Vegan Hacks

Since going vegan in October, I've garnered a couple of tricks up my sleeve. Honestly, I think I'm some plant wizard at this point. I know a fair amount of you eat a plant-based diet or curious in taking this fabulous way of life. That is why I'm here, to help you down the yellow brick road to the vegan city. That is what today's post is about- a list of vegan "hacks"... erm, buzzword alert... that help you in the kitchen and when on the hunt for delicious food. 

AT HOME

 

- Agave nectar, maple syrup, rice malt + soy sauce makes a delicious sauce for cooking tofu or veggies. 

- When it comes to cooking fries, use this order: slice, spice, heat, bake. It keeps the inside soft and the outside nice n crispy.

- Freeze your 'nanas in small slices for your nice cream. It allows them to blend much smoother without any mess.

- add flax seeds or chia seeds to all your smoothies. there are a hella lot of benefits and it is such a no-sweat task.

- Buy taco seasoning powder (p.s. check to make sure that it does not have milk) and use it in lentils, potatoes, and veggies when making tacos.

- For a bomb vegan mac n cheese, add carrots to the sauce. Oh, and loads of chili powder if you like some spice. 

 

OUT & ABOUT

- Happy Cow equals happy me. Anytime, I'm traveling somewhere new, I always check this site for great vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants. 

- Save money and always buy in bulk. That means rice, legumes, granola, seeds, etc. 

- When traveling, hit up the local markets for fresh produce or just some staples to keep in your abode. My favorites are some fruit, dates, cereal, and some type of nut butter. 

- Cliff bars. Buy 'em. Eat 'em. I (dead serious) only survive on these bars when sailing. I have consumed an abusrd abundance in such tiny slots of time, that I truly cannot eat them when not sailing. 

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Let me know what other type of vegan-centric posts you'd like to see!  (ph. @earthlingmaxi)