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The Most Put-Together Woman in the Room 😫🙌🏾

Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots by Mary Marantz • Devotional

Love this because you don’t always look like what you been through!!! Going to “turn my scars into my super power.” 🦸🏾‍♀️

The Most Put-Together Woman in the Room
Whether she’s leading or speaking, making people feel welcome and seen, being the social butterfly, the capable one, the one people turn to for answers, or the best-dressed one there—the point is, you would never know by looking at her the hard things she has had to overcome in her life. That’s because she has spent a lifetime running away from her muddy story.

Make no mistake. The Most Put-Together Woman in the Room fears that any moment she will be found out. A fraud. An imposter.

She doesn’t do it to make anyone else feel small. She walks in without a hair out of place, always delivering an A-plus performance at whatever she does, because she has convinced herself that this is the bare minimum she has to hit just to be welcome.

Still she feels like she will never be enough. She could swear that the smell of mildew and dollar-store vanilla perfume still precedes her wherever she goes. She feels like every one of her scars is still burning on display, despite her best designer attempts to cover them up. And so she succeeds almost compulsively in this urgent attempt to outrun failure. She believes all this achieving is the penance she has to pay for taking up space, the price of admission to be in the room.

Day by day she builds empires out of the rubble and the ruins. She succeeds despite (and to spite) her own story. But what she doesn’t realize is that those scars she bears are actually her superpower. They have made her stronger, kinder, more empathetic, more resilient than she’ll ever know. And if she thinks that up until this point she’s had an impact, just wait until she finds a way to own her own story.

God, thank you for the way you see us: face-to-face and fully known. I praise you for the freedom that is already available to us, the permission to lay down these versions of ourselves we once thought we had to become in order to belong. Give us the courage to show up in vulnerability, God. Help us to stop white-knuckling perfection and to lead from a place of love and authenticity. Remind us that when we show up just as we are, just as you created us, it gives others the courage and permission to do the same. Amen.

Roasted Veggie Skewers So fresh and easy!!! 🙌🏾✅️ Make a marinade with soy sauce, smoke flavor, and seasonings. Dip skewers.✅️ Roast veggies on skewers: mushrooms, zucchini Squash, yellow Squash, white onions, red belpepper, and corn.-🎥Full video will be on LaLa the Plant Bae YouTube soon!!#skewers #veggieskewers #yummyfood #yummy #fresh #easyrecipes #vegansofinstagram #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarian #roastedveggies #vegetables #wewillturnyouvegan #vegansavagelife #lalatheplantbae #veggiefood #foodart #foodie #plantbasedlifestyle #veganrecipes

Roasted Veggie Skewers So fresh and easy!!! 🙌🏾 ✅️ Make a marinade with soy sauce, smoke flavor, and seasonings. Dip skewers. ✅️ Roast veggies on skewers: mushrooms, zucchini Squash, yellow Squash, white onions, red belpepper, and corn. -🎥Full video will be on LaLa the Plant Bae YouTube soon!! #skewers #veggieskewers #yummyfood #yummy #fresh #easyrecipes #vegansofinstagram #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarian #roastedveggies #vegetables #wewillturnyouvegan #vegansavagelife #lalatheplantbae #veggiefood #foodart #foodie #plantbasedlifestyle #veganrecipes

Stuffed Cheezy Portobellos

✅️Grill mushrooms in oil or vg butter on both sides. Broil for a few minutes for crispy edges

✅️Add in onions, spinach, garlic and seasonings like: sea salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika.

✅️For cheese sauce use Daiya Cheddar shreds, Califa Unsweetened Almond milk, and Miyokos Vegan Butter, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, Mix and cook in sauce pan on meduim

✅️Top w/ grilled veggies 😋👌🏾 Bon appetit #wewillturnyouvegan #vegansavagelife #goodfood #yummy #delish #veganchef #homecookin #stuffedportabellomushrooms #portobellomushrooms #bonapetite #cheddarbroccolli #broccoli #mushrooms #sauteedspinach #veganfood #plantbased #whatveganseat

Home Stockers For Health

I am going to give some tips of what kinds of foods I eat and keep on deck that have changed my outlook on healthy eating and made sure my numbers and levels are good when I see the doctor!! I have been delivered from the weight of earlier health challenges and now am healthy and happy🤩

Special note: A doctor could tell you what are your specific levels and challenges and modify what you eat to meet your needs.

One of the top complaints or hindrances to eating healthier foods is not having food to cook in the house. I have been there and still feel like that which makes me want to eat out more and cook less at times. But I had do retrain my thinking. I think it is such an easier feat if there are foods you keep in the house on a regular basis so you always have something to eat! Plus, what you have on deck in your cabinets and fridge should not be highly processed so that fresh and complete meals are easier. I take this list and make an inventory list so I know what to buy from the store. I will post the inventory list!

5 Tips

  1. Try to do Organic and Non GMO as much as possible!! Try Gluten free at times.
  2. Fresh is best. Use fresh herbs & grinders for spices.
  3. Less is more, look for as few ingredients in the sauces and other goods.
  4. Keep your regulars on stock and rotate the rest.
  5. Choose what you love

Food Stockers List by Categories

Fruit: apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, lemons (Meyer are good) or limes, plums or apricots, kiwi, pineapple, mango, cherry, avocado, pomegranate, tomato, cucumber, zucchini, Keep some fresh then freeze the rest or buy frozen. 

Veggies: kale, lettuce, spinach, onions, swiss chard, potatoes or sweet potatoes, sprouts, carrots, beets, broccoli, mushroom, peppers, garlic, celery, peas

Herbs (fresh): cilantro, parsley, basil, mint, chives

Vegan Dairy: Cheese- Follow Your Heart cheese, Daiya cheese or other plant based cheese in slices for sandwiches and shredded for other recipes, tofu, Vegan Egg, Almond Milk, Soy Milk or other plant based milk 

Veggie Meat/Nuts and Seeds/Protein: veggie burgers, veggie meat slices, veggie nuggets, veggie meat steaks/loafs/meatballs, beans, almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, flax, hemp, walnuts

Grains/Pasta: gluten free pasta is my preference most times except certain recipes
macaroni, rotini, penne, spaghetti, lasagna, ramen, flax, oats, wild rice or brown rice, oats, couscous, quinoa

Sauces, Oils, Marinades: Veggie stock- homemade or store bought, olive oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, infused olive oil, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, barbeque, ketchup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce or coconut aminos, tamari is gluten free version of soy sauce

Canned Goods/Dried Foods: (no salt added, or seasoning) black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, coconut milk, corn, tomatoes (like fire roasted), lentils

Spreads: vegan cheese spreads like cashew, vegan butter, peanut butter, almond butter, fruit spread, tahini

Pastry: Flour of choice: white baking flour, whole wheat baking flour, spelt flour, coconut flour, baking soda or baking powder, arrowroot, breadcrumbs, vanilla

Spices: sea salt or Himalayan pink salt, fresh ground pepper, cayenne pepper, nutritional yeast, crushed red pepper flakes, ginger, parsley, dill, Italian seasoning, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, Mexican seasoning, Curry seasoning, cumin, cinnamon for baking: clove, allspice, nutmeg