This famous Szechuan style Dan dan noodles just got a makeover! Guilty pleasure without the guilt and the pork! There are many variations to this popular Chinese noodles. In Sichuan, it is spicy, numbing and slightly crispy. Other southern regions, characterize this satisfying noodles topped […]
TurF Vancouver is a fitness studio, restaurant & cafe and shop in the Kitsilano neighbourhood on West 4th. I love the healthy choices and wholesome food that makes you feel alive – no refined sugar, non-processed. Just a lot of organic ingredients, mostly plants and […]
Lately I’ve been running around in the morning that I don’t have time to make breakfast. Luckily I always have a healthy stash of these homemade granola raw bars. These energy bars are gluten free, vegan, and made with organic ingredients whenever possible! I love that these healthy bars are 100% delicious without added sugar and has zero fillers (unlike most store bought granola bars that leave you still hungry afterwards)!
I’m addicted to these raw bars. They are great to travel with and I always have a few in my diaper bag. They are great “on the go” snacks! These granola bars are easy to make in under 20 mins.
I usually use dates, walnuts and sunflower seeds as my stable ingredients. However you can make a few variations depending what you have available at home or what you are craving! You can substitute pecans, peanuts, etc with walnuts. Dates with figs. You can they idea….
Below recipe is a starting point and a guide for measurement. To be honest, I usually just free hand this when I make these raw bars.
Protip: add a big heaping spoonful of coconut oil otherwise your bars will not set and you will get loose granola. You can alway melt extra coconut oil and reset the mold.
This is a super easy granola raw bar recipe that you can customize with your favourite ingredients. Gluten Free, Vegan.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, walnuts and coconut oil in a mixing bowl.
- Make sure granola is evenly coated with coconut oil.
- Spread on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown. Make sure not to burn the granola.
- Mix the warm granola with chopped dates in a mixing bowl and stir with a large spoon until the dates are completed coated with granola.
- Line a glass dish with parchment paper and press the mixture into the dish.
- Sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
- Cover glass dish with cover or plastic wrap
- Freeze the bars for two to three hours.
- Slice, serve and enjoy!
- Can be stored in refrigerator up to one week
- Pro-Tip: wrap bars in parchment paper individually for an easy “on the go” snack.
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Virtuous Pie is a vegan pizzeria Vancouver’s Chinatown at 583 Main Street next to Juniper on Keefer Street. It offers 100% plant based pizzas made with nut cheeses (cashews, almonds and soy). It also includes a selection of nice creams (vegan ice cream) and salads. Gluten free dough […]
Be Love in a wonderful all vegan, organic and locally sourced plant based ingredients located in downtown Victoria at 1019 Blanshard Street. The restaurant is bright and airy. There are a patio seats outside perfect for a nice sunny day! Travelling is hard on the body, having […]
Prasad Portland is one of those feel good healthy restaurants that just lights up your day. Located in the Pearl District within Yoga Pearl studio. This place is half yoga studio, half cafe. What a smart idea! Prasad and Yoga Pearl makes for the perfect yoga-lunch date!
This counter service vegan, vegetarian, gluten free cafe serves up comforting yet delicious rice bowls, smoothies and variety of raw food. Don’t be fooled that vegetables doesn’t fill you up. The combination of wholesome raw food will not not only keep you full without feeling stuffed!
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Utophian Dream Pasta 11: shredded green papaya, carrots, shredded collard greens, scallions and
broccoli tossed in almond butter pad thai sauce, topped with sliced almonds, mint, cilantro and sesame seeds. This reminds me a lot of the Eternal Abundance’s Zugghetti but more delicious. I love the different textures and the flavor profile!
Chipotle Black Bean Chili cup 5 | bowl 6.50: A warm bowl topped with jalapeño cashew cheese, green chili sauce & cilantro. This is great if you are looking for something warm!
Are you in Portland area? Let me in the comments below what workout-brunch-date place we should try!
