Vegan Pad Prik King with Tofu

Vegan Pad Prik King PinThis Vegan Pad Prik King was inspired by one of Amelia’s favorite Thai restaurants in Littleton Colorado, Wild Ginger. We used to go there almost weekly when she lived in the area. Now, since we live far away, Amelia decided to make us a vegan version so we can enjoy it whenever and WHEREver we want.

To reduce the calories, cut back on the brown sugar to your preferred level of sweetness. Also, be sure to buy vegan red chili paste. Many brands have fish sauce, which adds cholesterol that you just don’t need.

We like to serve this with brown rice, or you could serve it over some delicious Pad Thai noodles.

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Carrot Dogs

Carrot Dogs PinAs Seen On: Good Morning Washington on ABC7

I’m not gonna lie. I was highly skeptical of these Carrot Dogs when Amelia pitched them to me. I mean really…how can a carrot replace a hotdog?

Well, they can and I’m happy to admit that I had to eat some vegan crow. These carrot dogs are delicious! And they taste just like a real hotdog!

Growing up, hotdogs were a mainstay in my summer diet routine. After hours of fishing and swimming on Gardner Lake in Kansas, I would venture indoors in the heat of summer, microwave myself a hotdog and watch Beverly Hillbilly reruns in the air conditioning while I ate my lunch. It was quite the idyllic childhood.

As an adult prior to going vegan, I rarely ate hotdogs. Once I found out what was in them and how bad they are for your health, I couldn’t justify them any longer. But thanks to these carrot dogs, I get to eat my delicious dogs once again! Thank you Amelia!

We used regular orange carrots for the video, but we’ve also used purple carrots and we liked them better. They’re not always available, though. We also used Whole Foods 365 Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns.

These would pair well with our Oven Roasted Red Potatoes.

Carrot Dogs Instructional Video

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Chopped Asian Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

Chopped Asian SaladThis delicious Chopped Asian Salad recipe is a hearty, colorful, tangy and delicious asian salad with 7 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein and your whole days’ worth of Vitamins A and C.

Asian salads are known for their unique combination of sweet and savory. Some even throw in some spiciness for good measure. This recipe has it all.

The orange and agave provide the sweet. The veggies and soy sauce provide the savory. And the ginger and Sriracha give it a spicy kick that will make your tongue impatient for the next bite of this delicious Chopped Asian Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing.

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Cauliflower “Chicken” Fried Rice

Cauliflower Chicken Fried RiceThis vegan Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice makes a great main dish but you can also serve it as a side dish or top it with your leftover Chinese food. We use the Beyond Meat Grilled “Chicken” Strips, which are so similar to chicken in terms of taste and texture, you won’t know the difference.

With the “chicken” this recipe packs 19 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, 225% RDV of Vitamin A and 169% Vitamin C. That’s enough protein for nearly half of your day’s RDV! And both the cauliflower and “chicken” strips contain Iron totally 1/3 of your RDV.

If you want to cut back on the fat and reduce the calories, you can replace the sesame oil with vegetable broth or mix it 50/50.

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Roasted Edamame

Roasted EdamameThis Roasted Edamame recipe is “chewy and delicious,” so says Amelia. They have a bit of a salty taste so they’re good if you have a salt craving. Quick and easy to cook, they’re good to prepare on the weekend so you have them for a snack during the week.

I like them crunchy and Amelia likes them chewy so we eat them chewy. Happy wife, happy life. If you like them crunchy, cook them a little longer than 45 minutes.

These babies pack in 21 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber in one serving so they’re also a nutritious snack.

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