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Easy on your tummy vegan tempeh crock pot dish

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How is your week so far?

I am trying to take it easy…

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so far the only activity was walking the dog this morning. But I need to say it was pretty refreshing.

I am still trying to follow my new diet to heal my gut so on today’s menu: Vegan Tempeh crock pot dish

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You will need:

1 block of tempeh & any veggies you would like

Marinate tempeh in 1 tbsp of gluten free Tamari, 1 tsp turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes.

Place on the bottom of your crock pot, add 1tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 c organic vegetable broth, and add remaining chopped veggies: celery, red. orange pepper; zucchini, asparagus, some garlic, kale leafs, parsley, carrots you name it. Cover and cook on High for 4 h. Sit down on the couch and relax.

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I love my new friend (crock pot). The funny thing is that I didn’t know it even exists until my Chinese medicine guy told me about it. Meat, veggies everything is so tender and you don’t have to spend so much time in your kitchen. The only concern I have is that I can easily eat all my dish by myself. It’s so easy and I don’t feel so full after. So be careful;)!!!

 

After 4 hours it’s done. I added some fresh herbs, avocado and nutritional yeast, and maybe a little bit of hot sauce.

Enjoy and let me know how you like it.

Izabela

 

Happy Monday-updates

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How was your weekend?

Ours was pretty quite. We had a snow day on Friday and my morning class was cancelled. It was tricky to get out of the house so some of us got really lazy

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On Saturday Tom&I went to Qigong class-to check it out. We went because it was recommended to me and I am always excited to try new things. Qigong is an old Chinese system of healing and energy medicine. You can read more about it here. It uses gentle movements and meditation to cleanse the body and circulate the life energy. It was pretty interesting, I could relate some parts of it to yoga practices.-which was great. Still I was a bit confused what we were doing and how can I use it later on. I loved loved the meditation part. So we will see if I can make it to the next sessions. The time slot of this class is not really great for me. I have my class just after in my studio and I had to rush to my clients

Speaking about meditation….Although it is still work in progress, I can see improvements. I ‘ve been pretty consistent with it. NO, I don’t wake up at 5am to meditate;) But I guess maybe because I am so often feeling  anxious I am drawn towards it. And it feels great to balance it out. I started to include meditations in each of classes as well and I feel that my skills to guide others improved.

Food/diet

Hmm, I am cheating a little bit on my recommended diet. Still have some raw veggies and hummus on the go; bananas, lentils etc but I am trying my best. Now trying to master my crock pot recipes. The hardest part for me is to have meat. Honestly I was never 100% vegan and did had some meat form time to time but now,,,it’s ridicules. My specialist insists that I should have cooked meat and meat broth all the time but I just can not stand it anymore. So today I had saute veggies and tempeh- yumi

6-FebDo  you see this chicken on the bottom left?-Tom called this picture:” What vegans are missing?”

I did not think it was funny. More important questions-does it help?

Yes and no. I see changes but still since he is working on my abdominal a lot I feel uncomfortable most of the time. I feel great after having a cook pot meal that’s for sure. But I have to eliminate so much from my diet for now and there is not much left so it’s hard. We will see. I am positive that he will bring some improvements, just if I can keep consistent with his recommendations;)

I think that’s it for now. I will talk to you soon.

xoxo

Izabela