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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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This road to being a Vegetarian? or Vegan? ….How long will it last?

Soooo i’m restless….and when I’m restless… I want to….cook… or clean… or write down my thoughts and sort through all the Hullabaloo that’s going through my mind……..

in 1 day.. I will be without meat, & fish for 1 month.  Now, was this planned ….No.  I just did it to control what I had stuffed myself with over the holidays so I wanted to do like a 2 week cleanse… and get my body together and start a work our regiment.  Well…I’m still standing… and I’m not like… losing my mind to….hurry up and get back to meat… or fish.. or anything.  I’m chillaxing.

My brain has come to the decision that… it likes certain flavors and textures…. not necessarily that specific meal.

So… to make it make sense… I am obsessed with Buffalo Wild Wings right…When I was a meat eater…i would crave….Spicy Garlic Wings…now today… My daughter found out today that she didn’t make the Volleyball team, I told her hey… you gave it your all, we will try again next year… but as a Mommy.. you kinda want your kids to just feel ok.. so I said.. you pick Dinner today..whatever you want!  Guess what she picked… Buffalo Wild Wings (Dear God …please help me).  All I could think was … well she will be happy and i’ll just eat when I get home…lol!  But I faced the place I loved… and took it’s Meat Filled Menu by the neck and you know what I did….I was a big girl (lol) and ordered a Black Bean Burger #NoCheese!!! Oh..and I was daring….I had them add Spicy Garlic Sauce to it AND I ASKED FOR ANOTHER SIDE OF IT!(Aoooooooww!!!!)  And it was sheer #awesomesauce!!!  I was happy!  I ate half that thing…and i was #full and #satisfied!!!!!  It was a great Family Date Night!!!

I satisfied my brains thirst for the flavors that I liked. I didn’t have to just get wings to have the sauce… I wanted the sauce!!!  OH HOW I WANTED THE SAUCE!!!!!! #BOOM!!!  This vegetarian/Vegan thing is not so bad at all!

Well… I think I’m done with this rant… for now!  Ha!

Til Next Time!!

#Goodnight

Que 🙂