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Spring Greens and Beet Salad with Creamy Maple Dijon Dressing

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Another calendar week has come upward as well as gone.  Seriously?  How is it that fourth dimension is going thence speedily lately?  Last weekend my SIL had her babe daughter (She's an absolute doll!  Red pilus similar mama.) , as well as my husband's coworker had her lilliputian man child every bit well.  An quondam identify unit of measurement friend's married adult woman also had twins this terminal week.  This has really been the calendar week of the babe , as well as it made me halt inwards my tracks as well as await at lilliputian Ben who is non thence lilliputian anymore.

At 8.5 months , Ben's personality is growing bigger every day.  He started crawling a few weeks agone as well as is on the deed constantly.  Baby gates as well as serious babe proofing demand to give rattling presently inwards our house.  All of the novel babies inwards the globe actually made me halt this calendar week as well as taste those babe snuggles as well as admire Ben's tiny hands squishing his nutrient , as well as wrapping to a greater extent than or less my finger when he nurses.  These moments volition go gone earlier I know it.

We accept a busy busy calendar month coming up.  I accept to a greater extent than oft than non been a SAHM , but accept been kept on yesteryear my fellowship every bit a temporary on-call employee when they larn busy as well as demand extra help.  I got a telephone phone from my boss terminal calendar week to encounter if I would go upward for going across the solid set down to the Spokane go to assistance them alongside some organizing earlier the go has tenant improvements.  A fellowship sponsored trip to larn dwelling as well as encounter identify unit of measurement (and piece of occupation a lilliputian I suppose)?  Heck yes!  I'm picking upward a rental auto tomorrow , as well as and thence Sun Ben as well as I go out to larn to Spokane for the week.  I'm lucky to accept a mama willing as well as happy to spotter Ben spell I piece of occupation for the calendar week , as well as I'm excited to encounter some of my quondam coworkers.

After beingness inwards Spokane side yesteryear side calendar week , we'll caput dorsum dwelling as well as and thence pass the quaternary of July opor-garai alongside Kevin's identify unit of measurement on opor-garai inwards Ocean Shores , which is two hours away.  After nosotros larn dorsum from that we'll plough to a greater extent than or less as well as go out the side yesteryear side twenty-four lx minutes menstruum to larn dorsum to Spokane.  Ben volition go staying alongside my parents over that side yesteryear side weekend spell I larn to Lake Chelan alongside my girlfriends for a friend's bachelorette celebration.  This volition go the offset fourth dimension I'm away from Ben for longer than a one-half a day.  I'm certain I'll accept a wonderful fourth dimension relaxing as well as celebrating alongside my girls , but I know I'll miss him thence much.

After the Lake Chelan weekend I'll larn dorsum to Spokane as well as pass the calendar week at that topographic point helping my hometown church building alongside Vacation Bible School.  The side yesteryear side weekend Kevin volition wing into Spokane as well as nosotros volition larn to my friend's marriage as well as and thence Ben volition go baptized on Sun earlier nosotros caput dorsum home.  It's a lot of locomote , as well as I'm hoping Ben does good alongside the drives.  We've driven to Spokane in i lawsuit earlier a few months agone , as well as he did bully every bit long every bit nosotros had frequent stops to consume as well as larn some wiggles out.

Anyways , y'all came hither for the beet salad right?

Beets don't tend to go a rattling regular vegetable inwards our describe of piece of occupation solid , but when I larn a craving for beets , I only accept to accept them!  Beets are high inwards phytonutrients as well as anti-oxidants , as well as accept anti-inflammitory properties.  Beets are also high inwards folate , manganese , potassium , as well as copper.  I ever mean value when nosotros larn plant-based cravings , it is our bodies needing an extra fleck of something that that nutrient is high in.  So , I picked upward some beets , steamed them inwards my InstantPot , as well as enjoyed them inwards this salad all week.

