• Toronto,  WorldWide

    Good Eats: Dinner, Lunch, Snacks with @gardein

    PicsArt_1371513266746I can’t remember the last time I cooked, and I mean cooked, cooked. As in cooked a good meal. Ever since taking on a promotion, and another job, the only thing I have time for is sleep, and even then I don’t get much. So I’ve basically been living off of avocados (lots of avocados), cucumbers, the occasional Sullivan & Bleeker red velvet cookie, and these AMAZING new meatless products by Gardein that I recently discovered.


    This was the first time I tried Gardein products, and it was a truly marvelous experience. I meant to take a picture, but I was so hungry, and had inhaled my food before I realized that I needed to take a picture… lol

    Some of you know that I was vegetarian for a while, then I fell of the wagon (sh*t happens), but I recently went back to being a vegetarian at the beginning of April, and so far I’m loving it! I was a meat eater for the longest time, and I find that sometimes I crave the texture of meat, but not necessarily the meat itself, this is wear Gardein foods come in. They are meatless, a meaty texture, have lots of protein (Garden+Protein= Gardein), and they are DELICIOUS. Did I mention that they don’t take more than 8 minutes to prepare?? *does church dance* 20130417_221002

    100 calories you say? And it tastes great? I’m in.20130427_214558

    Oh… then I had these bad boys.


    So delicious! (I like to eat my food out of tupperware, don’t judge me.)


    I made a Chili with these: chopped them up, threw in some red kidney beans, mushrooms, and peppers, but they too didn’t make it to photo time, as my hunger got the best of me lol.20130427_214705

    I can’t stress how good these Gardein meatless products are… they are SOOOOOO GOOD!20130429_203725

    Praise the Lord, this was so good!20130430_194140

    You think that they just look like they taste good… No, they taste Fantastic! This is one of my absolute favourites!20130430_194158

    In addition to the ones above, I’ve had the sizzling szechuan beefless strips and the sweet and tangy barbecue wings, and I can’t wait to try EVERYTHING else that they offer. I’m still living off of lots of avocados and cucumbers, but these Gardein goodies have definitely brought the spark back into my dinners, lunches, and snacks!

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    Thank you to Mr. Yves Potin, for making these yummy yummy meatless treats, it definitely makes sticking to being a vegetarian that much easier!

    stay healthy!


  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Dinner with @SkinnygirlCKTLS

    After the Skinny Girl event we went home with a lovely bottle of Skinny Girl Sangria, and last night I was in the mood to put it to work. The Sangria and the veggie burger are total match made in heaven. T’was delicious!

    peace and love


    ps: If you didn’t see the event pics from the Skinny Girl event last month, you can see them here!

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Nom nom Vegetable Fried Rice

    I love fried rice, but I hate that oily taste that take-out fried rice has. I was in the mood for a nice plate of vegetable fried rice, so rather than going to my favourite chinese restaurant;  I decided to  take matters into my own hands and make my own fried rice. I only used a teaspoon of sesame oil, and was able to fry all my rice and veggies; and then used a teaspoon of low-sodium soy sauce, because you can’t have fried rice without soy sauce!

    All the taste, and half the fat and salt. Win.

    peace and love


  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Soy Soy GOOD

    I love these things. Every time I go to Metro (grocery store), I clear out their shelves. Yeah, they are that good.

    I was super hungry, and all I had was some left over coconut curry rice, half a red pepper, some sliced mushrooms, grapes, half a cucumber, and these soy bites. So I put two and two together, and BAM! Pure deliciousness 🙂

    peace, love and health


  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    ck to basics…

    I haven’t cooked properly in soooo long. I work with food so by the time I get home, I have no desire to cook. Add exhaustion from work and school to the mix, and I definitely have no intention of cooking when I get home. However, I was tired of eating Mr. Noodle every night and missed having a home cooked meal; so I decided it was time to step back into my kitchen. I was in the mood for something quick, easy and delicious.

    Easy as one, two, three 🙂
    I loving snacking on peppers, and I enjoy cooking with them even more! A little minced garlic and onion… *lips smacking* delicious!
    Your choice of pasta and…
    Voila! A simple and easy pasta dish made in less than 20 minutes. Perfect for people that are always on the go, and still enjoy a delicious meal. Even though I used parmesan cheese, the alfredo sauce was made with soy milk. YUM!
    Happy Cooking!
    peace, love and health

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