Okay, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with Thanksgiving comes the tradition of eating copious amounts of food. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, I am always so completely devastated by the by the estimate that close to 45 million turkeys are inhumanely killed in the United States for this day, each year. It is definitely not a thanksgiving for the turkey.
Let’s talk tofu – it can be grilled, baked, scrambled, broiled and eaten raw. Tofu also known as Bean Curd, is an adaptable food which is a good plant-based protein source. Additionally it is low in calories, has zero saturated fat, is cholesterol-free and provides minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium. In this article, we are highlighting, a more unique way to consume tofu and thus protein in one’s diet, in smoothies!
That time of the year is here again, your child’s birthday. And, besides pondering on how the last 12 months flew by, you have another celebration to plan. A monumental moment for your Little One is having “Happy Birthday” sung and blowing out the candles on a cake, so as long as you can get that part right, everything else should be smooth sailing. To keep it easy, why not have the birthday cake made and delivered, keeping in mind these helpful pointers.
If you are entertaining the idea of changing to a plant-based diet, but not quite ready to go 100% vegan yet, the book Everyday Vegetarian: 365 Days of Healthy Recipes is a wonderful resource to start out with. And, even if you are already following a vegan diet, this book has simple and nutritious diary-free recipes to inspire you to create a new dish, or a new take on an old dish.
I came up with this recipe wanting a vegan banana bread to sell at my Son’s school bake sale this week. Additionally, I had my fingers crossed that if Master 4 liked it, I could add it as a new healthy staple on our family menu. Well, I was actually really surprised at how wonderful it turned out! My prototype is delicious, includes nutritious ingredients, is gluten-free, has no added sugar and is quick and easy to make.
When my little boy first tried it he said “Mum, I don’t like it…… (My heart sank) ….. Mum, I LOVE it! (My heart lifted)”. Mum Score; this one is definitely a keeper.
Deceptively simple to prepare and always admired, stuffed cabbage can be filled with spiced rice and kept in the over on a low heat as needed. They’re best served with a colorful tomato or cranberry relish.
Years ago, I had a vegan Korean BBQ burrito in Los Angeles. The burrito had jackfruit to replace the steak, and I still think about it when I’m figuring out what to have for lunch. Jackfruit is pretty pricey and hard to come by in Brooklyn, but whenever I get nostalgic for that burrito, I make these spectacular burgers. They combine the signature sweet Korean BBQ sauce with a “beefy” veggie burger and spicy kimchi (a sort of hot Korean sauerkraut usually made with napa cabbage, radishes, and green onions) to create a dinner just as good as those burritos. Plus, you’ll hopefully have some leftover kimchi as a side for lunch the next day.
Looking to add some additional healthy dishes to your family’s summer menu? Well look no further than yoga extraordinaire, Beth Shaw’s new book, Yogalean. Her book is full of plant-based recipes and yoga poses to promote weight loss and increase vitality, including this Kelp Noodle creation. While not specifically targeted towards young-family living, this book is surely a resource to Mom or Dad. After all, healthy parents, make for healthy children.
With the widely celebrated Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo fast approaching. This colorful and happy celebration which is widely celebrated in the United States, goes hand-in-hand with consuming the avocado-based dip, guacamole. However, for Little Ones, celebrating with a traditional dish is not always an option because of the spices or herbs which are usually added.
Today at Willy B Mum, I am creating, step-by-step, a delightfully healthy plant-based “stir”, perfect for lunch or dinner. As a canvas to build on and to have some fun with, I am using one of my favorite Non-GMO Della Rice varieties – Jasmine with Roasted Garlic.
A “stir”, is something that one creates by combining a protein, some veggies/fruit, and a sauce served on top a bed of Della rice. This is usually created with food you have on-hand in your home. So as long as you have a well stocked kitchen, the possibilities are boundless!