Author: Anja Leuenberger

Fresh Zucchini Noodle Bowl

Fresh Zucchini Noodle Bowl

  This Asian-style zoodle recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. It’s raw and packed with nutrition. . New favorite salad in town! Love0 Share Tweet

Spinach Pasta with Coconut Sauce

Spinach Pasta with Coconut Sauce

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Fried Rice

Fried Rice

 

Fried Rice

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Fried Rice, vegan, vegan fried rice
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk small

Instructions

  • Cook the rice according to package directions
  • I always cook enough rice and store it in the fridge for fast meals
  • If you use fresh or frozen peas and corn kernels, cook them according to package directions
  • If you use canned peas or corn kernels, you can definitely skip this step
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add chopped onion and diced carrots, cook them over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes
  • Add peas and corn and cook for 2 minutes
  • Stir in your coconut milk
  • Now add the rice and cook for 2 or 3 minutes or until rice is hot

Notes

I like to cook more than one portion of this meal and store it in the fridge for lazy days 🙂
Vodka Sauce Pasta

Vodka Sauce Pasta

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Chickpea Curry

Chickpea Curry

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Zero Waste Living explained

Zero Waste Living explained

The world produces a 2.3 billions of waste each year. Much of that trash contributes to the harmful pollution of our oceans and lands. Scary fact; Americans produce three times more than the global average.

2020 was the rise of zero waste living. The name itself can be intimidating for some. And some may shy away completely because it sounds challenging. So what exactly does zero waste living mean? 

Zero-waste living means reducing your waste to a minimum. Or waste as little as possible. Plastic is mother nature’s non-renewable resource, and the biggest problem right now. 

The zero waste movement started with the known fact that global warming is a huge threat to the planet and humanity. Though most contribution to global warming comes from massive companies like ExxonMobil, Chevron, we as one person can still have an impact. Treat the world with love and respect and work on our karma. 

The other reason is that recycling isn’t the solution. Recycling plastic is actually a misconception. Plastic is not recycled, it is downcycled.  This means it gets downcycled to poorer forms of plastic until it can’t be downcycled any further and sits in landfills. Of the 78 billion kilograms plastic packaging material produced in 2013, only 14% were collected for recycling and just 2 percent efficiently recycled.

Recycling should be the last option. The best option is to lower your waste and avoid plastic packaging altogether.

Here are some easy eco friendly swaps to make at home to start with:

  1. Replace plastic garbage bags with biodegradable ones.
  2. Replace your disposables, like paper napkins, with reusables, like cloth napkins.
  3. Make secondhand your first choice.
  4. Swap plastic bags for snack containers or washable baggies.
  5. Swap plastic wrap for beeswax wrap or reusable lids
  6. Swap your to-go coffee cup with one you bring from home. They are fun and come in many colors and materials
  7. Swap single use cleaners for refillable, eco-friendly products. Like these ones from Blueland or grove.
  8. Swap plastic straws for a stainless steel straw you can always bring with you. 
  9. Swap plastic water bottles and refill a reusable one.
  10. Swap plastic bags at the grocery store for reusable totes & produce bags.
  11. Swap cotton balls for washable rounds to remove makeup.
  12. Swap your plastic razor for a steel razor 
  13. Swap your regular toilet paper with bamboo ones.
  14. Swap your plastic dish brush with coconut brushes or bamboo ones 
  15. If you have a dog, swap their poop bags with biodegradable ones made out of plant based starch blend.
Rice Flour Pancakes

Rice Flour Pancakes

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Lentil Dal with Squash and Coconut

Lentil Dal with Squash and Coconut

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Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies

 

Oatmeal cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: oatmeal cookies
Servings: 14 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tbsp white rice flour
  • 3 tbsp oat milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup raw cashew butter

Icing:

  • 2 ish tbsp canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper
  • To a large bowl, add the oats, white rice flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and stir well
  • Pour molasses syrup and cashew butter over the dry ingredients and stir until it all comes together into a very sticky batter
  • Drop about 2 tbsp onto the sheet
  • Space them out enough, they will spread
  • With damp fingers, press the cookies down and form a round shape
  • Bake on the center rack for 12 minutes
  • Let them cool off
  • For the icing add the powdered sugar and milk to a small bowl and whisk until completely smooth
  • It should become thick and white
  • Ice the cookies quickly as it does start to dry out fairly quickly
  • Add the icing to a baggie, cut a small tip off the corner and drizzle it on.