Nov 4, 2013

Meatless Monday: Mark Young - Mondays Are Meatless

On Mondays I will be featuring fellow vegetarian and vegan book people. Today on the blog, I have a  vegan author and blogger who is sharing his story about being vegan. He is sharing a really cool video with lots of great information and the reasons why he went vegetarian and eventually vegan. Check Mark Young out!

Why I Am A Vegan

My Favorite Vegan Recipe

Peanut in Paradise Noodles

  • 1 pound brown rice spaghetti noodles
  • 2 cups green and yellow wax beans
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup peanut butter, chunky or creamy
  • 1 tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup peanuts, roughly chopped, for garnish


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add brown rice noodles and cook according to package directions. Add green beans and yellow wax beans for last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Return noodles to pot.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining coconut milk, water, maple syrup, soy sauce, peanut butter, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Let cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until sauce comes together and thickens.

Remove from heat and mix in lime juice and sesame oil. Toss hot noodles with the sauce, scallions, and carrots. Garnish with peanuts.

Check out his blog post about this recipe here.

Mark Young - Mondays Are Meatless

Happily married almost half my life and a father for the past nine years, I've been a writer as long as I can remember. Meat-free 18 years. My work has been published in various media, but I'm mostly working on novels now. I also blog about Meatless Mondays, which, with a full time job, keeps me busy.

I was second runner up (but got the best prize!) in the Toronto Vegetarian Association "Why I'm Veg" video contest last year with the video linked above. Here is the info on their site.

Find Mark:
website | | twitter

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