Spring Greens as well as Beet Salad
with Creamy Maple Dijon Dressing
Time: 10 minutes 
Servings: 1 serving


Ingredients:
        1 beet - peeled , steamed , as well as thinly sliced
        4-6 cups mixed jump greens
        3-6 radishes , thinly sliced
        1/2 - 1 loving cup cooked chocolate-brown lentils (you tin sub inwards whatever edible bean you'd like)
        modest handful of pecans (optional)
        Dressing:
            1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
            1 Tbsp almond butter (tahini , cashew butter , or sunflower seed butter would piece of occupation good too)
            1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
            1-2 Tbsp H2O to thin

Instructions:
1.)  Prep all ingredients.  See my notes below on how to steam the beets as well as gear upward the lentils speedily inwards the InstantPot.
2.)  In a modest bowl mix together the dressing ingredients until smoothen as well as creamy.  Add inwards the lentils as well as stir to coat.
3.)  In a large bowl layer the jump greens , beets , as well as radishes.  Then overstep alongside the lentil dressing mixture.  Sprinkle some chopped pecans on overstep if desired.  Enjoy immediately.

's Notes:
I would advise steaming several beets as well as cooking a duet cups of lentils ahead of fourth dimension to accept inwards salads all week.  If y'all create this , shop the ingredients separately as well as prep only earlier eating the salad.

To steam beets - Remove the tops as well as bottom root alongside a knife , launder thoroughly.  Place a steamer handbasket inwards the InstantPot alongside the whole beets as well as 1-2 cups of water.  Set to gear upward on high for fifteen minutes.  Do a quick liberate or a natural pressure level liberate when the timer is done.  Allow to cool , tegument , piece , as well as shop inwards an airtight container inwards the refrigerator for upward to 1 week.

To gear upward the lentils - Rinse as well as pick through two cups of dry out chocolate-brown lentils.  Place as well as thence inwards the InstantPot alongside three 1/2-4 cups of water.  Set to gear upward on high for 10 minutes , as well as permit for a natural pressure level release.  Drain whatever excess liquid as well as shop inwards an airtight container inwards the refrigerator for upward to 1 week.

You tin actually tweak this recipe to go only how y'all similar it.  Change your type of greens , utilisation golden beets instead of crimson , utilisation chickpeas instead of lentils , utilisation dearest mustard instead of Dijon.  The betoken is , brand a salad as well as relish it!  I sometimes larn lax near having a salad every twenty-four lx minutes menstruum , but if I alter it upward from calendar week to calendar week alongside yummy recipes similar this , I actually await forwards to my greens at lunch.





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Smokey Pecan Brussels Sprouts from The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your InstantPot

Have you lot guys been seeing InstantPot inwards the news lately?  They convey piece of employment wildly pop amongst a fairly basic marketing scheme: word-of-mouth.  For those of you lot who convey already joined the pressure level cooker political party , you lot are going to honey this.  For those who require an extra force to get one , this novel cookbook past times Kathy Hester is it!

It is called The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot and it has rapidly piece of employment my novel favorite cookbook.  She has written it amongst item instructions to teach inwards slow too unproblematic to purpose amongst an Instant Pot electrical pressure level cooker (of whatever size too model) , but it could easily locomote used for other brands of electrical pressure level cookers equally good equally stovetop pressure level cookers.


What sets Kathy's volume apart from other pressure level cooker cookbooks I convey is that every unmarried recipe has a picture.  So what?  Well , I honey a cookbook amongst gorgeous pictures for the same argue I honey reading recipe blogs.  You teach to alive the recipe earlier you lot build it.  On whatever normal hateful solar daytime when I'm starting to teach hungry for luncheon , I wouldn't usually alternative to build a recipe called "Snowy Day Potato Cabbage Soup" (page 130 inwards the cookbook) , but when you lot reckon this cozy loving cup of soup sprinkled amongst parsley , you lot intend "yes , that could totally locomote me snuggled nether a blanket past times the burn eating this soup."  This recipe is neat , past times the way.  I've already made it twice already.

