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ORANGE SMOOTHIE   by our friend from
Ingredients3 Oranges1/2 c Coconut Milk (canned)1/8 c Raw Honey (optional)1 tsp Vanilla1 c Ice Cooking Steps Peel your oranges and place them in your Vitamix or other high speed blender. Add coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and ice. Blend all ingredients at high speed until well blended. Voila! Here is your delicious and healthy smoothie! You may even add your favorite protein powder to this drink.

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Easy RAW Apple Pie

Easy Raw Apple Pie! By Casey Lorraine Thomas This apple pie is a seasonal favorite. Try this out over the holidays or anytime - because it’s that good!
Easy Raw Apple Pie
For the filling 8 medium apples10 medjool dates, pitted1 tsp cinnamon (to taste)1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (also known as mixed spice)1/4 tsp ginger powder For the crust:
1 1/4 cups walnuts1 1/4 cups pecans or almonds1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted Directions
1. Divide the apples into two piles – one of 5 apples and one of 3 apples.
2. Peel, core and chop all the apples into rough chunks.
3. Place 5 of the chopped apples into a food processor and process until the apple is in small, chunky pieces. Remove and place in a large bowl.
4. Place the remaining 3 chopped apples into the food processor with the dates and spices. Process until it forms an apple sauce.
5. Mix the apple sauce with the chopped apples.
6. Place the nuts and dates for the crust into the food processor and process until sticky.
7. Spread the …

Top 7 Essential Oils for Pain

Top 7 Essential Oils For Relieving Your Pain

  Using essential oils externally can ease pain from many causes including muscle tension, neuropathy, migraine, and inflammation. There are many helpful oils, so even if you happen to be sensitive to one, there are many other options to try. CAUTION: Never use a pure essential oil on your skin, and even blends should be kept away from the eyes. Most essential oils are very strong and must be diluted with a “carrier oil” before use or they will cause burns. (Lavender and tea tree essential oils are among the very few that are safe to use undiluted.) Essential oils should never be taken internally, they contain extremely concentrated amounts of the active compounds of the plants they have been extracted from and can be toxic if taken internally.

 The are many methods of using aromatherapy to ease pain, and essential oils are useful in many different…

DIY Kimchi-I love Kimchi!

This recipe is linked to the GFE Gluten Free Virtual Support Group, EOA Link Up, Allergy Free Wednesdays, the Gluten Free Homemaker, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Simple Lives Thursday, and Fat Tuesday.
Megan’s Kimchi Recipe:
Note: There are several types of ground red pepper, but make sure you use Korean red pepper in this recipe. You can buy Korean red pepper from your local Asian market. 

2 heads of Napa cabbage (medium sized cabbages are best)
2 tablespoons sea salt
6 – 8 tablespoons Korean red pepper
1 3/4 tablespoons fish sauce (omit if vegan)
4 teaspoons runny honey (or coconut nectar for vegan)
1 tablespoon ginger, fresh grated
2 -3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 to 1 1/2 bunches of scallions, cut into 2 inch pieces
3 to 4 carrots, peeled and shredded
Remove outer leaves from the cabbages.Cut each cabbage in half lengthwise, trim the ends, and then roughly chop it into 2 to 3 inch pieces.In a large mixing bowl, layer the chopped cabbage with the sea salt…

Rose Body Butter-Easy Recipe!

Coconut Rose Body Butter60 grams refined Coconut oil
10 grams Jojoba oil
1 ml Alkanet infused oil
3 grams cornstarch
10 drops Rose essential oil

Place the coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Alkanet infused oil and cornstarch in a glass bowl.  Heat mixture over a pan of simmering water until coconut oil is melted. Whisk to mix all ingredients.  Allow to cool to room temp.

Once mixture is cooled to room temp, add in your essential oil and whisk until fluffy and the mixture resembles frosting. 

Pipe or spoon it into a small jar.  Keep below 70 degrees for best results.  Use within 3 months.

Yummy Organic Wine

Organic wine is becoming a popular choice amongst health conscious individuals
Organic wine – flavourful, healthful, ethical By Pat Thomas
NYR Natural News This holiday season organic wine could be the best treat you can give yourself – and the environment.
As more and more people become interested in ways of living more natural and healthier lives, attention to all parts of our diets becomes more focused. It’s easy to see the value, both nutritionally and environmentally, of fresh local natural organic produce in our everyday diets.
But what about those little treats we all enjoy, such as a glass of wine with family and friends?

