Lea Stewart

5 Fantastic and Easy Recipes for Jump Starting a Vegan Diet

by , 07/22/13

NUT MILK

+ 1 cup almonds (or substitute with nuts of your choice)
+ 5 cups filtered water
+ 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
+ 1/2 cup soaked and pitted dates (add extra for more sweetness)
+ Nut milk strainer bag

Soak the nuts overnight in at least two cups of filtered water. Rinse and drain. In a blender, lightly blend the nuts with 3 cups of filtered water. For the best flavor, do not pulverized the nuts. Strain the liquid from the nuts using a nylon strainer bag. (In a pinch, you can use a gold coffee filter.) Set aside the nut pieces in your strainer and return the liquid to the blender. Add in vanilla and dates. Blend until totally smooth (about 1 minute). Store in refrigerator for up to four days.

Use to prepare breakfast cereal, add to coffee, or in any recipe as a replacement for dairy milk.

CHILLED VEGETABLE SOUP

+ 1 1/2 pounds cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
+ 1 yellow tomato, cut into chunks
+ 1/3 cup chopped white onion
+ 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
+ 4 teaspoons minced fresh dill
+ 4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
+ 2 cloves garlic, smashed
+ 1 teaspoon sugar
+ Walnuts to top as desried
+ Add chopped yellow peppers, carrots, additional tomatoes or other vegetables as desired
+ Kosher salt
+ 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

In a blender, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, vinegar, 1 teaspoon each dill and parsley, 1 clove garlic and the sugar; puree until smooth. Strain if desired for less thick soup. Season with 1 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until chilled (about 1 hour). Top with optional diced vegetables, nuts, and remaining spices.

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2 Comments

  1. Joe Ecosapien August 10, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Isn’t corn pudding a south east Asian cuisine? I have tried a very delicious vegan dish many years ago that looked and tasted very similar to what corn pudding might taste like. However, that was called some thing else not corn pudding.

  2. Selin Yanikara Selin Yanikara July 25, 2013 at 6:16 am

    they all look delicious, lowering your environmental footprint while eating tasty food feels great!

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