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Belgian Waffles

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Ingredients

2 cups flour of your choice ( I prefer white spelt flour)

4 teaspoons aluminum free baking soda

1/2 teaspoon pink salt

1/4 cup dark amber maple syrup (FKA Grade B maple syrup) plus enough syrup to enjoy with your waffles.

2 eggs from pastured chickens or egg substitute

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

2 cups coconut milk (I prefer it with the cream)

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients.

2. Heat up some syrup to enjoy with your waffles.

3. Follow the directions for your specific waffle iron.

4. Serve with warm syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mama Reeci’s Cornbread

Masa harina is a great flour to use for those of us who have trouble digesting corn. It’s simply non-GMO corn soaked in cal (food grade pickled lime) to increase it’s alkalinity and make nutrients like niacin more bioavailable. This process was derived from an ancient indigenous American practice.

Here’s my recipe for some yummy plant based cornbread.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups masa harina flour

2 tsps baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp pink or grey salt

2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil

1 flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon flaxseeds in hot water for 15 minutes)

1/4 cup raw honey (or sweetener of your choice) adjust amount according to your taste

2 cups hemp milk (or other dairy free milk of your choice  I love hemp seed milk sweetened with date syrup)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350.

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients to form a batter.

Grease a glass 13×9 dish with coconut oil.

Add the batter to the glass dish.

Cook for 30 minutes or so (depends upon your oven and altitude)

Serve with a pot of greens or cabbage.

I Got Hot Sauce In My Bag, Swag!

Beyonce’s song Formation is all about taking charge and winning at whatever you do. And all winners have “Hot Sauce In My Bag, Swag.” This kind of swag isn’t for the faint at heart. Only those who like to “pop their collar” and “strut their stuff” after cooking an amazing meal will get it.

When it comes to my food, I’m not ashamed to say I’m a control freak. I take charge with winning recipes and I slay. I’m a star. I go far (and yes, Formation is one of my favorite songs these days). Especially when it comes to hot sauce. It’s important to me that I have the right amount of heat, spice, and flavor. The store bought stuff just won’t do. It’s full of distilled vinegar which is a household cleaner. While I rarely eat any kind of vinegar, the fellas in my house love hot sauce. Here are a few tips for a more healthy version.

For mild heat, add one dried cayenne pepper to 8 ounces of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the mother culture. For the really mild at heart folks, you’ll want to remove the seeds. To step up the heat, add an additional pepper. Mix the ingredients using a high powered blender.  To give the sauce a different twist, add a few heavy dashes of chili powder, garlic, pink salt, and pepper to taste and blend again. Some people add bell peppers, red onions, and other vegetables to the blend. Store in a glass jar at room temperature. My batches last up to one year. This can vary from home to home.

I’d love to hear how this recipe works for you. Feel free to share your modifications. Can’t wait to see your version of “Hot Sauce in My Bag, Swag.”

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Bone Stock – An Elixir of Life

Sometimes, the answers to great health are right in front of your face. My grandmother made the best stock ever and everyone felt better when they consumed it. I had no idea what she was feeding us back in the day but now, I know that bone stock contains easily digestible nutrients such as like magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, glycine, proline, and amino acids. It’s really just the base for soup. It can help reduce or eliminate joint and gut pain, enhance the quality of your skin, nails, and hair, reduce the appearance of cellulite, boost your immune system, and much, much more. While this has not been scientifically proven, my family and I are living witnesses! I guess Grandma does know best. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients

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  • 2 large beef bones (from grass-fed cows) OR 5-10 large chicken bones (from pastured chickens)
  • 2-5 chicken necks (from pastured chickens) OPTIONAL
  • 2 chicken livers (from pastured chickens) OPTIONAL
  • 1 tablespoon butter from grass-fed cows
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 whole red onion
  • 1 crockpot full of purified water
  • Spices and herbs of your choice (e.g. pink salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, turmeric, etc.)

Directions

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  • Add all the ingredients to a crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 1-2 days or until the marrow is falling out of the bones.

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  • Strain the broth.
  • Add seasonings of your choice.
  • Store in a glass mason jar. It stays good in the refrigerator for up to one week and in the freezer for up to one year.
  • Drink the stock daily, until your body tells you it’s no longer needed. Heat it up the old-fashioned way, so DO NOT use the microwave. You can use the stock to make pho, soup, or season steamed veggies. The choice is up to you.
  • Enjoy!

