Shaved watermelon . . . Yes!

Round watermelon with slices. USDA.

Hello there everybody. Happy Labor Day. How about something totally cool and so, so fresh?

You’ve got to do this before summer is over. I didn’t have any chocolate chips but had some fresh mint. Oooh la la.

Shaved Watermelon with Dark Chocolate Chips

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Whole Watermelon Shaved Ice Dark Chocolate⁠ ⁠@veganessential 🎥 @tastemade ⁠ Ingredients⁠ 1/2 a small watermelon⁠ Dark Chocolate chips⁠ #vegan ⁠ Steps⁠ Cut the watermelon in half, scoop out in balls then set to chill in the refrigerator.⁠ Scrape out the remaining watermelon flesh.⁠ Blend all of the watermelon flesh in a blender.⁠ Strain and pour into a pan. Freeze until solid.⁠ Scrape out with a spoon.⁠ Place the shaved ice in the center of the watermelon cup. ⁠ Then place the watermelon balls around the sides of the watermelon cup.⁠ Decorate with chocolate chips to finish. . . . . #summerhacks #veganfood #plantbasednutrition #plantbasedathlete #veganlifters #veganfoodshare #tryingvegan #cleaneatinglifestyle #veggiegrill #healthylife #planteating #healthybreakfast #cheflife #plantfood #plantbasedpower #plantbasedfoods #ecofriendly #plantbasedfoodie #animalsabove #nutritionalyeast #nooch #theveggieburger #vegetariano #veganfoodie #veganrecipes #vegnews

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Vegan Watermelon Granitas

Not a melon baller? Ha ha ha ha! How about this? Serves 4.

Vegan Water Melon Granitas. By Jessica in the Kitchen.
Vegan Watermelon Granitas. By Jessica in the Kitchen.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 watermelon, seedless or seeds removed (4 cups cubed watermelon)
Juice of two limes
3 tablespoons agave nectar

Be careful not to make it too sweet. You may want to use a little bit less than 3 tablespoons but in my opinion not more.

Now just blend it, spoon it out into a freezer friendly container, and freeze it like in the Instagram recipe above. Takes about two to three hours to be solid enough.

Then you scrape it out with a fork (that’s how I do it). Put it in a glass container and serve with a spoon. Depending on the depth of the glass, I serve it with ice tea spoons.

My sister-in-law pours a shot of vodka over hers. She’s supposed to be on a fruit “cleanse” at the moment, so not sure how the vodka figures into it. Is vodka fruit based? Shows you what I know, right? Wink!

How to Juice a Lime

I am normally not a klutz in the kitchen but I am messy as heck trying to juice fruits. It runs down my arm. I found this helpful.

Three Ways to Juice a Lime. Wiki Tips.
Three Ways to Juice a Lime. Wiki Tips.

So Healthy

Healthline says this about (vodka free) watermelon:

Watermelon is a surprisingly healthy fruit. It has a high water content and also delivers many other important nutrients, including lycopene and vitamin C. These nutrients mean that watermelon isn’t only a tasty low-calorie treat — it’s also very good for your health.

Do horses eat watermelon?

Most will. Ours do for sure.

In small quantities, a bit of watermelon rind is fine. Your horse can eat the ripe part, too, seeds and all. Some may not like melon, while others will be wild about it.

I just cut one in half, whether a big oblong one, or a round one, and put it on the ground. I find this the best way to keep fingers out of the way especially with kids around. Horses naturally know what to eat and how much. Ours leave most of the rind behind for example.

Lve Ptsy

PS Fingers crossed I don’t have a dozen typos. 

Overnight oats — three delicious combos

Uncooked oats in glass jar.

First, turn your sound down or mute in case my Insta embed below starts playing!

Hey there again. When I look at Tuesday’s Horse I sometimes feel my stuff looks a bit odd, out of place, sandwiched in between all the heartbreaking stuff we write about. However, adopting a vegan lifestyle is a way to help everybody, us, the animals, the planet . . . you know. Not being preachy now!

You know all that oat milk we’ve been making? Well we’ve got something super fun to do with it. We also use (store bought) cashew milk and almond milk for this too.

Yeah, well, the Kelly’s are on a big time oatmeal kick at the moment (I’m even making my own oatmeal flour — yes!) here’s something you can do the night before so you don’t have to get up and make breakfast. Just reach in the fridge.

These overnight oats go fast, especially if my daughter has a sleepover. Here you are. From Insta.

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits.

Check out ‘Why You Should Eat Oatmeal Every Day’ »

Grumping

I am going to do a bit of grumping, as my daughter calls it. I worship and adore all the fabulous vegan cooks and their gorgeous websites and super delicious recipes. But here’s the reason I just don’t visit their sites much anymore.

I know they have to make a living but they must be losing a hella lot of followers and visitors. You can barely scroll for all the popups and ads. After I’ve closed 3 or 4 without even beginning to reach where I am going a bunch more jump up. It makes me crazy . . . I can’t hang with it. I bail out quick like now. And I love these folks and what they do. So that’s why you’re seeing so much Insta from me now. But it’s cool, right?

Oh. Except Vegan Richa’s. She’s monetized too but at least you can move through it without getting battle fatigue.

Plugging

If you’re on Instagram give this guy a look https://www.instagram.com/all.about.that.veg/ .  His bio says he’s a 15-year-old self-taught vegan cook. Just started his account.

Going to proofread now (ha ha ha) and see how I do.

L♥tsa L♥ve, P♥tsy

H.R. 961 — Calling all Californians against horse slaughter

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

Call to Action on H.R. 961

Hey there Golden State-ers.

Are you ready to take part on behalf of horses and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961, The SAFE Act of 2019, out of Committee?

