Sunday, April 6, 2014

Some Brands Put Sea Salt In Some Products But Not Others.




Private Selection brand makes delicious tomato sauce, especially the "Basilico" one (Private Selection Brand is available at Fred Meyer grocery stores in Idaho).  It contains regular salt.  However, their hummus has sea salt in it!  Yuck!  I had to throw it away.  Sea salt is polluted salt.  So, if you care, check all labels because some brands can switch salts on you!




Last Night's Vegan Dinner


This is a picture of what I ate for dinner last night.  To the left is rotini and penne made of durum whole wheat flour; covered in Private Selection brand Basilico tomato sauce (please see next post which discusses this brand); and topped with sliced avocado.  To the right are Italian Vegan Potatoes (February 1, 2014 post) with green peppers; served with Simply Heinz brand Ketchup.  Yum!  Being a vegan is delicious and healthy.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The China Study 03 of 14 ( Vegan Vegetarian Health Benefits / Lose Weight )



By Steve Palaras
August 2009
Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l1CeCGG3NI

Please see July 2010 to learn about my vegan diet.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Dear Viewers,


     The link above will bring you to an article about Garcinia Cambogia Extract.  You can lose the same weight and have better benefits drinking my juice daily as I recommended in July 4th and July 10th 2010. Please be sure to review the benefits of my diet (which can be found in 2010, section 10 called "Benefits").

Sincerely,
Mary

Sunday, March 16, 2014

American, Fat-Free, Vegan, Baby Red Potatoes



Serves 1 Plate

Equipment:
  • Oven
  • Knife for cutting potatoes
  • Oven tray
  • Large wooden spoon

 Ingredients:
  • ½ a pound of U.S.A. baby red potatoes
  • Desired amount of salt
  • Desired amount of ketchup



Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse off the potatoes.
  3. Leave skin on the  potatoes and cut the potatoes in half (1/2), fourths (1/4), or sixths (1/6) depending on size of potatoes.
  4. Place the potatoes in an oven-safe tray.
  5. Cook for 40 minutes, mixing the potatoes every 10 minutes.
  6. When they are done cooking, sprinkle on desired amount of salt and mix.
  7. Put the potatoes onto the plate.
  8. Serve with ketchup, and enjoy!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Vegan Breakfast Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream without
the strawberries.
Serves 1
Equipment:
  • Large glass (for almonds)
  • Blender
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Tin Foil
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole raw almonds (to be prepared 12 hours prior to making ice cream)
  • ~1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana (to be sliced and put in freezer 12 hours prior to making ice cream)
  • Pinch of salt (NOT sea salt)
Directions
1. 12 hours prior to making the vegan ice cream, make raw almond milk. 
This is done by rinsing raw almonds, putting raw almonds in glass, filling glass with water, covering glass         with tin foil, and putting it in the fridge overnight (12 hours).  The almonds will expand so make sure the         glass is big enough.  To turn it into milk, the next morning when you prepare the vegan ice cream, drain the water out of the glass, fill glass containing the almonds with fresh, cold water (approximately 1 cup) and blend in blender until it turns into milk-like texture.
2. Also, 12 hours prior to making the vegan ice cream, take a banana, cut it up, wrap in tin foil, and put in     the freezer overnight.
3. Next morning, follow these directions for a delicious vegan ice cream breakfast.
4. Take ¼ cup of cold almond milk and put it in the blender.
5. Add all the ingredients and blend for 2 minutes.
6. Put the ingredients in a cup and then place in the freezer for exactly 5 minutes.
7. Serve and enjoy!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Vegan Fruit Salad



Serves 1-2 Bowls

Equipment:
  • Knife for peeling and cutting fruit
  • 1-2 bowls

 Ingredients:
  • 1 U.S.A. Orange
  • 1 U.S.A. Fuji Apple
  • 1 Banana
  • (To make two bowls, cut fruit in half and share.)

Directions
  1. Rinse off the apple, peel, and cut into little pieces. 
  2. Peel orange and take it apart. 
  3. Peel banana and cut into little pieces.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tonight's Vegan Dinner




Dear Viewers,

For tonight, I am eating rice containing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt, and steamed: broccoli, zucchini, and green peppers; chili; and mashed potatoes.*  As you can see, being a vegan is exciting.  There are so many different vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains, you can make diverse food and be creative. 

