Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vegan Poppyseed Dressing

Tried out this dressing the other day with quinoa salad - excellent! Modification of a great recipe I found on the vegan Lunch Box Bunch blog.

2 tbsp veganaise

2 tsp spicy dijon mustard

1 1/2 tsp mustard oil

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp agave nectar

2 tbsp poppy seeds

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp nutritional yeast

salt & pepper

add water and almond milk for desired consistency!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carrot & Ginger Bean Salad

Easy peasy stuff, this dish is full of protien, flavour and colour! Also impresses easily making a great item to serve at a potluck, though is delicious as a side dish to your main course as well. Upon experiencing the shredded carrot and caper salad with the Vegan Coconut BLT wrap (WOW) at Au Vivres in Montreal, friend and I returned to Ontario only too excited to embark on a veg cooking adventure. This particular recipe is usually how we prepare the dish - enjoy and frankly, get your tastebuds ready! WARNING: cautionary note - if fed to non-vegans, may induce conversion! Mmmmmm and would go awesome with ginger beer...................................

Carrot & Ginger Bean Salada

three med/large carrots, shredded
1/2 can (or 1 cup of cooked) assorted beans
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 spanish onion, chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp poppyseeds
juice of 1/4 lemon
To taste: salt & pepper, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, sesame or olive oil
garnish with chives, chopped
Bon Appetit! Buen Provecho! Enjoy Your Meal Veggies!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vegan Ceasar Dressing

Vegan food is delicious. Vegan food is nutritious. Vegan food can replicate and taste even better than non-veg food! There is a replacement for everything - if you've eaten it or heard of it, there is a yummy vegan answer! Glad I tried this one out as I was beginning to miss the taste of ceasar salad dressing!
Vegan Ceasar Dressing
mustard oil
dijon mustard
chopped walnuts
almond milk
salt & pepper

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Air Vegan Detox

Well I suppose that St. Patty's Day is probably not the most ideal occasion to make detoxing efforts! Despite this, the need for at least a mini cleanse, somewhat of my own creation, is underway. The day began with a double shot of wheatgrass and dried apricots. For lunch, an apple and a green smoothie blend - a common detox cleansing tool and raw foodism transition item. It is apparently really easy to care for and grow plants from the grass family! Though, a juicer is needed for substances such as wheatgrass since it is impossible for our human stomachs to process it - or else I'm sure you'll end up on the toilet all day (which is also what can happen if artichoke leaves are injested)! Anyhow, during any cleanse your body is going to want to expel toxins so make sure a washroom is nearby regardless! Give this a try and experiment with other healthy ingredients like ginger, hemp seeds or preferred protien infusion.

Green Day Blend! Smoothie Recipe

1 tsp frozen chopped lemongrass

1 1/2 tsp macha powder

200ml rice milk


small lemon wedge

Overcoming a recent bout of sickness, holiday cuisine, consumption of animal products, substance intake as well as excessive exposure to and/or injestion of various harmful chemicals are some of the many reasons for detox. Different plans to fit your individual needs and preferences can be found on line, especially on vegan blogs! Vegan Around the World Network is a helpful fusion of veg individuals and their ideas from around the globe. Recently just got some detox ideas from Your Daily Vegan. Yoga, sweat, exercise, sauna if you can! Drinking lemon water constantly throughout the day paired with fresh fruits and veggies, whole foods, non-processed selections and taking a break from soy as much as possible!
Happy Spring Cleaning!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

100th International Womyns Day

Happy International Womyns Day to all! It's the 100th anniversary - what are you doing to celebrate? Here are just a few things you can do, any other suggestions? Enjoy the day! Recognize the fabulousness of the females around you and in the world. Honour yourself! Make a list of reasons why you are or should be appreciated. Meditate on the global community of womyn! Hug a feminist. Spread peace! Nuture yourself and please do no cleaning on this day.
Blogging Tweeting Email & Messaging Calling Mail
Campus/Community Radio Special Broadcasting Community Events Potluck Gathering Donating Flowers Planting Yoga Visiting Eating & Treating Educating Protesting Talking Organizing Films Music Theatre
Singing Crafting Writing Sharing Research Resting Party Express

Find out more about the day and what you can do to recognize it!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Eco Art! Mixed Media Postcards (to be featured at upcoming London Indie Media Fair!)

A friend of mine is graphic designer, can ya tell!? This is some of the stuff - postcard collage art, cut and pasted into the night! We stayed up until dawn riding the wave of a serious art attack. Ill bring our creations to the 6th Annual London Indie Media Fair this upcoming Saturday March 26 from 11am-4pm!

London Indie Media Fair on Saturday, March 26!

This alternative local event needs your support! Visit the Centre Branch of the London Public Library from 11am-4pm for the 2011 6th Annual London Indie Media Fair. The art of independent and alternative forms of media receives a showcase in the central hall. I look forward to sharing this blog, Eco-Veg Footprint, along with a independently printed vegan cookbook, book of poetry and sustainability zine! Also, my friend and I have gotten eco-crafting crazy and made a bunch of postcard collages from recycled materials and images - to be featured soon! Was thinking of bring them along aswell as mixed media creations. Hope to see you there on Saturday, March 26th!