Monday, 30 August 2010

Sunny daze!

MH done

Approx 30 minutes on the rebounder done

Appreciated a final meal of the day consisting of *green smoothie(Organic curly kale from Kent and frozen bananas:)

* Makes up for the midnight munchies binge last night of 12 Deviously-moreish Paterson's Cracked Black Pepper Oatcakes(These are especially fab as they use Olive oil instead of palm oil, hence saving our cousin the orangutan and SE Asian rainforests:)

Lazy Bank Holiday Weekend!

Appreciated a yummy brunch of buckwheat groats, fresh peaches, raw cacoa nibs, Carley's raw almond butter and Carley's Rainforest's butter!

One purpose in discovering your own personality is to know how you affect others.
Consciously, or unconsciously, people feel your personality, and their reaction is a clue."
- Paramhansa Yogananda

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Really Useful Websites!

are fantastic!


'In every conflict, ask ,'would I rather be peaceful or right'?

Bits and Bobs!

Anti-wrinkle mask

Add 4 vitamin E caps to 2 TBS natural yogurt,wee PLJ and wee honey mixture!


To stem the flow apply pressure with bread(wholemeal or white)

Bites and Stings?

Apply fresh tomato


Lavender oil

Puffy eyes?

Slices of potato or cucumber

Hug in a glass?

1/3 cashew nuts with 1pt water sweeten with dates, local honey or agave

A few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all

season. The chemicals in cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetec

-ted to humans but drive pests crazy and makes them flea the area!

You can also use the humble fruit to:

* Clean a misty mirror

*Shine shoes(repels water:)

*Cleans and shines sinks, taps etc.

*Remedy for squeaky hindges

* Accidental pen / biro marks, use peel to erase!

Pretty wonderful I say:)

Friday, 27 August 2010


*Coconut oil makes a great hair conditioner and body hydrator(As does sesame oil)!

* dry body brushing prior to bathing is a great detox aid and is good for the lymphatic system.

DIY Beauty!

Wanna a cheap yet effective body polish cleansing scrub that make your skin GLOW?

It's an ancient Ayurvedic remedy that works!

Mix some gram flour(lentil / pulse flour used to make bhajis) with water to form a thick paste, add some turmeric(Haidi)spice powder to the mixture and apply.

Other great DIY foody / beauty items incude:

* Honey great in a DIY face mask with oats etc. and in the bath for soft skin.

* Natural yogurt

*PLJ / apple cider vinegar the latter makes a great conditioning hair rinse and deodorant when diluted.

* Baking Soda(US) Bicarbonate of soda try mixing with water to form a paste for a no poo simple non-toxic and green hair cleanser or a tooth cleanser or a green shake and vac(add a few drops of Lavender oil to container, leaver to dry for a couple of days and shake).

* Fresh pineapple leftovers is great for hard skin on heels(great as a foot soak)

* Fresh Coffee remnants makes a fabulous anti-cellulite / fat solution with oil.

Friday, 27th August 2010

Brunch: Bowl of buckwheat groats, organic carob pwd and walnuts!

2nd mini meal: small bowl of buckwheat

Supper: Organic Cavelo Nero from Crediton with pesto:)

Snacks: fresh fruit:)

MH, Tibetans and asanas to do!

Raw Cacoa Power!

A cheap way to get your antioxidants
One 500g bag of raw cacao powder delivers about 500,000 ORAC Antioxidant units. To get that same amount of ORAC units from other foods, you'd have to buy:

80 - 6 oz baskets of Organic Blueberries, which would cost you about £160-£250

94 - 6oz baskets of Organic Red Raspberries, which would cost you about £200-£300

Over 5 lbs of frozen Acai, which would cost you at least £100 in a health-food store!

35.5 bottles of Himalayan Goji Juice, which would cost you about £500-£1,000!

You'd need 24 bottles of Xango Mangosteen Juice, which would cost you about $500-£1,000!

You'd even need over 5 bottles of Eniva's VIBE Juice, listed in the Physicians Desk Reference as having the #1 highest ORAC value for a supplemental juice product. Even then, 5 bottles of VIBE would run you at least £125 and as much as £150!

Green grasses..............................

Green grasses tm increases milk supply!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

I must get some..............................

