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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?.


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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(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. 

(Source: fittybittybody)

"Cheezy" Kale Chips
*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
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!*
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.*
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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