Vegan Gluten-Free Flatbread // oil-free and hclf

Oh my goodness whoever’s day we’ve had in months okay so anyways today’s recipe is kind of like a remake of a recipe did so long ago it was my brown rice flour tortillas that is actually my probably my most viewed video is that brown rice tortilla video and I’ve had some people commenting they have issues with it some people have said they have made it they like it but I have more people commenting like what can I substitute for potato starch and all these sorts of questions so I finally redone it with easier to find ingredients and it’s actually like a million times better just easier to roll out butter texture softer just all in all together butter only took me a year to do it so this is the new version the magic ingredient is basically two potato puree or potato goo or whatever you want to call it boil potatoes and water in the blender kind of makes this really weird sticky paste it would be terrible if you’re trying to make mashed potatoes but for this it’s a really great substitute for good because have that same star J stickiness to it it’s not the easy thing to clean onto your blender I will tell you that but just like let it soak it will work a few things that are important to note with this recipe one is that you want to cook them on fairly high heat and quickly so I use like probably like out of ten my burner is on about seven or eight and they only take about a minute per side to get like the bubbles and then they do a little bit of a brown spots on the side you cook them low and slow they’re just going to be really dry and not flexible at all they’re also the most flexible rafi cook them so when they’re fresh and if you stack them up the ones the middle kind of get like this steamed around they kind of like I don’t know stay really soft in the middle and that’s when they’ll be the most flexible if you want to reheat them all like I show you in the video there’s two couple of ways you can do it you can cuz I was just keeping them in the fridge after you make them and to reheat them you can either cover them in a wet paper towel and microwave them so they’ll stop they’ll be soft again and but not as Neversoft as when you first make them or you can put them in a toaster and actually toast it and you get like kind of like a crispy pita chip sort of texture this is not one of the recipes where you can leave out the tapioca starch or substitute something else it’s a really sticky gluten-free flour with a lot of binding power and it’s very necessary in this recipe another thing I want to mention is that when you boil your potatoes make sure you put a lid on them because you want to keep the water in because you’re going to use that starch and water to blend them with and the amount of water you have to add a little bit more water after they cook for blending you want it the consistency to look a lot like the one that I show in the video but that might vary depending on how big your potatoes are and how much water evaporates when you’re cooking them so that’ll be something you buy through just a little bit they’re super easy to roll out though they taste really good they’re really pretty soft I don’t roll them too thin again they’ll just kind of get dry and crispy you want to give them a little bit thicker what else so I hope the test tube works in your kitchen I’ve made it probably six times in the past two weeks just trying to get it just right and I love them I absolutely love them I haven’t made flat beds with it I’ve made rafts with them I’ve just torn about that eating them because they’re just so good and I think that’s everything I wanted to tell you so to the recipe you


Easy Vegan Gluten Free Dinner: Thai Noodle Bowl Recipe Collab w/ Hot For Food | The Edgy Veg

The great thing about peanut sauce is that you don’t have to share because people have a lot of allergies today on the edgy veg I am so excited to be doing a collab with hot for food Lauren and John are amazing I love their channel because they make the same type of food that I do it’s all comfort food and normal foods made into the vegan counterpart so obviously that’s why I like them their food photos are just so good the lighting is amazing so today we are bringing you dinner in under 15 minutes hey guys what are you making today hey guys you talk for food I’m John I’m Lauren she’s eating all the food I’m eating our whole recipe before you get to see what it is this is gonna be the easiest two meals you ever make in your life so be sure to come watch how to make easy vegan creamy mac and peas from us after you see what Candice is cooking up today 15 minutes to cook five minutes to eat oh my god like three minutes to eat so good okay we’ll see you soon bye so for my dinner under 15 I’m making something that I make all the time it’s a easy Thai soba noodle bowl I have a bunch of vegetables here that I have already chopped up but again you can chop up vegetables in just a matter of minutes today I am using some cabbage bean sprouts and tomato but you can also use carrots and bok choy and kale whatever you like to Sonic we’re going to add some oil to our pan onions and then we’re going to add in the greens or in this case cabbage and we’re just going to saute time with the tomatoes while we’re cooking these we can make our sauce and also add our soba noodles to the hot water the soba noodles will cook for about three minutes you can add some salt and pepper as you want with these I’m going to make everything in my blender if you don’t have a blender you can use the food processor if you don’t have a food processor I don’t know how you’re making sauce on a regular basis for our sauce for making an easy peanut sauce so we have peanut butter of course because you can’t have a peanut sauce without peanuts some lemon juice or tang tamari for salt and lung flavor I have some ginger here I have a bullion cube and if you have brought at home you can just use broth but I’m going to use bowl and cubing some water paprika and cayenne sesame oil because you can’t make Asian food without sesame oil that would be ridiculous put the peanut butter get in there and then some garlic now I’m using garlic powder and not fresh garlic because we’re only cooking this for a little bit we need some water we’re gonna blend that up you often have to shake the peanut butter down and that’s like the quickest easiest sauce you’ve ever made then we’re going to heat it over a pan just very slowly because peanut butter detective burn let’s not have burnt sauce it’s not kind of sauce that we want so while the vegetables are cooking you can go ahead and click up your silver noodles they only take about three minutes so once there’s what three minutes left just throw them into the boiling hot water you really don’t want to overcook these because they get too soft these guys are almost ready so once the noodles are done we can go ahead and build our noodle ball and then we’re going to take our heated sauce and just along the top and at this point you can add some crushed peanuts or I like to do some sesame and then you can add some parsley or some coriander or some green mmm dinner in only 15 minutes noodle ball and there you have it an easy vegan Thai noodle bowl in under 15 minutes make sure that you head over to hot for food and check out their Easy Mac and peas recipe I can’t wait to try that that looks so good and if you haven’t already subscribed definitely do so and also make sure that you check out my patreon page it’s the place where you guys can go and help contribute to the funds of running the channel just by giving a dollar or two a month and big news in March James is going vegan big vegan challenge if you have a loved one and you would like to challenge them make sure that you follow me on snapchat Instagram and Twitter for updates and as always the link to the full recipe is in the description below if you like this video give it a big huge thumbs up and I will talk to you soon bye


