Thursday, February 25, 2021

Whenever possible I shop here.....!


     I enjoy shopping at Aldi, whenever possible! There was a time in my life where I had to ban myself for shopping there tooooooo much 😂 I am ok now and on a tighter budget so this haul on my YouTube channel is long over due. So go to C.LynnsArt of Cooking to watch and subscribe or use this link to get there 

Happy Eating, Crystal

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Women What Do You Think About...Pistachios?


     As many of us know, if you don’t eat meat you need to get your protein from beans, nuts and so on. So I really liked the small hand size pouch of pistachios so when I was shopping and seen a huge bag I thought...This is great. I am getting more for a better price and this can add to my protein because I do go meatless often for long stretches of time. So overnight I went from having 3-7 nuts from a small pouch trying to make it last, for two weeks to having a handful 50+ more daily. Great increase in my protein right?! Yet after about a week I didn’t feel good, not like sick with a cold but like, I am cramping and my period is not due! So automatically I know my body, which I tell anyone who asks me about health, get to know you body intricately. Meaning understand what makes you tic, the good ,bad and ugly when it comes to food and people. I immediately started tracing my eating habits for the last two weeks because I had been buying new items to try from Big Lot’s, it has some good gluten free items and I went overboard so I checked  that first, to see that food haul on my YouTube channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking watch  here To get to the point nuts can raise your estrogen levels! The pistachios were the only thing that I had eaten an increase of, so I was not new to this because I had this happen with broccoli so I started researching it...and it’s TRUE go figure they are the richest source of phytoestrogens among nuts do your own research but it let me know to eat these sparingly. I already have enough estrogen and can get quickly overboard so I know my body and I listen as much as possible because who wants to 😔 feel bad regularly. Comment below if you have had a similar experience.

     So women if you need estrogen look into it with your physician and if you got enough be aware of your intake, Happy Eating. Now on to the next blog post...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Join the CHALLENGE! Better yourself one step at a time... 

     Today I announced on Instagram @clynnsart and on the YouTube Channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking, follow and subscribe, that I am doing a health challenge for the 1st of every month all 2021! Why? Because when you want different and better, you have to DO different and better! I want both! I noticed that by the end of the month a lot of different issues have raised there ugliness and what simple healthy way to restart and reinvigorate the mind than a green juice/smoothie! 

     So come join the simple eaters healthy challenge! Subscribe to my YouTube channel, click the link above for the details of what is needed to join and I will see you there, Happy Eating! 

Now on to the next blog post...

Later, Crystal 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

From Frozen to Grilled...Do this with your Stir Fry!

     When I go grocery shopping I try to get items on sale and lately I have been catching the reduced salads as well! In one shopping trip I bought 4 reduced prepackaged salads and stir fry's knowing I could not eat them before expiring.... what to do?! I froze them! What?! Frozen salads? Yes, but if you try this understand that the salads are to be cooked not expected to be eaten fresh. This is how I made this tasty stir fry from frozen to grilled!

     When taking out of the freezer, I don’t let it thaw. I take it out the package put it in a big bowl to rinse off the iciness under water, strain the water out and pick out the undesirable pieces. Then I take 2 large paper towels to pat the excess water out.

     Heat your skillet or griddle which is what I used, to medium heat. Add salad immediately then add 2-4 tablespoons of oil, I used olive oil. Also add your seasoning of choice, my go to seasonings are Himalayan Pink Salt, Black Ground Pepper, Onion Powder and Oregano. Stir slowly flipping the veggies over here and there so they are not sticking to the surface. If they are sticking that means there is not enough moisture and add more oil a spoonful or two should do. As the onions start to become clear and the harder vegetables start to show some roasted color the dish is almost done. Now add the sauce, I added salsa instead of the package sauce, let that heat for another minute and then the meal is ready to be plated! 

     In all this took less than a half hour from frozen to grilled to plate! Catch more food content on my YouTube channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking, Watch and subscribe, follow me on Instagram @clynnsart for quick simple eater moments, Happy Eating!

