Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hawaii Use Coconuts

We are in Kuai and I thought I would do a quick blog on Coconut. We buy coconut milk for our kids because one its not mucus forming, it has very similiar properties as mothers milk with the lauric acid content and has good oils,protein and calcium. At times we will buy thai coconuts and blend the meat with the sweet water, but ususally we will go for the convenience of a boxed coconut milk like So Delicious unsweetened you can get from Smiths or Good Earth. So If you want, try coconut milk instead of cow milk:)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Coco Waters

What is Vita Coco?

Vita Coco's an all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water!

So good for kids. We use these instead of fruit juice boxes...and they are great to have on hand after exercise or when your kids get sick to replace vital nutrients and electrolytes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Be a Doctor Mama

The Family Physician® Kit is a collection of ten nurturing essential oils, including six single oils and four blends. The stunning box includes tips for using the oils, as well as an audio CD featuring dōTERRA®'s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David K. Hill. In this audio presentation, Dr. Hill teaches listeners how to care for their family's everyday health needs with simple and safe methods using the ten essential oils included in this kit. Includes 5 ml bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, and On Guard™ to help families address a multitude of health issues.

If you are new to using oils with your family of little ones..this is where I started, thank you to my sister Jo. It was like the using essential oils with your kids for Dummies:)The oils are a bit pricey, but they last a very long time and we very very rarely visit the Doctor because we can use these and other natural remedies at home. If you are strapped for money, I completely understand. I also understand how nice it is to feel like you can sustain your family if you can not get to a doctor. I was also so amazed how effective they really were when I started using them...they really did work; they are 70 times more potent than the herb itself.
If you want the oils and need a better wholesale price, that is what I did, and it make a bit more affordable for our family. I try pace myself and get what is needed at the time and now have stared to build my medicinal herb storage a bit:) However, I did start with this amazing kit, which is a bit more in price, to help me understand how powerful natures oils can be with my kids. Then when I used them I noticed what we were using the most and replaced them one by one as needed.

*The Oils I have used the most this sicky season are:

OnGaurd-Immune protection for family/kids at school and public, all the time
Oregano-This will wipe out everything bacterial and viral...use with coconut oil/caution on kids:)I got over an infection with this this season.
Digestzen-Upset Tummy's Regulation
Lavendar-Fevers,Sleep, Anxiety
Maleluca- Yeast and my sons eczema
Lemon-Congestion and Cleansing

If you would like wholesale pricing call me and I can help you#801-885-7221 or email

Or you can just order at a bit more

Liquid Mineral Salts

To keep our bodies running we need energy—not just any energy but "sustainable energy." To have "sustainable energy" you must have salt. Salt is the body's matrix system for transporting energy throughout the entire human organism. A deficiency of salt is equal to a deficiency of energy. pHlavor helps fight that deficiency.

I use this for me and my kids to not only flavor salads,soups and entrees but also to up their alkalinity and replace vital mineral salts. I use it at dance when I get a little faint and its awesome to just spray a little at those times when you crave sugar.

To Buy:

Doc Broc Brunch or Dinner

Doc Broc Brunch
My family likes this one:)

Doc Broc ROCKS!!!! :)
Shelley Redford Young

Serves 6

This is a hearty Deep Green dish that has plenty of crunch with the broccoli stalks and soaked almonds added.

Perfect for a brunch or side dish.
1 yellow onion
2 cloves fresh garlic
3 large heads of Broccoli
1 lb. of young green string beans
1 small bowl of soaked almonds
Grapeseed or Olive Oil
Real Salt to taste

Directions: Trim and peel Broccoli stalks. Then cut Broccoli into bite size pieces.

Trim and break green beans into bite size pieces.

Lightly steam Broccoli and Green Beans unitil bright green.

In a Cuisnart, pulse chop the onion and garlic until fine, set aside Put soaked almonds into the Cuisnart with an S blade and pulse chop into almond slivers.

