Baked Cauliflower and Big Thank You!!!

December 4, 2018

Here is a quick and easy way to add cauliflower to your diet.  Remember that cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower are very beneficial in preventing cancer, and when baked or steamed, do not interfere with thyroid function.  Costco had a large bag of florets so I have made this twice, and plan to use the remainder of the cauliflower to make Millet Mashed Potatoes, page 136 in Eat Away Illness.  We all need some carbs everyday, and millet is gluten-free and easy on the digestion.

BAKED CAULIFLOWER

Add this to the oven when you are baking potatoes and/or other entrees, and dinner is ready!

1/2 cup raw cashews

2 T. nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp. ground black cumin seed

1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt

cauliflower

olive oil

  1. Wash and slice cauliflower into about 1/2″ thick slices, and place on parchment paper on baking tray.
  2. Blend remaining ingredients in Nutribullet or blender.
  3. Brush cauliflower slices with olive oil and sprinkle mixture evenly over slices.
  4. Bake at 400 F. for 12 – 15 minutes or until desired tenderness.

A BIG thank you to all who attended the Pretty Natural workshop last Friday.   We had such fun!  Successes, and some interesting results!  Orange cookie shaped bath balms were a good laugh.   But seriously, the lip balms, deodorants, lotions, rubs, cleansers and foods all seemed to be a hit.  I experimented with desserts, and we had the Banana Nut Bread and Peanut Butter Cookies made with dehydrated almond nut pulp, as well as Coconut Protein Bars.  Hopefully these will show up in your homes at Christmas in place of some of the flour and sugar cookies so popular at Christmas.

Lotion #1, Lotion #2 with Aloe Vera gel, group shot minus Gwen, and some of the products, including our funny Bath Balms!

Love my group workshops!

Blessings,

Paulette.

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Coconut Lemon Protein Balls and Workshop Fun!!

November 24, 2018

How about some easy to make super healthy little protein snacks?   I have been experimenting with these and found two variations that I like.  You will get to sample both if you are coming to the workshop.  Friday November 30th from 10:00 – 3:00 we will be learning about how the chemicals in our body products and cleansers affect our brain and our body, and how to replace and make your own natural products.  We will also be cooking up a lunch with super nutritious foods, so join us for a fun day in the country!  Carpooling available.

Coconut Lemon Protein Balls (Custom)

Coconut Lemon Protein Balls

I experimented with different protein powders and when using the Vegan powder, I used a full 1/2 cup of coconut oil, but with the collagen powder, less was needed.   The slightly darker balls are made with the vegan protein. I’ve taken someone else’s recipe and made it with a complete amino acid profile.  Feel free to eat these little morsels without guilt.

1/4 cup Go Pro goat protein powder
1/4 cup collagen powder
2 tbsp. Coconut flour
Zest of one organic lemon
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp. Lemon juice
2 tbsp. Liquid honey
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds

1.  Place protein powder, collagen powder, coconut flour in a bowl.
2.  Zest the organic lemon over this mixture, and combine well.
3.  Melt the coconut oil, and add the liquid honey and lemon juice.
4.   Pour over the flour mixture and combine well.
5.   Add the coconut shreds and combine.
6.   Roll into small balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet in the fridge until well set, about 1/2 hour.

Optional:
Why not try dipping these in melted 100% cacao baking chocolate mixed with a little honey?

Please call me at 306-244-8890 or 306-997-9797 to register for the workshop.  For more info https://eatawayillnessbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/pretty-natural/

 

 


Fall Soup and Thank You!

September 28, 2018

Check out this Rainbow Swiss Chard! Beautiful colors; just had to preserve this from my garden.

Swiss Chard dehydrated 2 (Custom)

And this is what it looks like dehydrated; leaves and stems separately.

Swiss chard dehydrated (Custom)

We had a great day at our workshop last Friday on Fermenting and Dehydrating.  Thank you to each and every one of you for attending; to Evelyne for assisting me, to Sonja for help with cleanup, Shannon for taking the pictures,  and to Gertrude for all of her elbow grease pounding our Sauerkrauts!

