Blue lights are filling your hearts, those blue lights sent from us, we are making sure all fronts are covered up, for all of you, to be in peace and centered from your heart.
Dear ones, we greet you once again with happiness and joy because the time of freedom and release is approaching. Noticed that now the earth is showing you its true colors?
The Battlefield Is You!
By Zen Gardner
There’s no looking for crowd validation. There’s no waiting for outside redemption. There’s no collective bargaining to rely on.
The awakening is you. Only you.
That’s what all this ruckus is about. The battle for your spirit and soul. And that’s the boat each of us is in. There is nothing more important in this life for you, or me, than waking up.
I am becoming a Flexitarian or for lack of a better term Semi-Vegetarian. I do eat more meat than an occasional meat item. But I am cutting back on meat and hopefully someday will be a full fledged Vegetarian or as some would say a Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian.
Why, for a lot of reasons. I feel it is wrong to raise animals for the purpose of slaughter. Many who raise these animals raise them in an inhumane way which to me is very disturbing. If we must eat meat, then we need to do it in a caring earth honoring way and a respectful to the animals themselves and the planet.
In my rural community, there are those that hunt for pleasure and sport. An idea that is not acceptable to me as a reason to kill. There are others who hunt to bring meat to their tables, for without the wild game, they would have a difficult time surviving. I do hope these hunters and gathers are respectful in the way they harvest the wild creatures.
As a hopeful Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, I feel that it is ok to raise animals, cows, goats & sheep, for their milk & wool, as long as it is done in a humane way. Raising animals for their milk has been done for thousands of years, but it needs to be done in a proper and humane way. I also feel it is proper to collect eggs from birds, chickens, ducks and geese. These too, must be cared for in a proper way.
As far as vegan goes, I don’t think I will ever be able to limit my self as strictly as vegans do.
I just wanted to put something out there that spoke of where I was on the vegetarian ladder. There are those that are above and below me on this ladder. I am trying to bring into my recipes a more vegetarian aspect, for those that feel vegetarianism is the way to go.
I used to use 2-Alarm Chili mix and then decided that I can do the spices for a lot less, so here is my version of my chili.
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
- large onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 lbs (900 gm) lean (93%) hamburg
- 2 cup (480 ml) tomatoes chopped or canned, see text for other options
- 1 Mrs. Wages Classic Salsa seasoning mix to make 2 cups of medium salsa, Ball seasoning mix also OK
- 2 cups (480 ml) water
- 1 4 oz can (113 gm) hot jalapeño slices or 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 gm) cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon (5 gm) salt
- 1 teaspoon (5 gm) ground pepper, coarsely ground is OK
- 1 teaspoon (5 gm) paprika hot or mild
- 1 teaspoon (5 gm) oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon (5 gm) sage, dried
- 2 teaspoon (10 gm) cumin, ground
- 2 tablespoons (30 gm) chili powder, ancho preferred
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 4 cups (960 gm) cooked beans, pinto, kidney, pink or red, drained, canned is OK
Using a wide bottomed 4 or 5 qt (4 or 5 L) pan, add olive oil and sauté onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add hamburg sauté, breaking up the meat into small pieces. If a high fat meat was used, I would sauté in a separate pan, adding the meat to the chili pan when the fat has been rendered being careful to separate the meat from the fat.
Add diced tomatoes and Mrs. Wages Salsa mix. As an alternative you can add 2 cups (480ml) salsa in place of the tomatoes and Mrs. Wages seasoning packet.
Add two cups of water, hot jalapeño slices and rest of the seasoning, plus cornmeal, except for the cooked beans. Cook on a slow burner for 30 minutes for more. The last five minutes, add the cooked beans.
Serve the chili over crushed taco chips or rice. Top with cheddar or monterey jack cheese, pice de gallo and/or sour cream.