Tonight I am making Butternut Squash Risotto in the instant pot.
While visiting North Carolina recently Mande found a vegan plant based restaurant that was not far away. We decided we should go. The day we planned to go we came to find out that due to COVID-19 there was no indoor seating. We decided to get carry out and figure out where to eat. We placed our order for 5:45 pickup and when we arrived they told us it was placed for pickup at 6:45. I am assuming this must have had to do with the fact that out computer is set to central time and we are in the eastern time zone. Regardless it turned out to our advantage. Turns out there was one table on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant with four chairs and one man eating at it. When he was done we took the table. Since the restaurant knew we were there they put our order in and gave it to us as soon as it was ready.
We were not disappointed. The Slipped fried mozzarella sticks appetizers had the same look as real cheese, and were excellent.
The Little Faith sandwich is delicious. BBQ jackfruit, pineapple, avacado! Wow!
If we end up back in Winston-Salem, North Carolina area we would definitely plan to go back to Mozzarella Fellas. Check them out.
Chef Charity Morgan is featured in The Game Changers. She feeds the Tennessee Titans a number of delicious looking meals during the film. This website provides a number of those recipes. The Green Goddess Wrap, Quinoa Burger, Cauliflower Buffalo Wingz and Thai Pineapple Fried Rice look especially good. Can’t wait to try them!
It may be useful to have a Plant Based Doctor that you can use for primary or specialty care. These doctors practice lifestyle medicine where their first course of treatment is with plants rather than pills. There are several websites that can help you locate plant based doctors in your area:
I had never heard of Kohlrabi before
seeing them at the Coppell Farmers Market. I was told it was a variety of cabbage and could be used on many ways.
Tonight I decided to just chop it up and air fryer it.
12 minutes at 300 in the air fryer. I’m sure I could have added spices and such. But I just simply chopped it in strips and put it in the air fryer.
I ate a couple pieces raw. Sure enough tastes just like cabbage. Air fried was pretty good. I dipped them in salsa for a nice snack.
I hear a lot of questions about what to eat for breakfast. Many standard America diet options are eggs and bacon or full of sugar. Personally I’ve come to realize breakfast is really jusy the first opportunity of the day to nourish my body. So while I have my go to favorites like cereal, oatmeal and smoothies I’ve also been known to have rice and beans or a salad for breakfast. Is it really any different than hearing of people who eat their leftover pizza for breakfast?
But what about plant based doctors? What do they eat? Check out this video to hear directly from some of them.
Made a quick lunch today. Started out
by having some baked sweet potatoes and cooked quinoa in the fridge. Topped the potato with quinoa, black beans, left over red sauce with veggies and served it for lunch.
Today’s lunch – taco salad! We had left
over quinoa taco “meat” from dinner last night. Added black beans, salsa and avacado and put it over spinach and broken up tortilla chips. Made a great quick lunch!
A question about protein was posted on the Forks Over Knives Facebook group.
I have been a lurker of this group for a few weeks now and I have learned SO much. Thank you. I am slowly drifting to WFPBNO from vegan. A colleague at work asked me a question that I’d like to pose to the group, because it would help me too and hopefully others. What are your protein sources on this lifestyle diet? Blessings to all.
That’s a good point. Like at a restaurant where they assemble a bowl in front of you and they use protein synonomously with meat. They ask me which protein would you like.and I’m thinking that bowl already has a ton of protein. People think meat is the only protein. In fact plants have protein And it’s good for you. Animal protein is linked to disease.
In case you think I’m exaggerating the negative effects of animal protein, Dr. Michael Greger puts it this way, “The adverse effects associated with long-term, high protein-high meat diets may include disorders of bone and calcium balance, increased cancer risk, disorders of the liver, and worsening of coronary artery disease.” I encourage you to read his full article and watch related videos on his site.
www.ordinaryvegan.net has a nice printable protein page on protein sources. You can read the article And down load the original image here.
A better question for meat eaters is where do they get their fiber. While vegans get all the protein they need from plants, meat eaters on America are on average getting half the finer requirements they have.
The following images also show protein compare to meat.
So not only do plants have protein they also leave out the saturated fat and contain fiber!
Today, February 18th, 2019, marks my one year anniversary of being fully
Whole Food Plant Based. I have not had animal products including meat, dairy, fish, eggs, etc since a rib I ate on this date a year ago.
As you may know from following this BLOG, my initial transition took several months. In fact as I look back I realize I didn’t even know about WFPB when I started eliminating sugar from my diet in the fall of 2017. I was simply trying to be healthier and lose weight.
Along the way, I replaced sugar filled foods with natural foods like fruit and vegetables. I started eating hummus. I switched to cereals, salad dressing and sauces that didn’t have added sugars.
So when I learned about WFPB the switch made sense. The science backed it up. So on February 18, 2018 I split a plate of ribs with my brother while we were visiting Memphis. Since then I have not eaten any meat or dairy.
I feel great. Have lost weight. My blood numbers are the best they have been since high school. While I didn’t choose this lifestyle for animals or the environment it is nice to know that these benefits exist as well.