Plant-Based Cooking: What We Eat In A Day

Plant-based cooking isn’t very intuitive if you’ve eaten meat, dairy and eggs your entire life. Our “What We Eat In A Day” videos help make the transition a little easier.

Single Vegan What I Eat In A Day (Episode 61)

While Amelia is back in the States, I thought I’d share a Single Vegan What I Eat In A Day video. These are some of my favorite, super simple recipes that make enough leftovers for lunch the following day. Here are the recipes:

  • Raw Rolled Oats Breakfast
  • Easy Garden Salad
  • Pasta w/ Marinara & Veggies – your favorite whole grain pasta, one jar of your favorite fat-free marinara sauce, one small chopped onion, one tablespoon minced garlic, one cup each chopped broccoli and cauliflower. Plus, oregano, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste. Sauté the veggies first, then add all the other ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Mexican Stir Fry

Back by popular demand, I added a little Daisy Cam footage. I adopted Daisy almost 8 years ago from a shelter in Denver, CO. She’s a super sweet girl, unless you’re an invader in her territory.

Amelia also shared her delicious dinner at Watercourse Foods in Denver, CO. We used to live just a few blocks from Watercourse when we lived in Uptown before we moved to Ecuador. It’s one of the few 100% vegan restaurants in Denver and it’s freaking amazing! They have lots of vegan comfort food. It was our Denver version of Fratello.

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★ What The Health ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf44vLndiRM

Video Transcript

Hola veggie lovers.
I’m JP with Amelia And JP.

Amelia is currently still back
in the States in Denver for her job.

If you’re new to our channel,

we post videos every Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at 2PM Eastern Time

and we hang out
for about an hour afterward

to respond to your comments and
answer any questions you might have

so come join us during that time.

If you’re NOT new to our channel, we
really appreciate that you are

watching our videos and providing such
insightful comments.

We really appreciate that.

While Amelia was gone
I decided to record a

Single Vegan What I Eat In A Day video

to show you all what
a single vegan can eat.

So let’s go ahead and get started.

[Upbeat Music]

For breakfast almost everyday we eat
Raw Rolled Oats.

We put some ground flax that we grind up,

usually chia, too, but
we were out of chia,

with some oats and then we add in some
nutmeg, cinnamon,

amla powder, it’s supposed to help with my
cholesterol, and a little maca powder.

And we use almond milk here that’s
fortified with calcium and Vitamin D

because with my back I want to make sure
that I keep a good calcium level.

And then we top it all with fruit.

You can use whatever fruit you like.

Frozen fruit is just fine, too.

I put bananas and papaya on this
with some walnuts.

I just love that for breakfast.

Let’s take a little break for a Daisy Cam.

We get a lot of requests from people
to see more of Miss Daisy.

And she is adorable, isn’t she? Oh my
God she’s a sweetheart.

For lunch almost everyday, I eat a salad,
a big salad.

I normally top it with
all kinds of veggies,

but I didn’t have any prepared so I just
put some sliced onion, tomato and

sunflower seeds, oregano,
some balsamic vinegar on it.

I had made some pasta with a pasta sauce
the night before.

I decided to eat that,
which is really simple.

It’s just tomato sauce and some
chopped up veggies:

broccoli and cauliflower
and onion and garlic.

I just opened up a jar of tomato sauce
and poured it in.

Amelia wanted to share her dinner with us
that she had at Watercourse

so let’s jump over to Denver and see
what Amelia is up to.

>> Amelia: Hi veggie lovers!

I’m Amelia with Amelia And JP.

I’m still here in Denver, CO and I thought
I would share

my meal with you guys last night.

I decided to go to Watercourse Foods,

which is a 100% vegan restaurant
in Denver.

It’s in what I consider downtown Denver,

but the neighborhood
is actually called Uptown.

Anyway, I highly recommend
you all check it out

if you’re ever here in Denver because
it is the first 100% vegan restaurant

and it definitely delivers. They have
a great selection of

comfort food and definitely more
on the gourmet side I’d say.

I decided to start my meal with the
Baked Brie appetizer

and it was AMAZING!

It was super light and decadent.

The brie filling itself is made with tofu,
cashew and a little nutritional yeast

that they use as a binder.

At least that’s what the server said.

It is wrapped in a very light and flaky
pastry puff. Quite tasty.

For my main course, I decided to have the
Sage Sweet Potato Gnocchi.

And wow! It was so incredibly flavorful.

The gnocchi dish comes with a
sweet potato puree,

roasted butternut squash and mushrooms,

a sage oil, fried sage leaves, and
it is topped with a walnut parmesan.

Yes please! If you get that, you will
not be disappointed.

