Category Archives: Vegetarian Friendly

Recipes for the Lacto-ovo vegetarians (those who still eat eggs, cheese, milk).

Cashew Noodles With Brocolli And Tofu


 

Hey everyone. I know this post was supposed to be for yesterday but I was a bit preoccupied with certain thing but anyway here is you recipe for the week! I got this off This site and i just had to try it out and I have to say it is really really good! So I decided to share it with you all for you guys to try! Its healthy, easy and delicious!

CASHEW NOODLES WITH BROCCOLI AND TOFU

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Nutritional Info:

Per Serving:
480 calories (120 from fat),
13g total fat,
2.5g saturated fat,
85mg cholesterol,
600mg sodium,
67g carbohydrate
(5g dietary fiber, 4g sugar),
24g protein
Ingredients:
  • 1 large head organic broccoli, stemmed and cut into small florets
  • 3/4 pound enriched egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons prepared ginger soy vinaigrette, divided
  • 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Thai or Teriyaki baked tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
Method:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add broccoli and cook until al dente, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer broccoli to a large plate; set aside. Return water to a boil; add noodles and cook until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes; drain well. Meanwhile, put vinaigrette, cashews and 1/2 cup water into a blender and purée until smooth. Return hot noodles to pot along with cashew mixture, broccoli and tofu and cook over medium heat, tossing gently, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more; transfer to bowls and serve.

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Banana Oat (Microwave) Waffle


So I posted my banana oat waffle on Facebook and just as I promised I’m going to share with you the super duper 3 (4) ingredient RECIPE that looks sinful but its not!

HERE YOU GO!

Here are the things you will need:

Bananas
Quick Cook oats
Eggs
Cinnamon powder (optional)
Microwavable Waffle mold (I got mine from Saizen-Daiso)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Take your bananas and slice them into a lixing bowl. I’m not giving any amount because i really didn’t count. I just kinda winged the recipe

2. MASH IT!

3. Then pour almost the same amount of oats into the  mixture. Again I just estimated this. You are going to want your mixture to be thicker than oatmeal consistency because you will still be adding some whole eggs into this

4. Next get 2-3 whole eggs and mix them separately at first then add them to your banana and oats. Just estimate how much you will need. This time around you will want your waffle mixture to become close to oatmeal consistency.

5. Mix ‘em all up! and you can add a dash of cinammon for that delicious scent and added flavour. :P

6. Get your waffle mold and place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into it (again it depends on you)

7. Then pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds on Medium High

8. Wait and then DING! take it out and you’re done!!

It is sooo very easy! I make these for my small meals (snacks) I eat about 2 of them during mid morning or mid afternoon. Its healthy, its got no added sugars except for the ones found naturally in bananas. And this has NO OIL!

You can cook this in a non stick pan as well if you prefer to make them into pancakes but I find that doing that kinda makes it a bit dry. But again it is your preference.

So I hope you enjoyed this recipe! let me know in the comments below!

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Vegetarian Big Mac


Vegetarian Big Mac (burger) by Hungry Girl

Hungry Girl Vegetarian Big Mac

Calories:  234
Serves: 1

NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 946mg
Carbs: 45g
Fiber: 9.5g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 14.5g

I saw this recipe on the Hungry Girl Website and I was just stunned. One of the things I miss eating (because Im vegetarian) is a good burger. Now, Big Mac isn’t exactly the BEST burger in town (please don’t kill me) but its still a favourite past time. But because of this recipe I have to say, Vegetarians can eat Big Macs! plus those who are looking for a hea;lthier alternative to the over 500 calorie burger, well this is it! I hope you have a good time making this and eating it!

INGREDIENTS:

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/8 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. finely minced onion or 1/2 tsp. dried minced onion

Sandwich

  • 2 portabella mushroom caps
  • 1 1/2 small light hamburger buns (1 top and 2 bottoms), or HG Alternative!
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce, divided
  • 1 slice fat-free American cheese
  • 1 tbsp. diced onion, divided
  • 3 hamburger dill pickle chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • To make the sauce, combine dressing, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Mix well. Stir in minced onion and set aside.
  • Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Place mushroom caps side by side in the skillet, rounded sides down. Cover and cook until soft, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Place one bun bottom on a plate, and spread with half of the sauce. Top with half of the lettuce (2 tbsp.), followed by the cheese slice. Place one cooked mushroom cap on top, and sprinkle with half of the diced onion (1/2 tbsp.).
  • Spread remaining half of the sauce on the other bun bottom, and place it on the sandwich, sauce side up. Top with pickle chips and the remaining 2 tbsp. lettuce. Top with the remaining mushroom cap and remaining 1/2 tbsp. onion.
  • Add the bun top and open wide!

