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Making the Stinky, Sticky, Slimy Beloved Superfood of Japan: NYrture Natto | food. curated.

But, to me, that’s fun, you know it’s interesting. It’s something to talk about. Nacho truly, is the Japanese cheese? It’s a vegan version of a you know, really complex umami rich, like washed rind, cheese and yeah. Many cheese lovers really enjoy natto and see that that parallel in the flavor profile, it’s a food that I feel like more people need to have access to, because I think it can benefit a lot of people by incorporating it into their diets hi.

My name is ana anat ani, i’m the founder and owner of nurture food, which makes natto in brooklyn new york natto is, is really a ubiquitous food and everyday food. That’s most commonly eaten for breakfast. Yes, I feel, like I have sort of taken on the mission of being a cheerleader, a spokesperson, an evangelist for natto in the in America, and it really is because I I truly believe that natto is just so special, so unique.

I think, if there’s any food on earth that deserves to be called a superfood, it’s not Oh in a weird way: I’m I’m an urban farmer, an urban microbe farmer, I grow bacteria and those bacteria eat soybeans and they help me produce natto yeah, I’m a nerd! So this is day one of nature’s natto making process every bath starts with this step, which is me hand sorting through the beans about the process and our beans are beautiful and fantastic.

I like to think that every single nacho being we sell, has passed underneath my eyes, I’m a microbiologist actually and that’s how I got into this business just being fascinated by by the by the power of of the microbial world. And so you know I’m interested in how consuming some of these good bacteria, these probiotics types of bacteria, in the form of fermented foods, how that impacts, human health, our first products, so those little white nuts are actually chemically pure umami taste.

I mean there’s documentation like written documentation describing natto for over a thousand years in the West and in America it’s virtually unknown. It makes me think that if more adults would come to natto with just an open minds, a lot more of them might find that they actually like it. This might be excessive, but I readed them ten times. You know soak them, agitate them and then dump out the water, and then they sit in the bath overnight are able to of to hydrate.

So they will swell to over twice twice the weight and volume. When I first learned how to make not two from a fifth generation not to maker in Tokyo, he told me that the most important step was to choose the best bean you could to start with, and he was right. The best nachos soybeans in America are grown in the northern Midwest, mostly in North Dakota, and something that a lot of people don’t realize is that most of the natto that’s made in the world ie the natto that’s made and sold in Japan is actually most of It is made from u.

S. Grown soy and the bulk of that also from North Dakota. Specifically, so we also have black soybeans and then another brown bean which is certified organic natto soybeans, are are very different from the typical commodity soybean. Thus they’re non-gmo sort of by definition, but soybeans that are used to make nacho by any decent automaker our really beans that have been selected carefully selected over generations to be ideal.

For this particular fermentation process. What makes nurture natto unique our natto is fresh. It’s never been frozen, unlike all all the natto that is imported from Japan is frozen before export and that’s important one because you know freezing and thawing foods can really affect its taste and its texture. But two if people are motivated by eating natto for its health benefits, freezing and thawing also significantly damages those health benefits as well.

Oh is it got some sugar to it? It has at least three completely unique properties that are, unlike any other food on earth. Okay, number one: it’s probiotic right: it’s fermented with bacillus subtlest, which is a member of the healthy gut microbiome. So it’s a probiotic bacteria that isn’t found in any other fermented foods, certainly in the West. So a second one is that natto is the most concentrated food source of vitamin k2 of any food on earth and it beats any other by an order of magnitude, and so vitamin k2 is essential for for bone health.

But it’s also very important for cardiovascular health. It doesn’t matter how much calcium you eat if you don’t have enough vitamin k2 to help recruit it out of your bloodstream and bring it to your bones. It accumulates and causes arterial calcification and leads to heart disease. The third reason is that there’s an enzyme named after natto, it’s called natto kinase, and this enzyme is a natural blood thinner.

It has an enzymatic activity which actually has been shown to be capable of breaking down blood clots and the only natural source of it is natto. Well, there are some cardiologists, actually you who are starting to promote. Not to so you know, we’re really hoping to work with health, healthcare providers to educate them and hel them educate their patients. Whether your reason is the vitamin k2 or the natto kinase content or or the probiotics.

You know why not at least give it a try and eat the food which is one delicious. I think cheaper than taking a pill and three you get all three of these benefits at once. Many Japanese people have told me that our natto is the most delicious. Not toe that they’ve ever had either here or even in Japan, which is great to hear. I’ve also gone to the National nacho competition in Japan and met many natto producers from Japan and also gotten really high praise from natto producers in Japan.

I think this favorite moment of mine in the entire you know week-long process of making the nacho is that moment like after the fermentation is complete when I get to just pull back the film on on a fresh tray of nacho and just see that Nevernever stickiness, Those spiderwebs sort of coming off the off the beans and sort of the the the more resistance I have from those strings, the better. I know the fermentation is the better than natto, so it’s also sort of a quality control assessment at the same time, but I love that feeling of like the the biofilm resisting my pull so yeah.

We really look at this as as a long game we’re at the very beginning of it right now, but you know I I suspect it may take ten years, maybe twenty years or not so to become known enough for people to recognize it as a thing as A food so it’ll take a while and a lot of Education and exposure like this to just spread the word or logo. Many people comment on our logo. It’s actually a mathematical function, it’s a Fermont spiral or a parabolic spiral, and I loved it because the center of it kind of looks like a yin-yang symbol and to me it represents the two ingredients and our food, the soybeans and the probiotic bacteria.

