pea sprout

FFXV: Veggie Medley Stew

@poeticboy16 asked me to make this and I have to say I am so glad he did because this was soooo good! Yes the ingredients may appear a bit involved as far as finding them goes but as long as you have an Asian grocery store of some kind near you, you should be able to get some of the less common ingredients (fresh oyster mushrooms, enokitake, and pea sprouts, at the very least). I also decided to make this recipe completely vegan by including coconut milk, but you can also use the same amount of goat’s milk to use as the “sheep’s” milk.

Let’s go!

~Ingredients~

  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can (12 - 14 oz.) Coconut Milk
  • 1 White Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 medium - large Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 bunches Baby Bok Choy or 1 large bunch Bok Choy
  • 12 oz. Oyster Mushrooms
  • 1 large bunch Enoki/Enokitake Mushrooms (depending on your market, may also be labeled as soup mushrooms or seafood mushrooms)
  • 1 - 2 handfuls Pea Sprouts
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Paprika and (optional) Cayenne, to taste (I used at least ½ tsp. each)

Prep Time: ~15 min.  |  Total Cook Time: 30 - 40 min.

Makes: 6 - 8 servings

~Instructions~

Step 1.) Prep your veggies: dice and mince the onion and garlic, respectively. Separate the bok choy between the whites and the greens (set the greens aside with the pea sprouts), making sure to cut into bite size pieces if necessary. Peel and cube the sweet potato (set aside with bok choy whites.) Rinse and cut away the root portion of the enokitake, and rinse and cut any tough stems on the oyster mushrooms.

Step 2.) Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and cook the garlic and onions until they begin to turn translucent. Add in the paprika and (optional) cayenne to coat the onions and garlic, and slowly whisk in the vegetable broth. Add in the sweet potato and bok choy whites and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for 5 - 10 minutes (you don’t want your sweet potato to be too soft just yet!)

Step 3.) Add in the coconut milk and mushrooms and bring to a boil one more time before allowing to simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the broth with salt and pepper (or paprika and cayenne), to taste. Add the pea sprouts and boy choy greens to wilt. 

Step 4.) Serve immediately. Enjoy!

~Results~

This was so yummy and satisfying! I’m honestly so used to soups with a thicker broth, I wasn’t sure I would like the texture of this, but I was delighted to be proved wrong!

I can’t believe there are people who don’t like salad. I fail to understand how anybody at a well-stocked salad bar couldn’t come away with a delectable salad.

Things to put on salad: tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese, hardboiled egg, pasta, red onion, carrots, cucumbers, pecans, walnut pieces, cranberries, raisins, avocado, snap peas, bamboo sprouts, cottage cheese, chickpeas, pineapple chunks, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, beets, slivered almonds, croutons, salsa, Brussels sprouts first sauteed in butter and garlic, corn, baby corn, peppers, zucchini and soy nuts (edamame). 

That’s just off the top of my head.

Meal Plan Tips!

This is what I use as a guide for my diet plan. I am actually pretty picky myself so my diet consists of mostly the same foods all the time, but it’s good to switch it up! The stuff in bold is what I prefer lol like I said this is a “guide” and the key is to make sure you are eating clean and well rounded. My sister wrote this plan for me as she is a personal trainer and nutritionist. Don’t be afraid to be creative and try new things! You will find what works best for you.  

PROTEINS

  • Chicken Breast (Boneless/Skinless)
  • Turkey Breast
  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Top Round Steak
  • Top Sirloin Steak
  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Lean Ham
  • Egg Whites or Substitutes
  • Non-fat Cottage Cheese
  • Ahi
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Filet Mignon
  • Tofu
  • High Quality Protein Powder

**Remember Muscle=Metabolism! Every time you eat protein you are feeding your muscles which speeds up your metabolism.

***BUT don’t over eat your protein and always try to eat the leanest kinds of protein. The more you are working out, the more protein you should have in your diet.

VEGETABLES

**You can eat as many green veggies as you want all day long!

  • Broccoli-My personal favorite.
  • Asparagus
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Green Beans
  • Green Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Artichoke
  • Cabbage
  • Celery-VERY good for weight loss.
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Onion
  • Bell Peppers
  • Squash

**Always try to eat fresh veggies! Frozen is ok but canned is not great.

***Try to stay away from corn, it is a vegetable BUT your body can’t process it very well and it slows down your metabolism.

Carbohydrates

(1 serving=the size of your clenched fist)

  • Red Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Yams
  • Pumpkin- Another favorite! Add a little cinnamon and a dash of stevia to kill a sweet tooth!
  • Steamed Brown Rice
  • Steamed Wild Rice
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Oatmeal (plain!!! Not packaged! Add fruit if you can’t eat it plain.)
  • Beans (black, garbanzo, pinto, or kidney)
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Melons
  • Oranges
  • ½ banana
  • Greek Yogurt (nonfat)
  • Whole Wheat bread
  • High Fiber Cereal
  • Rice Cakes
  • Whole Grains
  • Cream of Wheat

**Make sure you cut your carbs out after 5pm and stay away from white carbs (white rice, white bread, white tortilla, etc.)

Good Fat Sources

**Use these sparingly but make sure to include some in your diet. The earlier in the day you eat these is better!

  • ½ Avocado
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cold Water Fish (Tuna, Salmon, etc.)
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter!
  • Low-Fat Cheese
  • Low-Fat Salad Dressing (Balsamic Vinaigrette or and Vinaigrette is good!)
  • Raw Nuts
  • Olives
  • Olive Oil (Cook with this NO BUTTER!!)
  • Safflower Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Flax Seed Oil (The healthiest!)

**These are your EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids) the more you workout the better it is to have these because it helps you burn bad fats more efficiently.

FOODS TO AVOID!!!

  • BUTTER
  • FRIED ANYTHING!
  • MAYONNAISE
  • SWEETS
  • WHOLE FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS
  • SOUR CREAM

NOTES TO REMEMBER

**Drink lots of water! Always have water in your hand! You should be going to the bathroom every 15-20 minutes. Lol. DO NOT drink soda or juices or energy drinks. You can drink unsweetened green tea. Your urine should be very light colored.

**Prepare your meals ahead of time so they are ready when it is time to eat.

**Eat every 3 hours to make sure you are keeping your metabolism high! Make sure you are consuming protein every 3 hours.

**Eat before you get hungry!! This will prevent you from overeating.

***Remember no carbs at dinner!

***HAVE A CHEAT DAY! Take one day off a week so that your body has to keep guessing and you don’t plateau. This also helps you stay motivated.

6 MEALS A DAY

Breakfast: 1 Protein, 1 Carb, 1 EFA (Good Fat)

(3 hours later…)

Snack: Protein Shake (You can also have a handful of raw almonds or veggies)

(3 hours later…)

Lunch: 1 Protein, 1 Carb, Veggies, 1 EFA (Good Fat)

(3 hours later…)

Snack: Protein Shake

(3 hours later…)

Dinner: 1 Protein, 1 Veggie

(3 hours later…)

After Dinner: I always have a protein shake after a workout which is after dinner because I typically go around 8 or 9pm. Also, you can have one if you feel hungry before bed. 

Healthy vegan grocery list for beginners🌱

Carbs
•Whole wheat pasta
•Brown rice
•Couscous
•Brown rice spaghetti
•Quick oats
•Chickpeas flour

Veggies, Fruit and Legumes
•Broccoli
•Cauliflower
•Zucchini
•Tomatoes
•Salad
•Spinach
•Carrots
•Sprouts
•Peas
•Chickpeas
•Lentils
•Onions
•Dates
•Figs
•Oranges
•Lemons
•Bananas
•Peaches
•Berries

Treats and toppings
•Pure maple syrup
•Vanilla powder (I use it for pancakes)
•Chia seeds
•Goji berries
•Extra dark chocolate chips
•Unsweetened chocolate powder
•Tahini

Other things
•Potatoes
•Tofu
•Plant milk
•Tempeh
•Seitan (never tried it)
•Almonds
•Nuts
•Cashews
•Nutritional yeast flakes (SO GOOD)
•Tomato sauce
•Safran powder

Hope it helps you!☺️

The “Traditional English Sunday Roast” is a British main meal, consisting of roasted meat, potatoes, and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables, and gravy. Vegetables can be parsnips, corn, Brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, beans, broccoli, cauliflower or leeks, accompanied by a cheddar cheese sauce and gravy. Its prominence in British culture is such that in a UK poll it was ranked #2 in a list of things people love about Britain. It’s also a popular dish in the Republic of Ireland.

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Haha so you can definitely see the color scheme theme here

My ostara gathering was nice but I guess to be honest I was disappointed that everyone seemed to be dealing with hardships this week so people canceled at the last minute or they showed up but their energy was not centered due to stress even after grounding. The people who came still liked the ritual and gathering since they said it helped them feel more positive. We did a growth spell with pepita seeds that we would charge one with intent to grow something and swallow or bless one and give to our friend to take in.

For food I brought a gardens worth of spring vegetables. I made steamed asparagus and string beans, tzatziki salad, snap peas, fennel, brocolli sprouts, butter lettuce with mustard vinaigrette, microgreens for garnish, garlic and chives hummus and pepita seeds. My friend made delicious quiche cupcakes and my other friend bought lavender earl grey tea eggs with mayonnaise and mustard to make deviled eggs. I also made vegan linzer cookies. One was matcha chocolate and the other was violette/chamomile/raspberry. We had spring beer to drink along with a matcha liqueur I made into a creamy cocktail (tastes like an iced alcoholic matcha latte), fresh juiced carrot juice (with apples), and crocus gin which is absinthe mixed with creme de violette, gin and chamomile syrup.

After the ritual we played an egg hunt ostara board game I made. They could collect special eggs with prizes (like candy or special items like crystal rings, crystals, egg tea lights, magical shit etc) and the golden egg was a grand prize of an astrology book (one I was looking at a creative way to give it away) it luckily went to a friend that was looking for an astrology book haha.

Overall it was nice. I’ll be posting pictures individually.
Tomorrow is the last celebration apart of my equinox week!!

I finally got around to making these fresh rolls!

Ingredients:

-Rice paper                        

-Lettuce (w/o the stem)

-Shredded Organic Carrots

-Pea Sprouts

-Tofu (Fried in a non stick pan w/ water)

-Vermicelli noodles (made from peas,green beans,water)

You can add whatever you like, I’ll probably make some up with sweet potato soon. I was so stoked that the vermicelli was made from veggies with no extra salt/oils. I was thinking that all vermicelli was made from rice but I was proved wrong. For dipping sauce I used sweet chilli & hoison sauce. I’ve also made dipping sauce from peanut butter/warm water/soy sauce in the past but I’m trying to go easy on the fats. These were super filling and DELISH!

Dinner tonight 😁 this salad was also 5x bigger than it looks.
2 heads of romaine lettuce
Handful of pea sprouts
Cup of raw, chopped baby broccoli
Corn
Edamame
Roasted sweet potato with paprika

Dressing:
1 super ripe mango
1 cup fresh basil leaves
¼ medium avocado
½ tsp chopped garlic
Squeeze of lemon
Blend!

Xx

Garden is finally ready. Planted cabbage, white and purple kohlrabi, butternut squash, kale, spinach, lettuce mix, cannellini beans, black beans, snap peas, brussles sprouts, rosemary, bee balm, and garlic chives tonight.

In May, I’ll put in red peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and tons of basil. :)

planted some sunflower sprouts today :) i also put some rabbit poop on the radishes, turnips, lettuce, and broccoli that i seeded directly. they’re coming up pretty nicely. 

the pea sprouts are almost ready to transplant, but the basil and petunias are taking their sweet time. tomatoes will be ready for individual containers soon. 

then i need to prioritize–too many seeds. carrots, cucumber, chard, peppers, dill, savory, squash… and that’s just the ones that want to be planted in April.

this year i want to try tons of different things to see what likes the growing conditions here. whatever doesn’t thrive will be fed to the bunnies. i’m excited to experiment!

LEAFY GREENS
These foods should make up about 75% of the fresh portion of your rabbit’s diet (about 1 packed cup per 2 lbs of body weight per day).

Leafy Greens I (need to be rotated due to oxalic acid content and only 1 out of three varieties of greens a day should be from this list)

  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Mustard greens
  • Beet greens
  • Swiss chard
  • Radish tops
  • Sprouts (from 1 to 6 days after sprouting, sprouts have higher levels of alkaloids)

Leafy Greens II (low in oxalic acid)

  • Arugula
  • Carrot tops
  • Cucumber leaves
  • Endive
  • Ecarole
  • Frisee Lettuce
  • Kale (all types)
  • Mache
  • Red or green lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spring greens
  • Turnip greens
  • Dandelion greens
  • Mint (any variety)
  • Basil (any variety)
  • Watercress
  • Wheatgrass
  • Chicory
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Radicchio
  • Bok Choy
  • Fennel (the leafy tops as well as the base)
  • Borage leaves
  • Dill leaves
  • Yu choy

NON-LEAFY VEGETABLES

These should be no more than about 15 % of the diet (About 1 tablespoon per 2 lbs of body weight per day).

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli (leaves and stems)
  • Edible flowers (roses, nasturtiums, pansies, hibiscus)
  • Celery
  • Bell peppers (any color)
  • Chinese pea pods (the flat kind without large peas)
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage (any type)
  • Broccolini
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini squash

super delicious dinner tonight
lupins steaks with a side of mixed broccoli&brussel sprouts and peas&carrots, everything seasoned with evo oil, salt, pepper, parsley and lemon juice + not pictured brown rice cakes and an apple as usual