If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why? I would pick IKEA up in Chicago area. They have such neat furniture for every room in the house. I would love to rejuvenated my home furnishing in bathroom, kitchen, living room, gardening etc.
What is the worst thing you ate recently? I am vegetarian now. Hubby isn’t happy cause he likes to eat out at steak houses, fast food etc. So we went to Culver’s the other night so he could have roast beef but ended up with something else. Anyhow I ordered a salad with out cheese. My salads are so much better than there was even with the salad dressing. Fast foods just don’t cut it anymore.
Name five things you like watching…
- I just love trees in fall and winding roads. The next bend is usually an ah or oh so beautiful.
- Covered Bridges
- Old Cemeteries
- Children building sand castles
- Old Cars on highway
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I decide right after Christmas I was going to make valentine aprons for my granddaughter. I had little girl at church that I used as model and decided I would make her one, then I forgot about my husband granddaughter so now I am making one for her too. I found this neat pocket on pinterest and made my own pattern and two toning the apron. The first pocket turned out smaller than I expected, so making the next set of pockets larger. I am excited that I could figure out how to do this pocket with out a pattern.
The author named it “Portobello Vegan Beef(LESS) Stew” serves 4
This hearty vegan beef stew uses tender portobello mushrooms in place of meat, along with potatoes and veggies in an herbed red wine broth.
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 lb Portobello, stemmed and coarsely chopped 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots sliced, I had mini ones and didn’t cut them just threw them in 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup dry red wine, I used white cooking wine purchased at Walmart 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour (recipe originally stated all purpose flour) 4 cups vegetable broth 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 2 lb. red potatoes, chopped into 1-2 inch chunks 3 Tbsp. fresh thyme & 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary 1 tsp. Bragg’s liquid amino, salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, 5 minutes Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic Cook until veggies begin to tenderize, about 5 minutes more, flipping occasionally with a spatula Add red wine and bring to a simmer Allow wine to simmer until it is reduced by about half, about 5 minutes Stir in flour, a bit at a time, until fully incorporated. Add broth, tomato paste, potatoes, turnip, thyme and rosemary Stir to fully incorporate ingredients, Raise heat and bring to a simmer Lower heat and allow to simmer, uncovered until potatoes and veggies are soft about 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Add a bit more water to the pot if mixture becomes to thick and starts to sputter.
this recipe has changes from the original http:www.connoisseurusveg.com/portobello-vegan-beef-stew/
I have been having a lot of health issues and instead of taking the medications the doctors have prescribed. I have decided to eat differently. Inflammation is not fun to live with. It has lessen since I have changed my diet. I am hoping as I continue down this path that it will disappear or not be so hard to deal with.
I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We have a health code I have tried to follow off and on since becoming a member, but fallen off of it from time to time. I am trying another attempt. This time I have decided to eat more plant food and vegetables.
The Word of Wisdom is a law of health revealed by the Lord for the physical and spiritual benefit of His children. On February 27, 1833, as recorded in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord revealed which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for the human body. He also promised health, protection, knowledge, and wisdom to those who obey the Word of Wisdom. If you are interested in reading the Words of Wisdom for yourself here is the link: https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/89?lang=eng
Last year I was following Lisa Leake, she promotes “100 Days of Real Food.” I took a 6 week course right after the New Year that she was offering to help one to get off of processed food. I lost 20 pounds in doing so. She pointed out why it was more important for us to read labels and that those processing our foods are putting ingredients that will actually make us sick and most of us can’t even pronounced the words. She emphasized that eating whole milk was better than low fat as they have to add more sodium to make it taste better. I only eat cheese that is white now, I stay away from all cheese that have been dyed.
I found a Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese in big block at Wal-mart for $8 which will normally last us for a month that is white and made by Cabot.
When we visit my husband’s people up in Wisconsin – they have dairy stores up there. They sell pizza cheese and mozzarella cheese in block. We asked what the difference was? They said the Pizza Cheese was made from Whole Milk and the mozzarella cheese was made from 2 %. I chose the whole milk cheese. I just use less of it.
My next step was I joined a support group on Facebook (Discover the Words of Wisdom Support Group) that will help me as I travel down this road to treat my body better and be able to run and not faint. I hope this will help you too. Please share with me your story. I love to read and hear stories of other people’s journeys.
I am going to be posting recipes that helped me and I am posting them so I can send a link to those in the support group so they can get the recipe out better too.
I belong to Cee Photography group where we are given questions from week to week and show up usually on Monday. Most Monday’s I am work and by the time I get home I forget about my commitment and then remember on Wednesday. Recently she asked us what picture we had on our monitors. I visited another person and it didn’t dawn on me to post something. So I started looking at trees, mountain, stream, creek, rocks and suddenly a flood of emotion came up as I miss going to these places I once visited in my life time… mainly Pennsylvania.
One year we went to visit relative in Lancaster, instead of taking the turnpike we took Route 30, it was so beautiful the next turn was so amazing the scenery would put you on a natural high. I remember passing Buchanan National Park, the trees were just gorgeous.
I love seeing houses like this. Colonial style, you go to one town and drive into the next town and not even know it. The country side you might run into the an Amish carriage or the Mennonites. My aunt use to tell me you could tell if they had pole in the front some would have phones out side, others would not have electricity. We visited a farm once and they had lots of kerosene lanterns hanging from the ceilings.
How simply they live and they grow their own food and at times you would see them at farmer’s market. I love seeing the old farm stone houses or a barn or two with stone basement. Just does something to me. So breath taking and the roads wind around the next bend not knowing what you will see next
Quite the adventure, and how I would love to return there soon.
What one word describes you best? Compassionate
What is set as the background on your computer?
If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been too? I have been to quite a few foreign countries Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland. My grandmother took my sister and I to Europe in case she wasn’t around when my sister graduated from high school. We got to spend about week in each place. It was really neat. We traveled by train and bus mostly. It is something I will never forget. I am thankful for loving grandmother who took us to see architecture and experience the food and visit someone in Belgium that my father had employed here in America. When we were in Portugal we visited the fellow who had been exchange student where we went to high school.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? We spent Christmas with my daughter/husband and granddaughter. My granddaughter is 6 now and we all enjoyed one another company. Us girls made spritz cookies in the kitchen together. I didn’t have hard time with Christmas this year. Time spent went too fast. My daughter announced she was going to make this a tradition for next year. That pleased me and put a smile on my face.
Complete this sentence: I’m looking forward to…. I am selling my mat cutter to a friend and I was suppose to take it to her tomorrow. However the weather is getting colder and the wind is picking up and probably isn’t a good time to go. So I am looking forward to staying home tomorrow so I can make some bread and some soup and tidy up the house a bit.
What is your favorite comfort snack food? low sodium potato chips
What was one of your first money making jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)? My first job was potting plants at greenhouse we got 25 cents a flat that was completed. I was in 8th grade. Later when I was in college one summer I was a cashier for a Drive In Theater.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? I’m thinkin about Valentine’s Day already. Instead of giving my granddaughter candy or money decided to make her a cute owl apron for in the kitchen. Saw one on pinterest but I am going to use it as an inspiration.