Month: March 2019

High Protein Salad

High Protein Salad

Credit to Contentedness Ingredients For the salad: 15 oz (400 g) canned green kidney beans (or red ones, if greens aren’t available) 15 oz (400 g) canned lentils 2-3 handful arugula 4 Tbs capers For the dressing: 1 Tbs caper brine 2 Tbs peanut butter […]

McDonald’s to Launch New Vegan Options in Australia

McDonald’s to Launch New Vegan Options in Australia

Livekindly revealed that McDonald’s Australia has announced it’s working on a new meat-free option following the rising demand for vegan food. Around the world, McDonald’s restaurants are stepping up their game by introducing vegan and vegetarian options. In the UK, fast food fans can chow […]

Iconic Beverly Hills Seafood Restaurant Debuts Vegan Menu

Iconic Beverly Hills Seafood Restaurant Debuts Vegan Menu

VegNews find out that Los Angeles-based, fine-dining Asian restaurant Crustacean Beverly Hills recently introduced a slew of new vegan menu items. Master Chef Helene An—who was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute in 2007 for introducing Vietnamese food to mainstream America—collaborated with Executive Chef Tony Nguyen on the new menu items. The dishes it features include Crab Cakes made with hearts of palm and served with spicy aioli; Karate Salad with kohlrabi, black truffle, crispy Kennebec potato, and garlic blossoms; Vegan Pho with shiitake mushrooms, baked tofu, and snow peas; Impossible Crispy Vegan Rolls with marinated cranberries, kale, haricot vert, and vegan meat made by Impossible Foods; and Wild Mushroom Wontons with ginger and lemongrass coulis. For dessert, the menu features a dairy-free Coconut Sorbet which is served in a chocolate shell to create the visual effect of a real coconut. “We want our vegan diners to feel that they are not [compromising] but enjoying a dish that tastes so delicious that it stands on its own,” Crustacean CEO and owner Elizabeth An told VegNews. “The vegan dishes are sophisticated with an artful presentation just like all the items on the menu.” Helene An and Nguyen are testing new dishes that may be added to the menu in the coming months, including Truffle Shiitake Sashimi with ice scallions and truffle tamari; English Pea Toast with yuzu silken tofu crème fraîche and Meyer lemon; and Sweet and Spicy “Meat” Balls with tempura crunch, toasted sesame, and Impossible Foods meat.

Brigitte Bardot Blasts Pope Francis For Not Going Vegan For Lent

Brigitte Bardot Blasts Pope Francis For Not Going Vegan For Lent

Plant Based News find out that iconic French actor Brigitte Bardot has criticized Pope Francis for not adopting a vegan diet over Lent, despite being asked to do so by the Million Dollar Vegan campaign. Bardot often speaks out against the exploitation of animals. In […]

5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding

5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding

Credit to Minimalist Baker Ingredients PUDDING 3 cups full-fat coconut milk (If avoiding coconut milk, you can try cashew or almond milk) 4 Tbsp arrowroot starch 5-6 Tbsp maple syrup 1 cup creamy salted peanut butter 1 Pinch sea salt (optional) 1 tsp vanilla extract […]

Shiitake Stir Fry with Red Peppers and Spinach {Gluten-Free}

Shiitake Stir Fry with Red Peppers and Spinach {Gluten-Free}

Credit to Avocado Pesto
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces shiitake mushrooms stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger chopped
  • 1 small red bird’s eye chili pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/2 to 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 4 to 6 ounces spinach
  • 2 teaspoon gluten free tamari
  • sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds as garnish optional
Instructions
    1. Heat pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add shiitake mushrooms and pan fry until cooked through and lightly browned. Add ginger, garlic and chili peppers and cook until aromatic.
    2. Add red peppers and cook until lightly cooked but still crunchy, a couple minutes.
    3. Add spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute. Add gluten free tamari and stir to coat.
  1. Optional – garnish with sesame seeds.
Vegan Kate Mara Urges Putin To Release Captive Whales Into Wild

Vegan Kate Mara Urges Putin To Release Captive Whales Into Wild

According to Plant Based News,  vegan actor Kate Mara is one of a slew of celebrities who have signed a letter urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure that more than 80 whales currently held captive in Srednyaya Bay are released back into their natural […]