Clare’s Meringues with Aguafaba

You know the viscous water that you’ve cooked your garbanzos or white beans in? You can use it for a direct replacement for egg whites. It’s used for frostings and so many recipes, Including meringues, fudge and marshmallows. Clare’s using it on her vegan gingerbread house!

1 egg white = 2 T. agua faba

1 whole egg = 3 T. agua faba

Recipe of the Day – Clare’s Midnight Meringues

8 T. aguafava , and beat the hell out of it.
4 drops chocolate stevia
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
t tsp. raw unsweetened coconut flakes,
2.5 TBS cocoa nibs
1/4 c. cocoa powder
    Beat the aguafaba with the cream of tartar until they stand in peaks. Gently fold in the rest of the ingredients and bake at 225 degrees F. for one hour… – less than 1 g. of sugar in each. BAM.
Word of the Day – agaufaba – bean water
Tip of the Day – You have to beat the heck out of it.

Egg White Lemon Mask

Awhile back, probably 10 months, I wrote a post about sun-gazing. And after 45 weeks of daily sun-gazing, I finished! I started with 10 seconds, and added 10 seconds a day, to 1 minute per week. I did that for 45 weeks, as instructed, with proper eye care, (looking at the compass directions around the sun, not in the middle), and beautiful meditations, and today reached 45 minutes.  I cleared out physical problems, emotional, spiritual while meditating. Today I pretty much cried the whole time at the grace of amazing, Divine, divine Love being poured, being shared with me.  Now I’m supposed to walk barefoot 45 minutes a day for 6 days. And one can stop at that point. But it’s better to do it a year. I’m doing it.

Recipe of the Day – Egg-white

Lemonl Mask

From Enmar’s Class on Herbs in Your Garden


1 egg white

3 drops lemon

1 c. water

Directions: Whip the lemon and egg white until it just starts foaming. Put on your skin and leave for 10-15 minutes.

Word of the Day – masque – mask

Tip of the Day – Do twice a week to firm and tone your skin.

Mom’s Divinity Raw Fudge

The anniversary of my Mom’s death just passed- Dec. 28, 2010. And what she was like ?  ‘Do all things with love,” by St. Theresa. That’s what she was like.  Stories at bedtime, brushing my hair back as I laid my head in her lap, singing and doing everything she could with joy. Don’t know how she did it with eleven children. She used to make home-made bread, and the smell of it when we came home from school was divine. Divinity Fudge occasionally. Here’s my raw version.

Recipe of the Day – Raw Divinity Fudge


1 banana
1/4 .c tahini
1/4 c. coconut oil
1 T. liquid sweetener (honey, coconut nectar)                                                                                                                                                                      pinch of vanilla powder or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract                                                                                                                                                                      2 grains salt
1 T. raw banana flakes (optional, but intense!)


Combine by hand or in your food processor and pour the mixture into a small parchment lined dish. Chill or freeze for 2 hours or more. Slice into pieces.

White Carrot Hashbrowns

My beautiful, kind-faced friend Patricia says, ” They are fabulous grated and fried like hash browns — I make patties and they get all nice and crispy and are delicious.”

Recipe of the Day – White Carrot Hashbrowns


  • 3 large white potatoes, peeled or not
  • 4 large white carrots, scrubbed
  • 1 extra large egg or 1 T. flax seed soaked in 3 T. water
  • 14 c. coconut or almond milk
  • 1 T. gluten-free or wheat flour
  • 14 tsp. salt
  • 14 tsp. pepper
  1. Shred potatoes and carrots into a large bowl.
  2. Beat egg, if using.
  3. Then add remaining ingredients.
  4. Beat mixture to combine.
  5. Add to potatoes and carrots, and mix with large spoon until blended.
  6. In a large fry pan, fill to a 1/4 inch from the bottom with vegetable oil and heat through on medium heat.
  7. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to spoon out the mixture into the hot oil.
  8. Then press with a spatula to form into pancakes.
  9. Turn when edges begin to brown and cook through, about another two minutes.
  10. Rest on paper towels and serve.

Word of the Day – salteado – sauteed

Tip of the Day – You could put these in the toaster oven, or bake them instead.

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White Carrot Soup

Okay, finished doing the yoga for the Raw Food Retreat. I don’t mind telling you, the last two days of extra classes kicked my yoga butt. It’s okay, and it’s good. Perhaps I’m stronger! My boss shouted, “See you in December!” so I guess that means they want me again, yaya!

Recipe of the Day – White Carrot Soup


4 potatoes

1 qt.water or chicken/veggie stock

2 large white carrots

1/4 c. cilantro

1/4 c. parsley

1 white onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. vegetable salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

1 tsp. coconut or vegetable oil


Wash, peel if desired, and chop the veggies. Saute the garlic and onion until tender. Boil the carrots and potatoes until soft about 10-12 minutes. Transfer to the blender when cool, with a cup of the stock. Blend, with the sauteed vegetables and spices, adding more water to attain desired consistency. Serve while it’s still warm from the blender!

Word of the Day – zanahorias blancas – white carrots

Tip of the Day – White carrots contain phytochemicals that work with nutrients and fiber to protect against diseases like colon cancer. These chemicals may be important in reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke. White carrots are good for carotene allergy sufferers. They are very low in total carotenoid and have a smoother flavour than orange carrots. These are the least healthy of carrots but nevertheless have a rich taste.

