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Castor Oil is a very pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis). It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. It is believed that most of castor oil’s benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Although it has a strong and rather unpleasant taste, castor oil is used in cosmetics, soaps, textiles, medicines, massage oils and many other everyday products.
Castor Oil is best purchased from a health food store, since the oil that can be found in a supermarket may be meant for industrial use only (which is not safe for human consumption). Look for cold-pressed or cold-processed oil only and confirm it with a naturopathic doctor before taking it. The color of the oil should be a very light or pale yellow.
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heydebow3 asked: Hello!!!. I'm a new vegetarian who can't seem to get enough of veganism(I'm still learning what foods have animal products in them). Anywho I'm not a big fan of meat alternatives like tofu, and tempeh. I haven't been able to find seitan yet. But can you offer any advice to me?.

veganrecipe:

Hey there!

Depending on where you live, there are all kinds of different meat substitutes/mock meats around. Depending on what you like there are mock chicken fingers/wings/breasts/nuggets, mock ground beef, a whole whack of vegan ‘bacons’, and so much more. You can also learn how to make some yourself. 

I also suggest trying everything a few times. I hated tofu the first time my mom bought it for me (11 years ago). She purchased silky tofu and tried to cook it, neither of us knew what we were doing and there weren’t many meat substitutes at our grocery store back then. I find firm tofu, baked or fried until crispy is best! The silky stuff is great for sauces (caesar dressings or other creamy based sauces)

How to make your own Seitan

How to make your own roast and here

How to make vegan tempeh wings

How to make vegan pate

How to make vegan meatloaf

Veggie burgers are really easy to make yourself as well (and much cheaper then buying them from the store). I’ll get a recipe up soon, but what I do is get a can of red kidney beans and a can of chick peas, drain and wash them. Mash them with a potato masher. Then chop up onions, garlic, red peppers, carrots (whatever veggies you like) very small, and baked them on a baking sheet for about 15 mins. They don’t need to be fully cooked. Mix those into your mash beans with any herbs you’d like (parsley/basil), if it’s too dry you can add some lemon juice or organic ketchup/bbq sauce/mustard. This is a good base recipe, as it lets you flavour the mixture however you’d like. I usually keep it simple and just add a little hot sauce, salt & pepper. Afterwards, make patties with your hands and let them sit in the fridge for a couple hours (or the freezer). You can fry these or bake them depending on your preference. Cook both sides evenly and then prepare like a normal burger or serve it on some lettuce. 

Meat replacements aren’t a vital part to being vegan, but they can be make the transition easier if it’s what you are used to eating. You can also just find ways to incorporate more fruits & veggies into your diet, or make your favourite meals vegan with a little research and practice. 

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almond butter chocolate chip baked oatmeal
almond joy granola
almond joy waffles
apple cinnamon baked oatmeal
apple cinnamon granola
apple spice oatmeal pancakes
apple stuffed french toast 
baby step buns 
banana bread oatmeal

banana pancakes
breakfast bread
cranberry coconut granola
dairy and gluten free pancakes
double whole grain pancakes
eggie veggie bake
egg white crepes
egg white veggie omelet
english muffins
fluffy canadian pancakes
ginger bread granola
ginger bread oatmeal
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gluten free banana bread pancakes
gluten free coconut pancakes
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high protein breakfast cookies
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honey nut breakfast cookies
maple vanilla almond granola
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oatmeal breakfast cookie
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peanut butter and jelly pancakes
peanut butter banana breakfast cookies
peanut butter cup granola
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strawberry banana baked oatmeal
strawberry banana waffles
turkey breakfast sausage
vegan banana strawberry oatmeal squares
vegan and gluten free peach crisp
vegan banana oatmeal waffles
vegan crepes
vegan nutella granola
whole grain pancakes

LUNCH:
apple cinnamon bread
asian chicken salad
baked parmesan zucchini chips
baked sweet potato fries with honey mustard dipping sauce
baked zucchini fries
bbq cauliflower bites
bbq tuna fritters
bread biscuits
burmese shrimp and cucumber salad
caribbean chicken salad
coconut shrimp lettuce wraps
corn fritters
crispy eggplant with spicy tomato sauce
crock pot baked beans
dairy free potato salad
easy bean salad
fajitas
garlic white bean basil hummus and homemade toasted pita chips
grilled fish tacos
grilled zucchini pizza
hawaian chicken kabobs
healthy french fries
margherita pizza
marinated vegetable salad
portobello mushroom fries
quinoa tortilla
rustic vegan pizza
skinny tuna melt 
soft pretzels
spinach and wild rice salad
sushi
sushi salad
sweet potato chips
taco salad
tortilla chips
tuna salad
vegan avocado stuffed with quinoa salad
vegan falafel
vegetarian sandwiches
vegetarian sloppy joes
whole wheat and honey pizza crust
wild rice and mushroom salad
wild rice, spinach and avocado salad

