Wasabi Soy Almonds
Question: What are your values? I have made two lists here. Pick five from each and write about your personal values. How do these values play out in your life? How do these values drive you to make decisions? What are your personal priorities? How does your personality shape your personal values?
List 1: Equality (equal opportunity for all), Inner Harmony (at peace with myself), Social Power (control over others, dominance), Pleasure (gratification of desires), Freedom (freedom of action and thought), A Spiritual Life (emphasis on spiritual not material matters), Sense of Belonging (feeling that others care about me), Social Order (stability of society), An Exciting Life (stimulating experiences), Meaning in Life (a purpose in life), Politeness (courtesy, good manners), Wealth (material possessions, money), National Security (protection of my nation from enemies), Self Respect (belief in one’s own worth), Reciprocation of Favors (avoidance of indebtedness), Creativity (uniqueness, imagination), A World At Peace (free of war and conflict), Respect for Tradition (preservation of time-honored customs), Mature Love (deep emotional and spiritual intimacy), Self-Discipline (self-restraint, resistance to temptation), Privacy (safety for loved ones), Social Recognition (respect, approval by others), Unity with Nature (fitting into nature), A Varied Life (filled with challenge, novelty and change), Wisdom (a mature understanding of life), Authority (the right to lead or command), True Friendship (close, supportive friends), A World of Beauty (beauty of nature and the arts), Social Justice (correcting injustice, care for the weak).
List 2: Independent (self-reliant, self-sufficient), Moderate (avoiding extremes of feeling and action), Loyal (faithful to my friends, group), Ambitious (hard-working, aspiring), Broadminded (tolerant of different ideas and beliefs), Humble (modest, self-effacing), Daring (seeking adventure, risk), Protecting the Environment (preserving nature), Influential (having an impact on people and events), Honoring of Parents and Elders (showing respect), Choosing Own Goals (selecting own purposes), Healthy (not being sick physically or mentally), Capable (competent, effective, efficient), Accepting my Portion in Life (submitting to life’s circumstances), Honest (genuine, sincere), Preserving My Public Image (protecting my “face”), Obedient (dutiful, meeting obligations), Intelligent (logical, thinking), Helpful (working for the welfare of others), Enjoying Life (enjoying food, sex, leisure, ect.), Devout (holding to religious faith and belief), Responsible (dependable, reliable), Curious (interested in everything, exploring), Forgiving (willing to pardon others), Successful (achieving goals), Clean (neat, tidy), Self-Indulgent (doing pleasant things)
I will think about my list and you think about yours!
Cheers and many blessings!
Save the Salmon Patty!
- 2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked 1-2 hours
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 cloves galic
- 1 bunch dill
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- carrot juice , as needed
- Blend In:
- 5 whole carrot pulp, (run through juicer)
- ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup celery, minced
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- ⅛ cup chives, or green onion
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2-3 tablespoons kelp powder
- 2-3 tablespoons dulse
- 2-3 tablespoons nama shoyu
- *Juice 5 carrots.
*Blend first 6 ingredients until creamy and blend i the rest of the ingredients! Form into loaves or patties and serve! Or you may dehydrate at 115 degrees for 4-6 hours. (I like to dehydrate for that warm feeling)
*Top with mango sauce.
A bit about sunflower seeds…More than any other flower, the sunflower suggests the glory of the summer sun itself. Wild, it lines roadways and gilds whole fields with its stunning, sun-colored mandalas. Cultivated in home gardens, it towers to impressive heights of fifteen feet in or more and boasts a flower up to two feet in diameter. A showy plant indeed.This daisy relative, which originated in western North America, is more than just show. Both sunflower seeds and sunflower tubers (jerusalem artichoke) were important Native American foods. Sunflowers were introduced in Europe in the 1500’s and have become a staple in Russia. Until the popularization of health foods in the United States in the 1960’s, its domestic use was primarily for bird feed; hence its one common name “polly seed.” Sunflower seeds are also nicknamed “sunnies.”The shells may be white, brown, black, or black with stripes. The US commercial supply primarily comes from the Red River valley of Minnesota.Health Benefits Sunflower seeds are an energy tonic and nurturing food used to treat constipation. Sunflower seeds contain more protein than beef and 20 percent fat, most of which is unsaturated. A good source of calcium, phosphorus, and iron, as well as vitamins A, D, E, and several of the B-complex, they also contain a trace of flourine, which may explain the Russians’ claim that they are good for the teeth. Sunflower seeds are tridoshic used in moderation; in larger quantities, they primarily reduce vata.Superbly Delicious!Here are a few pictures of everyone enjoying the evening!Jean & Dicky, Bless their hearts.