The sections of the volume are equally follows equally good equally the recipes I've tried from each (I've highlighted my favorites inwards pink.  These volition piece of employment into my regular rotation for sure!):
  • Five Recipes to Start You Out
    • The Best Not-Refried Black Beans
  • Quick too Easy Homemade Staples to Save You Money
    • Plain Applesauce
    • DIY Andouille Seitan Sausage
    • Tequila-Lime Jalapeno Really Hot Sauce
    • Make Your Own Jalapeno Powder
  • Bean too Lentil Recipes that Cook inwards Half the Time
    • Thai Red Curry Chickpea Spread
  • Fun too Delicious Ways to Add inwards More Whole Grains
    • Perfect Kamult (and Other Long-Cooking Grains) - used on whole oats
  • Eat Your Vegetables: Easy too Elegant Plant-Based Fare
    • Smoke Pecan Brussels Sprouts (featured below)
    • Healthy Cream of Asparagus Soup
    • Snowy Day Potato Cabbage Soup
    • Vegan Cauliflower Queso
  • Fast too Comforting One-Pot Meals
    • Winter One-Pot Lentils too Rice
  • Cook it All at the Same Time: Layered Meals amongst Sides
    • One-Pot Burrito Bowls
  • Decadent too Healthy Desserts
    • Vanilla Spice Tea Concentrate
I've had this cookbook inwards my hands for mayhap 2 or 3 weeks , too you lot tin give the sack reckon I convey gone to town!  My favorite recipe (that would locomote worth it to teach the cookbook on its own) is the Vanilla Spice Tea Concentrate.  It's made past times pressure level cooking H2O amongst spices , steaping inwards tea later , too thence you lot convey a concentrated chai-like tea to oestrus (or convey over ice) amongst an equal sum of constitute milk (sweetened if you lot like).  

My parents , who are besides plant-based , came to see to reckon me (Who am I kidding?  They are totally hither to see my petty potato.  And who could blame them?) final weekend.  While on the produce across the Blue Planet they usually halt for a petty process at Starbucks , most ofttimes for a chai tea latte.  I tested out the recipe the hateful solar daytime earlier they got hither too holy smokes!  Waaaaayyyy meliorate than Starbucks!  I made it for them the adjacent morn amongst our breakfast too my mom straight off got onto Amazon to fellowship her ain re-create of the cookbook along amongst a mass fellowship of the spices needed to build the tea.

To build a batch of the tea , the ingredients cost me around $2 too it made 8 servings.  That's 8 chai lattes I wouldn't purchase from a java correspond $5 each.  With the cost of the constitute milk added inwards , each latte I build at domicile is good nether $1 each.  Plus , I know just what goes into my tea too tin give the sack command if I desire it amongst to a greater extent than or less sweetener each time.

But hither I am rambling on nigh a tea when you lot came hither to reckon what these Smokey Pecan Brussels Sprouts are all about.  I've made this recipe twice... too ate the whole pot inwards 1 sitting... twice.  The recipe says it is for four side servings , but equally a Nutritarian , I tin give the sack swallow LOTS of veggies , thence I would tell it is closer to 2 sides or 1 repast size serving.  The sweetness of the maple syrup amongst the smokey bitter of the Brussels sprouts couplet perfectly.  This would locomote an ideal recipe for a household unit of measurement vacation dinner side.  Or to build randomly too swallow shamelessly all to yourself.


Smokey Pecan Brussels Sprouts
By Kathy Hester , The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot.
Recipe attributes: gluten-free , soy-free , no added oil
Kathy's Recipe introduction:  This recipe volition plough your sprout haters into sprout devourers!  I used a variation of this to teach Cheryl to assay sprouts for the commencement time.  The sweetness too smokey season actually build these Brussels sprouts addictive.
Time: <5 infinitesimal prep , 2 minutes High Pressure , Quick Release , 2-5 infinitesimal saute
Servings: four side dish servings (1 nutritarian serving , cus nosotros similar our veggies!)

Ingredients:
    Pressure Cooker Ingredients:
        2 cups minor babe Brussels Sprouts , equally unopen to the same size equally possible
        1/4 loving cup water
        1/2 tsp liquid smoke
    Saute Ingredients:
        1/4 loving cup chopped pecans
        2 Tbsp maple syrup
        Salt , to taste

Instructions:
1.)  For the pressure level cooker , add together the Brussels sprouts , H2O , too liquid fume to your Instant Pot too mix well.  Put the lid on too unopen the pressure level valve.  Cook on high pressure level for 2 minutes.  (Note: If you lot convey really large Brussels sprouts , you lot may require to double the cooking time.)
2.)  Once the cooking fourth dimension is upward , carefully motion the pressure level let on valve to let on the pressure level manually.
3.)  For the saute , switch to the saute business office too add together the pecans too maple syrup too cut the liquid equally you lot complete cooking the sprouts.  Remove from the oestrus 1 time tender too add together tabular array salt to taste.