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Mon 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
925 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209, United States
Heirloom Vancouver Brunch time is a fairly special treat. The clean crisp white space is intriguing and cozy at the same time. I would suggest you request a seat by the fireplace or by the window to absorb the natural light. Heirloom Vegetarian offers contemporary dining […]
Power House Living Foods Nainamo is all about eating clean and living a vibrant healthy lifestyle, starting with the kitchen. After all, you are what you eat. And the key to any diet is 80% food, and about 20% exercises unless you are blessed […]
I’m a firm believer that any healthy lifestyle begins in the kitchen. Any diet and workout regime consists 80% diet and 20% exercise. The more junk one puts into the body, the more time and energy is required to breakdown the toxins. Lean meats, high fiber and low carbs really helped to improve my energy level and I don’t feel as sluggish mid-morning. Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes also really helped to to curb my hunger pains while provided the necessary nutrients. However sometimes, it is a little too filling. That’s where Vega Energizing Smoothie falls in.
Compared to Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes, Vega Energizing Smoothie still has 10grams of complete plant-based protein, 5 grams of fiber, 1 g of Omega-3. That is 2 servings of veggies that is dairy, gluten and soy free! It comes in various flavors such as Bodacious Berry, Choc-a-lot, Oh Natural, Tropical Tango and Vanilla Almond flavors. I tried the Tropical Tango which is like a mango, peachy type citrus blend. The flavour is mild but has a slight orange vitamin taste. Not a deal breaker for me, but would make it harder to mix with fresh fruits. Your selection should complement the orange-y taste. So blueberries are out of the questions.
Vega Energizing Smoothie vs. Vega One Nutritional shake, the powder is very clumpy and does not dissolve easily. So you will either need to mix it vigorously or used a Magic Bullet Blender to blitz it for 30 secs.
This makes a great pre-run / pre-workout drink. I usually one after work and before Vinyasa class. I don’t feel like I want to puke transitioning to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog).
What do you like to mix with your supplement shakes or with Vega Energizing Smoothie? Do you add chia seeds or a banana?
There are four flavors to Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shakes: French Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry and Natural. After looking up the ingredients and nutritional info I was excited to try it. Vega One is plant-based and is dairy free, gluten-free, soy free and contains contains no […]
The Acorn is a trendy vegetarian restaurant along Main Street / King Edward – next to Zakkushi Charcoal Grill. It is where hipsters rejoice, independent and consignment fashion stores congregate, and eateries compete. The concept of The Acorn is for refined presentation of […]
I took Banana Girl to lunch at one of my fav’s, Foundation. They are located on Main Street, a hang out for hipsters and posers alike.
Cuisine: VegetarianPrice/Entrée: $10-20 Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent) Food: 4.5 Service: 1.5 Ambiance: 1.5 Overall: 2.5
I just want to set some ground rules before suggesting you visit Foundations. If you are requiring any type of friendly, timely, customer service… Drive or walk away!!! They simply don’t give a shit. Banana Girl and I waited for 10 minutes behind another couple with two empty tables. The waitress just simply completed all her other tasks before proceeding to seat us. She apologized for the wait, but I question how genuine she was.
I have to apologize. I was coming here to order the:
It sucks that they don’t even let you have a chance to ask them if they can make an exception, not that I had high hopes.
On to what we did order. We had the Upper East Side, BLT-ish, and Insurgent Hummus. Cool
Upper East Side Consist of Beans, Mango, Rice. It was served with a chili sauce / salsa on the side for dipping. I love the mango incorporated in this dish and the Mango Forte. It is so fresh, lifts the flavors of the dish. The chili sauce gives every spoonful a nice kick as well.
BLT-ish, this is the first time I’ve tried this sandwich. Basically it is their take on making a BLT with on vegetarian ingredients. Tofu as bacon with pesto and goat cheese. It doesn’t taste like a traditional BLT. I actually like the ‘bacon’ on this better than overcooked bacon.
We didn’t feel like this was enough so we ordered the Insurgent Hummus as well, served with toasted flat bread and tortilla chips.
To end off, a couple of pictures of what others are having.
At the end of the day, we were full and satisfied. I don’t want to sound gross but another perk of eating at foundations… it will help increase you metabolism FAST!
- Hipster central
- If you are in a hurry, come back another day
- Don’t take reservations
- Fresh, healthy ingredients
- Great value
- Big Portions
- Depending on your server, service is a hit/miss