In an Electric Fry Pan, Place oil and add onion/garlic mixture and sauté for a few minutes. Add steamed Broccoli/green beans and stir fry to mix in with the onions and garlic. Add slivered soaked almonds and continue to mix well.

Put lid on electric fry pan and continue to steam for a few minutes longer if softer veggies are desired. Add real Salt to taste.. and enjoy!

Best Baby Food-Your Way:)

BPA-Free & Winner of the 2008 JPMA Innovation Award!

The Beaba Babycook™ (BPA-Free) Babyfood Maker is a one-of-a-kind, compact appliance that steams, purees, defrosts and re-heats the freshest, healthiest food for your baby. It enables parents to provide the best ingredients for their baby's food at a fraction of the cost of jarred foods! Not only does preparing baby's food save families money, it also drastically cuts down on packaging and waste.

Vegetables, fruits and meats steam in less than 15 minutes and retain their vitamins and flavors. After blending them to the desired consistency, parents can freeze extra portions and later use their Babycook to quickly defrost and reheat previously prepared food.

My Dad bought me one of these for my little Andi, and have loved!!! this for my babies..and even just steaming quick veggies and other things for the kids lunches.

To buy:

Great Book

This book contains a wealth of information on how to use the essential oils. It consists of 266 pages and includes the following sections: "The Science and Application of Essential Oils," "Single Essential Oils," "Essential Oil Blends," "Essential Oil Inspired Wellness Supplements," "Essential Living and Spa Products," "Personal Usage Guide," and an appendix that includes charts and research references. With this reference book's user-friendly format, it is easy to learn how the essential oils can be used to combat common health problems.

I gave my copy of this book to my Mom for Christmas and I already am missing a trip to Aroma tools is in order. If you are thinking of using oils to care for your family I highly recommend having this resource on hand. I have used it so many times for me and my kids.
To Buy:

Kids Healthy Snacks

Here is the post again for those who asked:) Someday I will try to figure out how to make a Table of Contents for the Blog...Happy Holidays Everyone!


Christmas Oils Yeah!

Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of an advanced aromatherapy system. The Aroma-Ace is a powerful, compact, and easy to use Essential Oil Diffuser System. It has built in on/off timers and output volume control for easy adjustments.
I was so grateful to receive this gift this year. It is a Essential Oil diffuser that Doterra sells. You can put OnGaurd and other immune oils in your kids bedrooms when they are sick, we have been diffusing pure White Fir oil to make our home smell like Christmas; real oil with real medicinal properties(ie:CharLees leg aches)unlike fake candle scents. You can diffuse Lavendar or Sandlewood to calm or diffuse Lemon to actually sanitize the air you breathe......all I can say is it is awesome:)Thank you Gr and Grp Bee.
My next goal is to get Frankincense and Clary Sage(hormones:) for neurological me, CharLee Balance for Anxiety, and Lavendar for the girls.....Citris Bliss would also be so fun to have to give our home that yummy orange smell, Yeah for Oils!!!!

To Shop:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Savior

So this post is not any new recipe...I just simply want to express my gratitude for My Saviors tender mercy in my life. I know He lives and loves us and I know this knowledge of the restored Gospel that I have been blessed to have, IS the greatest gift I have been given. I pray I can give my life, everything that I am or will be to Him. He is the greatest gift to us all. I wish you all have a beautiful peace filled Christmas.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Yeah for good Toothpaste...Go Oils!

On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste

dōTERRA's fluoride-free toothpaste provides the protective benefits of therapeutic-grade On Guard® essential oils against germs and other harmful pathogens, while also reducing plaque, and whitening teeth with gentle polishing agents. On Guard's unique cinnamon-mint flavor, with xylitol, also leaves your breath (and your toothbrush), fresh and clean.

I am excited to try our new toothpaste..I try to be cautious about what we put in our bodies, but also what we use topicaly, especially with my little ones.

To order this or any other amazing essential oil products click here:
If you have any questions or need specific guidance about the oils call me 801-885-7221 or email me: Happy Holidays Everyone!

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Thank you Moma:)Love you.

Holiday Sushi...Veggie Style

These are so fun to make. Their is a version in the Back to the House of Health Book 1.We made them for dinner tonight along with some fresh sliced organic red pears and kiwi fruit and steamed broccoli. We also used that amazing Costco Rapberry chipolte sauce to top them, optional:)

Ashley's Veggie Nori Rolls

4-5 Nori sheets(Good Earth or other health store should carry them)
5 long thinly sliced peices of:
bell pepps
-liquid salt or real salt
-zip (spice hunter)
-Make 2 Cups of brown purple or wild rice ahead of time:)
-You can also spresd hummus or any other things that sound tasty.

Lay out nori sheet on nori roller(if you have one),spread thin layer of rice over the whole sheet.lay the veggies in a row about 1 inch from end and season. Roll up and
Enjoy with favorite sauce or dip:)

Luvs, AshG

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Breakfast or Anytime

We have a shake around 3-4 times a week for breakfast, or lunch or dinner:)This is one of my Moms new version:

serves 2
by Shelley Redford Young

This shake is one I created for the hot summer months but I drink it all year long because it's MY FAVORITE SHAKE!!!
I wanted a lighter, slushier shake with intense lime flavor like the lime-freeze slushes I used to have as a kid.
I took out all the powders, cut down on the avocado, went with raw, green ingredients and added more ice for more of a slush-shake
I always use raw green stevia for the sweetner

1 english cucumber
1/2 avocado
1-2 hand fulls baby spinach
3-4 peeled limes (adjust to desired amount)
8-12 ice cubes
raw green stevia to taste

Blend on high until smooth and drink immediately!

We pour out half to fill up mine and Matthews shake, and then blend in some frozen berries, coconut almond milk and some more stevia to sweeten it a bit more for the kidlets.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Very Berry Christmas Salad

This has been my favorite breakfast actually lately. I guess I must really need berries:)And no I am not expecting:) So here is the yummy recipe

A Very Berry Christmas Salad

Bowl of fresh Organic Greens
2 large color Bell Peppers chopped(red and yellow)
4-5 stalks of org celery chopped
2 small english cucumbers sliced (Costco)
1/4 C hemp seeds,pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds
1 C frozen mixed berries (Costco)
1 small pkg Feta (optional Good Earth)

Drizzle on top of salad
Grapeseed oil (about 1/2 Cup)
Juice of 1 lime
Real Salt
Dash of Zip or Cayenne
3 Tbsp organic coconut palm sugar

*Mix dressing throughout the salad and Enjoy! (I do flavor a lot to taste)
Have a Very Berry Christmas Everyone:)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zippy Meal

Since I was mentioning grains...Here is an all-time classic easy with any grain of your choice meal. Thank you my Brother, Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Grains Grains Grains

In our home I like to use several different grains because they all have different nutrients and benefits we need. For example Quinoa is a very good low glycemic carbohydrate source, and rich with manganese, magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, vitamin E, and several B a seed and is a better protein source while Wild rice is high in dietary fiber, protein, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorous. Wild rice is an incomplete protein and should be used with complimentary foods to ensure that you have complete protein in your diet.

Grains we have on hand are:

-Org Spelt(We grind this up to make seed pancakes..I have goals to make bread someday:)
-Org Wild Rice or (purple rice complete protein:)
-Org Millet(seed/most alkalizing grain)
-Org Quinoa
-Org Brown Rice
-Org Amaranth and or Teff(makes good warm cereal/also high in protein)
-Org Raw Buckwheat groats(yes its gluten free)

We serve grains along side warm veggies or soup, beans, lentils or salad...You don't want to serve grain with fruit or starch if you can avoid it...however a warm bowl of creme of Buckwheat cereal with mixed berries, nuts and a little palm coconut sugar is so good once in a while:)

As for preparation....if I can properly plan ahead I like to rinse my grain, soak overnight, rinse and sprout for 2 days(rinse morn and night). Doing this ensures better enzymatic breakdown and assimilation and nutrient value of the grain. However each grain does have a recommended soaking are quick tips on a few of our favs...

