Some unusual habits of Vegan life.
Bargaining this week with a store owner for his browned bananas – scored at $2.oo for 40 – well, 39 cause I ate one while bagging them up in the store. Buying local is best. Cheap local is fabulous!
The more experience I get at buying Vegan lifestyle foods, the better I get at not going broke doing it. Not so long ago I would spend hours each week making my own Soy and Almond milks. I bought on-line many a month because seeds and healthy sweet ingredients just were not around in the stores. It sometimes seems like overnight, Vegan dieting and nutrition gained recognition and acceptance. I got to talk with the folks at This Is It D. C. last week about Canned Time and the whole Vegan trend now. Check it out and thank them while you’re there for showing a bit of interest in Vegan ideas and cruelty-free living.
It seems that the surge in Veganism in today’s World is creating a lot of drawbacks though since so many seem to think of it as just another diet plan. Some good can come of it too though, like the market catching wind of a new food trend. Stores in D. C. are really starting to catch on with Gluten-free and even Vegan products showing up every week now on local Grocery store shelves. Some stores here have even designated entire isles to just non-dairy products. This one above, Just MAYO, has gotten a lot of social media attention lately. I found this jar at the Dollar Tree Store for just a buck!! I’ve seen it at Walmart and Target as well.
Hey, Vegan friendly products at less than dairy product prices? I’ll take that trend any day.
My Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal is not just a trend though. It’s here to stay. The autumn air came to visit for the first time this week and I quickly felt the urge for a warm, cozy breakfast change after months of icy smoothies.
I’ve had the opportunity these past few months to try out an organic fruits and vegetables service called Farmivore.
They’ll schedule a delivery of beautiful all organic fruits with lots of carrots, celery, leafy greens. They deliver when you want and it’s been a fantastic way to make us eat vegetables at every home cooked meal. Actually, we’ve eaten at home more just to use up the fresh produce and not waste any. Check out their site if you live in the North East U. S. and see if it would make sense to try it out.
The service is actually designed to give you produce to juice regularly. I just don’t get into it enough and I crave the veggies so much that I’ve just been using them as is. The apples in my Chia Buckwheat Granola Cereal were a wonderful added sweetness and gave it that bit of chewy texture you’d expect from hot cereal.
- 2 cups of Buckwheat Groats soaked over night in 2 Quarts of water. Washed and Drained.
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups Gluten-free Rolled Oats - I used Bob's Redmill brand
- 1 1/2 cups Organic Brown Sugar or Palm
- 2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup nuts or seeds of choice - I used Pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup Chia seeds
- 1/2 cup Flax seeds
- 1/2 cup Dried Fruit chopped
- 1 Fresh Apple cored and chopped
- 1 Tbs. ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp coarse Sea Salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Spread granola onto a non-stick baking sheet.
- Bake at 300 for (3) 20 minute intervals. Stir granola each time to prevent burning.
- Remove pan from heat and allow to cool before storing in sealed containers.
- Serve with warmed non-dairy milk of choice.
A wonderful week to you all
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