You can take a girl outta of a city, but you can’t take the city out of a girl. I may of grown up in Buffalo, NY but when I was drawn west and left Upstate NY at 23 years old to move to Colorado…
Month: March 2020
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or a full on carnivore – one thing we can all agree on is the importance of binders for flavor, moisture, and leavening in baked goods. This is where eggs come in since they are traditionally used for this purpose.…
Juicing has been a family staple since 2013 when I began to study the topic and incorporate it into my lifestyle. It has been a wonderful journey and now I have been blessed to share that joy with my child. My daughter Mary Jane came up with a new recipe yesterday that both had us going, “MmmmmMmMmmm!!!!”
You might be asking yourself why you should even bother juicing when the store has tons of juice? Welll simple, fresh pressed juice has a plethora of concentrated enzymes that are active or “alive”, phytochemicals, soluable fiber (it leaves behind the insoluble fiber), immune boosting minerals and vitamins, it is alkaline in nature, and can help you meet your daily quota of fresh fruits and veggies. When you pasturize juice it kills the enzymes and degrades or cancels out the other health boosting profiles. See all that foam on top of the juice? Alive with oxygen and soulable fiber.
And you might be thinking, well, that is too expensive?! The short answer is no. You can get a simple juicer as cheap as $34 and buy cheaper produce such as celery, bargain apples, and other bargin fruits in the fruit clearence section of your grocery store. People want to believe eating healthy is not cheap. But when it comes down to it, the average bunch of celery goes for $1.99 and you can get a bag of dicounted apples for $1. Might sound simple, but juicing those two every day far exceeds the benefits of “dead juice” or buying junk or fast food.
You can make the adult version by adding Gemstone CBD salt. Sapphire CBD Salt is a flexible source of hemp-derived CBD that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Made with just two ingredients, Himalayan Pink Salt and US grown hemp-derived CBD, Sapphire CBD Salt can be used in place of traditional salt. Sprinkle some Sapphire on your favorite dish and savor the moment. But salt, in juice, really?! Just a pinch really compliments the celery and sweet fruits in this drink. While adding important trace minerals to your drink. Salt also is important for your delicate electrolyte balance. Enjoy!
Mise en place:
- 6 Pink Lady Apples with skin on
- 1 pound of celery
- 4 navel oranges leaving the pith
- 5 limes leaving the pith
- 1 pinch Gemstone Sapphire CBD Salt
- Cut up the apples leaving the skin on. Now peel the limes and oranges leaving on the pith. Cut off the butt of the celery and pull apart.
- Juice the apples, followed by the limes, celery, and oranges.
- Pour into glasses and serve. If you want a CBD adult version, add a pinch of CBD salt and stir.
Lastly, CBD can interact with some medications. Generally the rule of thumb is, if your medication interacts with grapefruit, don’t take CBD. Always check with your doctor before consuming CBD.
A study came out recently that suggests CBD may lower immune function in those with immune diseases. However, there is not enough data with more studies to have a solid answer on this. The study itself still had too many variables that were not addressed such as dosage, full spectrum/broad spectrum/isolate benefits or disadvantages, ect. And as herbalists and doctors can both say, the dosage makes the poison.” All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison.” Therefore, ask your doctor and use to lowest dosage possible that your body benefits and gets results from. Less, is better.
Here is a list of some known interactions, though it is not a complete list, so ask your doctor!
- Calcium channel blockers
- Benzodiazepines such as Xanax
- HIV antivirals
- Beta blockers
Soup doesn’t have to be an overly complicated production or made into a long drawn out process. As a busy stay-at-home mama bear, sometimes I need a quick recipe I can throw together and forget about while I go about my day. This creamy potato soup is both delicious, cheap, and easy to do. With only 5 Ingredients, most people can whip this up with pantry items they have on hand. And it is Vegan and gluten-free to boot!
White potatoes often get a bad wrap when they are compared to the Superfood of potatoes – the sweet potato. However, these nightshade tubers are actually high in several nutrients and fiber that a lot of people overlook. Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Folate shine in these wonderful spuds. The skin is especially concentrated with these nutrients, so don’t peel it off or at least leave some on in dishes you cook.
This soup is perfect to make when you are super busy and cannot fuss over dinner. It is also a great blessing during times of stress when you need to ration food or make the food you have last longer. And with the addition of McCormick bacon bits (did you know that they are Vegan and Gluten-free?) to this dish makes it feel a little more luxiourious.
Mise en place:
- 5 russet potatoes
- 1 can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk or 16oz heavy cream for a vegetarian version
- 2 tablespoons red miso or 1 bullion cube of your choice.
- 2 tablespoons no salt seasoning
- McCormick bacon bits
- Wash and peel potatoes if you or a family member doesn’t like them. But if you can, leave the peel on or at least some of it.
- Add the potatoes to a stock pot and 1 can of coconut milk. Fill up the can with water and add to the pot.
- Turn the pot up to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Add the miso and no salt seasoning. Stir until the miso dissolves.
- Turn the soup down to the lowest setting and let it simmer down until half it’s volume. About 2 hours. Stir occasionally, then enjoy!
- Want a strain specific version? Melt 1 tablespoon of infused coconut oil, olive oil, or butter over a bowl for a comforting earthy dish! Try a very herbal, earthy, or peppery strain in this soup for the best flavor profiles.
Many cultures around the world such as France, Southern Europe, and the Islamic world have have had a fond love and reverance for bidets for personal hygiene. Whether it is an actual porecelain bidet, an add-on attachment, or a toliet with a mechanical shower attachment…