Vegan CrockPot Red Bean & Rice

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A few days ago a friend of mine mentioned that she was in the mood to cook Red Beans & Rice.  My reply was that sounds delicious! So I decided that this dish would be included in my weekly meal planning.  For the past month, I have been deciding what dishes I will make for the week and make my grocery list based on the meals for that week.  WHHHYYYYYY haven’t I been doing this all along?  It makes life sooooo much easier from the shopping to preparing the meals.

Back to this dish so my friend hates crockpots and I LOVEEEEEEEE cooking in the crockpot and I cook in it as often as I can. For me, it takes the fuss or stress out of cooking. For her, she says her food never comes out the way she wants it to.  Thank goodness that never been my experience. So a few day’s later I mention to my friend that I am going to make the Red Bean & Rice and she made a suggestion that I knew would make this dish magnificent. She said to add a bit of that jerk seasoning that you love so much. At that very moment, I knew exactly how I was going to make them and I felt certain that they would taste amazing!

Fast forward……….this dish turned out even better than I envisioned and now it’s time to share.

Ingredients:

1 lbs organic kidney beans ( dry beans)

6 C spring water + 6 Tbsp of my DIY broth mix or organic veggie broth

4 stalks of organic celery, chopped

1 medium organic red onion, finely chopped

1 cup chopped organic red, yellow and green pepper

1 Tbsp grapeseed or avocado oil

2 Tbsp dried organic sage

1 Tbsp organic jerk seasoning ( my family LOVES Frontier brand)

2 organic Bay leaves

2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt

a pinch of baking soda (frontier brand or Bob’s Red Mill)

For the rice prepare 6 cups according to package directions

 

Method:

(6-8 Servings)

  1. The night before, place your beans in a large pot and fill with cool water to cover the beans by a few inches. Cover and let the beans soak overnight.
  2. Drain the soaked beans in a colander and rinse with fresh, cool water. Add the rinsed beans to the crockpot. Next add the veggies, broth, salt, seasonings/spices, baking soda, and stir to evenly mix everything.
  3. Set crockpot on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6.  I prefer low for 10 hours. Serve with rice and a garnish of choice!

 

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Now you can enjoy your delicious labor of love!

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Bath Pulls Toxins Out, Improves Muscle and Nerve Function, Reduces Inflammation and Improves Blood Flow

Hello everyone and welcome,

Today I wanted to share an article that I thoroughly enjoyed and I thought you would too. As a part of my weekly self-care routine, I LOVE a detox/nourishing bath a couple times a week before bed. It’s so relaxing and rejuvenating and I find that I sleep so much deeper when I take them.

I do my best to be very consistent as this was a pledge to myself for better self-care. It helps to ease the stress of life and strengthen me to take on another day. We all owe it to ourselves to invest time to do things like this for ourselves ON A REGULAR BASIS…..because it truly is a necessity. Besides who doesn’t want to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

One of my favorite recipes to use is……..

 

1/2 C Magnesium Chloride Flakes (better quality than Epsom salt)

1/4 Pink Himalayan Salt

4 drops organic lavender essential oil

4 drops organic ylang-ylang essential oil

1 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil

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This bath is so relaxing and enjoyable. I sleep deeper and wake up energized ready to tackle the day!

To find out more benefits of baths like this check out the article below.

https://www.healthnutnews.com/bath-pulls-toxins-improves-muscle-nerve-function-reduces-inflammation-improves-blood-flow/

I hope you enjoyed the article shared within this post and that you will give the bath a try and give yourself some much-needed pampering.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and here’s wishing you excellent health and wellness!

 

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How To Make Organic Vegan Glazed Pumpkin Scones

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I have been wanting to try my hand at making scones for a while now. I wanted to try something I’ve never tried before. So I mention to my daughter’s that I am going to give scones a try and they are quite excited about it……until I say I am going to make Pumpkin Scones. The looks on their faces went from excited to thoroughly disappointed in a matter of seconds.

Those looks slightly discouraged me but I was determined to try and change their minds on their view of pumpkin. I love pumpkin everything. So I like to encourage them to just try and taste thing’s they ordinarily would not.

In the end, my oldest is just not a fan of anything pumpkin but my youngest who was the biggest skeptic……..now LOVES Pumpkin Scones! Which may mean she will be more open to pumpkin flavored items in the future. To win them both over is a wonderful victory but for today I am happy to win over, at least, one of them!