DINNER:
acorn squash and black bean quesidillas 
baked basil zucchini
baked macaroni and cheese
baked salmon
baked squash
baked turkey burgers
balsamic grilled summer vegetables with basil quinoa salad
bbq lime and mango turkey
bbq rosemary sweet potato
black bean burrito
black beans and rice
black bean veggie burgers
broccoli and sundried tomato pasta
chicken, avocado salad
chicken nuggets
chick pea burgers
citrus grilled chicken
dinner rolls
farmers market salad
farro salad with roasted mushrooms and parmesan
fried rice with cashews
garlic and lime shrimp
garlic and parmesan turkey meatballs
garlic and rosemary chicken
garlic roasted red potato wedges
gnocchi
grilled shrimp with garlic and cilantro
grilled tuna and couscous salad
healthy chicken parmesan wraps
healthy stuffed mushrooms
mexican twice baked potatoes
moroccan apricot chicken tenders
mushroom pizza with caramalised onions
oven fried eggplant
peanut noodle stir fry
pecan crusted dover sole
pineapple pork kebobs
pork fried rice
portobello musroom pizzas
red lentil cauliflower burger
roasted rosemary root vegetables
roasted vegetable salad with feta and chickpeas
sauteed garlic and tomato lentil salad
seasoned potato wedges
slow cooker meatloaf
slow cooker pineapple chicken verde 
slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches
slow cooker rosemary chicken 
slow cooker two bean chicken
slow roasted vegetables
southwestern quinoa pasta salad
sticky rice
thai spiced bbq shrimp
tuna stuffed zucchini
vegan chick pea casserole
vegan corn bread
vegan lasagna
vegan mac and cheese
veggie lasagna
zucchini sticks


DESERT: 
3 ingredient peanut butter ice cream
5 minute banana ice cream
apple pie

baked apple
banana almond and chocolate ice cream
banana berry soft serve
banana split cheesecake bites
blueberries and cream popsicle
blueberry-pomegranate ice lollies
blueberry strawberry banana ice cream cake
chocolate hazelnut ice cream
chocolate mint cookie dough bites
chocolate mousse
chocolate pudding
cinnamon vanilla almond butter banana pops
clean eating nutella ice cream
coconut almond fudge
coconut truffles
cookie dough ice cream
creamy baked pears
dairy-free fudgesicles
fruity popsicles
greek yogurt cupcakes
greek yogurt thin mint cupcakes
grilled peaches with gingersnaps
healthy banana foster 
healthy brownie 
healthy key lime tarts 
honey wholewheat chocolate chip banana bread
mini protein cheesecake
mocha banana ice cream
no bake cookie dough bites
no bake peanut butter nuggets
nutella fudge pops
paleo brownie cupcakes
pecan pie
peanut butter and chocolate ice cream
peppermint meringues
pina colada ice cream
premium poached peaches
raspberry nutella tarts
raw carrot cake 
raw tropical ice cream
roasted maple papaya
strawberry ice cream
sweet potato pie 
thick and fudgey brownies
vanilla ice cream
vegan and gluten free, peanut butter, caramel cheesecake 
vegan and gluten free, peanut butter and chocolate chip banana 
vegan nutella bites
vegan strawberry scone tarts
bread

watermelon tart

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88 healthy snacks under 100kcal
100% real fruit roll ups
almond butter protein bars
almond clif bars
almond joy cookies
almond joy energy bites
almond joys 
apple cupcakes 
apple pie larabars
apples peanut butter slices
banana bites
banana bread larabar bites
banana chocolate chip donuts
bbq roasted chickpeas
berry oat cups
candied pecans
caramel chews
caramel popcorn
cauliflower popcorn
chocolate bar
chocolate chip balls
chocolate chip cookie dough larabars
chocolate chip cookies
chocolate larabars
cinnamon fruit kebobs
cinnamon raisin peanut butter oat bran muffins
clean eating peanut butter cups
clean eating samoas
coconut chocolate chip cookies
coconut cream larabars
coconut date bars
coconut strawberry muffins
cranberry coconut donuts
cranberry filled ginger bread muffins
cranberry pistachio energy bites
cranberry thumbprint cookies
crunchy granola bars
dark chocolate covered coconut almond granola bars
eggplant chips
frozen banana bites
frozen fruit pops
frozen yogurt blackberries 
frozen yogurt strawberriesfruity fun skewers
ginger bread granola bars
gluten free coconut cookies
gluten free snickerdoodles
grain free blondies
grain free energy bites
healthy chocolate chip cookies
healthy coconut banana bread
healthy ginger bread cookies
healthy oatmeal cookies
healthy peanut butter cookies
healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies
healthy sugar cookies
high protein energy bites
homemade cliff bars
kettle corn
key lime larabars
kind bars
maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas
meringue cookies 
no bake healthy protein bars
no bake nutella protein cookies
nutella thumbprint cookies
oatmeal, raisin, peanut butter balls
peanut butter banana muffins
peanut butter chocolate chip donuts
peanut butter chocolate chip larabars
peanut butter cookie dough bites
peanut butter cookies
peanut butter cups
peanut butter granola bars
pizza roll ups
pumpkin seed power bars
roasted chick peas 
skinny coconut cupcakes
strawberry and mango fruit roll up
tropical popsicles
vegan and gluten free quinoa and cranberry energy bars