Hope you are enjoying my free logic book and passing it around to friends.  The book is easy to read and can be read in two hours.  As always, thank you for coming and hope you come back for more!

Sincerely,

Mary

* Recipe for chili ("15 Bean Chili") can be found in December 2013 posts (in the picture above, the chili also has carrots in it).  The recipe for the rice (which varies slightly from above) can be found in January 2014, "Garden Rice".  For mashed potatoes, please see "Vegan's Dream Mashed Potatoes", March 2012.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Strawberry and Banana Vegan Smoothie


Serves 2 Glasses

Equipment:
  • Blender
  • Knife for cutting strawberries

 Ingredients:
  • 3 Small Organic Bananas
  • 22 Strawberries (1 pound or 454 grams)
  • 5 Ice Cubes

Directions
  1. Rinse off the strawberries and slice off the leaves on top.
  2. Place strawberries in the blender.
  3. Peel open the bananas and place them in the blender.
  4. Blend.
  5. Once blended, add 5 ice cubes and ice crush 3-4 times for about 15 seconds each.
  6. Serve and enjoy!



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Italian Vegan Potatoes


Serves 1
Equipment:
  • Glass oven tray
  • Knife for peeling and slicing potatoes
  • Oven

 Ingredients:
  • 4 Brown Potatoes (from Idaho or your country)
  • Italian Seasoning (without garlic)
  • Ketchup
  • 4-5 teaspoons of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Private Selection Brand or your favorite brand)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (NOT sea salt)

Directions(Takes 45-50 minutes)
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Rinse off potatoes with water.
  3. Peel and slice the potatoes.
  4. Put potatoes into the glass tray.
  5. Sprinkle desired amount of Italian seasoning on the potatoes.
  6. Pour olive oil over the potatoes and stir.
  7. Put potatoes into the oven.
  8. Every 10 minutes, stir the potatoes for a total of 40 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Sprinkle with salt.
  11. Add ketchup if you would like to.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"The American Parasite"



The above link will bring you to an excellent video that discusses the dangers of processed sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavorings such as Aspartame.   It also discusses excellent alternatives.  I do not endorse any of the products in the video.  If you decide to use any of the recommended probiotics please research the best product for you.  In any case, this is an excellent example of why processed sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavorings should not be in our diets.   

            My theory is meat and dairy products cause rot/bacteria in the body and processed sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavorings feed this bacteria (in addition to it making your body decay just as sugar does your teeth.  If it is bad for your teeth, then clearly it will be bad for your bones).  My theory is based on two observations.  The first being the observation of meat and dairy products rotting whether in the refrigerator, in the garbage, or simply spilling milk on let us say a blanket (and then smelling it after a couple days).  Thus, meat and milk are nothing but rot.  The second basis for my theory is the way I feel as a vegan and how I feel from drinking the juice (see postings from 2010).  I list all the benefits in one post in 2010.  Furthermore, naturally, bacteria is going to feed off of sugar and water.  Therefore, you put rot in your body by eating meat and dairy products.  Then you feed this rot and bacteria by consuming sugar and other harmful ingredients listed above.  It is all very obvious.  Being a vegan is the only way to go.  You are what you eat.  Do you want to be rotten or do you want to be healthy?


This video ends by stating diets such as mine are not as effective.  In reality, my diet is a trillion times more effective.  In one month, I lost 20 pounds and rejuvenated; I was not even hungry.  Please read all my posts from 2010, so you can learn to do my raw vegan diet.  It takes much more effort and more money to do it my way rather than buying a probiotic, however it is completely effective and makes you "feel like a million bucks" ("bucks" means dollars.  I am defining this word for all non-Americans reading this blog).

I also would like to add one final point.  There is a study in this video which talks about dogs being fed sugar, olive oil, and water dying much sooner than dogs being fed water.  In my post about my vegan dogs (6-27-12), I discuss not giving dogs olive oil.  My dogs cannot digest olive oil.  Perhaps the olive oil contributed to the dogs being sick and dying; not just the sugar.  I just had to add this information because I like facts to be accurate, correct, and truthful.

           As always, thank you for reading my blog!  Pass it along to your friends!  Hope you enjoy reading my logic book, I wrote it for all the cool people in the U.S.A. and around the world.


