Going Vegan

“A vegan driving a hummer contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle.”
— Paul Watson (via fuckyeahveganlife)


(Source: animalsaustralia.org, via varsityvegan)

Just Picked up our Farm Share!
CSAs (Community Sustained Agriculture) are a great way to get delicious local produce! You pay a certain amount of money and you get a weekly share of the food that the farm produces. 
Most CSAs will also let you split the share with someone, so you pay half the price and get half the food (this is good for individuals or folks low on funds).
The Haul:
Gala Apples
Macintosh Apples
Asian Pears
Potatoes 
Beets
Red Onions
Leeks
Carrots
Acorn Squash
Raspberries
Grapes
Tatsoi
Arugula
Lettuce
Kale
Vegan Sesame Bread

Just Picked up our Farm Share!

CSAs (Community Sustained Agriculture) are a great way to get delicious local produce! You pay a certain amount of money and you get a weekly share of the food that the farm produces. 

Most CSAs will also let you split the share with someone, so you pay half the price and get half the food (this is good for individuals or folks low on funds).

The Haul:

  • Gala Apples
  • Macintosh Apples
  • Asian Pears
  • Potatoes 
  • Beets
  • Red Onions
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Acorn Squash
  • Raspberries
  • Grapes
  • Tatsoi
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Vegan Sesame Bread
gfhealthyliving:

Faux Eel (Unagi Nigiri)
Ingredients
1 potato
2 bok choys, white parts only
2 tablespoons agar flakes, (I used Eden Foods)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup water
Directions
Cube the potato and cook for 10 minutes , or until the potato is just tender enough to be mashed with a fork. Throw in the white parts of the bok choy in the last two minutes and cook that along with the potato. Drain.
Meanwhile, simmer the agar in the 1/4 cup water until the mixture looks cloudy and the agar is dissolved.
Mash the potato with the bok choy with a fork while adding the agar mixture and about 2 tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce (see below). Spread it out onto a parchment lined sheet until about 1/4″ thick. (About the thickness of the eel you remember!)
Place into the fridge and let set for about 30-40 minutes, or until chilled all the way through and has the texture of …eel.
Cut into 2 inch by 1 inch sized pieces.
On a pan over medium-high heat, pour a little more toasted sesame oil and sear the pieces until slightly blackened. The blackening makes it taste more like eel.
Brush the rest of your teriyaki sauce onto the eels. Pile the eels onto some sushi rice, wrap a strip of toasted nori around it, and pretend you have a sushi boat running all the way through your house.
Teriyaki Sauce
1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 slivers ginger
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp cornstarch
Directions
Mix all of the ingredients together.
Bring to a boil over medium heat or until very thick and syrupy.
Source

gfhealthyliving:

Faux Eel (Unagi Nigiri)

Ingredients

  • 1 potato
  • 2 bok choys, white parts only
  • 2 tablespoons agar flakes, (I used Eden Foods)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Cube the potato and cook for 10 minutes , or until the potato is just tender enough to be mashed with a fork. Throw in the white parts of the bok choy in the last two minutes and cook that along with the potato. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, simmer the agar in the 1/4 cup water until the mixture looks cloudy and the agar is dissolved.
  3. Mash the potato with the bok choy with a fork while adding the agar mixture and about 2 tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce (see below). Spread it out onto a parchment lined sheet until about 1/4″ thick. (About the thickness of the eel you remember!)
  4. Place into the fridge and let set for about 30-40 minutes, or until chilled all the way through and has the texture of …eel.
  5. Cut into 2 inch by 1 inch sized pieces.
  6. On a pan over medium-high heat, pour a little more toasted sesame oil and sear the pieces until slightly blackened. The blackening makes it taste more like eel.
  7. Brush the rest of your teriyaki sauce onto the eels. Pile the eels onto some sushi rice, wrap a strip of toasted nori around it, and pretend you have a sushi boat running all the way through your house.

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 slivers ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat or until very thick and syrupy.

Source

(via prince-scumball)

The Glazed Donut Shop - Amherst, MA
I visited the Glazed Donut Shop in downtown Amherst, Massachusetts the other day. I was thrilled to find they had an entire case of Vegan (and Gluten Free) donuts! 
They vegan kind only come in baked, but they are very tasty and VERY sweet. I tried the Maple and the Chocolate and both were delicious.

The Glazed Donut Shop - Amherst, MA

I visited the Glazed Donut Shop in downtown Amherst, Massachusetts the other day. I was thrilled to find they had an entire case of Vegan (and Gluten Free) donuts! 

They vegan kind only come in baked, but they are very tasty and VERY sweet. I tried the Maple and the Chocolate and both were delicious.

Homemade Curly Fries
with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Homemade Curly Fries

with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Whole Soy Co. Vegan Yogurt
I love Whole Soy Co. Their yogurt is the best vegan yogurt I’ve had and is really the only one I like. Here I’m eating it with Raspberries, Pecans, and Chia Seeds. 
They had a weird thing with switching factories, so it wasn’t available for a while, but it’s back! And DELICIOUS. I definitely recommend it.
My favorite flavors are the Peach and the Key Lime. 

Whole Soy Co. Vegan Yogurt

I love Whole Soy Co. Their yogurt is the best vegan yogurt I’ve had and is really the only one I like. Here I’m eating it with Raspberries, Pecans, and Chia Seeds. 

They had a weird thing with switching factories, so it wasn’t available for a while, but it’s back! And DELICIOUS. I definitely recommend it.

My favorite flavors are the Peach and the Key Lime

fightingforanimals:

dwarva:

cocoabutterbabe:

cocoabutterbabe:

This is an accessory store where everything is $1.

They even have cosmetics! brushes, lipstick, and lashes as well as cute socks and panties!!

How can they even?

Includes e.l.f cosmetics which are vegan :)

(via foonspork)

Veggie Galaxy - Boston, MA

Veggie Galaxy is a Diner in Boston that serves amazing vegan diner food and even has a completely vegan bakery. The drinks, food, and deserts are all AMAZING.

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. It is one of my favorite vegan restaurants I have ever been to. 

My sister and I ordered the Reuben, the Pulled-pork sandwich, the classic cheesecake, Boston creme pie, a coffee milkshake, and a root beer float. We were so full it was crazy, but WORTH IT.

The service was wonderful, the food was delicious.

Apparently they often have vegan lemon meringue pie (but they were out when I was there).

vegan-yums:

vegan broccoli and cheese soup / recipe

(via veganfeast)