SparkPeople VEGANS ROCK ! Team Messageboard This team is for very cool vegans, who also know they rock !! Come on in, you'll be made welcome ! SparkPeople VEGANS ROCK ! Team Messageboard Simple Soba Sesame Noodles Serves: 4 or more <BR> <BR> 8 ounces soba (buckwheat) noodles, any variety <BR> 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil <BR> 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste <BR> 1 tablespoon sesame tahini, optional <BR> 1 tablespoon agave nectar <BR> 1 to 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, to taste <BR> 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white-wine vinegar <BR> 1 tablespoon esame seeds, plus more for topping <BR> Cook the noodles according to package directions in plenty of rapidly simmering water until al dente, th... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 19:40:42 EST Gluten free pasta w/ fresh tomato sauce Gluten Free Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 lbs fresh tomatoes (about 3 large, 2 mall/medium, and a few grape tomatoes), chopped <BR> 1 clove garlic, chopped <BR> 1/2 small sweet onion (I had two tiny red onions from our CSA that I used) <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or to taste) <BR> 1 teaspoon sugar <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> Pinch red chili pepper flakes <BR> Fresh ground pepper, to taste <BR> 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped <BR> 1 l... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 15:46:04 EST Weight control the vegan way <link><BR>ntrol-the-vegan-way.html </link> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 15:42:51 EST I'm Vickie. Hello ! <BR> My name is Vickie and I created this team, even though there are other vegan teams on SP. <BR> I was rather hoping to create a fun, supportive and informative team that also included some of my other main interests, so want to have very varied threads here. <BR> <BR> Other than veganism and ethnic dishes, my other interests which I want to include in the team are music, books, health related articles, natural healing, herbs, homeopathy, meditation, animal rights articles, plus l... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:08:59 EST Benefits of Ooolong tea Health Benefits of Oolong Tea <BR> <BR> &#9632;help strengthen immune system <BR> &#9632;contains antibacterial and antiviral properties <BR> &#9632;may prevent heart disease <BR> &#9632;help aid weight loss <BR> &#9632;give you smooth, healthy skin <BR> &#9632;may help with digestive problems <BR> &#9632;help release toxins from the body <BR> &#9632;reduce cholesterol in blood stream <BR> &#9632;contains fluoride to help fight tooth decay <BR> &#9632;eliminate bad breath <BR> &#9632;may hel... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 07:50:03 EST Vegan Cherry Cupcakes Cherry Vegan Cupcakes Ingredients <BR> 1 3/4 c All-purpose Flour <BR> 1 t Baking Soda <BR> 1 c Organic Unbleached Sugar <BR> 1/2 c Chopped Walnuts <BR> 1/4 c Apple Sauce <BR> 1/4 c Soy Yogurt <BR> 1/2 c Vegetable Oil <BR> 1/2 t Almond or vanilla extract <BR> 1 c crushed strawberries mixed with 3 T organic unbleached sugar <BR> <BR> Cherry Vegan Cupcakes Directions <BR> Mix together flour, baking soda, organic unbleached sugar and nuts in a bowl. <BR> In another bowl, beat together apple sauc... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:29:21 EST This or that ??? Which would you rather have ? Please leave a new set. <BR> <BR> <BR> TV or radio ? Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:13:33 EST Birds A-Z Albatross Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:12:23 EST Simple Cuban black beans <BR> <BR> 1 c. chopped onion <BR> 2 tsp. minced garlic <BR> 2 undrained cans black beans (15 oz. size) <BR> 1 and 1/2 c. chopped bell pepper <BR> 1/2 tsp. ground cumin <BR> 2 tbsp. cider vinegar <BR> <BR> Sauté onion and garlic in non-stick skillet. Add the undrained beans, bell pepper, and ground cumin. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until pepper is tender. Stir in cider vinegar. Serve over hot rice. <BR> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:59:05 EST How to cook collards How to Cook Collards <BR> Thanks to my mother-in-law, Kathleen, for practically holding my hand over the phone while I did this. <BR> <BR> Try to tear a leaf. If it's pretty tender, know you'll have great luck. <BR> Fill a large pot with water. (The above collards filled my biggest soup pot and made it hard to stir until they started to cook down!) <BR> Grab the end of the stem. Make a fist around the leaf and pull it off in the opposite direction. <BR> If the collards are really fresh, simp... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:41:40 EST Half the USA will be obese by 2030 According to a new study, nearly half of the US population is projected to become obese in 20 years. <BR> <BR> By Joni Sweet <BR> <BR> A new report says that around half of American adults could be obese by 2030 if current trends continue. The four-part series published in the British medical journal The Lancet used a simulation model to predict potential health effects of the rise in obesity, which projects up to an additional 8.5 million cases of diabetes, 7.3 million cases of heart dise... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:59:06 EST French green lentils. French green lentils have a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor. Look for them in natural food stores and fine food markets. Brown lentils may be used as a substitute. Increase the cooking time to 50 minutes. <BR> <BR> * 1 cup French green lentils <BR> * 4 cups vegetable broth <BR> * 1 large onion, chopped <BR> * 1/2 cup chopped cilantro <BR> * 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds <BR> * 1 teaspoon turmeric <BR> * 1 teaspoon cumin <BR> * 1 teaspoon coriander <BR> * 1/2 teaspoon ginger <BR> * ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:54:50 EST Baked Apples 1/2 cup short grain brown rice <BR> 1 1/2 cups water <BR> 4 cups unsweetened almond milk <BR> 1 cinnamon stick <BR> 5 green cardamom pods <BR> 2 Tbsp raisins <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cardamom <BR> 2 Tbsp or more to taste of brown rice syrup <BR> or other sweetener (sucanat, agave nectar, etc) <BR> 1 Tbsp vegan butter ( Smart Balance or 3 tbsp apple juice ) <BR> <BR> Cook the rice in the water for 20 minutes or until the rice has begun to soften. Strain. In a large pot, bring to a boil the almond ... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:23:50 EST Anyplace on earth A-Z Algeria Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:07:30 EST Healthy Foods A-Z apricots Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:02:00 EST Animals A-Z Alligator Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:01:20 EST I hate when ............. I see people spit on the street. Ick ! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:00:38 EST Favorite vegan things This thread is for anything that rocks your world that is vegan, please share ! <BR> <BR> Can be a food item, beauty product, brand of clothing/shoes..... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 20:51:50 EST