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nobutterbecky

A vegan Russian lunchtime feast ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ I couldnโ€™t be more thankful to have such a supportive family that is so willing to accommodate my diet. Being a Russian vegan is HARD- thereโ€™s sour cream, mayonnaise & eggs in pretty much EVERYTHING. However, because my family is so wonderful, I am still able to enjoy vegan-ized versions of traditional Russian dishes all the same. Whenever my family makes dishes, they make them without the eggs/butter/sour cream/etc., & put away part of it for me on a separate plate before they add what I canโ€™t eat- itโ€™s just THAT EASY! Basically every time we sit down for a meal I already have my area stacked w a bunch of small bowls of food ๐Ÿ˜‚ Plus, most Russian soups are already vegan so I get to eat all the borscht & mushroom soup my heart desires ๐Ÿ˜ Lunch started off with Svekolnik- a cold soup made from grated beets, potatoes, carrots & cabbage (no, itโ€™s not borscht!) Traditionally eaten w buttermilk & sour cream (just like pretty much all Russian soups), but despite the shame from gramma, I just donโ€™t add it! Then for seconds came the plentiful salads. Quinoa Tabbouleh w quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes & green onion (actually Mediterranean but my uncle wanted to make โ€œrabbit foodโ€.) Vinegret- diced beets, potatoes, carrots & pickles (traditionally w hard-boiled eggs & dressed in mayonnaise.) Baklazjanaia Ikra- a stew type delicious heaven usually made from eggplant, tomatoes, onion, tomato paste & garlic (this one made w yellow zucchini instead- probably my FAVORITE Russian food.) Sautรฉed fresh forest mushrooms & onions (ALWAYS w sour cream, but none for me ๐Ÿ˜‰) Molodaia Kartoshka- young potato boiled w garlic, dill (& butter.) Avocado on the side to better enjoy it all, & sweet potato fries fresh out of a deep fryer to further perfect this massive lunch. We Russians really know how to eat! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Also, I know that these dishes may not technically be โ€œoriginally Russianโ€ but this is what I consider traditional Russian & Eastern European food in my family. Just thought it would be interesting to share some food from my background & how to navigate a culture that is extremely far from being vegan-friendly. It is so easy to accommodate a vegan diet! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒฟ

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vegangreengo

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plantbasedsantabarbara

Hey Santa Barbara! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Pop Up at a plant-friendly event! Iโ€™ve just posted some new community and online events at POP UP at Plantbasedsb.com to help make it easier for you to find resources and build your toolkit to live the plant-happiest life you can. Upcoming events include local in-person and online events centered around living and eating plant based as well as ocean and earth loving events from the following hosts - @masteringdiabetes @sandboxsb @terraadcaelum @farmbelly @mostocrudo @rouxbe @santabarbarayogacenter @exploreecology ๐ŸŒฑ . Be sure to click through to each host to be sure you have all of the most up to date information and to register when needed! Know of an upcoming plant-friendly event? Keep me up to date and DM @plantbasedsantabarbara ! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ . . . #plantbasedsantabarbara #wholefoodlife #santabarbaralife #santabarbarafamilies #santabarbarafamilylife #santabarbaravegan #santabarbaraevents #popupataplantfriendlyevent

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vegangreengo

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vegangreengo

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plantbasedsantabarbara

A cookie is still a cookie when made with 100% plant-based ingredients! Just made with all wholesome ingredients (and still made with love ๐Ÿ˜˜). I think learning to bake plant-based was initially most exciting for me ๐ŸŒฑ - learning I could sub certain ground seeds for eggs, plant milks for cowโ€™s milk, and applesauce and nut butters for oils. Super fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ . These cookies are made from the @kathyfreston recipe featured on The Vineโ€™s Little Earthling post on bringing your own plant-based cookies! And of course her awesome book, The Book of Veganish! We had some fun (and ran out of chocolate chipsโ˜บ๏ธ) so these sweeties are made with applesauce instead of oil, the @grandyoats coconola I posted about yesterday for chocolate and crunch, and we also added a dollop of almond butter. ๐Ÿช . . . #plantbasedsantabarbara #wholefoodlife #wholefoodplantbased #santabarbaralife #santabarbarafamilies #santabarbarafamilylife #santabarbaravegan #plantbasedfamilies #raisevegan #raiseplantbased #weegans #whatkidseat #chocolatechipcookies #plantbasedbaking

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vegangreengo

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meganseibelfitness

๐ŸŒฑ salad makes me happy ๐ŸŒฑ . We went to lunch at this little place in Santa Barbara called Goat Tree and I got a salad of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The mix of arugula, grilled asparagus, fresh strawberries and perfectly ripe avocado was amazing! I love it when a restaurant knows how to accommodate plant based eaters! All I had to do was sub avocado for the cheese and ask for the dressing on the side. โญ๏ธ TIP for eating out and staying healthy is to ALWAYS ask for dressing on the side because then you get to control how much goes on your salad! Also another tip is to mix your favorite dressing with water to lower fat and calories but keep the taste! ๐Ÿ’• I am seriously going to have to recreate it at home. ๐Ÿ™Œ That doesnโ€™t happen often! Arugula is so healthy for you! It is high in vitamin K, C and A. It supports eye health and cognitive health. It also detoxifies the body and is loaded with minerals. It has a spicy taste goes great with sweet dressings or fruit. Iโ€™ve also made arugula salad with a lemon garlic vinaigrette and cherry tomatoes! . . . . #arugulasalad #arugula #saladforlunch #avocadoaddict #strawberries๐Ÿ“ #asparagussalad #plantbasedlunch #plantbasedmom #plantbasedbabe #plantbasedmeal #saladaday #healthyfoodie #veganmom #veganeats #santabarbaravegan #plantbasedeats #plantbasedeating #plantbasedmama #yummysalad #vegansalad #veganvibes #veganlunchideas #wfpb #wholefoodplantbased #healthyeatingout #tipsforweightloss #eatingoutvegan #healthylunchideas #wellnesscoach

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nobutterbecky

Asian-Style Quinoa Salad w Peanut Sauce ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿ˜‹ Probably my favorite thing in the world is cooking delicious meals w my best friends & then heartily enjoying them afterwards. Wonderful conversation, beautiful women & tasty food is all I need in my life ๐Ÿ˜ We made this massive salad (put 5 girls into a food coma) using what we found in the fridge/pantry- sort of an โ€œempty the fridgeโ€ meal, so delicious, full of protein & nutritious! A massive bowl of 6 cups quinoa (2 cups dry), leftover spinach + lettuce mix ๐Ÿฅ—, canned corn ๐ŸŒฝ, stir fry mini peppers ๐ŸŒถ, broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ & cauliflower. For some extra protein would highly recommend adding some fried tofu or edamame to enhance the asian flavors. For the peanut sauce I mixed together ~3 tbsp peanut butter ๐Ÿฅœ, lemon juice ๐Ÿ‹, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, pepper & sriracha, adding water to thin to desired consistency. The PERFECT recipe for asian-style peanut sauce, honestly I just eyeball everything & taste as I go to see what else it needs. This peanut goodness also benefits from fresh garlic & ginger (even better if you blend it up!) A wonderful, homemade & healthy lunch w my favorite people, nothingโ€™s better ๐Ÿ’šโ˜บ๏ธ . Currently en route to Toronto, canโ€™t wait to see my family & eat some dank vegan-ized Russian food! โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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nobutterbecky

Vegan pizza ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ• Finally got to try @true_food_kitchen in Palo Alto! Got the Grilled Artichoke & Pesto Pizza complete w spinach, summer squash, walnut pesto, lemon, chili & almond ricotta! The pizza dough was divine, the pesto absolutely perfect & the vegan ricotta so creamy! Definitely one of the best vegan pizzas Iโ€™ve ever had ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘… Iโ€™m so over ordering salads & things at restaurants โ€œwithout this, this & this,โ€ so I was so incredibly happy in visiting True Food Kitchen! SO MANY VEGAN OPTIONS! Literally half the menu is vegetarian/vegan- I had such a hard time choosing what to order, everything sounded so delicious! Although this place does have extremely creative & healthy vegan options, it is a tad bit on the pricier side (it is a pretty nice/classy place to eat). Definitely recommend trying out True Food, their menu truly is unique, healthy (calories listed too!), & they really are high quality ๐Ÿ’• . . . Sorry Iโ€™ve been MIA for a bit, I went to Outside Lands this past weekend & have just been relishing in the Golden Gate wonder that is that amazing music festival ๐Ÿ˜ In other news... Iโ€™m going to Canada this Thursday for about 2 weeks to visit family! So Iโ€™ll be posting some of the great Toronto eats (such a great place for vegans) & vegan-ized Russian food I will be devouring during my trip! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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vegangreengo

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veganonaprayer

I enjoyed the best vegan nachos @vegangreengo!๐Ÿ˜‹ I also brought two non-vegans and they enjoyed it as well! ๐Ÿ‘ They both scored their chorizo nachos a 9 out of 10 for the taste๐Ÿ™Œ I enjoyed the carne asada nachos (I'm eating my leftovers at this moment) and my husband INHALED the barbacoa bowl. โฉYou guys SERIOUSLY need to try this company! Their cheese and protein are ON POINT. So flavorful!!! ๐Ÿ˜ โฉthey also have yummy healthy drinks too! My drink was the hemp horchata and it was BOMB๐Ÿ’ฅ But they have kombucha on tap you guys ๐Ÿป flipping awesome lol โฉbring your vegan and non-vegan friends because this vegan Mexican food is too good to be true ๐Ÿ’ƒ #whatveganseat #vegans #crueltyfreelifestyle #mexicanfood #vegan #crueltyfree #noanimalswereharmed #veganmexicanfood #plantbased #veganfoodshare #instafood #foodphotography #foodporn #yummy #vegangreengo #santabarbarafood #santabarbaravegan #plantbaseddiet #vegannachos #plantbasedrecipes #vegancommunity #veganlife #veganinfo #veganrestaurant #veganlove

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vegangreengo

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veganleisure

Fancy vegan tacos from @satellitesb are amazing! Inside: quinoa, nori, sweet potato, and of course - spice girl sauce. ๐ŸŒฎ

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nobutterbecky

Black bean burgers ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ–ค Made @sweetsimpleveganโ€˜s black bean beet burgers (w/out the coffee rub), also using yellow beets instead of traditional red ones (why they look a lil more like ๐Ÿ’ฉ w/out the red) Recipe: https://sweetsimplevegan.com/2018/07/coffee-rubbed-black-bean-beet-burgers/ The burgers tasted like a regular black bean burger & had the same soft texture. I probably pulsed it in the food processor a bit too long- needed to leave it more chunky for a denser & more interesting feel. The outside was perfectly crisp & solid, definitely a damn good burger patty. But the process of making them was so much fun, I was so surprised they actually held together & flipped perfectly! Will definitely be trying more homemade veggie burger recipes soon! Served w roasted potatoes, sautรฉed fresh farmers market brussels sprouts, a heavy garnish of cilantro & an aioli-inspired sauce. For the sauce I mixed together tahini, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, salt & water to thin. The tangy flavor of the sauce perfectly complimented the mushy texture & sweet, mild flavor of the patties. With such a variety of things to stick in between two pieces of bread/buns, you donโ€™t give up anything being vegan! I can eat all the burgers my heart desires ๐Ÿ’š