It’s sort of coming together and synergizing and making something better, bigger, more beautiful than the two components alone.


 

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Plant-based Vegan Pantry Tour | Vitamins, Supplements, Superfoods, Grains, Beans & More!

So I recently did a vegan fridge tour and I had asked you guys if you’d be also interested in seeing what is in our pantry and there was a resounding yes. So today that’s what we’re going to do and while we don’t exactly have a pantry per se, I’m going to show you where we keep all of our bulk dragons, alright guys. So here it is in all its glory.

So we’re going to start down on the bottom drawer and work our way up. So this bottom drawer is where we keep all of our supplements and our superfoods, so any type of powder or supercede we might add, into a smoothie or nice cream and then daily supplements that we use to fill in any gaps nutritionally and for max as well. So these are the supplements that we grab and use daily. This is a vitamin d3 from Mary Ruth’s that we give to max just three sprays of that this b12 we take daily and give him just a teeny, tiny drop, and we take that every day as well, and then this is the new vitamin.

D3, we’ve been trying just to kind of change it up and it’s also summertime. So we don’t have to use a whole lot of it, but we’re really liking that right now and then these are dusty and eyes. Multivitamins, I’m still breastfeeding at 18 months. Max is a year and a half old, so I’m still taking just one of these prenatal prenatal multis every day I love, love it and dusty has immense multi. Some of our favorites here dusty, loves ashwagandha.

This is an adaptogen that he adds into his protein shakes. We’ve got some dried dragon fruit powder that makes your smoothie bold extremely pretty in pink. If he wants something, that’s going to go a little bit further than that frozen variety, a cow powder: this is a favorite of ours, we’ll add that to make chocolate, nice cream, coconut flakes to top our smoothie bowls with or to bake with turmeric.

This is one of the best anti-inflammatory powders to add to your smoothies. You can also make turmeric lattes with it blueberry powder, extremely extremely high in antioxidants matcha. So I have this organic green tea matcha powder that I sometimes like to drink. If I want a little jolt of energy, I’m not a coffee drinker, neither is dusty, he doesn’t do any caffeine, chia seeds, so this is probably the most used bag in this whole pantry.

So that’s why we have a giant bag of it. We always add this to smoothies we make chia pudding, we’re always grinding it and sprinkling it on Max’s meals, maca powder. So this is something we phase in and out of our smoothies. This one is a great adaptogen for hormonal balance, as well as energy, and sleep really love this taste and smell of it as well, particularly this kiva brand. We’ve got it on our amazon store, camu, camu, extremely high in vitamin c yeah, seven hundred and sixty percent vitamin C in just one teaspoon.

So if you’re feeling like you need a little boost during cold and flu season, that’s a great one. Acai, everybody knows acai powder. This is one of the highest sources of antioxidants. Of any berry on the planet also has healthy, Omega threes in it, which is kind of interesting, vanilla bean powder. So this is typically what I use to bake with or blend with in place of, vanilla extract, they’ve a lot more whole in pure, it’s just straight from the vanilla bean, and this would be our other most used other than the chia seeds is daily green boost.

I put a tablespoon of that in our smoothies every morning and it has a ridiculous amount of vitamins and minerals, especially folate vitamin K, four hundred and ten percent. It’s got lots of iron, manganese and all kinds of other good stuff, so super high in minerals, very alkalizing and anti-inflammatory. So, if you’re interested in trying out daily green boost, which is just a barley, grass juice powder, you can use eat, move rest and get a discount and for everything else, honestly, we buy mostly on Amazon, Prime, so we’ll have it linked below.

In the description on our amazon store moving on to the second drawer, this is the bulk of our pantry pun intended. So this is where we keep all of our bulk purchases. Keep in these mason jars, because it’s just a lot easier and cleaner for us. That being said, with Kovan 19, the bulk bins have been wiped clean. I think they’re trying to prevent the spread of germs. So it’s been really difficult to find bulk things, so we’ve had to buy more plastics and again, like I said in the refrigerator tour, we have a lot of plastics but we’re doing our best.

We use our reusable bags, whatever we’re able to, but things are a little bit bumpy right now so go easy on us, so you can see that I got to use my handy dandy label maker here, though I’ll walk you through some of our top used grains And legumes and beans over here on the far side, we have split red lentils, so these are definitely our most used. They’re super high in protein and super high in iron, they’re, really great for thickening up curries and soups and stews quinoa is actually not a grain.

It’s a seed and it is a complete protein. We use that one, a ton, it’s very versatile brown rice, use that a lot as well steel cut oats. I love to use to grind up into flour for baking these are not white rice. This is green lentils. Those are great for making like a mock meat kind of like taco meat dish or a lentil Bolognese we’ve got oat groats. These are one step above steel cut oats. So again, usually all I use those for is blending into flour.

I’ve got red kidney beans. Those are great for chilies, more lentils, more lentils, and these usually, I have garbanzo beans dried in here, but right now I actually have buckwheat. This is another seed that is a complete protein like quinoa and usually what I like to do is soak and sprout it and then I’ll dehydrate it. So it’s kind of like a crispy crunchy smoothie ball topper. It’s really really good.

Here. We’ve got our canned beans. This is kind of just as a backup for those lazy days when cooking from dry isn’t really an option. So we’ve got black beans, cannellini beans, canned pumpkin – I like to make things for max with that and bake with it. We’ve got coconut cream, so fun fact. Instead of buying light, coconut milk or even just regular, coconut milk, buy coconut cream and dilute it with water yourself, it’s the same exact thing: this is just more bang for your buck.

