Product Review: Vegan Bleu Cheese!

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In a world where my salads were a little boring, my chikn fingers were a little bland, and my sandwiches weren’t that exciting…. I found Follow Your Heart High Omega Vegan Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing, and my life is forever changed!

Creamy and tangy like the real thing, this is a new staple in my fridge. It is a little less intense in flavor than traditional Bleu cheese, but I have no complaints here! I like to put it in Gardein Chikn strips with some hot sauce or on an avocado sandwich. I’d pretty much put it on anything! Let me know if you’ve tried it!

Avocado Pizza and a Miracle

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Amy’s Vegan Margarita Pizza with avocado slices is uh-may-zing! I mean, how could it not be? I definitely recommend this combo… I added some sea salt which was the perfect finishing touch.

Well, the impossible has happened. Hell has frozen over, pigs have flown, it’s a miracle! My meat and cheese loving boyfriend has agreed to go vegan for 6 months! Ok, “agreed” is stretching the truth. He lost a bet, but nonetheless, we are now in a 100% vegan household! He has made it through 2 weeks and is going strong. And, it’s so nice to not come home to the smell of him cooking burgers or chicken. This is truly a miracle!

Sunday Night Dinner

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I love making something special for Sunday night dinner… Even if it is just for me! Tonight I made Spanish rice with corn and tomatoes, and avocado, onions, and pepitas on top! Simple, healthy, and delicious… Can’t beat that! What did you make for your Sunday Night Dinner?

Spicy Sesame Green Beans

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Simple and delicious, this is another one of my easy recipes that requires just a few ingredients and is ready to go in less than 10 minutes! It tastes better than take-out, I promise!

Ingredients

6 oz. fresh or frozen green beans
1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes

Add green beans, sesame oil, and olive oil to a sauté pan on low-medium heat. Add in spices and sesame seeds. If using frozen beans, sauté for 10 minutes. If using fresh, sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until thoroughly warmed. The beans should still be crunchy!

A little bit of sesame oil goes a long way! If you want an even bolder taste, omit the olive oil, and add another tsp of sesame oil. For a pretty presentation, sprinkle sesame seeds on top. I love these beans on top of brown rice or quinoa. Let me know how you like this recipe!

Product Review: Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders

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WHOA!

These crispy strips far exceeded my expectations. I’ve tried many chicken substitutes and haven’t found a great one. The texture was off, the breading left something to be desired, or the flavor was just plain boring.

Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Strips have completely changed my mind. They blow every other chicken substitute out of the water.

These strips are extremely crispy and have a texture that is very similar to the real thing. The flavor is delicious, not too faint or too pronounced that they couldn’t be successfully added to other recipes that call for chicken. I’m so happy I tried these!

Carnivore Review: My hardcore meat-eating boyfriend gave these an A+, and asked me multiple times if they were real chicken!

Snowed In!

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Snowed In!

6″ of snow on the ground, and it’s still coming down! Work was cancelled, and I had to make lunch using what I already had in the kitchen. I keep canned vegetables and beans around for days like these. I came up with this Fiesta Pasta recipe, which turned out to be pretty tasty! What do you make when you can’t or don’t feel like going out, and you have to use what you have in the kitchen?

Fiesta Pasta Recipe

3 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1 cup yellow corn
1 cup julienned spinach
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp Adobo seasoning
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes