Doggy Trail Mix

Well, it’s a sad day. Tiko grew out of his backpack. I tried the backpack on as a fanny pack for myself, and it’s too big. That means Tiko’s girth is officially bigger than mine. Good.

Recipe of the Day – Doggy Trail Mix



Pieces of meat
Vegetables (with no garlic or onions)
Fruit (no grapes or raisins)

Directions :Cut ingredients into ½ inch thick pieces
Coat  lightly with oil,
Place in a food dehydrator or into a 200 degree preheated oven until dried.

Word of the Day –sendero – trail

Tip of the Day – Mix any leftovers from your refrigerator to make a flavorful trail mix, which you can pack for a hike or treat.

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Barley Sweet Potato Soup

A cool, grey misty day. No need to water. Quiet on the land. Wilson’s here and after he fixes two-out-of-three IPAD cords, sharpens my machetes, hooks up the washer for hot water,mand fixes a broken hose where water is shooting out, he goes to get stuff on my grocery list while he’s in town getting materials, I don’t have to teach yoga, chi, do reiki or massage. No one needs me, not even the land and it feels wonderful.  Now that’s what I call, a day to myself.

Recipe of the Day – Barley Sweet Potato Soup

2 quarts vegetable broth or water

1 c.  uncooked barley

2 large carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 c. diced tomatoes with juice

1 zucchini, chopped

1 c. cooked garbanzo beans

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. curry powder

1 tsp.  salt

1/2 tsp. cayenne

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. paprika

Directions: Saute the onion, celery and garlic in coconut oil, in the bottom of a large pot,
Pour in the vegetable broth. Add the barley, carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini and garbanzo beans.. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, curry powder, paprika. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 90 minutes. The soup will be very thick. You may adjust by adding more broth or less barley if desired.

Word of the Day – mangera – hose

Tip of the Day – Some days uyou just gotta let others do things for you and rest. Heal.

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Carrot Corn Cookies

I find myself singing. Yay! For several weeks now. And I find myself singing the songs that only came out with the births of my new babies. Isn’t that something? Dare I write this! Yes, I do.                                                                                                                           My friend, Marli came in just now to trade sunflower seeds for bananas while I was taking these out of the oven, and said “Great cookies!”

Recipe of the Day – Carrot Corn Cookies

1 c. carrot pulp from making carrot juice

2 c. oats

1 c. soft yellow corn flour

1 egg

1/4 c. coconut oil

1/2 c. almond milk

1/2 c. coconut crystals

1 tsp. vanilla, or pinch vanilla powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Directions: Preheat the oven to 18o degres C./350 degrees F. Mash the oil, egg and vanilla together.,Add all the dry ingredients and stir well. Bake on an oiled baking sheet for 12-15 minutes, or 20 for high altitudes.

Word of the Day –  canto – i sing

Tip of the Day – You could make these with other gluten-free flours, but the soft pale corn flour works surprisingly well here.

No-Bake Vegan Apple Pie

When I gladly tell two of my children how an abundance of money came in, there’s often a moment of pause. I can see their shocked faces as they think in U.S. terms. Yet the third daughter always emits joyful and immediate happiness for me. How? Because, one, she appears to be the one most worried about me making it here succesfully, and two, because, she says that she always and for three years takes the number I shoot out and multiplies it by three, the U.S. equivalent. And then she’s super happy for me! For instance, if I say I made $70 extra this month! She shifts it to $210 in her head. Smart, huh? Continue reading “No-Bake Vegan Apple Pie”

Walnut Chili Dip

“My meditation master looked at my seat and laughed, “What time are you leaving to teach yoga, Dorothy?” “In eight minutes” i answered. “Oh, you want my seat?” I said, jumping out of the shaded seat to offer mine to him. “Of course! Anything for my meditation master.” At that he started to tell the story of a meditation master, of course, and his ability to go into that emptiness, that space of nothingness and love, at any second. And he gave me some parting words. “Anything outside of that emptiness is illusion, is grasping, is clinging.” Wow.

Recipe of the Day – Walnut Chili Dip


1 c. walnuts

1/2 c. peppers of choice

2 T.Braggs Amino Acids or soy sauce

2 tsp. chili powder

Directions: Put all in your food processor and blend until desired chunkiness.

Word of the Day – silla – seat

Tip of the Day – Make this dish a mainstay in your diet, if you like it. It’s so amazing for you.

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DIY Hummingbird Feeder

My store-bought hummingbird feeder was worn down by wind and rain and just felt apart in pieces! Money-conscious that I am, and so in love with hummingbirds, I made my own. 