Easy Vegan Meal Prep (Healthy + Gluten Free)

Hey everyone its Caitlin and welcome to another video in this video I’m going to show you some easy recipes that would be a perfect for meal prep for the school or work week we’re going to be making some golden milk chia seed pudding for breakfast some tasty beans and rice for lunch and last but certainly not least some sheet pan fajitas for dinner with chipotle lime tofu before we get into these recipes I am legally obligated to inform you that this video is sponsored by thrive market as you guys know I team up with thrive on a monthly basis to bring you all these awesome recipe videos and if you live in the US and haven’t checked out the rice market yet what are you waiting for but you can click the link in the description of this video to get $60 worth of organic grocery credits plus a free trial plus free shipping so you know a very good deal I’m sorry guys I don’t really know what’s coming out of my mouth today I think I had too much caffeine or something but anyways let’s just get into the video so first we’re going to make some golden milk chia seed pudding this recipe is so easy and it is perfect for meal prep so to start out you’re just going to add some chia seeds to a bowl I’m using some white chia seeds because it makes the pudding look prettier TBH but you can use black ones to thrive market cells both then we’re going to add in some turmeric cinnamon ginger cardamom cayenne and black pepper you can’t taste this but it helps with the absorption of curcumin in turmeric which is healthy and they were also adding a pinch of salt then we’re going to add some plant-based milk I am using some coconut milk I got this one on 5 market and I like how it is unsweetened because I prefer to just sweeten my breakfast with fruit but on that note if you do want to make this sweeter you can also add in a few tablespoons of the maple syrup I’m also adding in some vanilla extract then you’re just going to whisk everything together until all the spices are well incorporated and you don’t get any clumps of anything then you’re going to let this sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and then just whisk it one more time because sometimes you get these really big clumps of hard chia seeds and it just helps everything to be more evenly incorporated so then you can plop this chia seed pudding into some mason jars or Tupperware for an easy breakfast and then before serving you can top it with fresh fruit like some blueberries as well as whatever else you want I used some coconut and pumpkin seeds but like I said the world is your oyster that’s not very vegan but you know do what you want with your toppings but anyways I love this breakfast it’s so warming and cozy and it keeps me full until lunch speaking of lunch we’re going to be making some instant pot rice and beans and this actually only requires five ingredients but tastes so good so first you’re going to add your dried beans to your instant pot I’m using some red kidney beans from thrive market I like buying dry beans because it’s more cost effective but you can use any beans that you want in terms of variety then we’re just going to add in some vegetable broth some rice and then some water just to top everything off and make sure there’s enough liquid in the instant pot then we’re just going to give that a good stir to make sure the rice and beans are evenly distributed throughout the liquid then we’re going to be adding in some chopped cilantro I chopped my cilantro stems for the most part because they still have flavor and are going to like sort of dissolve into this and you won’t get big bites of them and then you could save the leaves for a garnish or something else then we’re also going to add in a little bit of salsa and this combination it just makes the flavors amazing ooh and I also wanted to note that this is the vegetable broth I use I actually buy it on thrive market and it is a paste and I like it because you get 38 cups out of this container and it’s super convenient to use rather than buying those cartons of vegetable broth over and over again so just going into it set your instant pot to ceiling and then it cook this for around 25 or so minutes then afterwards you’re going to let it naturally release for 10 minutes then release the pressure and then just give everything a good stir and Europeans and rice are done this meal doesn’t look the prettiest but I promise guys the flavors in it are so good so if I was taking us on the go for meal prep I would probably serve it with some of those fresh cilantro leaves and some avocado as well and you can also add any other snacks that you want from lunch so there for dinner we’re going to making some sheet heeda’s which a poll a lime tofu I saw someone post sheet pan fajitas with chicken once and I was like oh my gosh that’s genius I need to do it so for our veggies we’re going to start out with some portobello mushrooms I’m just cleaning them with a cloth and then slicing them into big chunks and to season our portobello mushrooms we’re going to add some tamari and some chili powder just mix that all up and then add it to a greased or lined baking pan I’m using a reusable silicone mat I can link it in the description below next up we’re going to chop our onions for our fajitas so I kept them pretty big because I like how they give texture to the fajitas and for these I’m just adding some black pepper and some sea salt mix it up again and then put that on the train next to the mushrooms then we’re using some bell peppers you can use any colors you want but I used red orange and yellow for the Instagram because you know it looks prettier so then after you chop all of those up you’re going to add them to a bowl and also wanted to note that I get all of my spices from a thrive market I like to purchase organic spices because non-organic spices are often irradiated with heat which takes a nutritional value away from the spices and some cheaper spices also have fillers or other gross things in them so that’s why I buy organic but anyways here we’re using chili powder cumin cayenne and salt then you can place this on the tray and last but not least we have our tofu I pressed my tofu and then cut it into these rectangular sort of cubes I wanted them to be a little bit thicker for these fajitas so they had a nice bite to them and to season our tofu first we’re going to add the juice of one lime then we’re going to add some nutritional yeast so much Chipotle powder and some salt and just mix that up until all the tofu pieces are pretty evenly covered in this cheesy delicious Chipotle a mixture and then we’re going to plop them onto the tray with the rest of our veggies that we’re going to bake these in the oven for 30 minutes but after 15 minutes we’re going to take them out of the oven and flip the veggies and the tofu and then pop it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and this is what they look like when they come out also I didn’t include it in the video but I do want to say that this recipe makes 2 trays worth of oh geez I also toasted up some tortillas to serve with my fajitas you could also serve them with some rice on the side if you want a little bit of a heart of your meal but that is pretty much it they store really easily for meal prep and then when you’re ready you can just assemble your tacos eat however many you want and then I topped mine here with some salsa and some fresh cilantro plus some lime as well also for the record I used to work at a tex-mex restaurant and I think these behaves were better than the ones we sold and that is it for the recipe portion of this video let me know in the comments below which recipe was your favorite and which one you went to try out first also let me know if you like these meal prep style of videos and if you like me to film more like them it’s really helpful when I get your feedback because at the end of the day I do make these videos to help you guys also don’t forget to check out that awesome offer to a thrive market that I have linked in the description below I’ve personally been using fresh market for over a year and I genuinely love the website and love the company and I love how they carry all of my favorite healthy and organic brands and products so I don’t have to go to the health food store and pay like twice as much for them and I also can go grocery shopping for my non perishable items in my pajamas if this is your first video of mine that you are seeing and you like what you see here feel free to hit that little subscribe button right down there I post two new videos every single week ranging from easy vegan recipes to vlogs to meal prep to a budget-friendly recipe so we got a whole lot of things going on they’re all delicious and they’re all vegan so if that sounds interesting you know what to do other than that thank you all so much for watching I really appreciate it and I hope you have a great rest of your day whatever time of day it is for you I will see you in the next video bye.


