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Vegan Sardou

Vegan Sardou PinThis Vegan Sardou is a real treat. It’s relatively easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. It’s filling, rich, creamy and has a variety of flavors to tease your tastebuds.

The traditional Eggs Sardou is a Louisiana Creole dish that features poached eggs over roasted artichokes and creamed spinach, and topped with hollandaise sauce. That means it has about a bazillion calories and a pound of cholesterol.

However, our delicious Vegan Sardou only has 324 calories per serving, and since there’s no animal products, you get zero grams of cholesterol!

Despite being a combination of four different recipes, it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare since you can cook them all at the same time. Here are the four recipes you’ll need to make this dish:

You can also prepare the Easy Tofu Scramble and/or the Vegan Hollandaise Sauce ahead of time and heat them up when you’re ready to assemble the Vegan Sardou.

The Easy Tofu Scramble recipe makes enough for 4 servings, but this recipe only uses 2 servings. That means you’ll have leftovers, or you can have 1/2 the scrambled tofu for breakfast one morning and use the rest for your Vegan Sardou on the following morning.

The Vegan Hollandaise Sauce makes about 8 servings at 2 tbsp per serving. It’ll keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, or you can freeze it for up to two months. It goes great drizzled over Steamed Asparagus, too. Yum!

Vegan Sardou Instructional Video

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Vegan Creamed Spinach

Vegan Creamed Spinach PinThis Vegan Creamed Spinach is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. A great side-dish on its own or a tasty base for your Vegan Sardou.

Spinach is loaded with iron and other healthy nutrients, but it can get tiresome eating it raw all the time. This is a nice alternative that’ll help you add more greens to your daily routine.

This recipe makes about 2 servings and doesn’t reheat well so you’ll want to finish it in one sitting. If you’re cooking for one, just cut the ingredients in half or double them if you’re cooking for four.

Vegan Creamed Spinach Instructional Video

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Easy Tofu Scramble

Easy Tofu Scramble PinIf you’re in a hurry or if you need an Easy Tofu Scramble for your Vegan Sardou, this is the perfect recipe. It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare once you’ve pressed the tofu and it’s a great substitute for any scrambled egg recipe.

Contrary to what the dairy industry will have you believe, tofu and soy are very healthy foods. They’ve been consumed in asian countries for millennia and are strongly associated with positive health outcomes.

Most of the negative publicity soy gets was created by the dairy industry to protect their profits from soy milk. All of those myths have since been proven false, but that doesn’t keep them from being perpetuated.

My favorite myth is that the estrogen (actually phytoestrogen) found in soy will cause gynecomastia (aka man-boobs or moobs). In psychology, this is called projection, which occurs when “humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.”

Phytoestrogen is different than mammal estrogen. Phytoestrogens have been shown to help prevent or reduce diabetes, several forms of cancer, blood cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

Plant estrogen doesn’t behave the same way as mammal estrogen, but you know what has loads of mammal estrogen? Cow’s milk. Unlike phytoestrogens, cow estrogen found in dairy looks just like human estrogen, which may actually cause moobs, as well as male infertility, several forms of cancer, osteoporosis, erectile disfunction, and heart disease. Dairy also exposes us to toxic chemicals that make their way up the food chain and get stored in the fat in milk.

When the dairy industry started the myth that phytoestrogens cause moobs, they were actually projecting the real negative qualities of dairy onto a naturally healthy food, soy. But when a competitor like soy milk threatens your bottom line, you do whatever it takes to protect the interests of your investors even if that means funding false or misleading studies, as well as organizations that promote them.

Rant over…

Our regular Tofu Scramble recipe has a higher nutritional content because it’s loaded with mushrooms, hearty greens and colorful bell peppers. If you have the time and ingredients, you might like that even more.

Easy Tofu Scramble Instructional Video

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce PinThis Vegan Hollandaise Sauce tastes so much like the real thing it’s scary! But you won’t find any cholesterol in this vegan version of a normally heart clogging recipe. It’s a perfect topping for your Vegan Sardou or Steamed Asparagus.

If your cashew cream is room temperature, you may not need to warm it up on the stove. Our cashew cream was in the refrigerator so the sauce was cold despite the hot water.

Also, hollandaise sauce should be pretty thin so it pours evenly. When we heated it up, it thickened so we had to add another 1/4 cup of water to thin it out.

Remember to prepare your Vegan Cashew Cream ahead of time so it’s ready when you want to prepare your Vegan Hollandaise Sauce.

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce Instructional Video

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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Roasted Artichoke Hearts PinThese Roasted Artichoke Hearts make a great side dish or a nice addition to your side salad. Perfect for your Vegan Sardou with Vegan Creamed Spinach, Easy Tofu Scramble and Vegan Hollandaise.

Artichokes are a member of the thistle family and the edible portions are actually the buds before they go to bloom. I always thought they looked like a weed, and they kinda are. But very tasty none-the-less.

This recipe literally takes only a couple minutes to prepare and it’s a great source of deliciousness without the calories. This recipe makes 2 servings (half a can per serving), but only has 42 calories.

Be sure to get the artichokes packed in water or your calories from oil will shoot through the roof!

Roasted Artichoke Hearts Instructional Video

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.