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nobutterbecky

Israeli falafel ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค Will I ever stop posting about how much I miss Israel & all the food? ehhh... probably not Reminiscing about the incredible street falafel, almost nothing compares to the crispy texture & flavor of these Israeli chickpea balls. 1st pic was of the most amazing falafel Iโ€™ve ever had in my life- found at an outdoor mall in Jerusalem. These PERFECTLY crispy balls were wrapped in laffa (Israeli flatbread) w eggplant, cucumber & tomato salad, spicy sauce & of course a heavy serving of hummus + tahini 2nd pic was a LOADED pita found at a street shop (last pic) on Allenby Street down the road from the beach in Tel Aviv. One of my favorite things about Israeli street food is that they really stuff ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ that ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ pita ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผCreamy yogurt sauce, olives, fried eggplant, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage, pickles, preserved lemons, marinated tomatoes, pickled roasted carrots, baba ghanoush- itโ€™s literally like a chipotle for your pita. And of course, all the spicy sauces, hummus & tahini that you can fit in your belly. All the options & variety are endless- combined with soft, warm pita & crunchy, mouthwatering, dense falafel- it really is incredible. After an amazing day relaxing on the beach at the Mediterranean Sea, taking a bite into this flavor-town is just perfection ๐Ÿ’– . This is actually the last round of food photos I have from Israel, so although yโ€™all are probably always so excited to hear me talk about how much I miss Israel, this is gonna be my last post about my trip. But... I have some exciting recipes Iโ€™m planning to make at home so look out for those! Hope you all have had a lovely weekend!

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_plantbelly

fancy a$$ garden salad ๐Ÿฅ— ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค‘ Greed goddess dressing from Trader Joeโ€™s, snap peas, carrots, sun dried tomatoes, onions, spinach. ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค‘ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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nobutterbecky

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ high protein meal prep ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Tri-color quinoa (1 cup dry makes 3 cups cooked!) w sweet potato, canned chickpeas, soycutash (frozen blend of edamame, corn & bell peppers from @traderjoes) & frozen broccoli. While the quinoa was cooking, I roasted the sweet potato in olive oil, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, s & p @ 425 F for 25 mins, meanwhile also boiling the frozen veg according to package instructions. Portioned it out & voila- 3 nights of high protein deliciousness to fuel my next 3 nights at work! . Now, some info about protein... This meal right here got 1 cup quinoa: 8 grams 1/2 cup chickpeas: 6 grams 2/3 cup sweet potato: 3 grams 1/2 cup broccoli: 1 gram 1/3 cup soycutash: 4 grams 1 tbsp nutritional yeast: 4 grams It is recommended 46 grams protein per day for the average sedentary woman & for a person of healthy weight to aim for 0.36-0.6 grams of protein per pound, just as an estimate. For an estimated daily intake of 55 grams (I consider this high protein for myself), each of these meals adds to 26 grams of protein- almost 1/2 of the recommended daily intake! If I wanted even more protein I could add more chickpeas & soycutash, or even add another protein source (more info below), itโ€™s really up to each individual! Plus, I eat a very protein-rich breakfast: rolled oats, nut butters & chia seeds have SO MUCH PROTEIN. My morning oats only start at 15 grams for 1/2 cup oats, 2 tbsp chia & 2 tbsp almond butter! Some more ways to add protein: -Tofu: 10 g per 1/2 cup -Tempeh: 15 g per 1/2 cup -Edamame: 11 g per 1/2 cup -Black Beans: 8 g per 1/2 cup -Hummus: 2 g per 2 tbsp (great as dressings for bowls like this one & salads!) -Hempseeds: 10 g per 2 tbsp (great to add onto bowls & salads!) -Seitan: 25 g per 3.5 oz -Lentils: 18 g per 1 cup cooked -Nutritional Yeast: 8 g per 2 tbsp -Green Peas: 9 g per 1 cup cooked -Soy Milk: 7 g per 1 cup See how easy it is to make your own high protein meals!?!? The take away Iโ€™m trying to get across is that it is SUCH BULLSHIT that vegans canโ€™t get protein! With all of these incredible plant based protein sources, not only is it possible to eat a high protein vegan diet, but itโ€™s also SO EASY!

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vegangreengo

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vegangreengo

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nobutterbecky

A Mediterranean feast ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ… Been having some serious withdrawals from Israel- especially from the food. Nothing at home even compares to the smells, colors & flavors you find in Israel ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ So in my wishing-I-could-go-back-to-last-week mood I cooked up this Israeli/Mediterranean inspired dinner! Chickpea shakshuka ร  la @minimalistbaker, roasted eggplant, & Israeli couscous w tahini & cilantro to garnish. Shakshuka is traditionally made w eggs baked in a rich tomato sauce, but chickpeas perfectly replace the soft texture of the eggs & add even more protein! My parents even liked the chickpeas better & preferred this one over traditional shakshuka! Recipe: https://minimalistbaker.com/1-pot-chickpea-shakshuka/ Full of olives, bell peppers, onions, fresh tomatoes & a variety of spices in a perfectly reduced sauce, the intense flavors perfectly complimenting the creamy chickpeas & tender couscous. If you havenโ€™t tried Israeli couscous (I got from @traderjoes), youโ€™re missing out. Cooks so fast & is such a unique grain- a brighter flavor than rice with the texture of al dente pasta, these balls really are delicious ๐Ÿคค For the eggplant I cut one into wedges, scored it in a cross cross pattern, brushed it w olive oil, salt & pepper, then stuck it in the oven @ 400 F for 40 min, broiling for another 5 mins after. When covered in tahini, lemon juice & cilantro it just took me straight back to Jerusalem ๐Ÿ˜ Been back in Cali for a week now & missing the holy land more than ever. Thankfully, I have homemade meals & recipes like this to remind me of my home abroad ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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venturavegan