Per Serving: Calories 96.4 , poly peptide 2.2 g , total fatty 5.5 g , carbohydrates 11.7 g , sodium 11.9 mg , fiber 2.4 g

Notes:
Brussels sprouts vary greatly inwards size.  Do your best to alternative ones unopen inwards size or cutting the largest ones inwards half.  You tin give the sack purpose frozen sprouts inwards this recipe , but upward the cooking fourth dimension past times a infinitesimal or 2 depending on their size.


Convinced you lot require this cookbook inwards your life?  Find it hither on Amazon for purchase.



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5-Minute Banana Bread Oatmeal

I swallow oatmeal every. single. day.  And I dearest it!  Oatmeal is likely my 2d favorite nutrient , 2d exclusively to watermelon (ooooohhhh yeeeaaahhh watermelon flavor is only some the corner!!!).  I get-go loved oatmeal when I was inward high school.  My dad started eating oatmeal inward the mornings to assistance alongside his blood delineate per unit of measurement area as well as cholesterol that was high at the fourth dimension from medication he had to direct hold for his autoimmune kidney illness (which is totally gone at nowadays thank you lot to a WFPB diet!).  Even inward high schoolhouse I had (and nonetheless have) that "I desire to last similar daddy" feeling.  So , I tried oatmeal alongside a bunch of chocolate-brown saccharide as well as loved it.  At that fourth dimension it was my novel favorite dessert.

When I started a Nutritarian lifestyle my junior yr of college inward 2011 , I had oatmeal a few times a calendar week for breakfast , but alongside no chocolate-brown saccharide this time.  I loved it cooked alongside bananas as well as institute milk the most.  Then a few years into eating this agency I started to thin towards having only fruit or a smoothie for breakfast , having oatmeal less frequently.

Now , equally a breastfeeding mom , oatmeal is my everyday morning time companion.  Oatmeal is ane of those foods that is ever suggested to assistance mothers hold their milk supply.  Here is a dainty article almost that.  I'm happy that my daily oatmeal is at nowadays non exclusively practiced for me , but practiced for Ben too.  Since I direct hold oatmeal most every morning time , I've tardily perfected several recipes that I love.  #1 on that listing is Banana Bread Oatmeal.  This is the ultimate bowl of cozy yum yum!

Time: v minutes
Servings: 1 servings

Ingredients:
    Oatmeal:
        1/2 loving cup former fashioned rolled oats
        3/4 to 1 loving cup boiling H2O (I role H2O heated inward my teapot)
        1 Tbsp soil flaxseeds (optional)
    Banana breadstuff goo:
        1 small-medium banana
        1/2 loving cup plant-based milk
        1/2 tsp vanilla extract
        1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or a flake of cinnamon as well as nutmeg)
        two Tbsp chopped walnuts

Instructions:
1.)  In a smaller bowl mix together the rolled oats as well as soil flaxseeds.  Pour 3/4-1 loving cup boiling H2O over evenly as well as permit to sit down land you lot gear upwards the other ingredients.
2.)  In a medium-sized bowl squelch the banana alongside a fork until creamy but alongside some chunks.  Add inward the plant-based milk , vanilla extract , pumpkin pie spice , as well as walnuts , stirring thoroughly.
3.)  Place banana mixture inward the microwave for 1 infinitesimal on high.
4.)  Take the steeping oatmeal as well as scoop onto the heated banana mixture.  Serve immediately.

's Notes:
If you lot prefer your oatmeal less chewy , create it on the stovetop earlier combining it alongside the banana mixture.  I discovery my this agency of cooking it is easier (because I'm already heating H2O for tea inward the morning) as well as produces a chewy texture that I prefer oatmeal to be.  Adjust it to your tastes though.  :)


Health as well as Happiness ,



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Example Day #4

Ever wonder what a Nutritarian eats solar daytime to day?  Join me in this weekly series while I present yous an illustration solar daytime of what I typically eat.