NOTES:

HG Alternative! Feel free to use 1 bun as opposed to 1 1/2 — just spread the 2nd half of the sauce on top of the 1st cooked mushroom (instead of the middle bun piece). Then your burger will have 194 calories, 1.5g fat, 854mg sodium, 38g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 12g sugars, and 12.5g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*).

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Lara Krystle Novales
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Vegetable Pasta


Vegetable Pasta (Meat Less Mondays)

Calories: 313
Serves: 6

Nutritional Serving:
Fat: 2g
Protein: 14g
Carbs: 64g
Sugar: 3g

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Pound whole-wheat Spagetti
  • 10 ounces mixed frozen vegetables, Thawed
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly grated rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons minced onions
  • 2 Teaspoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook spaghetti according to directions
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, toss the mixed vegetables to warm them
  3. Mix rosemary, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper with the vegetables
  4. Pour vegetables over spaghetti and serve, springkling with Parmesan cheese

Tips: You can even add some button mushrooms so that your pasta can have a little bit of creamy-ness to it and you can have something like “meat” to sink your teeth into.

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Buffalo “Chicken”-Vegetarian Style


 

Vegetarian Buffalo Wings

If you are like me and love Chicken wings and love spicy dishes but is a vagatarian or is striving to eat healthier. I just found the perfect solution for us! Thanks to http://www.thecurvycarrot.com and her amazing recipe that she found from PETA we vegetarians can enjoy a meat-free buffalo chicken snack!

INGREDIENTS:

For serving:  Bleu cheese dressing, celery, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2.  In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, flour, and garlic salt, whisking until mostly smooth (it’s ok if there are a few lumps left).

3. Very gently (cauliflower can be pretty delicate), place the cauliflower in the bowl and lightly toss to completely coat with the buttermilk mixture.

4. Place the cauliflower in a shallow baking dish and bake for about 15-18 minutes or so (watch it, it may start to brown up quickly on you.)

5. Meanwhile, combine the buffalo sauce and the melted butter in a small bowl.

6. Carefully remove the hot cauliflower from the oven and pour the buffalo sauce mixture over it, stirring gently to coat it as best you can.

7. Return the cauliflower to the oven and bake for another 5-8 minutes or so. Let cool slightly and serve immediately.

Cauliflower Crust


I found this neat recipe on my tumblr dashboard and decided to share it with you guys. I haven’t tried it yet personally but I will on Sunday!

Cauliflower crust

As some of you have been asking for the cauliflower crust recipe, I decided to write it down; I hope this helps.

1) These are the ingredients I used: cauliflower, eggs, carrots and parsley. Of course you can skip the carrots or the parsley or even add other things.
2) Shred the cauliflower, watch out for your fingers, it might hurt a little.
3) Shred your carrots and add them.
4) Cut the parsley to tiny pieces, add eggs, salt and pepper.
5) Mix everything well!
6) Get your pan and heat up some oil – I used olive oil.
7) Fill the mixture inside of the pan, disperse it a little and put the top back on the pan.
8) Wait about 8 minutes. As long as your cauliflower crust roasts, you can make a nice cup of tea and cut all other ingredients that you want to put on top of your crust, be creative, everything is possible and absolutely delicious!

9) Flip your crust –  It might be difficult and about to break – try to use a plate to flip it. Once you’ve managed this, let it roast on the other side for some more minutes.

10) Now decorate it with anything you want and enjoy this healthy heaven!

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Post Holiday Detox – The Low Down and the Recipes


Post Holiday Detox – The Low Down and the Recipes

Okay everyone Today I will be posting about detox and several useful Detox recipes for everyone. Why? Well First things first. The holiday Season is technically over. A million of us have new years resolution of “losing weight” or “gettinghealthY” but during the holiday celebrations we did not exactly eat healthy or really put into thought what we put into our bodies. right. For most of us we porbably ate a lot of these during the holiday celebrations

Of course you can add the turkey and the likes. But this is the general idea. And we end up feeling like “crap” after the holiday season ends. Mainly because we over-ate, drank too much, partied too hard, and we totally sabotaged what could have been a great start of the year. But fret not. There is a way to counter all that and start anew. Its called DETOX.

What is detox? It is the short form of Detoxification, the process of removing toxins from your body.

