This is not a great picture, but I had to snap it before it was gone! My friend had surgery and I offered to bring him and his wife dinner. He requested a plant based soup!! He’s not #wfpb at all. In fact his diet consists of processed foods and animal products. So of course I was super excited, and a little nervous. I made a sweet potato and butternut squash soup. He LOVED it!! He asked what was in it and when I told him he was shocked how everything was healthy. He might not be completely changing his diet, but at least an interest is sparked. #vegan#whatveganseat#veganfood#plantbased#wholefoodsplantbased
We have the C H O I C E to pick + choose our labels🏷 Think of them as badges you wear. Labels aren’t necessarily a bad thing but when we wear too many...the pressure is on. It can get overwhelming. What labels will you choose or not choose today? C H O O S E wisely!👋🏻
O[!]M[!]G[!]. I didn’t believe how good this stuff is. Don’t eat it if you’re on a diet (except Whole Food Plant Based diet, of course 😜) because it’s SUPER tasty, period. Hominy instant grits and refried beans.
Glutenfreier und veganer Potluck 😍
Diese Leckereien gab es gestern beim veganen Potluck auf dem ich war. Die Gastgeberin hat #zöliakie und hat den Potluck daher ganz nach dem Motto "Glutenfreie Vielfalt" veranstalt.
Es war wirklich alles dabei: ⭕Melonensalat🍉
⭕Nudelsalat (mit #kichererbsennudeln )
⭕Reissalat mit #Kürbis 🍚🍊
⭕Bratapfel mit Marzipan und Vanilleeis🍎 (nicht auf dem Bild)
⭕fudgy Brownie-mini-Muffins (mit Buchweizenmehl)🍫🍩
Uuund natürlich mein selbstgebackenes Brot aus der Story 🍞
Es war alles so unglaublich lecker 😍 ❌Und da a mich einige hier angeschrieben haben, ob ich nicht hin und wieder auch mal was glutenfreies posten könnte, mach ich das ab jetzt mal öfter❌
Ihr dürft gespannt sein 👍🍴
↪Verzichtest du auf Gluten? Welche Art von Rezepten/Tipps wünschst du dir?↩
Schreibt es mir gern in die Kommentare 🙋♀️😊
These cooler autumn days are perfect for immune boosting, medicinal foods such as Burdock Soup!
Soups and stews are an easy way to incorporate wild foods into your diet. This soup is packed full of nutritious wild foods such as: turkey tail mushrooms, dried stinging nettle, frozen wild leek leaves and my homemade immune boosting foraged mushroom stock (made with reishi and turkey tail). Burdock is a cleanser. It cleans your blood, liver, kidneys and skin. Pulling out toxins from deep within the digestive system. Eating it regularly, cooked or raw is a gentle tonic for the internal organs. On an emotional level, burdock helps breakdown complex issues and gives us momentum and drive to finish a project.
Harvest first year plants in the fall when the plant stores all of its energy in its roots.
Like I mentioned, burdock can be eaten fresh or cooked. It can be thinly sliced and dried for Tea. Burdock is so wonderful for the skin I often add it to my baths and soak in it.
I’d encourage you to get out and find burdock. It’s a potent medicine and a people plant, meaning it grows in areas where people populate and follows us where we go.
Burdock Soup Recipe:
Chop and sweat all the veggies in olive oil (onions, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes and burdock.) while the veggies are cooking flavor with bay leaves, thyme, sage and salt. Then add the stock slowly followed by the leek leaves and turkey tail mushroom boiling on low for 20 minutes. Right before serving I added finely ground stinging nettle and chopped parsley.
It was so tasty!! All 4 of my kids devoured this soup, that makes this mama happy! Health is wealth. .
The success with hominy must be repeated: pozole(ro) blanko for hearty breakfast. Macros? Who the phuck cares about macros when we have whole plant foods. Macros settle perfectly by themselves 😜 GainZ fuel is on point.
