Yesterday morning, as I opened my e-mail update from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), I stumbled across a couple healthy vegan recipes ( you can find one below) from Steve-O. Steve-O? Healthy? Vegan? This has to be a prank, right? Wrong. It’s true; Steve-O is a Vegan.
Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover; June 13, 1974) is an American stunt performer and television personality. His entertainment career is mostly centered around his performance stunts on the American TV series, Jackass, and accompanying movies. –Wikipedia
Seriously, if this guy can clean up his act, anyone can. I personally consider myself a Nutritarian but I support Vegetarians and Vegans 100% and I’m pretty impressed that Steve-O was able to concur his addictions and start leading a healthy lifestyle.
“When I became vegan I had been clean and sober for a year and five months, and cigarette-free for one year. Only after becoming vegan did I regularly hear that my skin looked great, and that I was looking younger, slimmer, and healthier. I heard that on an almost daily basis, which made it clear to me that, of all my lifestyle changes, becoming vegan has been the single most beneficial thing for my appearance (exercise is crucial, as well).”-Steve-O
To read more about what Steve-O has to say about becoming a vegan, follow the link below.
The following recipe turned out to be delicious. I enjoyed it with cut up red peppers and cucumbers.
CHEEZY GARBANZO SPREAD
1 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans
½ cup roasted red peppers
3 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Drain garbanzo beans, reserving the liquid, and place them in a food processor or blender with red peppers, tahini, and lemon juice. Process until very smooth. If using a blender, you will have to stop it occasionally and push everything down into the blades with a rubber spatula. The mixture should be quite thick, but if it really seems too thick to blend, add a tablespoon or two of the reserved bean liquid.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
What can I say, when your husband loves a recipe, you leave it just the way it is although… I would add a few cloves of garlic. :)
1 can (14.5 Oz. Size) Great Northern Or Garbanzo Beans, Rinsed And Drained
⅓ cups Nutritional Yeast (Found In Bulk Section Of Health Food Aisle)
1 teaspoon Dry Oregano
1 teaspoon Dry Basil
¼ teaspoons Salt
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
½ cups Canned Tomato Sauce
2 Tablespoons Canned Tomato Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until fairly smooth. Serve at room temperature or chilled with assorted crackers, toasts, and raw veggies. Could also be used as a spread in a wrap or sandwich.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
*Garbanzo beans (chickpea): Good source of fiber, protein and potassium.
Thanks G.S.! :)
I’ve previously mentioned that hummus is allowed on the “detox” plan and is delicious with your favorite cut up (raw) veggies. Those of you who are not following the plan will equally enjoy the recipe below. My friend found it inside her Costco cookbook and was nice enough to pass it along to me. I’ve made a couple of revisions but one I wanted to mention is that I cut the oil down (in half). I did not notice any difference in the texture. It’s still very creamy.
Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
1 can of Garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
1 12 oz jar of red peppers drained
1-2 cloves of garlic (optional)
1 TBS of olive oil
1/8 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
Cut up red peppers with Spicy Red Pepper Hummus….YUM!
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