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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
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! :)