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  1. Vegan Cookbook Giveaway!

    May 25, 2012 Meg

    Hey all Robin Robertson is giving away a FREE BOOK of her’s!

    Go to: http://robinrobertson.com/celebration-cookbook-giveaway/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fgmob+%28Vegan+Planet%29

    Follow the simple steps to win. I know I could use the Party Vegan book!


  2. Update: Why I haven’t been around…

    March 26, 2012 Meg

    Many of you have seen my Facebook posts over the last 8 weeks. Therefore, you may know the loss I have.

    On Jan. 31, 2012 around 12pm, my little brother Zachary went to be with God. He was not quite 12 years old. We are still waiting on toxicology to come back. It was sudden.

    I miss Zac so much! He was like a son to me. Simple fact was my mom has been sick for a lot of his life and my dad-that’s another story. He was my partner in crime.

    I am trying to get back into my new normal. We’ll see.

    I am going to try and blog more and honor my brother.

    So until the next post….

    SEE YOU SOON! (It’s not Good-Bye!)


  3. New Year, New Me

    January 2, 2012 Meg

    WOW! Its been awhile since I have posted. Life ALWAYS gets a little crazy during the holiday season…

    Now, that the holiday season has “OFFICALLY” ended. I am wanting to get back into what matters to me a lot and share with you, why I am the way I am.

    Since, the last time I have posted. I have became aware that, I am not able to do a heavy cardo. I have what some call, exercise induced anaphylaxis. I became aware of this when I did a 20 minute LOW cardo exercise on the elliptical, I barely broke a sweat. I got off, was fine. Then was relaxing. My husband told me that I had what looked like hives. (I have gotten this before for the last 3 years). Then my throat started felt like it closed…..needless to say, I cannot do more then a few minutes. I cannot get my core body temp up by more then 2 degrees.

    I am not a skinny vegan. I look like any NORMAL person. But, I do have some weight that needs to come off. So, what I want to do to help myself is eat in smaller portions and do exercises that will not raise my body temp too much.

    I will share my journey with you. I’ll share with you some exercises and foods I am eating.

    Thanks for joining me in my journey in the quest to be healthier. And maybe I’ll (and you’ll) lose some weight! :)


  4. Sicky Soup

    October 30, 2011 Meg

    My husband has been sick for the last 3 days. Yesterday, I made him some homemade “chicken” and rice soup…

    3 carrots, peeled and chopped
    2 ribs celery, chopped
    1/2 onion, peeled and chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 Japanese sweet potato, peeled and chopped
    8 cups veggie stock
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    1/2 cup brown basmati rice, uncooked
    1/2 head of napa cabbage, shredded

    Step 1: Saute the carrots, celery, onion, garlic and sweet potato, until onion is translucent.
    Step 2: Add stock, salt, pepper. Bring to a boil.
    Step 3: Add rice. Cook until rice is tender, around 20 minutes.
    Step 4: Add the napa cabbage. Cook until tender.
    Step 5: ENJOY!

    I came up with this recipe on the fly! I hope you all enjoy it like we did!


  5. Different use for yogurt

    Meg

    So, I’ve been reading up on natural HOMEMADE beauty care products. I do this mainly due to the fact I cannot afford packaged beauty care needs.

    Since it the time of the year we all start dressing up and wearing more face stuff…I thought PERFECT time to try a……

    Yogurt Facial.
    Step 1. Remove all make up. **Check out my post on another food product that you can use to remove eye-makeup.
    Step 2. Use a toner **I will post on this soon!**I do this to make sure all the make-up is off.
    Step 3. Apply a generous amount of plain yogurt. OK, I didn’t use plain. I used vanilla Amande almond milk yogurt. It worked just peachy!
    Step 4. Wait 15 minutes. This will become hard and make it kind of hard to talk.
    Step 5. With a WARM, wet washcloth; take off all the “mask”.

    Don’t rub your face afterwards. You can get bacteria back in the pores that you just cleaned.

    This is great for blemished skin as well as a hydrating mask! ENJOY!


  6. Cheap REMOVER!

    October 27, 2011 Meg

    We’re getting down to the last of the Vegan MoFo! I am trying to at least get 20 entries (all have to be about food some way), if not more! Anyways…

    So, for about a year now, I have not had to buy make-up remover! Which is awesome, because most of the them are costly not to mention all those nasty “ingredients”. So, I use……WAIT FOR IT……………………

    CRISCO-not the butter kind! It’s weird I know (Vegan MoFo–this is food related, so it counts!), but it works. It’s great. Removes mascara, eyeliner like a hot knife in butter. (pun)

    Here’s what I do!–

    1. Get in the shower (it’s just easier this way), and take a wash cloth with you.
    2. Wet the wash cloth with WARM water. Blot your face with it.
    3. Get a bit of Crisco and I mean a bit. (SMALL here people)! and rub it between your fingers. Rub it across your eyes and face. (I mainly worry about my eyes).
    4. Take the wash cloth (OH I FORGOT TO METION-KEEP YOUR EYES CLOSED), and rub it kind of hard across your face and eyes. This helps get the Crisco off and takes your dead skin cells off. Thus reviling a younger you!
    5. If you still feel like it’s on you—just continue to rub. But, not too much. This does moisturize your skin as well.

