8 Puerto Rican Vegan Meals

Hispanic vegan meals or as non- Hispanics like to say Spanish vegan dishes. We had all Puerto Rican meals this week. Here is a list of what we ate.
Sopa De Guandules y Bolitas De Platano (Pigeon Pea Soup and Plantain Balls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSXYUQSBdb8
Arroz con Habichuelas y Calabaza (Rice with Beans and Pumpkin)
Arroz Con Maiz (Rice with Corn) https://youtu.be/gSwIL8gTSTo
Arroz con Vegetales (Rice with Vegetables) https://youtu.be/gSwIL8gTSTo
Tofu Guisado (Tofu Stew) https://youtu.be/35ib5BHvdkI
Arroz con Guandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas) https://youtu.be/gSwIL8gTSTo
Ensalada de papas (Potato Salad) https://youtu.be/e0l8nWcTiNE
Tostones (Twice fried green plantain)
Maduros (Fried Ripe Plantain)
Aguacate (Avocado)

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My 16 Favourite Healthy Vegan Recipes

— Breakfasts: 1:16, Lunch: 4:16, Snacks: 7:13, Dinner: 9:06


1. Stovetop Oats
Combine 3/4 cup rolled oats and 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk in a small pot over high heat. When boiling, reduce heat to low and let simmer, stirring occasionally and watching to make sure it doesn’t boil over. Once thick, stir in 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 mashed banana. Remove from heat and serve with any toppings. My favourites are peanut butter, strawberries and banana.

2. Baked Oatmeal
Combine 1/2 cup oats, 1 mashed banana, cinnamon (optional), 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 cup almond milk. Place in a mini ramekin or other oven safe dish and bake for 25 minutes at 350F. Add any desired toppings, my favourites are strawberries and peanut butter with almond milk.

—– LUNCH —–
1. Lettuce Wraps
Take a piece of Romaine Lettuce (or any lettuce with a large, flexible leaf) and fill it with brown rice/quinoa, smoked tofu/veggie beef cooked in hoisin sauce, sautéed bell peppers/carrots/zucchini/or any vegetables, sautéed onions and mushrooms, avocado and salsa, nutritional yeast or vegan cheese, hot sauce, and anything else of your choice.

2. Avo-Tomato Sandwich
On two slices of bread/bagel, spread 1/2 a mashed avocado, a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and add some tomato slices. Optional things I like to add are spinach/lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, and ground flax seeds.

—– DINNER —–
1. Spaghetti and “Meat” Balls
Boil spaghetti pasta according to package instructions and set aside.
In a pot, steam chopped broccoli until tender. Saute mushrooms, onions, and any other desired vegetables until cooked. Separately bake/saute bought “meat” balls.
Optionally, you can bring saute all of this together in a large skillet with the tomato sauce to make a more uniform “meat” sauce, or it can just be dished into a bowl with the spaghetti with sauce over top.

2. Pesto Pasta
In a dry skillet over medium-high heat, toast 1/2 cup of pine nuts until golden brown. Set aside. In a food processor, process two bunches of cilantro and 4 cloves of garlic. Once mixed, add in your toasted pine nuts, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tbsp lemon juice, optional smoked paprika, and process until smooth. If it’s too dry, add in some olive oil or water until it reaches your desired consistency.
I love putting this over pasta (whole wheat, rice or zoodles) with avocado and nutritional yeast.

3. Veggie Burgers
Prepare patty’s according to package instructions, or make your own.
I like to eat mine on a toasted whole wheat bun with hummus, avocado, tomato, any other veggies (spinach, lettuce, sprouts, mushrooms, etc), and nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor.

4. Spring Rolls
Prepare angel hair or fettuccine rice noodles as per package instructions. Chop up bell pepper, cilantro, avocado, cucumber, mushrooms, smoked tofu, bean shoots, and shred some carrots. Soak your rice paper wrap in lukewarm water for about 10 seconds until soft, then fill with any fillings of your choice. Dip into peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce Recipe:
In a food processor, process 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/4 cup tamari (soy sauce), 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar or other natural sweetener until smooth. Be sparse with soy sauce as it can be quite salty.
An alt. spring roll recipe –

5. Chickpea Omelet
Blend or hand mix 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup chickpea flour, 1 tbsp ground flax seed, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/8 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Pour it over a greased skillet over medium-high heat. Let it cook like you would a normal omelet, flipping when the edges are firm and there are bubbles. Once the other side is cooked, put it on a plate and fold over any fillings. I fill it with sauteed veggies (mushrooms, spinach, bell pepper and zucchini) and sprinkle on nutritional yeast.


