Finally, another YouTube video that I’ve been loooooooong trying to get up once I returned from my retreat that deprived me of any Internet connection! Anyways, I love going to the gym and the farmers’ market, and I’m so glad that I’ve finally rebooted my regimen of going back there again every week; so, I thought I’d document them in this video full of delicious and healthy eats! I am so excited to include all of these recipes because I love them all so so much. They can all be catered to different food preferences, whether you like meat, no meat, grains, no grains and so much more. I try to make my recipes as flexible as possible. So without further adieu, I hope you enjoy the video!
BRUNCH: VEGAN PEANUT KALE EDAMAME SPAGHETTI AND SWEET POTATO SQUASH CHICKPEA CURRY
I have to say, this is by far my FAVORITE pasta recipe of all time, and I am not a huge fan of pasta or noodle dishes. It’s sweet, spicy if you add lots of pepper and Sriracha, and of course, extremely healthy for you from the kale, tofu and edamame spaghetti that’s divine. You can also use chicken, shrimp, beef, pork or scallops if you want some meat, but I find that there’s already a lot of protein in the edamame spaghetti I used. The tofu is just there because….I love tofu 🙂 BTW, if you haven’t already tried this Explore-Asian edamame spaghetti pasta, you HAVE to. I also made an awesome vegan kale and mushroom pasta dish in this video that tastes superb, but is so simple to make!
For the sweet potato chickpea curry, I simply used the customizeable breakfast curry base and added Japanese sweet potatoes, snap peas, butternut squash, quinoa, farro, chickpeas and mixed greens!
RECIPE (vegan peanut kale edamame spaghetti; serving sizes may vary)
- 1 pound (or 8 ounces) of dry Explore-Asian edamame spaghetti noodles
- 1 block organic firm or extra firm tofu
- 1 bunch of kale; dinosaur or curly work the best
- 1 medium white onion
- 1 tsp of crushed garlic
- Asian peanut sauce to taste
- 1 tsp sesame oil for stir-frying; can also use olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Opt: Sriracha, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, herbs, spices, chicken, beef, shrimp, eggplant, kabocha, broccoli, carrots, etc.
PROCEDURE (vegan peanut kale edamame spaghetti)
- Bring a large pot filled with plenty of water and bring to a boil on medium heat.
- When the water is bubbly, add a pinch of salt and one pound of the dry edamame noodles into the pot.
- Stir around thoroughly so that the noodles do not stick together too much.
- The noodles should be ready in eight minutes or less depending on how soft or al dente you like them, so when they’re ready, turn the heat off and strain the noodles, letting them cool.
- Chop your kale and dice your onion.
- Heat a large wok pan on low-medium heat with sesame oil and garlic.
- Add the diced onion into the pan and stir-fry everything until fragrant and the onion is crispy.
- Add in the kale and stir around until slightly wilted.
- Pour in half of the desired amount of peanut sauce and mix into the ingredients.
- Add the noodles and stir everything well, adding in more peanut sauce, as well as your salt and pepper.
- Keep mixing until everything is well-combined and serve warm.
SNACK: STRAWBERRY AND BLUEBERRY PARFAIT WITH MUESLI, GRANOLA AND VEGAN CEREAL
I’ve been following this fitness YouTuber named Travis S for a while now, and in his videos, he says countless times that Greek yogurt tastes like poison on its own. I beg to differ, but I do like adding Stevia with cinnamon or cacao powder to make things fancy, which is what I did here! I topped this delicious beauty with some Love Grown Foods Polar Puffs cereal that I’ve been eating almost every day now lately (just finished the box too 😦 ), blueberries, sliced strawberries, Evoke Foods antioxidant muesli, and Kith & Thyme Pumpkin Spice granola! If you don’t think that you can’t have dessert every single day, then you are very wrong my friend.
DINNER: CURRIED CHICKEN WITH BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND ONIONS
My mother made us this simple dish, and I thought it was pretty damn good! It’s a bit too simple for me to post a real recipe, but you basically broil some organic chicken breasts with salt, pepper and a little olive oil for 30-ish minutes or until thoroughly cooked. The curry sauce was made separately and was just mixed in with the sliced chicken! Oh and I totally forgot to mention it in my YouTube video, but I also had some more edamame spaghetti underneath the chicken. I guess I didn’t see them as I was editing before LOL! And you cannot forget the Sriracha 😉
As for the Brussel sprouts, my mother stir-fried them with chopped onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and that’s it! Super simple, fresh, delicious and very healthy as a side for the chicken. A great idea to make things even better would be to drizzle some balsamic vinaigrette on top, or even a raspberry or strawberry vinaigrette dressing! Basically, anything that goes with Brussel sprouts, use it!
DESSERT: LOVE GROWN FOODS POLAR PUFFS AND CHOCOLATE POWER O’S CEREALS WITH SILK PLANT PROTEIN VANILLA SOYMILK
You would think of cereal as a morning meal, but I actually LOVE having it at night because it helps me sleep better. Love Grown Foods has to be one of my Top 3 favorite cereal brands of all time. There is so much variety to choose from! They recently released three different cereals that are marketed for kids, Polar Puffs being one of them! I had to try them out. Hence, I got some and was so hooked I had it twice today! The vanilla and blueberry puffs taste so complementary together, and with everything else that you have with it. They’re sweet, crunchy, and super yummy, so do try them out, even if you may seem too old for it!
That is it for this video, I hope you enjoyed everything I documented! I do have meat more often than what I film in my YouTube videos because I know that my following does enjoy seeing plant-based meals more than the others. However, I think that you can add or take away anything whenever you want because everybody is different. You could add meat to the pasta, left it alone, or not have the yogurt and replace it with more fruit or a dairy-free yogurt (which BTW I have to find a really good one ASAP!). Anyways, do let me know if you like to see more of these videos by commenting, giving it a thumbs up and subscribing if you haven’t already! ❤