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By Popular Demand….5 Delicious Vegan Recipes….

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Couscous with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomato

Couscous is the stuff that looks like pasta but isn’t, or perhaps it looks like a grain of some kind, but it isn’t that either. In fact, couscous can refer to one of two things: either coarsely ground durum wheat, known as semolina, or North African couscous. North African couscous comes in two forms, fine and medium, and is more similar to pasta than grain. 

The North African variety is probably the best to use with this recipe as it gives it an authentic flavor when combined with the black olives and sun-dried tomatoes. The couscous provides a chewy bed for the delicious black olives and sun-dried tomatoes. The irresistible combination of these three ingredients gives the dish a Mediterranean vibe and unforgettable taste. It’s also extremely healthy. 

To make this healthy vegan dish, book vegetable broth and water in a pan, stir in the couscous, and add seasoning. Let it simmer. In a skillet, heat olive oil and add pine nuts, fry until golden brown. In a saucepan, add olive oil and heat garlic and shallots. When soft, stir in the black olives and sundried tomatoes until heated through. Combine with the couscous. 

Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Everybody loves burritos, but is it the burrito they love or the burrito filling? The great thing about burritos is their flexibility, you can not only put anything you want into them, but you can also play with their form. You can have them in wraps or bowls, for instance, depending on your preference. This ultimate burrito bowl recipe is designed for breakfast, but in reality, it can be enjoyed any time of the day. 

Although you can eat this delicious burrito bowl for lunch or dinner, the idea for it is breakfast. You would probably eat this as a treat breakfast, perhaps as an alternative to a fully cooked breakfast with lots of fatty food. The ultimate breakfast burrito delivers the same mealtime satisfaction as a cooked breakfast without the fat and extra calories. 

To make this special occasion breakfast, heat oil on a skillet, break up the tofu and add salt and pepper. Cook until tofu is brown. Then add onion, garlic powder, and turmeric. Cook for five minutes. Then heat a saucepan with oil and add tomatoes, cumin, and salt, until the tomatoes become saucy. You can then add the beans, cilantro, and lemon juice. 

Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Everybody loves lentil soup! It’s filling, contains lots of protein, and it’s super easy to make. Even if you aren’t into vegan food, you will find this red lentil soup hard to resist. You can serve this dish as a starter to the main meal, eat it for lunch with some delicious crusty bread, or have it as a snack after coming in from the winter weather. 

This vegan red lentil soup is made using red lentils and butternut squash for additional flavor and fullness. Combining these two ingredients ensures that the soup is not too bland. The lentils and squash are cooked down the spice, and coconut milk is added to create a creamy vegan lentil soup that is simply irresistible. The other great about it is the easy with which it can be made and the simplicity of the ingredients. 

To make some yourself, heat oil in a large pot and add onion, ginger, garlic, and fenugreek. Then add lentils, squash, and cilantro to the pot. Stir in water, coconut milk, and tomato paste; you can season it further with curry powder, cayenne pepper, nutmeg salt, and pepper. Simmer on a low heat until lentils are soft. 

Black Bean and Corn Salad

It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy a delicious salad that’s healthy and keeps your weight down. On the contrary, the Black Bean and Corn Salad can be enjoyed as a starter or a stand-alone meal at any time of the year. It takes very little time to prepare and can be used as a healthy snack on its own or combined with a wrap to bring extra flavor to a tortilla or burrito. 

If you want to stay healthy through the winter so that you don’t have excess weight to knock off come January, try incorporating a dish such as the Black Bean and Corn Salad into your diet; you might also try supplements helps reduce fat absorption. Have the salad in the afternoon an hour before you exercise to stave off the hunger pangs and give you a card boost for running or swimming. It’s easy to eat fatty foods in the winter but keeping things light is more beneficial for your health.

Make this tasty salad by placing the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper into a small jar. Close the lid on the far and give it a vigorous shake until all the ingredients are mixed well together. Next, prepare the beans, corn, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro in a salad bowl. Stir up the salad ingredients and pour the dressing over the top to flavor. 

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Simply because you eat vegan food doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious burgers now and again. The good news is these ones don’t contain meat, and they’re super healthy. It’s easy to pick up a box of frozen burgers at the supermarket, even vegan ones these days, but if you buy the ingredients for these homemade ones instead, you won’t ever go back to the frozen kind.  

A delicious vegan burger is something that suits everybody, veggies, and meat-people alike. They can be served in a bun like a traditional burger or one their own as part of a main meal. These burgers can be given a healthy twist by combining them with salad or used as an indulgent treat by pouring beans over them and serving them with fries. However, you choose to eat your burgers; you won’t be disappointed. 

To make these one-of-a-kind burgers preheat your oven to 350⁰F and prepare a baking tray with a baking sheet. Mash together black beans, onion, garlic, carrots, green pepper, whisk cornstarch, water, chile-garlic sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl. Mix wholewheat bread into the mixture and stir in ¼ cups of flour until a sticky batter forms. Scoop mounds of burger-sized batter onto the baking tray and cook.

Making Holiday Times With Family Count

It is only 99 days until Christmas which means the holiday seasons are almost here!!! The holidays can be stressful, especially all the extended family time. It’s a good idea to do whatever you can to try to make things much more enjoyable with your entire family. Whether you are already starting to think about Christmas, or you are just hoping to make sure that you have a good Halloween together, the following advice should help you to make those times count as much as possible, and keep everyone in the family happy!!!!!

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Make Sure Everyone Is Considered

One of the major things you can do is to ensure that everyone in the family gets a say in what happens. That’s important whether you are all on holiday somewhere together, or just when you are spending a lot of time together indoors for the holiday period. The simple way to ensure that everyone is included and feels considered is to make it a safe space to speak your minds. That way, if someone objects they can merely say so, and you are going to be able to keep everyone much happier.

Get Gifts For Each Other

The value of gifts in all this is incredibly important. They are a valuable way of you showing each other that you really do care, and not just because you happen to be family. This is especially true if you manage to find gifts for each other which actually speaks to that individual in an appropriate way. Alternatively, you can buy gifts that are suitable for what you are doing as a family. A great idea would be to create a “Theme” Christmas this year. So a Hawaiian Christmas could mean you give each other flowers, for instance. This would allow for everyone to exchange a small token together, keeping with the holiday spirit.

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Keep The Stress Low

It is often natural for families to get stressed when they spend long periods of time together. But you can do plenty to try and keep that stress at bay, and doing so is often going to make for a much more enjoyable time in general. There are many ways to achieve this. One is to simply keep your own mind in check, and hope that other people follow suit. That does work pretty well. You can also ensure that everyone has a little alone time where necessary, in order to stop things getting too heated.

Enjoy It

Above all, enjoy it! Make sure that you are making the most of the time spent with your family, and that you are doing everything you can to make it the most enjoyable time possible. As long as you actively try to do that, there is no reason why you can’t make it a reality. Before you know it, family holiday times could become much more enjoyable and more like something you look forward to than you might have thought possible.