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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Salty and Sweet Strawberry Porridge

  My husband and I love oatmeal porridge for breakfast. Sometimes we change it up and add ingredients that are not traditional. Here are some great  Slow-Cooker porridges for example .   Today's Sweet and Salty Porridge with Strawberries  capitalizes on our rather eccentric but diverse tastes for combinations of flavours and textures.   Sometimes I get even more carried away, but today I decided against including nuts and bananas.  This porridge is, of course, Gluten-free and Vegan (no dairy, eggs or other animal products).   Begin with a medium to large pot with a close-fitting lid and add: Steelcut Oats (use the quantity you want for your family following directions on package-- use GF oats for those who are gluten-sensitive or have Coeliac disease) Water (cover the oats by about 1 1/2 inches or use the instructions on package) Organic Thompson Raisins (1/4 cup to handful, as you desire-- I went with the handful) 2 T. dry Chiaseed Pinch of Seasalt Optional: 1/4 C. Dulse broken in

Barley Porridge with Dates and Walnuts

Porridge made with barley is not familiar to everyone. This sweet porridge recipe comes from the Sacred Cookbook- Forgotten Healing Recipes of the Ancients . You will find other delicious, little-known old "ethnic" recipes from all over the world in this collection. Barley Porridge Serves 2-4 INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4 cups organic barley flour 4 cups almond milk, or other milk of choice sea salt 6 large medjool dates , pitted and chopped 2/3 cups chopped walnuts 4 tablespoons raw honey (other sweetener, like maple syrup, for children under 1 year) METHOD: 1. Whisk the barley flour in the almond milk over medium heat in a medium size pot. Be sure to bring all the flour into play and stir until smooth and beginning to bubble. 2. Turn the heat down as boil begins and allow the porridge to simmer gently for about 5 minutes. (Watch to prevent burning, whisk if needed) 3. Remove from heat, salt to taste, and spoon porridge into bowls. Add the dates, walnuts and honey

2019 Vegan Recipes on Instagram (healthiacynthia)

Here are the vegan mains, sides, soups, smoothies, desserts, pastries, and breakfasts as shown on Instagram.  These recipes appeared on Instagram in 2019 . Just go ahead and click on the link below to go directly to the recipe! They are arranged in their categories from the most current Instagram recipe to the oldest-- to see them as they come out, join me at  https://www.instagram.com/healthiacynthia/ ADDICTIVE SNACKING Best Hummus Recipe- Garlicky, Vegan, GF MAIN COURSE VEGAN RECIPES Roasted Brussels Sprouts Zucchini Basil Linguine Sweet Potato-Braised Purple Cabbage Real Deal Baked Veggie Burger                                                                                               Tofu Amritsari Masala Curried Chickpeas with Spinach and Tomatoes                                  Sweet Potato Vegan Stew                           Maple-Brown Sugar Glazed Tofu                                           Vegan Baked