Friday, August 22, 2014

Organic Essential Oils are Wonderful Holistic Healing for Children and Mamas

I love organic sandalwood essential oil.  It is my favorite for soothing comfort and grounding Ayurvedic healing.  When I feel stressed and frazzled and I'm grieving, sandalwood helps to soothe me and relax me. That combined with gentle yoga asanas and meditation are very healing self-care for this Mama.  My teething toddler likes it too and he was having a crying teething meltdown this afternoon and I gave him a whiff of the lovely sandalwood aroma and I put chamomile oil on his cheek to soothe and ease his teething pain and he calmed down and enjoyed a sweet lovely restful nap.  Pure organic essential oils are wonderful for holistic healing.  I keep a bottle of peppermint oil in my purse and one in my drawer and a bottle of sandalwood and a bottle of sweet orange oil in my drawer.  I also keep a bottle of chamomile on the shelf in my son's room.  This combined with several drops of Bach Flower Rescue Remedy under the tongue and I feel soothed and relaxed.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mama's Yummy Organic Herbal Vegan Potato Stew Recipe



Mama's Yummy Potato Stew from my soon to be published organic herbal vegan cookbook
Ingredients
5 small organic russet potatoes
1 small organic zucchini, ends removed, rinsed, chopped
1 tbsp. organic carrot, ends removed, rinsed, chopped
4 tbsp. canned organic corn
2 tbsp. sweet yellow onion, peel and skin removed, rinsed, chopped
3 medium size baby portabella mushrooms, rinsed, chopped
4 tbsp. organic flax oil
6 tbsp. Bragg Liquic Aminos
2 heaping tbsp. Earth Balance
4 tbsp. organic ketchup (see recipe in "gravies, sauces, and dressings")
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
6 tbsp. extra light olive oil

Instructions:  If you are able to use 3 burners at the same time, it will help to save time and feed your hungry family sooner! :)  I do this for the very same reason.  Bring 2 medium size stainless steel pots of purified or filtered water to a rapid boil.  When the water reaches a rapid boil, reduce the heat to medium and in 1, pour in the chopped potatoes and in the other pot, pour in the carrots.  Stir evenly and allow the potatoes to cook for 20 minutes and allow the carrots to cook for 10 minutes.  On a 3rd burner, warm 6 tbsp. of extra light olive oil in a nontoxic nonstick fry pan on medium heat.  Pour in the chopped onions and stir evenly and allow to cook and sizzle for 10 minutes.  When the onions begin to soften a little, pour in the chopped mushrooms and squirt in a few drops of Bragg Liquid Aminos and stir thoroughly and evenly.  Check the potatoes and the carrots to see if they've softened more.  When the potatoes are soft and done, turn off the burner and thoroughly drain the water and when the carrots begin to soften, pour in the zucchini and stir gently.  Allow the vegetables to cook for 10 more minutes and when they are soft enough to eat, turn off the burner and thoroughly drain the water.  When the onions and mushrooms are soft and brown, turn off the burner.  When the potatoes and veggies are thoroughly drained, pour them into the fry pan and stir and mix evenly and thoroughly.  Add the remaining the remaining seasonings and stir evenly.  You might want to cool the dish a bit in the freezer, unless it's a chilly day and you will enjoy this yummy creamy warm dish.  Serve and Enjoy! :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Delicious Grilled Vegan Daiya Cheddar Tofurky Melt Recipe

Delicious Grilled Vegan Daiya Cheddar Tofurky Melt Recipe that my family loves from my upcoming soon to be published delicious vegan cookbook.

Grilled Daiya Cheddar Cheese melt with Smoked Tofurky, Avocado, and Tomato on organic vegan whole wheat bread

Ingredients
2 slices of your favorite organic vegan bread, lightly toasted
2 tbsp Original flavor Vegenaise, spread evenly
2 slices of smoked flavor Tofurky
2 tbsp soft ripe avocado, spread evenly. 

Instructions:  If you want to melt the cheese, pour 2 tbsp Daiya Cheddar on 2 slices of bread and toast or bake in the toaster oven at 275 or 300 degrees for 5 minutes.  Remove bread and Daiya Cheddar from the oven and put the sandwich together.  An easier quicker way to do make it is to use an OrGreenic non-toxic non-stick ceramic pan and all you have to do is grill on medium or 5 or 6 on an electric burner for 5 minutes until toasted brown on each side.  This sandwich is great for busy stressed Mamas who need a quick delicious nourishing sandwich for their children.   Serve and Enjoy!


