Day 44 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISES:
# Lift rock bottom
# ascended (& descended) 284 stair steps

WATER: (goal: > 79.5)
(3) × (25.4 oz) =  76.2 oz

EATS:
* gfo smoothie
* blueberries
* chopped salad (escarole, endive, radicchio, carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, bell pepper, radish, celery) w/ fig balsamic dressing, craisins & XL-pumpkin seeds
* baked potato w/ radishes, tomatoes, lemon on vegan posole soup (w/ hominy, cabbage, quinoa, kale, scallion, cilantro, Ancho chile & a bit too XL-salty Mexican tomato sauce)
* apricots

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious foods

Day 43 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISES:
# Lift lunch sisters

WATER: (goal: > 79.5)
(3.5) × (25.4 oz) =  88.9 oz

EATS:
* gfo smoothie
* banana
* blueberries
* water-sauteed broccoli, mushrooms, white beans, carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, bell pepper, radish, celery, onions, sauerkraut w/ XL-saltwater
* fresh tomato
* brown rice
* ice dream (fresh kale blenderized w/ frozen pineapple, blueberries, banana, couple dates & 1 T carob powder)

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious foods

Day 42 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISES:
# kickbox 45 min
# The chair workout! (squats, dips, pushups, crunches, planks)

WATER: (goal: > 79.5)
(3.5) × (25.4 oz) =  88.9 oz

EATS:
* oatmeal w/ blueberries & kale milk
* watermelon
* chopped salad w/ added tomato/cucumber/XL-avocado
* taste tested tomato & fig dressings (fig won!)
* slice of leftover twice baked (soggy bottom) cauliflower pizza

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious foods

The Great Vegan Pizza Cook-off!

This cook-off is inspired by Mark Sutton of Heart Healthy Pizza . I just love this guy! 🙂

Raw doughs (displayed in this order: cauliflower/wheat/oat)
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Topped & ready for oven:
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Fresh out of oven:
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SAUCE (veggies pre water-sauteed)

  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • green cabbage
  • red cabbage
  • bell pepper
  • radish
  • celery
  • sweet peppers
  • scallions
  • kale
  • tomato
  • tomato/pasta sauce
  • garlic & Italian seasonings

TOPPINGS

  • mushrooms
  • olives
  • avocado
  • nacho cheez sauce
  • vegan shredded soy cheez on half of wheat crust only

CRUSTS
(Preheat oven to 450 degrees)

Oat Flour Crust

    • 1 c oat flour (may grind uncooked rolled oats)
    • 2/3 c warm water
    • 2 dates
    • 1 t yeast
    • 1 t ground flax seeds
    • 1 t Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 T salt

(add little water or flour to adjust consistency when kneading)

In food processor combine water, dates, yeast, ground flax, seasoning, oat flour.
Pulse to knead.
Hand press onto parchment lined baking sheet.
Put toppings on pizza.
Bake 450 degrees until browning begins (+/- 20 min)

Wheat (whole + unbleached) Crust

  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 1 t date sugar
  • 1 t yeast (half package)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c whole wheat
  • 3/4 c bread flour
  • 2 t ground flax seeds

Add water, sweetener, yeast & let stand 10 min
Add remaining dry ingredients
Kneed 10 min, cover & let rise 1 hr
Punch down & let stand 45 min
Roll dough on parchment covered baking sheet
Add toppings
Bake 450 degrees for approx 20 minutes

Cauliflower Crust (epic failure for me!)

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 3 T corn starch
  • 4 T cold water
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t Italian seasoning

Cook, drain, cool, squeeze tightly dry in cheese cloth the cauliflower
Combine water & cornstarch & set aside to thicken
Combine all ingredients into wet dough, mashing cauliflower
Press onto oat flour dusted parchment paper
Bake 450 degrees 30 min
Flip & bake about 20 min
Add toppings & bake additional 10+ min

AND THE WINNER IS…

Oat Flour Crust!! It was delicioso… like eating a wonderfully savory oatmeal crispy cookie! The Wheat Crust came in at a very strong second, but the Cauliflower Crust never fully crisped up. Soggy bottom dough! When I experiment some more and fix the recipe I’ll repost.

What a fun afternoon! 🙂

 

Day 41 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISES:
# kickbox 45 min
# 100 squats today!

WATER: (goal: > 79.5)
(3.5) × (25.4 oz) =  88.9 oz

EATS:
* XL-shredded wheat, XL-grapenut flakes, XL-toastie-o’s cereal w/ strawberries & kale milk (raw kale, dates, almond milk)
* orange slices
* the great vegan XL-pizza cook-off! Wheat, oat & cauliflower crusts (see recipe section for descriptions)
* grapes

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious foods

Day 40 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISES:
# Lift rock bottom
# kickbox 45 min

WATER: (goal: > 79.5)
(3.5) × (25.4 oz) =  88.9 oz

EATS:
* oatmeal w/ blueberries & kale milk (raw kale, dates, almond milk)
* chopped salad (escarole, endive, radicchio, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, chicory) w/
* low XL-salt white beans
* raw sauerkraut (cabbage, XL-salt, water)
* nacho cheez sauce
* banana
* potato tacos w/ shredded veggies, XL-avocado, tomatoes & spritz XL-fry corn tortillas
* pinto beans w/ salsa
* quinoa/corn/kale
* grapes

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious foods

Nacho Cheez Sauce

Nacho Cheez Sauce

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INGREDIENTS:

1 medium head steamed cauliflower
1 roasted red bell pepper
1 c cooked white beans
1/2 c uncooked oatmeal
2 T nutritional yeast
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 t garlic powder
Himalayan black salt (Indian Kala Namak) to taste
1 t smoked paprika
1 lemon’s juice
1/4(+/-) cup almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

Steam cauliflower to soften & drain
Cook white beans, rinse & drain
Roast red pepper
Blend all ingredients (except milk) until smooth
Add almond milk to reach desired consistency

The high sulphur taste of Kala Namak is the kicker in this amazingly simple & nutritious, very low fat, nut-free recipe. Go light on the salt & enjoy its guilt-free decadent flavor!