Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Vegan Banana Bread


Takes about one hour to prepare.

Equipment:
  • Rectangular baked glass baking dish
  • One oven
  • Fork
  • Teaspoon
  • Large Bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Lemon squeezer



Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups of flour (whole wheat or white)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ a cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 large squeezed lemon
  • 4 medium ripe bananas










Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
  2. Peel bananas and place in a large bowl.
  3. Use fork to press down the bananas until the bananas are fluid.
  4. Add all the ingredients and mix them into the bananas in the bowl; until they are fully mixed.
  5. Spread oil onto the inside of the baking dish.
  6. Add ingredients to the baking dish.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

"The Bigger the Lie, the More Likely People will Believe It." Adolf Hitler (He was a vegan.)

"The bigger the lie, the more likely people will believe it."
The lie is eating animals is necessary.
For reasons why being a vegan is the only way to be civilized, please see the following posts:

May 2014
"Vegan Video",
"Hidden Video on Animals being Killed in the Meat Industry", and
"How Chickens are Really Treated in Factories".

April 2014
"Got Rot?"

March 2014
"Animal Protein --Meat and Dairy-- Cause Cancer" and
"3/14 of the China Study".

July 2010
"Benefits" of being a vegan.

Just because everyone else is eating like savages, does not make eating the bodies of dead animals healthy or correct.

  Just because animals cannot speak does not make them worthless.  Being unable to speak does not mean being unable to feel.

By the way, the key to being a vegan is the miraculous juice (located under 2010).

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Making of Tunisian Harissa



By Monique, a female from France, who was born in Tunisia when France occupied this Arabic, North African region (1881-1956).  You can also view this video on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3FfWmVg-ew

Harissa is a spicy Tunisian condiment, which you can add to couscous or any other food.

















Refrigerate after making it.  Lasts for years! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sicilian Pizza*


*This Sicilian pizza has been turned into a vegan dish and has been Americanized.  I know the truth about Sicilian pizza because I have a Sicilian grandmother who taught me how to make authentic Sicilian Pizza.  True Sicilian Pizza comes with capers and anchovies, pushed into the dough and fresh tomatoes on top.  It has been made vegan because we are not adding any anchovies.  It has been Americanized by adding the vegan cheese because Sicilians do not put any cheese on their pizzas. 

Equipment
  • 1 oven
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large wooden spoon
  • 1 large oven tray
  • 1 kitchen towel or tin foil
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups of water (105° F to 115°F)
  • ½ an ounce of dry yeast (either 2 (¼ ounce) packages of dry yeast or three teaspoons of it).
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 4 cups of flour (approximately)
  • Capers
  • (all recommended but not included in this making of Sicilian Pizza: mushrooms, black olives, and green peppers)
  • One bottle of Ragu brand pizza sauce (14 OZ or 397g)
  • Daiya brand imitation/vegan mozzarella cheese
Directions
  1. Stir yeast and water in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes
  2. Add 3 cups of flour, salt, and olive oil; mix together using wooden spoon until as combined as possible.
  3. Place one cup of flour on a work surface
  4. Place dough into the flour on the work surface
  5. Kneed dough, making sure to add the full cup of flour (because otherwise, if the dough is sticky, it will stick to the oven tray and it will be difficult to remove the pizza after it cooks)
  6. Once a smooth dough-ball which is not at all sticky is formed, place it back into the large bowl and cover with either a kitchen towel or tin foil (with one small hole for air circulation) and let sit for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  8. Coat oven tray with Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  9. After 30 minutes, place dough in the oven tray.
  10. Poke capers and any other topping into the dough (and you can leave some of the toppings on the pizza also, hence the word, “topping”). 
  11. Cover dough with tomato sauce
  12. Sprinkle Daiya brand brand vegan mozzarella cheese over the pizza
  13. Cook for 15 minutes
  14. After it cooks, remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  15. Cut, serve, and enjoy!













Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Feast?

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you may be wondering what you will eat.  I tried this Tofurky brand Vegetarian Roast to let you know if it is worth buying.




It is very good!  Very similar texture to real turkey, minus the pain and suffering.  The fake turkey part is good and so is the stuffing.  I served it with baby red potatoes, baby carrots, cranberry sauce, and above all, dijon mustard.  The box says to add vegan gravy, but I added dijon mustard and it came out very well.  I thought it would be disgusting, but instead it is very good!  You may want to add extra stuffing because it is a little low on stuffing. 





