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    Interesting concept! Hmmmm.. Try it!

    Here's a thread where you can share neat little ideas that you've come across, whether they be simple or complex.. somebody might enjoy it and put it to use....

    a teacup garden...

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    Hemp Banana Milkshake



    Creamy and delicious with hemp for healhty fats and protien.

    * Good pre or post workout shake!

    1-2 Bananas (frozen works best)
    1 cup Nut Milk: almond, hazelnut or brazil nut
    2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds or Hemp Protein Powder
    1/4 tsp Cinnamon
    1/8 tsp Nutmeg
    2 cups Ice

    1. Blend all and enjoy!
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    Vegan Salad in a jar


    The best part is you can make five salads at a time, and they’ll stay fresh for the whole week—just grab and go on your way out the door! When lunchtime rolls around, you’ll be sitting pretty with your delicious salad ready to be shaken up".

    Layering Salad Jars:

    1) BOTTOM - dressing/liquid
    2) Heavy ingredients that hold up well when submerged in dressing - beans, cucumbers, radishes, onion..
    3) Heavy items that you may not want directly touching the dressing when stored.
    4) Leafy greens/light ingredients that take up a lot of space - spinach, kale, chard, arugula..
    5) A small amount of heavy accent items - nuts, seeds, dried fruit, croutons, accent spices
    6) TOP - colorful ingredients to perk up your taste buds when you pop open the jar - fruit, edible flowers, herbs..

    Other: grains and pasta are nice add ins. I like to put these on top of the plentiful salad so that it doesn't get soggy in the dressing but helps to weigh the greens down a bit so I can fit more yummy stuff in each jar.

    There are no exact "rules" and that is the fun part. Let creativity take over
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    Cool thread
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    thanks.. i'll share a little of my FB posting style here.. we'll see how that goes.. neways... on to the next..

    if you are a die hard watch-your-food-like-a-hawker.. you can try this.. raw avocado cacao mousse... sweet but easy to make



    Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse serves 4 to 6
    4 ripe avocados
    1/3 cup raw coconut nectar
    1/2 cup raw cacao powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    pinch of salt
    fresh fruit and nuts for garnish

    In the bowl of a blender or food processor, blend avocado until smooth. Add all other ingredients, blending until mixture is uniform. Chill for about 2 hours in the fridge or half an hour in the freezer. Garnish with fresh fruit or chopped nuts.

    Note on the recipe:
    If you want to try this recipe, but don't have the raw coconut sweetener or cacao powder on hand (they are specialty type of items I wanted to try), agave, honey and unsweetened cocoa powder are fine-tasting substitutes. The mousse will no longer be strictly raw, but it is still delicious! And it retains the spirit of the dish.
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    Interesting movie..

    A MILLION COLOURS is a sweeping romantic drama of South Africa's once most famous teen black movie stars who fell from grace after the early 1970's blockbuster "e'Lollipop" made him South Africa's most beloved childhood star. Forced into hiding after participating in the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto, Muntu's life spiraled downward into crime and despair. He is separated from the love of his life, becomes a fugitive, and struggles to survive apartheid. This film is an inspiring true story of danger, adventure, romance, betrayal and redemption...set against the turbulent background of a nation in crisis. It is a testament to the history of South Africa and its citizens' struggle for freedom, friendship, love, and second chances.

    Director: Peter Bishai
    Writers: Andre Pieterse, Peter Bishai
    Stars: Wandile Molebatsi, Jason Hartman and Masello Motana



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    Drooooooool for the hemp banana milkshake, that thing looks good. Tea cup garden is cute, knew BD would like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinks View Post
    Drooooooool for the hemp banana milkshake, that thing looks good. Tea cup garden is cute, knew BD would like it.

    Never mind the cannabis content it goes with yuh locks...

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    old hangers can be repurposed for a multifunction hanging rack

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    what about us who don't consume hemp, anything it can be replaced with

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    Corn pie...



