Plant-Based Cooking Challenge 👨🏿‍🍳 Week #25 👩‍🍳 Come Join Us!!

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Greetings again my fellow Hivers, it's me @JustinParke with the latest Plant-Based Weekly Cooking Challenge, where I feature last week's winners and provide a new set of ingredients for this week's challenge.

Plant-Power Cooking Challenge

🥦🌽🍉 WEEK #25 🍈🍅🥜

     I should start this off by mentioning a little update, if you'd like to continue earning LOTUS for your posts, you'll now need to use the #lotus tag instead of #naturalmedicine. You can read about why in a post soon to come from the @naturalmedicine account.

     It's Thursday again, and that means a new challenge and new ingredients, each of which you may use one or more within your recipe submission. Not only is this challenge published from this account, I also share the link within the Plant Power curation posted every Thursday via the main @NaturalMedicine account. Now let's have a look at the winners of last week's challenge.

Plant Power Cooking Challenge
Week #24 Winner(s)

HIVE rewards sponsored by @plantstoplanks

Green Papaya Kootan

by: @farmlife

     This dish had my mouth watering from start to finish. Almost anything involved grated coconut and stir-frying is going to please my taste buds, but this special recipe is above and beyond. Not only the grated coconut, but the copious amounts of green chilies and curry leaves will stimulate the senses. These flavors all combine to compliment the green papaya that is the backbone of this dish.

     Congratulations @farmlife! You are the winner of 3 HIVE and a 5% beneficiary of this post.

2nd & 3rd Prize Winners

     Sticking with the green papaya theme, @carolynstahl's green papaya curry was also a treasure to behold. She went with Indian flavors and created an awesome curry with an appealing spice mix. I'd love to pair this curry with the other two chefs' plates to create a dinner fit for a king.

     Our Cambodian Ital chef @sreypov was thinking outside the box, and she put some extra special touches on a traditional Cambodian green mango salad. You certainly won't find cashews on any salad in Cambodia because peanuts are cheaper and more commonly used there.

     There was also tempting recipes like @aswita's Passion Fruit Pudding, @tere.alv's Vegan Salad, @chacald.dcymt's Avocado Salad Dip, and @artemislives's Thai-Fusion Vegan Pesto. Be sure to check these gems out if you have time.

Week #25 Ingredients/Styles:


The Rules

  • You can create a dish with all three ingredients, or just one, or even two.
  • You can use any other ingredient you like, but one of the listed vegetables should be the feature of the dish.
  • You can use item(s) from the other column if you'd like to use a sweet in your savory or a savory in your sweet, but you must use at least one ingredient in the recommended flavor style.
  • No animal products can be used
  • Post in the Natural Medicine community and use any other tag such as #vegan, #plantbased, and #foodie, as your secondary tags
  • Please drop the link below this post.
  • Also, don't forget the #lotus tag if you want to earn LOTUS.

The Prizes

  • Each week I'll choose a winner to be receive part post beneficiary of my curation posts.
  • 1st prize is 3 HIVE + 5% post beneficiary, 2nd prize is 2 HIVE + 3% post beneficiary, and 3rd prize is 2% post beneficiary. HIVE rewards courtesy of @plantstoplanks.
  • If you'd like to sponsor this challenge, please drop a message below.
  • Great posts may get reblogged, tweeted, and even tipped!

We hope you get involved with posting lots of yummy #plantbased #vegan #lotus #foodies recipes! Good quality posts might also get a little bit of extra love in the form of tips and reblogs! Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay happy!

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Working for the post


Climbing straight to the sky to snag coconuts.

Although the star of my post is the guava, I needed the coconuts to make coconut milk and coconut water for a smoothie. Here it is my entry

They didn't have to be CBD donuts, but ordinary is nothing I ever expect from your kitchen, now save me a a baker's dozen.

here my entry for Plant-Based Cooking Challenge Week #25 :

Anything with guava and chilies is right up my alley.

Yes all nuts, but especially cashews are really expensive here too.

And all of those dishes look delish too!

Hmm now I've go my creative cooking thinking cap on...🤣

We just got our hands on some raw cashews from the USA, but we have been treating them like LSD, only consuming in microdoses due to the high price relative to our income.

Yeah and when you know just how precious they are, then they will taste just as good as good lsd does...or used to anyway, not that I know anymore...infact I was off my face for the first time in YEARS on Monday night when I was in hosp with really bad chest pains and they couldn't give me any mo GTN tablets_ glyceryl Tinitrate because my BP was too low so they gave me a shot of Fentanyl, which was NOT a nice high either- dirty, rough, BITTER, not sweet n smooth...but atleast it worked TF.
Pain free for the first time in weeks/days...

Just recooked a freezer dish- green veg soup, put some peas in it, then some peanuts to give it a bit of a day too late for the green pea challenge, but it doesn't matter, it's not about the contest, its about the budget and the health...🤣

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Yeaaahh...... thank you so much mate. Am so happy that my recipes are enjoyed in other parts of the world . It really is a great deal for me

You're a talented chef, and we are glad you share your creations with us.

Congratulations to chef @farmlife!!

Congratulations to @farmlime who always makes some tasty dishes!

Congratulations to @sreypov, who always makes my mouth water with those scrumptious dishes, and thanks a million for adding me with them!

And of course we thank you for your always delicious creations.

Thank you so much my friend @carolynstahl and Congratulations to you too, you are a good chef!!!

Going with an indian flavoured papaya curry really impressed me .. my mother is an expert cook especially when it comes to spicy foods. Your papaya curry reminded me of her recipe

That is very cool because I am just dabbling in Indian style cooking. It is one of the most intricate for me. So many different styles spices and herbs. I would have to live many lifetimes to learn these foods.

You should definitely visit kerala, India oneday .. Kerala is well-known for its mesmerizing backwaters, ecotourism initiatives, scenic beauty, amazing beaches, and mouthwatering cuisine.

There is nothing I would love more but travel seems impossible these days.☹️

Thank you so much buddy . Hope i can continue to impress you guys...