Wasabi-Toasted Nori Crisps

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Published on: September 18, 2015

I occasionally make spicy peas. Dried peas, tequila, and wasabi. Soak them and roast them… Simple. But here’s a treat that uses sushi nori which contains a lot of good things like vitamins and minerals. As well, a spicy infusion of wasabi to make your brow sweat and the compunction to eat more until they’re gone!

NOTE: some say that for a real vegan experience, ensure your nori is certified vegan! 

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons powdered horseradish wasabi (or use paste if not available)

10 sheets nori (Makes about 60 crisps)


Heat oven to 250°F.

Combine the water and the wasabi in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until dissolved. 

Take a sheet of nori and fold it in half. Unfold it and lightly paint half the sheet with the wasabi water using a pastry brush. Sprinkle with salt and press it closed. Lightly brush the top with wasabi water. Using a sharp knife, cut the nori into six strips and to a baking sheet.

Repeat until you have filled the baking sheet. Strips shouldn’t touch. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until darkened, dry to the touch, and brittle. Transfer the nori crisps to a cooling rack to finish crisping. 


Spicy Nori Cashews

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Published on: September 14, 2015

Best way to condition yourself on the quest to becoming vegetarian or vegan. Or to reduce your dependence on meat products…  Snacks! Healthy and tasty ones at that! 

2 c. raw cashews

1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

sea salt (to taste)

half sheet nori seaweed

1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
Toss the cashews, sesame oil and salt.

Toast in 350F oven for 5-10 minutes, or until golden, toss once. Remove.

Toast the seaweed for a few minutes. Cool, crumble.

Grind together; seaweed, sesame seeds.

Toss all ingredients together.


App for Food

Cookspiration by Dietitians of Canadahttps://appsto.re/ca/2CdtW.i

Easy way to eat healthily. Vegan, Vegitarian, or Carnivorous. 

Witches and myth

one thing i learned with my wiccan friend. Or should i say my friendwho was  wiccan? The portrayal of witches has always been wrong. I cannot recall all of the thnigs she told me, but i found a wonderful essay on the topic. 

Here is an excerpt: 

“We are not the Devil worshippers or evil lost souls you have been lead to believe. Actually, quite the opposite is true of those who truly follow the Old Traditions. We are a peaceful people who celebrate life seeing it as sacred in it’s diverse forms. Many of the values and ethics you have been taught as Christian’s were adopted from our belief systems hundreds of years ago. I am not trying to entice or incite your anger, but it is an easily documented historical fact that Wicca, Paganism, Witchcraft and the Nature Based religions predate Christianity by several thousand years.”

To read the entire essay “an open letter to Christians” can be found at: http://wicca.com/celtic/ramble/opletter.htm

No breath of fresh air is possible without them

No breath of fresh air is possible without them…
Sacred Celtic Trees and Woods

by Ed Collins

To the Celts and many other peoples of the old world, certain trees held special significance as a fuel for heat, cooking, building materials and weaponry. In addition to this however, many woods also provided a powerful spiritual presence. The specific trees varied between different cultures and geographic locations, but those believed to be “sacred” shared certain traits. Unusual size, beauty, the wide range of materials they provided, unique physical characteristics, or simply the power of the tree’s spirit could grant it a central place in the folklore and mythology of a culture. Even our modern culture finds that certain trees capture our imagination. The mighty oak, the mystical yew and so many others are reminders of the power that trees have on our lives. 
Trees are living things, filled with the essence and energy and of the Elementals and Mother Earth with an aura of power which is visible to those who are in total balance and harmony. The lore which surrounds a particular tree or wood often reflects the power the old ones sensed and drew from their presence.

To read more about sacred trees, visit: www.ravenwoodgrove.org/tree_essays.html

Manna Bread

So for my first post, I’d like to share a recipe. Before I do that, let me tell you one thing. I’m neither vegan nor Wiccan (Which is the faith closely associated with ‘paganism’). I am however, always interested in ways to live better. Years ago, a Wiccan friend explained to me, how the seasons and lunar phase were important in what and how we do things. So I tried the waning and waxing moon thing. This is where you get rid of negative things when the moon is waning, and bring in positive thing to your life when the moon is waxing. To my surprise, it worked. Given the fact that I didn’t have to dance around a fire naked on a full moon (never was invited) or become Wiccan to receive the benefits, I guess we can look at vegan foods as well. So now, I will share the most basic, most delicious vegan bread i know. As for ingredients, there’s only one. Excluding of course water…

Manna Bread

2 c wheat berries (organic if you can find)

Sprout wheat until the sprouts are only 1/2 inch or shorter. They will taste sweet. It takes about 24 to 48 hours for the sprouts to reach 1/2 inch in length. 

Grind the sprouted wheat into a goo. 

You may want to oil your hands for the next part.

Form into an oval shaped loaf on baking paper and bake at 250 to 275 degrees (F) for about 1.5 to 2 hours (until browned). 

Cool, keep refrigerated, and slice with a wet, serrated knife.

Infographic on eating vegan

Here is a link to your options for the vegan diet.


Where did the word Pagan come from?

Pagan: This word ‘conjures up’ many images however its origins are from Middle English, taken from the Latin ‘paganus’, a civilian, or country dweller. Not so scary now is it?

More info on the word here.

Online now!

We are now online… Look forward to all the great people and ideas we will meet and share! VP

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