Quick hempseed lettuce wraps

Hi

I don’t like spending a lot of time in the kitchen so short and simple works best for me. And that’s just what these lettuce wraps are.

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The yummy romaine lettuce came from farmers market. So delicious.

Here’s the original recipe

And here’s my version:
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp. tahini
1 tsp. low sodium tamari
3 beautiful, unbroken washed romaine lettuce leaves
1 1/2 Tbs. raw shelled hemp seeds
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Sweet Potato Salad

Hello Again,

Boy, do I love sweet potatoes. I started eating them when I learned of their nutritional value a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been hooked. I can eat them everyday. There are so many ways to enjoy them. Roasted, baked, mashed and more.

Here is another Beauty Detox Recipe from the lovely Kimberly Snyder. I took her recipe and added my own twist. Here’s her recipe

 

2 large or 3 smaller sweet potatoes

 

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

 

2/3 cup ripe avocado

 

1 minced garlic clove

 

1/3 cup diced celery (or cucumber, if you’ve run out of celery, like me today!)

 

2 Tbs. minced purple onion

 

2 Tbs. nutritional yeast

 

2 tsp. olive oil

 

High quality sea salt, to taste

 

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Fourth of July

Hey there, My favorite month is finally here and I’m loving it! How was your fourth of July? We went to my in-laws for BBQ. It was quite challenging to eat vegan with all the non vegan choices available. This is what my plate looked like. I ate everything but the chicken. I thought about it because it looked and smelled good but I couldn’t go through with it. image   This is was a splurge for sure. My daughter ended up eating the chicken. The asparagus and mushrooms my mother in law made was delicious. I couldn’t get enough.   Then it was time to come home to our little Rusty. He can’t handle the fireworks. So this year I tried this thing called a thunder shirt. It’s suppose to comfort them like a swaddled baby.image I thought it was working at first because he got calm and sleepy but as the night got later, he couldn’t be alone. image He looks like he’s playing the keyboard here. Haha.  When we went to bed, the barking and whining began. Every time he heard a firework, he barked. We were annoyed and tired the next day. So was the thunder shirt effective? Not really. I’m going to return it tomorrow.

This fourth of July also marks 17 years since my husband and I met. Awe. So that’s a little glimpse of my 4th.  I hope you had a nice one.

Talk to you soon.

Marlene

Vegan Update

Hi again

I’m back real quick for a vegan update. Today is day 21 of my vegan challenge. Did I succeed? I was not perfect but I didn’t fail. For the last 3 weeks, I have ate plant based 90% of the time with some weekend slip ups with dairy and eggs. Was it hard? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes. For now, I will go between vegan and vegatarian. Being vegan was quite restrictive and challenging with a family but I’ll keep working on it. I did miss having eggs but I still don’t miss meat. That I can do without.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe.

Bye for now.

Marlene