Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole

Ingredients
Vegetarian, Gluten free
∙ Serves 8
Produce
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 15 oz can Black beans
  • 6 cups Butternut squash
  • 2 cups Corn
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Tomato
Condiments
  • 1 Salsa or hot sauce
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 cup Quinoa
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Salt and pepper
Oils & Vinegars
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
Dairy
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese

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Cashew Beef Thai Stir Fry

Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop up all your veggies ahead of time to make life easier! We minced up the garlic and cut the ginger into matchsticks. We sliced the carrots and jalapeno while leaving the red onion and zucchini pretty chunky.
  2. Warm up a tablespoon of toasted sesame seed oil in a wok on medium heat and let your garlic, onion, ginger and carrots cook until fragrant. Keep an eye on the garlic- lower that heat if it starts browning too fast.
  3. Then add in your zucchini and jalapeno as well as your seasonings. Toss everything to combine and set aside in a plate.
  4. Slice your cut of beef pretty thin while you warm up another tablespoon of toasted sesame seed oil. Brown your beef slices on both sides. Work in 2 or 3 batches if you need to. Season both sides with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and Chinese 5 spice.
  5. Add your veggies back in to your browned beef and toss. Pour in 1/4 cup of beef broth (or any broth you have, water works too!) as well as 1/4 cup of coconut milk. If you don’t have coconut milk, add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or omit entirely.
  6. Add in your cashews (we used roasted cashews for the best pop of flavor) and let this cook uncovered for about 8 minutes.
  7. Lastly, add your fresh basil and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes and serve.
  8. Garnish with green onion and enjoy!

Try this delicious Gluten Free stuffing!

Gluten Free Stuffing

QUINOA, WALNUT, LEEK, & CRANBERRY DISH

  • 1 3/4 cups chicken, or vegetable broth (I used the turkey juice that I had baked the day before)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed & drained.(Need fine strainer as quinoa grains are very small)
  • 1 Tblsp butter
  • 2 cups finely sliced leek (about 3/4 Ib)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried rubbed sage (I did not have any in the house, but I think it would be an important ingredient)
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped or left whole
  • 1/2 cup toasted coarsely chopped walnuts

 

  1. In a medium saucepan bring the broth & 1/4 tsp salt to boil. Add the quinoa. Cover, turn to low & simmer for 25 min. Let stand 5 min before uncovering.
  2. Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add the butler & melt.. Stir in the leek, celery, 1/4 tsp salt, pepper, & sage. Saute 10 min or until tender. Stir occasionally. Add the garlic & cook 1 minute more.
  3. Stir in the quinoa, cranberries & walnuts. Warm through & serve. Serves 8 (1/2 cup each)

Pumpkin Spice Latte

An honest to goodness pumpkin spiced latte can be a wonderful thing, but sadly, you’re going to probably have to take matters into your own hands. Most commercial franchises are using questionable or outright harmful ingredients. Carrageenan is an unnecessary ingredient linked to digestive inflammation and disease. Save money and your health by using my recipe to create your own antioxidant-packed pumpkin spiced latte at home, sans all the excess sugar and industrial ingredients.

 

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Spinach Feta Oven Frittata

 

spinach oven frittata

 

INGREDIENTS

1 pound baby spinach
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 eggs
4 ounces feta cheese
Sea salt and pepper
Dried oregano

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute spinach until wilted, and then transfer to a 10 inch oven-safe skillet (I use my cast iron skillet).
Beat eggs until frothy and pour over spinach.
Crumble feta and sprinkle over eggs. Season with a pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper.
Bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set. Sprinkle liberally with ground oregano. Cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

Eye Twitching That Won’t GO Away!!

So, do you have a ton of stress in your life right now??  And now your eye has started twitching for the past two weeks and is getting worse.  What do you do?  Sometimes, the best solution is homeopathic.

This may not work for everyone, but try using Calcarea Carbonica 200CK, one dose a day for 5 days.  It may have your eye twitch more for 1 day, but it should start going away after that.

There are other uses for this remedy as well.

  • physical fatigue and muscle weakness
  • for problems with slow recovery or congestion in the system including mononucleosis, acne and eczema.
  • overweight problems including symptoms of low energy, excess appetite, poorly toned muscles.
  • bone pain, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis pain.
  • carpal tunnel syndrome, pain with tearing pain from elbow to wrist, pain that feels sprained or stiff.
  • female issues such as painful menstruation, hormonal imbalance, PMS.
  • poor circulation

So, I hope this helps!!

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy treatment works with your body’s own healing powers to bring about health and well-being.  It treats your symptoms spiritually, emotionally, mental and physically as well.  They are gentle, subtle, but powerful.

They are either found as a liquid and have alcohol as a preservative or in a sugar pill format.  Sometimes, the smallest dose is the best dose.  One remedy can treat multiple issues.

I use it with my family a lot especially with my 3 year old.  He loves it and tells me if it works or not.  Within 24 hours, symptoms can actually get worse before it gets better.  Other times, it can just get better.

Drainage-Tone 2 Oz Energetix

This is an example of something I use for homeopathy.

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  2. Baked Cajun Fish
  3. Tuscan Pork Chops
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Who need tortillas?

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Ingredients
Gluten free
Meat
  • 3 cup Chicken
Produce
  • 1 Cilantro, Fresh leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion, large
  • 4 Zucchini, large
Baking & Spices
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 Kosher salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil, extra-virgin
Nuts & Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin, ground
Dairy
  • 1 cup Cheddar
  • 1 cup Monterey jack
  • 1 Sour cream
Prepared
  • 1 1/3 cup Enchilada sauce, red

Benefits of Essential Oils

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Lavender

The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its particularly pleasant aroma.

Uses

  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
  • Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

 

Lemon

Lemon oil is a good remedy for restoring the luster of dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.

Uses

  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

 

Frankincense

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even potentially helping to fight cancer.

Uses

  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*

 

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. Tea tree oil (TTO), the volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years.

Uses

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
  • Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues. Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica).

Uses

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.