Happy #NationalAvocadoDay ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘We celebrate avocados hard in #VenturaCounty! Thereโ€™s even the yearly Avocado Festival in nearby #Carpinteria, which is where the 2-4 pics are from (last yearโ€™s fest). This first pic is a bunch of local #Ventura, #Ojai & #SantaBarbara spots that offer vegan dishes with our favorite fruit. OK, also I cheated and the center image is from my own backyard but I just wanted to brag ๐Ÿ˜š

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nobutterbecky

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ banana bread ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ Made @frommybowlโ€™s flawless recipe for gluten free, refined sugar free & vegan banana bread! Only 9 simple & whole ingredients- the coconut sugar makes it refined sugar free & the oat flour makes it gluten free! Added walnuts too for the extra texture, making it even more flawless. Probably my 6th or 7th time making this recipe- it really is my absolute favorite thing to bake & probably my favorite dessert! Perfectly fluffy, flavorful, sweet & super natural! An incredible (& guilt free!) dessert. Recipe: https://frommybowl.com/fluffy-banana-bread/ Honestly, was having an incredibly shitty morning yesterday (& thankfully had previously hoarded a shitton of brown bananas from work) so decided to bake this goodness & it completely turned my mood around! Crazy how baking (& cooking in general) provides such a great stress relief. And not bad that you come out with a delicious baked good afterward ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Monday, wish everyone a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž

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vegangreengo

We have had many ask about us making delivery available! Planning to offer deliveries next week via @sbmenus for #santabarbara area peeps! Excited to see #veganfood enter the office space!!! #veganfoodie #yelpsb #happycowguide #santabarbaravegan #sbvegan #fiestasb #sblocals #vegandelivery #sbvegans #sbfiesta #vegano #santabarbaravegans #vegansofsb #createdforcarnivores #healthconscious #veganmexicanfood #veganburritos #sbfoodie #veganburrito #govegan #sbmenus #happycow #vegangreengo #veganallday #veganaf ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿš˜

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adamavegan

I made these this morning for my guests. Nobody really cared if they were vegan or not but I told them anyway (after they raved because you know how it goes if you tell them first) just in case it made them a little more open to vegan food. I think it did! #veganlemonpoppyseedblueberrymuffins #summerlandvegan #santabarbaravegan #adamaliveson

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nobutterbecky

Being a vegan is hard when traveling... especially in airports โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜• Airports (airplanes especially) are probably the least vegan-friendly places imaginable, let alone the insane costs of anything actually edible. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m so incredibly thankful @tahoetrailbar sent me these amazing bars, perfect for fueling my 36+ hours of travel to & from Israel! They were kind enough to let me try their 3 flavors- peanut butter chocolate, dark chocolate cherry & mango coconut! The peanut butter & cherry ones were definitely my favorite, I absolutely love chocolate & it was just perfect in these bars! These are more of a softer bar, packed with a crunch from the rice crisps. Scroll to find a photo of the nutrition facts & all the ingredients. All vegan, clean ingredients (I can pronounce all of them!) & relatively healthy, at least compared to other sugar-packed & fat-full cereal bars. Also a great company that donates back to itโ€™s birthplace- Tahoe! Thanks so much to @tahoetrailbar for letting me try your goodies out! Perfect for my airport & plane snacks! Definitely recommend trying these out if youโ€™re looking for a new go-to bar!

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nobutterbecky

Lemongrass tofu rice bowls ๐Ÿš The most perfect homecoming meal from Israel- homemade & full of Asian style flavors (honestly, I quite missed Asian food while abroad) Crispy tofu fried in a lemongrass, ginger & garlic sauce set on brown rice, topped w an assortment of cucumbers, bell peppers, a herb mix of basil, cilantro, mint & covered in a perfect peanut sauce. Was my first time cooking with lemongrass & the flavor is just amazing! Its zesty-ness perfectly complimented the fresh veggies & aromatic herbs, the creamy peanut sauce just adding to the delectable dish ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹ Recipe says it makes 4 servings, but for my family of 3 (& after almost doubling the recipe) we devoured it all. A usual occurrence in my house- we want to leave leftovers but itโ€™s just too good to not finish! Recipe: https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/lemongrass-tofu-buddha-bowls-peanut-sauce/

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_plantbelly

These cookies dough....cookies are fun to make when you got a cutie to make them for. ๐Ÿ˜— also thanks to Maddie for my cookie book! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช Mix 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C white sugar, 2/3C veg oil, 1/4C almond milk, 1T tapioca flour. Add 2t vanilla extract, 1.5C flour, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 3/4C chocochips. Bake at 350 for 8 mins. ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #vegancookies #cookies #bestofvegan #veganeats #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #vegandessert #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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adamavegan

Sourdough bagel pictorial. Vegan and organic. #vegan bagels #santabarbaravegan #handmade bagels #summerlandbagels #summerlandvegan

