Veggie Yogi

Food, health and prosperity for the body

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Welcome to Veggie Yogi—a place where you can find healthy and easy-to-make vegetarian recipes.

I’m ideally suited to write this blog because I’m not a sophisticated cook. 🙂 If I can make it, anyone can make it! A year ago when I started, I had maybe 5-6 trusty favorite recipes that I made all the time and that was about it. Having friends over for dinner would cause me to break out in a cold sweat! Now I’m happy to say, I’m much more comfortable and creative in the kitchen, and here you’ll find a great collection of tasty dishes certified by me to be easy-to-make and healthy!

So why is eating healthy important to me? My Dad had a heart attack when he was in his forties, so I’m very aware that eating well is an important factor in living a long and healthy life. You’ll notice in my recipes that I avoid salt. Feel free to add salt if you wish. I simply choose not to because we get so much salt in our diets without even trying. I also try to avoid a lot of fat—particularly trans-fats, sugar, and white flour.

So why am I a vegetarian? I practice Kriya Yoga and have been a student of Paramahansa Yogananda since 1999. As a result, I choose to follow a vegetarian diet and have for many years. At first I found it challenging, but today there are lots of great options available to vegetarians and it’s easy to have fantastic meals without the meat.

I hope you enjoy the recipes here and that you’ll share your comments and feedback. You can contact me at kansascityyogi@gmail.com. I wish you “food, health and prosperity for the body, efficiency for the mind, and above all love and wisdom for the soul!”

Wendy

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9 Comments

  1. Hi, Wendy! Thanks for following my blog! Love that you’re a devotee of Yogananda too! Here’s another coincidence: My friend Natalie George is the one who just opened up Cafe Gratitude in Kansas City. Have you been there yet? I’m at philbolsta@me.com.

    • Hi Phil! How cool is that! I had not heard about Cafe Gratitude but I will definitely check it out. Glad to “meet” you.

  2. Likewise! Let me know what you think of Cafe Gratitude! Sounds like a perfect fit for you! And be sure say hi to Natalie for me!

  3. Kate Ehernberger

    I make Louise Hagler’s tofu loaf several times each winter. I usually serve it with baked potatoes and a vegetable. “Tofu Cookery” has some great recipes — a jumping off point for cooks new to tofu.

    • Thanks for the great feedback Kate! Do you have other favorites of Louise Hagler’s that you would recommend?

  4. Hey there 🙂 I have nominated you for the Liebster Award (http://erinplamont.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/an-award-for-me/). I enjoy reading your posts and I look forward to reading more! -Erin

    • Hi Erin. Thank you so much! That is very sweet of you. 🙂 Your blog looks great too!

  5. Ruchita

    Hello Wendy,
    Thanks for a lovely website. I am also vegetarian and enjoy veggie food a lot. I am trying to lose post pregnancy weight (i have gained 25 kilos in 9 months) but finding it hard with a kid around and uncertain schedule. Could you please share some yoga and diet tips that can help me go back to my normal size. Thank you in advance for your valuable suggestions. God bless you.

    • Hi Ruchita,
      So nice to hear from you.I am glad you’ve found the site helpful. I am certainly no expert on losing weight but I can say I have always found moderation to be the best approach and I am a big believer in Weight Watchers which stresses a balanced diet and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. If you fill up on fruits and vegetables when you just have to have something you can’t go wrong. Drinking lots of water through the day can also help you to feel full without eating a lot. I haven’t posted anything for a while because I have been super-busy and haven’t been eating as well as I should either. I’ll try to get some new posts up soon to keep inspiring us both to eat healthy! 🙂 Good luck and congratulations!

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