Bloggers, do you have this problem too? I have a ton of post ideas (and recipes from the Summer!) that I want to post, but when it comes time to write my posts (on the weekend) I always struggle with what to write. Even though I have my list of ideas, I never end up feeling like posting them. It's weird. I have so many things I want to share with you guys this holiday season, but I don't know where to start! Then if I wait to long, some posts aren't relevant anymore or recipes don't fit the season. I mean, I still have this awesome pumpkin pancakes recipe from last year that I need to post! And then other posts will just require a lot of work and attention that I never feel like I have (or the motivation to write). I guess that's why bloggers always say their draft folder is overflowing with half-written posts. Mine, mine is empty. I can't have a draft sitting there (stresses me out!).
When I sit down to write a post, I want it done. I rarely take more than a day to write a post. I might work on it throughout the day, but I don't leave it sitting there. But that's the other thing, it takes me HOURS to write one post! I have no idea how some bloggers post multiple times a day...WITH photos too! Major props to you guys. Editing the photos for this recipe alone took forever, but I guess that's why legit food bloggers only post once or twice a week. It takes time and care! Still, I'm just not a fast blogger. That's why by the time I'm done, I never reread my full post (i.e. many errors), but hey, I have a life too! 😉
O and let me tell you. Coming up with things to write about in recipes posts is so hard! I think it's boring to just talk about the recipe, plus that doesn't take up much space. Like this dish. The "first" meal I cooked when I came down here to college. (The only new "dinnerish" recipe I've made). But that's it, end of story. So instead I'm rambling about blogger problems, haha!
I guess I should talk about the recipe now. You may be interested. Maybe...
I brought down a bunch of dried beans with me and no rice cooker to cook them the easy way. So instead of crying over this, I decided to sprout them! I took a Tupperware container, filled it with some beans and water, and left it in my room a few days while the magic happened. I always sprout my lentils, but I forgot how good sprouted black eyed peas were too!
Quick easy way to "cook" those dried beans! Plus, by sprouting, you make the beans much easier to digest which is a welcome outcome for tummies. Since they aren't fall about cooked canned beans, they have that fun little bite to them. The skins even fall off them sprouting them, leaving them to become "naked" beans, but still super tasty! So here is the recipe for this fun sprouted, gluten-free, and vegan dish...which is also pumpkin and veggie packed for your enjoyment!
Sweet Pumpkin & Bell Pepper Sprouted Black Eyed Peas
Ingredients: (serves 2-3)
+ 2 Cups Sprouted Black Eyed Peas ( Soak 1 cup of dried beans covered in fresh water for 1 day. Then drain and place back in a bowl covered with a paper towel. Every 12 hours (when you wake-up and before you go to bed, rise and drain the beans again. Continue to do this for about 2-3 days until little white tails form on the beans! Then they are ready!)
+ ¾ Cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
+ 1 TB Fresh Chopped Chives
+ 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper (Chopped)
+ 1 Cup Chopped White Mushrooms
+ 2 Tsp Honey Mustard
+ ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
+ 2 Tsp Dried Parsley
+ 2 Tsp Crushed Dried Rosemary
+ ¼ Cup Water
+ In a large saute pan, combine all the ingredients. Stir everything around so the goods are equally distributed.
+ On a store, over medium heat, warm the dish until things begin to "sweat" and the dish is hot to the touch (10ish minutes). Remove, serve alone or with a grain, even use it as a filling for wraps, and enjoy!
There you have it, a rambley recipe post 😉 I hope you enjoyed it! I have plenty more where that some from! But I promise I will start working on these "bigger" idea posts. They are good, I just need to buckle down and write them!
So tell me:
+ Do you have this same "many ideas/no ideas" blog post problem?
+ How long does it take you to write a post (estimate)?
+ For you non-bloggers, do you sprout? Or have you never taken the plunge? I hope you do with this recipe!
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