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nobutterbecky

Back in the States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and missing Israel so very much ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ญ Iโ€™ve fallen so hard in love with this country, its people, the culture & of course, the INCREDIBLE food. Iโ€™ve truly connected with my Jewish identity & couldnโ€™t be more grateful to have been on Birthright. It hit me hard in the airport (probably the hardest place to find vegan options) that I wonโ€™t have such an easy time back home as I did in Israel as a vegan. They donโ€™t use butter in anything! Only oil to cook and hardly any dairy either (thank you kosher)! Really having major withdrawals from all the foods & flavors. But... I will share my favorite street food Iโ€™ve had in my 11 days in the Holy Land- this magnificent vegan pita. The shop I got it from is directly outside the entrance to the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv. Its menu consists of a variety of meats stuffed into pita, but lo & behold they have a vegan pita! A fresh baked pita pocket stuffed with fried cauliflower, roasted eggplant, a wonderful tomato sauce, hummus, tahini & all the perfect Israeli salad fixings. Drowned it in amba- a spicy yellow sauce made from pickled mangoes found in every falafel & shawarma place in Israel. I could honestly swim in this sauce- itโ€™s really just perfection. ๐Ÿ˜ Added photos of the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv & the Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem- the two markets we visited on this trip. The smells, colors & hustle of the market was one of my favorite experiences in Israel. Narrow streets lined with buckets of vibrant spices ๐ŸŒถ, multitudes of nuts ๐Ÿฅœ๐ŸŒฐ, endless dried fruit vendors & pounds of halva (sesame seed magic). Israel was an incredible culinary & cultural experience & I canโ€™t wait to be back soon! ๐Ÿ’™ #birthright

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venturavegan

Went back to #SantaBarbaraโ€™s new all-vegan @vegangreengo & liked it even more than last time somehow. Ordered four burritos to share & one omni friend couldnโ€™t believe how โ€œmeatyโ€ they were. I think my favorite of the proteins is the #vegan barbacoa, which is like a spicy jackfruit. The first pic here is the carne asada and the next is cross-sections of the barbacoa & carne (sliced in half). Also got the chorizo, which I dug too & one that was just with potatoes & peppers, no โ€œmeats.โ€ Anyways everything was huge & delicous ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฏ

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vegangreengo

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santabarbarapeace

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venturavegan

Got the clearly labeled #vegan polenta tostada from @thenooksb (which shares a space with @lamadogtaproom in the #Funkzone, #SantaBarbara) and it seemed even bigger this time? ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

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vegangreengo

Check out the coupons in the mail this week to save some money during your next stop! #veganfood #veganfoodie #veganrestaurant #santabarbara #localflavor #santabarbaravegan #sbfoodie #vegancoupons #vegan #vegans #govegan #vegangreengo

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coldwaterrondo

Thanks for the love #terrataste! Coldwater Canyon Provisions strives to keep things looking good, and tasting good, every day. Besides the Hollywood Farmers Market check our previous posts for the other farmers markets and other venues where we keep things pretty. Besides our regular markets, we will also be at -- Odd Nights at The Autry, Friday July 20, 6-1 -- some of our pickled items are now available at the Flower Valley Country Store in Lompoc -- we're returning to the holiday marketplace at GCC, in Riverside, November 2-3 Our pickles and jams are #vegan. And #glutenfree. #hollywoodfarmersmarket #hollywood #silverlake #losfeliz #atwatervillage #oddmarket #oddnights #theautry #griffithpark #flowervalleycountrystore #santabarbaracounty #santabarbara #santabarbaravegan #lompoc #lompoclife #holidaymarketplacegcc #riverside #riversidecalifornia #riversidevegan #foodphotography #foodphotos #foodphotograher #santabarbarafoodie #lafoodie #madeinla #pickle #lavegans

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_plantbelly

fiesta in a bowl ft. lettuce, black beans, avo, corn, cilantro rice, bell peppers/onions and salsa. P dang good. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฝ #fiestabowl #mexicansalad #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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adamavegan

Vegan almond biscotti. I am eating way too many of them. #veganbiscotti #santabarbaravegan

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veggieamigas

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clcpm

0

vegangreengo

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vegangreengo

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_plantbelly

one way to pack a bowl ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ rainbow cauliflower (bless the @traderjoes frozen isle), couscous (or cowscows as @amykahanlittle calls it), and roasted chickpeas (oil, turmeric, paprika, garlic powder, salt n pep in a hot oven until crispy). Youโ€™re welcome. O and amino acids and cilantro on top. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ #hashtagwhore #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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vegangreengo

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clcpm

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nobutterbecky

Israel ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค Honestly, Iโ€™ve never felt more accepted as a vegan anywhere else before (& never more full!) I have absolutely no trouble finding vegan options here & thereโ€™s so much deliciousness to choose from! The food here really is a different experience- I eat Israeli/Middle Eastern food quite often back home but the real authentic thing just does not compare. All the flavors & spices are so vivid & the variety of food is just incredible! Iโ€™ve been staying in a Kibbutz these past two days so here is a selection of plates from the buffet from Shabbat lunch & dinner. I stuffed my plate with a multitude of vegetables- roasted eggplant, bell pepper, sweet potato & zucchini, couscous, Israeli cabbage salads, beans, baba ghanoush, tahini & of course, hummus. They even had tofu in a broccoli vegetable type curry! The spreads are also heavenly; spicy tomato & olive tapenades, mixing with the creamy mild taste of the hummus is just mind-blowing. The selection of vegetables here is truly heavenly, Iโ€™ve never had such incredible eggplant in my life! Really in vegan heaven here in Israel, and this is only at the buffet at the hotel! Canโ€™t wait to try street falafel & even more Israeli vegan dream food when we go to Tel Aviv & Jerusalem later in the week! Such an amazing country, culture, people & incredible food- having such a wonderful trip! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’•

