What You Believe Has a Direct Impact On Your Life + Plant Based Butternut Ginger Bisque 

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Our weekly Plant Fueled Meal Plans are beginning to have a life of their own. I can feel the buzz growing each week and this fills me with so much joy that I can actually feel the happiness gushing out of me on a daily basis, leaving trails of glitter dust and kittens wherever I go.

I started these meal plans because I believe that eating super healthy plant based food should be as convenient, as fast, and as cost effective as fast food restaurants (not to mention WAY yummier and not even comparable in the health department). It is a belief that proves itself to be true each and every week.

Here are some other beliefs of mine.

I believe that my cats are 100% certain that they own me.

I believe that people can change but first they have to honestly want to change.

I believe that our instinct is always guiding us in the right direction for our higher good. I believe that too many of us are disconnected from this miraculous internal guidance system.

I believe that we spend too much time focusing on how much we might weigh someday and not enough time loving our body from head to toe, exactly as it is right now.

I believe that we’re all doing the best we can and that our best changes on a daily basis.

I believe that global warming is an undeniable fact and how we choose to eat has a huge impact on global temperatures.

I believe that the only plant foods that we should be “afraid” of are the ones genetically engineered in labs.

I believe that it is impossible to change someone, but you can turn people onto new perspectives, ideas and information. I believe that after you’ve done that, you must walk away, let go and allow them to make their choices with zero expectations or judgments.

I believe that no one is responsible for another person’s happiness or sadness.

I believe that people are stronger than they realize.

I believe that people’s excuses for why they can’t change stem from fear. I believe that fear is built into us and isn’t going any damn where. Therefore, we must find a way to change, while wading knee deep in the scary, awkward, uncomfortable presence of fear.

I believe that we have a lot more power over our lives and our choices than we realize.

I believe that we are too hard on ourselves, and we need to give it a rest.

I believe that the universe is all around us and inside of us and it connects every single one of us. I believe that when we die, this will all make perfect sense in a way that the human brain isn’t designed to grasp.

I believe that dying will be a lot like being born.

I believe that it’s crucial to connect with people who are different from ourselves and that travel is the best way to broaden our worldview.

I believe that the world can be a lonely place, if we let it.

I believe that perfection lies within imperfection. 

I believe people have too much pleasure and not enough joy, simply because they don’t know the difference. Pleasure comes from outside of us. Joy can only come from within us.

I believe that if everyone had a regular meditation practice, ate a diet full of whole plant foods, went outside in nature every day, moved their body on a regular basis and connected with good friends often, then over the counter medication and prescription drugs would be the exception and not the rule (kind of like how it was when my grandparents were growing up).

I believe that we get exactly what we think we deserve.

I believe that forgiveness melts away hardness.

I believe that the fear of not being good enough prompts people to hide who they really are.

I believe that being yourself is one thing that you can never get wrong.

I believe that changing what, how and why you eat has the power to change your entire life. And I believe that my purpose in life is to help you do just that.

Mahatma Gandhi said, Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.”

So in a very real way, your beliefs have a direct impact on your life. If you want to change certain aspects of your life, your first step isn’t to take action, your first step is to change your beliefs and then allow change to unfold.

Tell me this – if getting ridiculously healthy is something that you really want and it hasn’t happened yet, what beliefs do you have around this and about yourself that are in conflict with your desired outcome?

The answer might come to you right away, or you might have to think about it for a bit. If you have questions or if you feel stuck, post a comment below – let’s see what we can untangle.

Knowing your truth leads to living your truth. And when you’re living your truth, anything is possible. 

Today’s recipe is rich, velvety and warming. It’s also perfect for using up that random butternut squash on your counter (or is that just me?)

Plant Based Butternut Ginger Bisque (oil free)

Instant Pot and Stove Top Directions

Instant Pot Directions
1 cup yellow onion, diced (130g)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons peeled and chopped ginger
1 cup carrot, chopped (135g)
1 green apple, chopped (discard the core and seeds)
1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped (about 4 heaping cups / 630g)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water (475ml)
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped (5g)
Black pepper

  • Prep and measure out all of the ingredients before you start.
  • Press the saute button on your Instant Pot (IP) and heat for 2 minutes. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, adding a splash of water when they start to stick or look dry.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, carrot, apple, squash and salt and stir. Turn off the IP and add the water.
  • Lock the lid into place, making sure the nozzle is in the sealing position.
  • Use the manual setting and set the timer for 5 minutes. When the timer goes off, use the natural release method. When all the pressure is out of the IP, take off the lid and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. In batches, blend the soup in your blender (or all in one go with a blender stick) until all of the soup is blended and it’s super creamy and smooth. Add the parsley and black pepper and stir.

Stove Top Directions 
1 cup yellow onion, diced (130g)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons peeled and chopped ginger
1 cup carrot, chopped (135g)
1 green apple, chopped (discard the core and seeds)
1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped (about 4 heaping cups / 630g)
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups water (475ml)
1/4 cup parsley, chopped (5g)
Black pepper

  • Prep and measure out all of the ingredients before you start.
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently and adding a splash of water when they start to stick or look dry. Add the garlic, ginger, carrot, apple, squash and salt and stir. Add the water, stir again and bring to a boil.
  • Place a lid on the pot at an angle, turn the heat down and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the squash is soft, stirring a few times while it simmers. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • In batches, blend the soup in your blender (or all in one go with a blender stick) until all of the soup is blended and it’s super creamy and smooth. Add the parsley and black pepper and stir.

Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with discovering your truth.

Xo
Molly

At our local farmers market with our haul of veggies and fruits for the week ahead.

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Food photography by Christine June

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