My Thoughts on Aggressive Vegan Activists

Don’t say plant-based you’re either a vegan or you’re not please
Hi, my name is Krista and welcome to my channel today I want to do a video on vegan activism and my thoughts on why some vegans are actually detrimental to the cause so let’s have a little chat shall we people usually decide to go vegan for one or a combination of the following reasons the environment animal welfare and health for those who have strong moral and ethical beliefs behind their veganism which are usually the environmental and animal camp they usually want to spread their message and convert others to their vegan lifestyle fine great makes sense you want to make the world a better place kudos to you it’s great that you have a passion that you believe in and are willing to fight for however I see a lot of things in vegan activism that turn me off from veganism and I am a vegan today I want to run through a list of some of those things and then provide my solutions at the end the first mistake I think people make when trying to convert others to become vegan is coming at it with anger there are plenty examples on YouTube of people harassing others on the street for wearing leather or fur you don’t get light reactions from those being harassed if someone came up to me on the street aggressively saying literally anything I wouldn’t have my mind open to what they were saying especially if they were criticizing me and telling me that I was a killer or a bad person or whatever because it’s something that I’m wearing the person who you’re confronting likely doesn’t even have a clue about what goes on behind the scenes in creating fashion made of animals so to come up to them aggressively and tell them that they’re wrong or sometimes to even possibly throw paint on them or do something to destroy their item of clothing all you’re doing is going to be creating resistance from them think about people in your life is opinions you respect and that you’ll listen to even though you might have differing opinions are those people speaking to you in an aggressive manner are they telling you that you’re wrong and you’re dumb because you think differently than them no they are executing a full sentence which explains why they feel the way they do in a manner of tone where you’re willing to listen so I don’t know why anyone would say yelling at others on the street is a good idea to convert people to begin ISM but this also applies to the clothes that you wear and the message that you’re sending across walking down the street I recently went to the vegan festival they were selling a bunch of t-shirts I have aggressive messages basically saying if you’re not vegan your killer or you know you’re a bad person with knives and blood and like weird on it personally if I was on the subway in New York City and I saw somebody wearing that shirt I wouldn’t think that they were approachable or someone that I could go to and ask you know what’s veganism know what is it why you need like that why is it cruel to animal is it bad for the environment I would probably actually sit on the other side of the subway carts and not sit next to someone who had a pig being watered on their shirt my next point about aggressiveness and anger within activism has to do with vegans being aggressive towards other vegans which is evident all over the internet and why would you want to join a community that is attacking itself you wouldn’t choose friends who you know we’re going to talk behind your back or grant it all over the internet no vegan is better than the next vegan even if you’re only in it for health reasons whether you like it or not you’re still making an impact on the environment and animals and people who are passionate about those two topics should be grateful that you have decided to make the choice that you’ve made even if you didn’t make it for their reason we all have one thing in common we all choose not to consume animal products some of us take it to the next level and then choose not to buy hygiene products or clothing or whatever that also involves animal products the person who’s the perfect vegan isn’t better than the one who is just doing their best every day to maybe eat a few meals a week better vegan or you know only eats vegan but doesn’t not purchase animal products not everyone is at the same level of education or cares about what you care about it doesn’t mean that their actions aren’t working towards your cause if everyone just did a little bit we would have a great result so don’t criticize those who aren’t being perfect or up to your standard and for those of you who are hardcore environmentalist and you lack your passion even ISM is how we’re going to save the world how we’re going to save the environment but you don’t allow other people to express their love for the environment in different ways maybe they’re mediators but they live in a self-sustaining home that they built themselves and they’re passionate about spreading the message of renewable energy and that’s their focus they’re not wrong for expressing their passion in a different way again they don’t need to do it the way you do it you can’t expect all or nothing from others small steps in the right direction from everyone can get us a long way so what’s my solution need by example sometimes I think the best way to get your point across is not to say anything at all your friends will see that you’re leaving a happy healthy lifestyle and want to know what you’re doing I’m going to want to know why you lost 20 pounds or why your skin is looking so good I’ve had plenty of friends and acquaintances who have been really curious about my lifestyle I didn’t even bring it up they just noticed that I asked for things about cheese or said you know no I don’t eat meat or something like that and they wanted to know more and then I can explain to them what my values are and why I the way I do another way that I choose to lead by example is with my clothing item you know I have really cute Angela Roy bags or Matt and NAT bag which I always get compliments on those are both vegan companies that have the same values that I do you see a cute bag that they want and then they go get it so it’s really a win-win for everyone because now I have someone else supporting a vegan company next get educated make sure you have responses to the questions that you’re going to receive from others about your lifestyle as to why you choose to live the way you do and make sure they’re backed up by hard facts people love to push veganism aside at some sort of hippie phase or something that you know those weirdos over there do but it’s not there is scientific fact that there this is a healthier lifestyle the three reasons that I said before that people go vegan animal activism environmental activism or just for health reasons there’s facts behind all three of them so whatever you’re passionate about whether it be one or all three of those things find the information to back it up personally why I believe in all those three things my main reason for going vegan in the first place was health so I’ve read everything I possibly could so that when I get those questions like where do you get your protein from but I heard that high protein is better than low protein well this got on dr. oz said this and someone else said that I have the facts to have a conversation and review what people are saying to me I also have the wherewithal and understanding to know that I’m not a nutritional scientist I’m not a geologist or meteorologist you know I’ve never seen animal cruelty in real life I don’t know everything you also have to keep your mind open to other experiences and other people’s opinions next handle other people’s aggression kindness never fight back or yell at someone who’s getting aggressive with you about their opinions about not eating me eating meat dairy and cheese is a part of cultural norms family traditions and things that have been ingrained in us since we were born so to question the way that somebody’s living they can get aggressive with you there’s no reason that you need to get aggressive back this goes back to my point of saying get educated it’s on what the FAK be kind about it and if they want to be aggressive with you them and the conversation you don’t have to win every battle lastly celebrate small victories as I said before we should have criticized those who aren’t perfect vegans and you don’t live the lifestyle up to the way that you would expect them to but if you have a friend or family member who’s trying to eat you know maybe one vegan meal a day or even once you give me a little week or maybe they went and bought you know a beginning gift for you or something just to show that maybe they’re showing some interest in this lifestyle celebrate that they’ve done that don’t say it’s all or nothing allow them to have a small victory and maybe that small victory will turn into you know a positive herd of vegan anyways that was my video for today I’m just hard to express these feelings to a camera but I hope I got my point across in a way that makes sense you know I personally don’t even really consider myself too much to be an activist for veganism but I also don’t want to see this lifestyle that’s given me happiness and health to be put down by people who are just going about it the wrong way and to close people’s minds to something that I personally think could help them also achieve happiness and health so until next time bye


