Archive for September 20, 2015

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Mercury retrograde and some tools to keep you sane!

Crap! It’s mercury retrograde again! What is mercury retrograde? and what tools should we use to get through it? It started on September 17 and will go for 3 weeks until October 19. What is Mercury retrograde? Three to four times a year, everyone’s  havoc-wreaking planet slows down in its orbit and appears to move backward. But Mercury Retrograde is really an optical illusion, since no planet actually moves backward. According to NASA, in normal motion, the stars and planets...

Curried squash, peas & bacon 

we were tired, didn’t know what we wanted to eat or make and it was late. This meal was easy & very satisfying. Great for the fall.  Ingredients:   1 winter squash 1 pack of bacon 4 cups of peas Curry spice mix Salt to taste Method:  preheat oven to 350. Cut up squash into strips ( peel if you’d like, we don’t) and layer in baking pan,  sprinkle curry powder over squash. Put squash in oven. In a skillet, cook...

Red Pepper Anchovy Cheese Dip

Despite being a food phobia of many, these oily little fish have increasingly become exposed as a powerhouse for healthy living.  A 100g serving of anchovy meat can provide our bodies with 19 grams of protein, 77 grams of calcium, 3 milligrams of iron and plenty of omega-3s.  They are a rich source of the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B-12.  These vitamins play a vital role in energy production, neurological health, formation of red blood cells, digestions and...

Grain free brownie

Coconut Flour Brownies What You’ll Need 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup cocoa powder 6 eggs 1 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup milk (coconut, raw cow’s milk, goat’s milk, almond milk, etc) pinch of salt 1/2 cup coconut flour Steps 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.  Combine the coconut oil and cocoa powder in a small pan and melt. 3.  Combine the eggs, coconut sugar, milk and salt in a large bowl. 4.  Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture...

Food, Herbs and Care for Fall weather

This is when it is time to change our daily routine and diet so they are in tune with the physical changes of earth. By living in tune with the natural laws of the season, we can maintain balance, and we will be able to build a stronger natural immunity against all the colds & flus that tend to happen with colder weather. Lung Health and the Immune System in Fall The biggest problem in the fall is dryness.  The...

Chia Pudding Recipe

Chia Pudding Recipe Chia seeds are a superfood and a great source of calcium, Omega-3s and antioxidants. They also hold many times their weight in water, creating a natural “gel” that provides energy and nutrition. Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but when I heard that one tablespoon of chia seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries…. I needed to incorporate Chia seeds into my families diet. Also,...

Making medicinal salves part 2

Making your own medicinal salves for healing skin is easy peasy. But first you will need to infuse your oil. Here is a previous blog on how to infuse oil with herbs. Once you have infused your oil, you can move on to the next step. Herbs: We grow many of our herbs in the garden but when I need to order herbs I order them from Mountain Rose Herbs. Ingredients: • 8 oz herbal infused oil(s) of your choice.  Choose one...

Infusing oils with medicinal herbs

To make salve, you need to make your herbal infused oil(s).  This will take several weeks, but once finished, the rest of the salve making process will only take minutes! Here is a recipe for a skin healing recipe: this recipe is will help with bruises, cut, scrapes,  dry skin, scars and also fungus, so its pretty all purpose. Herbs: We grow many of our herbs in the garden but when I need to order herbs I order them from Mountain...

Grain free pie crust

There is nothing bad for you in this pie crust ( unless your allergic to nuts). It’s actually a healthy dessert! Yay! It’s actually super good for you with the flax seeds that have omega 3’s, antioxidants & lignan’s. The pumpkin seeds are also fantastic for you, they pack in magnesium, zinc, omega 3’s and fiber.  Ingredients: 2 cups of almonds 1 cup of cashews 1/2 cup of ground flax seeds 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup of sunflower...

Emergency Survival Kit… is yours ready?

With the fire’s & earthquake’s going on here it made me start to think about emergency preparedness. Luckily, a friend of mine, Erinn Larsen of babymamabydesign.blogspot.com has put together a list of things you might need and where to get them with a link. I love this list and will be ordering my things this week.  Here it is: Basic Necessities: Ready America 3000 The Survival Box (one per person) First Aid Complete Care Kit – Exceeds OSHA & ANSI...