Buckwheat: Soak 20 min. Drain and rinse 2X daily for 24hours warm and serve.
Quinoa and Millet: Rinse several times thoroughly to remove saphonins(gunk in the water:). Soak for 12 hours(overnight:). You can then warm gently on low heat the next day or rinse and sprout for 24hours for a more sprouted grain.
Org Rice: I like to rinse the grain a few times and soak overnight with a bit of lime to start the breakdown process then just gently warm cook it the next day.

There are so many different ways to use grains, be creative. Enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Make your own Lara Bars

Lara bars and other healthy snack bars can be pricey. I think Lara Bars are over a dollar a bar. So if you want to make your own here is an option:

Ash Bars:)

1 C alk soaked org dates
1/2 Cup org nuts(almonds,pecans,walnuts, brazilsyou choose:)
1/2 C org unsweetn coconut flakes
1/4 C chia seed
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (optional)
1/4 C org unsweetn cocoa nibs (optional)
-dash of cinnamon nutmeg or other fav spices

-Pulse chop nuts in Vitamix or Blendtec, not too fine, you want chunks. Set aside in bowl
-Blend dates with lime juice,and spices
-Combine all ingredients into bowl and mix until you can form balls or bars.

I like to press it into a glass pan about a 1/2 inch thick and then you can cut into bars. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family

Kids Avocado Super Soy Pudding

Here is my CharLee son making the Avocado pudding with Grandma Essa:)

Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen

So here is a list of the produce you want to try to keep Organic and the produce it might not matter as you can keep the extra in your pocket:)Just wash them well:)

The fruits and vegetables on “The Dirty Dozen” list, when conventionally grown, tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals, with some testing positive for as many as 67. For produce on the “dirty” list, you should definitely go organic — unless you relish the idea of consuming a chemical cocktail. “The Dirty Dozen” list includes:

domestic blueberries
sweet bell peppers
spinach, kale and collard greens
imported grapes
All the produce on “The Clean 15” bore little to no traces of pesticides, and is safe to consume in non-organic form. This list includes:

sweet corn
sweet peas
kiwi fruit
sweet potatoes
sweet onions

Keep Kids On Guard

On Guard™
Protective Blend

I love my OnGaurd essential oil and use it everyday for my family to prevent sickness. I love to use it before my kids leave for school, or I go out for a day in a busy shopping area,church or other public places where I know there are more bugs:) For Matthew and I, I put a small drop in my palm and apply behind ears, for my smaller kids I mix with a bit of coconut oil and apply to feet so it doesn't burn.

On Guard™ is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.

To Order for better wholesale pricing call me#801-885-7221 or email

Have a Happy Healthy Christmas,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beans and Greens

This recipe comes from way back when I worked at Fresh Food Junkies at the Orem Good Earth

Beans and Greens

-2 C of Wild rice cooked (I like to do 1/2 brown 1/2 purple)cook 2C water/1 C rice
-1 C favorite beans (garbanzo, white, navy, black eyed,edemamas)
-oils, lime and real salt
-bunch Org Cilantro

*Mix beans with rice mixture, drizzle good oils(olive,avocado,omegas,grape seed, you choose), real salt and fresh lime juice to taste. With kitchen shears cut up 1 bunch of cilantro into rice bean mixture.

Top rice bean mixture with the following:

-Sliced red onion
-Diced Org bell peppers all colors
-Diced Org celery
-Org fresh peas
-Org Spinach
-Org diced sweet small tomatoes
-Sliced Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds,hemp seeds, (opt) fruit juice cranberries(Good Earth bulk)
-Organic Salsa
-Top with coconut creme dollop and Spice Hunter Zip to taste

Basically just mix all together and Enjoy! I serve it as a buffet style meal.