We’ve got this red curry paste. This is something we always put in, like our red lentil, sweet, potato, veggie stews, it’s kind of like a Thai and or Indian flavor strained Tomatoes. So we even buy this in a glass bottle instead of a jar. This is what we use to make everything from pizza, sauce to pasta, sauce to thickening up our stews you’ll, also see it sometimes in different varieties labeled as tomato puree.

So the reason we like this is because it has one ingredient, organic strained, Tomatoes. A lot of canned and jarred sauces are going to be high in sugar and salt and fat, so instead we just use this and we just season it ourselves. It got a couple of dried bean medleys from Bob’s Red Mill over here that we honestly like never use but they’re great in the winter time amaranth. So this is yet another complete protein.

It’s a seed even smaller than quinoa, and this one is by far the highest and iron. So this is what we’ve been enjoying making for max in a lot of his little recipes to get extra iron in his diet, and then we also found an Emirates flour. So this has been great to add into waffle and pancake recipes, even putting a tablespoon into a shake for extra protein and iron in the far back here. This is the fun stuff, so saltines are basically a firmer feeling under the weather.

There are days where I’ve been sick and all I could stomach was crackers, and then we’ve got some different pastas. Our favorite is Bond’s up. This is all chickpea, pasta and again super high in protein and iron max loves them and they just came out with a plant-based mac and cheese. It is awesome, you guys so check it out and a gluten free brown rice, pasta. We do try to stay gluten. Free as much as possible, personal favorite is this millet and brown rice ramen.

So it’s not flavored or anything. You add your own seasoning, but it is so good and then in the back. We have these for homemade sushi over here on the door every once in a while I’ll find a really cool kind of like infographic thing to print out, and this one is the PB 3 plate from plant-based juniors. So plant-based, juniors and nutritious Vita are my go-to resources for evidence-based toddler and infant nutrition.

So these are just helpful reminders for us as we’re preparing Max’s daily meals, to make sure that we’re meeting his vegan plant powered nutritional needs your drawer up. So this is Dusty’s. Favorite this is our nuts nut, butters and kind of our snack drawer. So we have a lot of dried fruits on this shelf again, a lot of these things go on top of smoothie bowls or we’re just grabbing and munching after meals and they’re all super nutritious.

So this is considered nature’s candy front and center is my personal favorite. We’ve got medjool dates. They are super juicy and delicious right now, so I love to just pick these and pop them in the freezer. For some reason they taste so much better. That way – and I also bake with them so I’ll puree them into date – paste right behind there is dusty and ice other favorite snacks. So these are the broken s.

We’ve got the trail mix, which is so good because it has the sweet crunchy fruit in with the nut, and it’s like a hard crunchy shell, but they’re so good. You’ve just got to trust me on that and then just the plain bucha is really amazing, as well Dusty’s go-to, after-dinner snack is these dark chocolate chips over here we’ve got some unsweetened and no-salt-added almond butter. So, just one ingredient: that’s what you always want to look for with your nut and seed butters, no added oil, salt or sugar.

We’ve got peanut butter, our new favorite and Max’s favorite. Is this raw cashew butter? It’s the highest source of iron of any of these nut butters, so organic coconut butter. This is what we recommend using to flavor up your soups and stews instead of coconut oil for extra fat. If that’s what you’re wanting, because this is just 100 % whole coconut, so it doesn’t have the fat extract it. It’s the whole coconut and it’s got a little bit of a sweet taste and really like to add that to bulk up Max’s recipes right up front.

Probably our most used nut is cashews just simply because they’ll have to soak them and blend them into like a cashew cream or cashew cheese sauce behind that we have rolled oats. So this is something I use again for baked goods. I make a ton of oat flour, that’s basically my go-to for all my baked goods. We also make oatmeal pretty much every other day, dusty and Max both enjoy it so funny story.

I ordered some holy basil on Amazon because, after our Costa Rica retreat, we learned so much about holy basil being like the top of the top as far as adaptogenic superfoods. It’s just great for everything it heals everything literally, so I went on Amazon and ordered some holy basil tea and it showed up in a two pound bag. So we’ve been keeping it in this giant jar we’ve also got almonds and all kinds of seeds.

We’ve got sunflower seeds, pecans pistachios walnuts and even some organic Nebraska grown popcorn. Some of both of our favorite smoothie Bowl toppers are cacao nibs. These are fantastic, so high in antioxidants, white, mulberries and goji. Berries are Dusty’s favorite, typically, dried fruit is also going to be really high in iron. I know I’m talking a lot about iron, but it’s a nutrient of extreme importance when you have infants and toddlers running around.

So we’ve been really focusing on that, and these are my new favorite go-to crunchy munchy for the top of my smoothie bowls they’re, just freeze-dried organic strawberries, they’re, it’s so so good. Last but not least, top shelf is pretty much devoted to all kinds of baking, flours and powders and potions, but over here on the far side is one of our favorite snack crackers Mary’s gone crackers. These are organic.

They are full of just a whole bunch of different seeds, they’re even oil-free, and Max loves them too. We are oil free, but we keep olive oil on hand just to again add extra calories. Healthy fats to Max’s meals is totally fine for toddlers and babies to consume a little bit of oil, and then we’ve got some brewers yeast. So this is something that I’ve experimented with with baking and even blending into smoothies.