    This is a great idea not to mention how cheap it is. When I started this, I was a college student. Heck, I am still using what I had from a year ago. I hope this helps you all! ENJOY!

    *Here’s how I keep it (COVERED) in my shower.


  7. Tacos with a spin

    October 25, 2011 Meg

    I was skimming through a Rachael Ray magazine. It was the taco edition of this year (2011). I can’t tell you which one or what page number because SOMEONE-my mother-has the magazine. I guess I must share with her. Definitely that magazine, because it has non-vegan items in it. She’s silly. But, she’s willing to try the items I make which is a nice mommy. Anyways,

    In this magazine, Rachel Ray and/or her team made a spaghetti taco! And, the day I was making it was NATIONAL TACO DAY! (October 4). These were awesome.

    You just boil up your favorite spaghetti or any shaped pasta (gluten-free or not). Next you take a can of tomato sauce with a bit of taco seasoning and warm it up. You can even add a few chopped tomatoes. I added for some fun, Gardein’s Chick’n Strips http://www.gardein.com/products.php?t=fresh&p=13 . I chopped the chick’n strips into bite size pieces. I also topped them with Daiya Vegan Cheese-Pepper Jack flavor http://www.daiyafoods.com/products/pepperjack.asp. You can put them in the microwave for a bit to melt the “cheese” a bit. Then top it with Tofutti brand sour supreme better then sour cream http://www.tofutti.com/ss.shtml .

    I had to post this on the top of my head. But, its pretty right on. Try this one for sure! Its awesome.


  8. Dos Leches Cupcakes

    Meg

    When I was reading Robin Robertson’s Party Vegan. I wanted to try her Tres Leches Cupcakes. But, I didn’t have all that she “required” for it. So, I did my spin on it all! Again, this is from Party Vegan by Robin Robertson on page 195-196, in the Cinco de Mayo Celebration section.

    You can use three milks (Tres leches) or as in my case Dos Leches (two milks). I used almond and coconut. I do have an idea for the holidays that are coming up and I want to use my coconut milk nog! Mmmmm, different post!

    I do recommend 100% that you get a can of coconut milk! Its not too expensive and what you don’t use, you can make a facial out of the rest! Again, different post!

    I followed Robin’s recipe really close, minus using two milks instead of three and making it gluten-free. They tasted great. But for some reason they sank in the middle after they were done baking. That’s what frosting is for!

    You could put in a pinch of cayenne powder in the cupcake and frosting for a Spicy Dos or Tres Leches cupcakes. I am trying that next time!

    You HAVE to try Robin’s frosting recipe! She does vegan frosting to the awesomest degree! SERISOUSLY! My non-vegan co-workers loved it.

    Anyways, just go out get Party Vegan cookbook in the vegetarian/vegan cookbook area at your local bookstore or library! You wouldn’t regret it!


  9. YUM! Is all this is about…

    October 24, 2011 Meg

    I’ve been sick for a bit now and haven’t had much of an appetite. But since today was World Food Day, I had to make SOMETHING!…I made chocolate chip cookies. I found a recipe on vegweb.com by tinymuffinflower on 08/09/06. But, I found the recipe yesterday at http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=12657.0 .

    This recipe seemed simple enough for myself to make when I am not feeling well. When I don’t feel well I just want to make comfort food. SO easy is the best. I had to get a chocolate bar. I prefer chunks to chips. So I got a Newman’s Own Organic’s Dark Chocolate Bar. http://www.newmansownorganics.com/food_chocolate.html# . I did chop it up into pieces. You can take out your anger if you want. I used the 2.25oz bar.

    I also used gluten-free flour. This may have made a change in the cookies. But, HEY-they still tasted awesome. I just have to experiment with what works for myself! The cookies ended up like ultra-thin cookies. They were chewy but moist. YUM!

    The rest of the ingredients I did follow to a T. Well as close to it as I could. I did half the recipe thought. I didn’t want to make too many and be tempted too long.

    There’s still some left…should I share….um, NO! ALL OF THEM ARE MINE! Nah, I am joking, I share!


  10. Tacos gone Asian

    October 23, 2011 Meg

    Made the AWESOME “Korean Tacos with Pear Cilantro Slaw” on page 66 from VegNews Magazine May/June 2011.

    When I first saw this recipe, I was effy on trying it. But lately I’ve been looking for recipes that are/ that can be made gluten-free. This are a sure thing to have again!

    I did make some changes due to personal reasons and what was on sale at my local natural store.
    I  couldn’t find Korean Red Pepper Powder-But you can find it online! So I used a lot of red pepper flakes! It worked just as awesome!
    I also couldn’t justify spending the money for an Asian pear. So I used a pear the was on sale.
    The jalapenos are suppose to be roasted, but I didn’t wan to turn on the oven and I didn’t have a gas stove. So I just left them as natural.
    For the sprouts, I used spicy sprouts. They’re smaller but just as awesome.
    We didn’t use any kimchi but, it would be a good addition to the dish.

    ~I wasn’t sure if my hubby would like this. But, he did! He ate 3 of them (so did I)! We’re making this again for sure. My husband said it tasted something like the restaurant Chipotle! Maybe they sure add vegan Korean tacos!