Ten of My Favorite Vegan Foods

I know, boring title, but what can I say? This food fest is being indulged in for no other reason than I’m hungrily thinking about favorite things to eat, since I’m trying to lose a few pounds and cannot eat till tomorrow, darn it. So, enjoy some food porn!

These are in random order of favoriteness (yes I know that’s not a word) because I love them all pretty much equally.

1) Hummus

…the good tangy smooth garlicky ones. Hummus is basically a savory, nutritious paste made of chickpeas, garlic, olive (or other) oil, lemon juice, tahini, spices and salt, water added as needed. Hummus is great for dipping veggies, on bread, by itself, or in just about any way. This one has a pomegranate syrup drizzle…yum!
Hummus w:pomegranate syrup

2) Banana, soymilk & granola smoothie

When you have leftover granola crumbs at bottom of package it makes a great addition to frozen banana & soy milk smoothies – just grind up the granola first then throw in rest of ingredients and blend some more. Better than any “real” milkshake, in every way!
Smoothie

3) Vegan tacos with crumbled tofu, tomatoes, shredded spinach and guacamole

But I love any sort of vegan tacos, as pictured here are Grilled Tofu and Black Bean Street Tacos:Grilled Tofu and Black Bean Street TacosRecipe: https://www.rudisbakery.com/recipes/gluten-free/grilled-tofu-black-bean-street-tacos/

4) Big bowl of healthy cold cereal with cocoa/coffee flavored soy milk

…sweetened with molasses. The ultra-healthy cereal:

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…is made to taste like this:100200-Bar-from-serial-go-into-chocolate-bath24.mp4.Still001-384x216…by the use of chocolate!

5) Tofu, eggplant, broccoli stir-fry over rice

…or any tofu & veggie combo over rice, like this one here, the Ginger, Peanut, Coconut Veggie & Tofu version from here: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2013/05/ginger-peanut-coconut-veggie-tofu-stir.htmlasian-bowl-rice-tofu-veggies 3_edited-2sq

6) Fresh Fruits

Cherries, figs, watermelon, peaches, apricots are some of my favorites. Here’s a beautiful painting from Abraham Brueghel – A still life of a watermelon, cherries, peaches:Abraham_Brueghel_-_A_still_life_of_a_watermelon,_cherries,_peaches,_apricots,_plums,_pomegranates_and_figs,_with_lilies,_roses,_morning_glory_and_other_flowers_on_an_acanthus_stone_relief

7) Nuts & Seeds

Cashews & peanuts are some favorites; who could not love nuts except for those unfortunate allergy sufferers?
mixed nuts

8) Sweet potatoes

Baked till very soft & eaten coldbaked sweet potato

9) Potatoes

Baked with a bit of spice & oil, or hash browns or fries – occasionallyfrench-fries-218206_640

10) Split Pea Soup

May sound gross to some, but when done right is extremely tasty & healthy. Below is a link to the recipe for this one:pea-soup-1024x768Recipe: http://shortorderdad.com/?p=1734

Please ignore the recipe’s “chicken broth” and only see the “or vegetable.” Sheesh, why would someone ruin a beautiful soup with carcass juice! Arrgh!

Boy am I hungry…this weight-loss thing SUCKS!

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