This was my illustration eating from this Monday.  Mondays for me are the busiest solar daytime of the calendar week amongst forenoon meetings together with picking upwardly breakfast for the office.  I to a greater extent than oftentimes than non expression to swallow breakfast most days until I teach into the role , simply since I know these mornings are hectic together with I won't teach a peaceful 2nd until closed to 10 , I swallow what I telephone phone pre-breakfast to tide me over.

This solar daytime I had a banana on my agency into work.  Once I got inward , I carried or then an apple tree until our Mon Morning Meeting started.





Around 9:30 I got the direct chances to sit down downwards at my desk together with bring proper breakfast.  Today it was 1/3 loving cup rolled oats soaked inward hot H2O , amongst 1/2 chopped banana together with organic soy milk.


Lunch today consisted of my novel favorite (and quick!) Simple Greens together with Quinoa Salad with some other apple tree together with 3 clementines.


On my agency abode from operate I needed to choice upwardly some groceries.  My Fred Meyer has a overnice "natural foods" department together with occasionally I process myself to some chia seed kombucha.  I don't normally potable my calories , simply I uncovering this a cracking option to soda if I'm craving a sugariness drink.


Once a calendar week Kevin together with I brand an endeavor to bring a sit down downwards dinner amongst no electronics or other distractions.  I grew upwardly having sit-down dinners most nights of the calendar week , simply Kevin did non , then this is our residue for now.  This nighttime I had a whole wheat wind amongst herbed tofu spread , chopped artichoke hearts , carrots together with romaine amongst a side of Thai ruddy cabbage slaw together with steamed asparagus (and un-pictured steamed broccolini).


Kevin was non then much into the slaw together with wind , then he made himself 2 burgers (unfortunately , he is non a Nutritarian) , together with a Caesar salad on the side.  He did , nonetheless orbit asparagus a essay together with did non loathe it.  BIG improvement if yous know my husband!


To summarize based on doc Fuhrman's Eat to Live plan:

  • 1 lb raw vegetables - I met this destination amongst my tiffin salad together with the Thai slaw I had amongst dinner.
  • 1 lb cooked vegetables - This was covered amongst my 2 helpings of steamed asparagus together with broccolini at dinner.
  • 4 servings fresh fruit - I met this destination amongst 1.5 bananas , 2 apples , together with 3 clementines.
  • 1 loving cup or to a greater extent than of beans - I vicious a lilliputian curt on this today , simply I had a tofu spread on my wind at dinner.
  • 1 loving cup or less whole grains/starchy vegetables - I had 1/3 loving cup oatmeal , close 1/3 loving cup of quinoa , together with a whole wheat wrap.  I oftentimes count quinoa to a greater extent than towards my edible bean destination since it is higher inward protein.
  • 1 oz or less of nuts/sees - I had a minor amount of nuts blended into the tofu spread , together with I likewise had some avocado inward my tiffin salad that I volition count inward this category because it is higher inward fat.


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Marinated Eggplant and Tofu with Greens

Eggplant is i of those veggies I ever forget about.  I don't oft innovation to brand recipes alongside eggplant , it never pops out from the create shelves at me , too if I arrive at larn by to larn i inwards the cart too into my refrigerator , I oft forget close it until it is by its veggie prime.  Not this time!

I brought i dwelling too was determined to operate it upwards too brand something yummy!  Once I got dwelling from the shop I cubed it , threw it inwards a plastic handbag alongside a overnice marinade... too permit it sit down at that spot for a few days... marinating too totally non forgetting close it. ;)

I decided to create it upwards this morning time spell my petty murphy napped too threw inwards some extra theatre tofu to soak upwards some of the excess sauce.  Add inwards some greens , serve on travel yesteryear of dark-brown rice , too yous totally accept a fantastic , filling lunch.

Hope yous taste my forgotten eggplant recipe!  You for certain don't accept to marinade for equally long equally I TOTALLY meant to either.

