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I've been working on gradually going from over 350lbs to a healthy new me over 5 years, vegan for a little over 3 years now!!

“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

Vegan Pizza - Cafe MAC

It was a vegan pesto, and vegan cheese (kinda looks like tofu on top), sun dries tomatoes and oven roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach, jalapeños, caramelized onions, zucchini squash!

AMAZING!! My non vegan coworker had like 3 slices and loved it too!!

Oo and my brown rice flour M&Ms with chocolate chip mosals cookie…it was a long day I earned it!!

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Vegan Pizza - Cafe MAC

It was a vegan pesto, and vegan cheese (kinda looks like tofu on top), sun dries tomatoes and oven roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach, jalapeños, caramelized onions, zucchini squash!

AMAZING!! My non vegan coworker had like 3 slices and loved it too!!

Oo and my brown rice flour M&Ms with chocolate chip mosals cookie…it was a long day I earned it!!
be-freeatlast:

this infographic is from Gristle which is an AWESOMELY informative book. I highly recommend everyone pick up a copy!


What’s on your plate for lunch?

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be-freeatlast:

this infographic is from Gristle which is an AWESOMELY informative book. I highly recommend everyone pick up a copy!

What’s on your plate for lunch?

Thirsty Thursday Red Morning Juice

  • 6 Stalks Celery 
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Large Lemon 
  • 1 Red Beet no greens
  • 1 Roma Tomatoe
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Serrano no seeds
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 1 Red Apple
  • 2 Cloves Garlic

A nice spice, garlic and Serrano cleared the sinuses right up!

Christmas dinner with my diva love!!


24diner on 6th and Lamar by Waterloo records

CORN FRITTERS
Cornmeal, creamed corn, buttermilk, jalapeño remoulade |

So not vegan but yummy!!

BETSY’S VEGGIE BURGER
Pain au lait bun, fontina, fresh poblano, red bell peppers, red onion, jalapeños, avocado, herb-lime vinaigrette. Housemade veggie patty: beets, mushrooms, lentils, rice, pumpkin seeds & golden flaxseeds |

Totally vegan and soo amazing…my carnivore friend asked what kind if meat it was!!!

Nom nom time!! 

Vegan baked Mac and cheese with tofurkey sausage 

Arugula and baby mustard greens side salad


I’ve been craving this and OMG hit the spot

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Nom nom time!!

Vegan baked Mac and cheese with tofurkey sausage

Arugula and baby mustard greens side salad


I’ve been craving this and OMG hit the spot

travegan:

Where do you get your calcium? Um, everywhere!

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travegan:

Where do you get your calcium? Um, everywhere!

(Source: veg-for-life)

Nothing Is Impossible: Energy Boosting Food →

health-heaven:


Oats

This food is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, thiamin, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of manganese.


Lentils

Lentils are rich sources of protein, folic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin C, B…

Worked out for about 30 min some treadmill and weights 

20 min of yoga and stretching 


Decided to cook something nom!

Portabellos, onions and red and yellow bell peppers sautéed, half an avocado mushed with some garbanzo beans and seasoning spread on some toasted bread
(best spread…guac and humus in one!)

Garbanzo beans sautéed with garlic and onions and seasonings

Almond milk and water


Hello healthy and nom!!

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Worked out for about 30 min some treadmill and weights

20 min of yoga and stretching


Decided to cook something nom!

Portabellos, onions and red and yellow bell peppers sautéed, half an avocado mushed with some garbanzo beans and seasoning spread on some toasted bread
(best spread…guac and humus in one!)

Garbanzo beans sautéed with garlic and onions and seasonings

Almond milk and water


Hello healthy and nom!!

dimpledvegan:

little-veganite:

People seem to always forget about honey. :c

This made me really sad :(


Wow!

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dimpledvegan:

little-veganite:

People seem to always forget about honey. :c

This made me really sad :(

Wow!

(Source: aceknightxvx)

Sep 25th at 6PM / via: onecupofcafe / op: aceknightxvx / tagged: vegan. honey. bees. vegetarian. healthy. tea. organic. food. / reblog / 249 notes
Lunch time!! 

Wok-fried minced tofu with toasted rice kernel, mint, basil, fried garlic, banana flowers, napa cabbage, garnished w cucumber slices, tomatoes and jalapeño slices and limes

Paired with a pure empowermint Yerba mate very refreshing and awakening!!

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Lunch time!!

