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.

What are some of your core beliefs? Talk to me in the comments below.

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)

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

Instant Pot Ingredients

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

Stove Top Ingredients

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

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions

  • 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

  • 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.

Notes

Instant Pot and Stove Top Directions

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

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6 Comments

  1. Sue on February 6, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Hi Molly I know it was a long time ago this was posted but I am just starting to get th3 swing of things and have been 99% veggie and no oil feeling so much better already, your article is so insightful if it’s not too late to reply her goes,
    I struggle with other people’s opinions, I know I should ignore but don’t feel that strong, my partner is supportive to a point but tires at my failed attempts, I just need to keep my resolve, lack of confidence is part of my problem, but feel with this site I can do it
    Thankyou so much for being there when I have been at my lowest.
    Your Facebook page is so helpful and give me so much support I feel like I have got the freind I need at this time.

    May you have a week full of peace and light

    Sue x

    • Molly Patrick on February 6, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Hi Sue,
      I’m so glad you took the time to comment!
      Let me ask you this, what is your honest opinion about what you are doing?
      You can absolutely do this and your confidence will come the more you do it.
      I ask you about your opinion because a lot of times what we think is bothering us about other people is generally what needs attention within us.
      Thats’ when things start to shift.
      xo
      Molly

  2. Sue on February 6, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    I totally get what you are saying, what we think about others is what needs attention in us but sometimes it’s knowing how, I was tormenteted by my family when I was very young saying I was found on the doorstep but they never told me they were having a laugh at my expence, I guess it helped me growing up being treated so badly all the time by my siblings physically and mentally always told I was useless and the fact that I could at least think well I am an outsider so I am really an intruder in their life, then when I was about 11 I asked who my preternal parents were and again was laughed out the room, I don’t know what was worse, thinking they weren’t my real family or knowing they were my real family and being treated like this.
    I am early sixties now and have worked hard to get to a place where I am comfortable with myself and feel my worth, but how do I get rid of those niggles off utter self doubt and despair.
    As I have grown up I have always been patient with my family especially my mum because really she was treated badly when she was a kid, now she is not cruel to me and actually she is a good freind.
    I have a very good group of friends, but I find it hard to be close to them like they deserve, I suppose I feel I don’t deserve them, but really that is just rubbish I do
    Sorry for the blurt of poop, just good to get it down on paper sometimes

    Sue

  3. Sue on February 7, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Hi Molly just checking you got my reply to your last msg as I have an idea I deleted it instead of sending, I’m assuming this is the case as I cannot see it in the tread

    ?

    • Molly Patrick on February 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Yup, got it!
      Here are some blog posts that I think will resonate with you.
      One
      Two
      Wishing you a happy day, filled with love and laughter.
      xo
      Molly

  4. Jwiltz on September 9, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious. I have made other squash recipes that were just “meh” and was afraid this would be the same. I was afraid to dig my spoon into it especially with the baby food look. I’m so glad I made this. Simple and wonderfully yummy. A total hit!

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