tomato cucumber noodles

Got tomatoes and noodles and don’t know what to do with them? If you have soya sauce and olive oil at hand, make a tomato noodle soup! Cucumbers add a nice garnish, but not a necessity.

Ingredients:
2 whole tomatoes
1/4 cup of soya sauce
3 teaspoon olive oil (other plant based cooking oil will do too)
Fine noodles ( angel hair spaghetti or really thin asian white noodles)
Half of a cucumber

Directions:cumbers into thin strips. Heat on high olive oil and toss in the tomatoes. Sautee with soya sauce for a while and add a bowl of water ( you may want to add more depending on how much noodles you plan to cook). When the water comes to a boil, taste the soup base and add salt accordingly.

When you are satisfied with the soup base, add in your noodles. Wait until noodles are fully cooked and tender and remove from heat. Garnish noodles .

This is a very refreshing dish!

Bill Clinton Enjoying Vegan Lifestyle, Says Healthy Eating Could Help Country

Date: July 31, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton began his national political career known for his frequent trips to McDonald’s, but he now enjoys his relatively new life as a vegan after losing 30 pounds and responding positively to the advice of his doctors.

An AARP magazine profile says Clinton “received a blistering email” from his physician not long after his 2004 quadruple-bypass surgery.

“I just decided that I was the high-risk person, and I didn’t want to fool with this anymore. And I wanted to live to be a grandfather,” Clinton said. “So I decided to pick the diet that I thought would maximize my chances of long-term survival.”

Today, more than three years after taking up veganism, Clinton says he’s enjoying his diet free of dairy, meat and fish. But the transition was difficult, he said.

“The main thing that was hard for me actually — much harder than giving up meat, turkey, chicken and fish — was giving up yogurt and hard cheese,” the former president said.

Clinton said he “would keep a record of everything I ate every day — what, when and how much.”

“That’s easy for everybody to do. Just go write it down. And then I’d start looking at it and say, ‘what am I going to give up and what am I going to substitute?’” Clinton said.

Clinton also said he’s learned that diet problems are crippling the country’s health care system.

“You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own well-being, that of your family and your country,” he said.

Bill Clinton Enjoying Vegan Lifestyle, Says Healthy Eating Could Help Country

Source: Huffington Post

Meet Florence, the world’s first vegetarian shark who prefers celery sticks and cucumber to fish

A shark at the Birmingham National Sea Life Center is surprising her handlers – she appears to be the world’s first vegetarian shark.

Florence, a six-foot nurse shark, started life as a meat-eater, but following an operation in 2009 to remove a rusty hook from her jaw, she has completely stopped eating her normal prey.

Florence’s mouth is filled with razor-sharp, serrated teeth designed for demolishing fish and crustaceans.

Instead she uses them for pulping broccoli and cabbage and any other greens she can steal from fellow ocean tank resident Molokai the green turtle.

It is not the first time Florence has caused her guardians some concern.

‘She was off her food for a good while when she first arrived from Florida with three other nurse sharks at our main collection centre in Dorset,’ said Graham.

‘She was given an ultrasound scan which revealed a fishing hook buried deep inside her mouth.’

Nurse sharks do occasionally graze on algae in the wild, and we weren’t surprised when Florence first stole some of Molokai’s greens,’ said Graham.

‘We just weren’t expecting her to go completely veggie.’

Watch out lettuce! The nurse shark at the Birmingham National Sea Life Center in England appears to be the world's first vegetarian shark

Watch out lettuce! The nurse shark at the Birmingham National Sea Life Center in England appears to be the world's first vegetarian shark

Eating away: shark refuses to eat any form of meat or fish

Eating away: shark refuses to eat any form of meat or fish

Source: Daily Mail UK

Well, all we have to say is…. WAY TO GO FLORENCE! You go girl!
If a shark can do it, so can we! :)

Bacalao a la Viscaina

Vegan Bacalao a la Viscaina

Vegan Bacalao a la Viscaina

Ingredients

  • 1 lb soy “fish”
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 large onions, in cubes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. fresh plum tomatoes, in cubes
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1 8 oz can pickled chiles gueros (yellow chiles)
  • 1 cup green olives
  • ½ cup capers

Directions

  1. Cut or shred soy “fish” into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large, heavy saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until transparent and soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes and parsley and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer gently until the sauce begins to thicken, for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared fish, the chiles gueros with a little of their juice.
  6. Cover and let cook gently for 15-20 minutes. Add the olives and capers and heat through.