Yummy Green Juice!!!

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Ok I love watching Chrsitina Fully Raw with her sparkly blue/ green eyes (I heard they changed with her consumption of raw foods…LOVE IT!!)….oh and her enthusiasm…LOVE IT!!! This video is of a powerful green juice full of calcium, protein, phytochemicals, antioxidants, nutrients, minerals and everything else to promote healthy living through prevention!

I have been juicing for the last three days and it has been a little challenge trying to manage children, work, yard work, homeschool, the kids sports activities, singing, house work , studying and of course the most hardest thing is cooking and trying to remember you are not supposed to taste the food while preparing it!!LOL Geesh…its natural to eat …or want to eat!…ok a little aggressive here but battling the Lymes has been great. My promise from the Lord is , ” But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, for they shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint! Isaiah 40:31 I pray God will allow healing for me to take care of my family on those difficult days. I pray for healing for you too! So you can witness the healing power of God and share this amazing love and way of life with others!!! So drink a juice today or one everyday! Not just for you but those who love you and want you better too! CHEERS!!!

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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait

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Getting use to a “Gluten Free” lifestyle has been a challenge to say the least! To top it off, adding a vegan lifestyle has been tough too, coupling it with the “Gluten Free” stuff. But I definitely feel the difference when I do obey the needs and demands from my body!!! lol
I have subscribed to email alerts to various Gluten free blogs and recipe authors in this journey with Lymes disease and one in particular is Wendy Polisi of “Cooking Quinoa” website! This lady never ceases to amaze me with the versatility and creative recipes she makes or learned from using Quinoa! A high protein and healthy alternative grain for those who are changing or adapting to a healthier way of eating for whatever reason. Quinoa was just for Tabbouleh as far as I was concerned! Than …Bam!! Wendy’s recipes hit me like a ton of healthy bricks in a totally refreshing way! From Quinoa Brownies to Black Bean Quinoa Burgers she seems to cover it all. This recipe on her site today was from Christi at Mom What’s for Dinner are the perfect way to start your day! Enjoy!!
Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Parfait

Rating: 5

Ingredients

For Oat Crumble:
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or 1 tsp stevia
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
For Cinnamon Apples:
    • 4 granny smith apples
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 TBSP sugar or 1/2 TBSP Stevia
    • 1 cup water, or more if necessary
For Yogurt:
  • 2 cups non-fat vanilla, greek yogurt

Instructions

    1. Start by making the apples. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients, mixing well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Partially cover and cook until apples are softened and liquid is syrupy, about 10 minutes. Add more water if needed in the cooking process. Take off heat and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
For the Oats:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Evenly spread on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 7-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
For Quinoa:
    1. Cook 1 cup quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked, add 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, mix well. Set aside to cool.
Put it together
  1. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt in bottom of glass.
  2. Spoon 1/4 cup quinoa on top of the yogurt.
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup cinnamon apples on top of the quinoa.
  4. Repeat the layering and top with oat crumble. Repeat with remaining glasses.

Vegan Pound Cup Cake –

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Vegan Pound Cup Cake –

1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated or raw sugar
6 ounces (one half of a box) plain or low fat Silken firm tofu (blending or processing first assures no lumps)
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons baking powder

* For More cupcakes add another

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup canola oil (apple sauce is healthier)

1/2 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of milk

1Tbsp B. Powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 5 x 9″ loaf pan. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.DSC02757 In vitamix throw in tofu, water, extract and salt until well combined. Then add the mixture from the vitamix in with flour mixture.DSC02775  Add 1 cup flour and, with mixer on low, mix just until incorporated.DSC02776 End with remaining cup of flour and baking powder. Increase speed to medium and beat for 1-2 minutes. Use an ice cream scooper to get even portions into a cupcake pan.DSC02781 Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

This was a variation from Peta’s cookbook Vegan Baking.2013-05-24 12.43.10(1)

Benefits of Charcoal

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Charcoal is one of the most powerful remedial agents out there. It comes in various forms like powder, capsules, liquid suspension and paste. The most versatile is the powder form and its cheaper.  Activated Charcoal can be used as a natural home remedy for Spider Bites, Snake Bites, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, and so much more.  It has been used to absorb poisons such as lead, DDT, Strychnine, nicotine, mercury, silver and iron….the list could go on but I dare not. 🙂

Charcoal does not have any ill side effects and  through a physical union called Absorption it attaches to the toxins or germs in the intestinal tract and is passed or removed from the body with no side effects. Check out this link for more information from Dr. Agatha Thrash. I have met her and she is a bombshell of information!!  http://ucheepines.org/index.php?p=counseling.charcoal

You should be able to buy charcoal from a health food store near you. Every home should have some. I have it in my home and here is what I do with mine. Click on the video for a little presentation. :Charcoal Poultice

Disclaimer: I am not a Dr. and I am just expressing my views and opinions

Chosen by the …

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Chosen by the Creator
111. In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God’s original plan for man’s diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam his food. “Behold,” He said, “I have given you every herb yielding seed,…. and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.” Upon leaving Eden to gain his livelihood by tilling the earth under the curse of sin, man received permission to eat also “the herb of the field.” {CD 81.1}
Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.—The Ministry of Healing, 295, 296, 1905. {CD 81.2}
112. God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden, was the food man’s wants required.—Spiritual Gifts 4a:120, 1864 {CD 81.3}

I love this quote by the author Ellen G White from her book, “Counsels on Diets and Foods” Great Read!!

Nutrition

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Nutrition has been defined as the act or process of nourishing or being nourished. specifically : the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances.  That is Merriman’s definition but Nutrition has amazing dynamics that I love to include in my cooking. All the vitamins, minerals and nutrients found in fruits and vegetables go into some of my favorite recipes and my family enjoys them with healthy benefits!

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