August 2012 – We are happy to announce our latest cookbook “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Low Fat Vegan Cooking”. This book is filled with hundreds of original, fun and tasty low fat vegan recipes. We have used the 10-10-80 concept in creating these for you, meaning 10% of your caloric intake will be from fats, 10% from protein and 80% from carbs. We like to think that this is the best way to live as it has given us, the doctors and researchers we work with, and the thousands we interact with the best guidelines for lasting health. Please pick one up now from Amazon, write a review and be sure and grab your FREE Coconut Oil report here.
Japanese Cucumber Salad (From Chapter 7 – Complete Idiot’s Guide To Low Fat Vegan Cooking)
Light and refreshing, this cucumber salad is a cinch to make, and can be enjoyed any time of day. Fresh cucumbers are enhanced with salty tamari, light rice vinegar, and sweet maple syrup. Red onion and sesame seeds add crunch and texture.
Yield: about 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: [3/4] cup
Each Serving has:
85 calories, 16g carbohydrates, 2g fat, 2g fiber, 2g protein
1 TB. wheat-free tamari
1 TB. maple syrup
[1/4] cup rice vinegar
1 tsp. toasted sesame or coconut oil
2 cups English cucumber, seeded, and sliced into half moons
[1/4] cup fresh carrots, julienne
[1/2] cup red onion, thinly sliced
[1/2] tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black sesame seeds
1. In a small bowl, combine tamari, maple syrup, vinegar, and oil. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
2. Toss cucumbers, carrots, and red onions with sea salt in a mixing bowl and let rest for five minutes.
3. Add dressing and sesame seeds to cucumber mix and toss to combine.
Variation: For a traditional Japanese taste with some extra heat, add [1/2] teaspoon powdered wasabi and 1 tablespoon miso paste to the dressing for this salad. Be sure to allow the wasabi to sit in the dressing for at least 10 minutes to allow full flavor to develop.
Coconut Oil – Villain or Saint
We are constantly asked about oils. And yes, we do use some oils in our recipes, restaurants, trainings and cookbooks. Lately we have been thinking about how to reduce our oil consumption, especially with the release of our latest book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Low Fat Vegan Cooking”. Well, the research is in. If you want to cut out all oil, go for it! If you feel, as a healthy ALL Organic, ALL Vegan person, you might want a little oil, may we suggest Coconut Oil. Even if you are ALL Raw, this amazing source of fresh nutrients might just be what your body wants! You be the judge after reading this amazing research. We give Big Thanks to Jaqui Karr for helping put this together for us. Please read and let us know your thoughts.