I started out with a bit of oil, minced garlic, slices of onion, firm tofu, lots of mushrooms and seasoning for a stir fry. Then I added some Thai pad sauce and a load of broccoli. Yeah. It was epic. We’re watching the Super Bowl. Cheers! Continue reading Tofu Stir Fry
Nothing beats a bowl of hot miso soup for nutrition and ease of preparation! I boil 2 cups of water and add a tablespoon of miso with minced garlic and diced firm tofu. Later, I add spinach and stir until it softens. That’s it! Serve with brown rice and you have a nutritious, simple meal! Continue reading Miso Soup
Last night I put a quart of veggie broth in the slow cooker with some onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots, turmeric, ground cumin and a cup and a half of Hurst’s 15-Beans. That’s a mix of beans like pinto, lima, garbanzo, split peas, kidney, white, red, lentil, you get the idea! I also added a cup … Continue reading 15-Bean Vegan Soup
This is surprisingly easy to fix. I start with some oil and tofu in a frying pan over medium heat. I add garlic and shallot, stirring as it browns. Then comes the kimchi. My wife is a native of Korea and makes the best kimchi (no fish sauce). After about five more minutes, I add … Continue reading Kimchi Stir Fry
Again? Yeah, don’t judge. I spent the morning freezing my bippy off while my daughter ice skated for two hours! Nothing like spicy vegan soup to warm you up! I’ve got mushrooms, brown rice cake, peppers, spinach, garlic, shallots, kimchi, Sriracha, wasabi and beer. Hmm… I’m feeling pretty good about lunch right now! Continue reading Again?
Can’t get enough. Love this meal! Continue reading Vegan Spiced Soup
Last day of the four-day weekend. Rainy and cold, so no running today. I think I’ll workout in my home gym. Have a healthy day! Continue reading Spinach Salad
It’s just as tasty the second night! All I did was heat it up! Continue reading Leftovers
Happy New Year! I’m enjoying my biggest meal of the day with a delicious serving of mushroom soup. I added these slices of portobellos along with tofu, baby potatoes, spinach, olives, green onions, cashews and brown rice! I started with a quart of veggie stock, some garlic and basil and some jalepeños. Hope you have … Continue reading Mushroom Soup
Lately I’ve strayed from the path of a salad a day and I’ve paid the price! Dr. Joel Fuhrman recommends eating one leafy meal a day in his outstanding book, Eat to Live. When I followed his advice, I was consistently weighing in below 200 pounds. My holiday feast of Tofurkey brought me up to … Continue reading Romaine Salad
What a pleasant surprise this was! I half expected this to taste like a processed shoe, but it was actually a cruelty-free vegan alternative to turkey. As a former connoisseur of meat, I could hardly taste the difference. They nailed the taste and texture of this holiday favorite. It’s made from wheat gluten and tofu … Continue reading Yuletide Feast
I’m announcing the launch of a new blog: The Oatmeal Project at http://365oatmeal.com. Since October, I’ve been making oatmeal every morning and dutifully capturing a high-resolution studio image. Daily photography is a great hobby and I’ve completed many 365 photography projects featuring our kids, selfies, my awesome car and even our beautiful cat. Shooting oatmeal … Continue reading The Oatmeal Project
I’m kind of happy with the way this turned out. No recipe. I just kept adding stuff and ended up with an awesome vegan meal: Leek Onion and Mushroom Soup with tofu, cilantro, Asian chives, peppers and beer! Cheers! Continue reading Leek Soup
Can’t stop! Continue reading Addicted to Spicy Vegan Soup!
My favorite meal of all time is Thai Vegan Noodle Soup! Continue reading Friday night and that means spicy vegan soup!
I may not post to the blog daily, but I’ve been shooting food pics for every meal. Soon I will be organizing these into a cookbook project. It may be a simple free ebook with vegan recipes, but I hope to have something done next month. Watch this space! I post daily to Instagram as … Continue reading Lately …
Folks, I hope you’re Thanksgiving celebration was as happy as ours (if you celebrated!). We had a great relaxing day of doing nothing but eating and enjoying family time. My family isn’t vegan yet. I’m the sole one. But they are leaning vegan. I still fix my own meals. But they do enjoy my cooking … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Good eating tonight! This is a vegan stir fry with a Korean twist. I added paekchu kimchi with tofu, garlic, onion, sesame seeds and sesame seed oil with a side of brown rice and red wine! Still under 200 and I ran three miles after work. Cheers! Continue reading Kimchi Stir Fry
Studies find eating 3 grams of oat fiber per day (about the amount in a one-cup serving) can lower total cholesterol by 8% to 23%! Continue reading Steel-cut Oatmeal
I found a good article on oatmeal nutrition facts. It turns out that daily oatmeal will lower bad cholesterol. We’ll see! Before I went vegan, I had high cholesterol levels. My doctor had me on medication. With a vegan lifestyle, my levels went way down — enough that he told me I didn’t need the … Continue reading Scottish Oatmeal
When I first started out cooking, I had to have a recipe there guiding me along every step of the way. These days, I just wing it. You know, it’s kind of hard to screw up! You learn what tastes good together and then it’s just a matter of how much do you add. For … Continue reading Spicy Vegan Soup with no recipe
Okay, now for something out of the ordinary … Southern Vegan Stir Fry, with an Asian twist. Black beans, red peppers, kale, vegan imitation chicken and myung beans along with a side of soaked brown rice make this a delicious meal. The Sam Adams helped a little too! Cheers! Continue reading Southern Vegan Stir Fry
Keeping it simple with tofu, minced garlic and mixed veggies. The brown rice we cook is soaked a couple of days before going into the rice cooker. This gets is started germinating. I guess this is better for you. It sure tastes better. Brown rice usually is a far cry from white rice when it … Continue reading Vegan Stir Fry
There is no better way to start the day than by fueling up with oatmeal and fruits! Continue reading Good Morning!
