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Spiraled Zucchini with Avocado Cream Sauce
Instructions
  1. Spiralize your zucchini and set aside
  2. Next add all ingredients for creamy avocado sauce to a food processor. Process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste after processing.
  3. When sauce is ready toss them together in a large bowl.
  4. Add any other toppings you would like. I like to add Cherry tomatoes or Bell Peppers.

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Veggie Stuffed Collard Greens
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Lay your collard leaf out flat on a cutting board stem side facing UP. Next take your sharp knife (it needs to be sharp, and not a serrated one, I cut myself once sawing into my finger) and angle it down and into the stem of the leaf. Shave the stem from the leaf horizontally and away from you. You want to do this so you can roll and fold your collard leaf without it cracking and splitting. Keep shaving down the stem a bit at a time, until it is flush with the leaf and then cut the edge off the stem end so it is straight at the bottom
  2. Spread 1/4 of a ripe avocado (half of your 1/2 avocado) onto you collard leaf leaving an inch or two from the bottom end of the stem. Spread it in the middle area only, not all the way out to the sides and top. Season if desired over the avocado.
  3. Lay your veggies and sprouts nicely in the bottom portion to middle of your collard leaf, still leaving and inch or two at the bottom part of the stem. Keep everything in the middle and far away from the top and sides, just like you would fill a burrito
  4. Roll the bottom stem end of your collard leaf up and away from you and make a full roll. Tuck in the sides of the leaf and continue rolling and tucking in as you go. Keep your roll tight so when you cut it your filling doesn’t fall out.
  5. Hold your wrap tightly and then carefully slice it in half. If desired you can skewer it with a toothpick to hold it together and set it on a plate.
  6. Repeat for the other wrap and enjoy!

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Bacon Delight
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Fresh Pesto
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Fresh Pesto
Instructions
Fresh Pesto (you can make this in advance)
  1. We'll be using a food processor to make the pesto. Put the garlic, pine kernels and some salt in there and process briefly.
  2. Add the basil leaves (but keep some for the presentation) and blend to a green paste.
  3. While processing, gradually add the olive oil and finally add the Parmesan cheese.
Finishing the dish
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook your tagliatelle al dente.
  2. Use the cooking time of the pasta to sauté your bacon strips.
  3. After about 8 to 10 minutes, the pasta should be done. Drain it and put it back in the pot to mix it with the pesto.
  4. Present the dish with some fresh basil leaves on top.

Save Money on Plant-Based, Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

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Nutrition

A vegan diet is the healthiest diet on the planet, so the long-term savings in health expenses and extra days of being able to work saves you money all by itself.

1. Despite all those pushing for “Grain Fed Beef” and “Organic Dairy” – which may be healthier than their factory-farmed counterparts – they’re not healthier than a vegan diet, and budget-wise, they cannot even compare.

2. Focus on whole foods, and try to get the most nutrients for every dollar you spend. 

3. Avoid Vegan Processed junk! Fake Meat (aka Meat Analogs), Fake Cheese, Fake Milk, Fake Butter – these things are budget-breakers.

4. To prevent food from going bad, make use of your freezer instead!  That way, it won’t expire even if you don’t eat it right away.

5. Focus on dry pantry staples and frozen vegetables for the backbone of your diet.

6. Focus on what called  “Peasant Food” – meals based around grains, beans and lentils. They are filling and last long in storage.

7. In order to save as much money as possible, make sure to grow vegetables that can be easily stored, choose vegetables that are expensive in the store, and do your research.

 

Eating healthy can become expensive if you aren’t careful. However, if you follow the strategies detailed above, it can be affordable.

How to Stay Fit at Home

  • Stay in the mood. Just wearing your workout clothes may motivate you to work harder even if you’re just doing chores around the house. Plus, you can get sweaty and you don’t have to worry about it. You’re always ready for a quick workout or walk whenever time allows.   Wearing your workout clothes is a reminder to get some kind of exercise in, no matter how short.
  • Take short fitness breaks when sitting. Whether you’re working on your computer or watching television, get up and move around for 5 to 10 minutes for every hour you sit. Pace around the room, or do 10-20     jumping jacks. It all counts!

  • Incorporate strength training all day long. Do pushups with one of your his kids on your back. Try lunges, squats and other exercises while cooking dinner.
  • Take short fitness breaks when sitting. Whether you’re working on your computer or watching television, get up and move around for 5 to 10 minutes for every hour you sit. Pace around the room, or do 10-20 jumping jacks while picking up toys or clothes.  It all counts! Don’t forget to use the stairs whenever possible

 

What is Blocking You From Starting Your Own Business?

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can live the rest of your life like most people”

Family and Friends: Bless their hearts, but unless your family or best friend is an entrepreneur, they may steer you away from the idea. Family can be  a great supporter of your dreams but even they will cast doubt over my decision to start my own business. Starting your own business is risky and few will understand. As for friends, almost all of them will think you are crazy. It is hard to hang out with them because they all have their career paths laid out, working for someone.

Fear: That little voice inside your head is a powerful one. It will make or break you.  You can use it as a source of motivation (which most entrepreneurs do), or let it deter you from stepping outside your comfort zone. There is no reward on the planet without a degree of risk. Risk is mitigated with focused, consistent and dedicated effort.

Finances: Too often our dreams are never pursued because of finances. Either they don’t want to leave their high-paying job, or they don’t know how they’ll finance the early days of the venture. If you are debating over leaving a high-paying job to become an entrepreneur, remember no job can compete with the emotional rewards of being an entrepreneur.

For those concerned about financing their venture early on, there’s nothing wrong with working nights while you build your dream life. Combine that with a little short-term borrowing from a credit line, or perhaps credit card, and you’ll get it done. If you really want it bad enough, you can cut back on your ‘lifestyle’ expenses until you’re a success. Good Luck Too You.

 

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