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):
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.