#GRANOLA alla ZUCCA Vegan #senzaglutine [Eng below]⠀
Non potevo evitare di postare un dolce troppo a lungo, ed eccomi qui con la mia colazione preferita autunnale in attesa di nuove ricette! ⠀
Tutti sapete ormai che io AMO la granola e adoro la zucca, quindi non potevo che combinare queste mie due passioni in una ricetta semplicissima e gustosa!⠀
I profumi e i colori dell'autunno 🍂racchiusi in ogni manciata di questa granola! Perfetta nel caffellatte o cappuccino o con lo yogurt al naturale. Ideale come merenda o come snack a metà mattina. ⠀
Da mettere in un sacchetto o tapperware e portate a lavoro! ⠀
Insomma da fare subito!⠀
✔️pronta in 30 minuti ✔️light ✔️facilissima ✔️vegan senza glutine ✔️senza zucchero raffinato! ⠀
Una colazione sana e golosa senza tanti sensi di colpa 😉⠀
Qual è la vostra colazione preferita di questa stagione? ⠀
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Non dimenticate l’hashtag # beautyfoodblog che uso per trovare i vostri scatti e condividerli nelle mie stories. Buona giornata! ⠀
⠀ 🇬🇧 #Glutenfree Vegan PUMPKIN GRANOLA } .⠀
I could not avoid posting a sweet for too long, and here I am with my favorite breakfast of the season: my beloved #pumpkin granola !⠀
Everybody knows I love granola and that I'm obsessed with pumpkin, therefore I've decided to combine these two passions of mine in a simple but yummy recipe that is obviously vegan and glutenfree!⠀
Autumn scents and colours hidden in every handful of this delicious granola! Perfect with lattes, cappuccinos or as a topping for your smoothie bowls or yogurt. ⠀
Now I’d like to know,what’s your favourite Fall breakfast? ⠀
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Have a wonderful day! ⠀
⠀⠀ #mangiaresano#veganfoodporn#feedfeedvegan @thefeedfeed.vegan #plantbaseddiet#foodtography#pumpkinseason#colazionesana#veganbreakfast#healthyfoodshare#pumpkinlove#mangiaresano#morningslikethis#pumpkinspice#pumpkincarving#footographyschool#pumpkineverything#pumpkinspiceeverything#veganbreakfast#healthyeating#eatplants#senzaburro#wholefoods#wholefoodsplantbased#plantbasedlife#plantbasedfood#beautyfoodblog ⠀
Haven’t had cucumber in a while, so decided to switch it up bit tonight! 😋
This week and a bit as been extremely hectic and I’m trying to sort some things out right now, so I haven’t been too active on here, but I’m hoping to get some more time! I’ll go into more detail about some things in another post! ✨
Hope you had a lovely day! 💜
Eat more raw food 🌱💖
Raw burrito + raw taco 🌯🌮
Raw food is cleansing, detoxifying, hydrating, nourishing, balancing & amazing for digestion 🌞
Every time I eat raw food for any length of time I am reminded of why it is the optimal way of eating 🌿
Just a bowl full of 🎃pumpkin 🍩donut holes! My favorite thing to make this 🍁time of year! Gotta get my butt back in the kitchen again on stories. What do you want to see turned 🌱vegan/plant based/gluten free? Recipe below. I made this ish up, so if you try it yourself, 🙋🏼♀️let me know how it works out for you! Hope it’s as good as mine were! .
1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 T coconut shreds
2 T coconut sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 T maple syrup
1/2 t vanilla extract
Mix wet with dry. If it’s too wet, add more flour by the tablespoon. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake at 375 for 15-20 mins on cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt tiny bit of coconut 🥥 oil on a plate. On another plate mix a few dashes of cinnamon, vanilla bean powder and coconut sugar. Dip lightly in coconut oil on one side then dab in cinnamon mixture. See PB cooking highlights to see this in action.
Finally got a break at school, so got to take a break from eating exclusively canned soup with this delicious bowl. Baked plantains, jalapeño beans, paprika toasted brown rice, spicy red pepper, tomato, red onion, avocado, hatch salsa, and arugula.
Power-packed 💪🏻 Pesto 🍃over Whole Wheat 🌾 Linguine and a Kitchen-sink Salad 🥗. This insanely tasty pesto is made with green kale 🌿, spinach 🌱, basil 🍃, toasted pine nuts, walnuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon 🍋 and a shake of S & P. Adding a little pasta water to the pesto, and then cooking the linguine with the pesto on low for just a few minutes really makes all the difference in the world 💯👩🏼🍳. The starch from the pasta water helps to coat and bind the sauce to the pasta.🤭 I woke up this morning craving this dish...again🤷🏼♀️! I can’t get this delicious and savory pesto outta my head. It was SO good 😛! A real go-to winner ❤️! And, any pasta dish in my house is always served with a kitchen sink salad 🥙. There is “everything” in the salad but the kitchen sink! 🤣😁 I could eat this dish every day, forever! Simple 🙌🏻, nutritious 💪🏻 and completely satisfying! 💯😋
Why we ❤️ our Apple Cider Jelly: no two batches are the same! We went OLD SCHOOL as you can see 🚌 Taste, texture, and color varies from batch to batch, depending on the type of apple being picked.
And did you know our Apple Cider Jelly is lower in added sugar than most? We let the natural sweet and tart flavors of locally grown apples speak for themselves 🌞
I had a post all written up and ready to go this morning, but ended up starting off my day on a really bad note and never got around to posting.
Long story short: I decided to try once more with doctors to maybe get some explanation for my chronic acid reflux, only to be let down once again. “Are you sure you’re not just depressed?”
I’ve come to realize that as soon as doctors start to feel challenged and unable to cover up the problem with medication, they throw it back on the patient and assume that the symptoms are all in their head.
Well, I wasn’t depressed until after the appointment. I already feel extremely guilty for losing all of my strength and being unable to keep up with my workout regime, and it only makes me feel worse when people have to point out that I’m skinny or accuse me of having a mental illness.
Yes, I am aware that I am underweight. No, I am not purposely under-eating. Unless you have experienced what it’s like to live with stomach bile continuously burning your esophagus, don’t question why I’m not eating enough and/or why I’m eating the things that I’m eating.
