Here’s another plant-based recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, special occasions or just to make on a daily basis. I’ve never been a meatloaf-lover myself, but I do love this vegan meatloaf.
The classic recipe is made with ground meat, bread, and some spices. I’ve used legumes instead of meat and nutritional yeast instead of bread to make a gluten-free recipe.
This meatloaf is adapted from our veggie burgers, which are the best plant-based burgers we’ve ever tried. You can find the recipe in our Simple Vegan Meals ebook. I don’t know which recipe I like the most (the burgers or the meatloaf) because both are AMAZING.
I preferred to use a lined 9×5 inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan to make this meatloaf, but any other rectangular pan will do. If you don’t have any, you can also use your hands and a lined baking sheet, it’s up to you!
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF or 180ºC.
- Add the chickpeas and beans to a mixing bowl and mash them (photo 1).
- Add all the remaining ingredients of the meatloaf and mix until well combined (photo 2).
- Press the mixture firmly in a lined 9×5 inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan (photo 3).
- To make the glaze, mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl (photo 4).
- Spread the glaze evenly over top and bake for 50 minutes (photo 5).
- Remove from the oven and allow the vegan meatloaf to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing it from the loaf pan (photo 6).
- Tahini can be replaced by any
READ MORE HERE: https://simpleveganblog.com/simple-vegan-meatloaf/
It went well and I had a great time, but in hindsight, I realize the topic I chose was a tough one.
I spoke about the “no-pressure approach” to vegetarianism that I take with No Meat Athlete. Instead of trying to persuade people that they should go vegetarian (and now, dammit!), I’d much rather just set an example that people can choose to follow or learn from if they’d like. I’ve just never been one for confrontation, and I hope my writing here reflects that.
But after I was done speaking, I thought to myself: Boy, that would have been so much easier if I had just talked about the same stuff I write on the site.
And so I got to thinking — what’s the gist of my message?
That’s when I got the idea for a series of posts that I should have written long ago. This is the first post in that series, the heart of the message I want to spread about vegetarianism (future installments will be about running and healthy eating, I think).
And as it turns out, it’s pretty much a demo of what I talked about in NYC. So that works out. 🙂
“Should” you go vegetarian?
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want you to go vegetarian or vegan. Compassion for animals was big part of my reason for doing so, and so I’d love it if nobody ate them.
But I’m not going to tell you what’s best for you. That’s for you to decide.
Is a plant-based diet healthier than an omnivorous one?
I believe I’m a lot healthier now that I’m vegan. It forces me to avoid fast food and countless other convenient, but unhealthy, foods that I used to eat. So in my mind, there’s no question that a well-planned plant-based diet is healthier than the standard (terrible) American diet.
But how about compared to a whole-foods diet that happens to include a small amount (say, 10% of calories) of meat, maybe a little dairy? Honestly, I’m not convinced that one is clearly healthier than the other.
To me, it’s not clear that one diet is necessarily healthier than the other. I’m fine to call it a tie. I just know that passing up a McDonald’s is way easier for me now than it was before I was vegetarian, and as a result, I make so much more of my own food than I used to, and eat so many more fruits and vegetables than before. For that aspect, I like it.
Is a plant-based diet better for sports?
I got faster when I went vegetarian, so much so that I took over 10 minutes off my previous marathon and qualified for Boston on my first attempt after I changed my diet.
But I also changed the way I trained, so I can’t say for sure how big a role each change played. I can say that I lost 5-10 pounds when I went vegetarian, and I believe that was a huge factor in getting faster.
READ MORE HERE: https://www.nomeatathlete.com/relax-2/
Was your grandmother a fan of castor oil? Did she share its virtues for all that ailed you? In Ayurveda School, whenever we asked our teacher for advice on what to use for cramps, skin, constipation, hair, and more the answer was always “castor oil!” This became a joke among the students. Later, as I experimented on myself, I realized the value of this truly great oil- a home remedy wonder.
An Ancient Oil Made Modern
Castor Oil’s hand-shaped leaves and reputation for healing have given this ancient oil the nickname “Palm of Christ.” Cultures all over the world have used the oil- derived from the seed of the plant- for everything from skincare in the cosmetic industry to digestive care as a laxative. Edgar Cayce popularized the use of castor oil in the 1940’s and 50’s, especially in the form of castor oil packs. Today, many healthcare practitioners are rediscovering the benefits of using real, therapeutic quality castor oil in ayurveda practice and for holistic medicine. It is truly one of the earth’s most versatile healing gifts – both inexpensive and easy to use.
