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evening cuppa spark - december blogstreak - a recipe

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

just about everywhere you look these days, you read that the hottest trend for 2018 is plant-based food - or at least adding more plants to your diet (as in... what you eat, not losing weight).

we've been plant-based for close to 10 years now, and i enjoy the creativity of finding recipes and then tweaking them. combined with beck's rules for planning what to eat - well, a lot of those "shouldn'ts" can be avoided.

although i have shelves filled with cookbooks, i love finding recipes online and adding them to my paprika recipe app - today i made this recipe with field roast chipotle sausages (3 of them):
www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2
017/11/vegan-sausage-birra
-crock-pot-recipe-for-slow
-cooking.html


i added more plants - lots of them, 4 carrots, a large celery stalk, and a poblano pepper. 4 cups of chopped kale at the end. the beer made it a little bitter, so a touch of maple syrup. and the juice of half a lemon. it called for a crockpot, and i made it in the instant pot on the slow cooker function - never used it before, and it worked just fine.

then i served it on mashed potatoes - which were.. blue! or purple... someone local decided to grow purple potatoes and we bough a sack of them a while back. blue/purple potatoes... who knew?!

anyway, highly recommended.

as for exercise - interval training video. short walks for the day, work is piling up again. i'm just shy of goal, not sure if i'm going to push for it. bedtime now.

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  • LYNCHD05
    You are convincing me to try more plant based food.....
    313 days ago
  • KSNANA2
    Another good recipe to try, and another food blogger to subscribe to! Thank you so much! emoticon
    313 days ago
  • 1ZIPPYC
    You are rockin' those steps! emoticon (See the goodie note I sent you)

    I saw another spf's blog about the plant paradox diet and that is really interesting. Since reading so many foods cause inflammation in the body and they have a complete list of foods to avoid and ones that are ok to eat. Couldn't believe it! A lot I already knew of! Even my husband is interested in that now. Here is the link if you want to take a look:

    gundrymd.com/plant-par
    adox-shopping-list/

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    313 days ago
  • 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    Raised on a farm, I always lived on a diet of fresh, or canned or frozen vegetables from the farm. Living in urban area offers it challenges but I do what I can. Since Hurricane Harvey, most of the farmers' market have shutdown so it costing me more dollars, nevertheless, I'll have to pay for it one way or the other. Thanks for the recipe.
    313 days ago
  • CONTROUBLE
    Farmer's market season is so short around here (July-early Oct,) but I will have to try finding some purple potatoes. I have only been WFPB for a few years; need to branch out more.
    313 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    That sounds good! Something to do with that lone beer left in the refrigerator from my last visitors!
    313 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    LOVING my InstaPot! Yes!
    313 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Fun with food! Seriously, trying new things can help alleviate boredom! Purple potatoes probably high in iodine! emoticon
    313 days ago
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