5 Ways Your Body Changes When You Stop Eating Meat

Many people don’t realize that beneath the flavors of meat lie a deceptive twist that could impact your health forever 350 million people suffer from diabetes and meat is a major culprit but did you know with one dietary change you might be able to cure it yet cutting out meat comes with a cost and for some people that cost is their sense of taste here are five ways your body reacts when you decide to stop eating juicy but sometimes deadly meats and while we’ve got you here don’t forget to click on the link that just popped up above or the one in the description below to get your new awesome Moton t-shirt today and save 10% because you are awesome get rid of diabetes in just months as good as it tastes meat can be deathly crippling for a diabetic a 2008 study of 8401 participants found that the relationship between meat intake and diabetes was incredibly strong over a 17-year period just one serving of meat per week increased the risk of diabetes by 74 percent did you ever think you or a loved one could one day be throwing out your diabetes medication meat eaters with diabetes can dramatically change their fate by cutting back on me most especially red and processed meats in fact some studies have shown that not only could veganism prevent type 2 diabetes but could even reverse it Marco Ramirez who came from a family with a diabetic history was able to get off all diabetic medications within just two months by eliminating animal products eating low fat foods and avoiding high glycemic foods many diabetics even when aware of the dietary benefits of eliminating meat don’t realize just how powerful it can be on the surface meat seems harmless enough and it’s a threat that’s invisible to the naked eye but the proof is in the pudding there have been dozens of studies that prove just how beneficial vegetarianism can be to individuals struggling with issues like diabetes you could lose your taste buds they say the first bite is the sweetest regardless of your diet your taste buds are the key to a true culinary experience and the average adult has anywhere between 2,000 to 8,000 of them and there’s nothing like biting into a fork full of food and savoring every bit of flavor unfortunately one of the side effects of cutting back on meat is losing some of your taste buds this is because meat products contain an abundance of zinc a mineral that is crucial to the ability to process taste lack of zinc can result in hypo Gousha the reduced ability to taste things or agiza the inability to taste things at all but this doesn’t mean that vegetarians are doomed to a tasteless life to win back that sense of flavor you’ll just have to work a little harder to make up for the lack of zinc you’d normally consume with meat products you’ll have to work towards taking and double the recommended daily dose you can do this by taking supplements and eating nuts whole grains and beans which are all great sources of zinc and now it’s time for the quiz in the early 19th century Americans were major purveyors of meat one of the most famous 18th century writers of all time joined in on the trend and once wrote breakfast would have been no breakfast without a t-bone swimming in butter which famous author said it is it a Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels be Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice see Herman Melville Moby Dick Dee Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol stay tuned for the answer and don’t forget to like this video and hit that subscribe button as well as the notification bell so that you never miss out on awesome boggling sub videos and fun quizzes you’ll need to use the bathroom a lot as a regular meat-eater your body reacts when it doesn’t get what its accustomed to when you cut out meat you’ll notice that you are becoming gassy and are often bloated thanks to this unfortunate symptom new vegetarians are quite familiar with quick bathroom runs this is a result of taking in more fiber than usual while on a plant-based diet think of it as your digestive system throwing a temper tantrum it’s not used to as many veggies beans whole grains and fruits and these adjustments don’t always bode well with your body but don’t worry you aren’t doomed to a life of passing gas as you adjust to your new lifestyle so too will your digestive system these early systems are for lack sation in the long run because it helps keep foods moving smoothly through your system just like a vaccine your body has to go through a little bit of struggle before it settles into a comfortable spot you can decrease your risk of cancer in 2015 the World Health Organization found that processed meat was considered a carcinogen that could increase the risk of colon or rectum cancer by as much as 18% this means the link between cancer and meat is much stronger than most people think many consumers of meat believe that eating caged and hormone free foods relieves them of the potential side-effects but no matter how you slice and dice it it’s all still harmful even me that’s unprocessed promotes cancer part of the reason is because meat lacks a substantial amount of nutrients and fiber that protect humans from various cancerous agents and that’s not all when you stop eating meat not only are you protecting yourself from the risk of cancer but also reducing the risk of diabetes heart disease and high blood cholesterol with an immense amount of health benefits many vegetarians or wannabe vegetarians consider meat deduction and investment for their future earlier in the video we asked you about which famous author enjoyed a nice steak dinner for breakfast every morning if you said Charles Dickens you must be a literary Wiz Dickens wrote three of the most famous English titles a Christmas Carol Great Expectations and Oliver Twist he was visiting America when he learns just how much the Americans loved meat and joined in in 1870 Charles Dickens passed away due to stroke and while we can never know for sure what caused it we have enough medical advancements today to know that high meat consumption increases the risk of stroke but before he passed he cemented himself as one of the greatest literary artists of all time stick around for more mind-boggling knowledge nuggets and don’t forget to get your new awesome mo don t you’ll lose weight overweight individuals face much greater health risks than others and Americans are some of the most obese in the world cutting L meat can help people lose weight because they’re no longer biting into such calorie dense foods that t-bone steak Charles Dickens loved comes in at around 210 calories and that doesn’t include any seasoning or sides when meat is involved the calorie count of a meal quickly the Journal of General Internal Medicine found the people who were on a vegetarian diet were able to lose more weight than those on non vegetarian diets so before you know it you’ll start shedding pounds in no time red meats are high in calories while protein and processed meats like bacon ham and hot dogs are chock full of fat calories and sodium which make it difficult to lose weight compliment your dietary change by exercising regularly and getting your protein dosage through non meat alternatives bonus knowledge nugget did you know that many people believe that the Americans up today are consuming more meat than ever but this is largely a myth as we mentioned before in 1909 wealthy Americans consumed 200 pounds of meat on average while poor families consumed 136 pounds today’s American families consumed just 100 pounds of meat per year on average half of that of a wealthy American at the turn of the 19th century and in 1909 the average life expectancy was around 52 compared to 2015 average life expectancy of nearly 79 okay folks that brings this list of five ways your body changes when you stop eating meat to a close do you know any other benefits or drawbacks to cutting out meat let us know in the comments section don’t forget to like and share this video and most importantly subscribe to boggling stuff on YouTube so you never miss out on any of our new videos see you next time.


