Laura Wydeveld

Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Pie
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INGREDIENTS:

Crust

2 cups pitted dates

2 cups raw nuts (half pecans, half almonds)

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp clove

1 tsp cinnamon

Pumpkin Filling

1 can organic pumpkin

2 TBS tapioca

¼ cup chia seeds

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp clove

1 tsp cinnamon

A pinch of sea salt

1 can of regular organic coconut milk

½ tsp vanilla extract

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PREPARATION:

1. Make pie crust-place dates, nuts and spices into food processor and blend until sticky, press into pie plate

2. Take all filling ingredients and place into blender

3. Blend for a minute, scrap down and blend again

4. Pour ingredient’s over pie crust

5. Place in refrigerator until chilled through






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Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Laura Wydeveld

Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Pie
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INGREDIENTS:

Crust

2 cups pitted dates

2 cups raw nuts (half pecans, half almonds)

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp clove

1 tsp cinnamon

Pumpkin Filling

1 can organic pumpkin

2 TBS tapioca

¼ cup chia seeds

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp clove

1 tsp cinnamon

A pinch of sea salt

1 can of regular organic coconut milk

½ tsp vanilla extract

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PREPARATION:

1. Make pie crust-place dates, nuts and spices into food processor and blend until sticky, press into pie plate

2. Take all filling ingredients and place into blender

3. Blend for a minute, scrap down and blend again

4. Pour ingredient’s over pie crust

5. Place in refrigerator until chilled through






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Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans

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INGREDIENTS:

1      egg white

1      Tablespoon water

1      pound of pecan halves

2/3   cup palm/coconut sugar

1      teaspoon salt

2      teaspoons of ground cinnamon

3/4   teaspoon of ground ginger

3/4   teaspoon of allspice

3/4   teaspoon ground coriander

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PREPARATION: 

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees with a shelf in the lower third and one in the upper third.

2. Whisk the egg white and water together until the mixture is foamy.  Stir in nuts, mix well.  Pour into a sieve and drain for 3 minutes.

3. Place sugar in Cuisinart or blender to make super fine.

4. Combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and coriander in a paper bag; gather the neck of the bag and shake the bag to mix them.  Add the drained nuts and shake the bag vigorously to coat them with the sugar and spices.  Spread the nuts on two baking sheets covered in tinfoil, making sure they do not touch.

5. Bake the nuts for 10 minutes, then stir them and spread them out again.  Lower the oven temperature to 275 degrees and continue to make the nuts, stirring them every 8-10 minutes until they are well dried and crisp.

6. Store the COOLED nuts in an airtight container.  Store up to three weeks in the refrigerator, and 6 months in the freezer.  

 

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Why Juice

Consuming fresh juice is better than taking any nutritional supplement.Juicing is a way to consume highly nutritious food easily. There are so many benefits to juicing that it doesn’t make sense not to juice. Consuming fresh juice is better than taking any nutritional supplement. Fresh juices are live liquid nutritional supplements. When consuming juice there is no danger of an overdose, or imbalance that supplementation can cause.

Green juices are mineral rich and they are the most effective hydrator for your body. Since we are a nation of dehydrated people this is a phenomenal benefit. Fresh juice includes many nutrients which assist with our bodies’ electrical conductivity. And since we are the body electric this is extremely important. These juices also contain the building blocks that we need for tissue healing and repair.

When we separate the juice from the fiber we are able to get more of the nutrients out of the food and we are able to assimilate the nutrients rapidly and easily. An added bonus is that there is less digestive work for the body which means more energy for us. Fresh juice is whole food based which means you benefit from the natural synergistic effects of the respective vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that are present in food.

Fresh juice is raw food. We have often discussed the benefits of a raw food diet. But as a reminder, raw food diets lead to better health, higher energy levels, faster recovery from illness and they also slow the aging process. And all of these benefits have been proven by science.

Juicing is a way to get a significant amount of raw food into your diet easily which will give you all the benefits of a raw food diet. And the fresh juice is assimilated into your body within 20 to 30 minutes.

Dump the coffee, talk about a much better high!

If you are a healthy individual juicing will take your health to a new level. Fresh juices are an elemental tool in restoring health if you are not healthy. The best flu shot you can take is fresh juice as it is an immune boosting miracle.