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_plantbelly

Bow chika wow wow. Love me sum chickypeas ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Spinach topped with cilantro, cauliflower, chickpeas and lemon tahini dressing. Bake 1 head chopped cauliflower and 1/2 red onion slices with olive oil, salt and pepper at 400 for 35 minutes (flip in the middle). Fry chickpeas in 1T olive oil, 1/2 t paprika, 1/4 t garlic powder, cayenne, Salt and Pepper until crispy. Dressing: 1/2 C tahini, 1/3 cup water, juice of one lemon, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 t cumin, 1/4 t cayenne and salt. ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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theblacksheepsb

It's the most wonderful time of the year๐ŸŽถ... that's right, it's watermelon season!!! And that means we have Chef's famous grilled organic watermelon๐Ÿ˜! This mind blowing dish is only around for a short time, so hurry in! #savoryfruit #grilledwatermelon #vegan #vegetarian #santabarbaravegan #sbvegan #sbfarmersmarket #foodporn #sbfoodies #howthesheepeat #theblacksheepsb #sbshines #sbfoodies #eeeeeats #

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nobutterbecky

one last cappuccino... โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’• Currently en route to Israel & canโ€™t stop thinking about how much Iโ€™ll miss my almond milk capps at my fav coffee shop (& place of employment) @redrockcoffee! So happy we have an alternative milk option other than soy & itโ€™s this AMAZING almond milk. Truly @califiafarms is the tastiest & creamiest almond milk, perfectly complimenting the sweet @vervecoffee espresso in this lovely cappuccino. Going to miss working for the next 10 days but Iโ€™m so so excited for Birthright! Weโ€™re going to Tel Aviv first then heading to Jerusalem for the end of the trip. Will be sharing all the great vegan eats throughout Israel!!! โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒ

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_plantbelly

Whatโ€™s a girl without her bunzzzz ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ„ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #bestofvegan #veganeats #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #vegandessert #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #cinnamonrolls ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„ ๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒ› Heat 1C almond milk and 3 T vegan butter until warm and melted, not hot. Let cool to slightly warm. Sprinkle yeast on top and wait 10 minutes for it to activate. Stir in 1T sugar and ยผ t salt. Add 3C flour in batches while you stir. Knead the dough into a ball on a floured surface for 2 minutes. Put the dough in a large bowl coated with grapeseed oil and cover with plastic for about 1 hour until it has risen. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, brush with melted vegan butter, sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough up then use floss to cut into 2-inch pieces. Add pieces to skillet with parchment paper and brush with more vegan butter. Put the skillet on top of the oven to rise more while the oven heats to 350. Bake for 25 and cover with a vegan cream cheese frosting (vanilla extract, vegan cream cheese, vegan butter, and powdered sugar).

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_plantbelly

Tostadas count on taco Tuesday right? ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ Potato tostadas. To make the potatoes: sautรฉ 3 garlic cloves and 1 onion, add 5 chopped/boiled red potatoes, 1.5 t salt, 1 t chili powder, 1 t paprika, 1 t chili flakes and cook 10ish minutes). spinach, cilantro, cherry tomato, red onion, and #cholula on top. ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #tostadas #tacotuesday

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_plantbelly

was feeling like โ€œew itโ€™s Mondayโ€ then made this salad and was feelin like โ€œaww yeaaaaโ€ ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ— Literally just dumped the entire contents of my fridge into a bowl: Butter lettuce, mixed greens, steamed broccoli, steamed beets, raw carrots, fried tofu, brown lentils, hummus, seeds n nuts on top. ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŒธ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #salad

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santabarbarapeace

Home grown Buddahs Hand fruit. Great for zesting and unique aroma. Fruits can stay on the tree and mature for years. #santabarbarapeace #rarefruit #santabarbaraliving #californiararefruitgrowers #santabarbaravegan #todaysharvest #santabarbaralife #santabarbara #homegrown #buddahshand #exoticfruit

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nobutterbecky

pancake breakfast for the fam ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ’• Easy 3-ingredient pancakes using @withalmondbutterontop's flawless recipe. Blend together 1 cup oats + 1 extra ripe large banana + 3/4 cup almond milk. Cook on medium heat for 1-2 mins each side until browned & that's it! Super fluffy, naturally sweet & healthy! I doubled the recipe to make enough for 3 people & my family sure loved them! Complete w @traderjoes peach jam, almond butter, maple syrup & @earthbalance butter, it fully satisfied my pancake craving & made for a perfect breakfast to fuel me for my day in the city. Happy Sunday!

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santabarbarapeace

Went for a walk at 1000 steps on the Mesa to avoid the heat and discovered this moss covered water fall at the base of the beach 14 foot tall sunflower volunteer from last years sunflower patch. Quite a site to behold. #santabarbarapeace #rarefruit #santabarbaraliving #californiararefruitgrowers #santabarbaravegan #todaysharvest #santabarbaralife #santabarbara #mesa

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nobutterbecky

another day... another farmers market ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ Honestly, nothing beats farmers market street food & the Sunnyvale location has so many vegan options! From incredible Indian food (I've previously posted about it), to Asian fusion, to acai & this incredible falafel stand (among many MANY more)! Got a half-pita sandwich complete w tahini, spicy falafel, cucumber, tomato, olives, carrots, pickles & of course, hummus. Definitely one of the best falafels I've had at home (some of my other favs are Oren's Hummus in Palo Alto/Mountain View & Falafel Stop in Sunnyvale). Perfect after a hot day walking among the beautiful produce & sampling all the tasty fruits ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’• . Can't wait to go to Israel & finally try authentic Mediterranean food in its birthplace! I'm leaving Wednesday and omg I literally can't wait! Salivating at the thought of all the hummus ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค

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nobutterbecky

๐ŸŽต I've got a sweet potato souuuuul ๐ŸŽต honestly, I eat sweet potatoes so often I don't know how I'm not orange yet ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ took this lovely & healthy meal w me to work for dinner- a sautรฉed sweet potato (skin ALWAYS on), fresh leafy kale, & a diced avo w a balsamic glaze drizzle. Quick, easy & nutritious dinner, perfect for a meal to take on-the-go all the veg I got from the local farmers market- the kale was AMAZING & the sweet potato so sweet & tender. Produce from the farmers market really is so much more quality & fresh than from the grocery store, & personally I believe buying from farms directly (essentially) is def worth the higher price. Plus, I just absolutely adore going to the farmers market! Ever since I've been home I've been working my ass off at my home coffee shop as a barista, mainly working nights, so that's why you'll probably be seeing a lot of tupperware to-go dinners & meal preps (such as this one)! Have a lovely weekend everyone & stay safe in that blazing sun! ๐ŸŒž

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vegangreengo

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nobutterbecky

๐ŸŽ‰ 1 year of vegan ๐ŸŽ‰ Celebrating my one year vegan-aversary w @goodkarmasj been looking forward to trying this place for a while and oh W๐Ÿ˜ตW it did not disappoint! A fully vegan cafe w an amazing selection of artisan ales & beers! Such great service, a wonderful staff & such a cool vibe! Def one of my new fav places in downtown San Jose ๐Ÿ’š I got the chili verde & yellow thai curry w quinoa while my mama got the buddha bun. The veggie protein in the chili verde was such a wonderful texture & the spicy sauce was incredible, the curry was also divine & perfectly seasoned, complete w all my fav veggies! The bun was also insanely good, the sweet sauce perfectly complimented the mushroom, cabbage & tofu filling w a perfectly soft & chewy rice flour bun. Of course, had to get dessert- the cookie sandwich from @pricklypearbakes, a perfectly crumbly cookie w a decadent frosting. Truly an incredible meal, perfect for celebrating this huge milestone! Honestly, the first months going from vegetarian to completely plant based were extremely difficult, but now I couldn't be happier to have made the switch! I've already went over in a previous post abt all the great benefits of veganism- I can't believe it's already been a year! Going vegan has truly been the best decision I've ever made- for myself, for my health, for the delicious foods, for the animals & for the planet ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฒ Also, I can't thank all my followers enough for all the support! I didn't expect this account to get this much love, it really means so so much to me. Also wanted to thank my two biggest inspirations @hotforfood & @frommybowl for all their wonderful recipes & vegan loooove! Can't believe it's already been a year- ready for a lifetime to come of eating plants!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŽ

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_plantbelly

โœจ๐Ÿ’ฅโœจ๐Ÿ’ฅโœจ Trader Joeโ€™s cauliflower fried rice with tofu and avo. ๐Ÿ’ฅโœจ๐Ÿ’ฅโœจ๐Ÿ’ฅ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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clcpm

This is actually the face of extreme excitement over Santa Barbara's second vegan restaurant: Vegan GreenGO. It's Chipotle but better and vegan. #waitingformyfriend #santabarbaraliving #santabarbaralifestyle #vegan #vegano #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #mexicanfood #veganmexicanfood #veganmexican #santabarbra #santabarbaravegan #vegantacos

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_plantbelly

salaaaaaddd queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป Spinach, butter lettuce, lentils, tomatoes, hummus, avo, and seeds that look like bird foods ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #salad

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nobutterbecky

home is where the food is ๐Ÿ’š being back home makes me so inspired to cook & especially cook for friends & family! cooked up a vegan lunch w my luvvvs of sweet potato, tofu & black bean breakfast burritos as our pre-gym fuel. Even Sanj was surprised at how full a vegan meal made her! ๐ŸŒฟ Tasty tortillas stuffed w sweet potatoes, tofu scramble, black beans, sautรฉed onions, salsa & greeeeens one of my favorite recipes to make & so happy to share it with my loved ones, nothing makes me happier than cooking & sharing a meal with my best friends ๐Ÿ’•โ˜บ๏ธ

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vegangreengo

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_plantbelly

Get in my bellayyyy ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ’ Heat 1T coconut oil add chopped baby bell peppers until browned. Add cooked TJs lentils and some tomatoes. Then add spinach until wilted. Avo, cucumber and hummus on the side with everything bagel seasoning. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ’ #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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_plantbelly

carrot cluster f just a fack ton of carrots with couscous. Yum yum. ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ• ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ• #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #carrots

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allabouttheveg

Dinner last night @vegangreengo: Barbacoa jackfruit nachos, Carne Asada burrito, lavender lemonade, and hemp horchata. Everything was delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ Happy to see more vegan options in Santa Barbara. It is on the pricier side for fast-casual dining, but check the Local Saver for coupons!

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nobutterbecky

However... traveling as a vegan is still pretty damn hard ๐Ÿ˜• Not only is it difficult finding vegan options in most places (Mexico wasn't too bad), but its also trusting the servers/restaurants to listen to your special dietary requests. If not, it could end in sickness (even only after a year, accidentally consuming cheese ends up in quite the stomach issues) I mean, there's always salad on the menu, but as a principle I would rather not spend $10+ on leaves & veggies that I just make myself at home. That's why, when traveling, I highly advise finding a market or store where you can get staple foods! Thankfully, right at my hotel there was a mercado where I got all my breakfast goods- fruit, oatmeal, almond milk & peanut butter! Also thankfully my hotel had a kitchenette with cutlery, dishware & a microwave so oatmeal-ing I went! Every morning I had a delicious bowl of oats, this one w banana, peanut butter & enjoyed on the balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean ๐Ÿ˜ It's hard being a vegan outside of California where it isn't as accepted or known, but that just makes me even happier when I do enjoy some dank eats when traveling! My next travel plan is Israel in July for birthright! I can't wait to go, I've heard so much about Tel Aviv being great for vegan food so I literally can't wait to see & eat!!!!