Meat Lovers Try Vegan Diets For A Week

Jose and I are looking at the email the things we can’t eat can’t eat eggs oh I [Music] really like any type of food except for like really really vegetable Hanabi food I’m not used to looking at labels and get like a lot of knowledge and the like what goes into foods and if you complain my diets better after this and hopefully I learn how to cook something I’ve just been on this like journey of having like healthy relationships with myself food and exercise and I’m just excited to like start something new and do it and that healthy positive mental space we’re going on our first grocery mission I don’t know what to look for maybe we’ll just go to what we normally get and then look for options I made it to the fruit section which we can guarantee is beacon I found some mate listen I’m here for sausage not in my sexual life just in this life we’re going for the safe option safe option probably not that healthy but alright let’s try this vegan sausage put some mustard on it that’s vegan to consistency a little questionable but taste very good oh my god actually kind of tastes like sausage we have a little meeting today and here’s all the food that I can eat alright so we had catered lunch today and there was tons of sandwiches all of which had meat except one and as tofu I do not like tofu but I’m sticking it out today Oh me and my friend were talking and she’s vegan she was saying how like she gets annoyed when people do this because he will like starve and just don’t end up eating because they can’t eat anything and so I’ve really been making it a priority to make sure I’m not starving and I’m not I feel very full and I’m eating vegetables and I’m eating fruits and I feel good so I’m facetiming my boyfriend and he’s eating eggs I’m really jealous that looks really good right now so today I realized that not all vegan food is healthy I know that’s kind of dumb to realize I snacked a lot I had Oreos I had chips there was a lot of things you can’t eat when you’re vegan and not all of them are great for you so I think from now on I kind of just need to watch myself make sure I’m just getting like the nutrients I need so it’s about 2:30 a.m. usually right now I would make an egg sandwich with cheese but I can’t so my lunch today is sausage list sausage and broccoli I’m at the mall and I keep smelling Wetzel’s freakin pretzels and I can’t eat it and it’s killing me we are on our way to go to an all vegan restaurant we’re here we look at the menus the best part of this is that we can just choose whatever [Music] so after being vegan for a week I’ve realized that it’s truly like amazing got meatless meat options it still made me feel like I was eating me but I felt better about it honestly because I knew I wasn’t eating animals I think it really just opened my eyes to the fact that like I just need to start reading my labels of the things I eat because honestly the things not even are good to eat that don’t have vegan stuff in it I’m like oh my god they have this amount of sugar and other things that I should be looking at and paying attention to I’m really glad I did this challenge and from that one I can definitely see myself exploring a lot more options on the food so yes I will be continuing some vegan habits but also yes I am driving to Korean barbecue at this very moment, I just say today




We have brought you such a treat today! Millionaire Shortbread is a favourite here in the UK and there’s no question why. The gooey caramel centre with the crispy biscuit base plus the smooth chocolate top makes this the ultimate treat. These taste incredible, and we have no doubt that you’ll love them too! Relax and enjoy one of these with a cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon or any time you like.

This dish is relatively easy and time efficient to make. First, we whip up the base and put it in the oven to bake. Whilst it’s in the oven we can make the caramel sauce and lastly, melt the chocolate. It’s then a case of layering everything together and leaving it to set in the fridge. It’s that easy! You’ll be eating your millionaire shortbread in no time.

We hope you love this amazing recipe! It’s…

The perfect treat
100% plant-based and vegan

Enjoy this incredible recipe, just try not to eat the whole tray!



Shortbread Layer
150g brazil nuts
150ml mild olive oil
150g golden caster sugar
100g demerara sugar
¼ tsp of salt
200g plain flour
100g semolina

Caramel Layer
2 cans of evaporated coconut milk
250g golden caster sugar
100ml golden syrup
125g coconut oil
pinch of salt

200g 70% cocoa solid dark chocolate


Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark four and use a splash of olive oil to grease a square baking tin 20x20cm in size.

Blitz the brazil nuts in a food processor until they start to form a paste. Add the oil and blitz again until completely smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor and blitz again.

Put the sugars, salt, flour and semolina into a bowl mix well. Add to the food processor and pulse, the mixture should form a moist crumb the colour of sand that sticks when pressed together.

Press into the tin, prick all over with a fork and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until golden and crisp. Allow to cool.

Put all the ingredients for the caramel in to a heavy-based pan, and heat gently, stirring to melt the coconut. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally and continue to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until reduced by about half and thick and fudgey. Pour over the shortbread
and smooth with a palette knife. Set aside and allow to set.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water spread evenly over the set caramel. Leave until solid, then turn out and cut into squares.


