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Herbal Summer Recipe: Medicinal

Mountain Rose Herbs is one of my favourite sources for online bulk herbal, culinary and aromatherapy supplies. At the moment, they’re having a DIY herbal recipe contest that can fall in to 3 categories: medicinal, culinary, or body care. In return for a winning entry to one of the three classifications, a $200 gift certificate […]

Herbal Summer Recipe: Culinary

Recipe #2 of the Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe Contest

Culinary ~ sKY::s Super Green Superfood Smoothie

Smoothies are a cre8tive force that I tinker with almost every day, and rarely do I duplicate the same ‘recipe’, as I tend to blend whatever I have available. The quantities in the smoothie can vary depending on how […]

Aromatherapy Summer Recipe: Body Care

Recipe #3 of the Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe Contest

Body Care ~ Blossoming Orange Hair Cleansing Rinse

I’ve got pretty fine hair, and I find that some shampoos can leave my hair feeling weighted or flyaway, dependant on many factors. So I came up with a wonderful smelling hair rinse that helps to stimulate […]

The Best Guacamole Recipe!

In our travels this winter, we’ve come across a plethora of avocados. Sinfully delicious and oh so healthy for you (next to olives, an avocado is highest in monounsaturated fatty acids ~ 20%). As stated on ‘The Juicing for Health‘ website: “The monounsaturated fats and the wholesome nutrition [of an avocado] helps the basal metabolic […]

The heat is on!

Summertime is just around the corner, and it’s important to keep hydrated, especially if you sweat a lot. Sweat is the body’s internal air conditioning, keeping you cool from the inside out. But with sweat comes a loss of electrolytes (i.e. sodium, potassium, and chloride = sweaty salty skin) and water.

Instead of reaching for […]

Cleaning Your Home Naturally!

Dr Mercola has a really good article here.

The cleaner your home is, the unhealthier it may be, because of toxic cleaning products made from petroleum-based chemicals.

To clean with natural products all you need is: * Baking soda * Vinegar * Borax * Hydrogen peroxide * Liquid castile soap * Organic essential […]

Vita-Mix Trials and Ensuing Recipes

Yay! I finally received my Christmas present from slaDE yesterday. Since I first saw them advertised at exhibition shows here in Calgary (i.e. The Home Show / The RV show), I salivated at the thought of owning a Vita-Mix. A blender of sorts, but oh so much more! It’s a juicer / food processor / […]

Peace of Mind Cookies

This recipe comes from Laura Milinusic and her Superfood Family, based here in Calgary (what a treasure find for me, at this time … day 17 of my detox!!!)

Peace of Mind Cookies 1 cup sprouted buckwheat 1 cup coconut flakes 1/4 cup ground flax seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup carob powder 1/4 […]

Raw Tahini

Raw Tahini

Ingredients 1 cup raw white hulled sesame seeds {soaked in enough water to cover for 30-40 minutes} filtered water {as needed to blend well, maybe 1/4 cup or so} 2 tablespoons olive oil pinch sea salt

Preparation Blend soaked sesame seeds with their soaK water, olive oil and salt. Add filtered […]

Hummus — food of the godS!

No Bean Hummus

2 medium zucchini 1/4 cup olive oil 4-8 garlic cloves 2 t celtic salt (or use dulse flakes) 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice 3/4 cup sesame seeds 3/4 cup tahini 1/4 t cayenne 1 t paprika 1 t ground cumin

Process zucchini, olive oil and garlic first in food processor. Add […]