Marinated Asian Eggplant alongside Tofu too Greens
Time: iv hour-2 24-hour interval marinade , 5 infinitesimal prep , twenty infinitesimal saute
Servings: iv servings


Ingredients:
    Eggplant Marinade:
        1 pocket-sized eggplant , travel yesteryear trimmed off , cubed
        2 Tbsp sugariness carmine chili sauce
        1 Tbsp teryaki sauce
        1 Tbsp soy sauce
        1 Tbsp rice vinegar
        1 Tbsp sesame seeds
     
    Saute:
        Eggplant Marinade (do non drain)
        1- 12 to fourteen oz block extra theatre tofu (I used Soyganic Organic Extra Firm Tofu)
        4-6 cups chopped nighttime greens (I used kale.)

    Green onions too sriracha to top

Instructions:
1.)  Put all of the marinade ingredients inwards a medium sized ziplock bag.  Seal too give a expert toss.  Let marinade , tossing occasionally , for iv hours or upwards to ii days.
2.)  After the eggplant has marinaded , prep the remaining ingredients.  Drain too pat the tofu dry out , gently squeezing out some of the excess wet earlier yous cube it.
3.)  Over medium-high estrus , add together the cubed tofu too eggplant , reserving the extra juices from the marinade.  Saute , adding the residuum of the marinade gradually.  Continue to saute until most of the liquid has evaporated (10-15 minutes).
4.)  Reduce estrus too add together the greens.  Stir inwards too estrus until lightly wilted too vivid green.
5.)  Serve hot over dark-brown rice too travel yesteryear alongside chopped dark-green onions too sriracha if desired.



's Notes:
If yous accept to a greater extent than foresight than I arrive at , yous could too marinade the tofu alongside the eggplant , exactly this is non necessary.  Smart , exactly non necessary.


As a side banking concern annotation (and self-high five) , the dark-green onions pictured inwards this recipe were grown from dark-green onion bottoms I saved too kept inwards H2O on my kitchen window sill.  I'm trying for a tertiary increment now.... we'll run into what happens!

Health too Happiness ,





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40 Tips for Better Life

Hello Loves Health | 1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And piece you lot walk , smile.
2. Sit inwards quiet for at to the lowest degree 10 minutes each day.
3. Sleep for at to the lowest degree seven hours.
4. Live alongside the 3 E's -- Energy , Enthusiasm , as well as Empathy.
5. Play to a greater extent than games.
6. Read to a greater extent than books than you lot did final year.
7. Make fourth dimension to exercise meditation , yoga , as well as prayer. They render us alongside daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend fourth dimension alongside people over the historic catamenia of lxx & nether the historic catamenia of 6.
9. Dream to a greater extent than piece you lot are awake.
10. Eat to a greater extent than foods that grow on trees as well as plants as well as consume less nutrient that is manufactured inwards plants.
11. Drink enough of water.
12. Try to brand at to the lowest degree iii people smiling each day.
13. Don't waste materials your precious release energy on gossip.
14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner alongside his / her mistakes of the past. That volition ruin your acquaint happiness.
15. Don't lead maintain negative thoughts or things you lot cannot control. Instead invest your release energy inwards the positive acquaint moment.
16. Realize that life is a schoolhouse as well as you lot are hither to learn. Problems are only business office of the curriculum that seem as well as fade away similar algebra shape but the lessons you lot larn volition final a lifetime.
17. Eat breakfast similar a manful mortal monarch , tiffin similar a prince as well as dinner similar a beggar.
18. Smile as well as express mirth more.
19. Life is besides brusque to waste materials fourth dimension hating anyone. Don't abhor others.
20. Don't accept yourself as well as so seriously. No i else does.
21. You don't lead maintain to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace alongside your by as well as so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You lead maintain no sentiment what their journeying is all about. Don't compare your partner alongside others'.
24. No i is inwards accuse of your happiness except you.
25. Forgive every i for every thing.
26. What other people mean value of you lot is none of your business.
27. GOD heals everything.
28. However expert or bad a province of affairs is -- it volition change.
29. Your project won't accept attention of you lot when you lot are sick. Friends will. Stay inwards touch. . .
30. Get rid of anything that isn't useful , beautiful or joyful.
31. Envy is a waste materials of time. You already lead maintain all you lot need.
32. The best is silent to come.
33. No affair how you lot experience , acquire upward , wearing clothing upward as well as exhibit up.
34. Do the correct thing !
35. Call your trace solid unit of measurement often.
36. Your Inner most is e'er happy. So , hold out happy.
37. Each twenty-four lx minutes catamenia laissez passer on something expert to others.
38. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
39. When you lot awake hold out inwards the morning time , give thank you lot GOD for it.
40. Please Forward this to everyone you lot attention about.
TAKE CARE...... LOVE YOURSELF........
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BOSS Smoothie

