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Home Gardens, become a botanist, healer, and chef

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by Angie Aller

Ever wondered how to heal a headache or a childs torturous ear ache naturally?  Have you ever been in the middle of cooking and wished for some fresh herbs?  Do you wish your kids had more of an interest in eating a wider selection of foods and flavors?  How about eating organic foods for free?

Home gardens are springing up everywhere now-a-days even in big city high rises and in corporate offices.

According to the National Gardening Association, 37 percent of U.S. households, (about 43 million families), plan to grow vegetables, fruits, berries or herbs in 2009 (I can only... Read More

Delicious juicing recipes


Raw foods are important for everyone to consume every day.  A great way to get in all the fruits and vegetables you need is juicing. Read on for tasty juice recipes!
Always use organic produce whenever possible. Wash your fruits and vegetables. Drink slowly, remember to "chew" slosh the juice with your saliva for healthy digestion.

The ounces are the amount of juice extracted from the vegetable.

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Carrot Juice (The King of Juices)

Wash 4-5 carrots and juice.
Carrot juice supplies a high amount of pro-vitamin A, which the body converts to Vitamin A; vitamins B,C,D,E, and K, minerals, calcium, phosphorous, sodium,... Read More

Recipe of the Month: Cauliflower & Mushroom Stuffing


Cauliflower & Mushroom Stuffing by,
Mark's Daily Apple is a great website for all who are interested in a Paleo lifestyle. This site is full of science and history as well as intriguing articles and delicious recipes.  Mark even has an app that will keep you connected and informed in real time.  The below recipe is one of my favorites (published for the holidays) but, since Turkey (and its fixings) are cooked year round in our household I decided to post it now!

The below is directly from
"The attributes that make stuffing so popular – a mild, comforting flavor... Read More

Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Custard


Pumpkin Custard by
The below is directly from
Faintly sweet and deeply nourishing, finds its way to our Thanksgiving table each year.  One of my favorite desserts, pumpkin custard is suitable for those who adhere to gluten- or grain-free diets, serving as a perfect and elegant substitute for classic pumpkin pie.  I love the gentle sweetness, the rich and creamy texture of a good custard.  It’s a humble food, but elegant, too. A basic custard of egg yolks, cream and a sweetener is lovely on its own, the inclusion of fresh pumpkin puree elevates the simple dessert beyond... Read More

Recipe of the Month: Non-Dairy Cream

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Non Dairy Cream

1 can (non light) can of coconut milk
one pastured egg
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla (optional)

Pour coconut milk in processor then add egg slowly then coconut oil and vanilla if desired.

Should keep for about a week in refrigerator.

Recipe thanks to Patty from "following my nose blog"

To read the whole article and other great recipes please visit Patty at:

Please note i made a few adjustments from original recipe to emphasize a dense diet.

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