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I just love saying "Pukkola"!

And I also love eating it. Jamie Oliver made up the word pukkola by combining the words "pukka" (which is hindi slang for "very good")and "granola". It's cute. I made a huge batch last night after shopping for some ingredients. The thing I love about this soaked muesli is that you can add what you like. Show More Summary


Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2015. Description of Award: This year, the Sistah Vegan Conference is hosting the “Vegan Praxis...Show More Summary

Save the Dish: 6 Common Cooking Mistakes -- Solved! - Cook Like a Pro Series [6/6]

You went to all that trouble to cook… and then it didn’t turn out right... GAH! But you CAN save it (unless you burnt it to a crisp… there’s no coming back from that…) TOO SALTY If the saltiness is the result of an over-reduced soup, add water. Show More Summary

Mexican Bread Pudding with Spiced Syrup

This recipe is a mash-up of Isa's bread pudding from Isa Does It and a recipe from the very first vegetarian cookbook I ever bought, Simple Vegetarian Recipes. I used the all white flour version of my Everyday Bread because it has a nice open crumb structure that easily soaks up the liquid. Show More Summary

100,000 Steps Challenge {Starts March 1st!}

Need motivation? A kick in the pants to get moving again? Are you ready to walk your butternut off? (I couldn’t resist that one…) JOIN the 100,000 Steps Herbie Challenge! I recently hosted a steps challenge with our premium meal plan members and it was EPIC. Show More Summary

Garden Vegetable Pizzas, Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata, Black Bean & Corn Taquitos & More!

Lots of old and soon to be new favorites are coming your way on this week's meal plan! Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata (NEW!), Lentil Stuffed Acorn Squash (NEW!), Spicy Sweet Potato Noodle Soup (NEW!), Spanish Omelette (NEW!), and Garden Vegetable Pizzas (NEW!) are all making their delicious debut on both the individual and family menus. Show More Summary

The ULTIMATE Ingredient Conversion Table -- Cook Like a Pro Series [5/6]

Has this happened to you? A recipe calls for 1 cup of COOKED rice… but you have NO IDEA how much dry rice is needed to make 1 cup cooked? OR you buy a bag of diced onions, thinking it’ll save you time (it totally will!) but d’oh! How...Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Sarah N (120lbs GONE!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Sarah N! Almost 2 years ago, Sarah was 303 lbs and unhappy. She had tried every diet imaginable, but nothing worked -- that is until she learned about a plant-based diet. Unlike her past attempts, she was...Show More Summary

Day 309: Hearty Heart-Loving Muffins ? (Whole-Grain, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar Muffins with Flax, Bran, Carrot, Apple, Raisin & Surprise Ingredient)

A regular-size muffin for 120 calories? It's a miracle! This is a healthy whole-grain, no-added-fat version of the classic Morning Glory Muffin. You'll find all the traditional Morning Glory "goodies" of carrots, apple and raisins but...Show More Summary

Kalamata Tuna Salad Bok Choy Wraps ?

Homemade tuna salad made with kalamata olives, wrapped in leaves of peppery bok choy. Weight Watchers Friendly, just two or three PointsPlus. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Paleo. I'm always on the hunt for quick, healthy, low-calorie, low-carb make-ahead lunches. Show More Summary

Pukkola and Fresh Spring Rolls.

Pukkola is basically bircher's muesli. I first found this recipe a few years ago in Jamie Oliver's cookbook, "The Naked Chef Takes Off." Soak oats, raisins, nuts and grated apple in almond milk and leave overnight in the fridge. TheShow More Summary

Grilled Veggie Sandwich & Vegan Chocolate Pots!

Zucchini, red peppers, yellow onion and mushrooms. Pesto made in my mortar and pestle. I never use my mortar and pestle and I've been inspired by Jamie Oliver's cooking and he uses it all the time so I decided to make my pesto this way. Show More Summary

Batch Cook Like a Boss + Live Cooking Event - Cook Like a Pro Series [4/6]

A few weeks ago I taped myself cooking our 7 meals for the week in one hour (you can watch it here). The feedback was awesome (thank you so much!) and a recurring question from watchers was about my batch cooking… of ingredients! Scheduled...Show More Summary

Spinach Recipes ? Alphabet of Vegetables

Hello Vegetable Lovers: The housekeeping continues with the Alphabet of Vegetables here on A Veggie Venture! The goal is to separate out our "most favorite" vegetables so their pages will load more quickly, handy for all but especially those of us who check for recipes on our phones. Show More Summary

Thai PB&J Sandwich, Corn & Black Bean Cakes, Miso Maple Sweet Potato Tacos & More

Get ready for a flavor EXPLOSION! There are 7 (SEVEN!!) new recipes on this week's meal plan -- the most we've ever had in one week! You'll find it hard NOT to fall in love with the Thai PB&J Sandwich (NEW!), Corn & Black Bean Cakes (NEW!), and Roasted Butternut & Red Pepper Penne (NEW!). Show More Summary

40+ Plant-Based (Vegan) Mardi Gras Recipes!

Mardi Gras is usually all about eating and celebrating in excess -- but it doesn't have to be! Let the good times roll and enjoy a not-so-fat Tuesday with these 40+ plant-based recipes! P.S. there will be a like batch cooking tutorial event on Saturday, February 21st -- see Friday's post for more info. Show More Summary

Carrot Buttermilk Pancakes ?

Light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes laced with carrots – not grated carrots, not cooked carrots but a small jar of baby food carrots! The carrots make for lovely color and a subtle sweetness but really, if no one will know there's carrots in the pancakes unless someone says. Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Beth Ann (She's Lost Over 75lbs & Continues to Make Progress!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Beth Ann! Beth Ann first shared her plant-based journey in a comment she left on my nutrition elitism post (you can the entire blog post here): I thought what Beth Ann said was a perfect example of why "Progress,...Show More Summary

Fresh Spring Rolls and Apple Pear Gallette

Fresh rolls with sauteed tofu, carrot, scallions, red bell pepper, cilantro and bean thread noodles. Served with thai style peanut sauce. Apple Pear gallette. Recipe from Deborah Madison's Local Flavors cookbook.

Everything You Need to Know on Where and How to Store Your Groceries, Cook Like a Pro Series [3/6]

Celery in foil... what? Some of these tips will surprise you! But many more will help you save money, flavor, and freshness. Keeping your ingredients at the top of their game is KEY if you want to be at the top of yours! Thus, storing...Show More Summary

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