Here are some dishes that I’ve been able to enjoy over the years. All of these are vegan and all were consumed while I had
Crohn’s Disease. I can enjoy most, if not all, of these meals with my ostomy.
I hesitate to post these photo, knowing that many of my friends with IBD can’t enjoy food the way I have been since getting my ostomy. With active Crohn’s, I wasn’t even able to drink water without being in tremendous pain, so part of me hopes that if eating has been hard for you, that things will eventually get better. For the lucky ones who don’t have IBD, I hope these dishes illustrate just how nutritious and enjoyable a plant-based diet can be!
Updated Nov 17, 2017 (added another 4 photos!) Basic pasta with tomato sauce and a simple salad Alfalfa sprout salad Veggie burger from a restaurant in Orlando Veggie burger from a restaurant in Cape Town Vegan tocos Vegan Sheppard’s pie Vegan pulled pork Vegan pizza with Daiya nondairy cheese Vegan omelette Vegan omelette from a restaurant in Orlando Vegan Lasagna with Daiya nondairy cheese Vegan junk Vegan chicken at restaurant in Vancouver Vegan Airplane food KLM Tortilla chips with salsa and avocado Tortilla chips with Daiya nondairy cheese, home made sour cream and salsa Tomato salad Tofurky roast with potatoes and green and yellow beans Tofu scramble with carrots, celery, tomatoes Tofu salad and balsamic vinegar Tofu on rice Tofu and sprout dish from restaurant in Orlando Tofu and rice with Asian veg Three pepper dish at banquet hall Tempeh on rice at a restaurant in Orlando Taco platter South Africa Sweet potato with pasta and salad Simple salad Simple restaurant meal in Cape Town Sheppard’s pie with seasoned tofu Seasoned rice with tofu and broccoli Scrambled tofu and hash brown potatoes Salad with nectarine and tofu Salad with apple and croutons Roasted potatoes with salad Roasted potatoes with rice pasta and a salad Roasted artichokes Ann Arbor Rice with marinated tofu and broccoli Rice with beans and corn Rice with beans and avocado dressing Rice paper wraps with salad and vegan frittata Rice dish at vegan restaurant in Cape Town Rapini Polenta lasagna with salad Polenta lasagna with Daiya nondairy cheese Pita with hummus and veggies Pasta with Brussels sprouts Pasta dish with mixed veg from a restaurant in Orlando Oatmeal breakfast Ann Arbor Oatmeal and frozen berries Mock chicken on a salad from a restaurant in Orlando Mock chicken and noodles Mixed platter at restaurant in Orlando Mixed grains dish South Africa Mixed beans and salsa Mixed bean salad Mashed potatoes with tofu and salad Marinated tofu with potatoes, carrot and salad Marinated rice with green and yellow beans Marinated potatoes and seasoned rice Table Mountain, South Africa Mango salad Lentils on rice with rapini and salad Homemade veggie burger with salad Homemade potato chips Home made cinnamon buns Home made bean burger patties with potatoes and veg Home fries with salad and tofu dressing Holiday Veggie platter Hashed brown potatoes Grilled tofu strips in a wrap Grape leaf wraps and salad Frozen mango and balsamic vinegar Fries at a restaurant in Ann Arbor Fried mixed vegetables Delicious soup Custom salad in Orlando Custom meal from South Africa Chickpea salad Caesar salad with mashed potatoes Butternut squash with mixed veg and salad Bok choy and improvised meal Beets on a salad Beautiful stir-fry Bean burger with roasted potatoes and salad Tofu with potatoes and salad Ancient grain porridge and berries Chickpea salad Club sandwitch from the Loving Hut in Toronto Couscous with chickpeas and yellow beans Eggplant and pasta Eggplant and yellow beans Fried plantains Gardein vegan meat balls and spaghetti Gardein vegan strips, fries and a salad Glazed tofu and rice with a side salad Gnocchi, oyster mushrooms Homemade bean burgers Homemade chili with white kidney beans Lentil salad Loaded sub Microwaved potatoes and salsa Noodle stirfry and beans Pasta and rice with salad Portabello mushroom burger with roasted