Welcome back to CrockPotting with Doc! My suis chef, Petite Jambon, and I are delighted to have you. Today we're making vegan white bean stew. I've included the recipe below:
1. Two pounds of white beans. Who has time for dry beans? How many cans will you need? Four? Four sounds good! Try out the handy automatic can opener that your husband got you for Christmas. Spill a bunch of that syrup stuff on your floor en route to drain the beans. While your at it, go ahead and drop the lid in there, too! Perserve.
2. Jambon! Where did your carrots go? No, no. It's fine. I'm sure the dogs needed their beta keratins. You keep working on your banana flavored accessories.
3. Open up those tomatoes and throw them in there! Yeah, one of those big 28 oz cans!
4. Wait. Did you read the instructions? You weren't supposed to add those until the end. Dammit. It's fine. Keep going. It probably had something to do with using dry beans. You're fine.
5. Dice up a bunch of baby carrots and 3 stalks of celery. Did you wash the celery first?! Heck yes you did because you're an A+dult! Put a tally in your 'win' column and throw those bad boys in the pot!
6. Check on the suis chef. Hang on...where did those carrots come from?! Never mind. It's probably fine. Omg. Did you forget to put a bib on your baby before handing it food items? Of course you did because you're a failure as a parent and human being. Just try to not think about it for now. What's done is done.
7. Spice up your life! Add in 4 or 5 globs of pre-chopped garlic. Go into your fridge and grab the onion that's been sitting in there for an undetermined amount of time. Are onions supposed to be squishy? Probably not. Just use some of those dehydrated onion bits you keep on hand for just these occasions. Now, add 1tsp each of oregano, rosemary, and thyme. What? You don't have those? Just put in 3tsp of Mediterranean seasoning...or Italian seasoning. Yeah, Italian seasoning sounds better. Decisions are being made. Just roll with it. Salt and pepper to taste? Let's call it a Tbsp of salt and a tsp of pepper. Right? Right??
Day 19: Initiative.
Sunrise on a day which has been challenging to say the least. A personal crisis of sorts and the resulting feelings has led to everything in my life losing its balance. Juggling feelings of fear, anger and sadness alongside work and parenting has swept me into the vortex; a shame when my day started out with such a beautiful and inspiring view! Today’s lesson tells me that initiative is achieved only when wisdom, courage, timing and perseverance are combined. I know I failed at this today. Initiative was insufficient and so Tao was not attained. I am grateful that tomorrow I have another day to try again, and try again I will. #ifatfirstyoudontsucceed#practicemakesperfect#tomorrowisanewday#alwaysstriving#365daysoftao#onemomentatatime
What self-care looked like for me six months ago: Going to bed at 9:30, waking up at 5:30, going for a morning run to burn off anxiety, going to work, then hitting the gym again in the evening to burn off more anxiety.
What self-care looks like for me now: Sleeping in because I’m so fatigued, listening to affirmations in the morning, meditating, spending time to do my hair and dress nice, going to work, hitting the gym in the evening, and having dinner with my girlfriends. 👯♀️ Saying no to extra, meaningless conditioning that does not serve me.
Don’t be fooled, one form of self-care is not better than the other. Let me repeat that for those of you so busy judging that you weren’t actually paying attention. ONE FORM OF SELF-CARE IS NOT BETTER THAN THE OTHER. There is a season for everything. When we have a lot of energy and are hitting the gym hard ourselves, we tend to judge others who aren’t as “lazy,” “unmotivated,” etc. When we are tired, fatigued, and burned-out ourselves, we tend to judge others who are hitting the gym hard as “overtraining,” “obsessive,” and “imbalanced.”
You are not here to explain yourself to others. You are here to show up for you, and do your best — whatever your best is that day. There’s a season for everything. Your summer may be someone else’s winter and vice versa, and that’s okay. ✨ Just keep on keeping on. #stayinyourlane
𝐻ello The. ＢｅａｕｔｉｂａｔａｔａTeam ! 🤗
Nombreuses vous êtes à me poser des questions en rapport à l’instagram.
