. Brown Rice Quinoa Barley Brown Rice/Wild Rice mix Farro When you have these whole grains cooked is easy to quickly cook up your yellow, red, and green vegetables to top them for a tasty quick meal.  To really make your meal count and give yo long-lasting energy and satiety. To me the long-lasting effect of feeling full is the key to successfully eating healthy. When you are satisfied for hours you are less likely to make poor eating decisions. If you really want to make a truly filling meal add in some cooked beans or potatoes. How easy is it to have canned beans on hand? My favorite quick starch lately is sweet potato. When I say quick... you say Microwave! Its really easy. Scrub the outside of the potato under water. Poke holes all around the potato with a f

Kick-ass oatmeal!

I eat oatmeal just about every other day. Some mornings it's simple rolled oats with cinnamon and other days its steel cut oats with lots of additions. Today was the middle of the road-rolled oats with plenty of additions. It was so tasty I ate 2 bowls. At that point I felt compelled to share its deliciousness with the world. Enjoy! KICK ASS OATMEAL! Serves 3-4 2 CUPS ROLLED OATS 5 CUPS OF WATER 1 APPLE DICED 1/4 CUP DRIED CRANBERRIES 2 MEDJOOL DATES PITTED AND DICED 1 TBL CINNAMON Heat oats and water over high heat until boiling. Meanwhile add cranberries, apples, and dates. Once the water is boiling lower to simmer. Stir occasionally. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until your desired consistency is reached. Turn off heat. Add cinnamon and stir. Secure tight fitting lid and remove from heat. Let oatmeal sit for about 10 minutes. I really like this final step. The oatmeal texture really seems to benefit from essentially steaming for a little while before serving