Back to School Smoothies

September 19, 2012

Time is one of those things we just never seem to have enough of, especially when it comes to prepping meals that provide all the recommended vitamins and nutrients. So why not just toss everything into a blender and whip up something healthy and delicious? That’s exactly what the blogger behind Bardo Abode does. Take this green smoothie– officially known as “The Green Monster” making it kid-friendly. It’s got avocado, banana, apple, lemon, kale and spinach. Or the “Nutty Professor” filled with flax seed, almond milk, almond butter, rawtella and vegan almond yogurt. And if you’re into a sweeter flavor, her berry smoothie with raspberries, blueberries, silken tofu, pomegranate seeds, soy milk and stevia is perfect!

Green Smoothie

Protein Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Lemons and greens

Green & Berry

Protein smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

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Pizza Party

August 27, 2012

It was a pizza kind of Sunday at the apartment. The kitchen was overflowing with fresh ingredients from Whole Foods as three different pizzas were prepped and the neighbors were invited over to enjoy. Option one was your traditional margherita with gluten free crust, tomato sauce, sliced mozzarella and herbs brought back from our trip to Cinque Terre. The second two, also made with a gluten free crust, were vegan friendly. One with pesto, a ricotta tofu vegan cheese, fresh spinach and sliced tomatoes, and another with shredded vegan mozzarella, mushrooms, sautéed spinach and tomato sauce. Bon Appétit!

Pizza & Pesto

Mushrooms

Vegan Pesto Pizza

Margherita pizza and spinach

This adorable cafe planted itself conveniently just on the corner of my apartment a little over a year ago, yet it wasn’t until my vegan roommate introduced me to their delicious food that I became a regular. One of my favorite snacks happen to be their chickpea fries with home cream dressing, and I hate to admit, but their homemade vegan brownie bites are usually consumed at least 3 times a week for dessert.

Chickpea fries

 

Vegan brownie bites

 

Chickpea fries

If Paul McCartney cooked them, they must be good, so we gave it a try. A fun, completely vegan answer to the classic Mexican dish, these tofu enchiladas were delicious. Serving up some homemade sangria with fresh fruit and homemade guacamole on the side. If you’re feeling inspired to try, you can check out the recipe in the PETA Celebrity Cookbook or online.

Homemade sangria and peppers

Avocados

The making of..

Enchiladas