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June 29, 2014

Nature itself is the best physician.

Nature itself is the best physician.

May 12, 2014

snowpeasprout:

Raw Vegan Pad Thai Noodle Salad

This has to be one of my favourite meals I’ve ever made for myself. It’s completely raw, vegan, gluten/grain/nut/seed/refined sugar and fat free (great for the 80/10/10 enthusiasts!). It’s light and refreshing, and a great combination of sweet, tangy and spicy thanks to the mango, tamarind, ginger and chilli in the raw sauce I made to go with it.

For the salad, I finely sliced/julienned:

1 x carrot
1 x zucchini
1/2 a small Lebanese cucumber
10 x snow peas (or thereabouts)
1/3 cup red cabbage
1/3 cup green cabbage

I then tossed the sliced veggies with pre-soaked raw kelp noodles and added bean shoots, fresh coriander leaves, Thai basil and fresh mint.

For the dressing, I combined in my high speed blender:

200 grams of fresh ripe mango
2 heaps tablespoons of raw tamarind paste
The juice of one small lime
~ 2 teaspoons of fresh green chilli
1 tablespoon of unpasteurised miso paste

I blended the dressing until it was completely smooth, and added young green coconut water to thin the mixture as it was needed.

The amounts above make for two very large meals (plus extra dressing!) so prepare to be very hungry - and very happy!

April 19, 2014
March 15, 2014
sunshel:

And here they are. Heaven.
Gluten-Free, Vegan Crepes
INGREDIENTS: 
1 cup non-dairy milk
1/2 ripe banana, mushed
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
6-8 drops stevia
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
DIRECTIONS:
Mix wet ingredients together (banana included) and dry ingredients as well, in separate bowls. Combine. Batter should be the consistency of thin pancake batter. Add more liquid, depending on thickness of batter.COOK!
Original post here.
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sunshel:

And here they are. Heaven.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Crepes

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mushed
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6-8 drops stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

Mix wet ingredients together (banana included) and dry ingredients as well, in separate bowls. Combine. Batter should be the consistency of thin pancake batter. Add more liquid, depending on thickness of batter.COOK!

Original post here.

Instagram @sunshel

March 10, 2014
March 9, 2014
smoothblender:

HOLY SUNDAE!
Cinnamon icecream sundae with carob fudge and banana chunks!!!
Day one of banana island -
About 6 frozen bananas, 1/8-1/4 vanilla bean, 1-2 tsp cinnamon blended/processed to make the creamiest delicioussssest icecream ever!!!!
Fill and layer with carob fudge, made with 2 heaps tbs raw carob powder, 2 5 inch bananas (they were so tiny) or 1 reg banana, a pinch of cinnamon or more vanilla if you wish… Blend on high.
Add chopped frozen bananas if you feel like chunks, if not…enjoy that SMOOOOOOTH CREAMY CREAM!
Love
Instagram smoothblender

smoothblender:

HOLY SUNDAE!

Cinnamon icecream sundae with carob fudge and banana chunks!!!

Day one of banana island -

About 6 frozen bananas, 1/8-1/4 vanilla bean, 1-2 tsp cinnamon blended/processed to make the creamiest delicioussssest icecream ever!!!!

Fill and layer with carob fudge, made with 2 heaps tbs raw carob powder, 2 5 inch bananas (they were so tiny) or 1 reg banana, a pinch of cinnamon or more vanilla if you wish… Blend on high.

Add chopped frozen bananas if you feel like chunks, if not…enjoy that SMOOOOOOTH CREAMY CREAM!

Love

Instagram smoothblender

March 2, 2014
chakradusting:

Cough relief with honey and thyme
To alleviate a cough associated with a cold or flu, take a thyme syrup.

1c (250ml) boiling water2Tbsp dried thyme1/2c (125ml) honey

Pour the boiling water over the thyme, cover, and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain, and add honey. If necessary, warm the tea over a gentle heat to completely dissolve the honey. Store in a dark glass bottle. Take one teaspoon as often as you need. [x]

chakradusting:

Cough relief with honey and thyme

To alleviate a cough associated with a cold or flu, take a thyme syrup.

1c (250ml) boiling water
2Tbsp dried thyme
1/2c (125ml) honey

Pour the boiling water over the thyme, cover, and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain, and add honey. If necessary, warm the tea over a gentle heat to completely dissolve the honey. Store in a dark glass bottle. Take one teaspoon as often as you need. [x]

February 26, 2014
chakradusting:

Sage mouth rinse for healthy gums
Rinsing your mouth daily with a solution of sage tea and sea salt helps prevent gum disease. Both sage and sea salt are mildly antiseptic, relieve inflammation, and promote healing. Because they are astringent, they also help tighten gum tissue.

