Happy Vegantines to everyone enjoying a meat and dairy free Valentines with either their loved ones or just enjoying your own company.
There are actually lots of very nice meals ‘Vegan style’ that’s perfect for Valentine’s day and in fact will be much tastier than the usual meat-based, dairy heavy meals.
Below is a nice recipe to try and enjoy.
Carrot Osso Buco
- 1/2 pound red pearl onions
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 3 very large carrots, cut crosswise 1 inch thick at the wide ends and 1 1/2 inches thick toward the narrow ends
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1 tablespoon dried porcini powder (ground porcini mushrooms)
- 1 1/2 cups prepared mushroom broth
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large, deep ovenproof skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the pearl onions and cook for 1 minute. Drain and trim the onions, then peel them. Wipe out the skillet.
Return the skillet to the heat and add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the carrots in a single layer, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, turning, until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Add the pearl onions, sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring a few times, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and simmer over moderately high heat for 3 minutes. Add the porcini powder and mushroom broth and bring to a boil. Transfer the skillet to the oven and braise the carrots for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning once, until tender.
Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Spoon the carrots, onions, and sauce into shallow bowls. In a bowl, toss the parsley with the lemon juice and the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the parsley leaves over the carrots and serve.
For desserts, It can only be strawberries without the cream of course.
As I enter my second month of Veganism I can truly say it’s been a great experience so far.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s taking all my willpower and focus to a whole new level, I still do feel the urge to dive into a KFC everytime I pass one.
I was thinking, what am I going to do about summer and BBQ’s?
Summer is going to be the biggest hurdle but I am determined to still BBQ it up…VEGAN style!
I will keep you posted on my intended recipes.
It’s not myth or fiction, there truly are benefits to the Vegan diet.
I will share more of my own knowledge with everyone, maybe you might start to think about the positive outcomes.
Give it try..what do you have to lose?
I am so pleased to share with that today is my first full month of my Vegan challenge.
How do I feel….”I am loving”
The truth is out there!
My mind was once closed to the world of not having to actually eat meat and now I have entered this world, where my body feels 100% stronger and healthier, my energy levels are on full now 247.
I have the energy to run longer than I have ever run in my life and I am on track for my for 5k run for charity.
Check out below.
As a ‘New World Vegan’ (NWV), I do not advocate violence in any way towards farmers or meat lovers.
Embracing other people and accepting that as humans we all have choices to eat meats or dairy products. It is the manufacturing process for meats and dairy products that are at fault, not those trying to make a living (farmers) or consumers (meat lovers).
As consumers in society become more educated and are made aware of the harmful and dangerous chemicals in meats and dairy products, then this will lead to social change away from the manufactured, profit-driven, food industry.
Therefore, I class the overinflated Joey Carbstrong as an ‘Old World Vegan’ (OWV). I read, that he is a former gang member, who spent time in prison before turning his life around and switching to a vegan diet for both ethical and health reasons. (Really!)
Plus, I read that he claims to be a prominent advocate for veganism and that he campaigns for the movement and teaches fellow activists how to deal with common responses of meat eaters they engage. (This is totally wrong!)
Personally, I think that ‘OWV’ activists or headline grabbers like Crabstrong do not help to educate or promote the modern and far-reaching benefits of Veganism for our health and for our planet.