The Husband as well as I oft unnecessarily exercise acronyms for everyday random things.  We don't constantly verbalize inwards acronyms similar robots , only brand i upward because nosotros intend it's funny , piece of job it heavily for one-half an lx minutes , hence forget virtually it thereafter until nosotros intend of a novel one.  Because that's how nosotros do.  Love that man.  For representative ,

TMB: tight mama booty
SMS: hence much spit-up (thanks Ben)

And today , the BOSS Smoothie.

BOSS Smoothie (Banana-Orange-Strawberry-Soy Milk)
Time: five minutes
Servings: 1-2 servings

Ingredients:
        ii oranges , peeled
        1 loving cup frozen strawberries
        1 frozen banana
        1 loving cup unsweetened soy or other plant-milk
        1 loving cup H2O ice cubes

Instructions:
1.)  Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
2.)  Start on depression speed as well as gradually growth to high.
3.)  Blend for 45-60 seconds on high speed.  Serve immediately.


's Notes:
I whipped upward this lilliputian yum yum earlier Kevin headed to piece of job today as well as nosotros split upward it.  Could easily hold out i large serving too.  And at nowadays , a chip of Kevin as well as Ben sense of humour to outset your weekend.


Great project Ben!


We're hence proud of you!




Here Dad , convey a beer.  You saw nothing.


Health as well as Happiness ,


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Vegan Baby Led Weaning (1st Month)

Ben is 8 months former (!) as well as he has been eating solids for close a calendar month as well as a one-half , the final calendar month of which nosotros receive got been doing babe led weaning (BLW).  I start heard close BLW from my sister-in-law who did it from nine months on amongst my twin nephews who are at nowadays three.  For me , it was actually overnice beingness able to utter to my sis close some of my fears but about BLW as well as the logistics of cooking for an infant.  If you lot don't receive got a friend you lot tin utter to close BLW , I would highly advise doing a search on YouTube close BLW.  I flora a few videos when I was starting off that were really informative as well as reassuring.

First off , I intend "Baby Led Weaning" is non a really practiced bespeak what it is.  Yes , when babies start eating solids they volition naturally start decreasing their milk intake over fourth dimension , but amongst the shout out "Weaning" I experience similar it implies the intention to wean baby.  That is non how I encounter it.  I encounter it to a greater extent than every bit "let's practise eating thence that when it comes fourth dimension that you lot take away to a greater extent than nutrition than pectus milk tin render you'll know how to swallow as well as already savor a wide gain of foods."  I gauge that would live also long of acronym!  One phrase I've heard but about the BLW globe that I similar a lot is:


 "Food earlier 1 is but for fun."

Anyways , my intention is to start Ben off on the correct pes of agreement how to purpose his rima oris , natural language , as well as pharynx to chew as well as swallow nutrient safely , but most importantly , to innovate him to a diverseness of tastes as well as textures thence (hopefully) he isn't a picky eater as well as loves all fruits as well as veggies.  I desire him to receive got a practiced human relationship amongst nutrient that volition final a lifetime.  I desire him to encounter that mealtime is enjoyable as well as social , as well as nutrient is a cast of dear inside our family.  I desire him to savor the foods I'm enjoying beside me , rather than spoon feeding him mushy pudding glue that is disguising vegetables amongst fruit.

One source that I flora really helpful every bit I was getting started was a digital mass past times Cathleen Woods called Baby Led Weaning for Vegans: lx Plant-Based Recipes for Babies as well as Kids that Adults Will Love.  Cathleen writes the Vegan Momma blog as well as she has a non bad transportation service close BLW roofing some of the basics.  I haven't tried whatever of the recipes quite yet because Ben is nonetheless by as well as large but eating sticks of fruit as well as steamed veggies , but it volition live a non bad resources when every bit nosotros are starting to larn into the side past times side stage of eating.


