Cherry Green Smoothie

My daughter says, I was watching a documentary about Mae West and one of her lines was “do you believe in love at first sight?” Mae says, “It certainly saves time…”

Recipe of the Day – Cherry Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 stalks organic celery, washed and chopped

1 frozen banana, chopped

1 handful cherries (strawberries or other berries)

1 c. tea, water, coconut milk or other seed/nut milk, even oat milk!

Directions: Blend all until creamy with a little water or rejuvelac, if desired.

Word/Phrase of the Day – amor a primera vista – love at first sight

Tip of the Day – Substitute other berries, if you like! Acai, blueberries, etc….

 

Clare’s Midnight Pumpkin Cream Cheese Sandwich

Clare says, “19 min. exactly in a 13″x 9″ glass pan. Parchment paper down, ’cause you’re gonna flip it out and cut it half, then stack the two halves on top of each other. Frost the bottom one. Put the next one on top. Frost that one, then put sprinkles. The easiest cake recipe I’ve ever made in my life.”

I creamed the eggs, sugar and pumpkin together first. Then added 1/2 tsp. vanilla to the cake recipe. Added a dash of cardamom, too.  I used “Apple Pie Spice,” instead of cinnamon, and was out of baking soda, so I used 4 tsp. baking powder instead , (which is 4x weaker than baking soda.) I was out of cinnamon because I’d used it as an anti-fungal to keep fungus gnats (a.k.a. fruit flies) away from my plants. This is all true.”

This is how Adam gets his midnight snacks. It was too hot to cook during the day, so we didn’t turn on the oven ’til 11:30 p.m. It was supposed to be a pumpkin roll, but I realized halfway through I don’t have a pumpkin roll pan.    This is how Adam gets fed.”

Recipe of the Day-Pumpkin Roll

Ingredients:

3 eggs

2/3 c. Pumpkin

1 c. Sugar

1 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Dash cardamom

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

3 c. Flour

Bake this at 375 dgrees for 19 minutes in Montana.

Filling:

3 T. Butter

8 ou. Cream Cheese

3/4 tsp. Vanilla

I c. Sugar

Directions: Line a cake roll pan or other with parchment paper and follow directions abovd.

Word of the Day – Preocupada – worry

Tip of the Day – The batter looks super liquidy. But it’s okay. Don’t worry about it at all.

 

How I Harvested My Cacao – DIY Cacao Tea and Nibs

I’m harvesting my first cacao pods! I’ve shelled the dried seeds to use as cacao tea. And the beans to ground for my desserts. The nibs to use in my oatmeal and cookies! It worked very well. No bitterness at all. Beautiful!

Recipe of the day – DIY Harvest Cacao

Ingredients:

3-4 Cacao Pods, slightly soft and dark red

Directions:

Cut the pods in half. You can cut off the ends first, if you like. Scoop out the insides. You can eat the white flesh around each seed, if you like. But you don’t have to! They dry in the dehydrator and taste like candy! Throw the whole mass on the dehydrator sheets and dry at 150 degrees F. for 20 hours. Put in a bag and mash with a mallet. The shells will come off and you put them in a bag for cacao tea. Put the nibs in another bag, and the white shells in a third. The shells are your tea!

Word of the Day – cosecha – harvest

Tip of the Day- You can put them in the sun. It’s just that the bugs come so fast. You can dry them under 105 degrees F, to keep them raw. But going over 150 degrees will make them bitter and burnt.

 

How to Ferment Your Tofu

Well, my friend the  froggy, the one basically lives in my house  – I finally discovered how he was getting in. I watched his legs disappear through these tiny holes in the bathroom sink. Then, if I’m very observant, I can watch his little eyes peak out when he thinks I’m not looking. Here he is peaking out of the bathroom sink holes.

