Saturday, February 1, 2020

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, June 2, 2019

ANOTHER Altering a Recipe for Health

You don't always have to make a recipe exactly as it is written! In this recipe, the dressing contained oil and a sweetener I didn't want to use. I simply replaced the sweetener with 4 pitted dates and used 1/4 cup water instead of the oil. I just blended the dressing ingredients in the Vitamix until very smooth. It came out perfect for my husband's lunches this week!

Here is the original recipe. It's a great one! Make sure to carefully read the recipe--there is only 8 oz. of whole wheat pasta and 24 oz. (2 bags) of broccoli slaw (plus all the other ingredients!).
https://www.wellplated.com/asian-noodle-salad/


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Altering Recipes for Health

My son and daughter-in-law sent me a fabulous-looking recipe that I really wanted to try. After looking it over, I knew that due to having diabetes-in-remission, I wasn't going to be able to make the recipe exactly as is. However, I  didn't want to dismiss the recipe because it had great merit! So, don't be afraid to alter a recipe to meet your health needs.

The original recipe came from an incredible vegan website called "Rabbits and Wolves." The title of the recipe is "Creamy Tuscan Vegan 'Chicken' Milanese," and it can be found here. After reviewing the ingredients and instructions, I decided to make the following changes.

1) I used reduced-sodium soy sauce rather than regular to cut the sodium a bit.

2) I used whole wheat bread crumbs instead of Panko since I haven't been able to find whole grain Panko in the store and didn't have the energy to make my own.

3) Instead of dredging the patties in all-purpose flour and pan-frying them in oil, I skipped the flour and oil completely and baked the patties at 425 degrees on a parchment-lined baking pan for 10 minutes on one side and 14 minutes on the other. Worked like a charm!

4) I used 1/2 the cashews (total of 1/2 cup) in the sauce. This cut the nuts down to 2 T a person because there was enough sauce for 4 servings. However, I decided to use the same amount of veggie broth and nutritional yeast in the sauce as it called for. You could reduce the nutritional yeast to 1 T, but we love it, so I kept it as is. The sauce was plenty rich with half the cashews.

5) I sauteed 8 oz of sliced mushrooms in a little veggie broth before cooking the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. I just thought adding mushrooms to this sauce sounded amazing, and I was right!

6) After making the sauce and "chicken" patties and serving it for dinner, I realized I forgot to make the pasta! It was so good even without it!

Those were the changes I made, which allowed me to have a fabulous meal with quite a bit less fat, less sodium, whole grain, and more veggies. Yet, we didn't sacrifice any taste or texture!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Check Out My Sister's New Website - VEGAN and CRUELTY-FREE Bath and Body Products!

I am super thrilled to announce that my sister is now offering her products on her BRAND NEW website, http://www.ajoyforever.com!

After years of selling her handmade, vegan, and cruelty-free bath and body products only at private events and shows, you can now order these products without leaving your home! Made without chemicals or junk, her INCREDIBLE-SMELLING  products are better than any I have used in my life!  And, I feel safe having them in my home and using them on my body. If you have sensitive skin or an autoimmune disease like Lupus, these products are perfect for you!

In addition, her prices are super competitive and the company has attained the difficult-to-acquire and prestigious "Leaping Bunny" status for offering ONLY cruelty-free products.

If you'd like to check out many of her products at one time (in person), look for her booth, A Joy Forever Bath + Body, at Earth X on April 26-28 in Fair Park, Dallas!

p.s. At her booths, people always ask me which are my favorite of her products, and though it's hard to pick, I am addicted to her artisan bar shower soap (especially the Earth Angel scent!), the room spray (in S*x on the Beach scent), and the lip balm (in Juicy Fruit and Teaberry)!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Holy Cacao Pancakes

This is literally my oatmeal made into pancakes !! I just blended:
 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds
1 tablespoon of cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup (or so) water

Let the mixture stand for the minutes or so, then cook the pancakes on a preheated skillet over medium heat.

Top with defrosted organic blueberries, a dollop of homemade Instant Pot soy yogurt and chopped walnuts.