It’s supposed to be a galactic OGG. In other words, it’s supposed to help increase your milk supply, so if you’re breastfeeding, you might want to look into Brewers ease so other than b12 and d3. Another nutrient of concern, especially for vegans and vegetarians, is iodine. So we get our iodine from sea vegetables. This is the kind you want to go for is USDA Organic, that’s from the Maine coast, so this is dulse flakes, but it looks like fish food to be honest, but you can sprinkle it on salads.

You can even put it in soups, and this kelp is actually in, like extremely large seaweed pieces. It’s super salty. So if you have a salt craving, it’s good to munch on this best way to make sure that you don’t overdose on iodine would be to actually drop some of this into a boiling water of soup. Last thing over here in the corner is our go-to cereal. So this is by Nature’s Path: organic. It’s called Mesa sunrise.

This is completely gluten. Free, USDA, Organic and honestly dusty has a bowl of this. Almost every night, late night before bed, it’s hilarious and Max has kind of entered the picky toddler stage. So if there’s ever a time where he won’t eat his food and I’m starting to get nervous like hey, you need to eat buddy, then I usually can get his appetite revved up. If I give him some of this cereal and back here, I’m not going to go into too much detail because I rarely use this.

But we’ve got some different, balsamic vinegars and flavorings like that, and then some baking soda cornstarch and different flours, coconut flour, brown, rice, flour, arrowroot powder, buckwheat, flour and coconut sugar, which we very rarely use and that pretty much sums it up so right now, I’m actually Soaking some dry chickpeas that we’re going to pop in our instant pot and use some way shape or form for dinner.

Most likely we’ll make some chickpea patties so over here in this corner of the kitchen, is where we keep more dry goods. This is pretty much just protein powders, you guys know some warrior is our go-to. If you guys haven’t already, we definitely highly recommend checking out the warrior blend, so we love the natural vanilla and the chocolate and they’re super super high in iron again, and you get 20 % off.

We will link it below use our discount code, eat move rest and give it a go. Then down here is the mother lode. So this is where we keep our potatoes and our sweet, potatoes, onions and garlic. We bought some of these tin cans and it works out great for keeping all of these puppies in place. My personal favorite, this red-colored, it’s kind of a reddish sweet potato. It’s called a Japanese yam, it’s white inside and they taste like birthday cake, no joke.

Last but not least, this is our spice cupboard and I would say this is where the goldmine is, if you’re looking to transition to a plant-based or vegan diet, the best way to enjoy your meals is to flavor them. So, of course, salt and pepper is always good, but there are so many other options out there. If you kind of get into ethnic cuisine, like we love to make a lot of Thai foods and Indian foods, you really have to build up your spice cabinet.

Some of our favorites are curry powder and garlic powder Cayenne cumin and for something sweeter and really like to use pumpkin pie, spice and cinnamon. So because we buy in bulk and we don’t have a whole lot of space in our kitchen. We do store excess and extra down in the basement, especially with quarantine, we’re trying to make as few trips as possible to the grocery stores. So we do have a lot of overflow down in the basement.

All right, you guys I’m about to make some overnight oats. I hope you enjoyed the pantry tour. If you haven’t already checked out the fridge tour, I will link that below and make sure that you subscribe to our blog by hitting that subscribe button and clicking that doll to turn on notifications that way I’ll get alerts. Whenever we put out brand new content on our blog leave me some love in the comments below give this article a thumbs up and share it with someone who might be inspired or encouraged by it until next time keep the rest.

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Mexican Bean Salad Sweetened With Date Paste | Rockin Robin Cooks

This is a no cooking type of recipe, we’re going to be using canned beans and we’re going to be cutting up some fresh vegetables to put into it. And I tell you: this is the first article that I’ve shot since going into a shelter-in-place, and so we’re going to be using things that we already have using a produce and things that I have. We really shouldn’t be out there shopping in crowds and stuff.

So hopefully you won’t either use what you have improvise when you need to okay, I’m rockin Robin and I’m going to show you how to make this delicious bean salad right after this before we get into our recipe, go ahead and hit that subscribe button and a Notification bell so you’ll be notified every week when my new articles come out. I don’t want you to miss them because we’re always cooking up something delicious and healthy.

Alright, let’s go over the ingredients. First, up we’re going to use a couple of cans of beans, raising canned beans because well it’s just easier right and during this pandemic – and we want to make this easy and I’m sure, you’ve probably got some beans in your cupboard. So I’m using kidney beans and white beans and I’ve drained them and I’ve rinsed them all so neat, I’m going to use some corn I’m using some organic corn.

Here now I’ve chopped up a few vegetables. We’ve got some chopped up tomato. That’s just what I happened to have and then I did the superfine dice here on some red onion, some celery and some red bell, pepper, and I also have some pumpkin seeds that we’re going to add to this for a nice little crunch. Now for our dressing ingredients, this is the important part we have some balsamic, vinegar, apple, cider, vinegar, olive oil, I’m using some fresh herbs that I happen to still have in my fridge, which are some parsley and some organic fresh basil.

I love to add basil to my recipes. It’s just a wonderful herb to use now. I’ve also got some fresh lemon juice, lime juice, some salt, garlic powder. In this container I have some ground cumin, some ground coriander and some chili powder. Now, for my sweetener, you we have to balance out all this acid, so we have to add some sort of sweetener. Now I don’t like to use regular sugar, so I like to use if some of you’ve been reading.