WHAT I EAT IN A DAY: Vegan Fitness Influencer!

hey guys so I am back with the second video of my transformation series these were highly highly requested after I shared my transformation story if you haven’t watched that that was a few videos ago on my channel so you guys you can watch my entire life back story of my transformation but this video is going to be a little bit more a nutrition based and you guys all wanted to see a what I eat a day but honestly I eat the most boring meals and I usually don’t even cook for myself so I thought it’d be more educational and more helpful for you guys if I actually talked about how I used to eat how I eat now throughout my transformation and how you guys can know what to eat how much to eat all that stuff for your body and your goals and then I was going to show you some of my favorite snacks and meals even though they’re really boring so you guys know that I had an eating disorder for like on and off for like four or five years which obviously is screwed up my metabolism so I was eating under a thousand calories for like most of that entire time period after that I quickly increased my calories up to about two thousand and then slowly worked them up to four or five thousand and that’s how I was able to put on like 50 60 pounds in a year I was eating four thousand five thousand ish calories so I really really helped my my talent metabolism reset built that up so it’s so much faster now it’s like crazy fast now I can still eat a crazy amount of food decide to lean out I cut my calories down to about three thousand they’re like just under 3,000 not sort of what I’m eating right now between 3,000 and just over 3,000 just because I don’t want to be losing any weight right now I want to be either maintaining or even putting on a little bit of weight so I guess you could say that my maintenance is about 3,000 calories and I’m 5 to 140 pounds again as well if you guys didn’t know I’ve been vegan for just over 5 years now so that means they don’t eat any animal products and yeah that’s been really really working for me obviously you have to put a little bit more attention into like getting in your protein I’d be a little bit more creative with meals and stuff especially when you go out to eat I really love the lifestyle and eating that way it really works for me so how what how would you guys know how much to eat what would be best to eat what you’re gonna want to do is I I highly suggest not using online calculators or like basic base calorie ranges or whatever you can search up online because let me just tell you that when I search up how many calories I’m so see burning even if I put in the amount of exercise that I do it doesn’t tell me to eat more than 2,000 calories and I know for myself that if I ate less than 2,000 calories a day I would be nothing like I would lose so much weight so that’s just proof that these calculators don’t work for everyone they might work for some people but I would highly suggest just playing around with your calorie ranges to just play around with what works best for you especially with calorie ranges I would suggest choosing like mm maybe 2200 is a starting range and if you want to lose weight I you wouldn’t you don’t want it to be too fast so I play around with like trying to find a number where you’re not losing more than like a pound a week or something or else you’re gonna risk losing muscle as well which you probably do not want to do and then if you’re wanting to gain weight and you said it at 2,000 say and you’re not gaining any weight then slowly increase I want you guys honestly I always preached eat as much as you possibly can how I typically eat a lot of the questions that I get are surrounding like protein shakes my pre post workout meals joint eat snacks everything like that so I’ll give you guys kind of an overview of how I eat and then I’m going to show you guys some of the food that I eat some of my favorites so I eat like five or six times a day I find that works better for me it just keeps my energy up the entire day I feel that food just really keeps me going honestly so I like to have five or six like small big-ish meals every single day you know like breakfast lunch dinner that is kind of like meals throughout the day so I wake up like super early like 4:30 in the morning usually for 4:30 so I’m usually eating my first meal then before I go to the gym that’s just like a really basic meal I find that if I eat too much really early I get really bloated and I feel uncomfortable during my session so I eat usually the two pieces of toast with some jam and peanut butter and that’s that’s usually what I have as my pre-workout meal so I highly suggest eat lots of carbs before your workout post-workout meal I focus on carbs fat and protein so my post-workout meal is one of my biggest meals of the day I have usually a massive bowl of oatmeal with some fruit peanut butter as well as a protein shake I use the woman’s best protein then I just have creatine in there as well trying it but in 30 minutes to an hour after is like pretty much as fast as I possibly can after my workout I try and get some a good meal in I’m gonna stop talking I’m gonna show you guys we’re gonna head over to my kitchen and I’m gonna show you guys just like some basics maybe get some meal or snack ideas or food ideas for your next grocery trip so yeah let’s head over to the kitchen hey guys so now that we’re in my kitchen my biggest question is always on protein shapes I thought I made to show you guys I guess what I put into my shakes post-workout I eat I eat I drink three of these a day so the liquid of my choice I always use either on milk or cashew milk and then as for protein and supplements that I put into my shake I use this woman’s best vegan protein and I’ve use this throughout my whole transformation I absolutely love it this is just the chocolate vegan protein plants plant-based protein powder and I’ve a discount code in my buy of your interest in trying it out and then one of my biggest singles and meals that I mentioned before is oatmeal so I just Jews I have this massive jar of oatmeal here so I just use plain rolled oats I mix a banana into it to make it a little bit thicker if you guys don’t like oh you know this is really really helpful and then I just put peanut butter and berries in it usually or if I haven’t had my protein shake I can even mix my protein powder into my oatmeal one of my favorite snacks to eat throughout the day is rice cakes with peanut butter and jam I got these from Whole Foods and they’re just I don’t know brown rice rice cakes that’s a great way to get carbs and protein in so that could also be a really good pre-workout for you guys you make it convenient for you if you’re like in school you work full time or whatever you’ll want to pack your food this you’re not tempted to eat out all the time and stuff like that so I have things like these kind bars just protein granola bar type things and this is the maple glazed peek in and see so and this is the almond and coconut I also really like Laura bars as well and they’re just like healthier options of granola bars and they taste really really good in my opinion and they help you get a little bit more energy with protein card stuff like that so I would highly suggest something like this you guys can bring along with you as for bread options as I mentioned I like to eat toast for my breakfast projym this is I got these silver pills like this from Whole Foods silver has sprouted power the big sixteen loaded with 16 seeds and grains to fuel active days it’s like supposed to be a healthier bread which I highly suggest if you’re going to be eating bread try and find a healthier option than just your like plain white bread since I’m talking so much about peanut butter if you want a lower calorie option obviously this isn’t he’s exactly like peanut butter but it’s pretty close I get this from Whole Foods and it’s just a it’s PB 2 which is this powdered peanut butter you pretty much just like put it in a bowl mix it with water and I have to think it tastes really really good I’ll even eat it when I’m bulking I think it tastes awesome if you guys are vegan and you’re wanting more protein options – I eat a lot of like tofu beans even like tempeh obviously my protein powder but there’s also things like organic black bean pasta so this I just get it Whole Foods or like natural food sections and this has 22 grams of protein for a core of this package that’s incredible so this is just like being pasta then obviously how like you can have this like normal beans here or anything like grainy like quinoa couscous all that stuff usually has some protein in it so this is just golden and black quinoa I usually buy in boxes and it usually can be made like rice to like microwave so it’s really really simple if you guys are lazy like me but those are like my protein staples and then obviously I eat a ton of fresh food so like fruits vegetables everything like that and I think that’s literally all like yeah I promise you guys I literally eat so boring I eat the same things every single day but I eat all my favorite foods so I feel like it’s it’s really easy for me Oh another thing another thing is my favorite cereal so I eat tons of cereal because serious like my favorite food and when I got into fitness I refuse to give up cereal so Nature’s Path is a really really good brand I can get this at like Sobeys if you live in Canada or also at Whole Foods so you guys can get in the States as well it just Nature’s Path and these are the kamut puffs and these it’s like really good healthy cereal it doesn’t taste like anything so I had like fruit and cinnamon is up to it but they also have like peanut butter flavor chocolate flavor and everything like that so if you want a healthy cereal option your cereal lover like me and refused to give it up this Nature’s Path cereal great option so honestly you guys you don’t have to give up unhealthy food it’s just fine healthier options or make like meals that you enjoy that are somewhat healthier like if you love peanut butter eat your damn peanut butter that’s how I see it everyone’s number one question so I do not really drink at all to be honest I don’t enjoy it but I drink probably once every like two months and even when I do drink I don’t drink too much so I do not recommend it but this is like literally sitting in the back of my videos like I should probably like talk about alcohol but no I don’t suggest drinking too much especially if you’re trying to make progress of losing or gaining weight it’s going to affect how you train in the gym your energy throughout the date obviously alcohol has calories and those calories out fast so I would not recommend drinking too much especially don’t quote binge drinking every week it’s just going to reverse all your work throughout the week and it’s not worth it if you want a drink here and there 100% that is totally fine but I would not recommend it and I personally do not drink very much at all so yeah that answers a lot of your guys’s questions on whether I drink everything like that I do I started from 80 pounds and I got here you can do it too trust me it just takes a little bit of research on a little bit of work um a lot of work but you can get there as well follow me on instagram and give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and i will see you guys next time bye