                                            (Edited on 1-26-14)

Added on 1-30-14: Also, in the video they talk about spaghetti not being healthy.  I would like to clarify, organic whole wheat spaghetti is very healthy.  (Added on 2-1-14): It contains protein and fiber.  

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Vegan Refried Beans

No Sea Salt!















Serves 1 Plate
Equipment:
  • Metal tray
  • Tin Foil
  • Can-opener
  • Oven or Toaster Oven
  • Knife for avocado.
Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz Can of Old El Paso brand of “Vegetarian Refried Beans”
  • 1 Avocado

Directions(Takes 10-15 minutes)

    1. Pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Cover metal tray with tin foil and place refried beans on the tin foil.
    3. Cook for 10 minutes.
    4. Remove from oven, put refried beans on a plate, and top with sliced avocado.
    5. Serve and enjoy!
    Variations:
    • Slice raw grape tomatoes in half and top the refried beans.
    • Serve with white rice (Uncle Ben’s brand- product of the U.S.A.)

    Saturday, January 11, 2014

    Vegan Steamed Broccoli as a Side Dish

    Never underestimate steamed broccoli as a side dish!

    Fried Vegan Tomato Sauce with a Touch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil*

    * Name change on 2-1-14, cannot have two tomato sauces with the same first name; it would be chaos.  Changed from "Vegan Fried Tomato Sauce..." to "Fried Vegan Tomato Sauce...".

    Equipment:
    • Large Skillet
    • Blender
    • Knife
    • Fork
    • Spoon
    Ingredients:
    • 5 Medium Tomatoes on the Vine
    • ¾ of an 8 OZ (170 g) can of Tomato Paste
    • Italian Seasoning (no garlic)
    • Salt (NOT sea salt)
    • Private Selection Brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or your favorite brand)
    Directions:  (Takes about 25-30 minutes)
    1. Add a about 1/3 of an inch of extra virgin olive oil to the skillet and cook on high.
    2. Rinse off tomatoes.
    3. Cut the Tomatoes in half and add to skillet.
    4. Sprinkle a good amount of Italian Seasoning and salt over the tomatoes.
    5. Once you hear the tomatoes frying, reduce heat to medium and cook on medium, covered, for next 20-25 minutes (or until the tomatoes are soft), flipping the tomatoes every 5 minutes.
    6. (Make your spaghetti or rice)
    7. When the tomatoes are done, add them to the blender, using a fork.
    8. Blend tomatoes in the blender.
    9. Add ¾ of a can of tomato paste and blend.
    10. Voila!  You have completed the vegan fried tomato sauce!  Serve and enjoy!

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

    Garden Rice

    Serves Two Plates

    Equipment:
    • Two medium sauce pots
    • Large wooden spoon
    • Knives
    • Measuring cup
    • Steamer
    • Blender 
    Ingredients:  (Please see below for a variation to this recipe.)
    • 1 cup of dried white rice (Uncle Ben’s brand Original White Rice)
    • ½ sliced green pepper
    • 1 small, sliced zucchini
    • 2 small, sliced yellow squash
    • 2 avocados (one avocado per plate)
    • 3 small tomatoes (Just like in Vegan Broccoli and Rice, March 10, 2013)
    • 1 Teaspoon of salt (NOT sea salt, April 12, 2013)
    • Chinese Red Hot Chili Sauce
    • Enough water to cook the rice
    Directions:  (Takes about 25 minutes) 
    1. Cook the rice and steam the veggies at the same time. 
    2. When the rice is done, blend 3 tomatoes in the blender. 
    3. Once blended, add salt and blend again.
    4. Add the blended tomatoes with salt to the rice and stir it in well.
    5. Add the veggies to the rice and stir.
    6. Add the chili sauce and mix thoroughly.
    7. Top with sliced avocado.
    8. Serve and enjoy!
    (Also see Cowabunga Couscous for a similar dish- November 15, 2013)

    Delicious Variation (Added on 2-4-14)
    Forget the hot chili sauce.  Instead, add 4-5 teaspoons of Private Selection brand (or your favorite brand) of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  You can even serve this without the tomatoes.  Just make sure you put on enough salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil to make it taste excellent!


    This one has steamed: zucchini, green peppers, and
    broccoli.