Veggie Sushi Rolls

Well, I’m so excited to tell you it’s been raining for a couple hours, ayay! I don’t have to water tonight for the first time in 2 months! And watering the land takes a long time. But, also, that not one drop of water has entered the house, even with no windows or doors. Not one drop! I guess El Maestro really knew what he was doing with the eaves on the outside. He said no water would come in, well, maybe a little on the west side, but it hasn’t,not even one drop! I’m so happy! what a relief!

i love you all!

Recipe of the Day – Veggie Sushi Rolls


1 c. (soaked and sprouted, or cooked) wild rice

1 c. cooked or spouted pinto beans

1 cucumber  shaved in strips

1 avocado, sliced

1/4 c. alfalfa sprouts

Other veggies of choice: wakame, liqui-dulse, bell peppers, celery, carrots, mushrooms,

10 Sushi rolls/ seaweed wraps


With wet fingers, take the edge of the wrap and roll up the wrap with the veggies inside. Moisten your fingers to help seal the edges as you tuck them under. Set vertically after slicing into bite=sized wedges.

Word of the Day – raw – crudo

Tip of the Day –Serve this with Bragg’s Amino Acids, available even here in Vilcabamba!

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Sunrise Mango Bowl

I waited until dark today to walk Tiko – 7 p.m. Particularly because I could see the full moon rising over the hill. And every month, just like this, it lights up the entire courtyard like a stage. Even in the middle of the night I am awakened by the light. Tonight we walked and I was surpised to see golden orbs bobbing above my head.A maracuya vine, I hadn’t seen in the light of day, was full of new maracuyas, hanging from a tree just outside my property. That is SO cool! So I went and looked at my own vines, and sure enough, there were several green maracuyas hanging in a row. Yeay! My own passionfruit in less that a year. That is SO cool. And, the mangoes are in season, woohoo! Can life get any better!


Recipe of the Day – Sunrise Mango Bowl


1 c. oats

1/2 c. fruit tea

1 mango, peeled and cut into slice

dash cinnamon

1 Tab. coconut crystals

2 grains salt

sprinkle of coconut, berries or cacao nibs.


Soak the oats overnight in 2 c. water (or cook on the stove, per directions.) In the morning, add the hot tea of choice, and the other ingredients. This is my daily morning sunrise meal! But I can also have it at night when I’m looking for, a little sweetness and comfort!

Word of the Day – piedras – rocks

Tip of the Day – Offer these as “pop rocks” to visitors, especially the kids from the States. They are so surprisingly sweet, with a hint of crunch and tanginess, quite like the candy, “Pop Rocks!”

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Tomato-Corn Salad

“Dorothy, do you mind if we put off your work for a week, because I have to plant my corn?” Jose asked. Now, I know why it’s so important today to plant. Because it’s the full moon!

Recipe of the Day – Tomato-Corn Salad

6 ears of corn, cut off the cob
1 onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 T. Italian parsley
12 basil leaves, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
  options: add beans and rice, cilantro, garlic
Toss together. Top with Italian Dressing:
Italian Herb Dressing.
1 tsp. honey
2 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp.salt
½ tsp. Italian seasonings
2 T basil or cilantro
⅓ c. apple cider vinegar
a splash of water
Pour over salad. Delicious.
This recipe from my ebook – Ecstacy Raw Foods. Donate on the front page of this blog to get a free copy!

Word of the Day – sembrar – to plant

Tip of the Day – You plant, too, Dorothy! Always best to plant at the full moon. So I’ll do another row of lettuce, and transplant two rose bushes to the front of the new house!

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Plantain Citrus Smoothie

 What was this?

About a month ago, a friend of a friend of mine grabbed my hand in front of the Juice Factory and read my palm, saying how powerful I was and that my life line was super short.Then he grabbed it again today and said my life line was super long, I’d live in to the 100s, and that had no connection with the Divine. WTF!!!!I asked my sister, “What can I say to myself to counteract that negativity? What do I do, as it keeps playing in my head? She said, “I know what you mean. I can really feel when something is wrong. Watching or reading heart – opening stuff helps me when someone has messed with me. What do you usually do?  Oh – meditate and surround yourself with light and ask for protection!. Love that!  Maybe we could wrap the offender in a ball of light and mentally float them away like a giant bubble. Or – you can sing Taylor Swift’s,  “Shake It Off” song.”

