11.09.2016

Election 2016 Tarot Reading

I have a confession to make. Last night, around 10PM, I pulled a tarot card because I was confused about the way the election was rolling out. Let’s not make this a political post, I’m just telling you how I personally felt. Well, I pulled the JUDGEMENT card. AKA Judgement Day, AKA Spiritual Awakening. The card even has an Angel playing a TRUMPET. Time to wake up, consider past actions, and be judged. You get the idea. You’ve probably heard of Judgement Day. Honestly, it can go either way, positive or negative depending on the reader and receiver of this information.

This morning, I pulled a Past, Present, Future reading to further my exploration of times to come. Here’s what I think about what was revealed to me.



PAST – TEMPERANCE
This card features the Archangel Michael, the protector who offers spiritual help and guidance. My card technically features the image of a woman but it still means the same thing. The water in her cups flow upward and downward – performing alchemy and magic – which is needed to reconcile all the demands upon us. Temperance reveals a potentially volatile situation that is in need of your thoughts to be tempered, and actions proceeded with balance and harmony. Blend both opposing forces to create a united and inspired solution. Accept both sides, be hands-on, and embrace the spiritual journey.

PRESENT – JUSTICE
Let’s first look at the card itself. A crowned female is sitting on a thrown. She is the High Priestess, the Judge! She represents positive outcome. It’s a time where past errors and imbalances can be redressed. This Judgement comes from both sides. YOU may be judged by others, and in order to benefit from a fair system, you must show up, be honest, be accountable, and deserving. Also, you might be the judge of your own life. Use integrity and perspective, and your future outcomes may be in your favor. Justice also shows the workings of karma and consequences. Check yourself!

FUTURE – SIX OF CUPS
The Six of Cups recalls our childhood and happy memories. We may reconnect with the past and/or happy times. It represents kindness, compassion, and if you’ve been suffering from ill treatment, your situation may improve. The number 6 represents peace. The past will return to help the present.


Friends, I hope this gave you hope if you are feeling hopeless. If you're on cloud nine, remember to think of your fellow man and woman, and offer them peace, love and kindness no matter what.

10.12.2016

Vegan Caesar Dressing Recipe


Vegans don't need to miss out on Caesar salads...
 and you don't need to go to a fancy restaurant to get it either! 
So simple, and lasts all week for your greens.



Add the following to a high speed blender:
3/4 cup soaked cashews (soak over night or for at least 4 hrs.)
1 TBS (each) garlic and onion powder
1 TBS dulse flakes (or other dried seaweed)
1 TBS vegan Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1-2 lemons (to taste)
Enough water to cover everything completely
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 TSP dried oregano

Blend until super smooth.
Add a few TBS to your greens. Save the rest for salads or dip all week. Top salad with anything you want. I chose quinoa crisps and more salt and pepper!

Enjoy!


9.06.2016

NO CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP | VEGAN

It's not cold out yet, but we'll soon be getting our soup on once Fall arrives! Here's a great Cream of Broccoli Soup WITHOUT the Dairy.



In a large soup pot:

Saute one white or yellow onion in a little water or coconut oil, until soft.

Add in 3-5 slices garlic cloves - depends on your taste. Saute a few minutes. Watch for burning.

Add 2 heads fresh broccoli - chopped. Saute for a few minutes as you mix up the garlic and onions within pot.

Add enough water to fill up to top of the veggie OR use less if you want a very thick soup.

Add 4 tablespoons veggie broth powder.

Bring it all to a light simmer - don't boil it to death!

Then transfer the veggies and liquid to a high speed blender. Blend until super smooth. Pour the soup back into pot (careful, it's hot!).

Final 2 ingredients, and they are optional to mix in before you bring back to a simmer:

1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut cream (that is just the super thick creamy part at the top of a can of coconut milk - don't use the runny water part)

2 tablespoons corn starch OR flour

Whisk that all up as you heat up.

Serve once cooled down with your favor herbs on top - I added salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and sage. Enjoy!


8.25.2016

EASY KELP NOODLES

Kelp Noodles don't carry that much nutrition in terms of calories and fiber, but they do have a percentage of calcium, iron, and vitamin K. They are a super easy way to eat pasta on a hot day when you don't want to boil water, or peel zucchinis. A little high in salt so you may find that you don't need to add that much per your taste.



recipe below...



First prepare the noodles (not in video)
Just rinse them in some warm water, drain the water, and then pat dry. You can even soak them in the water while you make the sauce. Cut them up a little so you can manage them.

Then for the sauce:
Add the following to a high speed blender:
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 tbs soaked cashews (soaked 4 hours, overnight, or while you are at work)
Spice Blend: 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tbs tomato powder, 1/2 tsp smoked (or sweet) paprika, 1/4 truffle salt (or regular salt), 1 tsp basil and/or Italian spices.
2 tbs nutritional yeast

Blend until smooth.
Add sauce to drained kelp noodles. Really work the sauce in with your hands - this is KEY to soften the noodles and make them edible. They will absorb all the goodness.  Let sit a few minutes until ready to serve.

Top with fresh basil and nut Parmesan.
Nut Parmesan recipe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewhj5GZ2ESU



Enjoy!

8.22.2016

MOVIES - VEGANIZED

How does one "veganize" a movie quote? See below! Please comment with your own veganized quotes! Let's keep it going, I KNOW there are more out there... who's hungry?


GRILLOW



THERE WILL BE FOOD



FORREST GULP


FRIEDWAYS



PULP ADDICTION



THE FOODFATHER




SILENCE OF THE YAMS




MEAN VEGANS





ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL BUFFET




NUTTY PROFESSOR



ANNIE CATERING HALL




THE CAGE FREE BIRD




PULP ADDICTION: SECOND HELPING




NOTTING GRILL




PULP FICTION: THIRD HELPING



EAT EAT EAT


MANGIA!

8.16.2016

You are enough!

Nut 'Parmesan' Topping | VEGAN

Don't worry, you can have a tasty vegan/dairy free Parmesan AND make it yourself! 
With this one, we get some B12, omega 3's, and selenium too. Enjoy!



recipe below...



In a food processor add the following:
(you can change up the ratios depending on what you have)
3/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup Brazil nuts
1 cup walnuts

Add spices:
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp truffle salt (reg sea salt is fine but truffle add a bomb flavor here)
1 tbs dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Then add 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast for your "cheesy" flavor.

Blend in the processor until it's a crumbly Parmesan-like consistency. Taste test to adjust spices according to your own buds! This will last a few months in fridge - you'll know when it's bad but I doubt it will last until then.

Enjoy on pretty much anything!