Vegan BBQ or Hot Sauce Cauliflower Bites | Meat Free Recipe

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Hand on heart I have been vegan for over 3 years now and I have not once in that time craved meat. When I turned vegan I didn’t jump straight to the meat substitutes because I was basically teaching myself how to eat again. So that meant preparing meals completely plant based without the need of meat like substitutes, but I was aware of them. As time has gone on I have experimented with things like veggie sausages, tofu and other soy products and even tried to recreate with veggies. These bbq cauliflower bites are just one of the creations that are delicious, saucy and so simple to make with not a chicken wing in sight. I promise you will enjoy….

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Miso Glazed Aubergine

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So those funny shaped purple things that you maybe don’t know what on earth to do with. okay I will admit that aubergine does seem to be THaT diva vegetable that isn’t the greatest if you don’t cook it right. I usually use aubergine when I am making curries and ratatouille, it is creamy and soft definitely one of my FAVORITES. this recipe is so yummy, its salty but sweet, simple and delicious. so if YOU’RE feeling a little bit adventurous and want a recipe to  get your taste buds singing lets get to it….

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Spicy Bean burgers!!

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Hey y’all just stopping by to give you my tasty, filling and nutritious alternative for a typical burger patties. The powerhouse of this recipe are Pinto beans which are not only a great fiber source but they are packed with iron, B vitamins, folate, magnesium and manganese. They also give you energy and stabilize the blood sugar which we most definitely need on the daily. So enough chit chat lets get to making these tasty thangs…..
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Vegan Omelette!

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For my fellow vegans out there or for those who just want an alternative this recipe is a great instead of a traditional egg omelette. Because chickpea flour is used this is still a great source of protein so it is giving you the nutritional benefits you need. This is also a cheaper omelette alternative as a bag of gram flour (chickpea flour) can last you a good while. So if you are interested in trying out this recipe then carry on reading below……

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Healthy Lifestyle Update 2014!!

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Hey y’all… So its been a over a year since I decided to change my life forever and I haven’t looked back ever since. I have spent the last year or so just learning about food, my body and building a new relationship with all elements of ME. I am still adjusting to this new trimmer body of mine and it is a very very VERY big change to get used to. I have since stopped weighing myself as I think that you can become obsessive over how much you weigh and I don’t calorie count as it drove me nuts.

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EXERCISE 

So since my update in December 2013 I have increased how active I am, I workout at the gym 3 to 4 times a week. As I have lost so much weight and would like to tone up, I have now increased the amount weights I use. Let me just say anyone that goes to the gym on a regular basis will know how addictive that place can be. I love knowing that each time I workout I approve become stronger fitter and even more focused. Being fit and healthy is one of the BEST feelings in the world especially when you are doing things you could never do before.

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 FOOD

              We can’t forget the most important and vital part to a healthy lifestyle FOOD!!

My lifestyle has transitioned from cutting out certain food items to a fully fledged vegan, I am experimenting with food and I always will. I am enjoying every minute of discovering new recipes and new foods everyday. My food choices are ones that make me feel good, that I enjoy and will want for the rest of my life. The key to my success in losing weight and maintaining it, is to not deprive yourself but to find alternatives. I still eat cake and the things considered naughty but that is because I find ways to have them that are more beneficial to my body.

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My body will never be perfect but it is AMAZING and so worth it…..

I still have a long way to go but I am so up for it considering how far I have come!  For any of you that are out there on a path to a better lifestyle and just a better YOU, stay strong and ENJOY!

We only have one life and one body so treat it right and keep it TIGHT!!

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