So if you would like to know what to eat as a vegan on
Thanksgiving, now you know you can try Tofurky!  
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Vegan Burger



Vegan Burger
Serves 1

Equipment:
  • Tin Foil
  • Metal Tray
  • Oven
  • Plate

Ingredients:
  • Simple Truth Brand Meatless Patties
  • Daiya Brand Shredded Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  • Potato Buns
  • Ketchup
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sliced Hamburger Pickles, cut into small pieces








Directions:
  1. Preheat Oven to 450°F
  2. Place a patty on a tin foiled metal tray
  3. Cook for 10 minutes
  4. Add Vegan Cheese
  5. Cook for 1 minute
  6. Remove from oven
  7. Turn off oven
  8. Place patty on bun
  9. Add toppings (Ketchup, Mustard, and Pickles)
  10. Close bun, serve, and enjoy!

Pineapple, Strawberry, and Banana Smoothie




Equipment:
  • Blender
  • Knife
  • Glass

Ingredients:
  • Two Bananas
  • 1 pound of Strawberries
  • Half a Pineapple
  • 5 Ice Cubes

Directions:
  1. Wash, peel, and cut the fruit.
  2. Place ingredients in blender
  3. Blend until smooth texture
  4. Add ice and ice crush on and off five times, for approximately 5 seconds each
  5. Serve and Enjoy!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vegan Pizza



Equipment:
  • Small Metal Tray
  • Tin Foil
  • Oven
  • Knife

Ingredients:
  • Daiya Brand Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  • Ragu Brand Pizza Sauce
  • Rustic Crust Brand Old World Flatbreads, Gluten Free (Not the best crust, only "okay".  I selected this one because it did not contain sea salt and no dairy.)
  • Capers











Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put tin foil on the metal tray.
  3. Take crust out of bag and place on tray.
  4. Add pizza sauce and spread it around the crust.
  5. Sprinkle vegan mozzarella over the sauce.
  6. Add capers to the pizza.
  7. Lower heat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place pizza in oven,
  8. Cook for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Cut pizza into four sections.
  11. Serve and enjoy!



End of Summer Smoothie


Equipment:
  • Blender
  • Knife
  • Glass
  • Straw

Ingredients:
  • 4 Nectarines
  • 2 Bananas
  • 5 Ice Cubes

Directions:
  1. Rinse and cut nectarines, add to blender.
  2. Peel bananas and place in blender.
  3. Blend until smoothie texture.
  4. Add ice cubes and ice crush 5-6 times, 10 seconds each.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Falafels



Equipment:
  • 1 Food processor
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large pot
  • 1 Large slotted spoon
  • 1 Large tray
  • 1 Medium sauce pan
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Timer
  • Paper towels



Ingredients:
  • 1 Bunch of parsley
  • 16 OZ (1 lb, 453 grams) of dry chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
  • 1 Medium jalapeno pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons of white flour
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons crushed coriander seeds
  • 35 OZ (1 liter) of your favorite oil (vegetable oil, canola oil, etc.)
  • Desired amount of salt and pepper





Before Adding powdered ingredients.


After adding powdered ingredients.

Directions
  1. Follow directions on bag for soaking chickpeas in the large pot with water over night.
  2. Next day, drain and puree chickpeas in the food processor in two separate loads (half the chickpeas the first time and the other half the next time).  It will look like a bread crumb mixture.
  3. Put the blended chickpeas into a large bowl.
  4. Blend the parsley and the jalapeno together with 4 tablespoons of blended chickpeas; then mix into the rest of the chickpeas in the bowl.
  5. Put all the powered ingredients into a small bowl and mix together.  Then mix into the chickpea mixture.
  6. Add oil to a medium sauce pan set to high (or bake them instead, please see below for directions).
  7. Once the oil starts to sizzle, lower heat to medium high.
  8. Turn chickpea mixture into little balls and add to hot, cooking oil for 2 minutes or until light brown.
  9. Put paper towels into the tray.
  10. Put the cooked balls into a tray on top of paper towels.



      How to serve: dip in ketchup, dip in Chinese hot chili sauce, dip it into dijon mustard, crush and put into a pita, or top a salad off with it (please see December 2013 for a great salad which goes very well with falafels).  Crush and add to rice, spaghetti, and grains.  

     The falafel has been around for over 2,000 years.  It is definitely meant to be eaten by us!  I love this recipe!  I make falafels all the time now!  I add them to every meal!  I highly recommend it to everyone!

Baked Falafels:




Additional Equipment:
  • Large glass tray(s)
  • Oven
Ingredients:
Same as above, except:
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)
Directions:
Same directions as above, except:
  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Place thin layer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the tray (optional if you do not mind losing a little yield to the tray).
  3. Put falafel balls in the tray.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes; then rotate falafel balls.
  5. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes depending on size of balls and quantity in the oven.
Serve and enjoy!