Recipe of the Day – Fermented Tofu

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices fresh firm tofu
  • 1 tsp, chili powder
  • 12 tsp, pepper
  • 12 tsp. fennel
  • 1 T. salt
  • 12 c. rice wine or your choice vinegar
  • Directions:

    1. Press the bean curd  between 2 paper towels and 2 plates for 2 hours. Dry with towels and cut into 9 cubes. Place in covered baking dish or steamer pot in well aired room for 2 to 4 days.  It will have an old yellowish color and have a very strong smell like blue cheese.
    2. Sprinkle seasonings over all.
    3. Put into a clean, wide-mouth jar Pour wine to cover and sprinkle salt mix on top. Cover in keep in refrigerator. IT will be ready to use in a week and will keep indefinitely. It should be soft and creamy.

Word of the Day – bano – bathroom

Tip of the Day – This smells really strong, as strong as blue cheese. Don’t be afraid!  You could also make it without the seasonings if it’s too strong for you. It was most excellent in M’s stir-fry and sauce, in black-eyed peas, with beans or rice.

Veggie Kraut Video

Here’s what my friend, Lucas’ previous owner, wrote about Lucas: “Wow, Wow, Wow! Sooo remember the Lucas saga last year? He has been doing just fine, until lately. He started limping, and showing signs of hip displasia Dorothy was very worried. But then last night she gave him a drop of CBD oil and a half tsp of C60 and today he is happy and running around! I wish it would work that well for me, but, hey, I’m so glad about Lucas that I hardly feel mine

” Then this morning I wrote:  So true! It was actually a miniscule part of a drop of CBD oil in his food, with 1/8 tsp. C60., for the body weight above, in case anyone needs that info. Today I watched him awake. His hips gave out underneath him. I gave his the same dose as above and he was back to free energy, free hips and his usual happy self right after breakfast, 4 hours ago, woohoo! Climbed stairs easily and went on his walk with zero symptoms!

Recipe of the Day – Veggie Kraut

 

Ingredients:

1 green cabbage

1 purple cabbage

6 carrots

1 sweet red onion

1 T. apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or rejuvelac

– optional Seasonings to taste (garlic, cayenne, herbs, caraway seeds) – optional.

Directions: Finely chop cabbage, saving outside leaves. Chop carrots and onion. Place vegetables into a large bowl or crock. Add vinegar and seasonings. Cover with outside cabbage leaves. Place large plate and weight on top. Press down to remove air from Kraut. Leave at room temperature for 3 days or until it is sour enough for your taste. Place in covered glass jar. Refrigerate. It will keep up to 3 weeks. Eat ½ cup a day with meals for great elimination! Another zero fat, healthy bacteria, non-fruit recipe to give you amazing health! In Ann Wigmore’s video she says don’t bother to add any seasonings, the taste is so good by itself. And she didn’t add the vinegar. It helps the fermentation process, but it doesn’t really need help fermenting.

Word of the Day – cojear – limp

Tip of the Day – Go to the front page, and press the paypal button. Donate at least one penny to the site and I’ll send my ebook – Ecstacy Raw Foods – with over 100 raw food recipes in it, including this one. So there you go!

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter isn’t that pretty to look at, but it sure tastes good! Oh my gosh, I can’t stop eating it!

Recipe of the Day – Sunflower Seed Butter

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. raw sunflower seeds (if roasted. as your heart desires)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 c.  chia seeds
  • 1/4 c. caraway seeds
  • 1/4 c. coconut crystals
  • 1 pinch stevia powder
  • 1 T. flax seeds
  • optional: 1-2 tsp coconut sugar or stevia to sweeten, pumpkin or hemp seeds

Directions

  1. If you want to roast the sunflower seeds, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and spread the seeds on a baking sheet.
  2. Roast for 10-15 minutes, stirring/turning the pan occasionally, until light golden.
  3. Add the sunflower seeds to a food processor (or high speed blender) and blend until a butter forms, scraping down sides as needed. It took about 15 minutes in my food processor, turning off every few minutes so it wouldn’t overheat. But yours might work better!
  4. Add salt, chia seeds and flax flax seed,and mix/pulse to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt, and sweeteners.
  5. So good on cornbread, waffles, gf toast, bananas, you name it!
  6. Word of the Day – mantequilla – butter
  7. Tip of the Day – Resist the urge to add any additional oil (and especially not water, as it will cause the butter to seize up).avoid using liquid sweeteners, as they can cause the butter to seize up and lose its form).

