Friday, February 1, 2019

Check Out Mrs.Plant's eBook - TAME YOUR DIABETES

If you have pre-diabetes or are a Type 2 diabetic and want to stay off or get off medication and lose weight, my TAME YOUR DIABETES eBook will give you hope and motivation.

Included in this easy-to-read 24-page eBook is the story of my own journey, as well as specific outlining of how I got off all of my medication and lost and have kept off a significant amount of weight over five years ago. I also include 15 of my favorite recipes!

This is also a great gift to give someone you love who is struggling to get their diabetes under control. Simply send me an e-mail (mrsplantintexas@gmail.com) after making your purchase and include the e-mail address of your gift recipient along with a message for them, and a copy of the eBook will be sent to them immediately or at a date that you desire.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Oil-Free Cheezy Broccoli Tots

NOTE: You have to cook and cool the potatoes and broccoli a day ahead for this recipe!

5 medium-sized yellow potatoes
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
1 1/2 t garlic powder
1 1/2 t paprika
2 T nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
salt and pepper (black or cayenne) to taste

At least a day before you plan to make the tots, cook the potatoes (whole with skin left on) in the Instant Pot until just tender (about 15 minutes), then cool in the refrigerator at least 24 hours. Steam the broccoli until soft enough to fall apart easily. This can be done in the Instant Pot in a steamer basket with 3/4 cup water in the bottom and cooked for 1 minute with QUICK release. Chill the broccoli until you're ready to make the tots.

Shred the potatoes with a grater into a large bowl. You can save the butt ends of the potatoes to bake into potato skins. Don't include them in with the shredded potatoes. Chop the cooked broccoli with a fork and gently fold it into the shredded potatoes along with the seasonings.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, then line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Take 2 T of the mixture and roll it into a log shape, flattening the ends. Place on tray. Do this until the mixture is used up. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, flipping them at the halfway mark.
Serve with ketchup, Sriracha, or any other sauce that sounds yummy.



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Tom Turnip's Plant Foods Adventure (children's book)

I recently received a request to read a children's book and write a review on it. Most of the time, I am asked to review cookbooks, so this was a very different request!

The book I was asked to read and review is called Tom Turnip's Plant Foods Adventure, by Crunchy Tubie Mama (authored with Shelby King). Before reading the book, I decided to watch the introduction video sent to me along with the link to download the book. I am so glad I watched the video first because it gave me an understanding of why the book was written, though I don't think it is essential to watch the video before reading the book. The video is about the author's experience as a mom who gave birth prematurely to a son, who ultimately developed a severe eating disorder called oral aversion because of the medical crises he endured during the first year of his life.

After watching the video, I jumped right in to reading the book. Creatively written, the book is about a little boy named Tom Turnip who learns about how "foods that grow from the ground are the very best foods to be found!" Crunchy Tubie Mama is skillful in leading our main character to that conclusion in a way that is engaging and fun. The book also contains several delightful recipes that children can make with their parent(s)--all from whole plant foods!

In a word, this book is REFRESHING. It clearly educates children on the importance of eating healthy whole plant foods and without being too complicated, explains what has happened to the world as a result of the negative repercussions of processed foods. EVERY child should be read this book--OVER and OVER. The message is essential!

This would be an awesome gift to give someone who has children, for a Christmas gift to a child, or just simply to purchase because, well, it's a fabulous book! 😊

You can find the book on Amazon.com.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Interactive Cooking Demos by Well Your World

I get quite a few requests to collaborate or partner with various people, but I only agree to do this with the ones I believe will be valuable for my community. That said, My friend, Dillon Holmes, has created a unique opportunity for people who want to learn to be better whole foods plant-based cooks. Well Your World, run by Dillon, is offering LIVE INTERACTIVE COOKING DEMOS that you can purchase through a monthly subscription. There are NO CONTRACTS, you can CANCEL AT ANY TIME, and there is a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE!

Dillon is a humorous guy with killer kitchen skills. He cooks only the most nutritious whole plant-based foods that is truly tasty! You will have a blast learning from Dillon and create a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.

The monthly subscription includes:
✓ 2 live interactive cooking demos per month
✓ 3 HD camera angles so you can see the cutting board and the stove
✓ Tune in live to interact and ask questions by voice
✓ Access to ALL previous HD replays so you'll never miss a demo
✓ Unique meal themes and discussion about our diet & lifestyle
✓ Ask questions and request meal ideas in advance or during the demos
✓ Enjoyed by newbies and veterans alike! No fancy skills required.

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BBQ Jicama Chips

Jicama is a root vegetable from Central and South America. Many people call it the "Mexican Potato." The inner consistency is like a mix between a white potato and a pear. It's a bit on the sweet side and can be used in hot or cold dishes. Only the inner "meat" of the jicama is edible. The vine and seeds are actually poisonous!

Jicama is loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other organic compounds, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and a small amount of protein. Since there is an especially large amount of vitamin C in jicama, it is helpful in boosting the immune system when eaten regularly. Plus, there are several other health benefits that can be researched by a simple Google search.

A while back, I had the pleasure of tasting a packaged jicama chip, but I wasn't thrilled with the fact that even though they were baked and not fried, they still had some oil in them. So, I decided to make my own at home!

First, I made the seasoning for the chips. The ones I had in the package were BBQ flavored, so this is what I came up with, and it's delicious!

Seasoning:
1 t paprika
1/2 t smoked paprika
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 t raw sugar

Then, I sliced the outside "rind" off of the jicama with a sharp knife. I used a mandolin slicer to create uniform, thin slices. I placed the slices on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. I put the seasoning into an empty spice jar (with a shaker top) and shook the seasoning onto the slices.
After that, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. It will be trial and error to get the chips crispy without burning them. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THEM! I recommend keeping the oven lower for most of the time to dry out the chips and raise the heat just a bit to crisp them up at the end. Count on anywhere from 20-30 minutes of cooking time. Just make sure the chips are fully crispy before storing them in an airtight container. Or, eat them all with your family in one sitting! :-) A large jicama (1200 grams) contains only 456 calories!