April 9, 2018

Pumpkin Soup - Vegan - Gluten Free

My Ray of Sunshine πŸŽƒPumpkin SoupπŸŽƒ
Mmmmm πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸŽƒπŸ˜πŸ˜‹


Bubble, bubble πŸ’šπŸ˜‹πŸ’š Pumpkin soup dancing away in my big pot, my cauldron, where my most important spells are created...the eating kindπŸ˜„ I'm so grateful for Earth's Autum harvestπŸπŸŽƒπŸPlant magic for health, vitality, strength and most of all, enjoyment.

Soup is so easy to make, I'm looking forward to all the cozy early nights of winter to come and soups to be madeπŸŒ‚πŸ’§πŸŒˆ

Recipe
2 medium onions
6 cloves garlic
4-6 stalks celery
4 medium carrots
4 medium potatoes
1 large butternut pumpkin
2 cups cooked white beans or 2 can drained.

I use a very small amount of oil with water to fry the onions in a big soup pot.
Chop veggies (big chunks)and add everything to the pot, except the beans, add water until veggies are almost covered and bring to boil. Simmer until veggies are soft, turn off heat and leave for another hour to enhance flavours. Add beans.  Blend until smooth in food processor or with bar mix. Add a little salt if desired and I like to add pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg)

πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ Omg this is SO good πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ’• Every veg in there adds to the flavours, its so sweet and creamy and delicious! You won't notice the beans (if you're getting used to using beans). White beans are very mild and add creaminess and protein to the soup. Low fat, highly nutritious, anti inflammatory, vegalicious meal πŸ’•πŸŒ±πŸ˜πŸŒ±πŸ’•



Go Vegan for the Animals

I haven't eaten another mammal in 20 years, and yet the burden I feel for what humans put these gentle, innocent souls through increases. My soul weighs so heavy every day. Seeing so many images over the weekend, I can hardly bare it. They are in there, 24/7, every, minute, every second. Free range is a name we give to ease our conscience. No one wants to be murdered, they still scream and panic trying to get free of the transport trucks, the gas chambers..... I'm as healthy as I've ever been on plants alone as are millions of others, generation after generation, and yet, they are forced into life and forced to exist this way.... 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒 just had to get that out there 😒

February 21, 2018

Creamy One Pot Pasta - Vegan - Gluten Free

One pot pasta for dinner πŸπŸŒ±πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜☺🌱🍝
So easy and so yum πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
I made more tomato sauce yesterday, so saved about 2 cups in the pan for this. No oil.  I added half a pack of Oregan brown rice spirals, about 1 cup cashew milk, mushrooms, a large patty squash, lots of spinach and kale, a tablespoon nutritional yeast. It takes about 12 minutes to cook once its bubbling. Its so delicious!
🌱 πŸ˜‹πŸŒ± Sarah

February 20, 2018

Healthy Eyes on a Plant Based Diet

I had to get my yearly, medical ability to drive form filled at the doctors today and am so excited with my vision test results πŸ˜†. I could read clearly down to the last line with both eyes and my right eye, 3 rows up with my left eye! πŸ™†πŸ˜„πŸ˜†πŸ˜„πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ˜„πŸ˜†πŸ˜„πŸ™†Like...omg! That's well beyond 20/20 vision! πŸ‘€ I would really like to take a redo test because I'm feeling bad today, the weather is warm and muggy and my arthritis is crappy, my eyes aren't as focused as on my very GOOD days...I've even had a capillary bleed in my eye lol
With my autoimmune problems, my sight was noticably, and medically deteriorating every year. I don't drive very often, so it's been really obvious lately when I have driven, that my vision has been VERY clear, peripheral vision too and even my mind, thought processes and reactions feel so sharp. It felt so good to drive with that sort of confidence! πŸ˜„πŸš˜πŸ˜„
What have I done to improve? Changed to a whole food plant based diet. 🌱😍🌱😍🌱 Nothing that had a face🐷or came from a teat πŸ„or from a butt🐣 has entered my body for nearly 1 and a half years! πŸ™Œ
Previous to this, I'd spent over 3 years on a plant, egg and fish diet, with NO grain, meat, dairy, processed, sugar. Actually, I made myself sicker than I was on that diet plan, medically and in daily life too.  My point is, I haven't gone from eating a junk food diet, to eating extremely healthy food that's caused these dramatic changes. I've only stopped eating eggs and fish. And I'm eating grains again.
Nearly 1 and a half years on from going fully vegan, whole food plant diet, and I'm not only feeling the benefits, but my medical results, even from only 3 months into it, are reflective of that too. I eat LOADS and love food too. No deprivation here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜‚
Woo hoo!! My message, as always is...GO VEGAN! 🌱πŸ’ͺπŸŒπŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ‹πŸ„πŸ…πŸ†πŸ‡πŸˆπŸ‰πŸπŸ‘πŸ’πŸ“πŸπŸ’ͺ🌱