Whats for Dinner?

Shopping it is...


-1 pkg Avocados
-small oranges
-Org Spinach tub
-Org Mixed Greens tub
-bag of brussels
-bag of broccoli (not organic but it is on the clean 15 list so we do it to cut cost occasionally:)
-bag 3 english cucumbers and bag of small cucumbers for kids snacks

-Bag of mixed frozen berries (for kids snacks,shakes,cereal etc...)
-Squaw bread for hubby:)good simple ingredients
-Ancient Grains Org cereal
-Bag of pistachios (half for us and half to make neighbor gifts:)
-butternut squash pastas my 10 year pleaded for (ok love you CharLee)
-Toilet Paper


Goal is to stay around $200 for a family of 5...we can do it:)

Good Earth (I am actually going to see how much of these items I can buy at Harmons this week)

-2 Org pears
-1 red onion
-org cilantro
-org basil
-2 bags of org sunflower sprouts (for snacks,sandwiches and salads)
-2 small org zucchini
-1 Org Celery
-1 Org cauliflower

-3 boxes coconut/almond milk Pacific brand unsweetened
-1/2 gallon Org whole milk for the hubby(or I get raw milk from Real Foods in Orem)
-1 tub unsweetn Goat yogurt for Andi
-pkg almond mozzarella cheese

-10 pkg seas gift seaweed snacks
-1 can org white beans(better to not get canned if you are commited:)
-1 pkg Quinoa Pasta
-1.5 lbs.Raspberry Granola (from the bins)
-1 box nut thins sea salt
-6 bars Raw Revolution flax bars (for snacks)good balance of protein and completely raw.
-Spelt tortillas or bread
-Just peas and Just Raspberries snacks
-1 big bottle of Grapeseed oil(good for salad all cooking

Other Other:)
-pkg AA bateries
-english muffins for my Luv...You never want to stomp out all joy in life if you are well:)

Total:Was around $90 Our grand total was under$200, yeah!

-I need to pick up 1 bottle of Original Medicine green probiotic for me and Andi since we need a little extra immune boost to our GI tract:)MD/ND Dr. Diana Farley Jones

Weekly Menu:

-Monday: leftover ginger leek veggie soup with sprouted Quinoa
-Tuesday: butternut squash pasta, org green beans,cucumber and oranges
-Wed: Cafe Rio Rice, beans and greens
-Thurs: Happy Anniversary Luv...eating out/kids gluten free make it yourself veggie pizzas
-Fri:Raw green blender soup with grain or bread
-Tuscan White beans,butternut squash brussels with hemp seed
-Sunday: Wild Salmon with Salad,Green beans and grain

* I will try to post the recipes and the ones that are from my parents book will give the be continued:)

Its Christmas Time!

Each year we make a little Gingerbread house with the kids. And no I don't go all out and make my own healthy gingerbread because one, I don't have the time and two, they never eat the house itself. So we buy an all ready $9 set gingerbread house from Walmart and then we use most of our own healthy decor since the kids love to pick and eat as they create. Here are some of the healthy decor items they used this year:

Roof: Healthy cereal (most years we do a puffed Kamut)
Snow: Organic unsweetened coconut flakes
Fence: Yogurt pretzels or other healthy cracker
Windows: sesame crackers with fruit sweetened cranberries and slivered almonds
Other things: Pumpkin seeds,sunflower, sesame seeds and also some dark chocolate sun drops. All items came from Good Earth and we had on hand.

