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.

Raw Chocolate Chip Bars Video

I stepped into my boots this morning, again without socks, and dang it! A whiggly creature made me throw the boot off. A little tiny frog, yikes. Did NOT like to feel his slimy skin on my toes.

Recipe of the Day – Raw Chocolate Chip Bars

Ingredients:

4 c. raw oat groats

1/ c. melted coconut oil

1 c. powdered sweetener (I use coconut crystals)

1/2 c. liquid sweetener (Honey, agave, yacon, molasses or coconut syrup)

2 pinches vanilla powder or 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Syrup Ingredients:

2/3 c. almond butter

1/2 c. melted coconut oil

2 T. raw sweetener, agave, honey or coconut syrup

1/4 c. cacao powder

1 T. mesquite or lucuma powder (optional)

Directions: Grind the raw oat groats. Soak 8-12 hours, then let them sit for 12 hours. Add: the melted coconut oil , sweetener – coconut crystals or raw sugar of choice , liquid sweetener – honey, agave, yacon, vanilla extract or powder. Mix together, and press into a brownie pan. Top with  the  chocolate syrup.  Mix the nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower seeds, macadamia, pecans, walnuts) with the  liquid coconut oil,  honey or agave , cacao powder (I mix mine half with carob) and the mesquite or lucuma powder (optional).Melt in a double boiler. Stir or blend until creamy. Pour over the oat mixture. Stir in 1/2 c. cacao nibs or sprinkle on top. Chill or freeze. Cut into bars. OMG

Word of the Day – Rana – frog
Tip of the Day – You can just use regular oats, if you want, or oat flour, already ground.

Tomato Onion Bread

Pieter, used to be the Wheatgrass Man in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, shows how to make Wheatgrass Bread, in the manner of the Essenes, and Ann Wigmore, in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, at the home of Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes-Monarch.

Recipe of the Day –  Tomato Onion Bread

Ingredients:

2 c. spring wheatberries

1 c. fresh basil

1 c. chopped tomatoes

1 chopped onion

1 squash, seeded, peeled and cubed

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 c. ground flax seeds

options: 1 c. kamut or rye berries, instead of the wheatberries

Directions:

Soak  wheatberries for one day. Drain. Rinse twice a day or 2 – 3 days, depending on how long you want the sprouts. Grind in your Omega Juicer or Greenstar Juicer with: basil, tomatoes, onions, squash, pepper, ground flax seeds Spread on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 20 hours at 105 degrees. Flip over after the first 10 hours. You can also use rye or kamut berries, sprouted, instead of wheatberries.

Word of the Day – cebolla roja – red onion

Tip of the Day – Some people think they can’t eat wheatberries, if they’re allergic to wheat. But they often find that sprouted they are able to!

Raw Pesto Pasta and Alfredo Pasta Video

With the new dry season, and watering a few hours a days again, my feet are achy at night. I put a cold water bottle in the fridge and roll it under your feet at night! Oh, man, what a relief!

Recipe of the Day – Raw Pesto Pasta and Alfredo Pasta

ingredients:

Pesto:

3/4 c. (Thai) coconut water

2 cloves garlic

juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 c. pine nuts, soaked at least an hour

1 c. chopped basil

2 T. olive oil

For Alfredo, Use these ingredients above, then add –

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Directions:  Blend until creamy and pour over zucchini pasta.

Word of the Day – pies – feet

Tip of the Day –  Get your cia bo at ubraw.com, or use a potato peeler.

 

Guanabana Truffles

Guanabana fruit or graviola comes from the evergreen/soursop tree. The fruit is so good! It’s a combination of strawberry and pineapple in my mouth, my favorite juice combination. They kill off parasites, improve respiratory conditions, reduce inflammation, treat some kinds of cancer and enhance the immune system.

Recipe of the Day  –Guanabana Truffles

Ingredients:

1 c. Guanabana, mashed

1/2 c. sunflower seeds

1 T. chocolate spread or cacao nibs

Dash of water or seed/nut milk if needed to form a good ball.

Directions: Mash together, or put them in your blender or food processor, and process until it starts to form a ball. Roll into balls and chill.

Word of the Day – Guanabana – Soursop

Tip of the Day – This fruit has vitamins B1, vB2,  C., the coenzyme Q10, the minerals calcium, zinc, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium. It’s also a pain-reliever when applied topically. Holy schmoly!

How to Sprout Alfalfa and Clover Sprouts (Video)

This couple tried to raise $1500 on Facebook this week to help this wonderful group on the border that helps get immigrant parents out on bond and gives them legal aid. Instead of $1500, they so far got $11 million! And volunteers offering to fly into help too. Trump is signing an exec order making it stop today but did nothing to reunite the 2300 children already taken. They will not be grandfathered into the new plan and are stuck.My sister says, “

My kids cousin is a legal student working there. Sure lifted my spirits seeing people put their money where there mouth is Looks like it is up to almost $13 millionOver 300,000 people donated. So happy.”
Fundraiser for RAICES by Charlotte Willner and Dave Willner
$12,823,091 raised of $15,000,000 • 4 days left

Ingredients:

Alfalfa seeds, clover seeds,
water
jar with a straining lid or screen with tiny holes
Directions: Cover the bottom of the jar with seeds. You don’t have to measure them. Fill the jar with water about 1/3 of the way. Soak for 24 hours in the dark. Pour out the water. Every day water the seeds once a day, enough to moisten the seeds, and pour the water out.
Word of the Day – ayudar – to help
Tip of the Day – Those in the video are 5-day sprouts. You can eat them earlier, if you like! More nutrients!

DIY Dishwashing Liquid (Video)

Well, I sprained my ankle last week. Then, went to teach Tai Chi yesterday. I showed all these wonderful energy exercises, right? Then, after everyone built up their chi, at the very end, a couple asked if they could send their energy chi to my ankle. The whole group nodded excitedly, then sixteen people bent down, closed their eyes and sent prayers for my ankle. Seriously! And it feels amazingly better. Oh my gosh!

Recipe of the Day – DIY DIshwashing Liquid

Ingredients:
3 T. liquid Castile soap
2 c. warm water
2 tsp glycerine
2 T. white vinegar
10 drops lavender essential oil
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a jar, ( hopefully a dark bottle). Cover, and shake well to blend. Use about 1 tbsp for dishwashing.

Raw Snacks Video

I’m teaching Tai Chi up at Matt Monarch’s Raw Food Retreat right now. Reminding me, as I talk with the guests, that people need Ideas, things you can do on the run, to take to work, to travel with or at home, to keep you on a raw food diet. Here’s a video suggesting a good handful.

Word of the Day –lista – list

Tip of the Day – Having the food in front of you is a big necessary plus on a raw food diet. Make a grocery list as you watch the video!