I did the last one. Better than my immediate response, “I am so connected with the Divine! I am the Divine! Now get the F** away from me, you %*$*%*$.” Ha ha!”


Recipe of the Day – Plantain Citrus Smoothie


1/2 platano or 1 banana

1 mandarin orange

2 stalks celery


Blend or juice the celery, then blend with the other ingredients. Pour over ice cubes, if desired.

Word of the Day – mandarinas – mandarines

Tip of the Day – Dorothy, I am the Divine. Engage. And eat the mandarinas people give you all the time. Wow, they’re so amazing, fresh from the tree. Whoa. Who cares about anything but eating this mandarin?

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How to Dry Rosehips

It used to be that I’d see the workers staring at me no matter what I was doing. They were always ready to jump in and help, and still are! They’ve have seen me in just about every possible state this year, too: happiness, peace, anxiety, crying over a husband gone, stress, joy, wondering, and the clueless look of not understanding the language. They’ve seen me in every dressed state – jeans and skirts, pjs and little jammie shorts, and hopefully nothing less! With make-up, without, dressed up for Tai Chi, in pretty dresses and slumming it around the place. They’ve seen me hit my head on the spiny thorns of the fice trees, stumble on roots, laid-up with a fever, and full of energy, as well. They probably know more about me than anyone!

Recipe of the Day – Drying Rosehips

Pick rosehips from rose bushes. Rinse. Pull off feather-like stems at top, and bottom possibly. Place in a single layer on a dehydrator sheet at 105 degrees or until dry, inside and out, about 24 hours. Grind in the food processor until it becomes a very fine tea!

Word of the Day – flor flower

Tip of the Day – It was a great find to me, the day I discovered you could use the rosehips off the bush, before the roses comes out. And your whole house will smell like roses or fruit punch, yum. My mother often smelled like roses, so I love to have the smell around.

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Sprouted Lentil Hummus

My sister asked me how I was doing today:

“How are you doing, Dorothy. You never complain. Tell me.”

“I know states, change, but M, it’s so easy and peaceful here that I find myself repeating the last words of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory :

‘Mr. Wonka: “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.”
Charlie Bucket: “What happened?”
Mr. Wonka: “He lived happily ever after.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I’m serious.’
Recipe of the Day: Sprouted Lentil Hummus
 Use red lentils, if you wish. They make a beautiful hummus! The hummus can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


2 c.water
1  1/2 c. dried red lentils
2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 T. tahini, cashew or almond butter
5 T. olive oil
1/4 c.freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. himalayan crystal, or other salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper or 21 Seasonings Salute

Directions: Take 1 1/2 c. lentils and put them in a jar. Cover with water and let sit for 1 day. Drain the water and let them sit for one day, until little sprouts appear.
Place lentils, garlic, and tahini in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, a coffee grinder or personal food processor and pulse until lentils are broken up, about ten pulses.
With the motor running, add oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and blend until evenly incorporated, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend for 40 seconds more or until smooth.
Word/phrase of the Day : Como estas? – How are you?
Tip of the Day: Don’t be afraid to be happy.
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Ecuadorian White Chocolate

What’s great about having no doors or windows? All the light – dang, I’m gonna miss that when the rest of the windows come in. And seeing  straight through the house from one side to the other – the perspective of different arches at different angles – I enjoy that every day. Plus, hearing birds’ wings in the middle of the night, and hearing a bird chirp in the house. And saying, “My doors are always open, ha ha!” and meaning it!


Recipe of the Day –White Chocolate

1 c. cacao butter
4 T. raw honey.
2 hpg. T. mesquite powder (or lucuma, both optional)
1 c. cashews, ground
1 vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp.vanilla powder/extract

Grind cashews first, then grate 1 c. cacao butter.
Melt the cacao butter in dehydrator (or double boiler) at 104 degrees. Add the cashews, vanilla and honey by hand. Pour into molds, (ice cube trays work),or into a brownie pan to cut into squares when chilled. Chill or freeze for at least 10 minutes.