We did use the cute colorful jaw breakers that were in the kit for lights but I noticed the kids didn't eat them, maybe they didn't know they were eatible:)

So this way your kids can come and pick off the house and you don't have to fret as much:) Happy Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Do Terra.... when your kids get sick and more

So I just kicked a urinary tract infection with PTG essential oils Oregano, On Gaurd, Peppermint and Digestzen. I have also had sucess with my kids eczema, Lavendar and Maleluca. Yeast Infection, Maleluca. Stress- Breathe,Clary Sage and Balance. Kids Flus, Coughs, Colds you name it...I have use these oils and they Do work. The oils are higher grade than Organic Standard and are 70 times more effective in the blood stream than the Organic herb itself. If you don't know where to start, get the Family physician will looooooove it and it will work. To order go to or if you would like wholesale pricing email me or call #801-885-7221. Happy Well Holidays to you and your families this year:)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Green Milk

This is my hubbys favorite and mine:)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kids Healthy Snacks

Chilly? Make Vegan Chili:)

Vegan Chili

1/2 onion
4 boca (fake)sausage patties (Costco)
2 bell peppers(1 red 1 yellow)
2 C small cherry tomatoes
handful of Organic spinach and mixed greens (Costco)
2 tbs chili powder
1/2 tsp real salt
dash of Zippy(Spice Hunter/Good Earth) or cayenne
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp hemp seeds (Good Earth)
1 small pkg of edemame beans (shelled/Good Earth)
Organic frozen peas (Costco)

Chop finely and saute onion, tomatoes, bocas and bells in coconut oil until veggies are tender. Add 1 C of veggies to Vitamix and add greens and more fresh tomatoes and puree until smooth. Add sauce back in to the sauteed veggies. Season with spices and hemp seeds and serve with fresh avocado, spinach and frozen peas...and maybe a little sprouted bread to dip:)

Luvs, Ash G

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Try this for Thanksgiving

Raw Coconut Creme Pie
Thankyou my Brothers:)

A Thankful Salad

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!
I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I look forward to it. When it comes to Thanksgiving I don't necessarily change my raw eating habits that much. I may have a bite of sweet potatoes and a bite of turkey, but honestly I don't feel that deprived in any way...I just have come to a point that I know what my body does well with and what it can handle, and just feel what ever you indulge in, you can be grateful for:)
I am so grateful for my sweet little family.

Thankful Pomegranate Salad

Half tub of Organic Spinach and Mixed Greens (Costco)
1 Organic Yam
1 Pomegranate
1/2 onion
1/2 C sliced almonds
1/2 C pumpkin seeds
4 stalks celery
2 avocados

*Combine greens in a bowl and set aside. Peel yam. Dice yam and onion into small peices. Drizzle the yam and onion with coconut oil and Bake on 375 for about 12 minutes or until the yam is tender and onions clear. While they are baking peel ans seed your pom. and slice up the celery. Then combine the nuts and seeds into a bowl and mix them with 1 tbs coconut oil, dash cinnamon,nutmeg and coconut sugar. Then combine greens topped with all the other goodies and enjoy!

*For dressing we use good oils lime and a dash of real salt.

Transitional Tips of the Week

I think for us young Momas we can only take so much at a I will try to give you 3 tips a week to make your health transition in your homes a bit easier:)

Instead of buying your conventional milk this week try:

-So Delicious unsweetend Coconut milk (Good Earth or Smiths)
-Breeze unsweetened Almond Milk (Good Earth or Smiths)they also now offer a coconut/almond blend which I love.
-if you still want dairy I recommend buying raw milk from Real Foods (800 Orem) or you can visit Drakes Family Farm in Draper for Raw goats milk.

Or if your motivated make your own:)You can buy Thai coconuts at Good Earth and blend the meat with the water. And if you have access to Organic unpasteurized almonds you can make your own, if not I don't recommend this.

Instead of White Bread try:

-Spelt bread (Good Earth or Smiths)
-Spelt, Teff or Sprouted Wheat tortillas (Good Earth)
-Sprouted Millet Rice Mana bread (found in the freezer section at Good Earth)Millet is the most alkalizing grain:)

Instead of conv. Cheese try:

-Lisinatti Almond Cheese (Good Earh)
-Raw Goats milk cheese(expensive but we try it once in a short while)not when my kids have any kind of mucus going on.(Good Earth)
-Forgo the cheese and just use avocados with a little sea salt

Friday, November 18, 2011

Seed Pancakes

Seed Pancakes

This combination of seeds guarantees a good intake and ratio of essential fats.

