Posts Tagged vegan

Heirloom Tomato & Pesto Pizza

Heirloom Tomato & Pesto Pizza

I love pesto but find it hard to find good vegan versions when eating out. I recently saw an awesome looking pesto pizza on a local pizzeria menu, but their pesto was loaded with Parmesan cheese. I decided I should take matters into my own kitchen. I’ve combined two of my favorite recipes here to make a vegan pizza good enough to grace […]

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Plant-Based Protein Blend

Plant-Based Protein Blend

I use supplements very sparingly, so when I add a protein powder to a smoothie or a recipe, I like to be sure I am getting the best protein available for my performance and recovery. I use a combination of pea, brown rice, and hemp protein powders to make sure I’m getting everything I need to help speed recovery and repair muscle. This […]

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Why Vegan?

Patrick - Before & After

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time in my not-so-distant past when I really didn’t care if I lived or not. For almost all of my life I ate the traditional western diet of meat and potatoes, drank my milk like a good boy, and steadily grew larger (read fatter) and unhealthier. Some years ago I had a couple of […]

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Marinated Tempeh & Eggplant Stir-Fry

This stir-fry makes for a quick and easy meal and works with a variety of vegetables – I use whatever I can find in the fridge! Tempeh provides over 18 grams of protein per serving (even more than tofu!) and the dark, leafy greens are rich in iron and anti-oxidants. 1/2 cup tamari 1 TBL Thai chili sauce 1 TBL toasted sesame oil […]

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Mango Kale Protein Smoothie

Mango Kale Protein Smoothie

As an endurance athlete and a vegan I am always looking for ways to increase my protein intake. This great-tasting and simple green smoothie provides 50 grams of protein and is rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, and this smoothie makes for an incredible recovery drink after a long run! 1 ripe banana 3/4 […]

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Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives

I love food. I love to talk about it, I love shopping for it, I love to make it, I really love to eat it. This did not always make for a very healthy lifestyle for me, but I’ve made significant changes over the years – I got active, I lost weight, and I moved to a vegetarian diet. Today I am the […]

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