- 1 tsp cardamom seeds
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole cloves
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
- 2 tsp ginger, fresh, minced
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 2 tsp mustard powder
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1-1/4 cups vinegar, malt or wine
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 lb lean beef or chicken, cubed
- 4-6 tbsp mustard oil or ghee
- 2 whole onions, chopped
- 4 whole bay leaves
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1 1/2 tbsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 6-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth (low sodium, no fat)
1 whole tomato, seeded and minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (choose from oregano, basil, tarragon, or marjoram)
1/4 tsp salt
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Our bodies are designed to be self-regulating, self-renewing life forms able to respond sensibly to our ever changing world. To maintain a healthy nutritional way of eating requires more nutrient-dense foods, and consuming a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds provides that.
When you return to eating traditional and natural foods you restore your health. Remember eating in harmony with nature is the most important way we can care for our bodies at the very core.
The constant push and pull effect on your ‘body and soul’ through dieting (or using food as a means to feel in control) only confirms your uncertainty about life and your place in the world.
Foods are not only classified by their color energy, they are also organized by their nutritional effects, taste, temperature and actions of their properties and common healing qualities. The following list is of food categorized by color. Read the rest of this entry
Miracles happen after all! Your husband called from work and volunteered to take the kids out for pizza, video games, and a movie! They could be gone all evening, and you will finally have some all-important time for yourself!
Ideas start running through your head… you could make your special blend of coffee, light your candles, put on your relaxing CD, and break in your new journal!
But wait – you absolutely must bathe and dress kids for their night out, do the dishes from lunch, clean off the table so you have comfortable space to write in your journal, and oh – you absolutely must prepare your family’s clothes for the afternoon wedding tomorrow.
There goes your wonderful evening all to yourself. Now you have to clean, do laundry, iron and maybe have a little leftover time and energy for doting on yourself. UGH. Read the rest of this entry
Spruce needles (picea mariana) aromatherapy oil helps you draw out and release hidden spiritual and mental problems. This oil’s scent also eases communication with small children who often cannot find the words to tell you what is bothering them. (Make sure children only smell the oil – not taste it!)
The airy, fresh scent of spruce needle promotes inner calm, providing an environment conducive to healing. Sniff spruce needle oil routinely throughout the day, or open the bottle during meditation or conversation to naturally clear and heal mental, spiritual and physical ailments.
Spruce needle oil is used as a homeopathic treatment for stress, colds/flu, and acne to name a few. If hiccups plague your little one, pass spruce needle oil under his nose for relief.
Spiritually, spruce needle aromatherapy oil is known for its ability to revitalize circulation in both the body and spirit.
Spruce needle aromatherapy oil corresponds with the virtues of Balance, Health, and Peacefulness.