Matcha tea is a powdered green tea that is unique to Japan, and which plays a central part in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is made from the tips of budding tea bushes that have been shaded with bamboo mats for three weeks. This keeps the caffeine content high, increases the production of amino acids which makes the tea sweeter and preserves the chlorophyll, as the sunless leaves cannot undergo photosynthesis. The leaves are then stone-ground to an ultra-fine powder. There are two ways of preparing matcha, koicha (thick) and usucha (thin), which is dependent on the amount of tea and water used to make it.

Matcha tea is high in antioxidants, chlorophyll and fibre. It's also sugar free, which makes it perfect for diabetics and those who want to reduce their sugar intake. Unlike usual teas, the whole leaf is drunk, not just the water, which increases the health benefits further. One glass of Matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content and has nine times the beta carotene of a serving of spinach.


Buy from teapigs online!

Back on Track(Cleansing Day after indulging on rubbish:)!

With the menses out of the way for now I enjoyed:


Organic Broccoli(It it's natural state:) with 2TBS olive oil, PLJ, chili pwd, 1 Tomato, raw garlic and stem ginger giving it a Asian twist! Broccoli is great veggie with protein and calcium:)


Green Energy Soup: Organic Cavelo Nero from Crediton, banana, PLJ, water! Served up with some splendid Kentish blackberries(It's a shame I don't have a camera as it looks just as delightful as it tastes:).

MH done:)

Tibetans and Asanas: to do

Great start(even if I do say so myself:)

Beauty Tip Worth Remembering!

I also drink lots of water and keep away from carbs and sugar.

There's evidence to suggest that sugar causes wrinkles in the long term, by raising your cortisol and insulin levels and causing the structure of your skin to break down.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Fuel Glorious Fuel!

* Spend more time to enjoy your meals in good company.

* Make your meals look beautiful, in order to enhance the appreciation of the whole experience, and even improve digestion.

* Care about what you eat. Discover as many fruits and vegetables as you can, and become a fruit expert!

* Grow your own food if you can, or buy from local farmers that you know personally.

The low-fat raw diet works. Animal products DONT work. Even the French can’t escape the consequences of animal products, whose consumption leads to........

Friday, 20 August 2010

August 20th

August 20th Meditation

By meditation we connect the little joy of the soul with the vast joy of the Spirit. Meditation should not be confused with ordinary concentration. Concentration consists in freeing the attention from distractions and in focusing it on any thought in which one may be interested. Meditation is that special form of concentration in which the attention has been liberated from restlessness and is focused on God. Meditation, therefore, is concentration used to know God. --Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Lessons

© 1968,1982 Self-Realization Fellowship - All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Worth Remembering!

Time to take a walk. I'll tell you what I have discovered. The times that's most difficult to take excellent care of self, the times when that is most challenging, that is when it is most important to do so, and most rewarding. You are faced with an opportunity to grow, here and now. Grab it with both hands, and you can take a quantum leap in health growth.

Buckwheat Bliss!

Appreciated a lovely fragrant and delicious brunch of Buckwheat groats, fresh peaches, cardamon seeds, macadamia nuts and a drizzle of barley malt extract. a delightful start to the day ahead!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Good Birthday Cake!

Can you tell which cake, above, is the usual cake-mix nightmare, and which is made with whole wheat, beets, low-glycemic, unrefined coconut sugar, and all whole-food ingredients?

It's fabulous. I've made a few refinements to the recipe. Here it is:

Chocolate Beet Cake

3 eggs (organic, free range) or 9 Tbsp. water with 3 Tbsp. chia soaked in it
1 1/2 cups unrefined coconut sugar
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup pureed, steamed beets (about 3-4 medium size)
1/4 cup baking cocoa (non-alkalized) or raw powdered chocolate
2 cups finely ground whole-wheat flour (soft white wheat is best)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Puree beets (steamed about 15 min.) in a VitaMix or BlendTec till you have 1 3/4 cups. Add eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla and blend until smooth. Add chocolate and other dry ingredients. Bake in 9"x13" greased pan at 350 degrees for 30 min.

Fudge Frosting

1 cup unsweetened non-alkalized cocoa or raw powdered chocolate
2 cups coconut cream concentrate (soft, room temp or slightly warmed)
2 cups coconut sugar, blended in dry blender container until "powdered"

Cream together by hand until smooth. This frosts a 9"x13" cake and leaves some extra for a treat.

