Teriyaki eggplant is a staple in Asian cuisine. This dish is made with very simple ingredients so you can cook it at home without any difficulties. It is an excellent addition to your whole food plant-based lifestyle.
This Teriyaki eggplant recipe was featured on my Live Stream on Facebook & YouTube: Cooking with Chef Frank.
Eggplant is one of those vegetables that you either like or hate. It is mostly cooked in Italian or Mediterranean eateries as well as Asian ones. The one I used in this recipe is a Japanese eggplant. However, there are many other different eggplants out there from small, round, Italian, Thai to white and graffiti eggplants.
Japanese Eggplant is cooked just like any other vegetable, however, eggplant is actually a fruit that is from the nightshade family, just like tomatoes.
Eggplant is a good source of fibers and is loaded with vitamin C, potassium, folate, and manganese. I know how tempting it is to peel off the skin...
These brownie cupcakes are actually healthier than most other baked sweets. It fits perfectly into a whole food plant-based lifestyle. The cocoa adds a big punch of flavonoids, which have an incredible amount of health benefits such as lowering inflammation and blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels. That said I don't want you to eat brownies all day, but as a treat here and there why not. :)
This recipe was part of my Live Stream on Facebook: Cooking with Chef Frank
Chocolate Pecan Brownie Cupcakes
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tbsp dark rum or chocolate liquor (optional)
1 tbsp orange peel, finely grated
3 teaspoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup spelt flour
¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
5 tbsp & 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon of sea salt
Preheat oven to...
What to eat to lose weight
One of the questions I get asked all the time is:
"I’m a vegan and haven’t lost any weight? What should I eat to lose weight?"
Before I answer this question let me ask you:
Do you exercise?
Do you cook with oil?
Do you consume alcohol?
Do you eat processed foods like refined flour, pasta, bread, chips, pastries, ice cream, or margarine?
Before starting any new diet or exercise regiment, please check with your physician first. Especially if you take medication. Then have a check-up after every six weeks for the first six months.
Exercise truly helps to lose weight. A simple 30 min walk per day does the trick. However, joining the gym and working out 30-60 minutes 3-4 times per week is ideal.
Oil is a processed food that is highly calorie-dense. Just 2 tablespoons have 200 calories. Oil also contributes to weight gain and chronic...
Are you interested in moving to a plant-based lifestyle?
Many people are really interested in the concept, but in practice, it can seem not very easy to do. It is essential to make some significant changes designed to help you transition to a whole food plant-based lifestyle. This means it is vital to start from the beginning and establish small changes that you can sustain for a long time.
To get started with a whole food plant-based lifestyle, you want to assess your current eating habits. It truly matters whether you are vegetarian, a meat-lover, or something in between. The first type has it much easier than the latter.
Unfortunately, most people suffer from food addictions and don’t really know about it until they want to let go of these foods. Food addictions are not as simple as one might think. I suffered all my life from food addictions and still fight to this day to get rid of some.
Here are some foods that belong in that category:
This is easy to assemble garbanzo bean and greens wrap is one of my favorite go-to meals.
It got some Asian inspired spices and has all the
nutrients one needs for a delicious lunch or dinner.
4 cl garlic
1 large onion
3 cups vegetable broth or water
16 oz. mushrooms, sliced
3 cups garbanzo beans, cooked
1 red pepper, diced
1.5 tsp curry
1 tsp turmeric
1 bunch organic kale, steamed & sliced
5 oz baby spinach
Dash of malt or apple cider vinegar
Salt & pepper
A few dashes of Tabasco
3 x 12" whole wheat wraps
1. Heat large sauté pan over medium heat and add onions and garlic with 1/2 cup of vegetable broth.
2. Add mushrooms and sauté until golden brown and season with salt, pepper, and spices. Add more liquid to keep vegetables moist.
3. Now add remaining ingredients and let cook for about 8-10 minutes. Add as much broth to keep vegetables cooking in some liquid....
This article was originally published on Life of a Vegan Chef
I don’t know about you, but when I transitioned to veganism, I was static. I was so excited to become a vegan.
Little that I know it was the beginning of a journey filled with roadblocks and naivety. Yes, I have succeeded in becoming 100% plant-based, however, knowing what I know now would make anyone’s journey to veganism so much easier.
Veganism is awesome. As you become familiar with a plant-based diet, you’ll realize that you feel lighter, fitter and ultimately healthier.
However, don’t take my word for it. There are plenty of studies that have shown the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Before you jump into a plant-based lifestyle a few words of caution:
All the advice you’ll get on my blog is based on my own experience and are in good faith. Everyone reacts differently to dietary changes. That said, I am just a chef, yet I am not a...
Veganism has faced quite a lot of attacks since its inception. Many of these are supposedly true comments about it and its effects on the human body. However, as you will see, a majority of these comments aren’t facts; they are myths that need to be set right straight away. Here are some that I have come across in my time as a vegan.
Vegans can’t do without Supplements
Contrary to popular belief, the vegan diet contains all the necessary components of a healthy diet so long as the vegan eats the wide range of fruits, vegetables, pulses, seeds, and fortified foods.
Supplements can also be taken by both vegans and non-vegans, including VEG1. These supplements ensure that the user is getting all the nutrients they need. It must be noted, however, that these supplements are not a necessity.
Both vegans and non-vegans require fortified foods in their diets for them to lead a healthy life. Manufacturers of different foods also add supplements to the foods in order...