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Sleeping, cooking and birthday wishes

Sleeping, cooking and birthday wishes

I slept yesterday for 8 hours straight. No bathroom breaks. I can’t even remember the last time that happened. Eight hours of straight, uninterrupted sleep. I didn’t believe it was possible anymore. I wonder if my new heating/ac unit had anything to do with it. Probably not since I don’t think that has any effect on the bladder. I’ve been so tired. I don’t even want to write about it anymore. The topic itself I find exhausting. I rather talk…

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Plant based eating with multiple sclerosis

Plant based eating with multiple sclerosis

A few weeks ago I made the decision to go back to plant based eating. Going back to Plant based eating. I wanted to get away from processed foods that once again started to fill me refrigerator and cabinets. I follow closely with Forks over Knives. https://www.forksoverknives.com/. I have their app and use a majority of their recipes. I also love Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) https://overcomingms.org/recovery-program/diet. This is also a great site focused on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and…

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Going back to Plant based eating

Going back to Plant based eating

I made a decision last week to go back to eating more plant based/vegan. It has nothing to do with diet in a losing weight idea. I think I’ve given up on that concept because nothing works for me anymore. I need to accept my body for where it is today. I canceled my weight watchers membership. I’ve noticed over time myl eating has changed to incorporate a lot of processed foods again. Things that were easy points on weight…

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Forks over Knives Baked Apple Chips

Forks over Knives Baked Apple Chips

I was cleaning out the refrigerator yesterday and realized I had tons of apples. Why not make Apple Chips. So easy to do and works for every diet. Baked Apple Chips Ingredients 2 large unpeeled apples  ¼ cup date sugar  ½ tsp ground cinnamon  ¼ tsp ground nutmeg  Method Preheat oven to 200°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a mandoline or serrated knife, cut apples crosswise into ⅛-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on…

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Forks over Knives Creamy Carrot Soup

Forks over Knives Creamy Carrot Soup

I love my soups. I eat them almost everyday. I have not been 100% plant based lately but Forks Over Knives is still my favorite app for soups and stews. I highly recommend getting the app to anyone. Creamy Carrot Soup Ingredients • ¼ cup cashews • 1 medium onion • 1½ lbs. carrots • 1 red bell pepper • 1 sprig fresh rosemary • 1 sprig fresh thyme • 1 leaf fresh sage • 4 cloves garlic • 1…

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Forks Over Knives Mango Ice Cream

Forks Over Knives Mango Ice Cream

I love mango and this is so simple it shouldn’t even be considered a recipe. Such a good summer time dessert. Mango Ice Cream Ingredients • 4 medium mangos • 1 banana • ground cardamom Method • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat. Spread mango and banana chunks onto mat. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight. • • Remove fruit from freezer and let stand 10 minutes to soften slightly. Working in batches, transfer fruit…

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Forks Over Knives Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Forks Over Knives Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Haven’t given a recipe in a while thought I’d share something yummy. Mexican Chocolate Brownies Ingredients • ¾ cup no-salt-added black beans • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate • ½ cup pure cane sugar • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract • ½ cup white whole wheat flour • ½ tsp baking powder • ½ tsp ground cinnamon • ¼ tsp baking soda • ¼ tsp sea salt • ⅛ tsp…

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Forks Over Knives Potato Pancakes

Forks Over Knives Potato Pancakes

Another vegetable recipe: yummy Potato Pancakes Ingredients 2 russet potatoes  1 large zucchini  ½ yellow onion  ½ cup oat flour  1 tsp baking powder  ½ tsp black pepper  Method Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover two sheet pans with parchment paper.  Spread half of the grated vegetables on a clean kitchen towel, then roll and wring the towel to draw out the excess moisture. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Repeat with the remaining vegetables. In a small bowl, combine…

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Forks Over Knives Perfect Vegan Carrot Cake

Forks Over Knives Perfect Vegan Carrot Cake

Morning everyone I am sitting in bed watching gold rush on the discovery channel with my dogs. I’m haven’t given you a recipe in a while so I figured today would be a good day. Have a great week. Perfect Vegan Carrot Cake Ingredients 1½ cups plant-based milk  4½ oz whole dates  ¾ cup raisins  1 ripe banana  1 tsp pure vanilla extract  1¾ cups regular rolled oats  2 tsp baking powder  2 tsp ground cinnamon  1 tsp baking soda …

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Forks Over Knives Peanut butter granola bars

Forks Over Knives Peanut butter granola bars

Made something new this week with my Forks Over Knives recipe app. Thought I’d share it. I love granola bars. This was a great breakfast. I used almond butter instead of peanut butter. Peanut Butter Granola Bars Ingredients ½ cup smooth peanut butter  ¼ cup pure maple syrup  ¼ cup brown rice syrup  1 tsp vanilla extract  2 cups rolled oats  ½ tsp sea salt  ½ tsp ground cinnamon  Method Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan…

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