plant-based-pantry

The Plant Powered Pantry

We’d like to officially welcome Sara Howick of plantsformypeople.com who will be contributing some helpful and well rounded content to veganleeks on a monthly basis.   Sara’s first perspective piece Raising Vegan Kids” was very well received – not to mention invaluable to anyone raising vegan kids or thinking of transitioning their family to a plant-based diet… so we decided to invite her to contribute on the regular!

Today’s post by Sara features a practical starter guide to stocking your plant-powered pantry.  Enjoy!

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Perspective Piece: Raising Vegan Kids

In an effort to build a community of environmentally conscious citizens we’ve created Community Leeks as a platform for people to share thoughts, stories, recipes and resources.
Today’s Community Leeks entry Raising Vegan Kids touches on a topic that is close to our hearts, raising plant-based children, and family.  Written by our friend Sara Howick of plantsformypeople.com we hope you find this entry as inspirational, thoughtful and educational as we have.
Whether you’re new to plant-based nutrition and are slowly integrating some of the principles into your daily life, or already 100% vegan, we trust that some of Sara’s invaluable insights, tips, and experience will help enrich your knowledge base and foster a greater confidence in your choices, as it has ours.

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Kidney Bean & Kale Salad

Beans, also known as legumes, are humble yet mighty, and are truly some of the most nutritious foods one can eat. Low in sugar but high in protein, fiber, magnesium, and potassium these little guys pack a punch. This hearty bean and kale salad is super versatile with so many veggie and bean options, the possibilities are endless, and the results are always delicious and healthy! Continue reading “Kidney Bean & Kale Salad”

Green Machine Smoothie

The Green Machine Smoothie is a staple in my house.  It’s nutrients-dense, super smooth, and delicious. The combination of whole-food plant-based ingredients such as hemp hearts, kale, avocado and spirulina (a high protein algae powder) delivers powerful nutritional benefits in one tasty drink.  Perfect as a quick breakfast or as post-workout replenishment.  Enjoy! Your body will thank you!

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GF Spicy Ginger Coconut Tempeh Rice Bowl

Tempeh is a soy-based food that is made by culturing and fermenting soybeans into a block form.  It’s packed full of protein, super versatile, and much like it’s cousin tofu, will take on the flavours in which it is prepared.  Terrific, baked in the oven, or sautéed on the stove top, this tempeh rice bowl is sure to satisfy. Continue reading “GF Spicy Ginger Coconut Tempeh Rice Bowl”