Is Honey Vegan?

Hello I’m Simon Whistler you’re watching today I found out in the video today we’re answering a viewer question Melissa asks is honey considered vegan just before you get started I do you want to say that this video is brought to you by Trello Trello is a free organizational collaborative tool I’ve been using Trello for nearly a year organizing this a YouTube channel as well as my other YouTube channels as well it’s really a really neat piece of organizational software I’m gonna tell you more about Trello later in this video but for now let’s just get started there’s a reason there’s the expression busy as a bee of these buzzing insects entire lives are dedicated to making sure the hive keeps humming hands the next generation of bees are born work of these are consistently building cleaning and protecting their home when they are not tending to the hive they are out foraging for food to feed the Queen and the drones this food is a mixture of pollen nectar water and plant SAP which is eventually transformed into a honey this is a favorite treat for those humans and bees alike with vegan diets on the rise rules and questions around this particular lifestyle are constantly being talked about perhaps one of the most debated issues among vegans is the question of honey by nearly every definition honey is an animal by-product created through chemical processes first the worker bees go out into the world to forage for the sugary fluid secreted by plants that’s known as nectar traveling up to six miles when the bees find nectar they sucked up with their long tube-like tongue and store it in a secondary stomach known as the crop due to being able to hold its own weight that’s approximately 70 milligrams of nectar bees can visit up to 1,500 flowers in one nectar searching trip when the bee returns to the hive it disposes of the collected nectar by regurgitating it into the mouth of another bee who regurgitates it to another bee and so on until it finally ends up in a honeycomb this whole regurgitating process allows the Nexo to be broken down by the enzymes in the bees stomachs which makes it more suitable for long-term storage when the partially digested nectar is in the honeycomb bees speed the evaporation process by their wings rapidly when it sufficiently dry the bees seal the honeycomb with a secretion from its abdomen which we know of as beeswax sealed from Aaron’s moist gerunds thanks to some of its innate properties and he can last for all practical purposes forever and provides a perfect food source for the hive during the harsh winter months of course it also provides a delicious sweet treat for humans and of animals okay so in 1944 Donald Watson essentially created the modern vegan movements by organizing the vegan society the word vegan was taken from the beginning and ending of the word vegetarian his motive for doing so was his affinity for animal life believing and not only abstaining from consuming animal flesh but also animal by-products that have brought unjust harm to the animals as expressed in Watson’s original treatise on being vegan veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of and cruelty to the animal kingdom it applies to the exclusion of flesh fish fowl eggs honey and animal milk according to what’s in taking honey from a hive Spees in that it is essentially stealing a much-needed food item from an animal additionally commercial beehives control the process honey making stacking them in removable trays trapping the Queen in a certain part of the hive and smoking out hives when retrieving the honey in terms of Watson’s original intention honey cannot be vegan due to the methods used by commercial beekeeping but there are those who argue that if one wants do truly adhere to the original vegan lifestyle then eating properly produced honey is okay you see since bees produce the honey naturally cultivating it in a way that doesn’t harm the bees does allow it to be vegan this means constructing hives that are like the ones the bees have in the wild and then waiting for a while swarm of bees to make it their home additionally care must be taken to leave the bees plenty of honey for their own needs there’s also no use of smoke antibiotics or chemicals on the hives in order to solve the problem of opening the hives and disturbing the bees in order to collect the honey natural beekeepers invented a tap a mechanism that allows excess honey do you simply drip into a tube and out of the hive while many vegans abstain from all animal by-products simply on principle or at least attempt to something that is exceptionally difficult if not impossible even for the best intentioned individual the modern vegan movement that was born in 1944 focused primarily on the suffering of animals as the key point if honey can be obtained without making the bee suffer in any way then in theory it could be part of the vegan diet based on these precepts on the other hand some vegans think this doesn’t matter at all as it’s generally thought that insects cannot feel pain or at least are probably not consciously aware of it even if their brains do react to such inputs beyond this the minimal number of bees harmed in the production of honey for human consumption is seemingly no more than the number of insects harmed in the production of vegetables even of the organic variety from all of this it’s perhaps no surprise that where the honey is considered vegan on ours varies depending on one’s exact definition of vegan which in turn varies from vegans vegan and groups group for instance vegan outreach and vegan action both consider honey consumption to be acceptable for vegans leaving it as a matter of personal choice while the American vegan society does not so I really hope you enjoyed that video and just before we finished today I’d love to tell you a bit about Trello Trello is a free collaborative organizational tool which helps you organize your projects on your 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Lets Cook Vegan Pasta-Easy recipes

