Vegan Climbs The Grand Teton

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

I spent a lot of time this spring training for my Grand Teton Climb in Wyoming, and on July 24th, 2012, I made it to the top.

Thanks everyone for the support and kind words, the climb was awesome, challenged me physically and mentally. The climb to base camp was hard climbing 5000′ with one roped section arriving around 5:30 PM. I went to bed at 8:30 PM with 20+ other climbers in the Exum tent, and could not sleep. We were up and ready to climb by 3:30 AM. Brian Smith (my Exum Guide) and I were the first ones up the climb, with head lamps and rain gear, it was chilly, sleeting on us. We climbed up through the clouds, with some very challenging areas, with serious exposure (1000′ +), on the Owen Spalding route. We arrived on the summit at 6:45 AM. The clouds had opened up with spectacular views, could see forever in all directions, with sun filtering down and rain in the distance. I was so over joyed, I cried, not a lot, but I did cry! :) After about 15 minutes on top, Brian and I started our decent, it was spectacular, especially since I did not get to see a lot of the climb up do to weather and darkness. To give you an idea how strenuous this climb is, I drank over 12 liters of water and only peed three times in 24 hours!
It was really a life changing experience I have wanted to climb the Grand since I was a small boy, so now at 53 years young and being a Vegan for the past two and half years.  I feel awesome and want more challenging adventures!
Categories: Fitness, Life, Vegan

Vegan French Toast

October 31, 2013 1 comment

Ingredients for french toast:

Stale bread sliced in thick pieces
Mix the following in a big bowl:
1 cup soy milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Dunk bread in mixture coat well and cook in pan on a med heat until brown on both sides.

Categories: Organic, Vegan

More Green Veggies = More Energy

November 30, 2012 Leave a comment

The longer you are vegan the more you are ENRGIZD!  Just say’n!  

Categories: Diet, Life, Vegan

Vegan Omelette, It’s Good For You!

February 14, 2012 1 comment

Love this recipe for it’s wholesome goodness and it’s flexibility.  You can add all kinds of different sautéed veggies, or switch it up using fruit.

  • 1/2 brick of firm tofu
  • 1 tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tbs  garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard (Dijon is best)
  • 1 tsp Kosher Worcestershire sauce (anchovy-free)
  • 1/4 cup organic veggie broth (fat free)

Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, start with 1/4 cup of veggie broth.  Throughly mix the ingredients (checkout Cuisinart Smart Stick) slowly adding additional veggie broth until you have thick pancake batter consistency.  Spoon in a large dollop into your non-stick-pan (checkout Scanpan Cookware) and evenly work it flat into a pancake.  Cook on a medium-low heat (covered) until the top starts to change color, then flip to the other side (if you can’t flip use a large spatula), ~5-7 minutes each side.  Add your sautéed veggies, Daiya cheddar cheese and fold over.  Plate it up and enjoy!

Categories: Diet, Organic, Recipes, Vegan

My Three Amigos and I in Yosemite!

February 9, 2012 Leave a comment

We love our Yosemite trips. We always take a lot of food and VitaMix to keep our diets on track and avoid the food sold in the village. We also save money too!

Love this photo!

Categories: Fitness, Life, Vegan

Good For You Waffle!

February 4, 2012 Leave a comment

These waffles are so good!  Packed full of protein, Omega-3, Omega-6, B-12, and low fat.

Estimated per one waffle: 134 calories, 8 grams protein, 3 grams sugar, 2.5 grams fat, 5.5 grams fiber (does not include canola oil).

  • 2 cups of Organic 6-Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix (Inn On The Creek)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of Hulled Hemp Seed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Egg Replacer
  • 1 and a 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  • Spritz Canola Oil Spray on waffle maker as needed

Makes about 8 waffles (5″ diameter).

Categories: Diet, Organic, Vegan

Love My Green Tea!

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

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Categories: Organic, Vegan
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