My articles, you know I like date, paste. It’s a wonderful sweetener, lots of vitamins and minerals and fiber. It’s just a it’s a good way to go it’s low on the glycemic index, so it works and it’s easy to make, and I have a article for you if you want to learn how to make it. But I can tell you it’s very simple and very quick boil up some dates that are pitted in just some water and then you just simmer it for 20 minutes pop it in the blender.

Add a little of that liquid back until you make a nice paste like what we have here and you’ve got a great sweetener, that’ll store in the fridge for about a week. If you don’t have date paste or you want to use something else, you can try. My next choice would be maple syrup that works really well too, but in the end, use what you have so that you can try out this delicious salad. So we’re going to start off by making our dressing we’re going to take some olive oil and we’re going to place it into a bowl now with this recipe.

Ideally, what we want to do is make the dressing and then marinate just the beans in it overnight. That would be the the best way to do this recipe, because what happens is the flavors meld into the beans and it just gets really good. Some recipes are like that: they’re always better the next day, but if we put all the vegetables in then they tend to get a little bit on the more soft side and that might not you know you may not like that.

So if you can do it go ahead and marinate the beans overnight, if you can only do it for an hour, that’s okay, too. It all works. So here we go with our apple cider vinegar. Now our balsamic we’re just going to add a little bit of balsamic to this next we’re going to add our salt to this sprinkle that in and you can always adjust these seasonings. If you like garlic powder, those spices that I showed you ground, cumin, coriander and chili powder start stirring it a little bit now add the lemon juice and the lime juice, and now, for our sweetener.

I’m only going to add part of this. I have three about three tablespoons worth and I don’t know if I want to use it all until I taste it so we’re going to put some of that in there now and then we’re going to chop up with some of our fresh herbs that parsley in The basil toss that in and we’ll just give that a whisk I’m going to give that a taste and see if we need to adjust into the seasonings I’m going to go with a little more salt and I’m going to add a little bit more chili powder.

Let me give it a little splash for just a little bit of heat, just a hint and I’m going to go ahead and I’m going to place this into our beans and then we’re just going to let that sit for a little bit and then we’ll add The rest of our stuff, all right. Let’s pour that dressing right in there and get everything in there and we’re going to let that marinate for about a half an hour. At least I’m going to give this a toss and we’ll come back in a bit and add all the rest of the ingredients.

It’s been about a half an hour, I’m going to add the rest of my ingredients to this. So we’ll start with the celery toss that in I like to use that superfine dice, because everything mixes in so nicely and you don’t get big chunks of it and I just think it tastes better and I’m going to do some onions. I don’t know if I’m going to do all of this, but we’re going to do a good portion of it now, keep in mind when you refrigerate this, let’s say you’re going to serve it the next day, for example, you want to take this out of the Refrigerator about it half an hour to an hour before you’re actually going to have people eat it right, because when you use olive oil and you refrigerate it, it tends to get hard and get kind of gel like so you want to let that thaw out a Little bit and come up to room temperature, here’s our bell, peppers, nice, all those in there right now.

Let’s add some yellow, I’m going to add some of this corn, I’m probably not going to add it all and we’ve got our Tomatoes toss. Those in last thing. We have are some pumpkin seeds, which just add a little crunch. You can use any nuts that you like, and here you go guys. This is the finished product all right, I’m going to serve just a little bit up here, so I can take a taste very delicious guys, nice and refreshing.

We’ve got the crunch of the fresh bell peppers and the celery, the onions, all those flavors coming together. Very fresh tasting and very it has just the right amount of balance. I think between citrus – and you know the acidic part and the sweet part. I think it’s delicious so hope you guys give this a try all right. That’s our recipe for today. I hope you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment and be well out.

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How To Meal Prep On The Keto Diet?

If you ever wanted to get organized with prepping meals on the ketogenic diet, then you are in the right place. You are going to be pretty excited about what we are going to discuss and that is the organization organizing yourself. Your kitchen and grocery list will allow you to become more efficient in prepping them all. Step 1 get the right kitchen equipment. Many people are new to the keto diet and looking for an easy, prepping solution doesn’t realize that an ill equipped kitchen can lead to disaster and stop you from deciding what you want to eat.

You will find the following equipment will serve you well for years to come, one-pass putting some money on this is highly recommended. If you will be cooking most of your meals in it, they are a safer option and easier to clean than most standard skillets to night steps. There is no going on hand and Dan like set when you can get a high quality. Chef’s knife for Amazon’s make sure if you are a student and a well branded, we’ll be a great addition to the arsenal of kitchen equipment for slow cooker busy with your life.

You can create a nice set and forget meals by throwing everything into one. What and enjoying it later, it is also great for making broth five food containers being on the go, can be stressful, so make sure to buy instant that you can store food in as in portions step to that think that a dash of coconut oil and a Slab of Romney will be enough to keep you going, but have you thought about how long grab condiments, such as the mixture of spices, sputter, baking powder, Cheetos, sweeteners, coconut flour, olive oil, as these will make you whole eating it serious much more pleasurable, step 3 decide On what you are going to eat, the last and final step is looking at what you are going to eat and those haven’t got a clue.

To be honest, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of meal plans and recipes that you can find over the internet for free. Once you have your list of what you are going to eat. It is time to make a shopping list, take the shopping list and split it into categories, so you are grabbing all the foods you first, if you want to stay away from processed food which is man-made and stick to the wholesome food and there you have it A quick 3-step system for conquering meal prep on the ketogenic diet, and now you know what to do.

