Repe Soup with Camote

My camote plants started producing! These are my first sweet potatoes, yum! They are so good, coming out of the dirt. Here’s my Repe Soup with camote..

Recipe of the Day – Repe with Camote

Ingredients:

  • 6 green bananas, peeled and diced (about 4 cups)
  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium sized finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 6 c. water, can also use the broth or cooking liquid from the peas
  • 1 c. oat milk
  • 4 T. finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Directions:
  1. Add the water or broth from the camote, bring to a boil and add the diced green bananas, simmer until the green bananas are soft, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Add the camote, stir well and cook for 5 minutes. You can blend this for a creamy soup with the oat milk, if you like.

Word of the Day – repe – green banana soup

Tip of the Day – Serve with avocado and hot sauce, salsa or Aji! The traditional Ecuadorian recipe uses ½ tsp ground achiote (optional) mozzarrella and feta cheese.

 

Boldo Tea

This is an herb I got in the Otavlo Market – the Boldo leaf, used to treat mostly ailments of the liver, bladder and protate, but also for the gallbladder and gallstones. It’s also fo insomnia, rheumatism, cystitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, colds, constipation, indigestion and earache. It’s been used traditionally to rid the intestines of worms, as a mild sedative and nerve tonic..

Recipe of the Day – Boldo Tea

Ingredients: a couple leaves Boldo.

Directions. Take a couple leaves of Boldo and pour hot, almost boiling water over. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes.  This cup also has a twig of horsetail in it!

Word of the Day – liver – higado

Tip of the Day – What I do, to see if herbs work well together, is to taste the tea of each individually, smell and taste both. If they’re both calm, or of the same feeling, I combine them!

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.

 

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.

Rhubarb Smoothie Video

The neat thing about hanging upside down for your back, is you can see the underside of a bird’s belly! What!

Recipe of the Day – Raw Rhubarb Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 stalks rhubarb

1 c. cherries, strawberries, an orange or all!

1 c. water, juice or coconut milk

1/4 c. raw honey or sweetener

sprinkle of rosemary

options – 2 stalks celery, a dash of cherry liqueur, 1 Tab. chia seeds To make into a pudding, or smoothie, add 1 Tab. soaked chia seeds, 1 banana

Wash and strip 2 stalks rhubarb. Cut off the leaves and discard, if it hasn’t been done for you. Chop into little pieces. Put in the blender with: cherries, strawberries, or an orange ,. liquid – water or juice, coconut milk,raw honey or sweetener of choice and rosemary

Word of the Day – colgar – to hang

Tip of the Day – To make into a rhubarb crumble, spread over a raw oat/almond crust.

 

 

Cranapple Juice Video


On this video on youtube, you can hear about cranberries, how they’re low in fat, high in vitamins E, K, C and manganese, high in anti-oxidants, good for UTIs and bladder infections!

 

Recipe of the Day – Cranapple Juice

Ingredients:

1 c. cranberries

1 apple

1 pear

Directions: Juice.

Word of the Day – usa – you use/you wear

Tip of the Day – Add a little water if you want to. Add sweetening if you’ve got a non-sweet apple!

Mung Bean Recipes

Correction on this video – mung beans are from India!

Recipe of the Day – Sprouted Mung Bean Recipes

Ingredients;

1 c. mung beans

water

Directions: Soak 1 cup mung bean sprouts for 12 hours. Rinse every 8 hours for 1-5 days, depending on how long you want the sprouts. Put a weight on top between rinses. On the 3rd (or last) day, soak the sprouts again for 10-20 minutes, then let them dry completely. Skip the last rinse to generate heat.

Herbal Party Sprouts: Mix the sprouts with 1 Tablespoon each of : oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, rosemary, marjoram, onion plus 1/2 tsp. olive oil or sesame oil.

Mung Bean Salad: Chop up your choice of vegetables: cucumbers, carrots, peppers, cabbage, snow peas, mushrooms, pineapple. Toss with sprouts .

Ginger Dressing: 3 T. tahini or nut butter, 2 T. Bragg’s Amino Acids or Nama Shoyu, juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 tsp. green curry paste, 1 tsp. honey, 1/4 c. water. Blend and pour over salad. Chill!

Word of the Day – errores – errors/mistakes

Tip of the Day – These sprouts go great in the Mock Tuna recipe!

Chia Jam

I went to the States and had a beautiful, beautiful heart-warming visit with my kids. One in Montana, and two in Oregon. No luckier woman is there, than I.

Recipe of the Day – Chia Jam

Ingredients:

7 strawberries

a handful of blueberries

a tsp. of raw honey

1 Tablespoon chia seeds soaked in water for 10 minutes

Directions: Blend all.

Word of the Day – hermosa – beautiful

Tip of the Day –Switch your fruits around to make different jams! We have some gorgeous apricots right now, in this town, that would make some awesome chia jam!

Mock Tuna

These huge white herons, with black on their wings, have been nesting on the hills, rocks and crags  of Las Vegas, Cucanama Bajo, Ecuador, or neighborhood! None of the locals I’ve spoke with have ever seen them before! Tall, whote, with a little black or dark grey on theor wings, 3-4 feet tall and gorgeous!

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Recipe of the Day – Mock Tuna

Ingredients:

3 c. alfalfa sprouts – optional

1/3 c. soaked, sprouted sunflower seeds

(1/4 c. sprouted lentils)- optional

(1/4 c. mung bean sprouts) – optional

2 stalks celery

3 heaping T. raw almond butter

1 T. kelp powder (or 1 tsp. seaweed)

1/4 c. onion

1/4 c. tomatoes

1/4 c. chopped pickles, (optional)

1/4 c. Bragg’s amino acids

1/2 avocado

Directions: Grind celery and sunflower seeds in the food processor until mixture comes together. Mix by hand with the raw almond butter, kelp powder or seaweed, onion, tomatoes and soy sauce or Bragg’s amino acids. Scoop out a half an avocado and fill with this wonderful raw, mock tuna! It’s really delicious.

Word of the Day – heron – garza

Tip of the Day – Do it without the sprouts, if you want.