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20

Mar

hey followers! i've moved

maybe in the future i will separate my vegan cooking posts from my life blog, but for now they will coexist. if you are interested in following me just click the link above!

24

Sep

RECIPE: Perfect Banana Smoothie

This is going to sound really simple and that’s because it is. I make this in my Magic Bullet on hot afternoons like this one (It’s 90ºF here in Binghamton, NY). It is super refreshing, it’s got fiber and protein, and it’s got potassium. This is my super drink. Enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 1):

1 medium banana
1 cup (8 oz.) Silk Light Vanilla Soymilk
4 ice cubes

Instructions:

1. Peel the banana, compost that peel, and then throw that banana on into the blender/magic bullet.
2. Add in the Soymilk followed by the ice cubes.
3. Seal it on up and blend it
4. When the mixture looks smooth and nothing looks like its bouncing around inside it should be the perfect consistency!

Nutrition:

185 calories, 1.9g fat, 0.1g sat. fat, 0mg cholesterol, 92.6mg sodium, 37g carbs, 4.1g fiber, 21.4g sugar, 7.3g protein 

*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Top of the Crop Café and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

07

Sep

Vegan Rosh Hashanah
I have been slaving in the kitchen all day preparing vegan options for our annual Rosh Hashanah dinners. Jews love to eat food for any reason, whether it be the New Year, a wedding, or a death. I would give you the backstory to this holiday, but I know you all know how to use Wikipedia.
I made Vegan Baked Falafel with a Soyogurt Dipping Sauce. I put too much salt in the Soyogurt but forgot to put salt in the Falafel, so I’m pretty sure it will work out. I also made a really good Cous Cous with a Vegetable Stew. It’s got turmeric in it too so the Cous Cous has a yellow tint to it. The last thing I made was Apple Pomegranate Tempeh which was basically Tempeh that I marinated in a Garlic Applesauce with Cinnamon and Pomegranate with a touch of Agave.
Let’s see if the guests enjoy the vegan dishes. I’m crossing my fingers. I don’t think I did my best work, but it all came out pretty decent. My cooking is a work in progress.Pictures and story tomorrow. I’m sorry for the lack of posts. Between getting back from Canada, settling into my new apartment, and going through the first week of classes, things have been pretty hectic. I’ll be back to normal soon, I promise!
I have been cooking and will have some new quick fix recipes to share that I use when I’m in a rush out the door and need to bring something to eat for lunch to school.
L’shanah tovah!

Vegan Rosh Hashanah

I have been slaving in the kitchen all day preparing vegan options for our annual Rosh Hashanah dinners. Jews love to eat food for any reason, whether it be the New Year, a wedding, or a death. I would give you the backstory to this holiday, but I know you all know how to use Wikipedia.

I made Vegan Baked Falafel with a Soyogurt Dipping Sauce. I put too much salt in the Soyogurt but forgot to put salt in the Falafel, so I’m pretty sure it will work out. I also made a really good Cous Cous with a Vegetable Stew. It’s got turmeric in it too so the Cous Cous has a yellow tint to it. The last thing I made was Apple Pomegranate Tempeh which was basically Tempeh that I marinated in a Garlic Applesauce with Cinnamon and Pomegranate with a touch of Agave.

Let’s see if the guests enjoy the vegan dishes. I’m crossing my fingers. I don’t think I did my best work, but it all came out pretty decent. My cooking is a work in progress.

Pictures and story tomorrow. I’m sorry for the lack of posts. Between getting back from Canada, settling into my new apartment, and going through the first week of classes, things have been pretty hectic. I’ll be back to normal soon, I promise!

I have been cooking and will have some new quick fix recipes to share that I use when I’m in a rush out the door and need to bring something to eat for lunch to school.

L’shanah tovah!

22

Aug

Green Melody is closed until further notice

If Green Melody isn’t open by the time I come home for the first break of the year in 2 weeks, I’m going to cry. This place is my favorite restaurant on the island.

16

Aug

AARTI WON NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR

Here is a recipe from the person I really wanted to win Next Food Network Star. She has such an amazing personality and amazing recipes and SHE ENDED UP WINNING TONIGHT!

This is a great recipe by her that I modify a little. I also use soyogurt instead of actual yogurt.

By the way… I’m not dead. I just have been pretty busy because I am going back up to Binghamton in exactly a week. I will have tons of updates really soon. I really hope I am talking to someone and that all these updates are not to myself! Even if they are, at least I’m having fun :]

11

Aug

I am back from Canada

Expect many updates soon!

07

Aug

Hey everyone, I’m in Canada!

I will have a load of updates for you when I get back, so expect that during the coming week. I am having some great adventures here in Mont-Tremblant!

04

Aug

Every time I pour myself a drink I put a bunch of cubed ice in it. After the drink is gone, I can make it last longer by biting into the flavor infused cubes of wonder. Aparently that is a sign of having anemia (link), but I just had my annual checkup and bloodwork and that isn’t the case. Some people just like eating ice, and I’m glad to know I’m not alone in that!
:]
inthefade:

A cup of crushed ice. I never leave home without it. If you ask what my favorite snack is, crushed ice would be my answer.

Every time I pour myself a drink I put a bunch of cubed ice in it. After the drink is gone, I can make it last longer by biting into the flavor infused cubes of wonder. Aparently that is a sign of having anemia (link), but I just had my annual checkup and bloodwork and that isn’t the case. Some people just like eating ice, and I’m glad to know I’m not alone in that!

:]

inthefade:

A cup of crushed ice. I never leave home without it. If you ask what my favorite snack is, crushed ice would be my answer.

Thank you so much! I started at 17 with my mom as well. She hasn’t reached her goal yet but is still going strong. I have been lifetime for over 2 years now.
I wish you all the luck in the world with your journey!
:]
weightwatchersgoals:

topofthecropcafe:

154.4 lbs. - Me with the same pants in the photo before, taken just now

That’s pretty awesome, and inspirational. I’m proud of you (even if we don’t know each other xD haha)
:D

Thank you so much! I started at 17 with my mom as well. She hasn’t reached her goal yet but is still going strong. I have been lifetime for over 2 years now.

I wish you all the luck in the world with your journey!

:]

weightwatchersgoals:

topofthecropcafe:

154.4 lbs. - Me with the same pants in the photo before, taken just now

That’s pretty awesome, and inspirational. I’m proud of you (even if we don’t know each other xD haha)

:D

154.4 lbs. - Me with the same pants in the photo before, taken just now

154.4 lbs. - Me with the same pants in the photo before, taken just now