Vegan Detox – 2/28/14 – 3/6/14

Jay and I have been feeling a little yucky lately and there are a few pounds he wants to drop before his big triathlon training camp in April.  So I found a detox plan and gathered some recipes that follow the rules but also allow us to maintain nutrition so we can both still work out.


These meal plans are for me, but Jay will be eating a leafy salad for lunch and shake mid afternoon.  Our snacks will be Lara Uber bar and humus and veggies.  We need to drink 4 cups of the lemon, ginger, and cayenne water throughout the day.


Foods NOT to eat:

  • Dairy and eggs
  • meat
  • processed sugar
  • Non-GMO soy
  • coffee, soda, and alcohol
  • peanuts
  • creamed vegetables.

Foods To to eat:

  • Leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli, Cauliflower, turnips and parsnips)
  • berries
  • apple cider vinegar
  • lemon water
  • herbal tea
  • coconut milk
  • coconut oil
  • plant-based non-GMO protein powder with no processed sugar or artificial sweeteners.  (We are trying MGM but have used Vega One and really like it, but it’s pricey)

Vegan Meal Plan for 2/14-2/20

I truly believe a loose plan for a family helps with peace in the home.  Here is my weeks meal plan.  Please excuse the scallops for tomorrow’s Valentine Dinner.  We do fish/shellfish a few times a year and tomorrow is going to be one of those times!  MealPlan2-14-14

Vegan Meal Plan for 2/7-2/13

I truly believe a loose plan for a family helps with peace in the home.  Here is my weeks meal plan.  Sorry it’s a day late.  We LOVE the bean balls and the fake Chicken marsala thought the sauce would work great with real chicken as well!  MealPlan2-7-14

Vegan Meal Plan for 1/31-2/6

I truly believe a loose plan for a family helps with peace in the home.  Here is my weeks meal plan.  Sorry it’s a couple of days late.  I promise as I get back into the swing of things, this will be done on a much regular basis.  The mushroom soup is a HUGE hit, I’ve made it 3 times and have YET to have any.  The picture doesn’t give it justice!  Meal Plan 1-31-14

Vegan Zucchini Not-Crab Cakes

•2 1/2 cups grated zucchini
•1 egg replacer beaten
•2 tablespoons vegan butter melted
•1 cup bread crumbs
•1/2 onion chopped
•1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg replacer, and vegan butter. Stir in seasoned crumbs, minced onion, and seasoning. Mix well.

Shape mixture into patties. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with Pam.

Bake 10-15 min on each side or until golden brown on both sides.

Dipping Sauce:
2 Tbl Veganaise,
2- 5 dashes of Red Pepper
3 dashes of Dill
I do little individual containers so I can adjust the spice for the kiddos. This will discolor so make right before eating.

Vegan IRONMAN Meal Plan 7/24-7/30

 We head out to Lake Placid tomorrow.  I can’t believe it’s finally here!  I also can’t believe the dedication of my husband.  I can count on my fingers the workouts that he missed over the last year and 1/2.  The dedication and drive to succeed that he has taught our family out-weighs the time and money he’s spent for sure!  I pray that he does his best Sunday and can motivate others as well!    Ironman Meal Plan 7-24-13

Vegan Meal Plan for 7/15-7/21

2 weeks left till Ironman!  Meal Plan 7-15-13

More info on my Homemade Vegan Pizza

Meal Plan 7-8-13: I wanted to give you all some more info on my Homemade Pizza off my Vegan Meal Plan for 7/8.
My homemade pizza starts with my homemade beer dough:

1 cup flat beer (I’ve used cheap and expensive doesn’t matter as long as it’s flat)
2 tablespoons Earth Balance
2 tablespoons stevia
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
2 tablespoons of spice (I’ve used oregano, garlic, and basil and mixture of each)


1.Put beer, Earth Balance, stevia, salt, flour, spices and yeast in a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting, and press Start.
2.When dough is done, you can use and stretch, wrap in plastic and freeze for 1 month or refrigerate for a day or two. Make sure you thaw frozen dough in the fridge and then let come to room temperature before using.
3.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
4.Spread sauce and toppings on top of dough. Bake until crust is lightly brown and crispy on the outside, about 10-12 minutes.

I use Muir Glen Pizza Sauce or Classico, my homemade pesto, or BBQ sauce. You want to look at the ingrediants and make sure it’s not full of garbage. I top with any all all veggies that we have on hand. The trick with no cheese is to make sure there is enough veggie on the pizza so it doesn’t dry out.

Vegan Meal Plan for under 7/08-7/14

 I can’t over emphasize how much a meal plan, eating right and scheduled exercise helps improve my overall well-being and my family’s well being.  When you have a Momma that feels great and a Daddy that feels great, they get along much better and are better parents to their kids.  Kids do better with happy parent(s)! It is a little stressful, but sometimes I need a little pressure!  😉  My husband and I are vegan and really like how we feel.  He does the full ironman in less than a month…  He’s got 5 – 10 lbs he wants to shed prior so we are on a strict eating plan.  I didn’t include his extra nutrition on here.  But please know he’s eating tons of healthy calories when he does his 100 mile bikes, 2 hour runs, or swims!  Meal Plan 7-8-13

Vegan General Tso’s Fried Tofu – Family Favorite!!!

Hi Everyone!  We are in our 11th week of our vegan diet and still loving how we are feeling!  I made this Vegan General Tso Fried Tofu last night and it was a hit! 

My son is like 75% vegan and often doesn’t like what we eat for dinner (mainly because he’s not a fan of Asian Stir-fry).  When I told him we were having asian for dinner, he asked for something else.  I said yes, but he had to try it.  While I was cooking the tofu, he came out and asked what the delicious smell was…  I then started cooking the sauce and he just hovered in the kitchen.  Low and behold he absolutely LOVED it.  My husband came home a little nervous since he knew I had made my own recipe morphing several others together, but he was it love after the first bite.  A definite winner!!!

Now it’s not the most healthy vegan dish in the world, but it great to have when you are getting a little board.

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