DRINKS:
apple pie smoothie
banana spice smoothie
berry watermelon smoothie
blueberry banana smoothie
blueberry coconut water frosty 
chocolate cranberry smoothie 
chocolate milkshake
citrus frosty 
coco-berry smoothie
coconut hot chocolate
cranberry and banana smoothie
fresh orange juice smoothie
fruity lemonade
grapefruit pink smoothie 
green lemon and pineapple smoothie
green tea mango smoothie
healthy vegan breakfast smoothie
immunity builder smoothie
mocha coconut frappuccino
mocha madness recovery shake
peanut butter, banana green smoothie
perfect peach smoothie
purpose smoothies 
strawberry banana green smoothie
strawberry, blueberry smoothie
strawberry lemonade frosty
strawberry shortcake smoothie 
sweet pomegranate smoothie 
sweet potato hot cocoa
tasty fruit smoothie
tropical smoothie
tropical smoothie peanut paradise
vegan almond butter banana shake
vegan cashew ripple strawberry shake
vegan chamomile banana shake

vegan chocolate raspberry smoothie
vegan chocolate s’mores shake
vegan chocolate, strawberry, banana shake
vegan double chocolate chip shake
vegan peaches and cream smoothie 
vegan peachy hemp protein smoothie
vegan red, white and blue smoothie
vegan secret ingredient matcha shake
vegan secret ingredient vanilla shake
vegan wild blueberry shake 
virgin peachy lychee daiquiri
watermelon frosty
whipped strawberry lemonade

CONDIMENTS: 
almond-peanut butter
bbq sauce
chocolate peanut butter
crock pot apple sauce
easy crock pot tomato sauce
fig jam with lavender, thyme and walnuts
hummus
ketchup
maple vanilla almond butter
nutella
peanut butter fruit dip
spinach dip
vegan nutella


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almond milk and flour
bread
bread crumbs
coconut butter
condensed milk 
hazelnut milk
hemp milk
housewarming bread
pizza dough
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fitty-bitty-body:

(this was soo good I almost ate the sauce with the spoon alone!!)

Recipe adjusted from OhSheGlows

Cooking time: 30 min
1 serving, adjust to taste if necessary. 

·  1 cup of cauliflower florets
·  1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
·  1 minced garlic clove (to taste)
·  1/2 cup unsweetened and unflavoured almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
·  2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
·  1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
·  1/2 small onion
·  Sea salt to taste
·  Pepper to taste
·  Fettuccine pasta of choice (to make it gluten free use gluten free pasta!)
·  Fresh parsley/basil/rosemary

Cooking instructions: 
·  Add cauliflower florets in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a low boil. Once boiling, cook for another 3-7 minutes until fork tender. Drain.
·  Meanwhile, add the oil into a skillet and saute the minced garlic and onions over low heat for 2-4 minutes until softened and fragrant, but not browned.
·  In a high speed blender, add the cooked and drained cauliflower, sauteed garlic & onions, milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until a super smooth sauce forms. The key here is to get a really smooth sauce so don’t be afraid to let it run for a minute or so. Set aside.
·  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add your desired amount of pasta and boil for the time instructed on the package. Drain pasta.
·  Add cauliflower sauce into the pot (you can use the same pot!) and add the drained pasta. Heat over low-medium until heated enough to your liking. Salt again to taste (the pasta dilutes the flavour).

·  Serve with fresh minced parsley/rosemary/basil and black pepper. Feel free to add in your favourite sauteed or roasted vegetables. 



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"Cheezy" Kale Chips
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*2 large bunches of Kale, chopped up (larger stems removed)
4 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp Hemp Oil (or other healthy oil)
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
a little water for consistency
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Recipe Variation:
Chop up your kale into larger “chip”-sized pieces *don’t go too small as they will shrink up a lot* and remove the larger stems.
In a food processor, blend up all your ingredients, adding a little water until you get a nice creamy consistency OR You can just mix it until smooth in a bowl.
Toss your kale into a large mixing bowl and pour your mixture over, thoroughly mixing and massaging so that all the kale is evenly coated. 📌*Side Note: This mixture is great all by itself and can be eaten with the Kale as a fresh raw salad!*
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In the dehydrator:
Line up your kale in your dehydrator trays and dehydrate for approximately 6-8 hours - depending on your dehydrator I put mine at 135F but to keep it as RAW as possible you can do 118F for 8-10 hours. Keep an eye on them, the time will vary by how much coating is on your kale and what kind of kale you used.
*Why I love the dehydrator method? Because you’re keeping them raw (depending on your ingredients) and therefor packed full of all their beneficial nutrients.*
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In the Oven:
Spread the kale evenly on a large cooking sheet. Now, there are two ways of doing them in the oven…
One, is the attempt to keep more of the nutrients by cooking at a lower temperature: Preheat oven to 200° F and bake for 2-3 hours.
Two, is if you’re impatient but you’ll kill a large portion of the nutrient value: Preheat oven to 350° F and bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Either way, cook until the kale chips are crispy and the edges are lightly browned—not burnt!
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