Until the next blog post...

Later, Crystal  

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

New Oatmeal Alert! Trying new Breakfast Items can be a Good Thing 

     I really enjoy checking out clearance areas of the grocery store.....and who knew Sprouts has one too!

See my new YouTube video on what I bought and cooked up to get this delicious breakfast, Happy Eating!

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Vegetable Belgium Waffles - Do you like Savory? / Plus a message to the crew! 

     I was gifted a waffle maker! Of course most may think, great sweet delicious waffles on the blog, probably...but not today. I made savory onion, tomato, garbanzo bean / chickpeas flour waffles with all my favorite seasonings! This is also gluten free and it was very tasty. I like ketchup as a dipping sauce others used ranch dressing and said it complimented it very well. This was only my very first one so I didn’t take measurements but I will be critiquing this to get the recipe for you all! Until then watch my YouTube video to get a better look at how great this came out, just click the link above or go to my YouTube channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking. 

     I am sending a special appreciative thanks to ALL in the simple eaters crew that support from here, IG, YouTube and Twitter! So from me to you, no matter what we all have been through with 2020, just leave as much of it there, learn from it and let’s focus on more positivity, productivity and peace in our everyday lives, Happy Eating!

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Until the next blog post...

Later, Crystal 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Leftovers Don’t Get Left... Around Me! 

     It can be so easy to let leftovers go to waste. See what I did with leftovers from vegetable tacos on my YouTube Channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking, the direct link to this video is above, Happy Eating! 

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Always, Crystal 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Quick Thai Spaghetti Noodles Vegetable Meal

     I enjoy simple, filling, delicious, seasoned but quick meals and if you are here you must too! I share these type of meals for simple eaters! So welcome and for more detailed  content go to my YouTube channel, the link is above subscribe there, follow me on Instagram @clynnsart 

Stay with the journey of cooking, like anything else it gets easier the more you do it, nevertheless you are here so you are not alone! Happy Eating!

Until the next blog post...

Later, Crystal 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Quick Stuffed Baked Potatoes Vegetarian /Vegan Style

Go to my YouTube channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking for how this was made. Click the link at the bottom. Simple and Filling meals don’t have to take aaaalllllll day! Subscribe there,  join the email list here and follow me on Instagram @clynnsart Happy Eating!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Quinoa What To Do With It? Well...


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     When deciding to buy and cook with quinoa, to me there are some things one should know... start with the cheap box flavored mixes. Usually they are already seasoned, the directions are clear and these are a decent price. If after trying some of these you like it 😂 and decide to go for the gusto and buy a bag of plain quinoa here’s my suggestions for newer cooks. 

1) Get the tiniest strainer you can find because you will lose too much quinoa when you rinse it and it’s  not cheap. 

2) Be patient and follow the directions. If the water is not soaking up you put to much in it.

3) Season it like anything else you season! In this dish pictured, I used Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Ground Pepper, Olive Oil,Oregano and Onion Powder.

4) Use it as a side dish like the picture or make it an entree by adding vegetables, beans and so on. I treat my quinoa like rice, so whatever I would do with rice I replace with quinoa. 

Enjoy your quinoa! Happy Eating!

Now on to the next blog post...

Later, Crystal 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Use A Soy Free Meat Substitute, That You Already Have!


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     When newly removing meat or lessening it out of your diet, it can be easy to buy the latest meat substitute. Many taste good but may have to much sodium, soy, coloring and more that may not agree with your health. I found out I have a soy sensitivity so I stop trying many brands, which in turn saved me money because many are not cheap! So then I realized my beans need to be thrown in where I would put meat, the top picture shows pasta that could of had hamburger in it, instead now it has seasoned Chickpeas! (Video on YouTube 10/6/20 afternoon)  Now with the bottom picture traditionally I would of put a steak or pork chop with onions and tomatoes 🍅 on top, now seasoned Chickpeas are the star! This method applies to ALL your favorite beans, the key is use the same or similar seasoning you would of used on the meat for the beans! So steak seasoning, poultry seasoning use it and beans are staples so they are more than likely already in your cabinet so savings all around. Happy Eating! Now on to the next blog post, 

