Wellness Wednesday, September 30, 2020

It’s starting to cool off here in Colorado. Time for a delicious autumn soup!

Fresh from my instant pot. A combo of onions, celery, carrots, lentils, farro and spinach cooked in 8 cups of vegetable broth and seasoned with garlic and herbs de Provence. Perfect for a fall night. Extremely healthy, so filling, and always vegan.

What did you eat this wellness Wednesday?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I made a stirfry yesterday to use up some produce. Potatoes, tofu, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, garlic and bell pepper. But we couldn’t eat it all. So what does one do with the leftovers?

Create a Mexican style bowl! Added riced cauliflower, basmati rice (because that’s what I had) and pinto beans. Added some fajita seasoning and topped with avocado and lime juice. Sooooo good!

What are you eating this Wednesday?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I almost forgot this!

I loved tonight’s dinner. It was a one-pot instant pot dinner.

It might look like a hot mess, but it was delicious! I had a blend of eggplant, tomatoes, onions, zucchini and yellow squash I had cooked up a couple of days ago. I put it in my instant pot along with a jar of Trader Joe’s fat free pasta sauce, a box of chickpea fusilli from Thrive Market, a bag of frozen artichoke hearts and I threw in the rest of my fresh grape tomatoes.

So easy and so good! The best part is leftovers!

And totally unrelated, but a happy birthday in heaven to my Junior tomorrow. He would have been 44.

How are you promoting your wellness today?

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Scripture Sunday, September 13, 2020

For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Esther 4:14

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 9, 2020

I love winter. Because I love soup! It’s a great way to get in a lot of veggies into one meal.

And we have had an arctic front come in to Colorado. Two days ago it was 94°F. Yesterday it dropped to 28°F. And it snowed. Great soup weather.

Being the southern girl I am, I made a southern veggie soup.

I started with onion, carrots and celery. Then for the southern twist, added blackeyed peas and okra along with diced tomatoes. And I used some of the cabbage I talked about last week. The only thing that would make this more southern would be the addition of corn. Maybe in the leftovers.

Low calorie density, no added fat, and scrumptious served over rice. And always vegan.

What are you cooking for wellness Wednesday?

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Scripture Sunday, September 6, 2020

My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Proverbs 6:20-23

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Can you believe it’s already September? I started my day with potatoes, bok choy, and vegan cheese sauce. I’ve shown you that a lot.

For lunch I had a peanut butter sandwich on Dave’s Killer bread. Not photo worthy.

But dinner was entirely new. Buffalo tempeh tacos on corn tortillas with cabbage and vegan ranch dressing. It was delicious! And all because I’m trying to use up my food so it doesn’t go to waste.

Any suggestions for how to use cabbage would be great. Already have slaw and Colcannon on the list as well as adding to salads. Anything else?

What did you do for your wellness today?

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