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Myth of a Vegan Body

I became vegan a few days before Thanksgiving Day 2013. Family and friends were worried that I wasn’t getting the necessary animal proteins to sustain my body. What worried them was my massive weight loss. The “loss” was detoxing of animal proteins and fat. With a proper vegan diet and exercise, you can’t go wrong. The myth of a vegan body: Skinny, sickly looking, unfit. It’s been over 4 months now. I proved them wrong. Peace, Love & Aloha! :)

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One month

1st month

1.27.14 - 2nd month

2nd month

2.21.14 - 3rd month

3rd month

3.21.14 4th Month

4th month(arms grew!)

Will post the 5th month soon. Going on more gluten free and no soy protein powders to boost my muscles. 60% whole foods and 40% processed vegan diet to start then move on to a 80/20. Wish me luck! Aloha!


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Asian Flair

It’s been 3 months now as a vegan. My love for food continues as a vegan cook. I can’t stand it any longer cooking at a meat eating restaurant. Tomorrow is my big day and break for an interview at a local vegan restaurant. Wish me luck!

Avocado Tobiko Roll

Avocado Tobiko Roll: “Tobiko”, minced carrots marinated in rice wine vinegar and kombucha. This both my creation and lunch at work.

Bbq Tofu Musubi

Bbq Tofu Musubi. Yummy snack or meal on the go!

Avocado Bahn Mi

Avocado Bahn Mi with Watercress Tofu Salad and Potato Rotini Salad. Just an awesome lunch for two on a weekend afternoon :)


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Soup Does The Body Good.

Outside it’s cold and you want something hearty, healthy and warm to eat. Here’s two of my favorite satisfying soups. Simple, easy to cook at home and very inexpensive to make.

Kenchinjiru

“Kenchinjiru” – Miso soup with all the goods packed in. Barely miso, water, wakame(sea kelp), carrots, burdock root, daikon, chives. A very hearty light weight soup.

Tomato Basil Soup

Here’s one I make at the restaurant a “Tomato Basil Bisque”. Yes it has all the butter, cream stuffs vegan’s don’t eat.

I make this, “Tomato Basil Soup” before adding in all the animal by-products. It’s good and very satisfying yummy goodness. Next time I’ll add the cashew cream and earth balance to make it a vegan bisque.

Roma tomatoes, organic canned crushed tomatoes, sweet local basil, shallots, garlic, sugar, white wine, water.

It’s soooooo good! :)


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What’s for Dinner?

Slapping a sandwich is easy for vegans. Now for a well rounded dinner? It can be a tough decision. Here’s a few dishes I came up with. ┬áDon’t afraid be to cook. Cook at home, NO FAST FOOD!!!

Chick'n Scallopini over Sauteed Kale Salad

Chick’n Scallopini over Sauteed Kale

Look and texture is much like a real chicken, unbelievable! Healthy, tasty and as you all know that the kale is a superfood!

Yaki Udon

Yaki Udon: Tofu, udon noodles, cabbage, carrots, onions, celery, kombucha, soy sauce, veg oil, salt & pepper.

Great for lunch or dinner :)


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I Love Sandwiches!

The portable on-the-go meal when time doesn’t allow you to sit and eat. Whether it’s at work or home, I find sandwiches to be my comfort food. From turkey, chicken, tuna sandwiches to now my vegan fav avocado, meatless burger, tofu turkey, chickin’ patties, the options are now endless and it tastes great!

Here’s few sandwiches that I really enjoy! :) Make them yourself, easy!

Grilled Cheese, Avocado & Tomatoes

Grilled Avocado, Tomato and Daiya Cheddar Cheese.

The Ultimate Vegan Burger

Ultimate Vegan Burger! Bocca burger, rice burger, swiss cheese,  vegannaise, veggies!


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I’m turning Japanese-a Vegan!

A few healthy but tasty dishes Japanese style! As a Japanese descendant, I wanted to learn the art of Japanese cooking. I’ve worked a few izakaya’s(pubs), sushi bars, and restaurants. I learned from the best, cooks and chefs. Ingredients mainly fish and chicken, it was easy for me to adapt most of the dishes, if not all the dishes to vegan.

Here is my take on the classic stir-fry and yakisoba(fried noodles). It’s all healthy, hearty and delicious!

Japanese Stirfry

Stir-fry: You can use any mixed Asian veg you desire. Fried tofu, soy sauce, salt & pepper, sake. A very light dish much different from the Chinese stir-fry I last made. Eat it over rice or quinoa! :)

Yakisoba

Yakisoba: Soba noodles, cabbage, fried tofu, bean sprouts, green onion, sliced onions, carrots, vegetarian oyster sauce, soy sauce, kombucha(sea kelp powder), pepper. This is dish has always been my favorite. Great for parties or pub style munchies!


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Workout on a Vegan Diet

I’m on my 3rd week of going vegan. I’ve physically excelled on a animal protein diet. Eating fish, chicken, turkey and tofu. Hardly any red meats and very small amounts of vegetables was my choice of foods I’d enjoy to stay lean and fit. Now on a vegan diet, literally, everything has changed. As a type A blood, my body mass shrank immediately. Was it a good thing? Yes, as all the animal protein toxins were flushed out of my body. I did suffer a bit during the end of the 2nd week such as, lack of energy and exercise was becoming difficult to do. Just after the 2nd week, my energy shot up and got back on my normal workout regiment! Now my challenge and goal here is to regain my body mass once before, but on a VEGAN diet. Increased my soy protein powder intake, also making adjustments on cooking, ingredients for my meals as needed.

So here is my before and after picture. How quickly I’ve lost my mass in a short amount of time. Will update picture in a few months! No pain, no gain!!!

Before & After

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