It is pretty filling. I had
a little bit leftover

so I had that as a snack today.

Lucky me!

That’s all I have from Denver right now.

I will see you all soon, but I am going to
go ahead and pass it back to JP.

Bye veggie lovers!

>> JP: For dinner, I made a
Mexican Stir Fry

with onion, garlic, some red
and green peppers, a jalapeño.

And then I just sauteed all that,
or steam fried it,

in veggie broth on the stove until
it was nice and tender

all the veggies were nice and tender.

Then I added in some black beans,

some black pepper, some salt, cumin.

Love cumin! It’s one of
my favorite spices.

And then some chili powder.

And then just stirred all that up and let
it heat through.

[…]

Wow that looks amazing!

So delicious. And very simple too.

You can buy your veggies already
pre-chopped to save time, as well.

And I just threw some cilantro in
at the end there.

[…]

I had already made some brown rice,

fresh out of our pressure cooker.

Put the Mexican Stir Fry over the
brown rice

and then I topped it with some salsa.

Ah. Delicious.

As you can see, it is pretty simple
to eat as a single vegan.

All of those made leftovers so I had
leftovers for lunch

and then that Mexican Stir Fry made enough

that I had leftovers for lunch the next day.

So it’s a really good use of time.

I know some people don’t like leftovers.

Those people would be crazy.

Because we eat leftovers all the time.

Well I hope you enjoyed our Single Vegan
What We Eat In A Day video.

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That’s it for today from JP
home alone in Ecuador.

We’ll see you next time.

Plant-Based What We Eat In A Day: Breakfast Quinoa & Red Lentil Bolognese (Episode 49)

In this Plant-Based What We Eat In A Day video, we show you a typical day of recipes. These are all super fast and easy to make, with lots of flavor and high in nutrients. All combined, these meals total more than 60 grams of protein!

Plant-Based What We Eat In A Day

Plant-Based Breakfast

For breakfast, we had a delicious bowl of Breakfast Quinoa topped with fresh fruit and a few walnuts. We normally eat raw oats for breakfast, but we like to mix things up every once in a while. The ground flax and chia make a gray-ish paste, but it’s full of healthy fats and omega-3’s. Once you stir them into your breakfast, the ick factor goes away.

Breakfast Quinoa

Plant-Based Lunch

For lunch, we had some of my premade Easy Garden Salad. I shred the greens and store them in a sealed container in the fridge. I also chop all the veggies and mix them with some artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, corn, beets, etc. and store them in a separate container in the fridge. This way, our delicious power salads are quick to assemble so we have no excuse not to eat at least one salad a day.

Easy Garden Salad

While we were eating our salads, I made some Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup that’s super fast and easy. Just one can of black beans, drained and rinsed, combined with a cup of salsa and a teaspoon of cumin. Heat it up on the stove for about 10 minutes and you’re good to go. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Easy Black Bean Soup

We eat a lot of fruit…WAY more than the average American. Part of the reason is that it’s so delicious and cheap here in Ecuador. We get 3 papayas for a buck, 3 mangos for a buck, 20 bananas for a buck…you get the idea. Fruit is a staple in our house.

Plant-Based Dinner

For dinner, we had another Easy Garden Salad and some Vegan Red Lentil Bolognese. The recipe I made in the video was an experiment that Amelia improved upon for our recipe website, LottaVeg.com. I recommend following her recipe. It was a little more time consuming but the flavor and texture was much better.

Vegan Red Lentil Bolognese

All these plant-based what we eat in a day recipes were very filling, but they only totaled about 1,500 calories so I had an extra helping of the Red Lentil Bolognese and more fruit as dessert after dinner. Popcorn is also a good snack, but try drinking a big glass of water if you still feel hungry after eating, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Sometimes you’ll feel full after some water and waiting.

See More: What We Eat In A Day + How To Cut a Mango (Episode 27)

LEARN ABOUT VEGANISM and the WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET (WFPB)

★ Cowspiracy ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV04zyfLyN4
★ NutritionFacts.Org ➞ https://www.youtube.com/user/NutritionFactsOrg
★ Plant Based News ➞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJRjK20fHylJyf-HiBtqI2w
★ What The Health ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf44vLndiRM

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WFPB What We Eat In A Day + How To Cut a Mango (Episode 27)

A lot of people ask us what we eat, so we thought we’d show them in this WFPB What We Eat In A Day video. Plus, I also show you how to cut a mango so you don’t get “mango hand.”

Here are the links to all the recipes in the video on our sister site, LottaVeg.com:

Hopefully you enjoyed our video, and if you did, please LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE it, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel. ¡Muchas Gracias!