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 ( 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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Monday, March 19, 2018

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Rice Skillet (Double Recipe)

NOTE: Half the recipe if you do not want leftovers

1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 large carrots, chopped
4 C cauliflower, chopped into small bite-sized pieces
2-3 cups finely chopped steamed kale (or you can cook it with the onions)
2 C low-sodium veggie broth (more if needed)
3 cups soy curls
4 C cooked (warm) brown rice
1 C salt-free tomato sauce
1/2 C Louisiana Hot Sauce
4 T nutritional yeast
Vegan Bleu Cheese Dressing (make in advance and chill; see recipe below)

NOTE: Make sure rice is cooked and ready to make the recipe before you start the following directions.

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
Place soy curls in a bowl of water and cover with cold water. After 10 minutes, drain off the water well and squeeze the curls with your clean hands to remove excess water. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup tomato sauce with 1/4 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce. Mix well and pour into the soy curls to marinate for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce has been absorbed into the curls.
Bake the buffalo curls on non-stick foil or parchment paper-lined baking pan for about 20-25 minutes, or until a little crispy on the outside.

While the curls are baking, steamfry onion and garlic in a large skillet with a couple of T of water and cook about 3-5 minutes until onion is translucent.
Add carrots, cauliflower, kale, and veggie broth and cook covered for 10-15 minutes or until veggies are cooked through. You may need to add more veggie broth or water while cooking, however there shouldn't be too much liquid left after the veggies are done otherwise the dish will be too wet. You want a little coating on the bottom of the pan but if there's too much liquid once the veggies are finished cooking, pour a little out.
Add rice, baked buffalo soy curls, the rest of the tomato sauce and hot sauce, nutritional yeast and cook for about 3 minutes or until all ingredients are heated through.

Top with vegan bleu cheese dressing and serve!

Bleu Cheeze Dressing
2 T raw cashews
6 oz. firm or extra-firm tofu
1 t salt
¼ cup raw tahini
¼ cup + 2 t lemon juice
3/4 t white vinegar
1 t. Dijon mustard
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t. agave
1 T water
2 garlic cloves
4 t miso paste

Blend until smooth.

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Restaurant Review: Healthy Hippie Cafe - Watauga, Texas

Recently, a friend told me that she had visited a vegetarian restaurant in Watauga, Texas (located near Keller and Ft. Worth, Texas) that offered many vegan, whole-food options. She was ecstatic about the food, so we knew we had to check it out! Since our son and daughter-in-law just happen to live a few minutes from the restaurant, we planned a meal there this past weekend when we went out to visit them. The restaurant, The Healthy Hippie Cafe, has been open about six months. It's a small-ish establishment located on the second floor of a strip center. You have to walk up a flight of stairs to get to there, so keep this in mind if you are bringing elderly or disabled people. It is a bright and cheerful place with plenty of light coming through the windows, comfy pillows to plant behind you if you are sitting on one of the bench seats, and local art donning the walls.

The Healthy Hippie Cafe is an order-at-the-register place, with a sizable variety of tasty items to choose from. There is an artsy blackboard with the items and prices listed, or you can order from a paper menu if it's easier on your eyes. The standard menu is available Monday through Saturday, and for Sunday, they have a special breakfast menu that they serve from all day. They also offer homemade whole foods seed, nut, and grain bars and delicious smoothies to pick up if you're in a rush.

Also, the staff was friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about the food they offered. The food came fresh and everyone loved their selections. The owner, Kelli Myatt, is a natural health, fitness, and gardening enthusiast who is passionate about educating others to lead happy, healthy lives. I got a chance to chat with her for a few minutes before we left the restaurant. She was warm and welcoming.

In addition, Kelli offers a free pilates class on Sunday mornings (I would call and confirm this before going!) as well as an open-mike night.

Check out the photos of some of the food we had at The Healthy Hippie Cafe:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mrs. Plant's MOST POPULAR Recipes

Often, I receive messages telling me about recipes people have made from my website and how they (and their families!) have really enjoyed them. I thought I'd put a list together of some of the top recipes from my website. ENJOY! (and bookmark this page!)

Main Dishes
Mexican Cornbread Dinner - Under Pressure!

Cheezy Sweet Potato and Kale Casserole in the Instant Pot

Tex-Mex Tofu Scramble - Also a GREAT breakfast!

Quick Noodles with Kale and Tofu in Peanut-Lime Sauce

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Smoky Pinto Beans

Easy Chana Masala

Oil-Free Samosa Pancakes

CLEAN Shepherd's Pie

Pueblan Roasted Pepper Chowder

Corn and Potato Chowder

Instant Pot Hoppin' John

Potato Leek Soup in the Instant Pot

Wedding Soup - Aptly named! I made up this soup to eat every day before my son's wedding to lose a few LBs before the big day!

Garlicky Kale Salad

Asian-Inspired Mason Jar Salad with Oil-Free Dressing

Zucchini Garlic Dressing (add fresh dill for a whole new flavor!)

Quick Cashew Queso

The BEST Veggie Cheeze (nut-free)

Salsa Fresca

Oil-Free Teriyaki Marinade/Sauce (especially great for marinating baked tofu or for stirfries

Oil-Free Marinara

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Cacao-Berry Green Smoothie Bowl

Sugar-Free Chocolate Oats

Oil-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - Can be made into muffins, too.

Tastes-Like-Raisinettes Cookies

Chocolate Crunch Bites

Healthy Microwave Brownie in a Cup

Pumpkin Pie Snack Balls