• 29Apr
    How To Make Fresh Coconut Milk & Coconut Cream, Ep86 – See more at: http://www.radiancecentral.com/2014/04/24/how-to-make-fresh-coconut-milk-and-coconut-cream-ep86/#sthash.5nVgrjMn.dpuf

    You’ll need fresh coconut meat from a mature brown coconut, click here to see the video showing how to open a coconut and get the meat!

    Fresh Coconut Milk (makes 2.5 cups / 600 mL)
    1/2 Mature Coconut (meat of)
    2 Cups / 500 mL Warm Plain Water

    Directions:
    1- Finely grate the coconut meat.
    2- Combine the water and grated coconut meat in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands squeezing the mixture repeatedly to break-up the coconut meat fiber and to squeeze the juices and oils out of the grated coconut. (see video for demo!).
    3- Let the mixture sit for a minimum of 10 minutes (or up to an hour).
    4- Before straining the mixture, thoroughly squeeze and mix the grated coconut meat with the liquids in the bowl again to make sure everything is mixed well and the juices and oils have been thoroughly squeezed out of the grated coconut.
    5- Strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag. (The coconut pulp can be used a second time to make coconut milk but the milk will be very watery, more like a skim milk).

    Fresh Coconut Cream (makes approx. 1 cup / 250 mL)
    2.5 Cups / 600 mL Fresh Coconut Milk

    Directions:
    1- Place coconut milk in a bowl and let stand still at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. The coconut cream will slowly separate and rise to the surface (look at the photo above). The longer the coconut milk is left out, the thicker the coconut cream will be at the top.
    2- Once ready, scoop the coconut cream from the top of the bowl (best to use a clear bowl so you can see just how much coconut cream has formed at the top and to make sure to get it all).

    - See more at: http://www.radiancecentral.com/2014/04/24/how-to-make-fresh-coconut-milk-and-coconut-cream-ep86/#sthash.5nVgrjMn.dpuf

  • 27Apr

    Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out

    http://youtu.be/aKy6Ckpcrjs

    Pose: Sit comfortably in Easy Pose with your spine straight.

    Hands: Interlace your fingers with your right thumb on top. Place your hands at the center of your diaphragm, lightly touching your body. (As seen in the picture here.)

    Eyes: Gently close your eyes.

    Breath: Concentrate on your breath, bringing awareness to the tips of your nostrils. Notice which nostril is dominant right now. It may take a few moments to clarify the dominant nostril. Once you are aware of the dominant nostril, focus your attention on switching sides. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed. You can have pressure in your hands but none in your shoulders.

    Continue changing the dominant nostril breath back and forth as long as you like.

    Use this meditation whenever you need to prevent a freak-out. It’s also a great one to teach young children. This easy practice will be a powerful tool for them to carry into their future.

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  • 04Apr

    On youtube -

    Crust:
    1 c. ground almonds (or mix half with oats for a lighter crust)
    1/4 c. honey or coconut nectar – or 1 T. Stevia powder + 2 drops Chocolate Liquid Stevia
    1/4 c. cacao/carob powder
    dash salt
    optional – 1 T. coconut oil for a richer crust

    Grind almonds in a food processor until they make a coarse meal. Add sweetener, powder and salt, oil if desired. Press into a pie plate.

    Filling:
    In a blender, blend:
    1/3 c. cacao/carob powder/raw hot chocolate mix
    1/3 c. yacon syrup or coconut crystal syrup
    1/3 c. coconut crystals/ raw sugar
    1 T. coconut oil
    3 T. psyllium seed powder

    2 drops vegetable glycerin
    ~ 1/8 c. almond milk. water or coconut water
    dash vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)
    pinch salt

    Pour into crust. Set with 1 c. walnuts. Chill.

  • 04Apr

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/03/ellen-homeless-man_n_5084771.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

    Watch the video at the link above.

    Every Monday night, Derrick Walton shuts down his Iowa restaurant to feed people in need — no matter how much the generous deed costs him.

    It’s a hefty sacrifice, but one he always vowed to fulfill if he had the chance, because Walton knows what it’s like to go without.

    The Des Moines, Iowa, pizza shop owner was once homeless after making a series of “poor choices” as a teen, and slept in abandoned cars and houses, he told DeGeneres on Wednesday. While trying to lift himself out of poverty, he pledged to help others if he ever had the means to do so.