And my god some of the best food you’ll ever eat right here vegan pasta ladies and gentlemen alright guys what’s up welcome to another underground metal gamer cooks vegan so what are we having tonight well you know I figured I would make vegan pasta for you guys so without further ado let’s just get right into it so what am i easy for this first I’m gonna make a sauce base and we’ve got some habaneros I’m cutting up got some onions a green and a red pepper that’s going to go in there and you’ve got all whirs accents canned tomatoes that are gonna go in there you’ve got some basil here we got some mrs. – we got some fucking pepper we’ve got seasoning salt and we have some cayenne pepper but we also need the sauce great well we’re gonna throw in Montana’s habanero hot sauce we’re gonna throw in obviously we’re gonna make the sauce based on the sweet basil marinara from classical so we’ve already got then cook yep we’re gonna get that going right away after I cut off everything here then we’re going to throw it on the Mexican ground around veggie this is going to be fucking amazing so what I’m going to do is I’m going to cut the video here we’re going to get everything prepared and starting to cook and then I’ll show you guys what to do next once they get everything chopped up on resume the video and I’ll show you how I make my sauce so we’ll see you guys in a bit all right guys we’re back and so we’re just getting the rest of the ingredients into the pot here so what do we got in this pot we have half of the green pepper half of a red pepper we have a quarter of an onion and we have three Thresh habaneros now I’m going to crack open my tomato we’re gonna get those in there and then we’re going to throw in this we’ve got the pastas boiling on the stove right now so these three show you guys this is a really easy sauce base to me because everything going in a fog you cook it up nice go to veggie ground ground in there one half of veggie ground ground and apart as well I want three tomatoes in here one whole can of those you’re gonna want to throw in your sauce here remember you can only save this dude I’m not going to use all this tonight obviously need a lot some some seasoning salt going coming out if you want some kick to it remember I love hot shit so [Music] you probably have in there right there you go we’ve got some basil here I’m also going to make up the garlic margarine to go in there too which is just simply the source of margarine in a dish and then you add some seasoning to it to make like a butter base for it which I’m going to add after which is going to give it some more flavor and stuff like that we got some basil we’re throwing in here lots of fucking basil without any nice we’re also gonna curl in a little bit of parsley you can throw in a little bit of onion salt too nice a little bit then of course a little bit of pepper here yourself you putt the ball in there you don’t miss it – toss it in here nice healthy dose of that and you’re gonna like throw in some of this habanero sauce you want to talk with me nearly enough so yeah we’re going to want to start cooking this up after the fastest world you’re going to start this up I’m also going to get like garlic butter going and this is well this is your sauce these are in here by the way show you guys what that looks like so I mean doesn’t that look good it’s not even cooked yet so I’ll just put that down here stand up the camera against or you let that go good alright so that’s what the sauce piece looks like oh no we’re going to get butter going so let me just empty this out you’re just gonna put some margarine in this container because it’s already got marks on it no I’m going to heat it up or barging in there perfect also you’re going to want to season this up too I mean you can if you want I won’t see me stuff up myself so we’re going to put pepper in it and of course it should be put into mrs. s now this has garlic in it so you don’t really need to add too much into that but like I said I want to make it go like this [Music] starting to boil up here there’s the basil a little bit of this one horse and you’re going to microwave this or will help back only and start mixing up in your sauce here and eat or not meet your vegan stuff does it say you can turn this on mr. cook in this book starting to blow the lights over here twice this closer nope check the zoom settings we’re zoomed in good that’s good alright I’m gonna start cooking up your soft base in your vegans if he can meet and your vegetables this is going to be absolutely check on our butter over here obviously not quite melted go a little longer in there these dirty gold here welcome goodness it wasn’t that basically chilly you’re making no it’s not this is just a bit cloudy pass the sauce that will add a lot of flair to your pasta obviously what people think pastas boring but you can make it absolutely delicious Imlay cheese and then you go to sauce base for later you can put it away you can even freeze that if you don’t want to use it all it’s perfect it’s awesome it’s perfect yeah we’re going to get this cooking it’s delicious and then we will come back and I’ll show you guys how to combine it all and stuff like that ones to get my big cooking pan out there once we get all these ingredients clicked up nights after the packet is done however you’re going to want to shock it in a strainer so you’re going to want to put a strainer in the sink then you’re gonna want to put a bit of oil on the pasta so it doesn’t stick to the pan and it also helps to cook in all the flavors of your sauce space right here and all your vegetables your vegan meat without the sauce tomatoes everything else you got going in there there is our sauce for our garlic butter all good good to go there that down for a minute sorry hope the camera guys so that’s all ready to go now and this is currently cooking nice and so is this so what I’m gonna do is we’re just going to stop the video for a bit then I’m going to get them a big pan then once everything’s done we’re going to combine it all and we’re gonna make this fucking delicious so I will see you guys in a little bit and you’ve got this everything already here and we got to get the pasta into the pan now actually my phone go through so we’ll just edit this out seconds alright so we’re gonna get the pasta into the pan here go start getting this cooking then of course you’re going to want to add your then of course you’re going to want to have your everything you cooked