Happy, wonderful, hopefully great, Wednesday!
Day 18 and today’s Health Activist Writers Month Challenge is Choose a book and open it to a random page and point to a phrase. Use that phrase to get you writing today.
I grabbed two books that I’m reading right now (at any given time I have about 3 books going…). Most of the books I read are self-help, learny books because that’s What Runs Me.
Book 1: You Can Create An Exceptional Life by Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson. Good book. I got this book after attending the Hay House event a few weeks ago. It’s a light, fast read and such a positive one, at that. Never hurts to place a little positive into your life.
Page 29: “We are powerful, creative beings who determine our future with every thought we think and every word we speak.”
“…As I consider Louise’s remark, I realize that, at its core, this message is one of the most important: In our purest, most positive state of mind, we are powerful creators of our very best lives. When we think good thoughts, we feel good. When we feel good, we make good choices… [and] we draw more good experiences into our lives. It really is that simple…”
But really, all of that is incredibly true, and like Cheryl Richardson wrote in the above recollection of Louise Hay’s way of life, it’s that simple.
I’ve been “preaching” happiness lately, because I’m happy. I want to share my happiness because EVERYONE deserves to be happy, too.
Book 2: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. Love it! Anything to do with nutrition floats my boat, but this one is a super informative, super fun, super yummy-filled-recipes, that anyone can apply to their life.
Page 109: Gettin’ Spicy: An exotic collection of spices can help you experiment in the kitchen. Plain salt and pepper is so passe!
Speaking of spices…
Onto the F O O D !!!
If wow was a flavor, this bread would be it: Wow.
Question: What was the last things you ate that really made you stop and savor the complexity of flavors?
Was it warm or hot? Did it melt in your mouth? Were there spots on your tongue that called out for more? Was it salty? Sweet? Savory? Buttery, soft, and fluffy? What about all of the aforementioned?
But what about this Secret Vegan Butter I speak of? What’s that all about? Yeah, you could go out to the store and purchase an overpriced, tubbed, and super-processed butter substitute, vegan or not, but why do that when you can make your own?
What if I told you that this butter actually helps you lose weight?
Ha. Skeptical you. I promise, it’s a weight loss tool!
You’ve heard that coconut oil contains lauric acid. And you’ve heard that these acids help you burn fat. So, why not put it into a butter?
This fat-burning butter, loaded with flavor, is by far better than any butter I’ve ever tasted. I kid you not.
So, to lay it on thick (pun intended), you must try both this bread and butter.
Secret Vegan Butter
Makes about 4 servings, depending on how generous you feel like being.
- 2 tbsp miso paste
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
In a small bowl, heat the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds. Stir and continue to microwave in 10 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
Spoon miso paste into the melted coconut oil, mixing well. If your miso is fresh out of the refrigerator, it will start to solidify the coconut oil immediately- work quickly.
When completely mixed, spoon your butter onto your incredible Onion-Garlic Pulp Bread- or other yummy vehicle of choice.
Onion-Garlic Pulp Bread
Based on a recipe from The Juicing Bible for Thyme Pumpkin Bread
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 cups leftover pulp from juicing, any mixture of fruits or veggies
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, honey, and olive oil. Stir in pulp, onion, and mustard.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, thyme and oregano. Mix dry into the wet ingredients until well incorporated.
Pour into a greased 8×4 inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
What books are you into?
Turn to a page in one of your books and tell me a sentence from it!