Saturday, September 20, 2014

French Fry Oatmeal (no I'm not kidding...!)

Ok...before you read the title of this post and go "THAT IS DISGUSTING!" hear me out. You like french fries (I'm assuming...I mean, WHO DOESN'T?!). You like oatmeal (now this one's a given). Why not combine the two?! And BOY DID I...! Behold, my friends: my new favorite lunch.

French Fry Oatmeal.


French Fry Oatmeal; Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves One.

  1. 1/2 cup oats of choice (I used oat bran)
  2. 1/4 tsp EACH onion powder and garlic powder
  3. black pepper to taste
  4. 1 teaspoon bragg's liquid aminos
  5. 1 cup water


  1. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, mix oats and all spices (including pepper). 
  2. Add water and aminos and let sit for about 10 minutes, until most of water is absorbed.
  3. Microwave on HIGH power for two minutes, watching carefully to make sure it doesn't overflow!
  4. Remove from microwave and top with unsweetened ketchup. DEVOUR! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Strawberry-Lemon-Mint Nice Cream.

Because it's TECHNICALLY still summer time...and this recipe is just TOO GOOD to wait till next summer! I mean...LOOK AT THIS PEOPLE 😱😍😍

     Strawberry-Lemon-Mint Nice Cream. 

                     Pink Perfection!

               Sweet and tangy fresh. 


Strawberry-Lemon-Mint Nice Cream; Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 3 cups frozen strawberries 
2. Juice of 1/2 a lemon
3. 2 fresh spearmint leaves
4. 1/2 packet stevia

1. Couldn't be easier. Combine strawbs, lemon juice, stevia, and ONE torn up mint leaf in your vitamix or high speed blender. Blend low to high until fruit is finely chopped. Use damper to mash into ice cream. 
2. Scoop into bowl and top with second mint leaf. Devour! But you didn't need THAT instruction...😂😂😍 Enjoy, loveys ❤️

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cinnamon "sugar" toast. Aka "sick food".

As a young child, I was sick A LOT. And I'm not exaggerating--I was a chronic "croup" sufferer and frequent tummy-trouble survivor. Luckily, I gre out of the croup and the stomach issues subsided after I went vegan (go veg, friends!). I have been sick only twice total since I've been SOS-free plant based! Hoorah for whole foods! 
However...there is a pretty nasty stomach flu going around at the rink this week, and because I practically live there (again--no exaggeration! ❤️), I was one of the unlucky persons who caught this flu bug...NO FUN! 
After a VERY ROUGH DAY yesterday and an equally trying night, I'm feeling quite a bit better today...still very weak and achy (and STOMACH achy...😷), but definitely better than yesterday. 
It was a good sign that this morning when I woke up I was ABSOLUTELY STARVING--couldn't keep much in yesterday 😣--so I knew I needed to eat...but what TO eat?! That is always a very tricky question when coming out of a stomach virus...various things SOUNDED good (like new recipe testers for my cookbook!), but I knew I should probably stick to easily digestible and relatively fun. 😞 
And then a lightbulb went off!--only after literally just STARING in my fridge and cupboard for, oh, 30 minutes...!--I suddenly remembered what I used to love when I would get sick as a kiddo--warm toast with butter and cinnamon sugar. Before you gawk-of course I modified it to be "The Fit Vegan Ginger"-friendly 😉👍 
So here we have a new "sicky food" fave--"Cinnamon 'Sugar' Toast". Enjoy (sick OR well! 😂😃😋)

            "Cinnamon 'Sugar' Toast". 

        Sweet and cinnamon-y heaven. 

              A bite out of perfection! 

"Cinnamon 'Sugar' Toast"; Vegan, Gluten-free option. Serves one. 

1. One slice sos-free vegan bread (can use gluten free if needed...I use "Sami's Bakery" millet loaf...mmm!)

2. Cinnamon to taste

3. 1/4 tsp stevia powder

1. Place bread slice on a microwave-safe plate and nuke 30 seconds (this subs for the "butter"--the bread gets all soft and squishy...yummmmm!). Remove immediately and sprinkle with desired amounts of cinnamon and stevia. 
2. Broil on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove, nuke for 30 more seconds, and enjoy.