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


BBCs Most Positive Vegan Item EVER – Paul Kerton

Hi it’s Paul firm hand chair ball saying recently I spent a couple of days filming with BBC online for a settlement all about vegan health and sports performance it was so same positive couldn’t believe how well it came out awesome in it it did so well it was actually the second most watched I am on BBC News Online and it also made it onto the BBC TV daytime show victoria derbyshire now you know I watched it on the TV I thought you know generally when you get a real positive thing about veganism on mainstream media then then put on someone you know with a counter-argument to pre-clear it so I just watched and I saw they prefaced it without the studies come out and we need to cut down on all our meat consumption to save the environment they put my little clip on and then they cut to the next segment so awesomely positive comment down below guys do you believe like me that this is the single most positive piece the BBC have ever put out about veganism my philosophy is that we can have an awesome physique we can optimize our health without harming animals and with causing less harm to the environment so why would it be some did an incline dumbbell press and if if the upper chest would be a benefit also to the front delts and triceps always eating more animal products than anyone that I’ve ever met I’m 10 kilos of chicken breasts a week I just drink 42 points of milk either tuna their eggs the steak two typical bodybuilding fair being a bodybuilder of course have to weigh everything out back in the day when you said the word vegan people would think of a tall lanky long-haired kind of hippie nowadays we’ve got top-level sportsmen we’ve got actors actresses singers nowadays it’s all about health and performance last summer at age 44 always the most ripped up everything I had razor-sharp ABS the number one thing people say about a vegan diet where do you get your protein you need meat for protein my argument why am i twice your size then if you’ve enjoyed this video and you feel like it may be of benefit to others why not help grow our wonderful community by sharing this out on your social media and together we’ll help inspire everybody it’s going vegan for victory