Grapefruit Green Juice Video

Some people say not to combine greens with citrus. But after all these years, I do what works with my body.Meaning, no gas or discomfort afterwards, only feeling good!

Recipe of the Day –

Ingredients:

1 grapefruit, peeled and seeded

1/2 ” ginger, grated

3 drops lemon ginger, liquid

1/2 c. water

Directions:

Wash a head of greens – lettuce, cucumber, spinach or kale, parsley Juice with the grapefruit, ginger stevia,  water .Drink immediately. The stevia cuts the bitterness of the grapefruit and makes it truly delicious! t!

Word/Phrase of the Day – pruebalo- try it!

Tip of the Day – Try it with lemon or orange, instead of grapefrui

Raw Chocolate Drizzled Pears Video

You know I know it’s not Valentine’s Day, but you can make these anytime, right? The pears aren’t too plentiful here in Ecuador, so it’s a great find!

Recipe of the Day – Chocolate-Drizzled Pears

Ingredients:

1 organic, raw pear

1/3 c. raw walnuts, finely chopped

Chocolate syrup:

1 heaping T cacao powder

1 heaping T agave syrup, or other liquid sweetener

2 tiny drops olive oil

Cherries

Directions: 1. Drizzle the pear with lemon juice. 2. Arrange 1 or 2 pears on each serving dish then drizzle chocolate syrup generously over each serving. 3. Top with cherries and nuts.

Word of the Day – peras – pears

Tip of the Day – Use that syrup on pancakes, woohoo!

 

Sprouted Quinoa Tabouli

I took the dogs for a walk, as I do in the mornings, and today Tiko dashed up a hill and was barking like he does at a cow, a horse or a wild animal. I called for the, and Lucas came back almost immediately. But Tiko kept barking at the “intruder,” then came back and showed us a long scratch on his nose. Guanchaca, opossum? Something with a nice sharp claw, for sure!

Recipe of the Day – Sprouted Quinoa Tabouli

Ingredients:

1 c. sprouted quinoa

1 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/4 c. lemon or lime juice

2 T.  olive oil, extra virgin

4 T. green onions

1 cucumber, diced

4 tomatoes, diced

1 c. parsley

1/2 c. cilantro

1/2 c. fresh mint

Spinkle of garam masala, or other cinnamon mixture.

Directions: Take the quinoa seeds, soak them for 8-10 hours in a jar with a fine mesh, or a sprouting bag, filled with water. Drain the water and let it sit for up to 12 hours, until they have little sprouts. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss. Drizzle with olive oil and salt, and toss lightly. Cover with nuts and dressing!

Word of the Day – rasguño – scratch

Tip of the Day –The “Mother Grain” the “Gold of the Incas,” is not a grain, but a seed of the goosefoot plant! It has 8 essential amino acids and is high in protein!

Coco Lemon Scones

I’ve been having some cool tarantulas in my house lately. They seem so friendly!

Recipe of the Day – Raw Buckwheat Scones

Ingredients:

2/3  c. Sprouted Buckwheat

2 mashed bananas

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. grated coconut

touch lemon juice, optional

3 drops lemon juice Stevia, or other sweetener

Directions: Soak buckwheat for one hour only. Wash and rinse 5x a day. Stir it around so it doesn’t get gelatinous. And let it drain. Mash with all the ingredients, or use the food processor.  Keep it crunchy, if you like. LIne your dehydrator sheets with parchment paper. Put triangle-shapes of the batter on the sheets. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for as long as you want. Up to 24 hours, depending on how crispy you want them. Check every couple hours. Put some  almond butter, cashew frosting or cherry chia jam on top! (see my recipe on this blog by typing it into the search bar.)

Word of the Day – tarántulas – tarantulas

Tip of the Day – Sprouted Buckwheat has 8 of the essential amino acids, including omega 3’s and 6’s, lowers the “bad” cholesterol and raises the good! Lowers your blood pressure. Super good for diabetics.