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A WEEK OF VEGAN LUNCHES 🧡🥝 | Easy & Delicious Recipe Ideas

I love you make me vem, o tite é um estado muito quando, a equipe entrou na zona de braga, a quem faz as bolas é muito boa são as bolas do sul e amanhã as vossas 250 gestores e niju leite chips, flash para a nba, vai gostar, Nada igual ao samba da zona norte bairro, a lavra de lã gallen gonçalves lopes foi embora na planta antes houve queda também é eliminar as pessoas doem boyan futebol da china e não era, moda este ano, a natura errado, volante onda, farei, ninguém olha é óbvio.

Lei. Do ps eu não, sou muito, mais tempo em, sala de cinema, são jorge martins sax, tirso e os amoco coloca, ai meu, deus essa, hipótese só de ótima, a idéia de inserir, a modelagem aí o expediente forense onde o flash maré as bolas samba acho que caiba Na europa está em jogo não é igual, a massey volante jonas, andré lima, o fu panda week of joy, monahan eu e, fernando beer house, [ Música ]


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Aphrodisiac breakfast in bed | Vegan

Welcome to my blog I’m Natalya Levy, and I will be your guide through today’s article, which is fascinating. It is all about aphrodisiacs, a breakfast and bed. Now aphrodisiacs are a controversial topic. The scientists have been fascinated by the idea to find a remedy that can help men and women enhance their sexual performance.

Now, while the data on this is still limited, we can still fantasize about the idea that certain foods contain ingredients that can help us spice things up in the bedroom and make them more exciting. And so I did some research to see which foods come up. That are called aphrodisiacs that can help us put together a delicious and fun breakfast that you can serve to your Valentine or just to show your love.

So the list of the ingredients that I have come up with is chilies watermelon, pumpkin, sea seeds and figs. Now, let’s see what we’re going to be putting together today and what it is is a chili lime, watermelon, salad and beautiful muesli. Okay, let’s get started so we’re going to start with a muesli, and I wanted to show you that there are two different ways to make them you sleep one is I actually bought this muesli already prepared mix from Trader Joe’s and what it is.

It’s rolled oats mixed with raisins and rice crisps and pumpkin seeds and coconut dried apples and sliced almonds. So if you have an opportunity to purchase pre, pre-mixed muesli in your grocery store, you can do that or you can actually make your own in the what to do that I’ll post the recipe in comments. I would make a mixture of your oats with some seeds and nuts and some almonds I love. So we have pumpkin seeds and we have sunflower seeds the more nuts the better.

So I will post the recipe for the muesli that you can make at home down below in comments, and meanwhile we can start putting together our muesli using this Trader Joe’s muesli mix. Okay, so it’s super super easy. You will be really surprised, so we start by. I have a pretty organic red apple, so just grate itself, it’s going to be a really delicious and very easy to make. I’m sure you dyed your Valentine or somebody that you love will really appreciate you’re putting this together.

Okay, so we have one apple graded. I have two figs that I’m just going to quickly roughly chop the figs go in the bowl with the Apple. Now to the bowl. We add one cup of proof of the muesli mixture. We have 3/4 cup of yogurt. Now I use dairy-free coconut yogurt, but you feel free to use whichever yogurt you have handy the way that I’m preparing this muesli now it is actually vegan and I have a quarter cup of orange juice.

Okay, now all we do is mix this together and it’ll. Be ready, who doesn’t like a breakfast that you can whip up in a few minutes, so we’re going to set this aside now and get started on our chili lime, watermelon, salad, all right! So we are going to cut up some watermelon salad. So I just bought watermelon trunks already pre-cut and all we’ll do here is just kind of make them a little bit smaller and a little bit tighter small cuts, little cubes so that they look cute and pretty, for our Valentine may want to trim the edges and Whatever you trim, don’t throw it away, save it and put it into a smoothie all right.

Let’s see that should be about enough for a serving I’m going to toss some blueberries in there with this just a little bit of color and some mint as well. I’m going to save one of these tops for garnish. Okay, so I have a couple of mint leaves that I’m going to chop into our salad, it’s going to be so pretty and so fragrant, and just like that, we have a little serving platter. I’m going to well we’re having escaping well great and put it out on the little plate and then I’m going to show you the secret weapon, the seasoning that’s going to go on this, and then what I found is this chili lime, seasoning bland.

This is from Trader Joe’s so that chili, that spiciness of the chili will really bring out the flavor of the watermelon and the mint and the blueberry just a little sprinkle and, of course, use as much or as little as you want. And now we’re just going to garnish this with our mint sprig and there we go. So this is our chili lime, watermelon, salad and then siffredi we’re going to put it on a beautiful tray that we have going on here.

We’re going to take our Bowl and put the muesli in this for service and what you can garnish this muesli with. Is we garnish it with either a couple of apple slices? You know we have an apple in here or we can even garnish it with an orange slice. It’ll look really cute. Okay, can you show us take a little orange slice stack this in here, and here we are. We have our beautiful, delicious, healthy aphrodisiac breakfast in bed or absolutely insanely, delicious muesli and the chili lime watermelon salad, that’s fresh for the mint.

It is so good. Hopefully, it’ll put you in the mood now, I’m speaking in poems happy Valentine’s Day. Love. Please give my blog some love subscribe to it, and I wish you a deliciously healthy life.


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Acai Smoothie – Start Your Day Packed With Nutrition With A Healthy Smoothie

I drink this a lot and I tell you I’m using frozen blueberries and some acai berries, that’s our main flavor and we’re using lots of other things. I’m going to show you in a minute, but it is just creamy and decadent and delicious.