When The SAFE Act becomes law it will totally abolish the practice of slaughtering horses for human consumption. Imagine the impact on the lives of our Quarter Horses (America’s Horse), Thoroughbreds and Wild Horses & Burros. There is so very much at stake.

Magic Number — 290

Here’s what we need to do.

We need a minimum of 290 to take advantage of the newly instituted Consensus Calendar Rule which will move the Bill onto the House Floor for debate and vote.

As of this writing, H.R. 961 has 149 cosponsors.

Below are all 53 U.S. Representatives from the State of California. Those who have cosponsored are marked with a big YES.

If they have not cosponsored, you know what to do. For those new to the process, here’s a link that will take you through it right here on Tuesday’s Horse.

Please note that this is a bipartisan issue.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES FROM CALIFORNIA

District 1: Doug LaMalfa (R)

District 2: Jared Huffman (D) — YES

District 3: John Garamendi (D)

District 4: Tom McClintock (R)

District 5: Mike Thompson (D) — YES

District 6: Doris Matsui (D) — YES

District 7: Ami Bera (D)

District 8: Paul Cook (R)

District 9: Jerry McNerney (D) — YES

District 10: Josh Harder (D)

District 11: Mark DeSaulnier (D)

District 12: Nancy Pelosi (D)

District 13: Barbara Lee (D) — YES

District 14: Jackie Speier (D)

District 15: Eric Swalwell (D) — YES

District 16: Jim Costa (D)

District 17: Ro Khanna (D) — YES

District 18: Anna Eshoo (D) — YES

District 19: Zoe Lofgren (D) — YES

District 20: Jimmy Panetta (D) — YES

District 21: T. J. Cox (D)

District 22: Devin Nunes (R)

District 23: Kevin McCarthy (R)

District 24: Salud Carbajal (D) — YES

District 25: Katie Hill (D)

District 26: Julia Brownley (D) — YES

District 27: Judy Chu (D) — YES

District 28: Adam Schiff (D) — YES

District 29: Tony Cárdenas (D)

District 30: Brad Sherman (D) — YES

District 31: Pete Aguilar (D) — YES

District 32: Grace Napolitano (D)

District 33: Ted Lieu (D) 2015 — YES

District 34: Jimmy Gomez (D)

District 35: Norma Torres (D) — YES

District 36: Raul Ruiz (D)

District 37: Karen Bass (D) — YES

District 38: Linda Sánchez (D) — YES

District 39: Gil Cisneros (D) — YES

District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) — YES

District 41: Mark Takano (D)

District 42: Ken Calvert (R) — YES

District 43: Maxine Waters (D)

District 44: Nanette Barragan (D)

District 45: Katie Porter (D)

District 46: Lou Correa (D) — YES

District 47: Alan Lowenthal (D) — YES

District 48: Harley Rouda (D) — YES

District 49: Mike Levin (D) — YES

District 50: Duncan D. Hunter (R) — YES

District 51: Juan Vargas (D) — YES

District 52: Scott Peters (D) — YES

District 53: Susan Davis (D) — YES

Source: Congress.gov — H.R. 961 Cosponsors by State in Alphabetical Order.

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Take Action

Contact the YES’s to say thank you (believe us, they will remember you did); and the non YES’s to ask them to please cosponsor.

You do not need to wait until your State is called here on Tuesday’s Horse. Take action today no matter what State your are from. Thank you!

Last updated 6/10/19 7:56 a.m. EST


Resources

Find your U.S. Representative at House.gov (enter zip code and click ‘Look Up’, top right hand corner of landing page) »
Directory of Representatives at House.gov »
Tips for Taking Action on H.R. 961, Tuesday’s Horse »
How a Bill Becomes Law, Tuesday’s Horse »

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The Vegan Lunchbox

Hey there. I am not going to list any delicious recipes. I am giving you a bunch of delicious links instead. All about lunch.

You seem to have breakfast and dinner (or supper) solved. But lunch, not so much. Lots of these you can make at the weekend. And kid friendly too. Here we go!

• From Wallflower Kitchen @ http://wallflowerkitchen.com/20-vegan-packed-lunch-recipes/

Vegan Suschi in a Jar
Click image to visit Wallflower Kitchen for this mind blowing Vegan Sushi in a Jar recipe (No. 7).

• How about this fun list from PeTA. 15 Minutes or Less. I’m in! @ https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-work-lunches-take-15-minutes-less/

• A Couple Cooks @ https://www.acouplecooks.com/15-easy-vegetarian-lunch-ideas/

• Ambitious Kitchen @ https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/vegan-lunch-recipes/

• Vegan Heaven @ https://veganheaven.org/all-recipes/40-easy-vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Taste of Home (there’s 60, no kidding) @ https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Eating Well @ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22500/lifestyle-diets/vegan/lunch/for-work/slideshow/quick-healthy-vegan-lunch-ideas-for-work/

• Eluxe Magazine (28 packable ideas) @ https://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/packable-vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Minimalist Baker. Can’t leave without mentioning Minimalist Baker. These are for kids but heck anybody would love these. See @ https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-lunchbox-ideas/

How about some No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bites?

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bites by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.

• Oh, and our dear friend Vegan Richa @ https://www.veganricha.com/2018/09/20-vegan-lunch-box-ideas.html

You gotta try these from Vegan Richa @ https://www.veganricha.com/2014/01/taco-spice-white-bean-quesadilla-vegan.html. And these @ https://www.veganricha.com/2012/08/portabella-stuffed-with-hash-browns.html

That ought to keep you going for awhile. Please feel free to share link ideas in comments. Questions? Let me know.

Cookbook Plug

Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen cookbook.
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