My outlook on food:
I treat my body like a temple. Therefore I stay away from all things unholy. My diet is 100% cholesterol free, packed with highly nutritious fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Everything I make is low in fat and very high in flavor and nutrition.
Eating a plant-based diet, I don’t get protein from animal products; no meat, eggs or dairy. Therefore, I try to add protein from plant sources to most of my meals.
Many people ask me why I’m vegan. Simply put, eating animal products is unsustainable and wreaks havoc on our environment. Livestock require an enormous amount of grain, water, and land. The single most effective way to reduce pollution and your carbon footprint, and to save energy and water is to stop eating animal products. Not to mention the conditions that animals are kept in are often inhumane and in most cases downright cruel.
I also want to address three myths about vegan food: One is that vegan food doesn’t taste good. This is the most absurd thing that I’ve ever heard! If this is your assumption, take that thought and remove it from your head, then pull your head out of your ass and slap yourself in the face. My recipes taste good, whether you are vegan or not. If you eat meat, don’t automatically dismiss trying these recipes. I know a lot of people who won’t touch something if it’s labeled ‘vegan’ (yes they are also all morons). It’s just food! It won’t kill you to eat one meal without any animal products….I promise. ;-)
Secondly, just because something is “vegan” doesn’t automatically make it healthy. Sure, for the most part, vegan food is healthier because it contains no cholesterol and/or is made organically, but don’t think you can go eat a pint of soy or coconut milk ice cream and not get a fat ass just because its vegan (I wish!).
The third and most common misconception of a vegan diet is that it is unhealthy, because we do not get enough protein. The average person in the U.S. actually eats an excess of protein than is necessary. Although animal proteins are considered complete proteins, protein from plants, when combined correctly, are just as good as animal proteins and meet all dietary needs. Yes, you do have to put a little more thought into eating a plant-based diet, but it doesn’t hurt to learn a little about nutrition anyway. Seriously.
I’m skinny, I like being skinny, and I want to continue being skinny. I am not skinny because I’m vegan (although I’m sure it helps a little). I’m skinny because I eat healthy. My recipes are healthy. If you want vegan junk food, sorry you wont find it here.
My Recipes: All recipes are my creations unless stated otherwise.
Appetizers, Dips and Dressings:
Main Dish and sides: