veggie beds

So I’ve been eating pretty indulgently in the past couple of days. I blame it on the exam season, which always has me reaching for something decadent or greasy for some reason! After a pizza and dessert-filled day yesterday, I decided to up the nutrition today with this nourishing meal of rice, baked Thai-style peanut tofu and veggies, all on a bed of fresh spinach. It’s all about balance! Indulging here and there is great for mental health- and in my opinion, that’s equally as important as eating physically nutritious food like this.

To make the rice bowl:
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a bowl, mix 1.5 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp soy sauce, the juice of 1/3 lemon, and a pinch of smoked paprika and ground ginger. Add water slowly to thin it out, mixing it well, until it reaches a thick sauce consistency. Add small cubed tofu pieces (I used a 390g pack for 3 servings). Coat the tofu well in the marinade, then add to a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Place in the oven for 30-40 mins or until the tofu is nice and toasted, flipping it over halfway through to ensure even cooking.

In the meantime, start cooking your rice, either in a rice cooker or on the stovetop. Then sauté some veggies of choice (I used broccoli and chestnut mushrooms) with a dash of soy sauce. You could also steam them if you’d prefer.

Once everything is done, lay down fresh spinach in your bowl, and top with your individual components! I meal prepped this, so I made 3 dinners from this one session in the kitchen. Definitely a more time-efficient method for me, especially this exam season!

anonymous asked:

Hey so I recently discovered your art and I instantly fell in love with it. I just went through a break up today and just looking through your art again made me feel a bit better. I know it sounds stupid but it just made me happy. Anyways have I hope you have a good rest of your day. <3

Hey you… <3

Your ask has been cozy in my inbox all weekend, because I was super busy, but I did keep coming back to it, and since you’ve sent it, I’ve wanted to reply with a doodle. Wish I could have contacted you to let you know that I had gotten your message, and was thinking about you, haha! This anon thing kills me sometimes. I’m sorry about the breakup. I hope things turn out for the best for you.

Keep on finding things that’ll slowly get you back on your feet!!

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Ratatouille casserole 🍆🍅🥒with eggs 🍳 

Layered veggies and bedded on spinach and tomatoes with a little egg hat and my ratatouille casserole is done. 👍🏻✨

Ingredients for a small casserole dish:

  • 1 can of canned tomatoes 🍅 
  • 2 handful spinach
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium-sized eggplant
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini
  • 4 tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme
  • 100 g feta cheese 🧀 
  • 30 g pine nuts 🥜 
  • 3 eggs 🍳

Preparation:

  • Chop the onion and garlic glove.
  • Roast the chopped onion and the garlic glove in a pan with oil.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and the spinach and boil them down with herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  • Wash and slice the tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini.
  • Add the boiled down tomatoes in a casserole dish. Layer the tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Crumble the feta cheese over the veggies, then put the casserole dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Then crack the eggs onto the casserole and spread the pine nuts on top.
  • Now back in the oven for 25 minutes.
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getting on track is so frickin hard. I was only in ny for four days but it was just enough of a cheat to make things difficult again! HOWEVER I bounced back pretty quick! Back to my standard meal plans, starting out walking again, enjoying the fall leaves and also my thighs ! Oh ya and spaghetti squash is pretty good too ! 3$ bath bomb from tj Maxx because not every treat has to be edible 😋

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I bravely dug up and moved a few Broccoli, cauliflower, ground cherries, heads of lettuce, and had peas about 2 feet long growing in a flat that planted out beautifully.  The garlic out back has perked up, though I suspect the stress has them shooting out their scapes early.

I inherited these raised beds, they were built extra high to keep the rabbits out, I’ve put up a deer fence and was thrilled to find out the previous tenants, of 12 years, were organic gardeners.

All in all, my fear of moving a garden early June was kept at bay with clouds blowing in on transplant day to give everyone a break from direct sun….I’m hopeful this years garden will be as epic as any other! :D YAY!

some of our raised beds, the ones on the right side are different kinds of cabbages and onions & carrots, the left ones are lima beans and lettuce, peas and rhubarb and the barrel in the middle will be filled with wizard beans by summer, but its still too cold for them to grow at the moment

anonymous asked:

Any tips for bottoming when u are on a plant based diet?

This is versatile advice. It’s kind of hard to avoid fiber on a plant based diet, unless all you eat is like frozen vegan processed foods

The basics tho, if you eat veggies, that are green, and you eat a lot (not just a side salad) you will get lots of fiber (and protein too)
So think, greens in a smoothie for mornings, or a very green tofu scramble.
Night or lunch time you could have roasted veggies on a bed of dark greens.

Graphique Info: Like I poop 1 to 2 times a day and I feel very light and springy no matter how much I eat because I have the right amount of fiber for me.

And that just takes listening to your body. Eat when your hungry and don’t think about “dieting”

Like eat what you want and include a lot of veggies, broccoli, spinach, chard, bokchoy, escarole, then there’s brown rice, beans, lentils, quinoa, also chia seeds (meme here), flax, psyllium husk.

Like fiber is important but you also need to care about getting enough carbs to give you energy too and protein! And you get that from greens beans and grain.

Like a great meal to clean you out would be spinach, (brown) rice, and beans, (seasoning, salt, and light oil or none and replace it with an avocado) a generous sprinkle of chia seeds.

And switch to drinking water EXCLUSIVELY :)
Your body will thank you And your mind too.

Get fucked til you die 👌✌

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     I bet Roxas was a dream to teach how to swim! A regular fish out of water. And yet, I think it might’ve taken some convincing when it came to Lea, once he realized that swimming lessons meant getting his hair wet, his mascara would get everywhere too.

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The different stages of our raised veggie patch!

These photos were taken over about two weeks, because as it turns out gardening is hard work and we’re slouchy procrastinators. First we had to cut up and shovel out the existing lawn, followed by extensive removal of any roots (there were a lot). I put down layered newspaper to block the light, in order to prevent any new weeds from shooting through. I left a bare patch of soil in the centre so the worms have a little window to come and go. I then hosed the newspaper down and lightly covered it all with dirt. We had a huge pile of quality soil from the local landscapers delivered - a fantastic mix including peat, compost and manure. We left this out to age for a week or so. Today Mum came over to help Dad and I finally fill the box and plant the seedlings. We have broccoli, celery, mini cos lettuce, basil and carrots growing. Excited to see how they go!

NEW ROUTINE

Monday-Friday:

7:30 Am: Wake up and do my stretches. 

8:00 Am: Get my tea and go to bus. 

11:30 Am: Eat one small snack and make sure tea is done. 

4:00 Pm: Eat a portion of whatever everyone else is eating. 

6:45 Pm: Eat small snack. No food past 7:30. 

8:00 Pm: Work out. 

8:30 Pm: Shower. 

9:00 Pm: Homework/read. 

10:00 Pm: Bed. 


Weekends/holidays: 

10:00 AM: Wake up and do stretches.

11:30 Am: Eat healthy breakfast. 

12:00 pm: Shower. 

1:00-4-00 pm: do whatever. 

4:00 pm: eat small dinner with family. 

6:00 pm: work out. 

6:45 pm: shower. 

7:30 pm: homework/read

8:30 pm: small snack with movie (fruit or veggies) 

11:30 pm: bed. 


*THESE ARE FOR JUST NORMAL DAYS!!! AFTER A BINGE I RESTRICT WAYYYY MORE. I ALWAYS STAY UNDER 1000 cals.*


Stay safe. ❤️Xx