WELCOME BACK! AS always life is busy. I mean to blog often but it never works out that way. Still, thank you all for tuning in when I have the time to post 🙂 Before we jump into the recipe I wanted to do a quick recap (This is taken from one of my first Vegan recipe posts):
“I eat Vegan”
I eat Vegan. I am not (haven’t yet decided/committed to be) vegan. I sometimes think I’m in transition to becoming vegan then i’m like look Shrimp! Nom Nom Nom! For the most part I eat vegan and vegetarian with the exception of shrimp (which I probably have once a month but still somehow struggle with the idea of ever letting go of it). I admire vegans and greatly appreciate the discipline it takes many warriors to live such a beautiful lifestyle. For that reason, I won’t pretend to be something I’m NOT. In order to love MY body as best I can I’ve decide to eat vegan at least 4 days a week. Sometimes more, and occasionally on a bad week, less. I decided this because of personal reasons. If I decide to share them one day I will but that a whole other post! Here’s the main part: when I eat vegan I feel good. Heck I feel great! Physically and mentally great. MY body feels better when the things I put into it are based on a more than 50% vegan diet. That bring me to my next term:
Pay close attention to that 1st word. That’s the part I really want to sink in here. I’m not writing this for Sara, Jason, Nicole, Latisha, Jasmine, or Aria’s body. Because, I made up those names and I don’t know what’s best for your body. So please when I am saying something works or is best, please give me grace and know that for the most part I mean for MY body. So please consult your doctor and do your research to find out what’s best for YOUR body! Sure many of these ingredients, or the absence of harmful ingredients, will benefit the average human body; but many of us have other circumstance that may effect us. That brings me to my last term:
This is my circumstance. PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, effect my body in many ways. Diet specific, PCOS makes it harder for me to lose weight and puts me at higher risk for things such as diabetes. Its so much more complex than that but I’ll keep it short. For me when it comes to PCOS one thing is certain; I eat better, I feel better, and my body responds better! Find out what your circumstances are and better yourself. Your body will thank you!
Alright, lets jump into the beautiful simplistic adventure of my Vegan Zucchini Bowl.
1/2 Green Pepper
1/2 small tomato
2-3 tablespoons hummus (depending on how down you are with hummus! But really who’s measuring? Just scoop that stuff out until you like what you see!)
chilli powder & salt & pepper (to taste)
Slice green peppers then toss in 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Heat in skillet on medium for 5-7 minutes. Dice tomato and add to skillet heat 5more mins. Turn heat down a bit and sprinkle veggies with chilli powder, salt, and pepper. Toss. Peel & spiralize zucchini. If you do not have a spiralizer, simply use potato peeler to make shaved zucchini pieces; or just thinly slice them it’ll still taste great! Add to skillet cook another 5-7 minutes. While this finishes heating slice your avocado. Add all ingredients to a bowl & top with hummus. You’re welcome!