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Category Archives: Clean Eats

Corporate Wellness is Fun! And Potentially Dangerous!

Running with scissors is fun until you fall.

 

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So is corporate wellness: it sounds like a tonne of fun, with stretch breaks on the clock, healthy snacks in the break room, employer-sponsored massages, health coaching, exercise classes…

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Mystery Beans!

…Because 99.9% of the food produced in this household befits the adjective “mysterious,” to the uninitiated.

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Basic Tahini Dressing

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ve probably stared at a plate like this often: cooked grain, beans, and greens.

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Videre licet, lentils and rice.  Nota bene the rice was cooked with cumin and saffron.

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Protein Waffles and Workout Channel Reviews

Chococat stays chocolatey with lots of chocolate protein powder! One day he will be able to lift the protein powder jar. For now, he can only scoop.

Protein Waffles Vegan Gluten-free | Gothic Granola

 

Mmmm, back to the delicious Raw Proteins from Garden of Life.

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Chocolate Skillet Cake

VNV Nation is the official dishwashing music of Gothic Granola.

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There’s nothing particular about Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson’s synthpop that makes me want to wash dishes; their music has a way of keeping up my momentum. I don’t have any issues with dishwashing motivation, but I like music while I work.

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Vegan “Mayo” and Coleslaw

When my parents gave me a Vitamix blender for a graduation present, my mom and I soon realised, as I was reading the accompanying cookbook aloud one afternoon, that there was a Vitamix “lifestyle.” Much like California cuisine, which highlights fresh ingredients and often merges cultural cooking styles, the Vitamix cookbook emphasized using the freshest ingredients possible and provided options for healthy, vegan, raw, and haute cuisine dishes. Several creamy sauces, including a creamy tomato and alfredo sauces, incorporate tofu instead of heavy cream. While the cookbook includes a homemade mayonnaise recipe (eggs and oil at 2 horsepower blending–woo hoo!), there was not a vegan mayonnaise option, to my surprise. I forgot to buy “nayo” at Sprouts on Saturday when I was buying provisions for our Saturday night barbecue.

 Vegan Mayo | Gothic Granola

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Protein Brownies

I’m not a fan of baking with protein powder, for the record. The “Shakeology Cookies” I made this time last year tasted odd and sharply fake-sweet. The stevia and other low-calorie sweeteners in most protein powders just don’t set well with me either raw (by themselves) or baked. These brownies are good, in theory, when you’re looking for a substantial but sweet snack, and the texture became almost cheesecake-like. I haven’t been impressed with the vanilla blended Sun Warrior protein powder, and it’s still pretty gross in brownie form, too. So use whatever protein powder, preferably chocolate, that you already like. Since I used vanilla powder, the brownies were not as chocolate-coloured as they could be.

Protein Brownies | Gothic Granola vegan gluten-free

 

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