chili on rice

I made this guide for my mom because she is trying to eat more plant based! I hope this helps you too :)

Vitamins:
 
- B1 (Thiamine)
 - B12 (Cobalamin)
 - B2 (Riboflavin)
 - B3 (Niacin)
 - B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
 - B6 (Pyridoxine)
 - B7 (Biotin)
 - Folate
 - Vitamin A
 - Vitamin C
 - Vitamin D
 - Vitamin E
 - Vitamin K

Minerals:
 
- Calcium
 - Copper
 - Iron
 - Magnesium
 - Manganese
 - Phosphorus
 - Potassium
 - Selenium
 - Sodium
 - Zinc

B1: Maintains healthy hair, nails and skin and aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, pine nuts, soymilk, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green peas, asparagus, most beans, rice bran, watermelon, whole grains, macadamia nuts, artichokes, coriander.

B12: Red blood cell production, needed for optimal brain function to prevent depression and mania. Aids in digestion and improves iron uptake.
-Fortified almond milk, fortified cereals, spirulina, vegan protein powder and nutritional yeast. I just take a B12 tablet J

B2: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Whole grains, almonds, sesame seeds, spinach, fortified soy milk, mushrooms, quinoa, buckwheat and prunes.

B3: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
­-Chili powder, peanuts, peanut butter, rice bran, mushrooms, barley, potatoes, tomatoes, millet, chia seeds, whole grains, wild rice, buckwheat, green peas, avocados, and sunflower seeds.

B5: Converts food to energy, maintains healthy hair, nails and skin. Aids in mental focus and brain function.
-Nutritional yeast, paprika, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, whole grains, broccoli, avocados, tomatoes, soy milk, rice bran and sweet potatoes.

B6: Aids in maintaining homeostasis, prevents anxiety by helping the amino acid tryptophan to convert to niacin and serotonin for healthy nerve function. Also helps ensure a healthy sleep cycle, appetite, and mood. Helps with red blood cell production and immune function.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, onions, oats, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts.

 B7: Converts food to energy, helps reduce blood sugar by synthesizing glucose, helps make and break down fatty acids needed for healthy hair, skin and nails.
- Almonds, chia seeds, peanuts, peanut butter, sweet potatoes, oats, onions, tomatoes, carrots and walnuts. 

Folate: Merges with B12 and Vitamin C to utilize proteins and is essential for healthy brain development and for healthy red blood cell formation.
- Spinach, beans, lentils, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, avocados, mangoes, oranges, whole grains, basil, peanuts, artichokes, peanut butter, cantaloupe, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, peas, celery, hazelnuts, and chestnuts.

Vitamin A: Keeps skin healthy, improves immune system function and aids in the production of healthy blood and cellular function.
- All leafy greens, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, winter squash, wheatgrass, grapefruit, cantaloupe, red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, and goji berries.

Vitamin C: Helps fight inflammation, improves your mood, and helps fight off diseases and colds. Beneficial for skin, hair and nails and supports natural collagen function in the body.
- All leafy greens, all vegetables, all fruits, chestnuts, goji berries. Oranges, lemons, limes and fortified orange juice are the best sources.

Vitamin D: Helps with bone health, digestive health, overall metabolic health, and important in preventing muscle weakness, cancer and depression.
- All types of mushrooms, fortified cereals, almond milk, soy milk and the sun!!

Vitamin E: Protects your skin, fights the look of aging. It’s a powerful fat soluble antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes against damaged caused by free radicals. Helps with cholesterol.
- All nuts, all seeds, avocado, spinach, rice bran, wheat germ, whole grains, broccoli, mango, tomatoes, kiwi fruit, swiss chard, olives, mustard greens and asparagus.

Vitamin K: Helps with blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding. Also helps prevent blood clots. Important for protecting our bones and prevents easy breaks and fractures.
-Kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, parsley, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, blueberries, prunes, grapes and raspberries.

Calcium: For bone building, as well as responsible for proper muscle contraction, maintenance of the heartbeat and transmission of nerve impulses.
-Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, kale, sweet potato, chickpeas (hummus), lentils, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, fortified almond milk, fortified soy milk, whole wheat, fortified orange juice, orange and raisins.

