I have decided to give my system a little break this week, a cleanse of sorts. I am not changing my diet drastically from my normal day to day routine but am simply being more a little more disciplined and conscious of what I eat. This means cutting certain things out all together for 7 days.
The main things I am cutting out completely are alcohol and caffeine. Both alcohol and caffeine are quite demanding on our systems. I don’t drink coffee, but I have found myself drinking black tea more often then I want to be recently. I also have been wanting to do a week without alcohol for a while now, something I find is hard to do unless you really commit to it. Which is what I am doing by sharing it with everybody here. I really think that it will be a nice break for my system and am expecting it to boost my productivity and energy levels. Continue reading →
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French toast. A breakfast classic. Something a lot of us grew up eating as kids and loving. Weekends at my house growing up often meant either french toast or pancakes. There are many different twists on french toast. This is the first time I have made vegan french toast. It is a coconut banana vegan french toast.
Although I had never made it or tried it, I imagined vegan french toast made with silken tofu. It didn’t interest me that much. Then I came across the idea of making french toast with bananas and coconut milk blended together instead of eggs and milk whisked together. Genius. I wish I had come up with the idea myself.
Based on the picture above you are probably asking yourself “where are the strawberries and bananas?” They are blended into the pancakes. The batter was made by blending strawberries and bananas with almond milk. A smoothie of sorts mixed with dry ingredients and made into delicious pancake batter. Strawberry banana pancakes. Yummy. Also coconut pancakes, and spelt pancakes. All together in one pancake. This pancake is loaded with nutritious as well as tasty ingredients. Not your standard pancake recipe.
What is the craziest thing you have experimented with when making pancakes?
If you love chocolate you are going to love this smoothie. I just tried this for the first time and wow. What a treat. A healthy treat at that. It is by no means a low fat or sugar free treat. However it contains healthy fats and natural sugars. So treat yourself and nourish your body at the same time.
2 recipes in this one post. 2 recipes back to back last night. Here is how it happened…
My friend Erin walked in to my kitchen last night, which had 6 very ripe bananas out on the island, and right away said “are we making banana bread?”.
How can you say no to something like that? You can’t really. We were both really hungry and hadn’t eaten dinner. So we decided to take care of that problem first. Pulled my leftovers from the night before out of the fridge. Vegan adzuki bean sheppard’s pie and cabbage kidney bean coconut milk soup. Recipes for those coming soon.
With our hunger tamed, we could focus on the task at hand. Bananas and baking. I had recently bought some millet flour as well as some amaranth flour to experiment with. Both gluten free flours. This was the perfect chance to try them out. In what proportions? Who knows. We looked at a few other “healthy” banana bread recipes from various books and websites as a guide for proportions.
Welcome to Health is Happiness! My name is Kieran. I am a foodie who loves to eat and cook plant-based whole foods. Health is Happiness is for those of us that love great tasting food but also want to eat healthy. You will find recipes, videos and more. Enjoy!