Recipe From: Forksoverknives.com
Place cut potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Bake at 400º F for 15 minutes.
Take out and flip the fries over and bake for another 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and puffed up.
Serve immediately with ketchup, mayo or whatever your heart desires ( Vegan of Course).
Notes: Add some flavor by placing the cut potatoes into a plastic bag with ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or dried herb/spice of your choice) and shaking to coat the potatoes before baking.
If there is one thing I want to get across to the general public- it is that a vegan lifestyle and plant-based diet is not restictive. It is full of abundant options that will make you feel alive and well nourished, as well as extremely satisfied and not left hungry after meals. If done properly, the transition can be overwhelming with the options and you are left feeling completely left in awe with how much you can actually eat and not gain excess unhealthy weight!
A very important thing to make sure you pay attention to is the amount of healthy carbs you consume. Carbs are the bodys fuel to work/run/jump/walk/LIVE! Without carbs, you are going to feel hungry often and uncomfortable with the transition to a plant based diet. When people deprive themselves of carbohyrates, our bodies go into starvation mode and seek fatty foods to hold us over!
Do not fall victim to this cycle. One thing new vegans tend to do is reach for the prepackaged foods that are vegan and this is not going to give you the energy and lifestyle that you are seeking.
Take the time- plan rich meals with plenty of carbs to satisfy your hunger! Listen to your body and stay well hydrated. I will be diving into this more in depth in the near future, but for now please just browse through the meals that I have posted and see that I do not limit my carb intake. That being said- we all have to earn our carbs- being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is clearly important no matter what food you are using to fuel your body. :)
I try to make it to the North Market at least twice a month or more to grab veggies and fruit for the week.
The North Market is primarily known for its Saturday Farmers' Market, a tradition begun on this site in 1803 and continuing today, as the producers of Southern Ontario bring their seasonal produce to market in the city.
The quality is great and the food is local and delicious. Its a great experience and I truly enjoy knowing that the food I am purchasing is locally grown and helping the farmers in our neighboring cities.
Toronto really has a lot to offer when it comes to purchasing organic, local produce and visiting the St. Lawrence market is just one way of picking up the goods! I think the experience is definitely comforting on a sunny Saturday morning. There is usually local artisans and musicians on the streets outside adding to the wholesome, eclectic vibe and I recommend going to anyone visiting/living in the city.
As for VEGAN options, I really have only stuck to purchasing whole foods in the North Market, as the majority of the small shops in the South Market are novelty shops that contain a lot of processed foods and unfortunately a large selection of meat, dairy products and baked goods (full of dairy, processed sugar and gluten). I must say that I do enjoy walking through the bakery just for the smell of fresh bread though.. mmmm . I need to dig more and find myself some vegan/gluten-free bread, I'm sure they must have it somewhere!