February 19, 2018

Spaghetti with roasted Zucchini and Mushrooms - Vegan - Gluten Free


Yum! This was so delicious πŸ˜πŸπŸ˜‹πŸπŸ˜πŸπŸ˜‹πŸπŸ˜ Tinkyada brown rice pasta (I order it online from iherb). πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ˜ Homemade tomato sauce, (recipe posted the other day on Instagram), with some mushrooms and zucchini (air fried for 10 mins), some white beans and a splash of thick cashew milk. So easy! You can add some vegan cheese if you like πŸ˜‰
Adding beans to pasta instead of meat is so easy. If you want to disguise them as you get used to the taste, you can mash them up in the sauce. Beans are really, really, really good for us, even keeping blood sugars more stable well after they are digested (search for info on Dr Gregers Nutritionfacts.org) They are head over heels better weight for weight compared to meat and there are so many fabulous recipes including beans now online, it makes it so easy to keep inventing new favourite dishes. They also have loads more nutrients and none of the stuff that's going to be bad for us, or the animals. Save lives, help yourself. Eat beans.  Go Vegan πŸŒ±πŸ˜†πŸ˜™πŸ˜†πŸŒ± πŸ˜™ Sarah

February 18, 2018

Breakfast - Vegan - Gluten Free


I'd love to create one of those amazing breakfast smootie bowls I see on Insta, but the reality is when I've tried, I end up with a mucky looking bowl of sinking fruit soup πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚
Doesn't matter πŸ˜‰ I love Weet Bix, this one is Gluten Free and made with Sorghum, a great option for Celiacs who can't tolerate oats. The much cheaper and healthy whole grain "wheat" Weet Bix is still a fantastic Vegan option for most people.
I spread some tahini or peanut butter on the biscuits (they are there under the fruit πŸ˜‰) with a little strawberry jam. Stick the banana on top of that and pile high with berries. Fresh berries for now, the cheaper option is frozen berries. A sprinkle of cinnamon, topped with warm cashew milk...and my must have cup of coffee...
Breakfast is delicious! πŸŒ±πŸ˜πŸŒπŸ“☕πŸ˜‹☕πŸ“πŸŒπŸ˜πŸŒ± and eaten much earlier than this post is coming out!
It's packed with carbs for easy to utilise energy for my brain and body, the all important fibre for digestive health, protein for growth and repair and nutrients galore πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺπŸ™ŒπŸ˜ This is about 57 carbs for type1 diabetics out there πŸ˜‰ I weigh and calculate every thing I eat and have never been in better control on a high carb, low fat, whole food plant based diet, I have lower, more stable blood sugars and less insulin too, even with eating more delicious food πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ’ͺπŸ˜πŸ˜‹
It's great to be able to tick off so many boxes on Dr Greger's daily dozen too πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

πŸŒ±πŸ’žπŸ˜™πŸ’žπŸŒ± Sarah

It's time to plant seeds


The Moon is waxing, I've been sowing seeds once again. I was waiting for the Moon to be in Pisces, being a water sign, it's the best time to plant seeds. 🌱🌰🌱🌰🌱
This is also the best time to plant growth seeds in our own lives. Keeping our minds, bodies and actions focused on the positives in life, what feels good and helps us to feel good, propells us towards contentment and happiness in our every day.  I believe, if we do this work for ourselves, the results will filter through to the rest of the world, making it a better place to live for every living soul. πŸ™πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸŒΌπŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸŒΌπŸ™

πŸŒ±πŸ’žπŸ˜™πŸ’žπŸŒ± Sarah

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