- 2 inch ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 small serrano pepper
- 1 whole mango
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup cilantro
- white pepper, to taste
- *Blend ginger, garlic and pepper. Add mango, coconut milk and pulse, add cilantro ad white pepper and pulse.
*Serve on top of “salmon” patties
- Dicky is no longer with us, which makes this post that much more special to me. I feel so lucky to have known such a sweet man. Love you like crazy cakes Dicky! Click here to watch a remembrance video about Dicky.
Beautiful LindaMy mom and meI love you mom!xoxoxoSweet SkipLive each day like its your last.Blissfully,Michelle
Vegetable Medley Soup:
To make tea:
1/2 cup nettle, or dandelion or rooibos dry tea.
3 cups tea kettle watersteep for 20 minutes.
Miso, add enough miso till you like the taste. I like to use a gluten free miso from South River Miso, it makes Miso Happy! It is simply the best! (I will be putting in a bulk order soon so if you live in my area, let me know and I will order you some!)
Add all ingredients to a bowl and serve. You may choose to warm on stove till soup is warm to the touch or you may use a candy thermometer and heat to 120 degrees.
Pretend for a moment that you are running a marathon, and that part of the path includes an obstacle course. You are expected to run at a fast pace, navigate several hurdles that lie before you, and leap over them with speed and grace. Now imagine that you are walking up to one of those hurdles. Lie down on the ground in front of it. Look up at it. It sure does seem daunting, doesn’t it? Now stand up. In fact, stand on top of it and look down on it. That’s the actual view you will have when you sail over it. Some successes are all about your perspective.
6 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1/2 teaspoons chili powder
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon Tamari
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic (optional)
salt to taste
extra pepper to season top of eggplant
Blend first 10 ingredients in blender.
Slice eggplant and place in large bowl.
Pour blended mixture over eggplant land let marinate for a couple of hours.
Place eggplant on dehydrator trays, pepper the top of eggplant if you with and dehydrate for 24 hours, flip halfway through.
Voila! Eggplant bacon!
- Raw eggplant is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of vitamin K, Thiamin, Niacin Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, folate, potassium and manganese.
- Cooked eggplant is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of vitamin K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber. This food is very high in sodium and a large portion of the calories come from sugars. Cooked eggplant will cause more inflammation then raw eggplant.
- It is interesting to note that the raw eggplant contains magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Many Americans are low in magnesium and do not get enough in their diets. Phosphorus is also an important brain food. Every time we have a thought, reading, meditating or using our brain we burn phosphorus.
Freezing is another great way to preserve your eggplant if you cannot eat what you have fast enough.
- Wash, peel if desired, and slice 1/3-inch thick. Prepare quickly.
- Blanch, have water ready and boiling with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Place eggplant in water and boil for four minutes.
- Drain, cool and package in freezer bag. Seal and freeze. If you would like to keep your eggplant ready to use as “steaks” place freezer paper between each eggplant to keep them separated.
Though shall respect and protect thy body as the highest manifestation of thy life.
Thou shall abstain from all unnatural, devitalized foods and stimulating beverages.
Thou shall nourish thy body with only natural live foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains that . . .
Thou shall extend thy years in health for loving, charitable service and sharing with others.
Though shall regenerate thy body by the right balance of activity, exercise and rest.
Though shall purify they cells, tissue and blood with healthy foods, pure water, clean air and sunshine.
Though shall abstain from all food when out of sorts in the mind or body.
Thou shall keep all thoughts, words and emotions pure, calm, good, loving and uplifting.
Thou shall increase thy knowledge of Nature’s Laws, follow them, and enjoy the fruits of thy life’s labor.
Thou shall lift up thyself, friends and family by obedience to Mother Nature’s and God’s Healthy, Natural Laws of Living.
~The Miracle Of Fasting by Paul and Patricia Bragg~
Its that time of year when dandelions are starting to pop up all over the yard! It looks like we will have a good crop this year!
There is no limit to this simple little weed!
- It’s hand-harvested in New Zealand. Our honeybees live in pristine nature preserves, where we meticulously process our Healing Honey exclusively by hand to ensure all of its natural goodness is protected.
- It’s 100% organic and raw. Healing Honey was the first ever certified organic Active 15+ Manuka Honey in the world, and it is raw (never heated), thereby preserving its unique health supporting natural enzymes.
- It’s potent and pure. Healing Honey is scientifically tested and verified to have all of its beneficial active 15+ Manuka factor. We also test each batch to ensure it is absolutely pure by certifying that it’s free of more than 160 chemical residues.
- Offers a delicious and healthy substitute for sugary sweets
- Helps enhance your body’s immune response
- Soothes indigestion and other digestive discomforts
- Promotes healthy probiotics in your gastro-intestinal tract
- Contains a number of free radical busting antioxidants that support your health
- Boosts your energy and endurance naturally
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