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Meatless Monday Vegetable Bread Pudding

Meatless Monday Vegetable Bread Pudding

Ever heard of a savory bread pudding? Well, now you have! This Vegetable Bread Pudding can be altered to use whatever you have laying around in the refrigerator. This can be a perfect side dish on your Meatless Monday.

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What you’ll need:

1 bunch Swiss Chard

6 large eggs

1 cup milk

2 teaspoons dijon msutard

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups ciabatta bread, cubed

1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided

1 packaged sliced mushrooms

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Remove and discard ribs from Swiss chard. Rinse with cold water; drain and coarsely chop

2. Which together eggs and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in bread and half of cheese.

3.  Saute mushrooms and next 3 ingredients in hot oil in large skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard, and saute 2 minutes. Fold vegetable mixture into egg mixture. Pour into a lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

4. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Let stand for 5 minutes

Workout Wednesday Romanian Deadlift

Workout Wednesday Romanian Deadlift

The Romanian Deadlift was named after Romanian weightlifter Nicu Vlad, who at the 1990 Goodwill Games simply did a combination of a stiff-leg deadlift and regular deadlift. While he didn’t know this exercise would be named after him, his unintentional exercise showed off his impeccable back strength. Now we have the Romanian Deadlift that is a great exercise for the lower body, core stability and of course back strength!

August 8 - Romanian Deadlift (RDL)

Workout Wednesday Body Weight Circuit

Workout Wednesday Body Weight Circuit

If you are new to exercise or just getting back into a routine, this Body Weight Circuit could be perfect for you. Body weight exercises are extremely accessible, can be done anywhere and will certainly still get you sweating!

August 1 - Body Weight

Meatless Monday Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos

Meatless Monday Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos

Meatless Mondays can be filled with leafy greens, slathered in peanut butter or packed with protein like this Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Taco dish. Did you know lentils have twice the amount of protein in quinoa (another great vegetarian dish). Adding lentils to dishes like this one can also increase your fiber intake and antioxidant. In fact, you can get way more antioxidants from lentils than blueberries! Try out this recipe to spice up your Meatless Monday!

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What you’ll need:

Cauliflower:

1 large head of cauliflower, sliced into bite-sized florets

2 to 3 tablespoons oliv eoil

salt and ground pepper

Seasoned lentils:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped yellow onion

2 large garlic cloves, pressed or minced

2 tablespoooons tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1.2 teaspoon chili powder

3/4 cup brown lentils

2 cups vegetable broth or water

Chipotle sauce:

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 to 3 tablespoons adobo sauce or chipotle hot sauce to taste

salt and black pepper

8 small, round corn tortillas

1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss cauliflower florets with enough olive oil to cover them in a light, even layer of oil. Season with salt and pepper and arrange the florets in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, tossing halfway, until the florets are deeply golden on the edges.

2. Warm the olive oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic with a dash of salt for about 5 minutes, until the onions are softened and turning translucent. Add the tomato paste, cumin and chili powder and saute for another minute, stirring constantly. Add the lentils and the vegetable broth or water. […]

Miss Mollie Mae asks Do You Have a Pet Disaster Plan?

Do You Have a Pet Disaster Plan?

Disaster Plan

Have you ever thought about what you will do with your pet IF disaster strikes? If not, read through to get some helpful ideas.

1. Always make sure your pet has ID that is up-to-date. If in the chance that you and your furry friend are separated you have a better chance of being reunited if there is some kind of identification. Collar tags with phone numbers and microchips registered in your name are the easiest way to avoid losing a pet.

2. Get a disaster kit ready. This can include: food and water for at least 5-7 days, with bowls and water jugs. Medications. Cat litter box with litter and scoop. Sturdy leashes and harnesses. Current photos of your pets and descriptions of your pets in case you need to prove identity to be reunited. Written information regarding your pet’s feeding schedules, medical conditions and behavior considerations.

3. Find a place to stay ahead of time. Not all emergency shelters are going to allow pets. Call your local emergency management to see if where you will go and take your animals. Get information from local hotels to see if they have restrictions on size of animals in the event you would have to stay.

4. After the disaster: Don’t allow your pets to roam free, while you assess damage keep dogs on leashes or carriers, be patient with your pets, check your yard for wild animals.

5. And lastly, be ready for everyday emergencies!

There may be days that it can become hard or dangerous to get home to take care of your pets. Think ahead and make sure there are arrangements. Talk to trusted […]