Start juicing today; it is simple, fast and so effective. Start with a base of cucumber and celery add a green apple, spinach and you will have a refreshing drink. Then just experiment-add garlic and you have a very different taste. Or add ginger and wake up those taste buds. Soon you will find your body craving your morning glass of green juice!

 

 






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Cauliflower Garbanzo Italienne

Hippocrates Health Center

Cauliflower Garbanzo Italienne

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INGREDIENTS: 

2 Cups Chopped Cauliflower

¾ Cup Cooked Garbanzo Beans

½ Cup Diced Red Bell Pepper

1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

Dressing

¼ Cup Cooked Garbanzo Beans

1 Clove Garlic

½ Tablespoon Frontier Pizza Seasoning

¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ Cup Water

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice          

½ Teaspoon Brags Liquid Aminos

1/8 Teaspoon Liquid Stevia Extract

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PREPARATION:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, garbanzos, red bell pepper, onion and parsley

2. In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients.  Blend until smooth and creamy.

3. Combine the dressing and salad mixture.  Marinate at least 1 hour. Season to Taste

 






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The Health Benefits of Fennel

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By Jean Sumner

 

Not only is fennel very tasty, it is also good for you. This herb originated in the Mediterranean and has long been used for its culinary and medicinal effects. Let’s examine the benefits of this great tasting herb.

Fennel contains an amino acid that is helpful in the treatment of anemia. This herb is also very helpful with indigestion. Chew a few fennel seeds after a meal and aid your digestion and it also eliminate bad breath. It also has anti-acidic or basic properties and is extensively used in antacid preparations.

Some of the components of the essential oils in fennel are stimulants and they stimulate secretion of digestive and gastric juices, this reduces inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and facilitates proper absorption of nutrients from the food. Fennel can also eliminate constipation since it acts as a laxative.

Fennel is very popular as an anti-flatulent, due the aspartic acid found in fennel. Its extract can be used by everyone, from infants to the elderly, as a way to reduce flatulence and to expel excess gas from the stomach. Fennel is also commonly found in medicines that treat abdominal pain, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and other intestinal issues.

Fennel is a great source of fiber; this fiber helps to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol in the blood stream. This makes fennel great in help with heart disease and stroke. Fennel is a very rich source of potassium, which is an essential nutrient in our bodies and is vital for a number of important processes.

One of the attributes of potassium is its quality as a vasodilator, which means that it relaxes the tension of blood vessels, thereby reducing blood pressure.

The raw vegetable itself hasn’t been extensively studied in regards to cancer protection, but the fennel seed extract has, and the findings regarding cancer protection are quite impressive. It shows that the extract can not only inhibit the growth of tumors but also it is protective against the harmful effects of radiation and chemo during cancer treatment. Fennel seed extract has been found to be preventative of various breast cancer and liver cancer strains.

Potassium, found in high levels in fennel bulbs and seeds, is an electrolyte, which means that it facilitates increased electrical conduction throughout the body. This includes connections within the brain, which is a veritable switchboard of electric currents. Potassium can help increase brain function and cognitive abilities through this quality. Also, fennel is a vasodilator, which means more oxygen reaches the brain and neural activity can work at optimal functionality.

Fennel can also enhance your immune system. 1 cup of fennel bulb contains 20% of the daily requirement of vitamin C. Vitamin-C improves general immune system health, produces and repairs skin tissue, helps to form collagen, and also protects the blood vessel walls as an antioxidant against the harmful effects of free radicals that can frequently lead to heart disease!

Fennel is also an Emenagogue, meaning that it eases and regulates menstruation by properly regulating hormonal action in the body. Furthermore, fennel is used in a number of products to reduce the effects of PMS, and it is also used traditionally as a soothing pain reliever and relaxing agent for menopausal women.

Fennel is useful in respiratory disorders such congestion, bronchitis, and cough due to the presence of Cineole and Anetol which are expectorant in nature. Fennel seeds and powder can help to break up phlegm and prompt loosening of the toxins and buildup of the throat and nasal passages for elimination from the body and quicker recovery from respiratory conditions.






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