How it Works
Through the lens of Ayurveda and pharmacology, castor oil has a variety of ways that it helps heal. The chemical compounds in castor oil and its Ayurvedic qualities give it the following properties and effects:
Botanical Name: Ricinus Communis
Sanskrit Name: Eranda Tailam
Part Used: Seed
Rasa: Sweet, Pungent, Astringent
Virya: Cooling (externally), Heating (internally)
Consistency: Thick, Sticky, Gooey
Color: Clear or amber
Key Actions of Castor Oil
Purgative, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-rheumatic, laxative, immune stimulant, insecticidal, anti-viral, labor-inducing, anti-allergic, anti-parisitic, rejuvenative, anti-aging, germicidal, disinfectant, and analgesic are the remedial attributes of pure castor oil.
Pharmacological and Medicinal Use of Castor Oil
- Cleanses the Colon
- Removes Stagnation and Blockages in the GI tract
- Stimulates Lymphatic Circulation
- Relieves Constipation
- Breaks up Scar Tissue
- Reduces Inflammation in the Joints
- Relieves Pain and Inflammation in the Muscles
- Helps Grow Eyelashes
- Moisturizes and Thickens Hair
- Helps with Menstrual Cramps
- Reduces Bloating & Stomach Cramps
- Helps with Dry Itchy Eyes
- Topical Treatment for Skin Infections/ Sunburn
- Natural Beauty Remedies
- Promotes Restful Sleep
The Top 5 Ways To Use Castor Oil for Home Care
Now that your curiosity is peaked- here are some of the ways I recommend castor oil be used at home.
- Home Detoxification to Decrease Ama
Castor oil is often an essential part of an Ayurvedic home cleanse due to its incomparable purgative properties. This powerful laxative is used specifically to cleanse out the colon, and to flush out excess toxins and Pitta (heat) from the body. It is recommended to use only under the guidance of a knowledgeable health practitioner.
- Skin Care
Castor oil has been used widely in the treatment of many skin disorders including psoriasis, eczema, severely dry skin, ulcers, bug bites, unwanted sun spots, sunburns and wrinkles. Combining castor oil with neem oil is effective for dandruff and dry itchy scalp. Mixing it with coconut or jojoba oil or your favorite mask is a perfect way to apply to skin.
- Joint Pain
Castor oil – a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which can be taken internally or applied externally, also has a strong affinity for the joints. Ricinoleic acid, which is defined as the main fatty acid found in castor oil, has anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that when castor oil is applied externally to joints, inflammation and pain can be reduced.
- Eyebrow, Eyelashes and Hair Thickener
For long beautiful lashes, thick eyebrows and luscious thick hair, apply a little castor oil to your eyebrows, lashes and hair. The proteins and fatty acids in castor oil
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The health benefits of eating salad every day are just countless. Not only will salad help you lose weight, but also it’s extremely beneficial for your hair, skin and general health and well-being. If you need to be more convinced to prepare a bowl of salad, here are ten reasons why you should eat salad every day.
1. Good for Eyesight
Yes, salads help sharpen your eyesight. Spinach, red lettuce and a few other veggies, are loaded with vitamin A carotenoids, zeaxanthin and lutein. These nutrients help in preventing your body against high-energy light that may have caused eye damage.
Vision are very important in our daily life, without it, we would be troubled when doing the activity that requires us to see in a long distance. Nowadays young people eyesight becomes bad because of too much playing in front of their gadget.
2. A natural source of fiber
It’s hard to believe that something we can’t even digest can be so good for us! Your body does need a lot of fibre. Salads add fiber to the diet, this in turn reduces cholesterol levels and prevent constipation. High fiber salads eaten before a meal helps you in consuming higher calorie foods served afterward.
3. Salad for weight loss
Eating a fiber-rich salad before your entree will help you to feel full faster, so you’ll consume less calories than you might when a meal is served without this appetizer. The more raw vegetables you can incorporate into your salad, the greater the potential positive effects will be.
4. Boosts Immune System
The best way to boost your immune system and keep yourself free from diseases is by eating salads. Eating salads regularly is a great way to not only increase your vegetable intake but the antioxidants present in the salad also boost your immune system.
5. Build strong bones
Low vitamin K levels have been linked with low bone mineral density in women. For healthy bone growth, a recommended full daily serving can be found in just 1 cup of watercress (100%), radicchio (120%) or spinach (170%).
6. Strengthens Muscles
The nutrients found in spinach not only help to build strong bones, they also help to improve the performance of the mitochondria – little structures inside our cells that help to produce energy, as well as inform and power our muscles.
7. Improve skin tone
Salad is awesome for everything about your health but in terms of a beauty investment this one offers a motherload of benefits for such an easy dietary addition.
The high levels of water found in salad veggies improves hydration in our bodies, which is necessary for youthful skin tone and various basic bodily functions.
8. Detox Your Body
Chlorophyll contents can inhibit the body’s absorption