Easy Breakfast “muesli”

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WWVD   for breakfast?

well  although we are not as limited as most people might believe, vegan or no vegan oatmeal is a great way to start the day!

So this is  something  I tried this morning ( prepared over night) but absolutely loved!

Did you know that you don’t have to cook your oatmeal?

I put  a portion of  rolled oats into a tupperware and added  a hand full of dried cranberries  , some chia seed as well as some fresh blackberries.

( add whatever you like!  … ** if you want banana wait til the morning to add it in ** : )

I then covered the mix with almond milk… you really want to put in a fair amount! make sure the almond milk covers everything!!

Leave it in the fridge over night

…..and booom!  

you have a tasty,healthy and  wonderfully filling  breakfast all ready for you in the morning . : )

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The idea comes from an old swiss breakfast idea ;  muesli which is typically made with yogurt, oats and berries. This recipe was invented in the 1900s  before pasteurisation and refrigeration  became commonly available . At this time the oats were also soaked overnight in water to ensure they would become soft enough to eat.

You can definitely do so  in lu of a milk substitute ; with water or even juice to give a sweeter flavour!

You can definitely use a yogurt substitute… or the real deal if that’s part of your diet.

This is just  an example of an easy and satisfying vegan breakfast option.

Stay tuned as I will be introducing more interesting breakfast  suggestions : ) … after all It really is the most important meal of the day.

Not to get too hippy on yah  , but i’d like to share with you  an old proverb I learned from a wise yogi that helps to remember the importance.

” Have breakfastyourself; share lunch with your friend; and give dinner to your enemy.”

* Here’s a great chart highlighting  dairy free sources of calcium! … OoOoOo look what’s on there! ..Oatmeal ; p *

dairy free ways to get calcium

Das brussel sprouts mit wein

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Brussal sprouts some love ’em some hate em’ … but why?? I think it’s gas … yeah it’s just gas  isn’t it? As a rule, foods that trigger flatulence are those that can’t be completely broken down in the stomach or small intestine. This means that partially-digested foodstuffs then make their way into the colon … Continue reading

Chilli con jalapeno

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Bbbbbrrrr it’s chilli outside… time to get chilli inside ! YeaH!!

3-4 honking tomatoes – I tend to use a variety hot house, plumb, cherry… no magical reason at all ! In fact I haven’t noticed a taste difference , so no need to follow my example.IMG_2268

** For those of you that may be confused at the grocery store when you’re seeking “honking ” tomatoes… i’m using what the kids call slang. I refer you to Urban dictionary.com’s definition of the word

Honking: anything large, excessive, or otherwise disproportionate by almost any measure.* Aka Big tomatoes, lots of tomatoes!!**

1 medium sized white onion

1 Jalapeno carefully seeded and diced . WashHands After Handling Jalapenos!!   If you do not, and you end up touching your mouth, eyes or some other part of your body, you will soon know it, as you will experience a burning sensation!

IMG_2275  1 can of beans . I chose unico bean medley just for fun.  But all you boring people can stick with just regular ol kidney beans  or something lame like that.

2-3 stalks of cellery

1 carrot or a handful or babby carrots diced

1/2 of a red pepper

pinch o  black pepper

 a few dashes of “Italian seasoning” it’s a premixed jar I have . ( thyme  oregano, majoram, rosemary, basil, and sage) you can use any combination of these spices. I suggest basil or thyme .

uhmn I think that’s it!……

Oh yeah ** I added 1/3 of a cup of textured soy protein… totally not necessary but adds… texture!***

As always add, subtract and substitute anything you don’t like!

LETS GET COOKIN’

Start by dicing  your jalapeno into small cubes . Turn the element on low and add 1 cup of water  and chopped jalapeno.

rough chop the tomatoes and toss them in the pot with the lid on … turn up the heat.

add in a dash of italian spice, 3 cloves of garlic and chop in 1 white onion. let the tomato mixture cook down … we want it to turn into the consistency of chunky tomato sauce!

***** Do not  , I repeat DO NOT do what I just did!! rubbing your eye after cutting jalapeno is not fun , I was lucky it didn’t last long . If you do follow in my foot steps be sure to flush your eyes with cold water immediately , it will cool the burn and flush out your eyes … very important! *****  For realz that was a bad time. : ( 

IMG_2270  You guys are not my friends right now : (

So I’ve left the mixture to boil down.

and i’m taking out the veggies i want to add in. I have a little bit of zucchini left over that i’m throwing in for fun.

I’m chopping all veggies to roughly the size of the beans , which I will be adding in  last.– why?  well I don’t fancy mushy beans… at least not in this recipe!

you can definitely through in some soy meat at this point , I will be adding a little bit for texture and interest.

dice up the carrots and cellery and red pepper  ( i don’t have any corn but that would be a nice addition)

and last but not least the beans!!! I chose to use a  can of unico  bean medley , but you can definitely use dried beans ( if that’s the case you want the beans to go in first thing so that they can hydrate in the mixture)

put the lid back on and leave to simmer for 5- 10 minutes , checking and stirring every so often.

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Serve hot on it’s own or add some gluten free mexican tostadas  or a bed of kale. and have fun with your meal!

It’s aaallll good salad : )

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It’s aaallll good salad : )

I didn’t no what to call it …it’s delicious… gotta be nutritious… it really is all good .

Any ways ! So this is something that you may have seen me post similar versions of…

This is what I would call an example of where you can take a dish….

just by switch swappin’  adding and subtracting ingredients !! Super fast, easy and tasty!

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  • Cilantro
  • half of a pomegranate
  • 2 handfulls of broccoli flourettes
  • 2-3 raw mushrooms thinly sli1ced
  • 1/4 of a head of purple cabbage sliced
  •  The juice of  1 lime
  • half  of an avocado
  • tahini
  • olive oil
  • a pinch of braggs ( or a pinch of seasalt,or soy sauce)

Start with your dressing

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Squeeze the juice of one lime  into a large mixing bowl how to juice a lime

add in the fruit of the avocado ( hopefully it’s nice and buttery!)

a few splashes of bra

braggs and olive oil . Keep mixing until a nice smooth and creamy dressing is made.

The next steps are to add in your pomm seeds , broccoli, raw mushrooms and purple cabbage

add more veggies  add less it’s up to you…. just enjoy  : )

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