It’s easy to enjoy sushi without fish. Vegan sushi tastes
amazing and it’s super easy to make. It’s a great way to use your leftover rice
and vegetables for a quick lunch.
You don’t need any fancy equipment for this recipe. I just
roll the sushi on a cutting board carefully with steady hands. You’ll have the
best results if you use sticky rice (although I used regular rice the first
time, and it still ended up nicely)
What to do:
Place a sheet of seaweed paper on your cutting board and add
two tbsp. of rice on top and then mash it down with a spoon. Place your filling
at the bottom, closer to where you are standing (be careful not to add too
much!). Then carefully roll the seaweed paper into a roll – the trick is to be
slow and careful!
I like to make two different kinds; one with cucumber,
avocado, and vegan crème cheese and the other with cucumber, avocado, carrot
and spinach. You can add any veggies you like!
I dip mine in a soy sauce/wasabi mixture.
I hope this recipe will inspire you to start making your own
My boyfriend came up with this simple marinade that goes
great with many different Asian cuisines. We usually serve it with rice noodles
and traditional Vietnamese vegetables, but I’m sure it would mix well with
other dishes or on its own.
For many unaccustomed Westerners, tofu can be difficult to appreciate. Most of us have experienced the dry, crumbly, flavour less variation served at certain Chinese restaurants. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to invest in high quality organic tofu. Also, make sure to press it by wrapping it in a clean towel and placing a heavy object on top (such as a pan or heavy pan lid) for 15-20 minutes.
I grew up being told that pasta is junk food and should only be eaten rarely. Fortunately, research has shown that moderate amounts are still healthy and can be consumed while losing weight. Nothing beats treating myself to lunch with a bowl of whole grain pasta with veggies.
Nutritional Yeast is a great cheese substitute as it has a cheesy flavour and melts easily. AND it contains B-12, which is an important supplement to take as a vegan
My body has learned to crave healthy food that tastes unhealthy! I like my breakfast sweet but also appreciate some vegetables in the morning. Waffles always satisfy my cravings as I can mix healthy things into the batter and still get awesome waffles! See my recipe for Spinach Avocado Waffles
The girly side of me is obsessed with the beautiful pink color the root beet adds to regular waffles. I was close to naming these waffles “Princess Waffles” but rediscovered my integrity at the last minute.
On a normal day I enjoy eating waffles as a snack but on a cozy weekend morning I top them with pumpkin seeds, coconut flour, maple syrup and a little yogurt mixed up with vanilla.
When you grate the root beets a food processor will do the trick, if you do it manually REMEMBER an apron; otherwise you’ll look like Ted Bundy before he’d clean himself up)
When my mornings are stressful I need my breakfast to be quick and healthy. This means oatmeal, yogurt, and toast. These simple staples are easy to spice up in a healthy way with fruit, seeds, veggies and nuts.
My favorite yogurt is Alpro’s lemon flavor. I’m addicted to all things citrus and this one has a subtle and mild sweet and sour balance (it does contain added sugar – sometimes a girl gotta live). I love a nice big bowl of yoghurt topped with bananas, oats, seeds, and walnuts.
I’ve also been a toast obsession recently. I use a neutral vegan crème cheese as a base and add spinach, cucumber, and salt.
As vegans, we are often at a loss as to what to eat for breakfast that isn’t either raw fruits and vegetables or incredibly expensive/time consuming meals like eggs Benedict with seitan Canadian bacon.I want more people to hit that happy medium that sustains them both through the day and their vegan journey. No need getting burnt out on raw fruits or spending an hour cooking breakfast (not that there’s anything wrong with that every once in a while). Just keep it simple, quick, and satisfying with these ideas.