Meatless Monday-Electric Lentils

Known for being a powerhouse packed with folate and protein and low in calories. These Legumes have earned their name on the charts for being the third highest level of protein because the protein in them makes up 26% of the calories that people consume.

As a staple food, I personally enjoy them alone or paired with other foods because my Iron levels drop if I don’t keep enough Iron stored in my body. Not only are Lentils delicious but they are great for the digestive, nervous and immune system.

It is said that they derive from the Middle East over 13,000 years ago. From Syria to Turkey are different countries that cultivated this legumes. However, at that point in time, the Middle East was still part of the continent of Africa but formerly known as Aethiopia (Ethiopia).

Please Enjoy this recipe made with love!


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup dried Lentils

1/2 Red Onion

4 tbls chopped cilantro

1 tbls Sea Salt

4 cups water

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground sage

1 tsp Basil

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Soak cleaned lentils for an hour
  2. Sautee chopped onions in skillet with oil of choice approx. 2 minutes
  3. Add cilantro. Cook 1 minute
  4. Add Spices and lentils in pan. Stir
  5. Add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  6. Simmer about an hour covered.

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ROASTED Mushroom Wrap

Experiments make the best meals! So says my kids tummies. Every now and then, I get ideas in my head on what would different ingredients taste like together. Off to the kitchen I go to recreate the vision I saw in my head.
With sharing my recipes, my goal is to make things that appear difficult simple. Because Life is simple, the body is simple, it is us who make things difficult.
I hope to help with making living an abundant and clean life through simplicity all while having vegan/vegetarian food pleasant to the tongue.
Please try this recipe. This will definitely be the go to tortilla to add just about everything in it. From breakfast wraps to dinner ensembles.
NOTE: Roasted Okra and Greens Recipe will pair well with this wrap.


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Roasted Mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Ground Sage
2 cups Quinoa Flour + 1/2 cup flour of choice for rolling
Sesame seed oil, Grapeseed oil, or Avocado oil (for heating the tortillas)
DIRECTIONS:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2.  Place uncooked Bella Mushrooms on a baking sheet
3.  Bake about 15-20 minutes
4.  After mushrooms are roasted, bring water to a boil
5.  Place water, mushrooms, and seasonings in a blender
6.  Blend until mushroom becomes a thick paste or approx. 2 minutes
7.  Pour mushroom mush in a mixing bowl and add Quinoa Flour
8.  Stir or blend until it looks like dough
9.  Take medium size balls and rolls them
10. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface & your rolling pin
11. Place mushroom ball on it and begin to roll the ball into a round shape
12. Heat a skillet with oil of your choice
13. Place tortilla round in skillet once hot and cook approx. 20 sec on each side or until the tortillas starts to turn brown and form air bubbles.
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14 Day Detox Book

EAT Like You're Naked COVER-A

Hi,

My name is LaDaska, I’m a fashion designer and I write this blog called, FOOD Junkie 21 where I share my healthy recipes and fashion concepts through story telling. My passion for food and health brought me to write this book! After giving birth to three children and having five pregnancies, my body changed dramatically. I was close to 300lbs after having my third child. I was unhappy and felt depressed, maybe post partum depression. I was at a weight that I had never seen. I never wanted to leave my home. I was hesitant to go out and meet new people because I was not happy with my weight. But when I was tired of being cramped inside my home and my knees hurting from my weight, I wanted to change my life. So I started changing my diet which led me to change my life.  Hopefully, this detox book can help you whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned body cleanser.

 

To purchase EAT Like You’re NAKED…14 Day Detox, it is available on my website at http://www.ladaskamechelle.com/#!product-page/c6np/39f8c81e-40d6-9702-80b2-2207ac6a1ae8

Hope you enjoy it.

