๑ ~ ๑ Tomato Potato Soup ๑ ~ ๑

Calories: 98

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I make this when it’s a cold, gloomy day and I just want to sit and read a book or watch a tv show and stay warm. This soup always fills and satisfies from the inside out.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups V8 or tomato juice
  • 2 small/1 medium  potato
  • 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  • a frozen vegetable medley of your choice (I get varieties from BJ’s that I throw in my soups all the time!) AND as much of those veggies as you want. 😀 That’s the great thing about them!
  • oregano, basil, parsely, garlic powder and onion powder to taste

Instructions

  • Cube the potato and cook 1/2 of it in the 2 cups of V8 and soy sauce until soft. Strain the potato from the broth (save the broth!!) begin to puree it in a food processor. Slowly add the broth while blending so it thoroughly processes into a thickened soup. Pour back into pot and stir in seasonings.
  • Add the other half of potato and simmer/low boil until potato cubes begin to soften. Add the frozen vegetables and simmer until potato completely cooked and the veggies are hot and cooked. 
  • Served hot, add whatever extra seasonings you desire (hot sauce is a seasoning, right?) and enjoy!DSCN4394

Happy Slurping!

Micaelina

ஐ ≈ Vegan French Toast ≈ ஐ

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Calories: 510

There’s nothing like a delicious, appetite quenching, sweet and yummy breakfast – veganized from an old time favorite: French Toast! Now, don’t get me wrong, out of the three syrup dripping dishes of pancakes, waffles and french toast, I always go for waffles. However – no waffle iron for us 😦 Looks like something I have to save up for!

Batter

  • 1 cup unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
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  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • dash of cinnamon 

Take note that there will be plenty of batter left over after your bread has been dipped- so feel free to make some for your parents, siblings, hubby/babe or your friends!

Ingredients

    • Above batter whisked together
    • 1/2 banana
    • 1 teaspoon of spreadable fruit -your choice- no sugar added
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 3 slices Pepperidge Farm cinnamon raisin swirl bread (80 calories per slice)

 

Instructions

    • Spray a non-stick frying pan. Dip the bread in the batter, but be careful not to leave the bread in for too long because then it will get soggy and it won’t cook right…blech.

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  • Once all three slices turn a delightful shade of golden frown (don’t forget to let it cook long enough to get the crispies 😉 ) shut off the pan and let them sit in warmth as you slice up you 1/2 banana and measure your maple syrup.
  • Arrange the bread in the dish, the banana on top and the teaspoon scoop to garnish (it tastes good, too!) pour the maple syrup on top and eat! Nom, nom! MMMM!

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Happy Eating!

Micaelina

☼♨☾Spanish Tofu Hash – The Omelet Failure☽♨☼

Calories: 288

Serving: 1

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This originally was suppose to turn out to be an omelet, but unfortunately, it didn’t pan out as such. Good news is, it still tasted great! Perhaps in another four or five tries, I’ll figure it out 😛 

  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic (being Italian, I couldn’t resist)
  • 1 Rome tomato (cut in half and dice only one of the halves)
  • 8 oz tofu (divided in half, crumble 40z))
  • 1/8 t tumeric
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1/4 c salsa
  • 2 T mustard (optional, the mustard I have is 10 calories per tablespoon which would make this 308)

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  • Chop the onion, spray the pan and cook on medium/low heat until softened and clear. Add garlic too.
  • Take the “whole” halves of tofu and tomato, and add tumeric, blend together until creamy. The more moisture you leave in the tofu, the better it will cream. I used a Magic Bullet. And pepper to taste.  

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  • Meanwhile, add shredded carrot to onion and garlic and crumbled tofu too. Cook until tofu begins to turn golden.

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  • Mix crumbled tofu mixture in with creamy tofu mixture.

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  • Spray pan again, add the “raw failed omelet” back into the pan and press and shape as it cooks to form a circle. Cover and let cook on med heat

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  • Peek under the omelet to check for golden brown. When it is, (now this is very important, this is what I did) cover the omelet with a dish, flip it, cover with another dish, flip again, then cover with the frying pan and flip! Voila! You just flipped the impossible omelet that will eventually crumble anyway!! Cover again and allow opposite side to cook.
  • When done, cover with dish, flip. Garnish with salsa and optional mustard with a little splash of parsley for digestion

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  • As you can see, it was falling a part anyway, so I wound up mixing everything together and turned it into a delightful hash! Of course, the first thing I thought of was “Oh nooo!! Not another tofu scramble!!!”

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As you can see, it was delicious anyway and, despite how awful it looked, it tasted great! Needed a little salt, but  besides that MMMMM! *kisses fingers to lips*

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Enjoy!

Stay Healthy,

Micaelina

❈Yogurt Parfait❈

Calories:

DSCN4375Vegetarian parfait – 320

Vegan parfait made with Soy Yogurt – 340

 

  • 60z of non-fat Chobani yogurt (I used strawberry) – OR – 6oz of Soy Yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • TVP crumbles (textures vegetable protein) – optional and just a sprinkle!

I was not too crazy about the banana and Chobani mixed together, texture wise. I think it definitively would’ve tasted better either with strawberries instead of banana or changing the yogurt to Soy Yogurt.

I also feel like it lacked something….I’m thinking it needs berries. One can never have too many berries!

  1. Divide yoDSCN4380ur yogurt into three equal parts
  2. Chop up the apple (peel or leave skin on, your choice), save a slice for garnish!
  3. Slice up banana
  4. Layer it as apple, banana, yogurt
  5. Feel free add or mix up your layers!

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  • Top with the optional dried TVP crumbles
  • Eat and enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

                   

☮&❤ – Micaelina

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❤Hello and Welcome ❤

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Officially, this blog does not begin until February 1st when I am complete with my 30 day juice fast. I have struggle with food for far too long and this juice fast taught me the importance of taking your time in prepping food as well as eating them and savoring every bite. I have a hobby in photography (a hobby, I said, I’m no pro) and my new love for making Vegan and Vegetarian foods look pretty and taste great has begun to grow in my new foodie heart. 

What you should expect from this blog are many vegan and vegetarian recipes (with calorie counts for the calorie conscious), my exercise routines I enjoy (running/biking in the warmer months, playing DDR in the winter, dance all year round) and maybe my general ramblings on being animal friendly and animal loving.

Peace and Love,

Micaelina