Diy Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

I saw C in town with a great new haircut from our neighbor, Phil, who has a new salon up from the JF. On her way back she said, “i bought you a haircut and you have to get it right now!” Which i did ($15) and he washed my air! I feel pretty! 

Recipe of the Day – DIY  Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 c. allspice
    • 1/2 c. Panela
    • 6 tsp. Powdered garlic
    • 4 tsp. mild red pepper spice
    • 1 T, ground thyme, (or 2 T. fresh leaves)
    • 2 T. Powdered  onions
    • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

    Add 2 T. Bragg’s Amino Acids or Soy Sauce to make a paste,

Directions: Put all of the ingredients into a food processor or a blender and process until smooth.

  • Word of the Day  – corte de pelo – hair cut

    Tip of the Day – put whole allspice berries straight into the food processor or blender, if you like. Store this (if you added Bragg’s) sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator indefinitely.

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.

 

M’s Fried Rice

My sister, M wrote this: “

I was trying to make our favorite and fantastic fried rice recipe without the brown sugar and sesame oil and it turned out good!  Who knew?  I made the sauce in the blender instead of the pan and replaced the brown sugar with grapes and the sesame oil with tahini.  I was so surprised that it was good! Dates would have worked too but I didn’t think of that and my grapes were about to turn bad.

Recipe of the Day – M’s fried Rice

SCRAMBLE 

1/2 onion sliced, carmelized

Tofu block crumbled (regular size container)

1 T. nutritional yeast

1/4 tsp. black pepper 

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. turmeric

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

2 c. cooked brown rice

1/2 c. peas

1/2 medium carrot small cubes

SAUCE

2 T.  Bragg’s or soy sauce low sodium 

2 T. rice vinegar

2 T. grapes, panela or coconut crystal

1 tsp. smoked paprika 

4 T. water 

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tsp. red chili flakes

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

DIRECTIONS: Carmelize onion by sauteing for 15 minutes or so until crystal and sweet. Add tofu scramble. Move to bowl. Heat sauce, peas, carrots. Add rice. Reduce heat. Add scramble. Mix and serve.  

Word/Phrase of the Day – te conoci – i met you

Tip of the Day – Add avocado!

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.

M’s Date Stir-Fry and Sauce

Yesterday I looked in chagrin at the smoldering hillside, on the property bordering mine, where the new neighbor’s gardener had left. They don’t have a house yet, just burning brush. At 11:30 p.m. I was awakened, perhaps the nearby crackling. Jumped up, looked out, and uncontrolled fires were wreaking havoc. I grabbed the flashlight and my boots, took the long watering hose, and proceeded to put out fire after fire. Jim, the neighbor was on the hillside talking down to me. I couldn’t see him, but knew his voice – a comforting voice

in the quiet of the night. I asked him to call the fire department. The stars were truly amazing through the smoke. I kept trying to cover my face with my short hair, but after an hour or so my eyes were stinging and I started to cough. My arms were
aching from holding the hose upward to the hillside. I had to vacillate running up to the Casita Guadua – the bamboo house, where there was so little water I was using a trickle  to put out the approaching flames. Then, I would go down and to the corner again.

Then back up, and the flames were within 5 feet of the casital Holy cow. Jim was gone, but another couple was talking to me and shining their flashlight on the next bit of flames. There was nothing anyone could do as mine was the only hose. Their houses were too far away, yet they had seen the flames from up the mountain and come down. Sweet and comforting, Otis and Jessica to come down after midnight. They left after awhile and it was so silent, in my mind and outside, except for the cracklingof the brush and newly catching mesquite/fice trees. 

When I started feeling overwhelmed,I said, “I need help,” and immediately there were golden beings at my back. Fires went out. The irrigation hose on the ground sprouted two leaks which kept back the fires. Come on! I did my Shaman way of becoming pure love and facing the spirits of the fire, and IMMEDIATELY they went out, one by one.
Oh

My

Gosh.

I went in to the house without thinking, knowing it was all taken care of. This morning I translated my speech, ready for the neighbors, and put it in my pocket.  They stood on the burnt slope and I told them I needed a conversation. With wide, gentle eyes, they never looked down or away. Never looked anything but helpful. Six of them. I told them how dangerous it was for their worker to start fires in the wind, and repeated I needed the hose repaired by the end of the day. Then Wilson drove by. I caught him, and he translated for them as well, telling them to call him and he would help repair this afternoon.

Sweet!

I’m tired, ha.

But still with empty mind and remembering the quiet of the night, the beauty of everything even with the sounds of Tiko and Lucas barking at the fire. I’m SO taken care of.

So loved.

Recipe of the Day –Date Stir Fry Sauce

In blender:

2 dates soaked

1 c soak water

1/2 c low sodium soy sauce

1/2 c walnut pieces

4 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp ginger

4 tsp unsweetened rice vinegar

2 tsp sriracha sauce

1/4 tsp red chili flakes

1/4 tsp ground back pepper

Blend. Put in frying pan. Add:

1 c frozen peas

1 c chopped carrots

2 c diced kale

1/2 container drained tofu seasoned per other recipe*

Cook till carrots are soft before adding rice. Let flavors blend in low simmer before removing.

Mary

Word/phrase of the Day – luchando contra el fuego – fighting the fire

Tip of the Day – D- We have these wonderful greens here that would work in this recipes, that steam up like spinach – 4 different types of kale,
amaranth greens and these weird-looking spinach that don’t look like the States.

 

 

 

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!