Vegan Banana Bread

This is a recipe adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of many wonderful vegan cookbooks. You should check them out! I altered it for my taste, but it’s more or less her recipe. Banana BreadMakes 1 loaf Ingredients1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup white sugar1/2 cup vegan margarine, at room temp3 very ripe bananas, mashed well2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 cup soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1.5 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts if desired1/4 cup raisins if desired1/2 teaspoon salt Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 8×4 bread pan with … Continue reading

It’s Not You, It’s Your Body – What Some Yoga Teachers Won’t Tell You

When I first started to do yoga, using CDs that I purchased on Amazon.com, I remember seeing headstand and thinking, I will NEVER be able to do that. And then I kept going, and I went to yoga classes, and I heard/read that if I kept practicing, any yoga pose was possible. And within a year, I was doing headstand. It was true! Fast forward 15 years and I still cannot do Utthita Parsva Hastasana (among a myriad of other poses) with a straight leg, like this: Is it because I haven’t tried? Because I’m lazy? I didn’t practice enough? … Continue reading

Nay-gg Salad – A Vegan Recipe

Before the summer is over completely, at least in terms of the temperature, how about a refreshing light, but protein packed, salad? As always, it’s cholesterol free! It’s also gluten free (though just because there isn’t anything in here that should have gluten in it) if served over lettuce mix or on g.f. bread. Ingredients 1 container extra firm tofu, drained and diced 1/2 onion, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1/3-1/2 cup vegan mayo 2 T yellow mustard 3-4 T relish 3-4 T nutritional yeast 1 t turmeric 1/2 tsp black salt salt and pepper to taste Process Mash tofu … Continue reading