potatoes and a side salad Portabello mushrooms grilling Seasoned roasted potatoes Simple lunch with tofu and potatoes and a side salad Spring mix salad with tofu Tofu and bok choy stirfry with pasta Tofurkey Roast Vegan mac and cheese Vibrant salad White kidney beans and veg with pasta collard wraps Chickpea pasta with mixed green salad and bok choy berry good salad tofu stirfry Tofu scrambles with hashbrowned potatoes and avocado on bread Sweet potato and tofu Sweet potato and rice with cooked greens stuffed tomatoes spring rolls Simple salad with radishes raw zucchini dish “Pasta” made from carrot and zucchini raw food meal pita pizza Mini potatoes with salad mango salad loving hut sw and fries loving hut summer rolls loving hut strips loving hut glazed loving hut chow mein Homemade chili grilled tofu Makes for an amazing dish! What I was eating on a raw food diet yummy dinner Vegan pizza Rice with spouts and tofu balls Rice vermicelli with mixed veg and tofu balls Minestrone Homemade bean burgers and potato wedges Assortment of veggie mock meat and rice Stirfry tofu with mushrooms and mixed veg with side salad Potatoes with fresh mixed veg salad Portabello steak with mixed veg and rice and tomato soup Pizza with vegan cheese Pasta with mixed veg Pasta with basic sauce Pasta and veg with mango salad Pasta and veg with a side of salad Mixed salad Mixed beans and potatoes Mango salad with mixed greens Loving hut cabbage and mixed veg Lentils with mixed veg Large salad with tofu and mixed greens Italian restaurant dish Indian spiced chickpeas with rice and salad Homemade Pumpkin pie Homemade pancakes with tofu scrambles Home fries with tofu and rice Home fries and veggie burger Hashbrown with veggies and kidney beans Hashbrown potatoes with mixed veg 2 Hashbrown potatoes and mixed veg Grilled tofu with rice and mixed veg Gnocchi Fancy tofu with beans and mixed veg Fancy tofu with beans and mixed veg pt 2 Cooked greens with sweet potato and white potato Chickpeas with raw veg Cabbage with rice and beans Big salad Bean curd Bean burgers White kidney beans with romaine and veg Vegan lasagna Udon noodles with mixed veg Tortillas with salsa and vegan cream cheese Tortilla chips with vegan cheese and guacamole Tofu scrambles with potatoes and pancakes Tofu scrambles with home fries Tofu scrambles with cooked greens and potatoes Tofu cooking in marinade Tempeh burgers Sweet potato and tofu Sweet potato and rice with cooked greens Stuffed pita pockets Stirfry with tofu balls Salad with tofu and mixed veg Salad with rice Roasted potato with tofu and salad Rice with tofu and side salad Rice with tofu and mixed veg Rice with mixed veg tofu and zicchini Rice with mixed veg edamame and tofu Rice and tofu stirfry Rice and beans with mixed veg Quinoa with mixed veg Purple cabbage Marinated Tofu wrap Red leaf lettuce salad Roasted eggplant with tofu and potatoes Spicy rice and veg Vegan chili Vegan chili pot Bok Choy and sweet potato Broccoli and tofu stirfry Coucsous and tofu Glorious salad Cabbage stirfry with a simple salad Homemade fries with bean burgers Vegan lasagna Tofu scrambles Tofu and rice with balsamic fig sauce Spaghetti with salad and bok choy Potatoes with tofu strips and veg Potato salad Pita pizzas Tofu bok choy and spinach salad Pita pizza with dayia vegan cheese Pita Pit vegan wrap Pita Chips Pasta with veg and bok choy Pasta with a simple salad Nothing beats home cooked Pasta with TVP chunk and a salad Vegan vermicelli stirfry w/ salad Vegan salad w/ Gardein strips Pasta w/ salad & marinated tofu Vegan panzerotti Vegan lasagna & garlic bread Vegan cupcakes Vegan caesar salad Vegan Bread Bowl Homemade vegan Larabars / Cliff Bars Yucca fries at Bob Marley’s at Universal Studios Orlando Stuffed pepper dish at Bob Marleys in Universal Studios Orlando Jamaican Side salad at Bob Marley’s at Universal Studios Orlando Yucca fries (left) and homemade tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa at Antojitos at Universal Orlando