Later, Crystal #vegetarian #vegan #meatlessmonday #lunch #dinner


Monday, September 28, 2020

Lentil Vegetable Soup...Delicious

     This is one of my classic homemade favorite soups! You know why? It’s based on left overs with just Brussels Sprouts added! If you been reading my posts for a while you KNOW I don’t like wasting food so making soup is one of those tips to fix to much food left over in the fridge. Food is NOT cheap so not wasting much if not anything saves major 💵 money. Who does not want/like saving money?! Let me tell you what went into this!

     I had my favorite lentils, sliced raw onions, sliced cherry tomatoes all had got down to about a quarter cup left from the week of meal making. I pulled out of the freezer a bag of Brussels Sprouts that I bought from Kroger, washed them thoroughly under water and put them in a bowl of water, that covered them over at least an inch. Then added the lentils and cooked in the microwave for about 4 minutes on high. Then took it out with oven mitts, then added the onions and tomatoes with all my favorite seasonings! Now in case you are wondering why not cook tomatoes with the onions from the beginning? That’s a good question! I did not do that because the tomatoes on 4 minutes will become mushy, I don’t like a mushy tomatoes in my soup if I have control over it! The onions could have cooked but for this soup I wanted a crunch to break up the soft elements.  If you choose to cook this definitely put your spin on it... maybe mushy works for you. 

Happy Eating! Now on to the next blog post...

Later, Crystal 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Make Something Quick! Double Veggie Rice Noodles

(Be careful when cooking anything there is always a measure of risk involved.)

     I am what I call a quick simple cook 90% of the time. Those long prep and cook sessions are done temporarily, so for those who cook hungry this is for us. 

     I have as of now 2 YouTube videos on my channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking, that demonstrates using my favorite rice noodles, seasonings  and vegetables.  This picture shows thin rice noodles with seasonings and a whole bag of Italian style vegetables from KROGER found in the frozen section net wt 12oz. This is simple, filling and delicious! Let me know if you make something similar! #vegetarian #vegan #noodles #vegetables 

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Now on to the next blog post, Happy Eating!

Later, Crystal

Monday, September 14, 2020

Get your Cabbage Tasty! Here’s how...

(Remember when you choose to cook anything, there is always risk involved that is your responsibility.)

      Cabbage, cabbage, cabbage I really did not care for it. It can be mushy and tasteless. So what changed? As I got to a point in life of trying to eat healthier I kept widening my taste buds to different vegetables, and cabbage was in the picture. I had cooked it plenty of times for the family but did not enjoy it myself. So in my search for tastier vegetables I asked myself, “What do I need to do to like this?”  Especially as I was getting more plant based in my cooking, I was eating but not enjoying what I was eating. So I started cooking my vegetables like I cooked my meat...with oil and seasonings! What a difference that made, I was eating with enjoyment again! So this is how I cook cabbage...1)Peel the layers off and when the white middle starts to show cut the cabbage into half inch slices. When the core is seen cut what you want of it and discard the rest in compost or trash. Rinse the leaves thoroughly as they will be dirty, put slices in a bowl or strainer and also rinse thoroughly. Roll the leaves and slice them into inch  strips then set to the side. 2) In a stainless steel large pan, I have bought some from Walmart, I added a quarter cup of Olive oil, I have also used Canola oil as well before. I had previously chopped 1 large onion and one green bell pepper and put that in the pan, add seasonings. 3)Turn the stove on medium. When veggies begin sizzling, stir, then put cabbage in the pan, reduce the heat to low and cover with the top. In 3 minutes flip the vegetables so what was on the bottom is on top, it should have some brown caramelizing, add a half cup of water, seasoning, put the top back on and turn heat to medium low. Simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring and flipping the vegetables until the liquid is reduced and cabbage is easy to bite.

Now you are ready to plate this great meal and eat! 

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Until the next blog post, 

Happy Eating! Crystal