Friday, July 26, 2013

On Vacation/Staycation

Be back in a week!
Miss you all!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cheeze Sauce-Revisted

You might remember a few months ago i did a vegetarian cheese using garbanzo beans. It was okay, but nothing compared to my new one! This recipe is probably one that I am most proud since starting my blog. It started out as a quick topping for potatoes and took on a life of its own once I tasted it and realized how yummy it was and how much it tasted like queso. If you are looking for what it tastes like, just like that queso you can get at Chilis just, you know, better tasting and better for you! Kid-friendly as well! Need to sneak in more veggies do this! You can't tell the difference. The carrots give it a sweetness, the potatoes give it thickness and the nutritional yeasts gives it the cheesy nutty flavour that is so yummy! Super inexpensive to make and relatively easy and quick you will be smiling with joy as others wolf this down thinking it is real queso.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/18/13

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/18/13

Crazy Ingredient Challenge- Meatless Mole Tacos

Instead of the Surprise Recipe Swap, Jutta has replaced it with the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. You can opt in or out from month to month, instead of being responsible every single month. If you would like to join in on the fun visit her blog at Hungry Little Girl or the Crazy Ingrediant Challenge sign up page.

For the first month of the CIC, Jutta had us pair together cauliflower and chocolate. WHAT?! Yes, cauliflower and chocolate. At first I was thinking of some sort of dessert, but I told Mr. Custom Taste about this and he came up with a great idea. Since I was meatless he suggested using the cauliflower as a faux meat of some sort, making mole and putting it all in a taco. He is quite brilliant, I know. So I give to you, Meatless Mole Tacos. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Why I have been MIA this past week.

So where have I been for the past week?
New Build. Pretty Mimas from Custom Taste

Dealing With...

Dealing With... cravings and lifestyle changes header

Southern Border Meatballs

Southern Border Meatballs by Custom Taste

Even though I do not eat meat, Mr Custom Taste does. He also enjoys recipes that have a special flare or odd change to them. He is a big fan of Greek Meatballs. One day we had a lot of ground turkey that needed to get cooked and a lot of cilantro. So I came up with an idea to make greek meatballs but with a spanish twist! So I present to you Southern Border Meatballs! They smell great, and he even said that they tasted like greek meatballs, just with cilantro. Success!

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/11/12

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/11/12 from Custom Taste

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pinto Bean Tortillas

Pinto Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
So, as many of you may remember, being in the southwest we love spanish food fare. However since becoming a clean eater it is a lot harder to find cost effective and clean tortillas, so I have to make my own. I have made about 3 different kinds so far. This is one is my favourite for big dishes (like burritos) because they hold together and puff up deliciously.

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/09/13 and Listening to Your Body

Monday, July 8, 2013

Skillet Boiled Seasoned Potatoes

Skillet Boiled Seasoned Potatoes by Custom Taste

If any of you have been keeping up with The Meatless Lifestyle than you have seen these guys when we did breakfast for dinner. They were quicker than baked potatoes and less fatty than sauteed as well as tasty and filling. These potatoes were even kid approved! They may not be quick, but they taste just as good the next day, so feel free to make them ahead of time when needed!

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/06/13

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/06/13

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Shake 'Em Up Pancakes

Shake 'Em Up Pancakes by Custom Taste
These pancakes are not only quick and easy to make but are also quick and easy to store. Making them in a container eliminates extra dishes to clean and you can get to enjoying them much quicker. They are light and fluffy as well as healthy. They are sweet enough for eat as a breakfast or dessert but savory enough to eat with beans or meat. Add some peanut butter to make a great and healthy after workout snack!

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/03/13

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/02/13

The Meatless Lifestyle
I finally made a header for The Meatless Lifestyle! What do you guys think? This will appear on the preview page for every Meatless Lifestyle post, so if you are interested in this little "diary" I have going on just look for the header!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Meatless Lifestyle 07/01/13

Happy July everyone! I hope you have taken out stock in sunscreen and fans, we probably should have. Also, RIP Google Reader, you were great to us and will be sorely missed. However, thank you Bloglovin for coming to the scene and help to keep us up to date with each other. If you don't know what Bloglovin is check out this post and this post OR just to go, sign up and start following!

I am going to get into gear and really pushy myself to update everyday about the meatless lifestyle as well as get back on track with the rest of my blog. Little guy has been here for 2 weeks so it is time to get back to schedule. I think I started July off really well, so here the first day!

1/2 cup Kashi go lean cereal, 1/2 goat milk, 4 medium strawberries, 1 boiled egg and 2 tsp siracha sauce
Calories 295 Carbs 26g Fat 15g Protein 23g Fiber 8g