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Onto the recipe……….

Ingredients:

3 C organic spelt flour or AP

1 C organic pumpkin puree

1/3 C organic cane sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

2  1/2 tsp baking powder

6 Tbsp organic vegetable shortening ( broken into small pieces)

1  1/4 C organic unsweetened plain almond milk

1 Tbsp organic distilled white vinegar

2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

2 Tbs organic cinnamon

1/2 tsp organic nutmeg

1/4 tsp organic clove

Glaze:

2  1/4 C organic powdered sugar

2 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp filtered water

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Add your vinegar to your almond milk, stir and set aside.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove.

5. Add your vegetable shortening to your flour mixture (aka dry ingredients.) Using your hands work it in thoroughly until your consistency is that of somewhat fine breadcrumbs.

6. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients.  Pour your milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract into the well you created. Using a spatula or your hands combine until all your dry ingredients are wet.  No kneading.

7. Turn your dough out onto a floured surface. This is a wet and sticky dough. Gently pat the dough out using your hands. It should be about 1″ thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out your scones and place them onto your parchment lined baking sheet. Gather your remaining dough and continue…..just don’t knead too much.

8. Place into your oven to bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow them to cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet before you glaze them.

9. While the scones cool, make your glaze by adding the powdered sugar and water into a bowl and mixing together (*optional add a splash of vanilla extract if you desire.) Dip the tops of your scone in the glaze and place back on your baking sheet.

Now it’s time to enjoy your labor of love!

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The great nutrient collapse

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More and more people are waking up to the need to eat healthier. We all want to feel good and live full lives. To do so we change our lifestyles for the better. Could these lifestyle changes be suffering because our food is lacking in the nutrients it once had or should have?

Check out the article linked below to see just what I’m talking about.

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511

I found it quite interesting and I hope you did as well. I would love to know your perspective on it. So please feel free to share your thoughts!

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MSG Is Hiding Under Different Names And It’s Not Just In Your Food

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I recently shared a post about the dangers of MSG and why you should avoid it. If you missed it you can check it out here.

Today, I am sharing an article that shows the many names MSG is disguised under. Needless to say after reading it and doing my own additional research I had to clean house.

It was in some of my supposedly health hair products, natural supplements etc. I encourage you to check out the link below so that you are aware. Let’s help each other be healthy and happy!

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/08/16/monodosidum-glutamate-is-hiding-under-different-names-even-in-your-favourite-all-natural-foods/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Collective-evolution+%28Collective+Evolution%29&utm_content=FaceBook

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Sewloveable ☺

Your Razor Moisture Strip Contains Hidden Dangers

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Hello everyone and welcome,

Today, I found a great article that I thought would be beneficial to many…..so I must share.

I just have to say it is ridiculous the number of toxins we are exposed to. I feel like nothing is safe. Our food, air, and water all contaminated with toxins. Now your razor has toxins as well. Never did I think toxins would be used in making of razors. When it comes to razors my only concern used to be just trying not to cut myself while using it. Now there is more to be concerned about when buying razors.

Check out the article below and see just what I’m talking about!

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/safe-shaving-razors.html?t=THA

 

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Sewloveable

The Benefits of “Milk Thistle ” 

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Hello everyone and welcome,

Today, I want to share a video on a herb that I really love. Milk Thistle is a must have in my daily supplement regimen. Believe it or not, it was my youngest daughter who brought all of the wonderful benefits of the herb/weed to my attention. We were just having our daily convo and one thing I always ask is…..tell me something NEW. Which means it can’t be something you learned in school. It has to be something you learned independently of schooling. So she tells me all about this wonderful herb and I am truly impressed with all that she shared with me.

She finally ends the convo by saying….you should do some research on it and see for yourself and tell me what you learned. The nerve of this kid using my own line on me….lol. I have to admit that I love that she has a genuine interest in topics like this.

Needless to say, I heeded her wise advice and did some research and now I want to share that information with all of you.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you found the information to be as beneficial as I have!

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Sewloveable

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Just say No to MSG

Hello everyone,

I truly enjoy sharing information that will help us all live a life of good health. Check out the link below and see all the reasons you should avoid MSG and all of the foods it’s hidden in!

http://realfarmacy.com/silent-killer-hidden-kitchen-pantry-msg/

Thank you for stopping by and here’s wishing you the best of health!
Until next time,

Sewloveable