Skip to main content

Plant Pure Nation: Veggie Balls

I recently watched a Documentary called "Plant Pure Nation", brought to us by the people who made "Forks over Knives". Both films advocate the benefits of a plant-based diet. I was hooked from the get-go, especially when they got to the part where the evil agri-business lobby convinced the Kentucky Legislature to vote against a Finding of Fact that stated a primarily plant-based diet was healthier. Seriously - I think the scientific community has pretty well proved that. But I digress.

After watching the movie, I went to the website, and saw they've got many ways to get involved in the topic, and that they also have a cookbook. So right away, I went to Amazon and bought it. There are a variety of recipes, and it all comes with gorgeous photos.

Yesterday, for family dinner, I made their recipe for veggie balls. Basically, it's a vegan version of "meat"balls, and the recipe suggested I  serve them with marinara sauce. I did them one better, and turned them into Veggie "Meat"ball Subs. I cheated a little - I used real shredded parmesan cheese, and I smeared the french rolls with garlic rolls and broiled them (I find the no-dairy part of veganism the hardest part to implement). And I have to say they were a HUGE hit. Even the niece and nephew loved them, to the point that there wasn't much in the way of leftovers. I have to say that the recipe and the cookbook are both keepers! Yay for plants!!


Popular posts from this blog

New 'Do

For probably the last 10 years or so, I've had pretty much the same hairstyle. For the most part, it's been long, all one length, and I would eventually put it up in a ponytail almost every day, because I couldn't stand having it in my face. It drove me crazy, but I didn't know what to do with it, and at the same time, I liked that I could basically get up and go every day without a lot of effort. For the past several months now, I've been threatening to do something different and drastic, and finally, yesterday, I did. At the recommendation of Angel, I made an appointment with her stylist. It took several weeks to get in, but finally, the day arrived. Angel went with me, for moral support, and to be the photographer. I went in with some basic ideas, but after some consultation and looking at photos with Francine, this is what I ended up with. First, the "before" shot: In process: And finally, the finished product: I can't remember the last time
Hi, my name's Tracie and I'm a Mormon. That being said, I've provided enough context for the conversation I had with the receptionist at work today: Christy: (Showing me a photo) What picture is this movie from? Me: Mmmm, Serendipity maybe? Christy: should know this. Me: I should? Christy: (Finally) It's from the movie "Charlie"! Me: How would I know that? I don't watch Mormon movies. They're dumb. Now that I've let the cat out of the bag, I guess I should also confess that I also don't listen to Mormon pop music (other than the original recording of The Forgotten Carols), or read Mormon fiction. So sue me. Let's face it, it's not like most of them are of real quality anyway. When it comes to Mormon music, I'll stick with my MoTab and the hymns of Zion.

Triple D Divas Do Northern Utah

Last Saturday, the Triple D Divas met for a day trip get-away to Northern Utah - specifically Logan and Brigham City (with a little touch of Idee-ho thrown in for good measure). We started our journey with lunch at the Bluebird Cafe. Everyone knows about the Bluebird - it's about the oldest place on main street, and is tradition for anyone whose ever done a Logan Temple Trip. We went in to see the Logan Tabernacle, and I snapped this cool picture of the oragn pipes. (Of course, now that we're all in our 40's and have shrinking bladders, the Tabernacle also made for a clean and convenient potty stop.) ...Also a view of the Logan Temple spires from outside the Tabernacle...    From there, it was off to Glossner's Cheese Factory for some squeaky cheese. After that, we went to the Pepperidge Farms Outlet, and the girls all found some cookies and stuff.  But nothing really excited me there.  However, the outlet is located in