Vegan Recipes & Vegetarian Recipes Are Not Lost- They Moved!

The Menu was getting cluttered so, I organized and I also gave you Two Delicious New Vegan Recipes! One of the recipes is a yummy dessert!

Starting now, go to Favorite Recipes 2017 and you will see all the Vegan and Vegetarian recipes I’ve given you so far. I’m also going to do a little work explaining some food items. I gave you a wonderful Vegan grocery list, however there are items on the list that I travel to purchase. Some of you may be in the same situation I’m in and not even know what the product looks like. So, I thought it would be helpful to pull some menu items and give you a link where you can shop online and see what you need to buy. I’m also going to add a list of “hidden” animal ingredients in “Vegan” food.

I’m thinking about Vegan Taco Tuesday already and am going to add some more great vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. Then I want to look at Vegan Protein Shakes and Vegan Smoothies! 

Be Kind to One Another,

Keli

Vegan Spicy Taco Tuesday & The Best Homemade Guacamole!

This Taco Tuesday I’m actually going to give you the recipe for the vegan soft tacos I made Monday 🙂 They were SO good and it dawned on me! Vegan Taco Tuesday! This Vegan Taco Tuesday we have Keli’s Black Bean and Grounds Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole! 

Guacamole

  • 4 Ripe Brown Avocados – halved and pitted in their skins
  • 1 or 2 Key Limes and Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro – chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Black Beans – Prepared or Canned, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Corn – Fresh Prepared or Frozen and thawed
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes – Diced with seeds removed
  • 1 Red Onion – Finely Chopped or Minced
  • 2 – 4 Cloves Garlic – Pressed or Minced
  • Salt to taste

With avocado still in skin, cut into small/medium cubes and scrape into a medium bowl with a spoon. Add diced and seeded tomatoes, finely chopped red onion, black beans, corn and half the garlic. Mix, do not mash, but don’t worry if mixture breaks down some. Roll one key lime on counter to release juices, cut in half with a sharp knife being careful not to squeeze the lime. Juice lime into mixture and add zest from 1/2 of lime. Add cilantro. Mix well. Let stand 10-15 minutes. Taste. Add salt and adjust lime and garlic to taste. Enjoy!

Keli’s Spicy Black Bean and Grounds Soft Tacos

  • 1 Cup Dry Brown Rice
  • 2 Cups Vegetable or Fake Beef or Fake Chicken Boullion
  • 1 Can Organic Black Beans – rinsed and drained
  • 1 Jar of Your Favorite HOT Salsa
  • 1 Bag Gardein Vegan Grounds
  • 1 Pack Taco Seasoning
  • 1 & 1/4 Cups Water
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Soft Taco Shells
  • 1 Jalapeno – diced
  • Toppings: baby spinach or other greens, tomato, Tofutti Sour Supreme or sour cream, Daiya Vegan Shreds or other shredded cheese, black olives, salsa, hot sauce, homemade guacamole, jalapenos

Prepare brown rice using whatever type of vegetarian stock you are using. Add grounds, pack of taco seasoning and 1 & 1/4 cup water to medium skillet over medium-high heat. Place black beans, 1/2 jar of salsa, few dashes or more onion and garlic powder, and just enough water to thin to cook in small sauce pot on stove on low-medium heat. Bring grounds to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer at least 10 minutes, or you will have a gritty taste from the taco seasoning. Add extra water if necessary. When everything is ready and hot, place soft taco shell over beans while still hot to steam. Prepare tacos to your liking. For more heat, add more salsa, hot sauce or sriracha and jalapenos. Enjoy!

Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy and please leave comments, share with your friends, give me some feedback!

Be Kind Everyone,

Keli

Happy Late Cinco De Mayo My Vegan Friends!

I had some jam up Vegan recipes for Cinco De Mayo for you guys and I worked on my page for quite a bit, but something goofed up and I lost my entire page! It’s okay, I still have vegan and vegetarian Cinco De Mayo recipes. The top 3 Vegan Cinco De Mayo recipes in my mind! So you still have the Spicy Lentil Tacos, I added my own, Best Veggie Burritos, and my Kickn Black Bean and “Chick’n” Enchiladas! Please check out the Cinco De Mayo page I added and try the recipes! Hopefully you guys will enjoy them, please let me know what you think. If you have recipes, please feel free to add them! Everyone have a fun and safe Cinco De Mayo! Be Kind to Each Other!

Keli

Tucson Spicy Lentil Vegan Taco Tuesday

It’s Taco Tuesday! What do Vegetarians eat? What do Vegans eat? On Taco Tuesday? Vegan and Vegetarian Tacos! Tucson Spicy Lentil Tacos brought to us by Rip Esselstyn from Forks Over Knives will be our tacos this Tuesday.

  • 1 Cup Uncooked Lentils- rinsed and drained
  • 2 Large Onions- diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic- Minced
  • 1/2 Jalapeno- Diced
  • 1 1.25 Ounce Package Taco Seasoning (I recommend McCormick Organic)
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 10  6″ Corn Tortillas
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Whatever Toppings you would prefer- tomatoes, lettuce, guacamole, peeled and shredded jicama, salsa, olives, sour cream, cheese, or Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream and Daiya Vegan Cheese Shreds

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F

Bring the lentils and 2 & 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until lentils soften, around 20 minutes.