September 21, 2018 6 (Custom)

September 21, 2018 (Custom)

We experimented with making dehydrated Marmalade; a great way to eliminate all of that sugar, fillers, and pesticide infested rinds in the commercial varieties. It took some elbow grease on Evelyne’s part until she thought of using the Nutri Bullet to chop up the rinds!

Here is a great fall soup recipe courtesy of my friend Gary.

 Swiss Chard Soup

I am going to experiment with using the dehydrated Swiss chard, some leaves, some stems; of course the amount will be greatly reduced.

2 chopped onions

4 tbsp. coconut oil

16 cups chopped Swiss chard

5 chopped carrots

4 cubed potatoes

6 cups water

1 tbsp. veggie seasoning or chicken broth concentrate

handful of herbs of your choice – dill, parsley, etc.

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

parmesan cheese, or grated cheese of your choice, e.g. goat mozzarella

  1. Sauté onions in oil until soft.
  2. Add remaining veggies to pot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer until veggies are tender.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  6. Serve with grated cheese if desired.

Thanks to Gary for this wise way to use that excess of Swiss chard!

Make this a full meal by adding egg salad on whole grain brown rice crackers and serve avocado slices sprinkled with powdered dehydrated veggies.   My fave is tomato, red pepper, and onion mix.

Enjoy this wonderful time of the year with all of the fresh produce available to us.

In Health,

Paulette.

 

 

 

 


Radishes! and Guests!

July 27, 2018

I have an abundance of radishes and beautiful kohlrabi this year, so here is an easy and yummy salad to make:

Radish Salad (Custom)

Radish, Kohlrabi, and Carrot Salad

handful of cleaned radishes

1/2 of kohlrabi

1 medium carrot

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp. cold pressed sesame oil

handful of fresh cilantro or dill

celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop veggies, add rest of ingredients and serve.

 

Thank you to my guest, below, who experienced an overnight retreat here last week.  I hope to be of service to many more persons who need a diet/lifestyle boost. Thanks to her as well for the testimonial below.

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A great experience.  Anything to fight the traditional medical pharmaceutical model.  Drink in the tranquility; it is peaceful, serene, refreshing, and calm. I had the most amazing sleep.   It was a hallelujah moment.  Just felt the stress melting away.  The food is delicious, nutritious, exquisite, unique. The mentorship of what to buy, where to buy, how to prepare and store the selective foods for healing was so useful.

I found the hour long somatic exercise experience enlightening.  Education so basic and yet so necessary to our well being.

This place is a little treasure.  Much less expensive than going to someplace foreign, and healthier and easier than flying to get there.  One day at this retreat will change your life.”

– client, July 2018.

 

 


Wow!! Cilantro, a Healing Food.

July 12, 2018

Hello Everyone.

Summer here  in the country is a busy time.   My garden has just produced the best crop of cilantro.   I used purchased garden seeds, plus my own saved seed, and they both grew well.   As you can see from the picture, planting thickly in a row, and then cutting with scissors works very well for a large crop at one time.  These plants will grow and produce another picking.
Cilantro 2 (Custom)

The benefits of eating this pesto regularly are many.  Raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds, so loaded with minerals, particularly magnesium, Brazil nuts, loaded with selenium, raw garlic for antibacterial and more, Dulse powder to stimulate the thyroid, vitamin c from lemon juice, and gamma linoleic acid from the hemp oil.  This GLA is important as often our bodies do not produce it and we must ingest it to help with many processes in the body, mainly balance of hormones.   And of course, the best for last, the benefits of cilantro in removing heavy metals from the body.
Cilantro 3 (Custom)

Cilantro (Custom)

 

Recently a test through Rocky Mountain Analytical showed a heavy metal in my body, much to my surprise as I have thought my many cleanses in the past had been effective.  Luckily I now can address this issue, and the pesto is one of the remedies.

I want to remind all of you that I am qualified as a practitioner to do many tests for you through Rocky Mountain Analytical, such as iodine (useful to determine for thyroid function, and levels of some important minerals), hair analysis (useful for determining toxic levels in the body), fatty acid profiles, and more.

Here is the recipe for Cilantro Pesto:

(from Eat Away Illness, page 8)

2 cups very packed cilantro

2/3 cup hempseed oil

4 cloves garlic

1/3 cup brazil nuts

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds

4 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. dulse powder or other powdered sea veggie

Celtic sea salt to taste

1.  Process the cilantro and oil in a food processor until a paste.

2.   Add the garlic, nuts and seeds, dulse and lemon juice and chop until the mixture is the desired consistency.   I like it a little chunky.

