Oh, You Smoothie

Amazing (if I do say so myself!) smoothie, made this morning using my Omega 8006 juicer.


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 5 chunks of pineapple
  • About 10 grapes
  • 2 big handfuls of lettuce
  • an apple
  • half a carrot
  • half a cup of organic dairy free vanilla-flavored coconut milk
  • chia seeds


Operation: Coexisting with an Omnivore BF

My boyfriend of 9 months, Matt,  is supportive of my vegan lifestyle… Which I appreciate for many reasons.  Living in Texas,  it isn’t very easy to find a man who will embrace your tofu, your hemp-filled pillows, and you so lovingly.   THE plan is for him to move in with me next month; MY plan is to make vegan eating at home as enjoyable and tasty as possible, so that he will eventually come over to the vegan dark side…. MUAHAHA.   Anyway- the new tradition is that once per week he comes over for a homemade, yummy, meat-free meal  made by your’s truly. Anyone who knows me well knows that a domestic goddess I am not, so we need fool-proof recipes to start.

This week, I made SPICY CHICKPEA VEGGIE BURGERS.  I love love LOVE this recipe!  And the smoke alarm only went off once!


  1. Mash up a can of chickpeas (drained and washed) into a bowl.
  2. Add half of a red onion (diced), 1 small zucchini (finely grated), 3 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro, 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Sirracha sauce, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 2 teaspoons of black pepper, ½ teaspoon of sea salt, and 1 cup of quick oats.
  3. Mix it all together well with your hands, then form about 6 patties.
  4. Fry with a little oil (about 3 minutes/side).

I served mine up on whole wheat buns with vegan mayo, lettuce, and avocado… But that part is up to you.  Not to ring my own bell, but this is the best veggie burger I’ve tasted to date!  Matt loved them too, and had another one for lunch the next day.  Thus, my evil plan to veganize my boyfriend is put  into motion… Stay tuned!


My lazy afternoon snack…

Sometimes you need to call in sick.  For me, today was one of those days.  My lazy afternoon snack proved simple and delicious:

1 sliced avocado,
sea salt,
roasted pepper hemp seeds,
and pine nuts. 

Wellness on a plate, ladies and gents. Wellness on a plate.


Box o’ yum

I came home from a long day of slaving away for The Man, but it’s OK because when I finally got home my Vegan Cuts box waiting for me on the front porch!  Inside the package: coconut chips, gelatin-free fruit snacks, organic vegan chocolate, protein bar, gourmet popcorn, and more.  It kind of serves as a “vegan starter kit” for snack-happy people like me who cried when they had to toss their beloved Cheez-its.


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