Once lentils are done, heat olive oil in large saute’ pan over medium heat. Then add and saute’ the onions, garlic and jalapeno. Stir frequently until the onions start to turn brown and translucent. About 8 minutes. Be careful not to let vegetables stick to pan. Add the cooked lentils and taco seasoning to the pan. Mix well and add the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes. While that is simmering, Drape each corn tortilla over two bars of a vertical oven rack so that the tortilla’s two opposing sides hang down, evenly, facing each other. Cook the tortillas until crisp 5-7 minutes. Remove the tortillas from the rack and admire your new taco shells. Spoon lentil mixture into the taco shells. Top with tomatoes, lettuce, guacamole, jicama, salsa, Tofutti Better than Sour Cream, olives, Daiya Vegan Cheese Shreds. 

If you prefer you can use romaine lettuce leaves as a wrap instead of the taco shells.

Happy Taco Tuesday everyone! Please try the recipe and leave a comment or share your favorite Taco Tuesday recipe with me. I’ll write again soon, until then, be kind to one another.

Keli  

The Best Vegan Cookbooks for Beginners

Hey everyone! I finished my first list of best vegan cookbooks for beginners. There are vegetarian and vegan cookbooks on the page and I really tried to keep it simple. There are a couple of cookbooks for teens newly transitioning to vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. Please check out the page and let me know what you think. If you have any of the cookbooks let me know if you like them. Comment on your favorite cookbooks for beginners. I’m always looking for input. I’d love to pick up a couple of new cookbooks and try them out.  I’ll be working on more recipes next, like I said last time. Until then, happy cooking!

Who Wants to Save Money on Groceries?

Hello Everyone!

It’s been too long and I am sorry ! I have a page for Vegan and Vegetarian shopping and grocery delivery for anyone who likes to save money. Thrive Market. I like to save money and most people I know do, but if you love giving your money away, don’t read my new post. I give a review of Thrive Market , one of many online grocery stores. I happen to have been very impressed with their dedication to the environment, they are 100% Carbon Neutral Certified through Carbonfund.org. They deliver high quality products at low prices and they also care about people. You’ll have to read the page. I’m going to put together some recommended cookbooks for you guys and add some meals on here as well as smoothies and pizzas per request! If you join Thrive Market right now you will get 15% off and free shipping!

Stay Kind Everyone,

Keli

10 Vegan Lunches For Work, School or On The Go

Hey Everyone! I just added a new page: 10 Vegan Lunches for Work, School, or On The Go. They are quick Vegan lunch ideas as well. Some are cook the night before and take with you and some are simple wraps and sandwiches. But, they are 10 of the best- cheap and easy Vegan lunches for on the go, in the office, or at school. I’m sure you will find something you haven’t tried before. Enjoy the new recipes and feel free to let me know if you have any to add. Try some of the recipes out and give me a review, please.

Keli

keli@bodyfueledbyplants.com

15 Vegan Breakfast Recipes for Beginners

Recipes! They are finally here, yes!

I know you guys probably thought I would never put any recipes on this website, but there is just so much to do to create a website. Wow, and I’m not good with computers, so this has been really comical. I didn’t know where to start and then it hit me, 15 Vegan Breakfast Recipes for Beginners should obviously come first, because they are going to be the easiest to put together for you guys. So, here we go, it’s breakfast time! As always please send in your recipes, I would love to add them! You can find the recipes in the recipe section of course. My menu is still a little wonky, but hey, no one’s perfect. 

Remember, be kind to one another.

Keli

keli@bodyfueledbyplants.com

Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes Made Easy!

Hey Everyone!

My name is Keli and I made this website to help people transitioning to a Vegan, or Vegetarian diet. In the beginning you can end up lost with no idea what to eat, or overwhelmed with recipes made with ingredients you can’t pronounce. You may feel as though you will never be able to go out to eat with friends or enjoy another family dinner again. Maybe you are suddenly being asked where you will get your iron, protein, etc. I have been in all of those situations.

I stopped eating red meat in 1995 and all meat in 1998, but more on that later. Although things are much easier than they were back then, we can all learn something from each other and if you are new to this lifestyle or way of eating, you may be lost. I want everyone to feel included in my site and never feel like they are being judged. This website is not intended to preach at anyone, change anyone’s beliefs or shame anyone. I believe everyone has the right to do as they please.

The Internet has made everything much easier to do and learn about however, you may now find yourself with too many options and not knowing where to turn. That’s where I come in, I am going to make one site to hook you up and make the transition as easy as possible. Won’t it be great to find easy recipes for every meal, online retailers where you can purchase that one thing you just can’t find anymore, reviews of recipes, and links to other sites that can help even more? So, let’s talk about every meal, dessert, appliances, cookbooks, going out to eat and anything else that makes you happy!

Thank you so much for checking out my new and expanding page. I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Keli

keli@bodyfueledbyplants.com