Have you ever heard about legume pasta? These pastas are more nutritious alternatives to your traditional wheat pastas. You can find some made from legumes, such as red lentils, black beans and chick peas. On the market, soy (edamame) pastas are available. These options have more fiber and protein than white or even whole grain… Continue reading Legume and Pulse Pasta
What are nitrates and nitrites? Nitrates (NO3-) and nitrites (NO2-) are substances naturally present in many fruits and vegetables or added to foods to prolong their shelf life. In this text, we will discuss the subject of nitrates naturally present in foods. In the human body, nitrates and nitrites can be reduced to nitric oxide… Continue reading Can Nitrates from Beetroot Juice Enhance Sports Performances?
Textured vegan protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein, is a great meat substitute. It is made from soy beans that have been ground, defatted (the soy bean oils have been removed) and dehydrated. Just like many other soy product, TVP has a very neutral taste so you can combine it with all of… Continue reading What is TVP?
Servings: 15-20 vegan meatballs Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 45-60 minutes Ingredients 1 cup of canned beans, drained and rinsed (I used black eye beans, but you can use the one you like) 2 tablespoons of minced ginger 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 1 cup of dry TVP… Continue reading Teriyaki TVP vegan meatballs
🥛🥄 For many, yogurt and dairy products are often used as snacks. Many vegan options also exists, including soy, cashew, coconut, almond, and other non-dairy alternatives. However, are these alternatives truly equivalent to dairy yogurts? Nutrition facts At the bottom of this article, you can see the comparison table of non-dairy and dairy yogurts. Most non-dairy… Continue reading Dairy-Free Yogurts: Yay or Nay?
🥐 You want to find a healthier alternative to added sugar and fat filled commercial muffins? Here is a quick and easy solution! ⚡️ Start the morning with this refreshing and energizing berry mug muffin! 🍓 Servings: 1 mug muffin Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil 1 teaspoons of honey 3 teaspoons of… Continue reading Berry Mug Muffin
These Roasted Chick Peas are great protein-packed snack idea that will keep you full and satisfied! Servings: 4 portions Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 45 minutes Ingredients 500 mL of canned chick peas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of paprika 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1/2… Continue reading Cajun Style Roasted Chick Peas
What is konjac? Konjac is a tuber or a root, similar to a yam or a potato. This plant is traditionally used in Asian cuisine (Japan, China, Korea and India), and often formed in to cakes (Ita Konnyaku) or noodles (Shirataki noodles). More recently, this root is also processed into konjac flour and used as… Continue reading Konjac Pasta
Servings: 2 portions Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 Medium sized beets 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of dry rosemary Preparation Preheat oven at 375 F Wash beets thoroughly, and cut into 0.25 cm slices (I used a mandolin for this step) In a bowl, mix sliced… Continue reading Rosemary Beet Chips
Servings: 12 portions Difficulty: medium Preparation time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 1 onion, finely minced 4 garlic cloves 3 cups of finely minced leek (about one leek) 3 tablespoons of chili powder 1 tablespoon of dry oregano 2 teaspoons of cumin 2 teaspoon of cayenne powder 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2… Continue reading Vegan Chili