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Raw White Chocolate Fudge

You know how the day starts out, and maybe you make a plan, but then things happen…synchronicity of events that works out so beautifully, aiding you in things you didn’t even plan on. That’s what happened today. My brother and I had three places in mind to hike. And I kept looking at them in my mind, when finally we hit on the one we knew was right. The road to Monte Suenos. So we walked up there. I thought I might be turned around, but someone stopped and told us where to go. Then we stopped at another fork with three tines, and asked the guy with the horses where to go. At which point a man said he was going up there, to Monte Suenos, and walked up with us. And with a big smile, asked if he could show us around. Who turned out to be the most knowleagable herbalist, who showed us every plant and what it’s name was and what it was good for. I took pics on my IPAD and wrote the names underneath. And then he gave me starters to plant at home! What a day!

Recipe of the Day – White Chocolate Fudge

2 C. cacao butter
3/4 c. raw honey
2 c. cashew or macadamia nut butter
4 T. mesquite or lucuma powder
2 pinches vanilla powder or extract.
4 T. goji berries, if desired

4 pinches orange peel
6 T. cacao nibs.
Directions: Over a double boiler, melt the cacao butter, honey, and nut butter. Mis and blend with with the mesquite/lucuma and vanilla.  Add berries, orange peel, cacao nibs if desired. Take a fudge brownie pan, or ice cube trays and oil with olive oil. Olive oil makes the best coating to be able to get the fudge out without sticking. Put a cherry in each ice cube section, or stir them into the batter.
Freeze for 10 or more minutes!

Word of the Day – paico – Mexican Tea

Tip of the Day – Take 2-3 times a week in your tea.

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Tiko’s Dog Eye Wash Remedy

A puppy who stayed here with his guest for a month, had a white discharge from his eyes, which slowly dissipated as he stayed here. i was a little concerned that one of my dogs would get the virus, or eye infection. And, sure enough, Tiko picked it up two days before the dog left. I’ve been washing his eyes two to three times daily with this herbal wash I make with chamomile and white flower. i came out to take this picture and all the white seepy liquid is gone. Gone.

Recipe of the Day – Herbal Doggy Eye Wash


1 pot of water, heated to almost boiling

1 handful fresh  chamomile flowers

1 handful fresh or dried flor blanca, (white flower)

clean washcloth or rag

Directions: Heat the water to almost boiling, then turn off the heat and throw in the herbs. Let steep for twenty minutes. Dip your washcloth in the water and do not wring out. Wash your dog’s eyes with the dripping cloth, letting the water pour through the eyes. Wash in an outward direction, never re-using the same part of the cloth twice. You don’t want to re-infect the eyes. Repeat several times daily with a clean cloth.

Word of the Day – flor blanca – white flower

Tip of the Day – Your dog’s infectio n could come from parasites or stomach problems, Make sure your dog is taking diotamaceous earth or parasite medicine to keep the colon clean.

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White Rose remedy for Insect Eye-Stings

I came home to the guest telling me Cuko’s legs weren’t working, what! He was out in the grass and couldn’t move his legs! The guest said Cuko came in to the casita, followed her in to the shower. Then, when she came out, Cuko was on the bed. So he had to jump up there, right? And then she said Cuko walked outside, and just in the next hour, the hour previous to my return, Cuko couldn’t move his legs. I had to keep Tiko from jumping on him aa I hurried inside to get a towel. He seemed comforted in my arms as I carried him to the bathroom to be safe from Tiko while I called a taxi. In the taxi he buried his head in the crook of my arm, then looked up at me with the utmost trust, the rest of the way. At the Vet’s table his front legs ceased to work, and he was moaning so pitifully, the doctor and I agreed to put him to sleep. The only other option would be to take him to the Vet at the University in Loja, and I didn’t want him to go through the misery of that travel and pain, so…anyway. When the doctor was out of the room, I crooned to him what a great life he had, to picture himself in the fields chasing butterflies, mice and insects, brushed the energy up and out his head in the reiki way of easing the transition…and that was that. Mi pobrecito. No more stories about Cuko, unless I dream of him. I love you, Cuko.

Recipe of the Day – White Rose Infusion for Bugs Stings in the Eye


1 small pot water

1 handful white rose petals

Directions: Heat the water to almost boiling and pour over the white rose petals. When cool, wash your eyes with it, get a washcloth, soak it in the solution, and let it sit on your eyes. It feels wonderful and works immediately!

Word of the Day – rosas – roses


Tip of the Day – When a bug going, like, 60 mph flew in my eye, and I was at the Meditation Center, I even soaked the petals in a cool glass of water, and applied the leaf right to the eye. It felt so much better!

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Kiwi Juice With Lemon

Okay, after one more group of people said Tiko went on a walk with them, I finally got my gumption and my Irish anger, set out and repaired every bit of fence that was part of Tiko’s escape route. And there are SO many others! But he hasn’t figured it out yet, and he’s stayed home for three days, so I’ll take it. Until I can afford to expand the fence up another three feet again. This time I secured one corner gate to the ground with a board and bent nails. Another area with chicken wire secured to the surrounding living fence posts, and tied with little wires to the fence below. It looks pretty good, actually. And one more with scrounged wire from the workers’ area. I’m learning, over and over, to get the tools out, lay them out with my gloves, and then there’s no more procrastinating. Then, I want to do it! Weird.


Recipe of the Day – Kiwi Juice con limon

OMmygosh, the kiwis are SO good here. So good.


I kiwi, peeled

1/4 of a lemon (You can put the whole thing, with the peel! If you have a good blender!)

1 1/2 c. of white grape juice

2 drops sweetener, if desired. (Although white grape juice is So sweet, you really don’t need it.)

Directions: Blend. Pour over ice or chill, if desired. Yum.

Word of the Day – uva blanca – white grape

Tip of the Day – I brought a good pair of gloves with me to Ecuador, at my daughter’s insistence. And, while gloves are easily had here, I was happy to have them until I could figure out what a “ferreteria” (hardware store) was. I still can’t throw them out. I’m so attached to them.

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