Note: Using healthy fats to burn on (for energy) is better fuel than burning on sugars, which causes more fermentation and lactic acids.

Make sure you start with very fresh organic raw seeds and nuts
(order from Jaffe Bros. or call 1-760-749-1133 to order).

Preparation: Measure out seeds and mix together:
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
1/2 cup raw flax seeds

In a coffee grinder, grind the seeds to flour in 1/3 cup batches. (or grind all at once in your Vita Mix blender to flour)

Measure out one cup and put in a bowl for the pancake recipe. Store the rest in fridge or freezer for another time.

1 cup seed flour
1 cup millet or spelt flours, or a combination of other (quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, bean flour)
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Real Salt
optional: 1/16th tsp. Stevia
Soymilk (unsweetened) or water to make the right consistency (batter thickens after sitting a couple of minutes)

Directions: Pour or spoon batter into a fry pan and cook in Olive, Coconut, or Grapeseed oil, on both sides. Buckwheat Pancakes

Variation: Use 2 cups of buckwheat (made from raw buckwheat kernels) for the flour and follow same directions for seed pancakes.

Anything Pancakes Any combination of flours (seed, nut, grain, bean) follow same directions for seed pancakes.

Pancake Whipped Topping
1/2 carton soft tofu
1/3 cup Thai coconut milk
1/2 tsp. Frontier non-alcohol vanilla,
1/8th tsp. white Stevia powder
1 TB. fresh lemon juice

Whip in blender and serve over seed pancakes.
Keep cold in fridge YUM!!!!!!!!!!!

Recipe Video Demos for your Family

The past week has been a little crazy! My Mom and I filmed a bunch of recipes and ideas for eating raw and how to do it with a young family. To view these go to and register for the FUN FOOD SHOW. Its free and my mom gives such valuable information. The new kids episodes will be coming soon. I hope this will help with your little ones:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Do Terra.... when your kids get sick and more

My sister in law introduced me to Do Terra essential oils and has helped me understand the amazing benefits of them....I love them. I have been using them for the past year for my family for so many different issues. Here are just some of the ways we have used them:)

CharLees ecxema and yeast- Maleluca
Kids- bed time, bath time and everything in general-Lavendar and Roman Cammomille
Sickly Kids and Prevention- On Gaurd, Lemon, Digestzen, Oregano, Thyme and more...:)
Respiratory- Breathe, Digestzen, Peppermint
Headaches- Peppermint and Pastense

I would like to try Clary Sage for my female times:) and frankincense is supposed to be great for neurological issues...there are so many I want to expand with but it unfortunately all costs mola and so bit by bit I will try. I know they are effective and have given me more tools to care for my little ones.
If you are interested in them I am a distributor and would be happy to help you get some. Call me #801-885-7221 or I would be happy to meet up. I will hold another educational party after the plate is just a little full right now:)


Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's the Weekly Menu? 11/7-11/13

Its that time time.

Mon. Beans and Greens
Tues. Veggie soup
Wed. Quinoa Sundried Pumpkin Seed Pasta and Kale Salad
Thurs. Veggie Ginger Leek soup with Teff and Spelt Tortillas and Almond cheese shreds
Fri. I will be filming recipes with my Mom, so day off, hope there is leftovers:)
Sat. We are going to Park City Eat Out:)
Sunday. Greek Kale Salad with Butternut Sesame Squash, we love kale salad in the winter because its more hearty.