Better for the land
Organic wines come from the same grapes as ‘normal’ wines but the difference is that they are produced without the use of synthetic herbicides, fungicides and fertilisers.
Pest control is achieved by encouraging biodiversity. Flowering plants like clovers, vetch and mustards are sown between the rows to attract beneficial insec…

Cast Iron Pizza by the Domestic Man

Cast Iron Skillet Grain and Gluten Free Pizza

Like most residents of planet Earth, I’m pizza crazy. I’d like to say that my love affair started with those pesky Ninja Turtles, but I have a feeling that I was addicted well before the heroes in a half shell became popular. When adopting Paleo, I was probably worried about a lack of pizza the most, and after re-introducing dairy I tried all sorts of things, from frozen GF crusts to eggplant pizzas. Finally, I hunkered down and developed a gluten and grain free pizza crust of my own, and after several failed attempts, I’m happy to say that you will love this pizza.
Do I really need to provide a food history for pizza? Okay, since you asked so nicely. Pizza is a food first traced to Ancient Greece, when they took bread and covered it with oil and cheese (this is also the base for Pita bread). Italy is credited for adding tomatoes to pizza …

Fitness Flash Workout


12 Amazing Natural Beauty Remedies


Natural Remedies For Anti-Aging

Are you a woman who suffers from wrinkles, dehydrated skin, and age spots? Have you ever wondered if there are natural products you can use to counteract these unwelcome aging effects? Studies have proven that avocado, lemon juice, and castor oil are some of the best choices in fighting these aging effects. How is this possible?
In addition to being a great tasting food, avocado offers essential oils that provides a youthful glow to the skin.
When combating dehydrated skin, simply mash together the pulp of an avocado or place slices of avocado on your face while allowing the essential oils to penetrate the skin. By letting it sit for up to 15 minutes you will begin to notice a youthful and healthy glow that will last for days.
Lemon Juice
Lemons are no stranger to the beauty world. Many women use them when choosing to naturally bleach their hair. This same process can be applied when trying to counteract age spots.
After washing your face, squeeze the juice of …

DIY Spa Treatments



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Prep Time: 20 minServes: 6Cook Time: 20 minLevel: Easy Description:
Enjoy this traditional Southwestern dish of sautéed summer squash, onions and peppers as a side or as a vegetarian filling for tacos.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 poblano or Anaheim chile pepper, seeded and diced 2 cups diced zucchini 2 cups diced summer squash or any squash1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin

Preparation: 1 Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and chile; cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add zucchini, summer squash,cumin and salt; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro (if using).

Amla:The Benefits and How To Use

Amla: History, How to Use & Benefits By

Ayurvedic herb Indian Gooseberry, which is native to India and most commonly known as Amla, is a wonder fruit that is the size of a Lemon offering 20 times more vitamin C than Orange.
Despite being sour in taste, Amla provides numerous health benefits through its various forms including raw, juice and powder.
Benefits:Amla is known to be beneficial for health owing to its properties of boosting the immune system.  It offers anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, refrigerant, astringent, hemostatic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, and laxative properties.It is known to reduce heartburn, cure indigestion, hyperacidity, while stimulating appetite.Amla is known to strengthen the teeth and gums, while offering relief from bad breath.It claims to fight against cancer and other harmful diseases, along with controlling diabetes, cholesterol levels and increasing hemoglobin.Indian Gooseberry is known relieve the…

Brussel Sprout Salad

Brussel Sprout, Goat’s Cheese & Pistachio Salad   by our friend from http://www.thingsmybellylikes Cooking Steps Trim the brussel sprouts and pare off any loose leaves. Shred very finely, either using knife (carefully) or a mandolin.
Whisk the mustard, oil and apple cider vinegar.
Toss the shredded sprouts, goat’s cheese and pistachios in the mustard dressing. Chill until needed.
8oz brussel sprouts2oz goat's cheese, chopped (optional, omit for non-dairy option)1/2 cup roasted & salted pistachios, shelled1/2 tbsp yellow mustard1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar

6 Day Mini Cleanse

A Mini-Cleanse For The Next 6 Days By Dana James You know what to eat. We all know what to eat. But sometimes, we get a little distracted, a little bored, a little emotional, a little rebellious... and a little food-fatigued. Sometimes, we just want someone to tell us what to eat.
Lucky for you, I love to share. This three-day menu is from a 6-week cleanse program I run three times per year. 
It's food-based and jam-packed with phytonutrients, amino acids, Omega 3's and other nutrients that just make you feel good! If that's not enough to motivate you, two thirds of the group consistently loses 8 pounds in the first week. (And they keep it off!)
Follow the plan for three days, then repeat.

