Vegan Ranch Round Up
Vegan Ranch Round Up
8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.
You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.
When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.
Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.
Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill. You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads.
Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.
Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil.
Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.
The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.
Vegan Watermelon Beverage Round Up
Herb Tofu Stuffed Peppers (vegan)
Greek Style Phyllo Mushrooms (x)
Arugula and Herb Stuffed Peppers (vegan)
Guacamole Stuffed Peppers (vegan)
Earth Balance vs. Leahey Gardens Mac & Cheese REVIEW
I first tried the cheddar version of Earth Balance Mac & Cheese. The flavor was good but I was immediately overwhelmed with the sodium content. Very high. Have not consumed mac & cheese in some time, so perhaps this is normal for this prepared food.
Will I buy the Earth Balance Mac & Cheese brand again - no - too salt laden for me; but others may like it and be able to tolerate the sodium better than I. To make it palatable, I added a can of Amy’s medium low sodium chili to it. The chili mac was delicious.
I then tried Leahey Gardens Macaroni & Cheese. Overall, I can say that I prefer it over Earth Balance Mac & Cheese. The Leahey Foods brand has fewer calories, less sodium, fewer ingredients, and a richer flavor. The actual macaroni also seemed to me to have a better texture.
I purchased it from Rabbit Food Grocery, but believe it’s also available at Vegan Essentials.
Unlike preparing the EB brand where one is instructed to add the cheese mixture directly to the cooked macaroni along with vegan margarine spread and vegan milk; when preparing the Leahey brand, one is instructed to prepare the cheese mixture in a separate small sauce pan prior to adding it to the cooked macaroni. You don’t add any margarine or oil of any kind. The completed cheese mixture has a rich and flavorful taste that appealed to my palette and I found myself dipping my wooden spoon into the mixture several times in order to get another taste of the creamy mixture.
Just because I love chili-mac, I added a can of low sodium, Amy’s organic, medium vegan chili to the mixture. I recommend and prefer the Leahey brand to the Earth Balance brand and hope you pick some up and let me know what you think.