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.

PRICE: $10

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Amazon PRIME DAY - Through Mrs. Plant!

On JULY 15 and 16, you can find INCREDIBLE DEALS at Amazon.com during their PRIME DAYS. Prime Day is a global shopping event that allows you to shop for top-rated products at discounted prices--like INSTANT POTS and thousands of other items that will be marked down.

And, if you're not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial before committing to the monthly fee and still take advantage of these great promotions.

PRIME DAY deals will begin on Monday, July 15 (midnight PST) and continue through Tuesday, July 16. If you've been eyeing a particular item but haven't taken the plunge, Prime Day is the best time to shop. Be sure to mark your calendars! The deals will last for 48 hours only!

Here are a couple of my favorite deals they are offering:

Instant Pot: https://amzn.to/30s7uj0
Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage Containers: https://amzn.to/2lkU4G6


Also, check out my Amazon store to see if any of the items I already use and love are on sale during Prime Day!


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Vegan Pad See Ew - Famous Thai Dish Made at Home!


Vegan Pad See Ew
This is a multiple-part recipe that makes 3-4 servings. PLEASE read it COMPLETELY THROUGH before attempting to make it. The recipe is made ONE SERVING AT A TIME in a hot wok or a non-stick skillet. This is very important!

NOTE: If you are not using a non-stick wok or pan, you will need to use a small amount of vegetable oil in this recipe along with a small amount of water. Also, you can choose to add 1 t of dark sesame oil to each serving for a smoky flavor, but it is NOT required!

Also, I chose to use dry rice flake noodles because I couldn't find fresh. These actually worked out great, and they didn't get too sticky or tangled in the mix.

SAUCE INGREDIENTS (can be made in advance and stored in a jar with an airtight top):
1/4 cup BLACK soy sauce (Get at an Asian store or online. I used Kwong Hung Seng brand with the ORANGE top.)
½ cup vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce (Get at an Asian store or online. I used Wa Ja Shan brand.)
2 packed T of light brown sugar
red chili flakes to taste


OTHER INGREDIENTS
14 oz. extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed to remove excess moisture, and cut into cubes
1 lb. DRY rice flake noodles (Buy online or at an Asian store)
Rice Flake Noodles
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bunch of Chinese broccoli (called Cai Lan), wash, dry, and cut the greens into 2-inch pieces (You can use the stems, but you have to cut them thinly so they will cook quickly)
2 cups of broccoli florets
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch diagonal pieces
1 bunch of Enoki mushrooms, ends cut off, rinsed and dried well (OPTIONAL)
1-2 t dark sesame oil (optional)

Prep Ahead:
1) Wash, cut, and dry Cai Lan leaves. These can be stored in the fridge for a while so the leaves dry out.
2) Prep the garlic, carrots, broccoli florets, and Enoki mushrooms and store in the fridge until ready to cook.
3) Make up the sauce recipe in a pint-sized Mason jar or other container. Set aside.


TIME TO COOK!

1) Add 2 T of the sauce to the tofu cubes. Toss to coat. Bake the tofu on non-stick foil or parchment paper at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. When tofu is done, place on a plate or in a bowl near the stove/wok.


2) Place a cup of water near your wok or skillet to use while cooking. Add a SMALL amount of water to cook the veggies. You don’t want too much extra moisture.

3) In your wok or skillet, add ½ cup water and steam the broccoli florets, Cai Lan stems (if using), and carrots until just fork tender. Do NOT overcook. The broccoli should still be bright green. Set aside in a bowl near the stove/wok. Also, place the chopped Cai Lan leaves and Enoki mushrooms near the stove/wok.

4) At the same time, boil a pot of water (3-4 quarts). Place the rice flake noodles in a large bowl. When the water is bubbling and boiling, carefully pour the water over the noodles. I put the bowl in the sink and poured the boiling water over them in there. Set a timer for 8 minutes. Some of the noodles will curl up, but that’s OK. Immediately pour the noodles into a strainer and rinse them with cold water for a about 2 minutes. Let them drain well. Set near stove/wok.

NOTE:
At this point, you will be cooking each batch for ONE PERSON. So, portion out the veggies and tofu so you have enough for each person you are serving. You will make each serving as follows:

Pour about 1-2 T of water (or oil, if using) into your heated wok (not too high at first). Add some garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Increase the wok to high heat. Add a portion of Enoki mushrooms, and cook about 1 minute. Add a portion of Cai Lan and let it cook down while you stir it. This is the time to add 1 t of dark sesame oil if you choose to add it. Now, add a portion of the broccoli florets and carrots—stirring as it cooks. Finally, add in about 3-4 T of the sauce, a portion of rice noodles, and the tofu. Stir to coat with sauce, then let everything sit for 1 minute so the rice noodles get a bit charred.
SERVE!

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sweet Summer Dessert - NO SUGAR ADDED!

These are simply made from blended fruit! They include all the fiber, water, and flesh, so they're healthier than just a juice pop.  Just chop up your favorite summer fruit, blend, fill the popsicle molds, and freeze!

Link to Buy Popsicle Molds: https://amzn.to/2xKGG1a



 Disclosure: Mrs. Plant makes use of Amazon.com affiliate links when they are available. These are products I have personally purchased and recommend based on my experience with them. Your use of these links for product purchases provides me with a commission which pays for the food and supplies I use to keep this website alive. However, your use of these links as a reader is not required.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

PRODUCT REVIEW: Yes Cacao Bars

Yes Cacao Bars
A while back, a company contacted me and asked me if I would like to try their cacao and review it. Thinking they mean cacao POWDER, I said "Sure!" because I already use cacao powder in my green smoothie bowls and various other recipes. I didn't realize (until the package arrived today), that they were sending me cacao chocolate bars not powder!

The bars (3 different flavors) came in a special cool pack, which sadly was not cool by the time it reached my home in sweltering Texas. The bars melted ever so slightly, but this did not affect the taste or consistency at all.

Apparently, the main premise of Yes Cacao Botanical Chocolate Bar is to use raw, organic wild cacao as a vehicle to deliver various healthy botanicals (organic herbs, teas, flowers, and superfoods) into your system. Each bar has a purpose and specially chosen botanicals are added to each formula. Since cacao has theobromine (which causes your blood vessels to expand), you're getting the intended benefits easily while you're enjoying a smooth and creamy chocolate bar .VERY interesting concept!

In addition, this wild cacao is an heirloom variety of cacao known as Arriba Criollo, which is sourced by a team of 450 wild harvesters throughout the jungles of Ecuador. There are three different "flavors" to try -- Dirty (Grounding), Karma Mel Owl (Brain Food), and Gaba Baba (Meditation) -- each with its own combination of ingredients. The bars are also vegan, gluten-free, and Kosher. At $5 a bar, they are on the higher end price-wise, but this is not your average chocolate bar!

All in all, I thought the bars were tasty and the texture of the cacao was melt-in-your-mouth perfection. My husband even liked them pretty well, and I'd say he's a chocolate connoisseur.  😀

Note:
The chocolate bars were sent to me free to try without any conditions on how I write this review. I am not receiving any other compensation for this review.