So here is my weekly Shopping List(I will spare the household items unless they are interesting:)


1 bag Avos
1 pkg eng cucumbers
tub of Organic spinach
Organic Hummus snackers
1 Organic cereal
bag pistachios, black bean chips and freeze dried fruits for kids snacks
Organic frozen peas
Food Storage item of the month: 1-2 bags of Organic Quinoa

Good Earth:

Org Leeks
Org celery
Org carrots
Org unsweetned Silk for CharLee since he likes it once in a while rather than our Coconut and Almond choices, I also buy Raw Milk from Real Foods once in a while for my Hubby.
Spelt buns in case we do veggies burgers in Park City
10 pkg seas gift seaweed snacks and 8 organic raw cashew coconut bars for the Luvs snacks
Raspberry Granola
Org Pumkin seeds 1 lb
sunflower and alfalfa sprouts
Almond cheese shreds
Org Eggs
Org Sprouted Tofu
Org green apples
tub of raw Almond butter
Organic black beans and garbonzos

So every week I try to keep my budget for food at $200 and then $50 for household needs and Food Storage. I feel I have tried so hard over the years to make eating clean as affordable as possible and for our Family of Five this has been our budget, your might be a little different. I think when it comes to trying to be self sufficient and take care of your own health it does cost a little extra but I do think it does even out in the end because we rarely go to the Doctor:)GoodLuck and let me know if anything thing else would be more helpful.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Well I have physical therapy tonight at 5pm ,so on these nights I have to prep my meal around 2:30pm. Remember to do the best you can at buying organic Smiths has a pretty good selection, Costco and Good Earth. The Organic clean 15 and dirty dozen list will help with proritizing and keep cost down. So I decided to make:

Quick Blender Veggie Soup and Avo Mac

Blender Soup
Combine in Vitamix or blender
1/2 inch slice of yellow onion
1 garlic clove
1 red bell pepper
handful of spinach and cabbage
1 carrot
1/2 C cauliflower
2 toamtoes
2 stalks celery
2-3 Tbs real or celtic sea salt
1/4 C olive and 1/4 C flax,hemp borage oil
1 tsp cumin
dash of fresh rosemary (this is a warming spice to make you feel cozy in the winter)

After putting ingredients into blender fill the rest with good alkalizing water and blend until smooth. Optional:I also added some hemp seed, sprouted tofu and avocado for some good protein content and chopped kale and dehydrated veggies at the end to give it some bulk:) Blend well and then put into a pan and keep on lowest warm until you are ready to serve. This soup is fast and yummy only takes about 15min.

Avo Mac

1 box Quinoa shells
1 mashed avocado
1/6 C good oils
1/4 C almond/ coconut milk
salt and fresh lemon to taste
at times I do add some fresh raw goat cheese if I have it.

Make noodles according to box, drain and drizzle oils, milks and seasonings. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Raw Moma's Blog

So my good friend Jaryn started the cutest cooking blog.As I think of going back into some nutritional counseling, I thought her idea was such a great way to help people even more. So here is my attempt...I will try to blog each week my shopping list and where I go to get the items, my menu plan and even some food storage ideas. I don't know if it will be helpful....I just hope this way I can give without taking more time away from my little ones. I will also try to give tips on snack and lunch ideas for your littles. Be patient as I am not perfect and will be slow at times but will attempt to help where I can. I know how hard it can be to mother with all we have on our plate and want to feed yourself and your family well at a resonable price. So here we go:) Thank you Jaryn for your inspiration and example of an amazing friend and mother.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kids love this One! Chia Seed Pudding

Ashley’s Basic Chia Pudding
(yields 3-4 servings)

3/4 cup organic chia seeds
1 C Almond milk 1 C coconut milk
Tiny dash salt
vanilla (or cocoa or berry, you chooses) stevia drops to taste (3-4)
If you want it cocoa 1 Tbsp organic cocoa pwdr or carob

Simply mix the ingredients together, and let them rest for a few moments. Stir the mix well with a fork every five minutes or so. At first, it’ll seem far too liquidy, but over the course of thirty minutes the chia seeds will plump up, till the pudding resembles tapioca pudding