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_plantbelly

salad bowlz goin up, on a Tuesday ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฑ Spinach, cucumber, cherry tomato, mini bell peppers, avo, @traderjoes steamed lentils, and Mediterranean hummus. ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŒธ #salad #saladbowl #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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nobutterbecky

Cabo San Lucas... ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒฎ Had an amazing vacation relaxing in the sunshine, enjoying the beautiful city & delicious food. Traveling as a vegan is hard, but thankfully Mexican food (& especially Cabo) is relatively forgiving! Almost every restaurant had some vegetarian option: either beans & rice as sides, fajita veggies and always incredible tortillas & guac- all I needed to do was ask for no cheese/sour cream. I've never felt so at home with all the guac, I seriously ate about 3 whole avocados every day I was there! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿคค . . Some food highlights included... Mamas Royal Cafe where I had incredible vegetarian chilaquiles w mushrooms, spinach, peppers & chiles, & a side of beans, guac & fruit, plus a refreshing mango mimosa. All the salsas on the side were amazing too- I love me some spicy salsa and Mexico definitely delivered! For a fancy dinner we went to Mi Casa- not only an amazing restaurant but also a beautiful store full of historical & authentic Mexican souvenirs. Tortillas homemade next to the tables, absolutely perfect guacamole, I've never had something so good in my entire life. As an entree I had mushroom enchiladas covered in a flavorful sauce and GOD those mushrooms omg I've never had better Mexican food! Overall, my trip to Cabo was incredible, relaxing & full of good food. Mexican food has always been my favorite & this just solidified that- nothing beats real, authentic Mexican goodness ๐Ÿ˜

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vegangreengo

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a_vegan_affair

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐ŸผThe grilled cheese from @mesaverdesb is anything but ordinary with cashew cheese, grilled poblano pepper, green tahini, pickled mustard seeds, dijon, radishes, dill pickle, fennel on sourdough and a side of slaw and chips! ๐Ÿฅช #vegan #veganaf #veganfood #vegansofinstagram #whatveganseat #herbivore #plantbased #planteater #whatveganseat #vegansofinstagram #veganlifestyle #veganlife #thatplantlife #fueledbyplants #fueledbynature #veganaire #veganfood #veganlife #vegansofIG #veganlife #veganism #foodie #foodporn #vegancommunity #bestofvegan #santabarbara #mesa #sbvegan #santabarbaravegan #mesaverde

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_plantbelly

If you need me, Iโ€™ll be in the veggie isle. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• @traderjoes frozen veggie hodgepodge cooked with coconut oil and amino acids. Plus couscous. Thanks to my friend Janet for showing me the ways! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #traderjoes #traderjoesvegan #stirfry

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_plantbelly

But really though, this is my hangover cure of choice today. ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒž Texxx mexxx pasta salad: pasta noodles, pinto beans, corn, avocado, red onion, red cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, chili flakes. ๐Ÿฅ‘ ๐ŸŒฝ ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒž #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly #mexicanpastasalad #mexicanpasta

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vegangreengo

Our tacos are STACKED with meat and fixings like spinach, Pico de Gallo, Onions & Cilantro, Chipotle (cashew) Crema and your choice of Salsa!! ๐ŸŒฎ if you add guac you get a 1oz scoop on each taco!!! #guac #avocado #vegantacos #addguac #vegan #plantbased #healthymexicanfood #santabarbaravegan #vegansofsb #vegans #govegan #vegangreengo #createdforcarnivores #meatless #crueltyfreetacos #veganfood #veganfoodie #vegansofig #veganism #veganlife #eatdrinkvegan ๐ŸŒฑ #veganfoodporn #veganfoodshare #plantbasedsb

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vegangreengo

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nobutterbecky

first dinner home... really relishing in all the avo & organic produce ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ… made a big batch of guac w heirloom tomatoes & cilantro, tortilla chips on the side. Plus, stuffed a baked (microwaved) sweet potato w the delicious green & topped w mixed beans (chickpeas, kidney & pinto)- quick, nutritious, tasty & super filling! . . . I am currently en route to Cabo for the next couple of days for a relaxing family vaycay! Excited to try @makoveggie @mako.veggie downtown! The only vegan/veg restaurant I've seen so far there- let me know if you guys have any recommendations! So, posting won't be very frequent (wifi ain't free) but will share all the great eats & beach pics once I'm back! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ

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baskingingoodness

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allabouttheveg

Celebratory dinner @oliversofmontecito My partner and I both successfully defended our PhDs in the past 2 weeks and enjoyed this amazing meal to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰ 1) Pear & Gorgonzola flatbread with pesto and balsamic glaze 2) Heart of Palm Ceviche 3) Cauliflower Bucatini 4) Kung Pao Broccolini Everything was incredible ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

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_plantbelly

having a balanced diet is eating two plates of fried rice instead of one, right? ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš Fried Rice: Heat 2T sesame oil, add 2 cloves chopped garlic (don't stop stirring), add 1/2C chopped onion for 1 min, add 1/3C chopped carrot for 2 mins, add 1/3C peas and handful of chopped basil for 1 min, add 1 bunch of chopped purple kale until wilted, add white rice and soy sauce until crispy in places. then have a party with sriracha, lime and green onion on top! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš #vegan #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganrecipe #veganfood #plantbasedsimple #bestofvegan #plantbased #veganeats #plantbaseddiet #veganfoodporn #veganrecipes #veganlunch #vegandinner #cleaneating #letscookvegan #veganworldshare #santabarbaravegan #venturavegan #plantbelly

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