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Today’s breakfast, lunch and dinner :)
Whole grain/peanut flour pancakes with fresh fruit, warm raspberries and white almond butter. Red lentil stew with veggies (and a ton of nutritional yeast). Buddha bowls with baby spinach, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, kidney bean balls, quinoa and avocado-bean dip. Everything was super delicious!

Deconstructed sushi w smoky tahini tofu, arugula, avocado, pickled ginger, sesame, avocado, carrots, cucumber, white rice, kelp, and avocado sushi and you can bet I drizzled this in soy sauce after the photo haha 😜😜 

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Guy this salad is incredible 😍😍 often I find that vegan salads (unless it’s a potato salad) don’t really do the best job at filling me up but this was one is amazing! Steamed kale, avocado, cranberries, roasted NZ kumara and chickpeas, red onion, avocado, sliced almonds and tahini and lemon dressing :) ohhh yeaaaa PLUS I just finished my last exam for the uni semester so I am officially free! Can’t wait to get into the food prep and photography these holidays :) It’s just a bit awkward taking photos of food during the semester being at a college where it’s all catered for 😊 #eatplants #plantpowered -Zoe

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Crispy “Chicken” Cauliflower (vegan)

Happy Thursday, friends! I recently posted a picture of cauliflower “chicken” burgers on my instagram, and everyone was asking for a recipe. I decided to make it a second time to perfect the recipe before sharing. 

Ingredients:
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 cups flower
- 1.5 cups water
- Panko bread crumbs (I don’t know how much I used… I just kept adding to the bowl as I went along. Probably ¾ to 1 box all together, depending on the size of your cauliflower.)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp chili flakes (optional)
- Any sauces you like (if you want to coat cauliflower afterwards)

** All seasoning can and should be adjusted to your liking! Feel free to add or take away anything.

Instructions:
1) Cut the cauliflower! After rinsing, cut in half and remove the green leaves and stock. If you want to make sandwiches, cut the cauliflower into steaks. You can also cut into large florets to give the feeling of pieces of chicken. Or you can cut them into small florets for cauliflower wings. Just keep in mind that baking time will be different if you cut them into smaller pieces.
2) In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, water, and paprika. Whisk together until smooth.
3) In a separate bowl, combine 1.5 cups of panko with the salt, garlic powder, pepper, thyme, and chili flakes.
4) Have a baking sheet lined with parchment paper ready. Dip the cauliflower in the batter, and tap off any excess. Then bread with panko. Place breaded cauliflower on the baking sheet. Continue for all pieces.
5) Bake at 450 F for 35 min, flipping halfway through. If you wish to coat your cauliflower in sauce (buffalo or BBQ, for example), remove the cauliflower 10 min before the baking is done, coat in sauce, and return to the oven for the remaining 10 min. 
6) ENJOY!!!