Where are my brownie fans at? ♀️
My Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies are for you! You need to go make them as soon as I get the recipe on the blog! (Hopefully tonight!) Seriously, I’ve already eaten four. Hopefully there’s some left for my brownie-loving hubbie. 🤫
9/17/17 I began an experiment. I wanted to experience first hand the claims of a vegan life. Not only was I going to rely on how I felt, but I wanted to have some factual data to support or disprove what I have read and heard. Only two months in but here is what I can tell you so far. My frame feels lighter, my engine feels stronger, I sleep better, no afternoon bonk, I feel more fit. I haven’t wasted away to a pail, weak frail old man. I actually feel stronger in the gym. And now, the blood work results. My Good cholesterol is up 10 points, the bad cholesterol is down 10 points my BUN levels(kidney function)have been borderline high for years was cut almost in half and the Uric Acid dropped considerably. Will the results continue? Only time will tell, but I know they will. Oh, and suddenly my kitchen has become a workshop creating some tasty grub! All this from a guy who was raised in beef country. If you think you want to know more, I will share my limited knowledge and can point you into the right resources for you to decide if it’s right for you! #vegan#plantbased#healthyfood#gogreen#lessmedsthebetter#itsokaytotrynewthings#noprocessedfoods
My favorite things about cold weather are warm food and full bellies. To make things a bit healthier/less processed, I make everything from scratch! Let’s be real, the dough is the hardest part!! But the recipe from @simplyrecipes .com was easy and relatively quick! Nothing fancy, just the basics and buttery perfection
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes*
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
6 to 8 Tbsp ice water *The first thing I do when I'm even thinking about making a butter-based pie crust is to cut up the butter into cubes and put them in the freezer. They should chill at least 15 minutes in the freezer.
A lovely coating for a pie can be achieved with a simple egg wash.
1 Tbsp heavy cream, buttermilk, or milk
1 large egg yolk
Beat egg yolk with cream and brush on the surface of the pie with a pastry brush.
Great quote. You are what you eat. So don't be fast, cheap, easy or fake. Be real, be authentic with yourself, and be of excellent quality!
I don't care if it's national fast food day. Avoid fast food restaurants and do not eat fast food. Nothing healthy can be found in a fast food restaurant. It's not real food. Most of the items are merely food-like substances that are only edible and "taste good" because they are filled with sugar, salt, fat, chemicals, additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors. Seriously, you have no idea what is inside fast food and you probably don't want to know.
The best thing to do is avoid restaurants, especially fast food restaurants. Learn how to cook at home with whole food produce that your great grandmother would actually identify as food. Keep the ingredients (especially salt, sugar, oil, and fat) to a minimum. And have fun while cooking and eating because it should be a pleasurable experience, not a chore. People eating the traditional Mediterranean diet ate real food, mostly from plants, and totally enjoyed cooking/eating/living. That's why it's a Blue Zone of longevity.
Also don't eat too much. This is easier to do when you cook your own food. On the other hand it's easy to overeat fast food because the "food" is rich in calories and poor in nutrients; because your body is starving of nutrients, you crave more food. The Okinawans (another @bluezones population) traditionally ate mostly plants and practiced "Hara hachi bu" which basically means "eat until you are 80% full".
Bottom line is: Eat real food, close to nature, not too much, mostly (if not all) from plants. And don't forget to get adequate sleep, manage stress, exercise regularly, and just enjoy life.
This is a #repost from @drjkahn who posted this picture a while ago, but I found it very applicable today.