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Rinbot is doing 35 things including…

be a better vegan

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Rinbot has written 3 entries about this goal

Veggie fried rice

Ingredients

3 cups water
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking brown rice
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 (8 ounce) can baby peas, drained
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
Directions

In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic and pepper flakes, to taste. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in cooked rice, green onions and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add peas and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and mix well. Garnish with peanuts, if desired.

this too, mmm



Veggie Lo mein

Meal makers: Add a few simple sides to this one-pot meal and double the fun and the food on the table! Prepare store-bought egg or spring rolls (preferred brand Pagoda Cafe) with dishes of duck sauce and sweet hot mustard for dipping. Chill pieces of sliced melons and pineapple spears for a simple dessert. Fortune cookies and green tea are readily available in the Asian food aisle at the market and will add to the total effect of a weeknight fun Chinese supper for your family.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons (2 turns around the pan in a slow drizzle) vegetable or wok oil
1 cup (2 handfuls) snow peas, halved on a diagonal
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into match stick size pieces
1/2 pound assorted mushrooms (shiitake, straw, enoki, or oyster), coarsely chopped, if necessary
4 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
2 cups (about 4 handfuls) fresh bean spouts
2 inches fresh ginger root, minced or grated with hand grater
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound lo mein noodles or thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente and drained well
1/2 cup aged tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, several drops
Directions
Heat a wok-shaped skillet or large non-stick skillet over high heat. When pan is very hot, add oil, (it will smoke a bit) then, immediately add the snow peas, pepper, mushrooms, scallions, and bean sprouts. Stir fry for 1 minute to flavor the oil, then add the ginger and garlic, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add the cooked noodles and toss with to combine. Add the soy sauce and toss the ingredients to coat noodles evenly with sauce. Transfer the lo mein to a serving platter and garnish with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

Cook’s Notes:
Wok oil is infused with ginger and garlic and is widely available on the International Foods aisle of the market.
Cooked shredded pork, chicken, or small de-veined shrimp may be added to this dish in any combination.

Is it sad that I’m a vegan and don’t cook regularly? This seems yummy and easy.



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I don’t WANT to REPRESENT, but do to the fact a majority of people are unaware of how a vegan diet can be healthy, I will try to demonstrate to them that it is possible. I also want to feel better, and being healthier seems to do the trick.

That means no more whiskey for dinner I guess?
I need more protein.

First objective: Food Journal, seek and eat vegan protein.



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