Happy Herbivore Blog

Want to meal plan but don’t want to “cook” ?? 

Like, at all. 

You just want to assemble stuff you buy at the store?? 

This week’s meal plan is for you!

For example with these Mt. Olympus Stacks you just pile delicious things on polenta (which you can buy at TJs or any store prepared in a tube). 

Korean BBQ Sliders: mix spices with lentils, toss shredded cabbage with mayo and seasonings. done. Gorgeous!

Korean BBQ Sliders

 

Watermelon Tacos ...

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I challenged myself to read 100 books in 2017 and just finished book 89! 

You can read my first update (first 50 books listed, reviewed) here.

In February I only read books that were written by people of color (or about people of color) and it enlightened me, challenged me, and all-around made me a more empathetic and mindful person.

You can check out my full Black History Month reading list here

Those books shifted my perspective on ...

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Does your routine fly out the window in summer?

Mine too.

Everything ends up in a free fall.

I often don’t know when I’ll have time to cook…

UNTIL it’s time to cook... and then I try wing it.

Improvising stresses me out.

That’s why this week’s meal plan includes “no effort” recipes!

THROW TOGETHER and go.

No preparation. No planning. No batch cooking.

Simple, healthy recipes that use what you have on hand!

That ...

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I’ve never done anything like this before…

 

This recipe can be literally anything. It’s the Goldilocks recipe of 2017.

 

It’s a burger.

 

It’s a soup.

 

It’s a hot dip.

 

It’s a cold hummus.

 

It’s a dal over grains or greens…

 

It’s also absurdly delicious-o.

 

So whatever you’re tasked with bringing to the party this weekend, this recipe fits!

 

It’ll also blow everyone away with how beautiful and unique it is!

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Living Soy-Free on a Whole Foods, Plant-Based (vegan) Diet 

 

Every Meal Mentor recipe includes a soy-free option, but here are a few substitutions that make soy-free cooking more intuitive in general.

 

Topics covered in this post:

 

  • How to replace tofu and tempeh
  • Is there a soy-free tofu? (yup! below)
  • What is dairy-free yogurt made from? (coconut or almond milk)
  • Can you use almond milk to make yogurt? (yes!)
  • Can you make yogurt with coconut milk? (yes!)
  • How ...
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