Cinnamon Sweet Walnut Butter

I knew I liked walnut butter. But on the way to the food processor, I thought, “Why not put cinnamon in it? And sweetening? Cinnamon Sugar!”

Recipe of the Day – Cinnamon Sweet Walnuts

Ingredients:

1 c. walnuts

1 pinch stevia (or more to taste)

1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

Blend in a food processor a good blender. Rest your machine as needed.

Word of the Day – nueces – walnuts

Tip of the Day – These are a lot faster to blend than almonds. Maybe only five minutes in your food processor.

Remedies for Toe Fungus

Seems to be quite common here, where the air is so moist, to have foot fungi. I know, because I saw it on the yoga and chi students, not mentioning the guys in town with the yellow, cracking, swollen painful feet. I had it for a time in Montana, but it left while on a fast. A reader asked me to post these recipes she found, so here they are, in her writing:

Recipes of the Day – Foot Fungus

-So, Vick’s Vapo Rub is good because of the mixture of Thymo (Thyme Oil), Camphor and Eucalyptus Oil. This you apply 2x a day for a few weeks, if it’s a mild case, or 5-16 months if extreme.

-You can also mix a 1:2 mixture of white vinegar:water and soak 15 minutes 2x a day for weeks to months, depending on the severity. You MUST wash and dry your feet super thoroughly however if you use the vinegar treatment because any moisture can cause MORE fungus. Also, vinegar can actually burn your skin, so, if it at any time,it  becomes painful, dilute with more water and use the soak every other day. Keeping a clean, BLEACHED OUT basin or bucket is MUCH safer than doing this in your tub or shower, as any foot and or toenail fungus can be extremely contagious.
Word of the Day – hongo – fungus
Tip of the Day – No matter what, if you have toenail fungus, you should not share socks, shoes, or nail polish with anyone else. If you live in close quarters with other people, take 1 Tbsp. Bleach and 1/2 Qt. Water, mix and spray down shower or tub and leave it for at least 15 minutes before rinsing, wiping clean, and allowing anyone else to use it. Bleach all socks between uses so that you don’t give it back to yourself. Get an anti fungal spray for any/all shoes you own and have worn with foot fungus. Pre-spray any shoes you might wear without socks.

 

Most doctors recommend an oral pill for mild to severe fungal infections but for people with liver disease, an aversion to pharmaceuticals, etc. there are a ton of homeopathic remedies.
Cool, eh?

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.

 

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.

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.

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!

Raw Island Dressing

This is on youtube!

Recipe of the Day – Raw Island Dressing,

Ingredients:

Mayo

1/2 c. cashews, soaked at least 45 minutes in a little water or rejuvelac

1 T.apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. honey, raw agave or other sweetener,

1/2 c. juice from an orange or lemon

Directions: Blend to a paste. Options- add olive oil, basil, lemon, onion

Ketchup: 1

fresh tomato

1 handful dried tomatoes (either sun-dried, or dry them in your dehydrator for 12 hours at 104 degrees)

1 clove garlic

1 T. Bragg’s Amino Acids

1/4 inch piece tamarind (optional – 1 T raisins)

Directions: Blend to a paste. Options- add olive oil, basil, lemon, onion

Mustard:

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 T Mustard – (to make your own mustard, start out with a T ground mustard seeds, add vinegar or water until paste like, then play around with it, add ginger and black pepper for a little spice, add honey for a little sweet )

1 T Fresh Rosemary

1 garlic clove

fresh black pepper ; sea salt

Directions: Blend to a paste. Options- add olive oil, basil, lemon, onion

Word of the Day –

Tip of the Day – Micky Mars, from seven years ago, writes: Hi Dorothy. I like to add fermented vegetables in my diet. Tried your dressing which was great, then added a diced pickle and it was also very good. Try it!”