THE EXPENDABLE CONSUMER

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I frequently write about the importance of SELF VALUE. Some of us believe this concept is a “given.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. In this article, I’ll attempt to prove it!

Parameters need to be established to define SELF VALUE. I will use the following:

  1. Involvement

  2. Challenge vs Acceptance

  3. Actions

INVOLVEMENT: A person possessing a high degree of SELF VALUE is more aware of their surroundings and the impact it may have on life. For example, if a newspaper reported a story about local water or food contamination, this type of person might begin a “google” search on the topic to see if the story had merit. If it was determined to be a legitimate potential problem, the person with SELF VALUE would proceed to the next parameter.

CHALLENGE vs ACCEPTANCE: They would investigate to see if this contamination posed a threat; and if…

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Update – Fellow Bloggers: “Sharing is Caring” Recipe Exchange

Looking for a great place to share your recipes………….look no further!

The Recipe Hunter

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We have received such good and overwhelming response with this “Sharing is Caring” Recipe Exchange project and have thus decided to open up a second slot per week for your Guest Posts.

new-blog-posts will now be released every Tuesday and Friday at ±1 am

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Vancouver, Canada time.  Yes, I am live in wonderful Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). How lucky can one be?

We have rescheduled all the received Guest Posts and now have many more openings for the remainder of the year and your post will be released sooner rather than later.

Depending on the number of future Guest Post requests we receive, this can possible turn into an ongoing “Sharing is Caring” Recipe Exchange project, but then we need you, our Fellow Bloggers to eat-great-and-participateand share-and-inspire with your recipes.

This can only be a win win  trh-recipeexchange if you participate!!    

We get to know our fellow bloggers and the cherry on top to my mind would be that we…

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Vegan Garlic & Herb Pull Apart Bread

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Here’s how this bread came about. My brother called last minute and said that he and his family would be coming into town. Great, I am always happy to see my family. The first thing that goes through my mind is what am I going to cook.  With such short notice, I need dishes that will be quick and easy oh and large portions because my brother is a true foodie!

One thing I love showing my brother through food is that you can have the food you love with the nutrition, your body needs and deserves without sacrificing taste.

Since they would be arriving around dinner time I decided to go with my One Skillet Lasagna and nice big salad and this pull apart bread. A nice family style meal where everyone can serve themselves, eat and enjoy each others company.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 C. Organic Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 C. warm water
2  1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. organic cane sugar
1 tsp. Himalayan Pink salt
2 tsp organic garlic powder
1 tsp organic onion powder
1 tbsp organic Italian seasoning
3 TBS. organic extra virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer with dough, attachment add your flour, then add your yeast on one side of the bowl and your salt on the other side of the bowl and mix dry ingredients together. ( a tip adding salt directly on top of the yeast deactivates it which is why these two ingredients are added on opposing sides before mixing the dry ingredients together.)
  2. Next add your garlic, onion powder, and Italian Seasoning and mix.
  3. Add your sugar to the water and mix, pour it into your dry ingredients followed by the olive oil mix until your dough is shiny and smooth. Takes about 6-8 minutes.
  4. When your dough is ready, rub the dough and bowl with olive oil. This will help it rise in the bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled, 1 ½ -2 hours
  6. Once the dough has risen, gently remove the dough from the bowl knocking out the air.
  7. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut the dough into medium and small sized pieces.
  8. Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan or cake tin with olive oil. Fill the pan with the dough pieces.
  9. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap and let the bread rise for 45 minutes or until puffy and they have risen up to the top of the pan.
  10. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.Cool the pull apart bread in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out on a platter or large plate and allow to cool slightly about 10 minutes. (* for a short cut you can use store bought pizza dough…..I just love making my own from scratch!)

I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Sewloveable

 

 

 

ATTITUDE

All About Healthy Choices

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Attitude is an interesting word that has a profound impact on our emotional well being. It can work in our favor or impede our ability to grow and develop. Surprisingly, many people with “good” attitudes often possess an over abundance. Conversely, many people with “bad” attitudes suffer from such significant positive emotion deficit, their attitudes create great self harm.

GOOD ATTITUDES:

When it comes to good health, those with GOOD ATTITUDES do what is necessary to achieve the quality of life they choose. They do not place stipulations and terms to achieve their goals. They recognize that life has pleasurable and less than pleasurable experiences; both of which need to be completed in order to attain the goal(s). They don’t focus on or complain about life’s “less than pleasurable tasks or experiences.” They realize and accept their situation and pursue it as positively as possible to make the…

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The Beautiful Thing About Fear Is, When You Run to It, It Runs Away – Robin Sharma — The Seeds 4 Life

Fear is more afraid of you than you are of it. And yet, it has such immense control over all of us. When did that happen, and why? Why are we so afraid of doing things, or of the outcome of doing things, that it keeps us from moving forward in life? Fears that we…

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Let’s talk about Sugar

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It’s been 2 months since I stopped eating white sugar. For me is a miracle. I am the person who eats 1 box of chocolate every day or 2-3 pieces of a chocolate cake. Why I stopped? Because I start feeling so bad.

We need sugar, but consuming white sugar in excess is so bad for us. So now, I take my sugar from fruits and I am feeling so good now, lots of energy to play around with my boy.

Naturally occurring sugar—which gives fruit, some veggies, and milk their sweet taste—is perfectly healthy. It is added sugar that we need to not OD on.

It’s not just sugary foods like candy and cookies either, but sugar has made its way into practically EVERYTHING we eat.

When you consume sugar, your body has two options on how to deal with it:

  • Burn it for energy.
  • Convert to fat and store it…

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Quick & Easy Summer Drink Strawberry Watermelon Limeade (Only 5 ingredients + All Organic)

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I’ve really been enjoying the summer fruits of the season. So today I decided to share a quick and easy summer drink that is really refreshing and delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need……….

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups organic watermelon diced, seedless
  • 4 cups organic strawberries frozen
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons organic lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons organic cane sugar or honey

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Now it’s time to enjoy!

    You can use this recipe to make popsicles just pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze or add a little libation for a great summer cocktail.

    This recipe serves 4

    I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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    Sewloveable

 

Spinach & Mushroom Alfredo (Quick + Easy + Healthy + Flavorful Vegan Cooking)

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Last week I shared my DIY seasoning and broth mix. Today, I want to share with one of the many ways I use it. I love this dish it’s delicious, quick and easy to make. This is a great meatless option that’s so satisfying. It’s also kid approved which in my household is an absolute miracle….lol.

Now let’s dive right into this recipe.

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Ingredients

1 lb organic spelt penne or rigatoni pasta

1 C organic plain unsweetened almond milk

1/2 C vegan mozzarella cheese

1-1/2 C sliced organic mushrooms

1 C fresh organic spinach ( roughly chopped)

1 Tbsp of my DIY seasoning mixture (here)

2 tsp vegan butter

Method

  1.  Cook your pasta according to package, drain and set aside.
  2.  In a large pan on medium heat add your butter. Once it melts add your milk, seasoning mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Add your cheese and stir until melted. Once your cheese is melted add your mushrooms and stir until tender.
  4. Once your mushrooms are tender add your spinach and the pasta and stir to combine.

Just like that, your dish is done and it’s time to enjoy your labor of love.

This dish serves 4

I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Until Next Time,

Sewloveable