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!

Amaranth Greens or Salad

Amaranth is  a very nutritious leaf that makes nice salad greens. It’s  techically a seed, not a grain. The leaves are nutitionally similar to beets, Swiss chard and spinach, but are much superior. And they are all over the place, in the wild, when in season here. They  contain three times more calcium and niacin than spinach leaves. an excellent source of carotene, iron, calcium, protein, vitamin C and trace elements.


Recipe of the Day –
Amaranth Leaf Salad

photo by serious eats

Ingredients:

4 c. amaranth (washed , picked and towel dried leaves .)

1 T. olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon

pinch of salt

Directions- Toss.

Word of the Day – amaranto – amaranth

Tip of the Day – Growing amaranth is possible all year round in the tropics. That’s one of the reasons it is an essential and ubiquitous plant in my permaculture garden.

 

Flowering Amaranth PlantsPhoto by Dysviz

 

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.

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.

 

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).

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!

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!

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!