Wednesday, June 19, 2019

One Board At A Time!

The last few days have been great. Sunday afternoon Carol came over to see us and we got to show-off our new ceilings. And needless to say Carol was totally impressed with Danny's and Ernest's beautiful kitchen and big room ceiling.

And Carol also loved our bedroom ceiling that Tony and I put up—one board at a time.

Anyway, while she was visiting with us in our much cooler, air-conditioned big room, we got to talking about the healthy, plant-based whole food diet, because she has been doing it religiously for a very long time. She absolutely loves eating plant-based whole foods and she swears by it.

Carol talked about watching the documentary What the Health, on Netflix, and I thought I had seen it a few years ago, because after watching it, if I remember right, I had downloaded the Kindle version of Dr. Fuhrman's EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK. But because I realized I don't enjoy looking at cookbooks on Kindle—here is a picture of my hardback copy.

Anyway after we had adios-ed each other I decided to check out the documentary to make sure that I had seen it. Bottom   Line: I had not watched this documentary and I totally loved it. So Monday morning, Tony and I only ate plant based foods.

This meant no more red meat, chicken, fish, pork, lamb, dairy, fried foods, sugar, white rice and white flour products. Needless to say Tony was not all that guns-ho about it. (Because he had not watched the What the Health documentary.) But Tony was a good sport about it as I filled our grocery cart with vegetables and fruits, etc.

Tuesday afternoon Tony and I met Kris & Jim for lunch, at the Acapulco restaurant and on our way there Tony asked if it would be okay with me if he got off of the diet and ate carne gaisada. I told him, "Sure. But I am only going to eat side orders of: guacamole, charro beans and corn tortillas." But the truth is I actually ate a serving of guacamole, charro beans, corn tortillas and rice. Because I had forgotten about not eating white rice. My mistake.

Long story short, last night Tony and I watched What the Health together and after we watched it Tony told me that he was glad he watched the documentary and he was now ready to get serious about only eating plant-based whole foods.

So today for our lunch I water-sautéed all of these vegetables: cabbage, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, red kidney beans (already cooked) and garlic and I seasoned it with Bragg's Amino Protein (natural soy sauce). It was totally delicious and this is what my plate looked like.

And instead of us drinking water or milk with our meal, I used Jaws, my Vita-mix machine, and made us delicious, healthy smoothies using: kale, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, frozen mixed fruit, banana and almond milk. And the second Bottom    Line: It was totally delicious, too!

As I finish writing this here is a link to a short YouTube video of Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen Check List, if you are interested in eating whole food plant-based foods. And here is the link to the What the Health trailer. And here is a picture that I took of sweet Henry Standing Bear napping in our much cooler cabin.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

P.S. Because I watched What the Health, I am now cooking our dogs breakfast using: scrambled eggs, brown rice, carrots, kale and vegetable broth, etc.—using eggs instead of hot dogs.


Anonymous said...

My goodness how great your cabin is looking now. I love it. Well done. Have a much cooler summer Cousin Nancy.

Unknown said...

Sounds exciting! Make sure you have enough calcium, protein and minerals for your pups!

cousin nancy said...

Hi Anon and Unknown! Thank you for your comments.