17 Sep 2006

Interesting Site-VeganMusclePower

By chance I came across Kenneth "Grogan" Williams' site, VeganMusclePower. Kenneth is a body builder and also the Vegan campaign co-ordinator for In Defence of Animals ( IDA ).

Kenneth states "I do not eat anything that flies, walks, swims or speaks." Looking at his body building photos he has certainly done well since he became Vegan.

There is info on plant based protein including info on the wonder of a Amaranth, the high protein grain. Also a section Nutrients and Supplements which includes B12 and Omega_3.

It is well worth a visit. Go to VeganMusclePower .


Recipes of the Day

A couple of wonderful recipes from WH Foods

Primavera Verde
This festive, colorful dish is an excellent way to receive many nutrients from vegetables. Don’t worry if you don’t have exact amounts of vegetables. If you have something else in your refrigerator, feel free to add it. This dish allows a lot of flexibility.

1 medium onion, quartered and sliced thin
1 small red bell pepper, cut in thin1inch strips
1 medium carrot cut in very thin sticks 1 ½ inches long
1 bunch thin asparagus cut 1½ inches long, discard bottom fourth
1 ½ cup zucchini or summer yellow squash, cut in thin 1inch strips.
6 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1 15oz can diced tomatoes, with juice
¼ cup + 1 TBS vegetable broth
1 cup fresh basil, chopped
3 TBS cup fresh sage, minced
1 cup fresh parsley, minced
3 TBS fresh oregano, minced
salt & black pepper to taste
4 oz whole grain linquini pasta (eggless)

Bring salted water to a boil for pasta.
Prepare vegetables by chopping.
Heat 1 TBS broth in medium non-stick skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat stirring frequently for 3 minutes. Add vegetables in order given, waiting about 1 minute between each.
Add tomatoes, broth and simmer for another couple minutes, until vegetables are barely tender, about 10 minutes. If needed, you can add a touch more liquid to keep moist. Add minced herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
While vegetables are simmering cook pasta, according to package instructions and strain through colander.
Toss pasta with vegetable mixture.

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This full flavored sweet potato dish is quick and easy to prepare, adding an interesting, and healthy way to serve potatoes that are traditionally full of calories. You will find the flavors of the spice mixture along with orange juice a wonderful complement to the potato.

2 medium sized sweet potatoes or yams, sliced thin for quick cooking
2 TBS fresh orange juice
½ tsp garam masala
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste

Bring lightly salted water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid.
Peel, slice and steam sweet potatoes in steamer basket, covered, for about 10 minutes, or until tender
When tender, mash with potato masher, adding rest of ingredients.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Interesting link there -- it's funny that people always think that if you're vegan you can't be fit or overweight. They're wrong on both counts. Nice to see that he and his wife are able to bring veganism to the fore-front with their animal rights work and vegan lifestyles.

Midwest Vegan

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Urban Vegan's Evil Twin said...

I know this sounds base, and maybe it is, but I just think Kenneth is hot.

Those recipes sound yummy. Mashed sweet potatoes--what a nice twist on an old fave.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your interesting post. I love reading about veganism and athletics, since I like working out. Ever since switching to veganism, I feel like my body does work better. And that recipe for green primavera sounds fabulous!

kleo2 said...

I have been to that vegan muscle site - that guy is in amazing shape and he is so cool!!! - but it's been a while so thank you for that link. VERY interesting! I love those two.

Great recipes, too, Jackie. How fab to get so much nutrition power-packed into one dish like that!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the link to Vegan Muscle Power. That site looks very informative. The primavera verde recipe sounds great!

Anonymous said...

thanks for such a nice blog, so many recipes!

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