Day One
AM: Hot lemon water with cayenne pepper
Breakfast: Green smoothie made with regular lean or vegan protein powder, unsweetened almond milk, frozen berries, greens, bee pollen, cinnamon and ice
Lunch: Half an avocado with tomatoes, chives, shrimp/white beans drizzled in li…

Holiday Detox Soup

Holiday Detox Soup
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 6 green onions (scallions), chopped
- 1 leek, chopped
- 1-2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
- 2 green peppers, chopped
- 5 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 head of celery, chopped (about 6 stalks)
- 10 oz. of mushrooms, chopped
- 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
- Two 14.5 oz cans of organic diced tomatoes (no junk added)
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Black pepper (and any other herbs/spices you want)basil,oregano and red pepper flakes
- 8 cups organic, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth (or homemade stock if you have)

1. Make sure everything is chopped and prepped! Chopping this many veggies can take longer than you may expect, so it is much easier to make this soup if everything is ready to go.
2. Heat the olive oil in your biggest soup pot over medium heat.
3. Add onion, scallions, leek, and garlic. Cook for 5-10 minutes until soft
4. Add peppers, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and ca…

Tangerine/Mint Metabolsim Booster Tea

In a large pitcher brew 6 cups of green tea,add one tangerine sliced and a handful of mint leaves.Mix this up at night.Drink the next day for maximum metabolism enhancing benefits.Enjoy!~Tiffany

Make Soup a Meal

How to make soup a meal With soups appearing more on our tables in cooler weather, why not have them serve double duty as the full meal? Soups can be quicker to prepare than other main courses; one pot makes cooking and clean-up a snap. They’re warming, filling, lower in calories than many other options and invariably nutrient-rich (all those vitamins and minerals are retained—and then consumed—as they simmer right into the broth).

Here’s how to make a hearty soup that really satisfies, ensuring you won’t be grazing through the refrigerator an hour after dinner. 

Use a substantial base. It’s fine to use water as your soup base depending on the recipe, of course—but adding an extra dimension with broth or non-dairy milk will render the soup more filling and will intensify the existing flavors.
Include protein-rich ingredients. For the soup to satisfy, you’ll need a full serving of protein right there in the bowl.  Adding b…

1000 Rep Workout



Eye Drops.

5 parts distilled water
2 parts honey
1 part apple cider vinegar
No need to refrigerate.  This is a special formula found in Stanley Burrough's book, Healing for the Age of Enlightenment.

These drops have been used for Glaucoma, cataracts, spots, film and growths of various kinds.  Apply drops one at a time to each eye several times a day until condition has cleared.

DIY Cheek Blush-Very Easy


Pineapple Romaine Juice Recipe

Pineapple Romaine Juice Recipe This recipe makes enough for one good size glass, or two small glasses of juice.
Ingredients: 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce (also called Cos Lettuce) 1 Pineapple
Note:  If you don't have romaine lettuce, use another good quality green like spinach or arugula.
Directions: Wash the romaine lettuce and set aside.  Cut the top off of the pineapple and remove the thick rind and core (note: you can juice the rind and core, but I prefer not to).  Cut the pineapple into long slices for juicing.  Juice the pineapple and lettuce, alternating the two to help push the delicate lettuce through your juicer.
You'll notice that the pineapple is a bright yellow and the lettuce is bright green which makes a really pretty mix at first....

When you mix it all together the juice turns a bright green color that comes from the chlorophyll in the lettuce. Here's the finished product....

I love it!  It is really yummy.  Give it a try, you might be suprised how great it tastes.

4 Ways To Boost Your Energy & Happiness

4 Ways Boost Your Energy & Happiness By Casey Lorraine Thomas With a to-do list that seems to go on for miles you may be left wondering how you’ll ever have the energy you need to get everything done.
Using some quick and highly effective techniques to boost your energy level can be a great way to feel better on a day-to-day basis and also improve your happiness quotient as well.
Those who have more energy on a regular basis are far more likely to be more social overall and those who have a strong social support system almost always experience greater joy and satisfaction from life.
This said, let’s look at a few fast ways that you can boost your energy levels.
1. Give thanks
The first way to up your happiness level is to give thanks. At least once a day, stop and think about three or four things in your life that you’re currently very thankful for.
This could apply to anything – your family, friends, relationship, career, hobbies – whatever you feel blessed with.
This w…

DIY Lavender Essential Oil

How to Make Lavender Essential Oil The mix of crisp morning air with an end note of the mid day heat to come makes morning my favorite time of day during the summer.

When I can, I grab a cup of coffee and sip it while I watch the bees enjoy the lavender in my flowerbeds.

It feels so decadent to start my Saturdays this way.
I wish I could enjoy my fresh lavender in the dead of winter too.

I can if I use my  fresh lavender to make lavender essential oil! The technique is similar I the directions I use to make orange essential oil from orange peels.
Lavender Essential Oil Recipe
You will need Lavender buds. If you don’t grow lavender, you can order lavender buds from Amazon for a good price. Grain alcohol or vodka (a cheap grocery store brand such as Popov vodka is perfect for this project because it tastes wretched if you drink it in a yummy Cosmo.) Bowl and spoon or a mortar and pestle if you have one. Coffee filters Two jars, one should have a tight fitting lid Make it You can use e…