Wok-fried minced tofu with toasted rice kernel, mint, basil, fried garlic, banana flowers, napa cabbage, garnished w cucumber slices, tomatoes and jalapeño slices and limes

Paired with a pure empowermint Yerba mate very refreshing and awakening!!
theberlinveganist:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates was definitely on to something. Have you ever wondered why some people are always full of energy, always on the go, don’t need a lot of sleep and are rarely if ever sick? 
Most people don’t realize how much the pH level of the food you eat and your body affects your organs and immune system. The typical western diet of processed and fried foods, refined grains, meat, dairy, and sugar are extremely acidic and result in acidic residues after digestion. As our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline it’s recommended that we eat approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods too.  Nearly all of our physiological functions, including immune system, cardiovascular and digestive functions including most of our enzyme and metabolic processes require that our bodily pH is slightly alkaline. This prevents diseases since most bacteria and viruses can not survive in an alkaline state.  Also, organs within our digestive system, such as the pancreas, have functions to balance the pH of the digesting food.  The pancreas releases sodium bicarbonate into the small intestine to neutralize the stomach acids.  Eating acidic foods puts futher stress on the pancreas and can actually cause diabetes.  Eating alkaline foods removes this stress from the pancreas and allows it to function properly.  An overly acidic system could lead to symptoms like lack of energy, fatigue, digestive disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, allergies, respiratory ailments, depression, colds, flu and other chronic illness. Another affect of having an acidic body is that calcium is pulled from your bones to balance the pH which can cause bone loss.
It’s worth remembering that the pH of the food item itself may not be accurately reflective of its affect on the body.  For example, citris fruits are naturally very acidic, however, when they are digested, they have an alkalizing affect on the body.  Therefore, oranges, graprefruits, and lemons are considered alkaline foods because of the affect they have on your body’s pH level, not by their natural pH level.
Here are some of my favourite alkaline recipies:
Tamari Pumpkin Seeds
I love adding pumpkin seeds to jazz up salads and pasta dishes and I recently found out that they have the added bonus of also being the only seeds that are alkaline forming.  If you want to give them an extra kick try dry roasting them in a frying pan and then adding 1-2 tsp of tamari or soy sauce.
Lemon Water
Lemons are veritable wonders. Not only do they top the list of the most alkaline forming foods but lemon juice is high in vitamin C, B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium.  If that wasn’t enough it also has great digestive qualities and can help cleanse the body of toxins.
Spinach
Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D so adding a spinach salad (spinach, walnuts, lemon juice  and avocado) to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.
Millet
Millet is punchy powerfood, the only alkalizing grain and is a great source of protein. It has a sweet nutty flavor and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available.
Adapted from these articles; Care2 and Mission Vitality

 

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theberlinveganist:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Hippocrates was definitely on to something. Have you ever wondered why some people are always full of energy, always on the go, don’t need a lot of sleep and are rarely if ever sick?
 

Most people don’t realize how much the pH level of the food you eat and your body affects your organs and immune system. The typical western diet of processed and fried foods, refined grains, meat, dairy, and sugar are extremely acidic and result in acidic residues after digestion. As our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline it’s recommended that we eat approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods too.  Nearly all of our physiological functions, including immune system, cardiovascular and digestive functions including most of our enzyme and metabolic processes require that our bodily pH is slightly alkaline. This prevents diseases since most bacteria and viruses can not survive in an alkaline state.  Also, organs within our digestive system, such as the pancreas, have functions to balance the pH of the digesting food.  The pancreas releases sodium bicarbonate into the small intestine to neutralize the stomach acids.  Eating acidic foods puts futher stress on the pancreas and can actually cause diabetes.  Eating alkaline foods removes this stress from the pancreas and allows it to function properly.  An overly acidic system could lead to symptoms like lack of energy, fatigue, digestive disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, allergies, respiratory ailments, depression, colds, flu and other chronic illness. Another affect of having an acidic body is that calcium is pulled from your bones to balance the pH which can cause bone loss.

It’s worth remembering that the pH of the food item itself may not be accurately reflective of its affect on the body.  For example, citris fruits are naturally very acidic, however, when they are digested, they have an alkalizing affect on the body.  Therefore, oranges, graprefruits, and lemons are considered alkaline foods because of the affect they have on your body’s pH level, not by their natural pH level.

Here are some of my favourite alkaline recipies:

Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

I love adding pumpkin seeds to jazz up salads and pasta dishes and I recently found out that they have the added bonus of also being the only seeds that are alkaline formingIf you want to give them an extra kick try dry roasting them in a frying pan and then adding 1-2 tsp of tamari or soy sauce.

Lemon Water

Lemons are veritable wonders. Not only do they top the list of the most alkaline forming foods but lemon juice is high in vitamin C, B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium.  If that wasn’t enough it also has great digestive qualities and can help cleanse the body of toxins.

Spinach

Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D so adding a spinach salad (spinach, walnuts, lemon juice  and avocado) to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.

Millet

Millet is punchy powerfood, the only alkalizing grain and is a great source of protein. It has a sweet nutty flavor and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available.

Adapted from these articles; Care2 and Mission Vitality


 

Sunday Dinner time!! 

2 beefless sliders 

pan grilled lightly seasoned and toasted the buns in the pan as well

Topped each with 1/4 of avavado an some salsa verde!

Yummy!!

Also did Jillian’s 30 day shred level 1 wooo fitness!!

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Sunday Dinner time!!

2 beefless sliders

pan grilled lightly seasoned and toasted the buns in the pan as well

Topped each with 1/4 of avavado an some salsa verde!

Yummy!!

Also did Jillian’s 30 day shred level 1 wooo fitness!!