    “I made a promise that if I ever got in a position where I could help somebody, I would give something back,” Walton told Yahoo’s Good News blog.

    So when Walton opened Chef D’s Pizza House earlier this year, one of the first ideas he put into practice was closing the shop on Monday nights to give free food to anyone who needs it — even if he can’t always afford to do so.

    When DeGeneres caught wind of Walton’s story, she decided to step in and help.

    The talk show host invited Walton on her show on Wednesday and presented him with a $10,000 check. She also urged her viewers to patronize the giving pizza parlor.

    “My hope with having you on is to have lines around the block and have it so packed that you can afford to close on Monday nights,” DeGeneres said, “and do what you’re doing because it’s such an amazing gesture.”

  • 20Mar
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    Date: March 20, 2014 at 3:16:00 PM EDT

    Subject: Because I’m Happy
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  • 09Feb

    “…After two months, the meditation group reported improvements in sleep quality, how long it took to get to sleep, total sleep time, total wake time, sleep efficiency and depression, the researchers reported.

    Primary insomnia is believed to be a problem of hyperarousal, with high levels of arousal noted 24 hours a day, said lead study author Dr. Ramadevi Gourineni, director of the insomnia program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Evanston, Ill.

     

     

    Results of the study show that teaching deep relaxation techniques during the daytime can help improve sleep at night,” Gourineni said in a news release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    About 9.4 percent of U.S. residents, or an estimated 20 million people, try meditating during a 12-month period, according to a 2007 study by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. People reported using meditation for various health problems, including anxiety, pain, depression, stress and insomnia.

    A 2007 review of the scientific literature found some evidence that meditation is associated with health benefits, possibly by causing heart rate and breathing to slow, improving blood flow and reducing activity in the sympathetic nervous system (the body’s fight-or-flight mechanism).

    More information

    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has more on meditation and health.”

  • 23Jan

    This on youtube:

    Mix, in a bowl:
    3 T sweetener (honey is preferred) (Use 2T. coconut syrup + 1 dropper Stevia liquid instead)
    3 T almond butter or 1 c. soaked nuts
    1 heaping T cacao powder or 3 T carob powder
    3 tsp. Cacao Bliss, coconut oil or cacao butter, shaved and melted
    3 drops peppermint extract

    a dash of cinnamon
    a sprinkle of cacao nibs

    Form into balls and chill, or eat right away to quench your chocolate craving! You can also roll in coconut,

    add vanilla instead of peppermint

    add bee pollen

    add hemp seed

    add orange oil instead of peppermint

    This is it! I mean, the rich dessert you’ve been craving!

    M’s analysis:

    Per ball
    2.55 grams of fat
    .15 grams of saturated fat
    29 calories

    1.2 grams of protein

    Leave out the cacao bliss and it’s still wonderful!

    Without Nibs

    3.05 grams fat

    .18 saturated fat

    53 calories

    2.2 g protein

    With Nibs (3 Tbsp in 10 truffles)

    5.9 grams of fat 3.2 grams of saturated fat 79 calories 3 grams of protein

  • 18Jan

    on youtube-

    Allow seeds to Soak for 20-30 minutes.Drain off the soak water. Rinse and Drain very thoroughly.

    Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. And, once more… Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. And, perhaps once more… Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours. And, possibly once more… Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours.

    We stop – usually sooner – but definitely no later then here. We like our sprouts small. Typically, we sprout for just 2-3 Rinse and Drain cycles. At that point most of the seeds will have sprouted tiny roots.(http://sproutpeople.org/growing-amaranth-sprouts/
    3/4 c. amaranth

    In a food processor, process to a fine meal:
    3/4 c. almonds (sprouted – optional) (Soak one day, sprout one day.)
    Save 3 whole almonds to slice and sprinkle on cookies afterwards.

    Mix together, by hand or in the food processor:
    The almonds
    the amaranth
    1 tsp. anise seed or extract
    dash salt
    3 T. coconut oil
    1/3 c. coconut crystals or raw sugar or stevia powder -(1 Tab.)
    1 T. flax soaked in 3 T. water
    Stir in by hand-
    2 tsp. lemon peel

    Form into one large cookie on a dehydrator sheet. Sprinkle 2 T. sliced almonds on top. Dehydrate 24-36 hours until crisp.
    Crumbled, this makes a great raw cereal!