Before anything else. You will hear a lot of DETOX DIETS going around. mind you those are unsafe and not good because they are done in long periods of time. You will lose TONS of weight but right after those “DETOX DIETS” you will gain all of the weight back plus more in record time. 

Why detox? And what does it mean?

It’s about cleaning up. Toxins enter your body through the air, water, conventionally produced foods, chemicals in cleaners, plastics… and the list goes on. Over time, these toxins build up in the tissues, organs, and blood faster than your natural cleansing organs (the kidneys and liver) can handle. That’s when your body benefits from an intentional boost: a detox.

This kind of cleansing program can be anything from a full-on fast to a light eating plan that includes lots of vegetables and whole grains with nutrients that help your body eliminate toxic elements. Hard-to-digest proteins, fats, and refined-flour products are minimized, and sugar is all but eliminated to give your body a break from this nutritional pitfall.

How long should a cleanse last?

People who eat a healthy, mostly plant-based diet usually cleanse for one to three days. But if your diet is less than healthy, a cleanse can be maintained with no ill effects for up to two weeks; even at its longest, it’s not harmful (I only do a three-day detox because Im already a vegetarian anything longer than that will activate starvation mode in my body). When detoxing, you’ll soon find that you feel lighter and you’ll probably lose weight in the bargain; afterward, you’ll likely feel more energetic.

So here are a few recipes for you guys to try.

All the recipes here can be used at any time of day. You can typically start with juices for a full day, then move to the consommé and solid food, with Detox Green Rolls as a refreshing snack any time I need an energy boost. And remember, any cleanse is temporary; before long, you’ll reintroduce foods like whole-grain breads, avocado, lean protein, olive and other oils, all worthy elements in a richly flavored and healthy diet.

Green Rolls

Detox Green Rolls Recipe

Serves 6 / Chilled, these beauties make a refreshing snack. You’ll find yourself whipping them up whether you are cleansing or not! Prep tip: After detox, add some good fats with a strip of avocado in each roll

Greens Juice

Detox Greens Juice

Serves 2 / Jam-packed with nutrients and supportive of your body’s cleanse action, this juice can prevent the fatigue that sometimes accompanies a cleanse. Apple adds just a touch of sweetness.

Carrot, Lemon, and Wheatgrass Juice

Carrot Lemon and Wheatgrass Juice

Serves 2 / You’ll love how you feel after downing this vitamin-C-rich drink. Ingredient tip: Look for wheatgrass juice in the freezer section of a natural food store; it’s generally sold in 12-packs of 1-ounce shots.

Daikon and Shiitake Consommé

DAikon and Shitake Consomme

Serves 4 / This clear, hydrating broth is a great starter course for any meal, so keep this in your repertoire even after your detox is over. Deeply cleansing and relaxing, this delicate soup keeps your body at its peak. Prep tips: You can add chile spice or cayenne to this soup to stimulate circulation and intensify your cleanse. Just a scant pinch while the soup is cooking does the trick. To make a heartier meal post-detox, add edamame, cooked brown rice, or tofu cubes.

Green Tea-Scented Quinoa with Corn

Green Tea Scented Quinoa with Corn

Serves 4–6 / Quick cooking, high in protein, and loaded with flavor, quinoa will become your go-to grain, whether cleansing or not. This recipe is packed with antioxidants and nutrients to get you through your detox with strength. Prep tip: Brew the tea lightly so that it does not turn the quinoa bitter during cooking.

Garlicky Greens with Lemon

Galicky Greens with Lemon

Serves 4 / Leafy greens are high in chlorophyll, crucial for protecting the liver and ridding the body of toxins. They’re also rich in nutritious antioxidants called carotenoids. An ample dose of garlic boosts circulation and increases liver enzymes that remove toxins. Recipe by Lisa Turner.

Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

Carrot salad with sesame Seeds

Serves 2 / This fresh, simple salad is loaded with fiber to promote regular elimination; and carrots and parsley contain abundant carotenoid antioxidants. Parsley also acts as a mild diuretic to flush out toxins. Recipe by Lisa Turner. (source: delicious living).

Whether it was a string of holiday parties or just too much of a good thing, sometimes the body needs a break. Banish feelings of bloat, fatigue, and constipation with these healthy recipes. The main ingredient in each dish is known for having detox properties that help the body’s digestive system do its job even better. In no time at all, you’ll be feeling lighter and more energized!

Let me know if you tried them and how you felt after wards.

xoxo
Lara