Vegan Day – Give it a try! 9/16/17

Here is something you can do to help yourself and the world.  Try a totally vegan day! It is not as difficult as you are probably imagining.

I started my day with an English muffin and peanut butter. Easy, but check the ingredients lists!

For lunch we had hummus with pita and tabbouleh. I know you can buy tabbouleh at the supermarket deli but try making it at home. It is so much better. The ingredients are parsley, mint, green onions, garlic, and tomatoes which you can whiz in your food processor or chop by hand. Add soaked and drained bulgur. (You can soak it while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients.)Dress with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Hummus, pita, and tabbouleh

Moving along to dinner I made ribollita which is an Italian vegetable soup thickened with bread. I had some leftover baguette from the fancy hors d’oeuvres the other night and it was hard as a rock. Perfect for ribollita! Basically you cook all the vegetables you have in your refrigerator.

All the vegetables in my refrigerator (except broccoli and Brussels sprouts) cooking away

I added a can of diced tomatoes and you can use vegetable stock or water for the liquid. After the vegetables are cooked, add a drained can of cannellini beans and warm them through. Take a stick blender or mash by hand a little of the soup to thicken it up. Lastly add the chunked up stale bread and let it cook for another 10 minutes. Garnish with basil and green onions.

Ribollita

So that is my total vegan day. It tasted really good and I feel good about myself.

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