So I’m rockin Robin and I’m going to show you how to make it right after this, so before we get into the recipe go ahead and hit that subscribe button and the notification bell next to it and that way you’ll be notified. Every week with my new articles come out and we’re always cooking up something delicious and healthy. So here’s what we need for our power smoothie. I have a packet of a cyi puree, which I got it Trader Joe’s.

We need some organic frozen blueberries. I got those at Costco a couple of bananas, I peel them and then toss them in the freezer and freeze them make sure smoothie, nice and creamy. I have some raw pumpkin seeds, raw walnuts. I have some hemp hearts date paste or you can use just regular hold dates. If you have a high speed blender, I have a piece of avocado I’m going to toss in there. It makes this for some good fats.

I have coconut milk with its full fat as well, and I have some almond beverage here that is unsweetened alright, so with the acai packet you’re going to want to hurry up and use this before it melts break it up into pieces because it just makes it Easier for the blender, so I take it out hon to my back porch and I just crack it over the concrete back there and it breaks it up into nice pieces. So you want to just you can see it just kind of breaks up into some pieces, and it’s alright, so I saw is really good for you.

It’s got a lot of antioxidants, a little bit messy here, lots of fiber it just lots of good nutrition and I’m using the of course. The frozen organic blueberries toss. Those in mexico’s my frozen bananas you can put in as much as you want. They make the smoothie nice and creamy now feel free to improvise. Here you can add whatever you want to add to this thing, it’s really simple, but this combination of things works really.

Well, I take a small handful of a saw, hump concedes, and I just I just throw in a few. You can certainly use other nuts. All these would work too. I just like the walnuts just throw in a little handful of that. You get a lot a lot of protein. In this hand, parts I’ve got serving of that which is like 3 tablespoons. Now here’s the date paste. I have just a little bit left on it to make some more I’m just about out.

I have a article that I’ll show you how to make this I’ll leave the link in the description of the article click down there, where it says, show more. So I just throw in a you know: just I’m going to put all this in actually and you can vary it now. If you don’t want to do the date paste, you can throw in some dates. I got mine from Costco and they’re pitted and you can just if you have a high speed blender, you can just toss the whole thing in there and it will.

You know pulverize it. Now. I have some leftover avocado here and I’m going to toss that in for the good fats, and this also makes your smoothie super creamy. Here’s my I have some leftover coconut milk. This is full fat and then the almond milk is just to get the right consistency. So I’m guessing here I put in maybe a third of a cup of the coconut milk, and I’m just going to pour some of this in what I think you need, and it all depends on how frozen all of your fruit was too and then we’ll place.

It on to our blender blend away all right. I want you to have a look at this thick and creamy so happen to have one of these little straw things instead of using paper straws this one’s just kind of you see how that worked. Just kind of came together and it’s reusable of course, and washable, and all of that, and so I’m going to stick it in there and take a taste man that is one delicious smoothie.

It is creamy and just decadent I mean it just satisfies it. Tastes like a milkshake, but it’s got a lot of nutrition and you can cut back on the sugar even more by leaving the dates or the date paste out and just go solely with the blueberry sweetness and the banana and you’re good. So that’s up to you and feel free to mix and match and add things to this and do whatever you want. I stick with the acai and the blueberry is my base flavor.

But what would go really good with this cocoa powder right get some really good. Cocoa powder put in a tablespoon and now you’ve really enhance the flavor of the acai because it sort of tastes like that anyway. So thanks so much for reading, share the article and leave me a comment. I always love to hear from you. So we’ll see you next time,


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Mummy’s Cooking – Pumpkin and Water Melon seeds Burfi

Pumpkin Seeds, 1/2 Cup, Water, Melon Seeds, 1/2 Cup, Jaggery, 3/4 Cup, Ghee, 1, Tbsp, Pumpkin and Water Melon Seeds are good for prostate health. These seeds have more medicinal values, Take Jaggery in a pan and add 1/4 cup of Water and heat until the Jaggery is completely dissolved, Take a pan, add Ghee and roast Pumpkin and Water Melon Seeds until light Golden Brown Strain the syrup to remove any impurities When Roasted light Golden Brown remove from the stove Add the Jaggery syrup to the same pan Grease a plate with little Ghee Boil until you get a hard ball.

Consistency Leave a drop of Syrup in water to know the right. Consistency Now add the roasted seeds and mix. Well, Pour this mixture onto a greased plate and let it cool Now cut into pieces when it is still warm, Let it cool completely and take out the pieces, Pumpkin and Water Melon Seeds. Burfi is ready. Both seeds are healthy. These Seeds contain host of nutrients. This helps in lowering down sugar level blood pressure and helps in healthy heart.

The power of antioxidants are more. These seeds are good for Prostate Health And also good for Kidney and Hydrocele problems. This contain many micro nutrients Watch Mouth Freshener in our Channel. You can also dry roast these seeds and include in your diet, daily, Try and enjoy this healthy, Burfi Post your comments and Subscribe for more Healthy Recipe, Thanks for Watching


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How Pumpkin Seeds went from the Bird Feeder to the Kitchen – Food Trends TV

We usually think about pumpkin and pumpkin seeds when we think about Thanksgiving and he’ll being, but a pumpkin seeds, especially the green ones, also known as pepitas are turning up in our cooking and in snack products and as a snack themselves.

