Jazz up your next salad with these incredible vegan Salad Bits!
Via Alex Dickie | June 24, 2015
My first job was as a salad and dessert chef at a local Cafe in my home town of Cambridge Ont. One dish that I remember fondly was the house spinach salad. In fact I think this was the first salad I liked as a kid. I was 15 when I started the job and wasn’t really into eating green things but the combination of the fresh spinach, creamy ranch dressing and bacon bits (I wasn’t into the shredded egg) was something I really enjoyed. Since I became a vegetarian I have been always interested to recreate some of those foods I enjoyed ‘PV’ or ‘pre veg’ and these beauties come about as close to the real thing as your gonna get. These ‘faken bits’ are a great addition to salads and dressings and you can even sprinkle them on your next pizza. Who knows, maybe you have a teenager or younger child at home who could use a little more salad in their life. Oh and don’t forget these are vegan with no added oil and are totally gluten free. Stay tuned, I’ll give you recipe for a delicious ranch dressing next time. Bon Appetit!
Vegan Salad Bits
- 1 cup TVP (textured vegetable protein)
- 3 Tbl Braggs
- 2 Tbl Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbl Liquid Smoke
- Med Fying Pan
- Wooden Spoon
Upcoming Prama Wellness Events!
Our weekend yoga detox retreats are great for those who are new to juice fasting and want to experience the the benefits of the detox process in a relatively short period of time.
This yoga detox program is designed to create better health and relaxation. It is especially designed for those who want to feel more energized, struggle with weight problems, need help kicking bad habits, want to eliminate toxins, or simply wish to feel less stressed.
Join award-winning vegan chef, radio host, cookbook author, actor, and recording artist on a fun and informative journey of health and wellness. You will meet Laura in person, have a chance to ask questions, and attend her demo classes.
Other Blogs Posts
The body’s digestive system has two main functions: to bring nutrients in and toxins out. When we digest food and liquids, the nutrients in the food and liquids is absorbed into the blood stream to be utilized by the cells in the body for fuel. What is not used by the blood to keep our cells, muscles, nerves and bones energized and healthy is excreted through the urine, the skin and the stool in the form of toxins.
Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are out, the rain is pouring down, and when the sun peaks through the clouds, it is warming and bright. Since spring is generally wet and damp, which, in Ayurveda (the yogic system of health) is characteristic of Kapha season, it is common for people to cough and sneeze. In fact, the English word “cough” comes for the Sanskrit word “kapha”.
Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic vata constitution. During the cold season, our digestive system tend to weaken and raw juices may make us bloated and tired. Does that mean it is not good to juice in the winter time? You can still juice, but it is best to follow some important insights from Ayurveda.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, the spices found in chai are considered “sattvic,” or calming, vitalizing and mentally clarifying. A cup of chai is therefore not only medicinal for the body but also the perfect mental and emotional antidote to the stresses of modern life.