I suggest not consuming junk and processed food, chips, pretzels, candy, or desserts with refined sugar and/or bleached flour for optimal results

Many of you who have followed my blog for a long time may be wondering why I’m no longer eating a fully plant-based diet. Check out my blog post entitled Why. I No Longer Eat a Fully Plant Based Diet to learn more about my story.

G Juice! Green Juice Redefined

Sherrice Eating Clean

Several years ago, Queen Mama Moon introduced a group of us to the concept of an internal deodorizer called gorilla juice. The juice contained three ingredients, chlorella, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and stevia. The concept is that chlorella is one of the most potent sources of chlorophyll, which is an internal deodorizer and lemon juice helps clean out the liver. This green drink has been a blessing to my life and I’ve “freaked it” to make it my own. Here’s my customized blend.

  • 32 ounces spring water
  • 1 tablespoon chlorella powder
  • 1 tablespoon spirulina powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A few pinches of stevia (or more if you’d like)

The students in my herbal certification class have created a plethora of variations. Some have added moringa, kelp, or Klamuth blue green algae. No matter which way you slice it, this beverage is the truth. I consume this drink several times a day and have noticed tremendous benefits and here’s why.

Both chlorella and spirulina are amazing alkaline and nutrient dense super food that promote the production of new red blood cells. A higher red blood cell count increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, thus giving you an amazing boost of energy. All of the Gorilla Juice ingredients have detoxifying effects that help to regenerate the skin. Rumor has it that cancer patients who have no adverse reactions to the drink thrive and recover faster when consuming it. In fact, anyone suffering from a degenerative disease or seeking to boost their already great health should do their research and determine whether our not this drink is for you. Here’s some additional information about Gorilla Juice ingredients.

Chlorella is a type of single-celled, fresh water algae that has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It’s rich in plant-based, easily digested essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene (more than carrots), and protein (one of the highest sources). Also, this algae is famous for removing heavy metals from the body.

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that could end world hunger with one exception. It doesn’t have enough carbohydrates for survival over an extended period of time. Despite this fact, it’s one of the most nutrient dense foods you can ever consume. Some believe it can prevent cancer, common colds, and lower high blood pressure.

Lemons are full of dietary vitamin C and have antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic properties. They are great detoxifiers and promote great dental/oral health. Lemons can prevent constipation and may even relieve the pain of peptic ulcers.

Stevia is a plant with a naturally sweet taste. While that taste can be bitter, it happens to blend great with this drink. I believe it has something to do with how well it mixes with the lime juice. It’s a zero calorie sweetener that will not harm your body so it’s great for those who are watching their weight or experiencing diabetes or candida. This herb helps with heartburn, indigestion, and high blood pressure.

I encourage you to research this drink to determine whether or not it’s for you. Make it at home as you cannot ensure what has been added to those store bought brands. Here’s a toast to you and your awesome health. Cheers!

CAUTION: Research the source of your chlorella and spirulina to ensure purity and lack of contamination. Also, if you are allergic to seaweed or have been diagnosed with kidney disease, this drink is not for you.

Go Green! Sauteed Collard Greens

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As we prepare for Go Green! The 7 Day Awakened Vitality Challenge, I wanted to share some information about one of my favorite vegetables. Collard greens are a cruciferous vegetable packed full of nutrients. While you can make them the old-fashioned way and drink the pot liquor (that’s the best part), you can also sauté them and spend less time in preparation simply by following my recipe in the picture above. These greens are so tasty, I can eat the whole pan by myself. The wonder twins won’t let that happen, though. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods (whfoods.org or whfoods.com), here are some great reasons to eat this yummy green treat.

  • Source of conventional antioxidants like maganese and vitamins A, C, and E and antioxidant phytonutrients like caffeic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, and kaempferol. Both types of antioxidants lower the risk of oxidative stress on the cells thus lowering the risk for most types of cancer
  • Source of anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin K, omega 3 fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and glucosinolates like glucobrassicin. These nutrients limit the risk of cancer and many other chronic diseases
  • Promotes the excretion of bowel acids from the body which lowers cholesterol.
  • Enhanced digestion and helps protect stomach lining by prohibiting bacterial growth

Visit this link to learn more – http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=138#healthbenefits.

Supreme Sorbet

safiyah's sorbet

Ingredients

  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 2 oranges

Directions

1. Peel the oranges.

2. Remove the green leaves from the strawberries.

3. Place oranges in the blender and blend on low.

4. Add the strawberries and blend on high.

5. Pour mixture in a freezer safe bowl.

6. Freeze until you’re ready to enjoy this lovely treat.