A Holistic Organic Makeover for my blog

You may notice that I've given my blog a holistic organic makeover.  I've decided to give my blog a fresh beautiful new look that will help everyone feel good who visits and I want my visitors to stay and browse and read my helpful tips and enjoy your visit.  My focus is now completely on my being an organic wise Mama in every sense.  Everything I do to care for my little 1 with natural holistic remedies, my yummy homemade meals and my healing delicious smoothies and herb teas will be shared on this blog as tips and how-to recipes.  Very soon, I will be finished compiling my delicious vegan cookbook and I will begin sharing delicious recipes to tempt your taste buds and help you enjoy making healthy simple stress-free meals.  Holistic living is a way of life for my family and will always be our healthy focus.  I will share all the wonderful important things we do to stay healthy, well, and happy to help you and your family stay well, healthy, and happy too.  I welcome comments, questions, ideas, suggestions.  So, please don't be shy.  We organic wise Mamas need to be there for each other as a supportive holistic healing community tribe.  Thank you for taking the time to visit and enjoy!  Peace Love Gratitude, Dayna


Monday, July 7, 2014

An Offer For My Herbivore Vegan Cookbook You Cannot Refuse

Hello everyone who has expressed interest in my upcoming cookbook, "Wise Mama Herbivore Cookbook." I'm really excited and hoping to finish it very soon and I know you are excited and some of you are excited and just can't wait and some of you have said that you are going to tell all your friends and as much as I would love to give copies away and get my message to everyone, I can't do that.  But I have come up with a win/win idea and I've tossed it around and I'm prepared to give copies away to everyone who has expressed interest, but there is a catch.  You tell 5 or more of your friends and family and I will add them to a waiting list.  When I release the book and they have made the purchase and I have verified their purchase, I will give you a FREE copy! Fair enough? Let me know what you think and if I get enough responses, I'll do it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils Purification Helps Me In Polluted Environments

Young Living Essential Oils proprietary blend, Purification, is incredible for its healing benefits, especially when I'm in a situation where I'm being severely polluted and I have to wear a facial mask to breathe.  I'm severely chemically sensitive and I suffer from painful respiratory difficulties from exposure to toxic secondhand smoke and synthetic toxic perfume and Purification has saved my life countless times.  I pour 3 drops into the palm of my hand and diffuse into the air or I put 3 drops onto my face mask and I breathe it in and it makes breathing much easier until I can get to a safer environment with safer healthier air.  



Purification is a wonderful proprietary blend made by Young Living Essential Oils and it contains an antiseptic blend of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida) and myrtle (Myrtus communis) formulated for diffusing to purify and cleanse the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, and unhealthy polluting odors.  I carry a bottle in my purse everywhere I go and I use it any time I feel that my health is suffering.  I feel very safe and comforted knowing that I have my own natural remedy when I need it.  For more information about this lovely blend and many other wonderful blends that YLEO formulates and sells, please visit my independent distributor website:  http://www.notperfume.com/essential7.html  To your health!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

True Inner Beauty Comes From Healthy Self Love and Self Care

As a new Mother of an active teething little boy, healthy self-care is very important to me.  When I feel great inside and out, I feel alive and energized, relaxed and filled with joy.  The moments when I feel this joy the most are after a lovely, soothing, cleansing bath or shower, intimate moments with my family, playing in the great outdoors, and enjoying a delicious, healthy, homemade meal.  These special moments when I feel wonderful are priceless and poetic and I feel balanced in every way.  No amount of my favorite organic lipstick or moisturizer can give me this profound feeling of beautiful relaxation. 


Don't me wrong, I enjoy wearing organic makeup once in a while, but when I feel cool fresh breezes on my skin and blowing lightly through my freshly shampooed hair, the beautiful feeling I feel inside and out comes from the wonderful self-care I enjoy everyday.  Add restful meditation, healthy yoga stretches, and a wonderful dose of my favorite comedy every night and I feel incredibly relaxed and strong.  True beauty and the wonderful feeling I feel that helps me feel beautiful is the wonderful self-care I do to help me stay well, happy, and feeling good.  For me, this is the true essence of healthy, nontoxic, organic beauty.