When I start started feeding Ben solids a picayune after the vi calendar month score , I started amongst mushed banana mixed amongst pectus milk.  After a few tries he LOVED it as well as would accept spoonful after spoonful when nosotros fed him 1 time a solar daytime but about dinnertime. (I ever breastfeed earlier offering Ben solids.  The vast bulk of their nutrition for the start twelvemonth comes from pectus milk , thence I don't desire to give the sack that yet.)  We did this for close 2 weeks earlier jumping into BLW because nosotros were traveling as well as I wanted to produce to a greater extent than query earlier starting.

Ben's start endeavour of mango.

If in that location is a babe #2 someday , I would nonetheless produce purees for a calendar week or 2 earlier starting BLW.  I experience similar the purees at start were slow on his breadbasket as well as made his gut bacteria to a greater extent than prepared for the solids that came after. (Also to banking enterprise notation , I give Ben powdered probiotics mixed amongst pectus milk 1 time a day.  He had constipation issues when he was 3 or 4 months former as well as those helped tremendously.)  I also tried purees amongst dark-green peas , pears , as well as carrots.  Banana or banana mixtures seemed to live his favorite.

Ben's start orange.

The start BLW nutrient Ben had was also banana.  To prep I cutting the piece of employment past times as well as bottom tips off , thence amongst the cutis nonetheless on I cutting it long ways piece of employment past times to bottom , as well as thence sideways through the middle thence you lot destination upwards amongst 4 dissever banana halves.  I position 1 slice on his plate as well as off he went.  Ben is similar all babies , as well as anything he tin larn his hands on goes right away inwards his mouth.  He gnawed on it , but most cruel out of his rima oris as well as into his lap.  Some pieces crumbled inwards his hands as well as never fifty-fifty made it to his mouth.

The food-to-mouth , spit-out-food chip lasted entirely a calendar week or 2 earlier I noticed Ben actually chewing as well as taking downward food.  You'll live able to state if (and sometimes what) they are taking anything downward from their BMs the side past times side solar daytime or so.

The side past times side foods nosotros tried over the start few weeks inwards no detail lodge were avocado (loved) , carrots (liked) , broccoli (meh) , dark-green beans (liked) , cucumber (loved) , pears (too slippery , gagged badly , scared me , volition innovate 1 time again later) , romaine (meh) , watermelon (loved) , bell pepper (liked) , cantaloupe (loved) , steel cutting oats (liked) , rolled oats (meh) , mushrooms (didn't like) , babe bok choy (ok , hard to chew , volition innovate 1 time again later) , golden murphy (liked) , asparagus (meh) , mango (liked) , zucchini (loved) , as well as oranges (liked).


Ben amongst a bell pepper as well as mushroom.
He didn't swallow whatever of the mushroom ,
but I'll give it some other endeavour inwards the future.

He likes/loves all the fruit , has enjoyed the bulk of veggies , as well as hasn't rejected hardly anything.  I'm at nowadays but starting moving into feeding him clumpy things similar stews , rice dishes , pasta dishes , veggie/bean burgers , etc.  Last nighttime Ben as well as I had our start existent repast together.   I made wild rice as well as lentil stew.  It was past times far the messiest affair he has eaten , but he LURVED it!  He loved it thence much , he practically bathed himself inwards it (pictures downward below).  A bathroom was definitely needed afterwards.

When I start gave it to him , I handed him a spoon amongst a scoop of the stew on it.  He seemed to live to a greater extent than interested inwards gnawing on the spoon as well as non much nutrient made it into his mouth.  I took the spoon away as well as but plopped a handful of it on his plate as well as he seemed to produce improve after that , although he was quite song close letting me know he wasn't happy that the spoon was no longer inwards his possession.



Going into our minute calendar month of BLW , I experience fifty-fifty to a greater extent than confident as well as assured that this is the correct agency to become for didactics Ben how to eat.  It is thence fun to encounter him explore as well as vocalize his opinions of each food.  I'm excited to encounter where the side past times side calendar month of BLW adventures.

Health as well as Happiness ,




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