intuitive plant based living
Staples & Sauces
No. The end.
We don’t do plastic! . . . Years ago, I paid no attention to plastic. I bought SO many plastic water bottles for in-services I was hosting, filled up plastic bags at the bulk section of grocery stores, bought so many yogurts/foods packaged in plastic. No more my friends! Not only do we need to look at our diet and SIGNIFICANTLY (if not entirely) reduce animal/ animal product consumption (for the health of our planet, ourselves and the poor animals - sorry, vegan plug, had to!), we NEED to be better, do better, become more responsible in looking at the big picture and where we can improve when it comes to plastic! So, here’s a little list from me to you. . . . Please feel free to comment more ideas (please!!!) and tag all of your friends so we can send a little reminder to errbody that we can do this! We can create a deficit where currently there is still a “need” for companies to continue to produce plastics. . . . 1. Take your containers to a bulk store! @bulkbarnfoods welcomes this! So does @forgoodmeasurecadborobay (my fav!!), @zerowasteemporium and @westcoastrefill - for all my local people! Why bring plastic bags when you can bring your own containers? 2. Say no to plastic bags period! If you go to a grocery store, use your reusable grocery and produce bags, or just be the annoying person (🙋🏼♀️me!) and don’t use produce bags at all. If you go to a bakery, ask for the loaf of bread without the plastic bag alongside it! Any store, say no to bags! Bam! Easy! 3. Say no to plastic wrap, pop a plate on top, use your Tupperware or use the wax wraps! @goldilockswraps is one brand! 4. Women - ditch the tampons and pads! Diva cup! @thedivacup 5. Buy whole foods and skip the packaged crap! Your body, heath, and planet will thank you. Really be hard on yourself in a grocery store: The chips, crackers, everything is more times than not, packaged in some form of plastic. Bake it, cook it, prep it at home with real ingredients. 6. Mommas: skip all (all) the plastic toys and get outside and play! Or read books! 7. Don’t get a coffee/tea unless you have your reusable cup. 8. Moms: use cloth diapers and cloths for bums! 9. No plastic straws or cutlery 10. What else??
The sun is shining and I feel like we need a little blast of summer! This is our family’s take on the “macho salad” that we used to always get @banderarestaurants in AZ. The awesome thing is a lot of what you throw in this salad is still being grown locally and is in season! . . . Ingredients: massaged kale and/or spinach, shredded cabbage, fresh basil or mint or both, one avocado diced, diced bell pepper, canned, frozen or fresh corn, tomatoes (if you want!), canned black beans, diced medjool dates, toasted chopped almonds! Voila! Easy peasy dressing: equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar, 1/2-1 tbsp Dijon, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp maple syrup, salt, and if you want, one garlic clove minced! Enjoy! . . . #yum #salad #southwestsalad #medjooldates #eattherainbow🌈 #veggies #whatveganseat #vegan #plantbased #plantsarelife #plantsaremedicine #localbusiness #local #sustainable #sustainability #sustainableliving #ecofriendly #savetheplanet #momswhocook
Easy Peasy Split Pea Soup. Get it? Peasy... ok anyway! This is the easiest soup to make! Hearty and delicious! Bonus: all of these veggies are in season, so go load up at your local farmers market and make a whole lot of soup! Split peas are an amazing source of protein and fibre and a lot of other cool micronutrients! Recipe will be on the blog soon. For now, here you go!! . . . Soup ingredients and what to do: 2 cups chopped onion, celery, and carrots (although I usually do 3-4 cups of chopped carrots because I like it sweeter). Sauté these veggies in olive oil until softened. In the meantime, boil 2 cups of yellow split peas (my fav but green will do!) in water. When peas have softened (sometimes takes a while depending on your peas!), add veggies, 2 bay leaves, and 3-4 cups (approx 1 litre) of veggie stock. Salt and pepper it to taste. Simmer simmer! It will become nice and thick and oh, so yummy. Enjoy with bread and vegan butter. Because, well, soup is just my excuse to eat bread and butter. . . . #yummo #whatveganseat #vegan #veganrecipes #veganfood #plantbased #plantsarelife #plantsarethefuture #soup #soupseason #fall #fallfoods #shoplocal #eatlocal #eatclean #eatwiththeseasons #splitpeasoup #thebest
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