    Corn pie is a staple in the Caribbean but it's not always "Popeye" approved, since it can really become a grease fest. Try substituting evaporated milk with soy or almond milk and toss in some vegan cheese. You can also eliminate the eggs


    Prep Time: 25 minutes

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Total Time: 55 minutes

    Yield: Serves 6

    Ingredients:

    1 (15.4z) can whole corn
    Water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 tsp ground white pepper
    1 egg, room temperature
    8 Tbsp fine cornmeal
    1/4 cup (2 oz) unsalted butter
    3/4 cup diced onions
    3/4 cup chopped bell peppers (mixture of green and red)
    Minced hot pepper to taste
    1 cup evaporated whole milk
    1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided in half
    Preparation:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Drain and reserve the liquid from the corn.
    Pour the reserved liquid into a 1-cup measuring cup, if the liquid does not fill the cup, add lukewarm water to bring it up to 1 full cup of liquid.
    Pour the 1 cup of liquid and egg into a large bowl. Add the salt and white pepper and beat to mix well.
    Add the cornmeal to the egg mixture. Stir to form a smooth paste and set aside.
    Add butter to a medium saucepan and place on medium heat and let melt. As soon as the butter melts, add the onions, bell peppers and hot peppers and saute until the onions are translucent.
    Pour in the milk, stir and bring the mixture to a boil. When the mixture comes to a boil, immediately stir in the cornmeal and reduce the heat to low. Let cook on low heat for 4 minutes, stirring intermittently.
    Add the whole corn and stir to mix. Let the mixture continue to cook on low heat until is comes away easily from the sides of the pot - about 5 minutes.
    Remove the pot from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of cheese.
    Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish. Smooth the surface and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top of the mixture.
    Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
    Let rest for at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
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    Curry potato roti can cause you to pile on the pounds but now you can trim the fat with healthier choices. This spicy, soupy side dish hails from the Caribbean, where it's often made with sweet calabaza squash and served alongside or stuffed into the tortilla like Indian flat bread called roti. While roti is traditional, whole wheat tortillas or pitas are great accompaniments for sopping up the liquid.




    Ingredients


    1 1/4 teaspoons salt $
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 1/2 cups chopped onion $
    4 garlic cloves, minced $
    4 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled Yukon gold potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled acorn squash (about 3/4 pound)
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper $
    2 cups water
    1/2 cup light coconut milk
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro $
    Preparation

    Combine first 6 ingredients; set aside.
    Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add spice mixture; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add potato, squash, and bell pepper, stirring to coat with spice mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in water and coconut milk, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until potato is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinks View Post
    Drooooooool for the hemp banana milkshake, that thing looks good. Tea cup garden is cute, knew BD would like it.
    "Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses." -Plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyrastafari View Post
    Vegan Salad in a jar


    The best part is you can make five salads at a time, and they’ll stay fresh for the whole week—just grab and go on your way out the door! When lunchtime rolls around, you’ll be sitting pretty with your delicious salad ready to be shaken up".

    Layering Salad Jars:

    1) BOTTOM - dressing/liquid
    2) Heavy ingredients that hold up well when submerged in dressing - beans, cucumbers, radishes, onion..
    3) Heavy items that you may not want directly touching the dressing when stored.
    4) Leafy greens/light ingredients that take up a lot of space - spinach, kale, chard, arugula..
    5) A small amount of heavy accent items - nuts, seeds, dried fruit, croutons, accent spices
    6) TOP - colorful ingredients to perk up your taste buds when you pop open the jar - fruit, edible flowers, herbs..

    Other: grains and pasta are nice add ins. I like to put these on top of the plentiful salad so that it doesn't get soggy in the dressing but helps to weigh the greens down a bit so I can fit more yummy stuff in each jar.

    There are no exact "rules" and that is the fun part. Let creativity take over
    my weight watchers coach in FL did a demo of this back in April... it's a neat idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyrastafari View Post
    Curry potato roti can cause you to pile on the pounds but now you can trim the fat with healthier choices. This spicy, soupy side dish hails from the Caribbean, where it's often made with sweet calabaza squash and served alongside or stuffed into the tortilla like Indian flat bread called roti. While roti is traditional, whole wheat tortillas or pitas are great accompaniments for sopping up the liquid.




    Ingredients


    1 1/4 teaspoons salt $
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 1/2 cups chopped onion $
    4 garlic cloves, minced $
    4 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled Yukon gold potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled acorn squash (about 3/4 pound)
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper $
    2 cups water
    1/2 cup light coconut milk
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro $
    Preparation

    Combine first 6 ingredients; set aside.
    Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add spice mixture; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add potato, squash, and bell pepper, stirring to coat with spice mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in water and coconut milk, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until potato is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.
    switch the canola w/ coconut oil.
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    "god is the deification of a culture."
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