De Simple Thebeautibatata il y a maintenant Thebeautibatata.isna
Je vous dis tout... tout.
Alors pendant quelques temps je gérer mon compte pro et mon compte personnel.
Plusieurs fois j’ai voulu arrêter mon instablog pas parce que je ne trouvais plus plaisir à le faire mais simplement car ça me gavait trop de basculer d’un compte à un autre.
Et de gérer 3 compte dont celui de l’asso sans compter le blog c’était beaucoup trop de surcharge pour moi. && c’était beaucoup trop de comptes réseaux sociaux & personnellement en avoir 2 : un de insta et 1 de snap me convient mieux.
S’offrait à moi deux possibilité... Soit j’arrête insta et je me consacre au compte pro.
Finalement ma passion à prit le dessus et je me suis dis : why not... pourquoi ne pas combinée les deux. À la fois une femme bloggueuse qui de sa plume continu ses posts et à la fois une femme active pour son travail personnel.
À travers ce poste je veux aussi transmettre un message aux femmes.
Il y a toujours une solution l’essentiel c’est que vous trouvez l’équilibre, le juste milieu, qui vous permez d’être épanouïe en tant que femme. Si vous pouvez faîtes le, mêler travail et passion. 🌹
The first major obstacle that you'll face is starting in the face of fear and doubt. The second is the valley of the shadow of death. The time when you are struggling and growing and the results aren't what you want them to be.
Fear and doubt will tell you to quit, but you should never quit anything because it is tough. You should quit (or pivot, depending on your perspective) only if you realize your plans are not going to get you to your long term goals.
If they are, you need to persevere in the face of tough times and slow progress. If you make it through the valley of the shadow of death, you deserve to win.
And remember, as Tony helpfully points out, you're way farther ahead than you would be if you weren't trying.
Celebrating!! Hard work and consistency preceed every victory in life....I truly believe that!! ! I love that my boys are learning patience and delayed recognition for the daily effort that is required to succeed long term. Both made honor roll for term 2 and achieved academic excellence for the 1st semester. Harrison also received the Citizenship Award.
There are days wehen we are tempted to give less than our best, and there are some days when we do just shrug it off and agree to try harder tomorrow...but over all they are showing up as their best selves the majority of the time and it shows in all areas of their lives from academics to music to sports to community service. I feel so privileged to share the journey with these two awesome human beings ❤
Yet another “compostable plastic” rant
Just got back from visiting my Dad in Texas. It was fantastic having family time. As I’ve posted on here before, eating a vegan/vegetarian diet can make a huge impact on the environment in terms of contribution to the greenhouse gasses and excessive use of limited resources like water (one pound of beef = 1799 gallons of water, one pound of pork = 576, soy beans = 216, corn = 108.) .
I eat mostly vegan but will sometimes eat pescatarian when going out to eat (especially in a place like Texas where it is nearly impossible to eat vegan/vegetarian or healthy in general (they sure love putting loads of sugar butter and sauce on veggies.)).
Luckily, my dad took me to this cool place in Fort Worth that ran along this river, and I was able to get yummy healthy food, but was turned off when I saw their straws that read “Straw Made From Plants ECO-PRODUCT 100% COMPOSTABLE” .
I went to look up If Fort Worth had a composting facility in place, and through my research only found that they have classes to teach Texans how to compost (in their Botanical Gardens), but no compost infrastructure in place. I did not ask if the restaurant had a compost facility on site, which they certainly could have, but I suspect they do not. As I have written before, “compostable” plastics release methane when disposed of in landfills (same as beef gas), which is 30x more potent as a heat-trapping gas. .
One easy thing you can do to make an impact is to tell servers you don’t need straws. (If you need some motivation to curb your straw habit, google turtle straw stuck in nose and force yourself to watch it.) .