FASHION FRIDAY-Emily Eckert

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Industrial in her thoughts, she stands on the edge of her platform visualizing the concepts of her dreams. Looking North, she receives confirmation from the creative being that exists. Powerful in her stance, the clouds meets the imagination of overflowing streams. Visualizing her future, she foresees emulation but she knows her destiny is to ascend to great heights by using her voice to move clouds for the sun to shine.
Emily Eckert
She looks down to confirm reality and as she puts thoughts into motion, she dissimilates her appearance to use her voice to change. Zealous in her actions, she’s eager yet patient to bring her visions to those who seek elation.
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Flattering in her walk, she pursues nobility. With every step of grace, steel flats bounce back against her feet, making noise as she descends to where her goals lay to be grasped by the antiquity of ingenuity.
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Pure essence composes her body to breathe. Substance of energy infuses her to open to life and then freedom envelopes her mind and soul. Symbols of deliverance, exempts her from the quarrels of deliberation as she no longer has to think cautiously of each step she takes. With no signs of contention, she knows it is time for peace and tranquility to absolve any thoughts of hindrance.
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Photographer: Shamayim
Designer/Stylist: LADASKA MECHELLE
First image: Shavi Lewis
Model: Emily Eckert
MUA: Derrick Bernard
Hair: Amira Jannah

Pear & Wild Rice

For months I’ve been experimenting with various alkaline foods from the Dr. Sebi approved list of ingredients and concocted this new side dish that can be eaten by itself but I truly think that this would be great as a stuffing during the “holiday” season for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike.

Give it a try and tell me your thoughts.

Recipe:
1 cup cooked wild rice
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 pear sliced
1/4 bell pepper diced
5 mushrooms sliced
3 tbls chopped cilantro
2 key limes-juice

Seasonings:
1/2 tbls Sea salt
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp basil

DIRECTIONS:

Cook wild rice as directed or in a rice cooker. (one part rice, four parts water)

Cook Quinoa as directed

Chop and slice all vegetables and fruit.

In a skillet, add grapeseed or Avocado oil and add bell pepper and mushroom.

Add Wild rice and quinoa  and stir approximately 1 minute.

Add spices, chopped cilantro, and key lime juice. Stir continuously until pear start to sweat.

ENJOY!

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FASHION FRIDAY-Assuan & the Temple of Auset

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SaaHer regal bearings allows her to travel subconsciously. Sacred with the pillars that remain aligned to the suns’ comings. Magic happens at the Temple of Philae and Auset (Isis) is the principle of all existence in Assuan (Aswan).

unspecifiedSaaHonored with her distinctive rights and true name, she walks outside of her temple knowing that her practices live within and surrounds her with the highest metals of gold that exists on the body of earth.

As she cherishes everything about her past, the illumination by the sons of rays reveals her divinization of alchemy which brings her closer to her birthplace. Her interaction with nature, and humanity’s attempts to harness the power of life internal and external is the epitome of the deep and abiding relationship with those who know her.

unspecifiedTQWELKN9Ancient and authentic, the shadows of Ethiopians and Africans pasts, surrounds her flesh as they know the Lady of Ten Thousand Names. Nubia, the ancient kingdom of Kush is where she is most known and where the Blymmeyes continue to worship her at Philae.

Saa-Pyramid

And even when she travels south of the Nile, she prays and all energies from the pyramids graces her presence with spiritual guidance and evolution of the rich blackness from the heavens.

 

Photographer: Shamayim

Model: Saa.dei

Images 1-5: Styled by Saa.dei

Clothes from H&M

Last Image: Designed & Styled by: LADASKA MECHELLE

Cactus Fruit Juice

Experimenting is always fun when the end results turn out better than your expectations. I  initially experimented with this fruit with my children for a Summer refresher and this was absolutely delicious.This is very refreshing, yet interesting flavor.

I will add strawberries to the next one but this would make it a strawberry cactus lemonade. Sweet yet tart.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cactus fruit peeled
2 limes peeled
1 Apple peeled
8 oz water

1 cup strawberries (optional)
For strawberry cactus lemonade

Blend all ingredients in blender. Strain twice to make smooth juice.

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