Friday, January 27, 2017

Ashr Muesli

Ashr Muesli

4 C raw GF Oats, and or raw buckwheat
4-5 C organic coconut milk (or almond)
1/2 C sliced almonds

1/8 C raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower ,sesame and hemp seeds and chia
1/2 C raw shredded org coconut
Sweeten with honey or a bit of coconut sugar and cinnamon to taste:)

Combine all ingredients, let it sit overnight in a large bowl covered in the fridge for at least an hour or leave it overnight for a yummy morning meal. This makes quite a bit, so you can feed your whole family. Top with fresh berries, walnuts or whatever your heart desires:)

Sat Nam, Ash

What's for Lunch?

I often get this question? What do you make everyday? Well here's today's lunch for me and my two kids who are home sick and homeschooling:) It really is different everyday and when people see how I cook they usually say that looks to hard or you cook so fancy.

 The truth is...
 it is simple, fast and I now approach food with a reverence I didn't have before, in fact that is what gives me inspiration to cook, because I would rather be dancing:) Food gives us whatever form it has sacrificed its for us to have energy to do His will. So when I feed me or my families temples (bodies) I try to keep in mind that outlook, and I'll be honest I don't always get grateful responses from my kids. We still try to teach correct principles and let them choose:)
If you find yourself wanting more guidance on how to shop,prep,cook,recipe ideas or store healthy food I would be happy to help.

Sat Nam,Ash

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Habit Stacking

Its a new year, which means for many new goal setting. How many have set their goals only to find that they are already lax or have quit all together? Its easy to set them, but to make them a new habit, it takes asking for a higher power to help you change and then attaching this new habit to a cue you already are doing or replacing the old neuro pathway with a new one:) I have done this with many new habits I have wanted to implement or new habits I have to do because my kids rely on me for it. Its easy to set a goal, but try to set an intention. Its east to have expectations or feel the pressure of perfectionism, try practicing acceptance and excellence instead. I am happy to help you set new intentions and crate healthier patterns in private consults if you find yourself needing a support:)

Sat Nam,Ash

Mac and Chaseweeze

Having gluten and dairy intolerance's in our family, this is a fun new recipe we tried this week at our cousins that the kids enjoy!

Mac and Chasheweeze

*Prep gluten free mac according to package. We have tried brown rice, quinoa, lentil or eikhorn.

2 C cashews
1 tsp real salt
1/4 C avocado oil
1/2 C org coconut milk
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon

*Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve over noodles with a salad:)
Sat Nam.

Gluten Free?

Over the years I discovered and sought out advice and testing from medical and holistic practitioners about our family's sensitivities to grains or Gluten. Most people that go gluten free go directly to over processed pre-packaged foods that don't really help the body long term. After our tests it came out that in fact our family could tolerate the original "wheat",hmm, and we were told no wheat? There are many arguments and this advice is not for all but this is the "original wheat" its called Eikhorn.
It is unadulterated and in its purest form. It never made sense to me, that the scriptures say wheat is for man and then to be told that we couldn't have wheat. I kept researching and was tested with this form and it came out clear, interesting. Here is a list of grains we use and do like to have on hand:)

 Eikhorn Wheat berries
GF Oats
Brown, Black and Jasmine rice

We steam to go with a healthy meal, make morning warm cereals or grind these grains for quick breads and pancakes.

Sat Nam, Ash

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Good Oils've probably all heard "good oils" by now:)

These are staples we use and here's how you can too..

Organic olive oil: use raw for dressings, drizzle on cooked food or not heat this one:)

Organic Avocado oil: This one is our go to oil..because it can be used cold or to cook with,we use it for dressings,soups, to roast veggies and other foods and we love it on popcorn:)

Organic Coconut oil: This oil is very versatile and while we love it in all foods warm or cool it also is amazing to use on skin and hair.

Grapeseed oil: This is another great oil its subtle flavor and ability to cook at high temperatures make it good for almost everything..especially if you don't want to taste the oil:)

Flaxseed/borage and or hemp oils: These are amazing oils for the body blood joint and brain..they are specailty oils and have to be refrigerated..we love these types of oils on our salads or to drizle on a cooled soup...never want to heat these delicate oils.

Fun way to teach Kids:)

My sister in law is such an amazing mother and gave me the "Sometimes and Always" idea to teach kids to eat healthy:) Its simple... You first teach your kids correct eating habits and principles and them give them choice. Encouraging them that there are "Always" foods and "Sometimes" foods. This puts shaming and controlling to rest:)
Sat Nam,Ash

Instead of chips try...

Seaweed salty snacks...make sure its organic if possible.
You can find them at costco now or any local health food store:)

Berry Morn

We love berries and we often make this yummy shake in the morning or with dinner to get lots of fresh veggies, other good oils and protein in our kidlets...

Berry Morn

1 english cucumber
3 stalks organic celery
1 avocado
2 big handfuls organic mixed greens...spinach kale collards etc..
juice of 2-3 limes
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 C organic unsweetened kefir (opt)
1 C org almond milk
1 C org coconut milk
1 C org coconut water or grapefruit juice
1 C frozen mixed berries

Blend in blender and Enjoy!

Sat Nam,