Meal Plan // Beans, Greens, Grains & Vegan Pressure Cooking

This week isn’t over yet and honestly the meal plan I had for this week kind of went of track due to a few off days but that’s okay. Today we get our first Organics To You box of goodies – comment below if you’d like to see a video and/or blog post with the contents of our box – and I’m excited to see what we actually get in our box. That all being said I just worked on our latest meal plan for 1/23-2/5 and the best part I am trying a few new recipes from Vegan Pressure Cooking by JL Fields and I’m also working on some super nutritious, simple and tasty recipes for the blog. 

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Saturday: Beans, Greens and Grains (recipe in progress)

Sunday: SoyCurl Mac & Cheese (from Vegan Pressure Cooking) and veg side from Organics to You Box

Monday: Roasted Squash, Quinoa, Greens and Tahini Sauce

Tuesday: Rice & Veggie Bowl (recipe in progress)

Wednesday: Potato & Chickpea Curry with Brown Rice

Thursday: Quinoa & Veggie Bowl (recipe in progress)


Saturday: Navy Beans, Rice & Greens (from Vegan Pressure Cooking)

Sunday: New World Szekely Golash over pasta (from Vegan Pressure Cooking)

Monday: Mexican Bowl (recipe in progress)

Tuesday: Mushroom & Chickpea Strew

Wednesday: Sundried Tomato & Cannellini Beans with greens 

Thursday: Fridge Clean Out

So there you have it our meal plan for the next two weeks. Tonight we are most likely going to be doing a clean out the fridge night since our box arrived and Thursday is going to be a use what’s in the box (that doesn’t go with a recipe) night. 

What is on your menu or are there any recipes you are dying to try right now? 

To see what I am eating along with natural skincare/beauty, fitness and a few extras mixed in follow me on Instagram @runwithtongs

Blog 365 ….Cancelled?

Filled with ideas for blog posts and YouTube videos. Stay Tuned.

Filled with ideas for blog posts and YouTube videos. Stay Tuned.

You guys I have come to a realization that blogging on RWT 365 days in a row is just not feasible. I know most of you are reading this and saying DUHHH! I know, I know I was feeling super ambitious to start the year off and here I am 20 days in and I haven’t missed a day but the thing is I could keep going but I fear that other projects that I have in mind are going to fall to the wayside.

If you are also a Naturally Family (NF) reader you will have noticed that blogging has been slow this month and I would say that sickness (both kids and husband) and daily RWT blogging are getting a bit in the way. So to help balance my blogging I am re-evaluating my daily blogging and instead of blogging 7 days per week I am scaling back to blog posts Monday, Wednesday and Friday with an occasional extra day on RWT and Tuesday and Thursday on NF. The other reason I am planning to scale back on blog posts is because I am working on starting a YouTube channel. I figure I might as well go out of my comfort zone and try something new. I haven’t determined my posting schedule yet but I am thinking Tuesdays and Thursdays.

But why YouTube? Well the thing is I often find myself wanting to tell you about my favorite products (beauty, food, skincare, fitness, ect), or I want to share a recipe with you or I simply want to share life with you but lately I have been finding the written word and photos a little restrictive and I want a new way to share things with you. So here it is I am scaling back on blog posts so that I can make time for NF and now YouTube. Who is excited? Please someone say you are because this is a scary step but I am excited. 

Also if you didn’t know I have a new IG account to give you a daily dose of natural and/or cruelty free beauty and skincare.

Blog 365 // Day 19 // The Great Tea Swap

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Hello Friends!

This is going to be a quick post because I have a baby with roseola who needs lots of cuddles. Anyways I have been loving tea lately and have decided to host a tea swap. This is an opportunity to connect with a group of tea lovers or tea curious people and exchange your favorite teas. I have created a form below and will have it open until Thursday 1/22 at 7pm PST. I will notify participants of their partners on Friday 1/23.

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