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My Cooking and I ….. Why I Cook…and Why i Read… EVERY LABEL!!!!!

Sooo many people say, you should seriously start a food blog…  Your food looks amazing… My response is always… #ThankYou because  …..I was taught to say thank you after any type of constructive criticism is given.

Ohhhhhhhhh but My Cooking and I…. have a deep relationship…if I have had a long day… I cook… If I’m stressed out… I cook… If i’m bored… I cook… if I wanna have some fun…. I cook…. …even if I’m sad…..I cook!!!!   Seriously…Me cooking is like breathing.  I just do it.  It always feels right… and it makes me happy 🙂

Now, seeing that I love to cook so much… I had to learn to be smart about it. Cooking is great but if your cooking the wrong things you will end up a hot 500lbs!!!  So I pay attention to the things that I cook for myself and my family.   I have been vegan for about 17 weeks now, and I took my family off of beef and pork for about the same time…..If they sneak it in… its when they are not around me!  ( lol)  I read labels out of control…we have some allergies in my household… My fiancé is allergic to onions… I’m allergic to dairy products.. (no not lactose intolerant… like allergic).  So i have to read the labels.  I want to know EVERYTHING THAT IS IN EVERYTHING!!!!

I don’t like to buy products that has too much sodium.  I’m trying to steer clear of canned veggies.. but its sooooo hard (I’m working on it) .  But when your a full time working Mommy and Wife..meals have to be quick, in and out, …. I’m talking get er’ done!  If i’m off at 6-630 and my kids need to be in bed by 9pm… #NOEXCUSES….Sometimes canned veggies like #blackbeans and #corn….will save a sistas life!  So… it’s a continuous work in progress ya know. I’m only trying to be superwoman here! (lol)

 Just so that you understand where I’m coming from… check this out….. Here is an article that shows you a few of the ingredients that  are approved here in the US but completely banned in other countries… its crazy you have to pay attention to everything…  Everything that looks good IS NOT good for you.

5 FDA-Approved Food Additives Banned in Other Countries

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Ohhhh but wait… there is more… here is another….its crazy… but people don’t read the ingredients, or can even pronounce half the crap thats on the side anyway…look at this article.

5 Harmful FDA-Approved Food Additives

If anything…..DO YOUR BODY A FAVOR…. pay attention to what you put in it… 

It will #ThankYou later 🙂

Que!

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The Quest for the Best Vegan Banana Bread Recipe……hmmmmmmm

Sooo I bought a crap load of Bananas… We ate some.. and the others we left… to ripen……for Banana Bread and Muffins…  Now a week ago or so… I made some Sweet Potato Banana Bread ..and it was good… but I wanted something else in them… I wanted them to be fluffy morsels of goodness…. The batch I made was just morsels of goodness.  I mean they were good, because i mean ALL OF THE MUFFINS AND BREAD WERE GONE BEFORE I GOT HOME FROM WORK… (i have walking garbage disposals in my house.. no joke).  Now I bought these bananas… and if I didn’t want them to get old… the fricking things would have been old in like … a day or two… Oh but these super bananas I purchased… WOULD NOT GET OLD!!!  PISSED!!!   Finally… they were ripe enough for baking! (whew)  My patience was growing thin!!!! Honestly… my brain is saying..If we needed these bananas to last this long.. they wouldn’t have!!!! smh.  Moving along..

Well… I have a recipe of my own.. and I’ve been surfing Pinterest.. and the web to see if there are any “OMG I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THIS VEGAN BANANA BREAD” recipes out there.. so see shall see…

If anyone one has any ideas… HELP A SISTA OUT!!!!

LOL 😉

Que!!

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