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Day 28

Sweet potato quinoa burger with Avocado Aioli

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For the Avocado aioli I used:
1 avocado
3 Tbs vegan mayo
1 clove garlic
lime juice
salt

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I initially wanted to use jalapeno, but it wasn’t spicy at all, so i used few drops of habanero sauce. I used a hand blender to mix all until smooth and creamy.

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For the burger:

1 cup of quinoa boiled – it rendered 2 cups cooked
1 big sweet potato cubed roasted in a 425F oven for 35 min
1 garlic head roasted in the oven together with the potato
4 oz of firm tofu crumbled
1 medium onion chopped sauteed in olive oil
1/2 cup quinoa flour
1 jalapeno chopped- this one wasn’t spicy either….I had 5 jalapenos that all tasted like green peppers… c’est la vie!
smoked paprika
smoked salt
salt and pepper

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I mixed everything together, formed into patties and cooked them on a grill pan.

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Mike and I had them just like that with no bread.

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Day 11

Skiing/snowboarding was so much fun today! We went to Sunshine Village in Banff and the mountains again took our breath away.

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We needed a snack when we came back so I roasted sweet potatoes. I rough chopped them, added 1 tsp olive oil, salt and garlic pepper.

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Baked them for 25 min at 450 F.
Last night at The Coup we had sweet potato fries with miso gravy. We bought their cook book and I was so excited about making this but got home and realized under miso gravy it says:”it’s still a secret!”. I researched the web and here is what I came up with:

Miso tahini sauce:
2tbs miso paste
2 tbs tahini
2 tbs lemon juice
3 garlic cloves crushed
Enough water to make it have a sauce consistency.

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I mixed all the ingredients and this is the delicious result.  It”s not like what I had last night but it came out very good.

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This was the perfect snack while we watched the Golden Globes 🙂

Day Seven

ONE WEEK VEGAN GLUTEN FREE!

Mango Deliciousness
Mango Deliciousness

Fresh mango, pineapple, banana and coconut water!

Learned this from Martha Stewart
Learned this from Martha Stewart

For dinner I made zucchini spaghetti using The Spiralizer!

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For sauce, I sautéed mushrooms, one chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves in 1 TBS of light olive oil.

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I roasted an acorn squash for 45 min in the oven at 350F.

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I peeled and roughly chopped a sweet potato and boiled it until tender. I puréed the cooked potato and the acorn squash flesh in the Vitamix with half cup coconut water and 3 TBS soy creamer. I added the purée to the mushrooms.

The zucchini I sautéed in 1 TBS of coconut oil for 3 minutes and then added them to the sauce with salt, pepper, and oregano.

Sweet Potato Chips to add some texture
Sweet Potato Chips to add some texture

Day Two

Smooth sailing today.

Mike made a blueberry, blackberry, banana and almond milk smoothie for breakfast! Yummy! Greek salad for lunch minus the feta cheese – I added avocado instead to give it that creamy feeling.
I snacked on kale and sweet potato chips. I’m not trying to starve myself but I haven’t been hungry. I heard that when one is on a veggie, fruit diet one can eat as much as they want.
For dinner I’m having sweet potato veggie chili! Yummy.

Here’s how I make it:
1 onion chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 15 oz can kernel corn drained
1 15 oz can black beans drained
1 15 oz can kidney beans drained
1 8 oz can Rotel
1 28 oz tomatoes in sauce or whole tomatoes that you can chop in a blender
Chili powder
Cumin
1 ancho chili chopped

Put them all together in a large pot or crock pot, add more tomato juice, if the liquid doesn’t cover all the solids. I really don’t like to measure spices so use your own judgement. If the chili turns out too spicy add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. I know it sounds weird but believe me it tastes amazing!