3.  Add a pinch of salt to taste and blend again.

4.   Store in glass jars in the fridge (keeps for up to a week), or freezer.  To freeze, leave the lids off until frozen, then recap.

Makes 2 jelly size jars.

Use this pesto as a snack with whole grain crackers, with veggies for dipping, on pasta, on homemade pizza, on baked potatoes, toss with roasted veggies, add to vegetable soup, mix with other ingredients for a salad dressing, slather on a fish fillet and bake or steam.

Cilantro 4 (Custom)

Enjoy the fresh summer produce…

Paulette.


Take a Walk On The Wild Side Salad

May 2, 2018

A BIG thank you to all who attended the workshop on April 21st.   And thank you for allowing me to post a picture!

We had a full day of discussion, learning, eating, and moving….   I enjoyed every minute of it.  Part of  lunch  was a salad meal; my favorite, made with organic chicken breasts, wild rice, and raw veggies and goat cheddar.  This salad goes on picnics, to pot lucks, and is a fast fully balanced meal when you are short on time.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side Salad

(from Cook Your Way to Health)

Salad:

1 cup wild rice

3 cups pure water

1 tsp. chicken like seasoning (no MSG)

8 oz. organic turkey or chicken breast, cooked and diced

4 oz. diced cheddar cheese (goat cheese recommended)

1 cup broccoli flowerets, broken into small pieces

3/4 cup pecan pieces

1 large carrot, peeled, cut into thin rounds or diced

1 red pepper, cut into bitesize strips

4 green onions, cut into thin rounds

Dressing:

1/2 cup toasted sesame oil

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. brown rice vinegar

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. curry powder

2 tbsp. tamari sauce

dash Tabasco

Directions:

  1.  Wash wild rice and drain.   Combine rice, water, and chicken seasoning and simmer, covered, for approximately  55 minutes, or until the rice is tender.   Cool.
  2.   In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, turkey or chicken, cheese, broccoli, pecans, carrots, red pepper and onions.
  3.   In a small bowl, beat the dressing ingredients until emulsified.
  4. Pour over the salad and toss to mix well.   Chill.

This salad keeps well in the fridge and serves 4 to 6.

Watch for my newsletter for the next Cookin’ in the Country workshop coming in June!

Blessings,

Paulette.


Lemon Loaf! for hormone balance and more…..

February 8, 2018

I’m busy creating and collecting recipes for an upcoming Cookin’ in the Country day on Breakfasts to Balance Your Hormones.  I love this one!  For breakfast today I had two small soft boiled eggs and a slice of this Lemon Loaf with tea made with fennel seeds and lemon grass.

Lemon Loaf

Lemon Loaf anyone?   How about Lemon Loaf that is so healthy it helps balance your hormones, gives you essential fatty acids, vitamin C, and protein, to name a few nutrient dense benefits. Lemon Loaf sooooo healthy you can have it for breakfast, without feeling guilty!   It also is easy to make, gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo.
Recently I was at a dance and lemon loaf was served.   I immediately decided I had to develop one that was healthy, and here it is.  Adapted from recipes on the internet, with my own added flair.

  • 1 1/3 cups ground raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large organic eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (add 1 teaspoon extra for more lemon flavor)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

1/4 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk, or honey, warmed to liquid

1/3 cup organic lemon juice

1.    Line a 1.5 quart loaf pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350F.
2.  Grind whole almonds, and place in a medium sized bowl.
3.  Add coconut flour, sea salt, lemon zest and baking soda and combine.
4.  In a separate bowl, combine eggs, honey, lemon juice, coconut oil and vanilla.
5.  Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined.
6.   Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
7.  Set loaf on a cooling rack while you make the topping.
8.  Make topping:  Combine lemon juice and coconut milk or honey.
9.  Poke holes with a toothpick all over the top of the loaf while it is still in the loaf pan, and gently pour the topping evenly over all. When cool, lift parchment paper and loaf out of pan.
To serve, cut slices in half to prevent crumbling and enjoy!

In good health,

Paulette.