How-to of the Day – DIY Hummingbird Feeder


1 plastic bottle (your choice in the size)

the cap of the bottle

1 plastic container

lid to the container

hammer, nail, scissors

Directions: Cut a hole in the bottle cap for the liquid to come out of. Cut a hole in the plastic container just big enough for the bottlecap to squeeze through. Cut 4 more holes in that lid for their beaks to get through. Push the container lid on top of the bottle. Screw on the bottlecap. Add the bottom of the container, Now it’s ready to fill!

Word of the Day – culibri – hummingbird

Tip of the Day – One part sugar to four parts water for the nectar. Just boil it and let cool. Don’t add any food coloring – bad for the little birds!

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Carrot Sweet Potato Garbanzo Stew

i stepped outside about 5:10 a.m. the other day, put my hand on the water faucet to start the sprinkler, and caught a shooting star to the west, woohoo! Which impelled me to look at the whole sky. And there, to the east, was that UFO everyone here has been seeing for a long time. Not a plane, as it hovers, dips, waits, goes off for a bit and returns, With my fuzzy eyes, it looks like it has six arms, is that right? And doesn’t have any feelings of animosity or danger surrounding it. I called Tiko up to the terrace and watched for a long time, maybe twenty minutes, befor it was gone. No sound. Same as this morning, as well.


Recipe of the Day – Garbanzo Camot Stew


1 lb. garbanzos

1 pot water

1/4 c. brown rice

1 onion, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 T. coconut oil

1 T.. chili seasoning

1 tsp. garlic

1/2 tsp. pepper

Directions : Soak the garbanzos overnight, then drain the water and cook for 45 minutes. Or use the quick-soak method and boil for two minutes and turn off for an hour. Drain the water, re-fill and bring to a boil to cook. You can add the brown rice at this time, as well. Wash and slice the sweet potato and add to the pot the last ten minutes Saute the onion and seasonings in the oil, and add to the pot. Simmer until ready to serve.

Word of the Day – objecto – object

Tip of the Day – Add a cup of peanut butter and blend well, for a delicious creamy stew or soup, if you add more water,

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Cheesy Chipotle Dip on Youtube

A reader asks, “What is ORMUS. again, Dorotea?”

Ah, I did a post on it a while back, but this is better:

ORMUS, also called ORMEs (Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Elements) and m-state materials, is a group of substances exhibiting many miraculous properties, such as healing powers and superconductivity at room temperature. They were discovered in 1975 by David Hudson, a cotton farmer from Arizona.

Chemically, ORMUS is a group of precious metals (gold, platinum, iridium, etc.) in an state of matter where the metals do not form any bonds or crystals but exist as separate single atoms. At the same time, it is supposedly the material that the soul (or the life force) of all organisms is made of, an “essence of life”. When mixed with water, it forms a gelatinous suspension that is drinkable.

Reported effects of ORMUS on the human body:
Cures disease, including cancer and AIDS
Corrects errors in the DNA
Acts as a superconductor
Emits gamma radiation

Levitates in the Earth’s magnetic field
Encourages deep meditational states
Has a “weigh-ability” different from mass, which probably means an inertial mass, different from the gravitational mass

Balances the body either way; if you’re tired you receive energy, when over-stimulated it calms you.

Recipe of the Day – Cheesy Chipotle Dip

1/2 c. water
2 c. cashews
1 yellow bell pepper
juice of one lemon
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder

Directions: Blend the cashews for 7-10 minutes until creamy, Add the other ingredients and blend again until creamy. Serve warm.

Word of the Day – energia – energy

Tip of the Day – Drink the ORMUS daily, if you need it. I use mine for meditation, but only need to encourage the state every three days or so. Improves my energy and oitlook on life, too!

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Almond Crackers

How’s Tiko, you ask? Well, here he is in all his big, beautiful splendor, on a mountain where we hiked with a friend for four hours the other day.. Tiko is so awesome. With just a few tiny meanderings, he stayed with us the entire time. What a dog. I love him so much.

Recipe of the  Day – Almond Crackers

For about one dozen little crackers:

1 c. almonds
2 stalks celery
1 large carrot
3 pinches sea salt
3 pinches cayenne (optional)

Directions: Process almonds in the food processor until the mixture forms almond meal. (about 2 minutes). Add the vegetables and spices,
Process again until it looks like a batter. Spread on lined-dehydrator sheets and score with knife for rectangular crackers, or use a wine glass to cut little circles. Dehydrate at 104 degrees for 12 hours, flip the paper and dehydrate another 12 hours or so until very crispy.

Word of the Day – galletas – crackers

Tip of the Day – Oh, gosh, go hiking. Get up there in the trees, where you can breathe and restore your soul!

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