Word of the Day – blanco – white

Tip of the Day – Dorothy, they’ve told you over and over, “Never give the money until the work is done.

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Herbal Flat Bread

Here’s what prices look like at the organic store, “Deliciosa,” across from the Bus Terminal in Vilcabamba. This morning:                         

Tomatoes: $1 for 4 lbs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bag of Coco Rallado (shredded coconut) – $1.50                                                                                                                                                                                   Big bunch of cilantro – $0.25                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Huge head of green lettuce – $0.25                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bag of Brown Rice – $2.25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Four Green Apples – $1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two pounds small potatoes –  $0.50                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two avocadoes – $1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bucket of sunflower seeds – $2.50       

Total $10.25 – some of it for way more than a week! Hey, I forgot my tomatoes there, and came back three days later, and started to say, “Hey, on Tuesday I left my …” and she finished with “tomatoes!” And gave me 2 more pounds again! Wow. That is NICE. I doubt any big stores in the U.S. would remember that!


Cinnamon Honey Flat Bread with Chocolate Sauce

The workers saw a deer on the property as they were driving out last night at 7 p.m. They’re as excited as if we had seen a bear! How cool. I wish I’d seen him. I miss the deer from Montana so much. They’re different here, though, darker. Very beautiful colors or dark rich brown


Recipe of the Day – Cinnamon Honey Flat Bread with Chocolate Sauce



1/4 c. cacao powder

1/4 c. honey or 3 drops chocolate stevia

dash salt

1 T. coconut oil

pinch vanilla powder


1 c. gluten-free flour, your choice

dash salt

1/4 c. water or more to make a stiff dough

1 Tab. coconut oil,

1 more Tab. coconut oil – to brush the dough

1/8 c. honey

1 Tab. cinnamon


Combine the ingredients in a sauce and set on top of your horno, inside your dehydrator, or in your double boiler to melt. Stir.

Combine the ingredients for the bread into a stiff dough. Form into a ball, then pat down onto a cookie sheet and press with your fingers into a circle or rectangle. Brush with coconut oil the entire length, then brush lightly with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake about 6-8 minutes before it gets crispy. Remove from heat, slice, and dip your slices into chocolate! Yum, yum!

Word of the Day – oso – bear

Tip of the Day – No need to be nervous making bread. This is a flat bread with no yeast. Make it stiff enough to roll out, but not too sticky! It takes a little getting used, to but it’s worth it, and so fast when you get the hang of it!

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Clarity Bars

Before my daughter left for the States, she left me an appointment with El Paraiso, the hotel that gives the most amazing massages in the world – for $20 an hour. Oh…my…gosh. I walked through town, like some drunken sailor melted with butter, my hair askew and full of massage oils. A car pulled up to me and, with a big smile, Mariana’s daughter asked me how my massage was. “Heaven, Sophia, pure heaven. Can you tell?”  She laughed and said, “Yes, I can see.”


Recipe of the Day – Clarity Bars – from my ebook – Ecstacy Foods. Donate on the first page and get a free copy!

The mix of these superfoods will give your mind clarity of
thought and an ecstacy of taste!


8 ou. dark chocolate (8 ou. Cacao powder mixed with
⅛ c. coconut oil
⅛ c. raw honey + 1 T. lucuma powder
1 T hemp seed, shelled
4000 mg. blue-green algae or spirulina
¼ c. goji berries
1 T. raw almond butter
¼ c. raw oat groats
1 tsp. vanilla or 3 drops vanilla stevia
a touch of sea salt
Melt dark chocolate over very low heat or on top of
dehydrator or mix it by hand. Mix in rest of ingredients,
stirring by hand. Pour into molds. Chill 12 hours and pop
out of molds. Be prepared for supreme energy!


Word of the Dayel cielo, el cielo puro – heaven, pure heaven

Tip of the Day – Take the gifts. And walk around showing how much you are loved. It will make people smile.

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