Copper: Helps with bone and connective tissue production. Also helps produce melanin. Without it you can cause osteoporosis, joint pain, lowered immunity and helps absorb iron.
-Kale, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, chickpeas, prunes, avocado, and tofu.

Iron: Needed to make proteins, such as hemoglobin and myoglobin in the blood. It helps carry oxygen from our lungs to our tissues. Iron rich foods should be eaten with foods high in Vitamin C to help with absorption.
-Molasses, dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, tofu, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

 Magnesium: Important nutrient for a host of regular enzymatic functions throughout your body. Helps with energy, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, lack of energy and fatigue, joint pain, low blood sugar, lack of concentration and PMS. 
-Oats, almonds, cashews, cocoa and cacao, seeds, all leafy greens, bananas, sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and brown rice.

Manganese: Required by the body for proper enzyme functioning, nutrient absorption, wound healing and bone development.
-Hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sesame and flax seeds, whole wheat bread, tofu and beans.

Phosphorus: Required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, making of ATP, and helps with anemia, muscle pain, bone formation and weakened immune system.
-Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, Brazil nuts, tofu, beans and lentils.

Potassium: Important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues and organs in the human body. Helps with your nervous system and shin splints or locked toes.
-Lima beans, swiss chard, sweet potato, potatoes, soy milk, spinach, avocado, lentils, pinto beans and coconut water.

Selenium: Mineral that is needed in small amounts by the body to help regulate the thyroid hormones and support a healthy immune system. It is also an antioxidant that protects cells from damage due to free radicals.
-Mushrooms, couscous, whole wheat pasta, rice, oats, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tofu and beans.

Sodium: Needed for proper muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, maintaining pH balance and hydration.
-Everything has sodium, don’t worry about this one. If you use table salt, you are good. (But don’t use too much or it will cause bloating). Drink lots of water when consuming sodium.

Zinc: Helps your body with carbohydrate metabolism, efficient production of testosterone to prevent estrogen dominance, helps enhance skin and nails, helps enhance your sense of smell, healthy growth, healthy eyesight, wound healing and your immune system. 
-Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, oats, wheat germ, and nutritional yeast.

It’s weird to think that before about 1500, no one had ever eaten beef and potatoes.

(Or spaghetti with tomato sauce.  Or chicken with corn.  Or turkey with wheat bread.  Or pork with chili.  Or rice with red beans.)

Kale massaged with lemon juice and garlic salt topped with basmati rice, chili cumin chickpeas, corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and chipotle tahini sauce 💕🌷

I went to a career fair today and had a really great talk with a potential employer. She wants to talk with me next week so fingers crossed!

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VEGAN LUNCHES I ATE: 

Sweet chili tofu poke burrito; brown rice veggie sushi, veggie dumplings, cauliflower mac n cheese; tofu scramble, ten veggies patty, chik’n nuggies; pad thai with veggie beef; pad thai with veggie shrimp; pad woon sen; green curry with veggie beef and rice

JESUS CHRIST IT HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC MONTH!

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tropical rice bowl 

brown rice. sweet sambal chili chicken. mixed greens. grape tomatoes. diced pineapples. sweet Hawaiian glaze (not pictured). 

something quick, easy, and filling for dinner. 

Leaving the house for work from 11:30 am til 8:30 pm so I have to bring a lot of food! Lunch is quinoa with lentils/peas/carrots, dinner is brussel sprouts and leftover chili with basmati rice and some fruit for snacking :)

Curse Jar recipe

Disclaimer: Don’t curse without good reason. Consult your deity of choice about this, or maybe a favored oracle, or a friend. I’m assuming if you read this and act on it, you’re prepared to take responsibility for your own actions.

I prefer to do my cursing during a waning moon, but you can do as you wish.

Materials:

  • One medium-sized jar with a screw-on lid (because “Screw you!” lol get it)
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ancho chili powder
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Rice vinegar
  • Paper to write your curse sigil on
  • And paper to write the name(s) of the cursed. It’s flexible, you can use this for however many individuals that have pissed you off.
  • Optional: you can totally piss in the jar, if you’re into that. The idea is a loud and violent FUCK YOU so why not?

You can make your own cursing sigil, or you can use mine of you want. 

As you can see, it’s a sigil for “GET WRECKED”.

Place the sigil on paper in the bottom of the jar. Next, go the name(s) of the cursed. Then add the rest of the ingredients in whatever proportions you like, just fill it all the way up. Don’t give ‘em any room to breathe. During assembly, I find it helpful to say a little spell or chant, to aid focus. Here’s one I wrote that you can alter for your needs. Whatever you choose to say, put all your hate and anger into the words. Really spit it out with all the frustration and rage that you can.

Into the curse jar you fucker(s) now go

Discomfort and suffering now shall you know

You messed with my (life, pride, friends, dog, etc), un-rightfully so 

So here’s what I’m giving you (if cursing more than one, add “two” or “three” here):

Pepper to stop you from speaking your lies

Vinegar’s sour, surrounds you with flies

I’ll piss on your grave, it’s you I despise

And therefore you fucker(s), you’re/are cursed

All day and all night, you’ll feel the effects

Of this witch’s powerful and righteous hex

You’ll have no more friends, you’ll lose all respect

Cuz you were (insert what they did wrong here)

You’ll whine and you’ll groan, but have no relief

Your shit is now wrecked, I take joy in your grief

The curse will be broken, you’ll turn a new leaf

When you realize what you did wrong

You want to include the clause at the end because it’s satisfying for someone who wronged you to see the error of their ways, and this stops any bad shit from flying back at you because you caused someone unnecessary suffering. I believe curses are a good thing when used righteously, but there’s no reason to fuck someone up forever if they realize what they did wrong.

And fix it. When they realize what they did wrong, and they fix it. If they don’t fix it, hell, just curse 'em 'till they learn. 

So yeah, there you have it. A simple curse jar. Screw the top on tight, and shake it hatefully every day. They’ll get what’s coming to them.

Snow days call for chili ☃️😍 I started this chili with shallots sautéed in olive oil with cumin, chili powder, and cayenne, and then added fresh red pepper, jalapeño, corn, crushed tomatoes, black beans, chickpeas, and vegetable stock! Highly recommend 👍🏼I was feeling tortilla chips on the side today, but my favorite way to have chili is over rice or pasta ☺️️

"Now."

I know I ate too much. Again. But my boyfriend still buys me food. And he works so he’s barely here.
My belly is tight.
You couldn’t tell tho based on the 70 ish lbs I’ve gained. I’ve jumped from a curvy 130 lbs to 200. My belly spills in almost any top I own. Zip up hoodies? Forget about them, they won’t zip.
Oh, and my hips.
These hips are not friendly with my old jeans. Every time when I try to spqueeze my fat ass in them , they won’t budge passing my thunder thighs. Leggings became my new best friend. With my jiggly thighs and fat, plumped ass, all that moves every time I walk, alongside with my belly that jiggles a little bit. I am a walking jello.
But a sexy walking jello.
My boobs gotten too big for my bras. Can easily spill out so I have to avoid v neck shirts in public.
Did I gain on purpose? Of course not, I just ate whatever I want, whenever I want.
And it feels good.
My boyfriend is fascinated by my body. When I’m watching Netflix, sometimes he’ll come on the couch and play with my belly. He would kiss all over my fat body and nibble on my belly. Now he’s getting more comfortable teasing me on how far I’ve gotten. In the beginning he never questioned me about my gain, but one time when I was trying to diet I knew I wasn’t destined to be skinny again.

I made him his favorite tacos with chili rice, and had dessert waiting for I’m afterwards on the counter. I had a Caesar salad.
We both sat down, he looked at my plate.
He frowned.
“Why are you eating a salad?” He asked.
“I gained weight, tryna slim down” I responded.
“You look beautiful the way you are. I … I like your body a lot more now.”
I stopped eating.
“I don’t know, you’re just so soft and .. chewy now and you’re mine. I love that you can eat. So by all means, continue to eat so I can always rub your belly when u have stomachaches at night.”
“Okay,” I giggled. “Tomorrow.”
“No,” he responded. He took my salad and gave me his tacos.
“Now.”
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Sometimes he feed me, I can tell he like that.
I can’t wait until he get home. I don’t feel like cooking so he need to order a box of pizza.
A large.
Well, make that two boxes if he’s gonna eat any.