Here’s an updated recipe of my famous spicy vegan soup! It’s famous around our house, at least. I’ve posted it to My Fitness Pal. But here’s a screenshot: Continue reading Recipe: Spicy Vegan Soup
There is an awesome editing app called “Replay.” I highly recommend you check it out. You identify the content on your iPhone or iPad and it automatically creates a kick-ass music video. I selected every meal that I took a photo of during the month of October — 93 meals in all — and it … Continue reading Happy World Vegan Day!
When it’s cold and rainy out, nothing is better than piping, hot spicy vegan soup! I started with four cups of veggie broth and added sliced rice cake (Korean ttok). Then I added a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, a teaspoon of Sriracha, tofu, garlic, onion, a teaspoon of soy sauce, a teaspoon of canola … Continue reading Spicy Vegan Soup
Happy November! I tried something a little different this morning: Bob’s Red Mill Organic Scottish Oatmeal. It’s a finer grind than my usual steel-cut oats, and results in a texture similar to cream of wheat! I soaked a 1/2 of the Scottish oats overnight and brought it to a boil. It was creamy and ready … Continue reading Bob’s Red Mill Organic Scottish Oatmeal
Ran three miles last night and weighed a consistent 197 pounds this morning! Oatmeal for breakfast. Salad for lunch. Soup or vegan stir fry for dinner. It works, people! Continue reading Oatmeal Rules!
This morning’s oatmeal is mixed with frozen berries, bananas, walnut, almond, cashew, sunflower seeds, pipettes, goji berries, shredded coconut, vanilla extract and chia seeds! My morning weight is holding steady at 197 lbs. I’m certain my consistent diet of oatmeal, salads and soup or vegan stir fry, along with copious amounts of running, is making … Continue reading Time for Oatmeal!
Lately I’ve been experimenting with soaking my oats. The longer you soak, the less time you have to cook it in the morning. Last night, I put a pint of water in with a 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats. At 6 a.m. this morning, I poured it into a saucepan and cooked on medium heat … Continue reading Soaked Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Today we went to the Korean market west of Baltimore. We loaded up on supplies, which included some organic miso. It worked well with 2 cups of water! I added two teaspoons of miso and brought it to a light boil. I added cubes of extra firm tofu, two minced garlic cloves and a chopped … Continue reading Miso Soup
So you know, I make oatmeal every morning. Seriously I’ve done this for months now. It’s just what I do. I boil two cups of filtered water, add 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats (sometimes I soak them the night before), prepare a bowl full of berries, nuts and seeds and 25 minutes later, I’m in … Continue reading Behind the Scenes
Kale is great without any dressing. Here I’ve got mixed Asian veggies — quick frozen when they were perfectly ripe. I added some minced garlic and imitation chicken with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. There’s a bit of cilantro sauce added for good measure. And then a glass of wine to take the edge … Continue reading Dinner of Champions
Oatmeal for breakfast. Salad for lunch. Soup for dinner. I’ve never eaten this good! Continue reading Go Vegan!
I went crazy with shredded coconut this morning. Did you know that 1 cup of the stuff has nearly 3 grams of protein? Also, coconut has lots of fiber, iron and zinc. That is all. Enjoy a healthy day! Continue reading Because, you know, oatmeal
Lunch yesterday was so fast and easy to make, I decided to make Miso Soup again, but this time with rice and kimchi! This time I had loads more tofu. Very tasty, indeed! For dinner, I chopped up some pinto beans and added some Wegman’s Black Bean Sauce. I know, why? We didn’t have any … Continue reading What a day!
This morning I made oatmeal. Big surprise, eh? Heavy on the strawberries with my usual nuts, seeds and cinnamon. Also, we have fresh bananas in the house, so there you have it! Do you drink coffee in the morning? I went a couple of years without coffee. I just enjoy the taste and smell too … Continue reading Surprise! Oatmeal
So simple to make, Miso soup is packed with protein and tastes great. I took two cups of filtered water to a boil and added 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of miso. I had fried some slabs of tofu in a separate pan with garlic and shallots. To the soup stock, I added a couple of … Continue reading Miso Soup
Soaking your oats the night before is definitely the way to go; however, time travel is not an option! I forgot. Oh well, it was still tasty. I use two cups of filtered water with a 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats. This morning I went with the mixed frozen berries again, plus cashews, walnuts, ground … Continue reading Happy Saturday!
One tablespoon of oil with three cloves of minced garlic, 3 oz. of firm tofu. Cook until browned. Add a quart of veggie broth, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce, some dry basil, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, some diced onions and simmer. Add some bok choy, sliced mushrooms and … Continue reading Spicy Vegan Soup is a Friday Thing!
Last night I put a 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats in a pint of filtered water — in a mason jar — and covered it up. This morning, I poured the soaked oats into a saucepan and boiled it for 15 minutes. I added it to a half-pint mixture of seeds, nuts, ground flaxseed and … Continue reading Oatmeal is King
This morning’s breakfast oatmeal feature mixed fruits such as pineapple, peaches and strawberries! To speed up my morning routine, I prepared little mason jars fulls of seeds, nuts, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and shredded coconut. How easy! Just open the jar and add it to the fruit! I boil two cups of water and add 1/2 … Continue reading Pineapple and more in my Oatmeal!
And there you have it. Cheers! Continue reading Vegan Stir Fry
It’s going to be a great vegan day! Here’s my breakfast of strawberry and banana steel-cut oatmeal with nuts and seeds, shredded coconut and cinnamon! 201 pounds this morning thanks to my 10k run last night! Continue reading Happy Saturday!