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A Dream Come True: Saucy Soy Curls With Cheezy Mac & Cheese.

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A Dream Come True: Saucy Soy Curls With Cheezy Mac & Cheese.

It’s #LunchBreakLive!! In this episode we are making JAKE’S BBQ SOY CURLS, with his finger lickn’ homemade sauce, plus a tasty Mac & Cheese and Coleslaw! Join Chelsea V Davis aka Veggies Do It Better, a non-stop committed animal rights activist, along with her former-hunter-gone-ethical-vegan husband Jake Vaage, athlete, health and wellness entrepreneur!

Longtime vegan, community organizer, and entrepreneur, Chelsea V Davis aka Veggies Do It Better loves how vegan advocacy is a beautiful way of incorporating all the issues she is passionate about… animal rights, health, sustainability, social and food justice, and compassion. Over the last 10 years, Chelsea has organized over 100 vegan events ranging from protests to marches, VegFests to international conferences, activist panels to fundraisers and that’s just the beginning! Chelsea’s focus on collaboration and community building brought her to launching the new Animal Rights Collective Portland (ARCPDX), Virtual Vegan Night Market Portland, and #VeganTipsTuesday. Her passion for nutrition and fitness also led her to start a health and wellness business with Jake last summer. They love helping people live healthier lives through nutrition, kindness, and non-toxic earth-friendly products. They also donate a large portion of their profits. This month 50% of all their sales will be donated to The Innocence Project and Boris L Henson Foundation. ♥️ Contact Chelsea directly for more info or visit ChelseaVDavis.Arbonne.com

For details on upcoming events and projects visit her FB page Veggies Do It Better and follow her on Instagram and YouTube.

Growing up, hunting, fishing, and eating animals was in the framework of Jake’s family. Then in late 2015, he met Chelsea! At the beginning of 2016, Jake did a 22-day vegan challenge that changed his life. He lost 7 pounds, his skin cleared up, and he started sleeping more efficiently. Following the challenge, he stopped eating factory-farmed animals and not too long after that, he stopped hunting and fishing and became a passionate vegan advocate, animal rights activist, and athlete. Shows how anyone has the power to change!  In recent years, Jake has been getting nerdier about proper nutrition and peak performance leading him and Chelsea to start a health and wellness business. Follow his workouts, meal prep, and more on Instagram @jakevaage.


Chelsea and Jake
Chelsea and Jake showing off their vegan muscles.


vegan mac and cheese, soy curls, and coleslaw
The finished vegan mac and cheese, soy curls, and coleslaw.


Jake’s BBQ sauce
1 11.6 oz jar of unsweetened ketchup (normal is ok, just use less sweetener later)
2 Tbl blackstrap molasses
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (or sub 1 Tbl vegan Worcestershire)
1/4 cup golden monk fruit sweetener or 2 Tbl brown sugar (to taste depending on ketchup type)
1 Tbl ACV
1 tsp mustard seed powder or 2 tsp yellow mustard
2 Tbl water (adjust if necessary)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
Add water and ketchup to a saucepan over low heat then stir in the rest.
Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat.
Vegan Coleslaw
1/2 large head cabbage (5-7 cups)
2 packets stevia or 1 Tbl sugar/syrup
4-5 Tbl vegan mayo
2 tsp yellow mustard
1-2 Tbl ACV
1 tsp ground celery seed
black pepper and/or cayenne to taste
1-2 Tbl water
Mix everything but the cabbage, then add cabbage. Chill and serve.
BBQ soy curls
Hydrate in hot water for 5min or cold for 10min.
Wring out excess moisture.
Use a non-stick pan or use cooking spray to coat pan.
Brown over medium heat and press with spatula or potato masher, tossing regularly.
Once the desired color is achieved, remove from heat and add sauce.
Let sit for 1-2 min and serve.


Follow @veggiesdoitbetter on FB, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok!

See Also

Join their Stay Healthy Stay Active with Chelsea & Jake group

Check out the NEW Animal Rights Collective Portland (ARCPDX) and @arc.pdx on Instagram

Soy curls fundraiser: Contact Chelsea V Davis to order! $7/pound with $1/pound going towards BIPOC food justice charities.

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