Thursdays Are Busy & Hungry
Thursdays are always busy days for me because I publish both the Plant Power Curation and the Plant Power Weekly Cooking Challenge via our sister @LotusShares account, on these days. I don't mind being busy though, but it is strange looking at so many delicious plates when I myself have no time to cook. Luckily my household has two chefs, so @Sreypov takes care of the cooking every Thursday.
It seems you chefs keep upping the bar every week, and I applaud your efforts while apologizing if any quality recipes fall through the cracks on my watch. I give thanks to all of you talented chefs from here in tropical Suriname.
This chef's Lentil & Brown Rice Pomegranate Jewels Salad was the winner of our @LotusShares Plant Power Cooking Challenge - Week 2. This challenge is a lot of fun, and there are several main ingredients to choose from each week, making it easy for everyone to join in, whether you follow a strictly #plantbased diet or not. Come have a look at the new challenge and featured ingredients.
Onward to this week's Plant Power curation, and we even have a video this week from none other than the @KidSisters. From arepas to aloe drinks, and a cashew-less key lime pie to a little carrot creativity, I was uplifted by the diversity of #plantbased posts this week.
I chose @auelitairene as the winner of this week's 5% beneficiary, for her appetizing unorthodox arepas!!
How to Be Curated by PLANT POWER
WE don't mind what community you post in - although we prefer you post in the Ecotrain or Natural Medicine communities!
Ensure your recipes are plant based - although we don't preach any diets, this curation would like to focus on plants rather than dairy or meat additions to recipes.
Use clear, well focused photographs - and ORIGINAL content!
When I saw this post I had flashbacks of my brief time living in Quito, Ecuador, where arepas quickly became a staple vegan food for us. Compared to the recipe in this post, I think our Ecuadorian arepas were quite boring and plain. I would've loved to have seen these arepas on a restaurant menu, which featuring zucchini and pumpkin, and look delicious.
My family and I love aloe vera juice, and our homemade preparation involves cooking the aloe vera cubes with a little bit of sugar and some water, then pouting that into a pitcher of ice cold water. This preparation is raw and uncooked without any sweetener. I am very curious how it might taste.
Accustomed to seeing softened cashews used as the base of most vegan cheesecake style treats, I was surprised to see this key lime pie had no cashews at all. Instead, coconut cream is taken to the point of near-freezing or freezing, and in this state, it's a solid, so you better eat this dessert quickly before it reaches room temperature. What a tasty and creative dessert.
Okay, I must admit this is my daughter Monkey-B, and I try to specifically try not to curate my own family members' posts, but this one is just too good. Monkey-B is a natural on camera, and shares lots of rambutan knowledge and some epic rambutan stories from her past. You must see this video if you enjoy a good laugh.
What would you do if a massive bag of carrots found its way into your home and you had limited time to make use of them? No fear, this creative Canadian carrot cook compiled several carrot-based culinary creations she made after she found herself with a heap of free carrots already sprouting and about to spoil. That's all the letter c's I got, so go have a look at this post, Doc!
We hope you get involved with posting lots of yummy #plantbased #vegan #naturalmedicine #ecotrain recipes! Both communities are now also supported by OCD, so good quality posts might also get a little bit of extra love. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay happy!
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