Wellness Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Method rather than recipe.

One of my favorite ways to cook is with my electric pressure cooker. I can just throw everything in and in 15 minutes or less, dinner is done. 

This is a method rather than a recipe in that you can choose your starch, your beans, your veggies, and your spices. It’s cooked for the amount of time it takes for the longest ingredient to cook. 

Here, I chose brown rice, chickpeas, bell peppers, onions, olives, and a blend of garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, fajita seasoning, and bay leaves. 

I cooked it in veggie broth and served it over a bed of romaine, with fresh tomatoes. We would have had avocado, but it was bad. 😞 

What healthy dinners are you fixing tonight? 

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Blogmas 2017 Day 6


It’s not healthy, but hey, it’s the holidays. 

Apple spice cake. And it’s so simple, and vegan.

4 apples, sliced. 1 box spice cake mix. 3/4 cup melted vegan butter.

Start with the apples. We used a square cake pan. Top with the dry cake mix and drizzle the butter over it all. 

Bake in a preheated 350° Fahrenheit oven for about 35 minutes.

Let it cool a little before you eat it, because you WILL want to eat it and you don’t want to burn your mouth!


What holiday foods are you creating?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 5

Christmas decorations! We live in an rv, so we don’t have room for much. But I love what we do have. The Whoville family, angel, tree, and most importantly, the Christ child.

How are you decorating for the holidays?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 4

Our family tradition. The 12 days of food for Christmas. We follow the list and donate the food to the local food bank. It doesn’t cost us much, and we can sure help others less fortunate than ourselves.

How are you sharing your 12 days of Christmas?

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Blogmas 2017 Day 2

It’s NOT good for you, but it is a holiday food (even if it’s meant for St. Patrick’s Day…lol!)

Colcannon! Cabbage and mashed potatoes with lots of (vegan) butter. Delish!

Vegan, simple, cheap, and tastes great!  Colcannon! It’s what’s for dinner!

What holiday foods are you eating this season?

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