Thursday, January 29, 2015

Real Food Fridays #70 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Parsley Pesto

I wrote an article for a client on the benefits of Parsley, and they wanted me to incorporate a recipe. Because I know the best way to receive all the health benefits of any herb, vegetable, or fruit is to eat it raw. But, hey I am not eating parsley by it self raw, so pesto was the best option.

Well, not only have I never made pesto before I never even had it before. I found a recipe, but revamped, one because that is what I do and secondly I did not have everything I needed. So, without further ado on to the recipe.

Parsley Pesto

3 Tbsp Walntus
2 Cups raw Parsley
2 Cloves of Garlic
3 Tbsp  Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Oil from sundried tomatoes
2 Tbsp Powdered Cheddar Cheese

Steam 1 cup of parsley for about a minute which will steam down to 1/2 a cup. Add the steamed parsley with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and combine until well blended. With the measurements used it will form into a ball.

Now as you can see from the image my pesto is thick which is great for using it as a spread for crackers, or dipping vegetables. Also the amount in the image is what was made with these measurements. If you want it thicker just add more olive oil, also I had purchased a jar of sundried tomatoes. It still has some tomatoes in it, but I love using the oil in various dishes as I did here.

I have a new batch of parsley which I am going to use to make a raw/vegan parsley pesto.

If you would like to read the full article on the benefits of "Parsley" just click here.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Real Food Fridays #69 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Real Food Fridays #68 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

What is Reiki?

When you think of a spa what things come into your mind?
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For me it is massage therapy, facials, saunas, a place to go to relax and be rejuvenated. For the past eight months I have been meditating and learning about other ways to lead a better life naturally. Recently I have developed an interest in spas and the different types of services they have. I have also been viewing web sites of various spas around the world.

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Energy Force
The world in which we live is full of energy. Everything in our world contains energy, trees, rocks, water, and even us. We have contained within our selves a life force energy which many of us have been taught to ignore. If we are aware of it we have been taught that it is not Biblical. This is not true this life energy force is what connects us to God, the Creator, or the universe however, you see it.

Tapping into Our Energy Force
As of lately I have been learning different ways of tapping into my energy force.There are various ways to do this, but I want to focus on one I just learned about.  A webinar I listened to this morning talked about Reiki? What is this? Never heard of it, so of course I put on my research fingers to find out more.

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 What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese hands on method which Mikao Usui developed in 1920, pronounced raykey. The word steams from two words however, you will find different meanings for these two words. For this post we are going to use rei as meaning higher power and for ki life force energy.

Inside the body are energy channels also known as charkas. Most people have one or more blocks within their charkas. Each charka leads to multiple parts of the body, both external and internal. By placing the hands over the various charkas the energy force is released from the charkas in the palm of the hands sending healing energy where it is needed. Once one has had a treatment done by another they can then perform the healing process on their own.

Using Crystals
Using crystals along with reiki serves to do two things. The first is to remove negative energy the second is to replace positive energy. Each charka is associated with a color the crystal being used needs to coincide with the color of the charka.

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What the Bible Says
Revelation 21:18-20 And the building of the wall of it was jasper: and the city was pure gold,like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony' the fourth, and emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

Isaiah 54:11-12 O tho afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold I will lay they stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. I will make they windows of agates, and they gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

Exodus 28:17-20 And thou shalt set in it setting of stones, even four rows of stones; the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. The second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond: the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. The fourth row a beryl, and onyx, and a jasper:they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.

Lastly John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also: and greater works than these shall he do: because I go unto my Father.

Do you use a method to balance your life force energy?




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

From So So to So Amazing

Friend and fellow blogger Ela Whitten from Living Foods Makeover is once again helping others go from hmmmm so, so to SO AMAZING. With this 21 day program, like others before, lives will be transformed.

Ela is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who is transforming the lives of individuals in the area of healthy eating. Ela was also the food coach last month for the 30 Days to a Better you Challenge. Now it is on to the 21 Day Program where others have learned even more about healthy eating.

Looking for a new diet? Don't look here, Looking for the latest fade? Don't look here. Looking to continue eating the foods you love? Look right here. Looking to learn how to balance them all out? Look right here.

This program is not about giving up the foods you love. It is about how to incorporate them into life while still focusing on good health. Here's what others have to say about the program.






 “This program rocked my world. To this day I keep what I learned in mind in all my decisions and not only around food.”
— Melissa Polly








“Ela has the gift of teaching us to be in touch with our own bodies and to get away from the dieting mentality with real examples of how to do this”
— Sharon Nelson
 
 
 
Check out this limited space opportunity at 21 Day Program From So So, to So Amazing page and see everything you get. Remember space is limited and registration starts in January 2015. Don't wait, start the new year the healthy way and reserve your seat now.
 
 
 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Real Food Fridays #67 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.