May 1st, 2011 by Michael Kozak
Maintaining a healthy diet when we travel can be a tough task. (Staying healthy at home can be tough enough!) When weвЂ™re on the proverbial road, our eating and exercise patterns can be thrown completely off track, affecting our energy levels and our mood. On the flip side, Eating, exercising and getting the right rest can make our trip so much more fun and successful.
Enter the Healthy Vegan Lifestyle. WeвЂ™re here to help you stay healthy when youвЂ™re out and about, whether itвЂ™s a vacation to the coast or heading into the office. Once youвЂ™ve gotten the hang of it, youвЂ™ll be surprised how easy and fun it is to be a Healthy Vegan yourself.
Ask us questions. Share your successes, and your challenges. Together, letвЂ™s create healthier lives, and while weвЂ™re at it, a healthier planet.
Garbanzo Bean Salad is a great alternative to humus and maybe even more healthy than humus. This recipe has nori in it, so we get the extra nutritional benefit of this healthy seaweed. I do not like the taste for nori, but this vegan recipe hides the fishy taste. Some would call this a mock tuna recipe. It takes about 10 minute to make and can be used on crackers, in a wrap, in a pita, or as a dip,This recipe is worth making and could become a stapleвЂ¦. “
Having some food on hand for a rainy day like an earthquake, hurricane or what ever may come our way, is a good idea. I have researched store-able food companyвЂ™s online for the vegan lifestyle and nothing has measured up to a standard I would purchase for my family. Yes, there are a lot of companyвЂ™s the offer a good products for someone not looking for organic along with meatless and dairy free. Actually no company have I found offer a vegan option. So we have to do it our selves. This is the first of a few videos I will be posting on food storage and this one is also about bulk food as a topic. Enjoy the video and please leave yourвЂ¦ “
Fall is upon us and itвЂ™s time for some root cooking. Our Root Mash Deluxe, is a vegan, healthy, hearty and organic meal in itself. With some good chopping skills this gluten free dish is complete in about a half hour. You can use any roots you want from carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, any kind of potatoes, fingerlings, red what ever you have or see in the organic section in the market. Here is a short video showing just how to put this root mash together. It is also good cold or can be reheated in a pan or toaster oven. Thank you for coming and please leave youвЂ¦ “
For the person new to vegan-ism or to someone looking to change their lifestyle, removing dairy might be the biggest challenge. There are lots of dairy replacements on the market that are great alternatives. Most of these are healthy and good tasting. We will talk about these at another time. This post is a specific dairy replacement you can make yourself fresh and very healthy. Raw organic cashew milk, is easy and is a great topping for your cereal. In this video I will show you how to make it in less than 2 minute. Please keep in mind if you do not have a Vita-mix you can soak your raw organic cashews for 12 hours in water and get the same results with a regular blender. I do not mention this in the video. So enjoy this short videoвЂ¦ “
вЂњTango the BirdвЂќ It was 1998, and like many people, I had stopped eating beef and pork a few years earlier. Seemed like poultry and fish were less harmful for animals as well as the environment. At least in my mind, they were smaller animals and must not be as important. As a recent corporate drop-out, my new venture was a pet sitting business. I was thrilled at the prospect of watching other peopleвЂ™s pets while THEY traveled so I could stay home with my own furry critters. One of my assignments that year was to watch a clientвЂ™s Cockatoo while they went on vacation. As many bird-lovers know, CockatooвЂ™s are often one-person birds and very slow to trust new humans. But, I was lucky because after about three days, this birdвЂ¦ “