With that being said, after a meltdown and a long discussion with my mom this morning, I came to the conclusion that I have to take matters into my own hands and somehow figure out exactly what is causing the reflux. I have ideas as to what things may be bothering me, but I’ve been hesitant to avoid them both out of judgment of others and out of pure denial since these foods are typically very healthy for most people.
So...after I finish posting some pre-prepared pictures and a YouTube video, you may see some changes in my diet. I have no other choice than to make a change and at least see if I can get some relief. And if I don’t see any changes, then I can always reintroduce the foods back into my diet. After all, nothing is permanent and we are meant to continuously evolve✌🏼
Also...if you feel the need to judge my decisions, then simply unfollow. No one knows what it’s like to be me, and no one has any right to shame me for trying to get better.
And the mustard greens were for....this completely amazing Italian cannellini bean stew! I think in the last year plus that I’ve been plant based I’ve used vegan meat substitutes maybe once, I typically stay away from them as they are highly processed and usually not made of great stuff. But...for this dish it was a small amount for the large lot of soup and I was going for the flavor and variety of textures so I chose to use these vegan “Italian sausage” today. This soup was incredible, FULL of flavor and completely satisfying! I hope over the last year that I’ve been sharing I have shown, or am showing you, that this Whole Foods plant based life is anything but boring or depriving... 💚🌱🙌🏻 #thankfulgratefulblessed#wholefoodsplantbased#wholefoodsplantbasednooil#plantbasedmomma#plantbasedlife#isthebestlife#plantpower#foodisfuel#fuelwell
f r u i t f i n d s (insert Cherimoya emoji)🌱🌻🥑🌞
Ready for this? 🥁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This fruit tastes like a creamy, tropical combination of tropical flavors 🌴 like banana 🍌, coconut 🥥, mango, and papaya in 1, but with the texture of avocado 😱🥑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tbh, I can’t tell you if I liked it because the flavor was so exquisite 🎉 it just left me kinda confused🙆🏼♀️
As for health benefits: Cherimoya is plentiful✔️ in:
▫️Balance of sodium + potassium
Now I’m dying to know, has ANYONE else ever tried this ‘fruit’? ☺️
Lentil soup was perfect for the chilly weather tonight. After 30 days without legumes I had forgotten how delicious they are 😅 even the kids had multiple servings so I call it a win💪
👉cous cous cooked with evoo and ebtb, lentil soup (see stories), wilted baby spinach, maple and soy roasted beets, avocado, drizzled @foragerproject cashewgurt, lemon, mint, parsley and LOOOOVE💚
Day one of #30dayveganexperiment has been a treat🤘
What is in your bowl tonight??
Is your protein making you fat?
Ugh, even just writing that makes me cringe but I knew I needed to get your attention.
There are SO MANY protein options out there and trust me, I know it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which protein to use and whether or not some are actually worth their sky high prices.
Truthfully, not all proteins are created equally. The easiest way for you to tell them apart is by paying attention to how it truly makes you feel.
Our fabulous human bodies work as a system. The way one part of our system is working will always affect the other systems and how efficiently they're doing their job individually and as a whole.
Typically, high quality protein powders that limit or eliminate highly inflammatory ingredients (like dairy, soy, artificial flavors-colors-sweetners, gluten) leave you feeling full, energized, internally "clean" (yes I'm talking regular healthy 💩 ladies) and lean!
Unfortunately, most protein powders - especially super cheap ones - are loaded with synthetic fillers (cheap, man made ingredients to "fill" the product but not actually provide any benefit to you) that can actually be detrimental to your health and typically leave you feeling bloated, backed up, tired and gassy.
Before I knew the reason behind this, I thought all protein powders just made you gassy & that it was normal, but it's not true. These feelings are physical evidence that your body is having a hard time digesting what you gave it.
The saddest part to me? Many people replace meals with these "healthy" shakes & lose weight - but also wind up feeling exhausted and backed up because they've lowered the amount of calories they're consuming (= tired) as well as the amount of nutrients they're getting daily 😭 (= headaches, moody) and when your body is stressed it creates more inflammation and bloating... the opposite of what you actually want!
If you see "artificial" - just walk away 💜 save your gut the trouble of trying to digest things it was never meant to in the first place 😘 and if you want to try the highest quality protein with only the safest ingredients, let me know I'll hook you up
Homemade pumpkin spice latte 🙌⠀
Super simple and easy 🌱🐿️⠀
1/2 cup pumpkin puree⠀
1 cup almond milk or other non dairy milk⠀
1/2 cup water OR 1/2 cup coffee ⠀
6 dates, soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water for 5 mins. (Can also be sub. with maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc)⠀
1/2 tsp cinnamon⠀
pinch of nutmeg, clove and/or ginger ⠀
*If you are using dates, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You might want to strain the mixture if you're blender sucks like mine 😐 Place the mixture over medium and heat until hot, whisking every so often. Remove from heat and serve. Add cinnamon on top or ever better, coconut whip cream 😍🌱