Posts tagged vegan meal ideas
Getting Instant Inspiration for your Daily Meals

One of those questions many of us face on a daily basis is “What am I making for dinner tonight?”. If you’re like us, and you also have breakfast and lunch at home, then you can multiply that little question times three. That’s a lot of meals over a week, a month, or a year, and although we’re creatures of habit and tend to reach for a few meals and recipes over and over again, sometimes it’s nice to vary things up.

Variety is also important as vegans, since eating lots of different fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, beans, grains etc., provides us with a large array of nutrients, and what is of equal importance, there’s a lot of pleasure and satisfaction present when we’re eating different foods we enjoy and we’re looking forward to our meals and snacks.

This was one of the things that inspired us to create our online program My Brownble. We wanted to give you an ongoing supply of ideas, and something not a lot of people know about me, is that I use our program too! There are close to 300 videos in the program as of right now and that continues to grow every week, which means I can’t remember half of them off the top of my head, so sometimes when I’m planning out meals for the week, or I’m in the train coming home unsure of what to make for dinner, I scroll through the program to remember old time favorites of ours.

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Vegan on the Go: Simple, Delicious Vegan meals for Taking to School, Work, Picnics or Travelling

There's something about the summer that always makes me think of potlucks and picnics on the beach or by the lake. We don't have an ocean near where we live but we love taking the dogs to a beautiful reservoir nearby, where they get to swim, roll around in the sand, and we all get that change of scenery we need sometimes. As you know by now, my favorite thing to do is spending time in nature with Carlos and the dogs, and this little reservoir is one of my favorite places ever. It's surrounded by the most beautiful rocks and mountains that look almost Pre-Historic, but then you look out into the sand and water and you see families eating together, or people paddle boarding or sailing in the water, and of course, no one is having more fun than the dogs (by dogs I of course mean me).

When we go there, we always know that there will be a delicious picnic in the itinerary, including doggie treats of course, and there's something so exciting about eating a picnic near the water that I think although neither of us wants to admit it, we secretly want to dig in and start eating it the minute we arrive, even though we've just had breakfast. For this reason, our picnic usually includes several stages, the first one usually involving watermelon or cherries to help cool us off in the summer, some chips and guacamole for a bit later, delicious sandwiches for the main event and sometimes that includes a a container filled with my potato salad on the side. Then of course, something sweet for dessert which can either be more fruit, cookies or energy balls (chocolate melts so sadly that one's a no-no). As you can probably tell, picnics are one of my favorite things to do, and in today's post and episode I'm going to explain where that tradition got started, and I'm giving you tons of simple delicious vegan meals you can take on picnics or to the beach, but that are equally as portable, practical and yummy to take to work, school or when you're traveling or going on a road trip.

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Vegan Barbecue Series: Vegetables, Sides and Salads

If you read or listened to last week's post or episode you know we're right in the middle of our delicious vegan barbecue series, in which I get to teach you some of my favorite plant-based goodies to pop on that grill this summer. Last week we covered vegan meats and marinades, and today it's time for some of my grilling favorites. Those barbecue sides, those perfectly charred veggies and the salads that will round out grilling season. Sides are a thing of beauty and we all know it. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are the perfect proof of that. Sure, we might have loved these holiday gatherings because of the big roast (which of course you can make vegan) at the center of the table, but usually when I ask people what their favorite part of their family's Thanksgiving was, they all mention their grandma's mashed potatoes or their dad's famous sweet potato casserole. Deep down, we're all side dish junkies. Grilling season is the perfect excuse to indulge in such a vice.

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8 Mouth-Watering Vegan Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I thought it was time to do another scrumptious compilation and share some of the delicious vegan goodies found all across the web. Yes, Mother's Day should be celebrated every day, but let's face it, mamas need a day that is internationally recognized and sanctioned so they can actually kick back, relax and let the pampering begin. To me, that starts with breakfast.

Moms work so hard, and this usually starts with early risers jumping up and down on their bed requesting breakfast asap. No matter how tired, groggy, or how much Jimmy Kimmel they watched the night before, they still have to get up and feed everyone from the kiddos to their partners to the hamsters, dogs and cats. This means Mother's Day breakfast is the perfect form of revenge. You get to hang out under the covers for as long as you want while everyone else in the house makes you breakfast for a change. What could be better?!

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Vegan Meal Ideas for Picnics and Potlucks

The first flowers officially bloomed in our home this past weekend and that means quite a few things at our house. First, we get to basically move to our terrace from now until October, our favorite part of the house. We also start grilling outside like maniacs. Lastly, it's time to dust off the picnic blankets and plan little excursions with the dogs and of course a delicious vegan picnic.

I've always been a fan of picnics because I love doing anything in a way it's not supposed to be done, a.k.a eating on the floor, and often times delicious goodies with your hands. I love planning the menu, packing it up, and nothing makes me more giddy than the crazy excitement my dogs get the minute they see our picnic bag. They immediately know what's coming even before the leashes come out. It was however when I met Carlos, my husband, and we moved to Spain, that my love of picnics grew exponentially. 

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What I Eat in a Day (Vegan)

I've gotten so many requests for this video I can´t even tell you. I think people are always curious when it comes to how to fill your plate when you eat a vegan diet and rightfully so. If you ate a meat centered diet before going vegan or if you still haven't made this change but are curious about making some more plant based dishes, it can seem like a head scratching moment when you open the fridge, look at your plate and have no idea what to make.

Although I'm constantly sharing some of our meals in the blog and podcast, I thought it was time to show you "a day in my eating life", only this time do it on video! What you'll get to see are the goodies we ate this past Saturday in which we also took a walk with the doggies, went to the farmer's market, did some grilling and of course ate delicious food and brought you along for the ride.

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Really Simple Vegan Recipes for Beginners

Sometimes I get in my little culinary bubble, filled with new ingredients, experiments in the kitchen, new tools and gadgets I find, and I forget about some of my favorite people on the planet: the newbies.

When you're a teacher you develop a serious love of newbies. It's a clean slate upon which you start building information and techniques and you get to see all the amazing journeys people go through. Newbies are also filled with excitement about learning new things, and they have the perfect balance of being slightly skeptical but also open to learning something new.

Newbies rock, and newbies in the kitchen have something even cooler going for them, and it's the fact that I get to see someone who thought they were hopeless in the kitchen create a delicious dish and eat it with the biggest smile on their face.

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Vegan Meal Ideas that Just Need Assembling

If life with my mother taught me something it's that sometimes, when you least expect it, life gets rocky. You get a big project at work, someone (or you!) gets sick, you get some bad news and are having to deal with it emotionally, sometimes unexpected things happen, whether good or bad, that throw you off your routine. What is the first thing that goes out the window when life gets complicated? You guessed it! Your exercise and eating habits. We'll be discussing exercise in a future post, but today I wanted to give you some tips when it comes to eating healthily when things get tough.

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