1c (250ml) boiling water2tsp dried sage1/2 tsp sea salt

Pour the boiling water over the sage, cover, and steep for 15 minutes. Strain, add the sea salt, and cool to lukewarm. Using approximately a quarter of a cup (60ml), swish the mixture around your mouth after brushing your teeth. Use the rest of the mouthwash within two days. (x)

chakradusting:

Sage mouth rinse for healthy gums

Rinsing your mouth daily with a solution of sage tea and sea salt helps prevent gum disease. Both sage and sea salt are mildly antiseptic, relieve inflammation, and promote healing. Because they are astringent, they also help tighten gum tissue.

1c (250ml) boiling water
2tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp sea salt

Pour the boiling water over the sage, cover, and steep for 15 minutes. Strain, add the sea salt, and cool to lukewarm. Using approximately a quarter of a cup (60ml), swish the mixture around your mouth after brushing your teeth. Use the rest of the mouthwash within two days. (x)

February 25, 2014

jerryjamesstone:

http://cookingstoned.tv/blog/2014/02/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-from-kitchen-scraps/

Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal.

Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it is much easier than you think! You don’t need seeds or anything fancy. You can simply use kitchen scraps from your next meal. How great is that!

February 23, 2014
meditategravitate:

good4youherbals:

fire cider … aka master tonic
plants in vinegar + take a small shot/sip daily
this is basically a remedy in itself . u can make it energetically hot or energetically cooling
putting plants into vinegar is one of the most amazing ways to take herbs . there is no alcohol … so it’s alcohol free . there is no daily prep like tea . for internal plant extracts, vinegars are healing + stimulating . teas are so amazing too + even more gentle . but if u don’t have time 4 tea … making a master tonic might be best for u
the recipe possibilities are as unique as each person
my current stash has :: fresh horseradish root . fresh ginger root . fresh turmeric root . fresh onion . fresh habaneros . fresh lemon + orange . this formulation is heating + stimulating thus far . i then added dry ginger root . sage . rosemary . adding fresh plants is different than adding dried plants . feel this one out energetically … i might also add within a few days of this steeping : nettles . dandelion leafs + any other herbs i gathered last season : violets … get ready for a spring detox with ur formulations right now
this recipe seems as though it’s going to awaken bodies . it’s gonna cause them to start moving . heat . a tonic such as this will keep the body stimulated enough to keep it from catching ailments
a plant blend vinegar tonic :  add anything u want to keep the body happy
i steep my gallon for 2 to 4 weeks . then stain into bottles .
dose : u don’t have to have to take everyday …taking too much will cause the body to get too heated … depending on the body composition . make ur master tonics less heated if u are a firey person . add more cooling + green/blue/purple aura plants, instead of the red/orange/yellow aura plants . but have some extra when ur feeling sick
u can put anything in vinegar + have a small shot a day 4 good health
love

mm mmmm

meditategravitate:

good4youherbals:

fire cider … aka master tonic

plants in vinegar + take a small shot/sip daily

this is basically a remedy in itself . u can make it energetically hot or energetically cooling

putting plants into vinegar is one of the most amazing ways to take herbs . there is no alcohol … so it’s alcohol free . there is no daily prep like tea . for internal plant extracts, vinegars are healing + stimulating . teas are so amazing too + even more gentle . but if u don’t have time 4 tea … making a master tonic might be best for u

the recipe possibilities are as unique as each person

my current stash has :: fresh horseradish root . fresh ginger root . fresh turmeric root . fresh onion . fresh habaneros . fresh lemon + orange . this formulation is heating + stimulating thus far . i then added dry ginger root . sage . rosemary . adding fresh plants is different than adding dried plants . feel this one out energetically … i might also add within a few days of this steeping : nettles . dandelion leafs + any other herbs i gathered last season : violets … get ready for a spring detox with ur formulations right now

this recipe seems as though it’s going to awaken bodies . it’s gonna cause them to start moving . heat . a tonic such as this will keep the body stimulated enough to keep it from catching ailments

a plant blend vinegar tonic :  add anything u want to keep the body happy

i steep my gallon for 2 to 4 weeks . then stain into bottles .

dose : u don’t have to have to take everyday …taking too much will cause the body to get too heated … depending on the body composition . make ur master tonics less heated if u are a firey person . add more cooling + green/blue/purple aura plants, instead of the red/orange/yellow aura plants . but have some extra when ur feeling sick

u can put anything in vinegar + have a small shot a day 4 good health

love

mm mmmm

February 18, 2014
wiccateachings:

Hanging Eucalyptus in your shower has a lot of benefits, it gets rid of sinuses and blocked nose, it wakes you up and gives you a clear head, and it makes the steam antiseptic getting rid of any bacteria on the skin.

wiccateachings:

Hanging Eucalyptus in your shower has a lot of benefits, it gets rid of sinuses and blocked nose, it wakes you up and gives you a clear head, and it makes the steam antiseptic getting rid of any bacteria on the skin.

 
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