Reasons why I started Preciously Organic....⠀
I tried becoming a vegan after watching @fullyrawkristina on youtube my freshman year of college, and I tried years and years after that. I would go home for the holidays and be tempted to eat some good o soul food. I associated soul food with family and a good time, so I'd dive back into my old eating habits. It was a feeling of comfort for me. There was something deep in me though, I felt in my spirit that this was a lifestyle that I was intended to live, so that's why I kept trying. After about 4 years I finally could consider myself a "vegan", and it was an absolute journey. This journey was so worth the fight and still is. I can tell yal one thing, I did not have to give up my Soul Food. I researched ways to enjoy those things with family and friend in moderation, vegan style. A couple of weeks ago I made a vegan potato salad for a family cookout and they loved it, it just lit up my heart. I got to take home an empty container, you know how good that feels. The thing that clicked for me on the journey to become vegan was watching the animal cruelty videos, that is when I finally said ok, no more animal products for me. I've never been a big animal lover, but I also knew I couldn't personally do something like that to another living thing.⠀
Another reason why I started Preciously Organic was for my kids, I want them to grow up and be health conscious, and surrounded by love and some good o healthy plant-based food. This is something I not only wish for my babies but for kids around the world. There are so many unhealthy options offered to underserved communities, and I want to go into those communities and help educate, and provide fresh affordable produce. I use to stay in the center section of the grocery store because it was too expensive to shop in the produce section. Now I make an effort to start there first.⠀
I have so much more to share, but this is the journey of Preciously Organic Produce Co-op.⠀
Bomb, thick, and chewy 🍪 cookies. Here’s what you’ll need to bake these vegan chocolate chip cookies. • coconut oil • light brown sugar • vanilla extract • coconut milk • unsweetened applesauce • all-purpose flour (be sure not to pack your flour) • baking soda • pink Himalayan salt • and chocolate chips
For this recipe, I do NOT recommend making any substitutions!
Prep time - 10 mins
Bake time - 10 min
Makes - 15 cookies
Ingredients • 1/2 cup coconut oil, solid (be sure it is not melted at all) • 1 and 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1/4 cup coconut milk, • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (be sure not to pack your flour) • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt • 2 cups chocolate chips (use vegan @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips if vegan), divided • pinch pink Himalayan salt, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2. In a large bowl whisk together the coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add in the coconut milk and applesauce and whisk until well combined; set aside. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and pink salt; whisk well to combine.
3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and, using a wooden spoon or very sturdy spatula, stir until ingredients are combined. The batter will be very thick! Fold in 1 and 3/4 cups of the chocolate chips.
4. Scoop three tablespoon-sized mounds of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet, leaving a few inches between each cookies for spreading. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers have set. Press remaining chocolate chips on top of warm cookies, and sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt, if using. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
If the dough appears too sticky, add a little more flour, one tablespoon at a time; if the dough appears too dry, add a tablespoon of coconut milk. Do not add pecans; I was experimenting.
Another win from good ol’ #traderjoes!
The easiest and tastiest meal of the weekend, paired perfectly with this cozy rainy day.
The directions on the pack legit tells you to just pop these frozen fuckers into your favorite sauce, and simmer until warmed.
Threw them over a bed of veggie noodles, and dinner was served with a side of Moana.
Because, why not. 🤷🏽♀️🍝
Who used to/or still does think Hot Pockets are a healthy meal 🙋🏼♀️
My idea of healthy has changed SO much over the years. A few years ago I would have a Lean Pocket and a few Baked Doritos for dinner and think I was doing good 😂 I mean shit, they said “lean” 💁🏼♀️
I didn’t really workout and when I did I would do some cardio to burn off crappy food I ate or was about to eat 🍔🍟
I would never lift weights, because that would make me “gain weight” and the last thing I wanted was for that number on the scale to go up 🙅🏼♀️
Forward to now...... and I eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of veggies, vegan proteins, grains, fruits, and occasional sweets 🍫
I now look at food as fuel and I really try not to punish myself when I fall off track. My relationship with food has gotten so much better and I’m still continuing to work on it every day 💕
I have learned portion control along with whole foods is the way to go 🌱
As far as my workouts, I LOVE lifting now and I really don’t care too much what the scale says. I check it to stay on track, but I don’t obsess over it anymore. I feel the strongest and healthiest I have ever been and that’s why I want to help you!
I want to show you how to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise, because you love your body and want to get stronger. Not because you hate it!
My new group is starting a week from tomorrow, so now is the perfect time to message me and get in there. You will receive everything you need just in time!!
Tonights dinner was "build your own" #buddhabowl . I had ALL the toppings of course: broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, miso / ginger tofu, quinoa, fresh basil from our big basil plant, and homemade peanut maple sauce. 🥕🥒
Letting your kids build their own meals like this I think really encourages them to be excited about trying new foods or flavours and most of all, eat their veggies!
Mina chose not to have tofu, and Nora chose no carrots. As they were putting them together mina goes; "this feels like subway" 😂
To make really fluffy quinoa I do 1 part quinoa, 1 part water, one part veggie broth. A teaspoon of olive oil and some salt and then I cook it on low and once it looks cooked, I fluff it with a fork then keep the lid on the pot for an extra 10-15 minutes.
To see the kids Buddha bowls you can check out my story, it wasnt photogenic enough for my page 😅
Our Health is so very important to us, what we eat can nourish us or really poison us.⠀
Now this isn't a buy my stuff post, it is a step in my journey, and how I have recommitted to placing my health first.⠀
In October I was in a car accident, I was rear ended but left me with major pain, and I couldn't do anything without pain for many months. Actually I am still in pain today, my knees are inflamed, I have tennis elbow and I am exhausted a lot of the time.⠀
With our health I have found that for me I have to completely say no to the junk foods, if I let a cheat day happen. For me it soon becomes a cheat everyday, and then the whole eating healthy is done. Bad habits are sly, they sneak in little by little.⠀
While I was recouping from the accident I relied on frozen quick meals, this way I didn't need to stand up too much to prepare. It served its purpose, but fast forward and today I am unfit, exhausted and tired of being in pain.⠀
I don't want to take pain killers, or anything else for that matter. So I am taking my health into my own hands. Back to how I ate, how I said no to certain foods, and make that commitment to healing me from the inside out.⠀
So, I have gotten a few books, bought a juicer and started my journey back to what works for me.⠀
So stay tune!!⠀
Your Vegan Friend⠀
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