The plant based nurse

My family's excellent adventure to better health!

Day 20, Engine 2 Fall 2014 28 day challenge, Good food, good friends, and my family rocks!

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What a great day! It started with breakfast with my son and his sweet girlfriend Katie. We had Happy Herbivore blueberry pancakes and fruit salad. It was great to spend some time with the kids this morning before they went to the wedding of an old high school friend of Ben’s.

After breakfast I made the kale bruschetta from “My Beef with Meat” by Rip Esselstyn and Clouds in the Sunset (roasted butternut and cauliflower soup) from to take to our Engine 2 gathering at Marlene and Eric Zeidman’s home. The walnut sauce for the bruschetta was super easy, very garlicky and delicious. I used Merstemacer sunflower seed bread for the toast and I will definitely make these again. They looked and tasted great and took very little time to make. The soup is one of our old stand by’s and I just love it. It makes the whole kitchen smell so wonderful as the butternut squash roasts. Edie made a wonderful pasta dish with broccoli and Marlene made a Mexican feast with corn tortillas, pico de gallo, guacamole, refried beans, rice and more! We had a laid back afternoon with a small group of our plant based friends and watched a great film, “Fat, sick, and nearly dead.” I hadn’t seen the movie in months and really enjoyed seeing it again. I would love to see a follow up of what the filmmaker ate after his 60 day juice fast. It sounded like he was planning to follow a whole foods plant based diet but they only touched on it briefly. Maybe in the sequel that’s coming up they will elaborate more on that. It’s just great to see people restored to health!

To top off a wonderful day, my daughter decided to come home this afternoon and we got to chat with she and her fiancee Rob. We feel so blessed to have such great kids who have such great people in their lives who love them!

Breakfast- Happy herbivore pancakes made with White Whole wheat flour and blueberries, fruit salad.

Late lunch- Corn tortillas with refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, onions, peppers, brown rice, kale bruschetta, roasted butternut and cauliflower soup, fresh watermelon, brown rice pasta with broccoli.

Snack- Air popped popcorn with balsamic vinegar and nutritional yeast.


Blueberry pancakes 2 Frosty fruit salad

plate  pasta Mexican  Fixins

Edie and Marlene

Marlene and Eric #4

Jean and Scott smiling

Author: theplantbasednurse

An RN with a passion for the plant based lifestyle. Plant based eating saved my marriage, strengthened my family, improved our health, and is a blast!

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