in the pot here your vegan meat your vegetables your hot sauce this is going to be a green you’re gonna fucking love this ladies and gentlemen let me tell you add as much or as little as you want I’m sure you guys know this looks a minute and you’re gonna want to start cooking this on medium heat okay and you’re gonna want to cook this in with your pasta verb I’ll show you guys how this looks you’re gonna want to cook this in for at least I’d say about 20 minutes again does you want to cook all your flavors into this doesn’t that look amazing does doesn’t it I know looks amazing all right let’s just put this down again that we’re gonna add a little bit more of our sauce here one more scoop get that all mixed in nice and this out of the way that’s gonna be for our next batch of pasta we’re gonna make us cook up you can add more seasonings at this point if you want but I think I’ve added plenty I mean you can add more pepper more salt more missus – you know whatever you want but I’m just going to leave it as it is because I did add more when I cut the video before so let’s get a plate ready when this masterpiece of a meal is ready to go [Music] yep this is gonna be scrump fucking daily ladies and gentlemen scrum fucking daily start picking it up nice as you can see it’s starting to warm up it’s starting to get nice and steamy [Music] [Applause] looks delicious guys so we’re just gonna keep cooking that up here run just let the video fucking play um now some people might be asking me okay so you make all this great vegan stuff but is it enough protein are you healthy you you know do you have any health complications from not eating meat no absolutely not if you know what you’re doing you can go without means period it’s also a lot more healthy and it’s ethical so a lot of people think that you know we need meat to survive now a lot of people will disagree with me even some nutritionists would disagree even some dietitians but there’s a lot more dietitians on the side of a clean vegan diet than there is on the meat side of spectrum so you might want to do some research on that if you think that I’m bullshitting you and all about vegan without being on a vegan diet it’s a lot more fucking palatable there is a reason that I maintain a good body weight there’s a region reason that I have such healthy energy levels and then I sleep perfectly at night for the most part some nights I don’t sleep as good as I’d like but I mean that’s that’s you know that’s like anybody some people you know when you get insomnia happens so this is starting to cook really good here and again what did we use for this we have rotini noodles we’ve got Greek half the green pepper half a red pepper quarter of an onion three heaven eros veggie ground round from the Ives the Mexican style then we had one can of all Liars diced tomatoes Chile style then I added a classic oh sweet marinara sauce then I added some Montana’s habanero hot sauce we added mrs. – bourbon garlic salt and pepper seasoning salt basil and cayenne pepper so there you go that’s how easy it is to make a delicious vegan meal you don’t really need a side dish with this either I mean this is everything you need right here for a solid dinner meal I wouldn’t know you could make this for lunch – I mean it doesn’t have to be specifically for supper you can make this for lunch as well so if you guys are enjoying this cooking series I love doing these videos for you guys it’s some new content check out my top 10 thrash metal albums right there in the card should have popped up on the screen and don’t forget to subscribe guys officially more subscribers and patrons if you feel like supporting the channel you can get more great vegan recipes like this one and you can help me make more healthy food to make more vegan cooking videos for you guys as well as upgrade my production in my studio and things like that I am saving up to get Vegas Pro 16 the full version with all the bells and whistles however tomorrow I got big news for you guys interviewing Gail Cartwright shadows of death records we have launched a business deal and I’m going to be his band’s fans etc etc it’s going to be a lot of fun so a big shout out to Gail heartburn go check out shadows of death records and all the band’s own is lofty they fuckin kick ass so guys this vegan pasta is practically done so you’re cooking up nice here for about ten minutes I’m gonna let it cook for about another ten more minutes and then I will come back to the video so I’ll see you guys in about 10 minutes yes we’re back and this looks about ready let’s have a peek my god some of the best food you’ll ever eat right here now vegan pasta ladies and gentleman does not look fucking scrub dilly get some on the plate OOP let’s get into the moment of truth the heat now I let this cook in here with the noodles for about another 20 minutes so total preparation time for this is about 45 minutes but if you want to cook your food in I mean your flavors in you’ve got to cook food for at least 60 minutes that’s just how it is that should be good enough to start with it looks delicious alright vegan pasta [Applause] [Music] [Applause] what secret garlicky peppery some nice basil flavor in there nice labor phone oil parsley the new marinara is coming through nice the sweet marinara the heat from the habaneros is coming through nice green pepper red pepper flavor and of course you have the Mexican veggie ground ground and then the olive and garlic from all Myers based mammals is coming through this as well this is just go it’s not just the right amount of heat if your chili head this is perfect this [Music] is absolutely delicious really good yeah this is really fucking good yeah you guys need to make this it’s delicious [Music] that’s so good okay all right everybody that’s vegan pasta as always I hope you enjoyed this video like comment subscribe check out patreon all that good stuff and it’s it for stay tuned for more cooking videos and tomorrow the interview with Gayle Cartwright and shadows of death records is coming up is gonna premiere on Saturday at 12 p.m. so look forward to that I’ll likely edit and publish this video tomorrow simply because it is getting on in the night and I do find that I get more reviews in traffic during the day so this video will probably premiere tumoral we’ll see how long the editing takes have yourselves an awesome night this is the underground metal gamer series let’s cook vegan we’ll see you in the next fuckin video stay metal Cheers