Posts Tagged ‘Alexandra Jamieson’

It’s Meatless Monday! What’s for breakfast?

April 26, 2010

My family is pretty lucky. Every morning I arise earlier than I really have to just to make them a delicious homemade nutritious breakfast.  Now, I’m sure they appreciate my tireless pursuit of sainthood, but to be honest I am sick and tired of the clean-up.  They’re usually off to work and school before me, so guess who gets stuck with the dishes? (ahem) Yep, me.

So, I have been racking my brain to come up with breakfast ideas that require little or no clean-up. Which is why I got so excited when I found this delish recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in Living Vegan for Dummies, from one of my favorite vegans, Alexandra Jamieson (

Great for breakfast, snack time or anytime, all you have to do is just slice and go.

BTW, Living Vegan for Dummies is a mmmmmmust have book for anyone interested in becoming vegan or for vegans who want to create a healthy and balanced diet, collect invaluable tips for eating out and traveling as well as expand their cooking repertoire with some kick ass vegan recipes.

Yeah, I said it. Kick ass.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

2 large overripe bananas

6 tablespoons soy, rice or hemp milk

2/3 cup agave syrup

1/3 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ teaspoon salt

½ cup vegan chocolate chips

1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour

1 cup unbleached white, whole wheat, or spelt flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly oil a 9-inch loaf pan.  In a medium mixing bowl, mash together the bananas, milk, agave, oil, vanilla, and salt.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

In a large mixing bowl, sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Pour the banana and chocolate chip mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until just blended.  Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-45 m inutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.


Take a day, save the world

March 10, 2010

I know it’s a little late notice, but I want to invite you to come save the world.

Okay, that might be a little vague. Let me explain. I’m going to “FitTown USA Town Hall Discussion” – a two day conference that brings together integrative health leaders and advocates for childrens’ health to discuss how we can have better nutrition in our schools, create a healthier environment for our kids and how to make a change in underserved communities. Speakers include Ras Baraka, Annemarie Colbin, PHD, Alexandra Jamieson, and Michelle Paige Paterson.


Urban Zen Center

705 Greenwich Street

Today and tomorrow 10 am – 5 pm

BTW, FitTown USA Town Hall Discussion is hosted by the Urban Zen Foundation and Healthcorps. Healthcorps ( is a proactive health movement founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz to help fight childhood obesity.

Recent college graduates become HealthCorps Coordinators for two years and defer medical school or graduate health program studies to peer-mentor as public service – helping teens, their teachers and their families become health activists.

Urban Zen foundation ( works to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well being, preserving cultures and empowering children.

Come on down. You could make a world of difference.