More and more frequently and there’s a couple of good reasons for that, mostly it’s because they’re delicious they have crunch they’re, pretty color and they’re, not nuts. So as more and more food manufacturers try to avoid having allergens such as nuts listed on their ingredient panels. Switching to seeds, the duplicate, simply hegemony of the enjoyment experiences of nuts makes perfect sense. What does that mean for 2016 means we’re going to see more and more green pumpkin seeds, turning up as garnishes on our salads and as ingredients in our snack foods and in recipients that we read online and in cookbooks? So tell me about your favorite way to use green pumpkin seeds.

Mine is in granola. I love to stir turns to green pumpkin seeds into my granola and then add that to my yogurt in the morning adds an awesome crunch and a wonderful toastiness. So tell me in the comment section below what you do with green pumpkin seeds and please subscribe to food trans TV so that we can talk again soon.


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KETO GROCERY HAUL | WEGMAN’S | WHOLE FOODS | AMAZON FRESH | #KETO | #LCHF | #SUGARFREE

It’s going to be partially a haul and then also my first trip to the new Wegmans in Brooklyn New York, which is amazing. The food is so fresh and delicious. So I wanted to share some of my favorites, some of the things that have become staples and just keep you guys a look inside in case there’s a weapons need you.

I got the items from the hall, mainly from Amazon fresh, it’s really convenient cuz. They deliver and a lot of these items are hard for me to find anywhere else, plus the pre brand beef, the grass-fed beef is also grass finish, and it’s one of the most inexpensive ones that I’ve found anywhere and then, of course, I had to go ahead And pick up some eggs because I go through them like crazy eggs are definitely a staple in my keto diet.

I put them in almost everything. You can’t go wrong. I also grab some chicken thighs and wings and donuts to make for meal duck and then got a whole word. Street chicken for grab-and-go eats weak and easy no fuss. I only realize how much I like, sardines and Marco for that matter once on keto, so they have great omega-3 fats and it’s so easy to whip up like a little salad. You know, like you, do, tuna salad, but it’s a nice twist, so I had to grab some of those.

I also got some boneless pork chops just for a little bit of variety. They are higher in protein, but zero carb and 9 grams of fat. So you can make it working in that gross. Remember from my last meal prep article that I love the chicken and maple sausage by applicate Barnes, and I wanted to try them on with sage this time. It did not disappoint. Another recent favorite is the mission brands carb balanced soft tortilla is great to use for BLTs or any kind of Tito’s sandwich wraps and then, of course, had to grab a few avocado because I eat so many of them throughout the week.

I also picked up some of my favorite kilo friendly veggies, like hug flower, Brussels sprouts asparagus cucumber tomato. These I’ve really been enjoying the natural heaven noodles, their only ingredient is hearts of palm, and so I grabbed some of the Rao’s for me tomato sauce into some spaghetti, meatballs and sauce. That sauce is amazing. The noodles are amazing. I highly recommend both and then grab some butter lettuce, because it’s just one of my favorites, along with romaine.

I recently found this Asiago style dressing by three honest homestyle, Caesar Asiago. It is so fantastic. I would highly recommend it love it. I’m also a big fan of the primal kitchen dressing, so I decided to grab some ranch. I was almost out of my friends, red-hot buffalo sauce and I’m definitely planning to meet some buffalo style wings with the wings and drumlin said I’ve got so. I picked up some of that too.

There are very few my halls that don’t include bubbies pickles, because they’re my favorite they’re delicious. I was super curious about how nachos would come out with mission bar balanced wraps. So I grabbed some of the Rotel and Velveeta to make a queso, hey, Sookie, mark great still working on the tortillas comment below and let me know if you’d like to see a keto natural tutorial and I’ll get that out soon.

I’ve been in love with lumi cheese, since I ever tried it it’s a crime, cheese and so delicious. It gets a little bit crispy on the outside and it’s creamy on the inside. I did see it at Wegmans for less than whole foods, so just keep an eye out. I also picked up some fresh mozzarella and Swiss cheese to round out the cheese selection. I can never have enough cheese. Okay, now onto Wegmans, they just opened a brand new supermarket on flushing Ave in Brooklyn down by the dark yards, and this supermarket is amazing.

The people that are so friendly everybody is willing to help all the food looks so fresh. A lot of the prices are great. Some things are pricier than others. You just got to know. You know what to get here or maybe what to get at Trader Joe’s or what to get at Whole Foods and figure that out. But they’ve got some amazing keto friendly options similar to Whole Foods. Wegmans has a really nice little coffee station and then a lot of other pre-made food stations.

Different styles of oats to choose from I found that some of the meats were pretty much on par with the prices at Whole Foods. I think the difference with Wegmans is that you can end up getting organic Wegmans bran for about the same price as conventional foods at hopefulness. They also had a wide variety of cooking and dressing oils, one of which I tried is their wedding ins, basting oil, that I put on wings really good worth trying.

I also notice that, in addition to swerve, which you can find at Whole, Foods weddings has the lock on so sweetener, which is also really good, plus their coconut flour is like 399, which is a great price. Now, don’t get me wrong? Tara clothes still my favorite, but just so you know, weapons does have their own grass-fed butter, and I also found this amazing Amish style butter. I also figured it was just worth mentioning, especially for those people are doing meatless keto, that Wegmans does carry the impossible ground.

Beef they have the beyond beef and they also have to be on sausage, okay, everyone. I hope you guys found this article helpful comment below whether you find the best prices at Whole Foods, Wegmans or Trader, Joe’s or somewhere else, and also comment to. Let me know if you guys would like to see more keto food hulls just like this one until the next one be well bye.

Pumpkin Seeds are a great addition to your Keto snack list!