Happy birthday to anyone! Enjoy!

Green Smoothie Delight!

Banana, blueberry, basil!

Raw Energy Invauable Tips(Merci, Fred:)!

The reason was that too many people were eating low-calorie fruits like plums, peaches and apples and not enough of the "real sustenance" like banana-based smoothies. Also, because they were not used to eating raw, they did not learn to eat enough at one meal to last for three meals a day. In most cases, I recommend to eat 4 or 5 meals a day to people who are starting out, until they can reduce that to 3 or 4 meals only. If you're still hungry after a fruit meal, you didn't eat enough! Some of the food they made in at this event was truly delicious and low-fat. They made delicious cinnamon-flavored fruit sauces by blending bananas, apples and other fruits with a sweetener and cinnamon, and people were using that to pour on top of more fruit, bananas, chopped up lettuce and even zucchini noodles.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Raw Choccie Bliss!

As you may be aware I'm not all hemp and Hessian and thus I too love to indulge in the finer things in life! I've been appreciating some yummy raw Cacao confectionery most recently and therefore feel obliged to share these delightful discoveries with y'all.

What am I?
‘Cacao Kapow’ is a sugar free, dairy free, raw cacao bar. Made from the same plant that brings you chocolate, but unlike chocolate, this bar maintains all the nutritional qualities of the most complex plant on earth, the amazing Cacao plant.

What’s in me?
‘Cacao Kapow’ is a raw living food; gentle processing of ingredients never reaches temperatures above 42 degrees to ensure the nutritional qualities are maintained.

All the ingredients we use are either certified organic or are wild-crafted, free from agrochemicals and pesticides. All the ingredients listed below are ethically and sustainably sourced.

• Cold Pressed Virgin Cacao Oil/Butter.
Cacao butter won't raise your cholesterol levels like other fats, is less likely to cause weight gain compared to refined or hydrogenated oils, and also provides essential fatty acids.

• Creative Nature’s Award Winning Organic Cacao Nibs.
Contain more than 300 nutritional compounds, antioxidants, essential minerals and feel-good neurotransmitters like serotonin.

• Xylitol (Birch Tree Sugar)

Despite its chemical sounding name, Xylitol is in fact a completely naturally occurring sweetner found in many fruits, particularly strawberries. The name Xylitol is derived from the Latin for ‘from wood’ as in Xylophone (a wooden instrument).

It has approximately half the calories of sugar and is safe for both diabetics and individuals with hyperglycaemia.

• Rice Powder

• Algarroba (South American variety of Carob) renowned for its soothing effect on the digestive system as well as a high mineral content.

• And a pinch of Ground vanilla pod

What can I be used for?
‘Cacao Kapow’ can be used in the same way you would use a chocolate bar, to be enjoyed wherever and whenever the mood takes you!

How much of me should you take?

Unlike synthetic chocolate, where you will often eat a whole bar and still crave more, many people report that 4 or 5 squares of ‘Cacao Kapow’ is normally enough to satisfy ones needs. This is because ‘Cacao Kapow’ doesn’t contain synthetic sugar which unbalances blood sugar levels causing a dip and therefore a craving for more.
It is also likely that the live enzymes contained in raw food which enhance digestion help the body to feel satisfied more quickly.
Having said that, for true ‘Kapowaholics’ one bar is never enough!! There’s nothing bad in ‘Cacao Kapow’ so you can eat it till the Ca-Cows come home!!

None reported. (Not suitable for animals)

This is raw confectionery at it's very best and a pure delight to eat, so decadent, luxurious and the meltingly-smooth mouth feel of a standard(not so virtuous or healthy chocolate bar)chocolate bar. The taste is sublimely-perfect(Not cloyingly-sickly sweet as conventional choccie can be:). Go on treat yourself today!

Other good bars that are worth a mention are:

* Om Bars: Probotic Coconut and Acai and Blueberry(ORAC224/g)- I've yet to try the Probotic Strawberry

* Vanoffie Lovingly-created by the Raw Chocolate Company in Sussex!

Enjoyed a delicious brunch-breakfast of buckwheat, fresh blueberries and OmBar: Acai and Blueberry raw chocolate:0)

Happy Eating!