This is a fun recipe you can make at home with a few simple ingredients, an oven, and blender!
sweet potatoes green bean corn almond milk seasonings lime
Step 1: Preheat your oven at 400 degrees. Get out a non-stick pan that will fit your potatoes.
Step 2: Grab a batch of potatoes and cut a few slices about half way through to cook more thoroughly.
Step 3: Once your oven is ready, bake your potatoes for 30 mins.
Step 4: Heat up a non-stick pan on medium heat. Toss your veggies in and cook them for a few minutes to heat them up a bit. Season to your liking.
Step 5: Take your potatoes out after testing softness with a fork. You should be able to easily poke into the potatoes; if you can’t, leave in for another 5 mins and test again- repeat until ready.
Step 6: When the potatoes have cooled some, cut small rectangles into each sweet potato and scoop the mash out into a blender, leaving the skin of the potato to fill. Try to keep the potato skin in tact for an aesthetically pleasing result!
Step 7: Blend up your mash potato with some almond milk and seasonings of your choice. Start light on the milk; the more almond milk you add, the less thick your vegan cheese will be.
Step 8: Fill your potato skins with your cooked veggies and top it all with your vegan cheese! Add seasoning, hot sauce (optional), and lime to your pleasing!
Step 9: Take a picture and send it to me plzzz! Enjoy (-:
Do you like recipes laid out this way? What can I do differently to make things easier for you?!
Follow the 100/0 rule. Give 100% and expect 0%. Your hard work and dedication to the relationship will bring self-fulfillment and happiness, not what the other person does for you.
Show up for yourself so that you can show up in your relationship.
Don’t let emotions stack up. Express to your partner that you’re not feeling the best, and take as much space and time as you need to do some self-reflection and regroup.
When emotions rise during conversation, walk it off and take some deep breaths- pick things up when your emotions have cooled or schedule another time to talk it out. Don’t allow emotion to rule your conversations.
Don’t keep count. Just because you took the trash out last, doesn’t mean it’s the other person’s turn this time around. Remember give 100, expect 0!
Set healthy boundaries, and be clear on the consequences if boundaries are crossed.
Try not to take things personal. Sometimes we aren’t in the best mood, it’s human! If you notice your significant other getting a little worked up, offer to give them space to work through it. That could be physically removing yourself from the room, or allowing your loved one to feel seen and heard by listening intently without judgment or criticism.
Create and commit to Family Meetings. The reason for this is to get everyone (including children) on the same page with where the family is heading and the effort required to get there. Some meetings are daily, while others are weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Below is a list of meetings we currently are implementing with great success:
Weekly Book Club
Weekly 80/20 Analysis
Yearly Goal Setting
Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
Criticize: indicate faults in a disapproving way
Condemn: express complete disapproval of, typically publicly
Complain: express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
Give honest and sincere appreciation.
Never show others that you are not interested in what they have to say.
Don’t try to make your partner over.
Pay little attentions (do the small things with no expectation or attention drawn to it).
Be courteous (polite, respectful, considerate in manner).
And lastly, keep things sexy!
Hope this list brought you some value! Do you have any relationship tips?! Comment below!
I created this little meal plan as a guide for my personal reference. To keep things fun, I simply swap different ingredients in & out and prep the dish differently depending on what I’m feeling for: fried, baked, raw, blended, etc. I’m alwaysss on Pinterest pining new recipes to try!
Also getting gorgeous dishware is a major plus and motivator if you snap food pics like me any chance you get (phone eats first naaa mean).
Side note: to get the most nutrients, eat your fruits and vegetables raw and buy from farmers markets who sell local produce!
Road tripped from Philly to Florida to live indefinitely (with only a duffle and personal bag)
All big things that could easily throw me off if I wasn’t laser focused on completing this goal.
Dealing with Grief
When my pop passed, a fire ignited in me to take care of my heart health. At the time I was working on my 100 day goal already, and wanted to keep it going in honor of him.
On my low days when I didn’t feel like biking, I thought about my pop. “If only he had exercised more and made his health a priority.” I was making myself miserable.
It took some major self-awareness and raw honesty to admit that I was living in the past of wishing and wanting life to be different, to just have my pop back – completely resisting the moment.
It took sooo much energy to consciously redirect my attention. But in doing so, the sadness and anger became my biggest motivation: the fuel to my fire.
When I felt sad or angry, I would force myself to think- “NOW is MY chance to be healthy and take care of myself. This is all Poppop wants, for me to be happy and healthy. This is exactly what the universe is teaching me. Take care of myself, now, not later.”
And out the door I would go. Feeling my pop completely proud of me for doing something that I didn’t want to.
No Rain, No Rainbow
There were days I had to legit drag myself out of bed bc I wasn’t feeling the best and days I forced myself out the door into the freezing pouring rain and cried about it lmao.
There have been highs and lows, but no matter what I got up and got out there day after day.
I face planted my first day out on the bike, had breakdowns before, during, and after rides, found some peace, and learned so much about myself.
I recently applied for a lead hostess job on Indeed, and they asked for my thoughts on what hospitality means to me. This was my response. I wanted to share because I feel it’s important to remember that attitudes and the way we do life is contagious. How’re you operating? Do people walk away from you or your business feeling happier and more fulfilled? If not, a genuine boost in hospitality could do the trick.
“Hospitality is overdelivering on the customer experience.
A hospitable worker is warm, proactive, and genuine in their approach to the customer.
The worker treats the customer like family and will always think ahead and deliver on customer needs, ideally before the customer realizes they need it.
Using drink refills as an example, I have a simple rule: Never let a customer get to an empty glass.
When you see their drink has half to a quarter left…
Automatically bring out more water if water is what they’re drinking.
Or ask if they’d like a new drink if it’s paid refill.
When the customer stops ordering alcohol, bring out water.
Think ahead. How would you like to be treated when you are in that position? I know I hate a dry mouth, and I’ve never complained about having too much water while I’m out to eat.
Where else can we overdeliver on the customer experience?”
Ps – I’d like to note that the restaurant I applied to reached out two days later inviting me to a sit down with management! Boom!
The Women’s Save the Redwoods League was an influential local force in the growing movement to save the redwoods in the early 1900s.
Keep in mind that at the turn of the 20th-century, the culture and norms of the Victorian era still dominated, and there were few ways for women to engage outside the domestic sphere.
So all across the country, women formed clubs to find creative means of civic engagement and community leadership.
Through these clubs, women exerted a discreet and lasting influence on the future of the developing West. Fortunately for the iconic redwood forest, in California, women’s clubs were on the forefront of forest policy reform.
The women were highly respected members of society, and they utilized their prominence to raise support for the cause.
They even employed the methods of environmental activism decades ahead of their time by placing themselves in the path of loggers!
They quite literally used their standing to defend the redwood trees, knowing the loggers — their friends, neighbors and family members — wouldn’t dare to harm them.
The influence of California women, and Humboldt County women in particular, in the early efforts to save the redwoods cannot be overstated.
Before it was a movement, before their communities approved or even understood, these women spoke to the national imperative to save the iconic ancient redwoods.
And they took action, persisting for years in the face of apathy, obstruction, and their own families’ self-interest, and helped to save some of the world’s most special places.