Vegetable Soup with Carrots, Potatoes, Zucchini, Snack Peppers, and fresh herbs
My life has become significantly affected from simply choosing what I eat and what I decide not to eat. Since the few years of developing my own plant based diet, I can now eat a few food items that I never thought I would be able to include. My immune system has changed dramatically, and I almost never get sick. From monthly doctors visits and a wide variety of medications to little or no contact with a pharmacy, I give eating a vegan diet full credit. Not only do I feel better physically, but I’m currently detoxifying off of medications I no longer need for my mental health. My mind has become clearer, quicker, and more optimistic. I am just one person, but if everyone has the ability to change to what I have become, I think it’s worth a try.
Scrambled tofu with potatoes, bell peppers, and onions. Sided with salad and quinoa.
I’m honestly not a great cook. Luckily, I have an amazing boyfriend that cooks for me and makes sure it’s vegan and I’m not allergic to it. If I didn’t have this type of support, it would be much harder. I do however, learn to make do with what we have because I’m too lazy to go to the grocery store. You can make anything with chopped potatoes and bell pepper. Put it in a pan and make a skillet! Put it in a pot and make a soup! Go out and do something good for yourself and buy some potatoes.
When I first discovered kale a few years back, I had it in a wholefoods detox smoothie. I was on a superfood kick and decided I would try a wheat grass and kale smoothie without any preparation of what it would taste like. With that being said, I drank this smoothie for about 2 seconds and wanted to fling it at the people who served me. It was too strong for my taste, as I vowed to make a permanent mental note never to try kale again.
Unfortunately it took me a few years of ignorance to realize that it was the wheat grass I was truly tasting, and that kale can be made into JUNK FOOD. Now, I mean it’s far from junk food, but it definitely satisfied the junk food craving. Someone had brought them into my friends bar one night and decided to taste them. THEY WERE AMAZING. Crunchy, salty, everything i could possibly want in something that was good for you? Impossible.
Although you are baking it to the core, kale chips are far better than any chips out there. Drizzled with olive oil, bake on parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly season with herbs, salt, pepper, anything you’d like.
A few comments on my trial and error: