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Take In

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Hi everyone, hope everybody is having a great start to the week. Lets talk about food, so a lot of people or some  enjoy the idea of "take out," which I enjoy as well every one and then, specially on those days when you don't feel like cooking or doing anything. But take out like eating out cost a lot of money. So to enjoy the pleasure of having a take out, I decided to buy the container that's generally given in restaurants for take out and made my own home take out. As you read the list of the ingredients you'll notice that I've used the same ingredients as the ones for the "caribbean explosion" the reason being because I do "mass cooking" meaning I cook two or three things at the same time, which saves me time and money.

Ingredients
-2-3 cups of pasta
-2 carrot (chopped and diced)
-Red, yellow and green bell pepper
-Half sween corn
-Half tomato
-1 Leek (chopped and diced)
-1 of each of  cayenne, jalapeño and chili pepper Diced
-2 tbs Cumi…

Caribbean Explosion!

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Hi everyone, hope everyone is having an amazing week. I am going to start by apologizing for not
blogging for while, I've been really busy with work and more work. Regardless, I am back and have something great things to share with you guys. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of trying a new recipe which one of my co-worker called Caribbean Explosion because of the colours and the hot spices. This recipe is really simple, and takes less than hour to do. This recipe is simple yet amazing, the taste is all in the spices. I think this recipe depicts how easy it is to take something as simple and plain as rice and vegetables and turn into something  great. 

P.S. Sorry about the pictures, I took the picture with my Ipod so I doesn't have the best quality.

 Ingredients:
-1 sweet corn
-Yellow, Green, and Red bell pepper  (diced)
-2 cups of wild rice and white rice
-1 Tomato (Diced)
-Carrot
-Pepper (cayenne, jalapeño and chili pepper) Diced
-3 Green onion (diced)
-2 tbs Cumin
-2 tbs …

Vegan Pizza and Sobert

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So three days ago I finally got pinterest, and while pinning my board I came across beautiful pictures of pizzas which I talked about on my second last blog. I was so inspired by those photos so I decided to make my first home made pizza. I must say the pizza was REALLY GOOD!!!!. 
Ingredients 3 cups flour  1 tbs fast rising yeast  1 tbsp salt  1 cup water, warm  1 tbsp sesame oil
Topping Ingredients  1 red bell pepper (chopped or sliced)  1 flat mushroom (sliced or sliced)  1 green onion (chopped)  Firm tofu (chopped)  1 tomato (chopped)  1 (10.5 ounce)Packaged vegan mozzarella style shred, and pepperjack style shreds. (Diaya) 1 jalapeño pepper (diced)
3 red Cayenne pepper 1 tbsp ground black pepper  3 tbsp curry powder 
Steps 1. Preheat oven to 365  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt. Add water and olive oil. Mold dough until everything is combined and mixed good. Form and ball and let dough sit for 10 minutes.  3. In the meanwhile, spice the topping vegetables with curry, …

Vegan first mistake!

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So this month my co-workers and I decided to go vegetariam or vegan, since I am a vegetarian my only choose was going vegan. So far I really like it because nothing has really changed about my diet because I don't eat eggs, last time I had eggs was 3-4 years ago, and I tend to drink  soy milk with my coffee, and don't eat a lot of sweet things. So, today I was having my nigh snacks, soy yogurt and green macaron tea. Since I was in the mood for something sweet  I put a little spoon of honey in my yogurt and tea. While enjoying my tea i decided o google whether honey was vegan, and found out that IT IS NOT VEGAN. After reading view articles the underlining issue seems to be the cruelty and  abuse, here's a little sample of the article, recipes.howstuffworks.com













Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!

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I must say among all the things out there to eat, pizza will forever and always top my list. Making pizza is extremely simple, and the awesome part of it, is the topping, you can top pizza with just about anything and it will taste amazing! However,  you can top it with anything, but there's nothing like a classic cheese, pepperoni or vegetarian pizza. So I recently got Pinterest, and while filling my pin board I've notice all the beautiful images of pizzas and was just blown away and little jealous because I wanted to eat all it and wished I was the one who cooked them. Regardless, I enjoyed looking at them and got little inspired to make my own home made vegan pizza, which I will conquer in the coming days. For more beautiful photos of food, visit my interestpinterest.com/namastetoahimsa/


Curry Bean Burritos

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Bonjour everyone, so if you are living in CAnada you are probably enjoying your day off. After canada day yesterday I think we deserve that day off, all the drinking and partying, a day to relax won't hurt. With everyday store being closed today, I had no choose but to improve for lunch. Thanks my  mother's love for beans, i manage to find a can of fava beans, and some vegetables to whip a bean burrito. 



Ingredients: 
1 can fava beans, resined and drained  
1 red and yellow bell pepper, sliced 
1 yellow onion, sliced 
1 flat mushroom, thinly sliced 
1 white or whole-wheat pita bread 
1 tbsp garlic sauce spread
1 tbsp hot sauce 
3 tbsp sesame oil 
2 tbsp curry 
1 tbsp ground black pepper 
1 tbsp salt 


steps:
1. Spice the bell pepper, yellow onion and mushroom with curry powder, black pepper, and hot sauce. Using a non-sticky skillet or frying pan, fry everything in the sesame oil for 5 minutes. Cover the pan and cook for 2 minutes. 
2. Meanwhile, preheat a non-sticky skillet, with 1 tbs…

Quinoa and Wedges

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Happy Canada day!!! 
hola everyone, hope you are all enjoying your summer and this beautiful weather. Sorry I haven't blogged since forever. I've been really busty and stressed out by this new job, but now that I am hired I am going to be committed to blogging just about everyday. Lets talk about Cooking!!!! among the easies thing you can ever cook I have to say quinoa is on my top list. Its really easy, simple and effort able. The beauty part of it is the fact that you can add just about anything with quinoa, also it can either be a side dish or the main course. Lets cook!


ingredients
-1 cups of quinoa (red and white)
-cherry tomato 
-1 green bell pepper (diced)
-1 Mango (diced) 
-3 green onion 
-1 tbsp curry powder 
-1tbsp salt 
-1tbsp cumin 
-1 tbsp chili powder 
-2 potatoes(Norland red and Yukon Gold) chopped and diced

Steps:  1. Pre-heat oven 135, Cover oven pan with foil, oil it with olive oil. Put the chopped potatoes, into the pan spice it with red wine vinegar and chilli powder. …