Monday, August 11, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake




This dish requires a little work but it's super yummy and a great casserole to carry to a social. My family loves it. 








Ingredients
1 medium to large Spaghetti Squash

1 Red Onion
1 cup sliced Mushrooms
Organic Coconut Oil

1 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef or Pastured Pork
1 lb Pastured Sausage Link 
1 Jar (or can)  Eden's Organic Pizza Sauce
2 cups chopped Spinach and chopped Parsley

Oregano
Himalayan salt
Pepper
Garlic

Top Crust
1 1/2 cup Almond Flour
6 Pastured Eggs
1 1/2 T Coconut Sugar (optional) 
Himalayan salt
Pepper
Basil
Garlic


Bake the whole spaghetti squash in a 350 oven for 30-40 minutes. Check to see if it's done by pricking squash with a sharp knife. You don't want it too soft, just soft enough to pierce with the knife. I usually check a few areas of the squash with the knife. Remove from oven and slice open immediately so that the squash does not continue to cook. 


Poach sausage link for about 6-8 minutes in simmering water. Remove and allow to cool. 


With an ice cream scoop, remove the seed section from both halves of the squash. With a fork scrape the sides of the squash to form "spaghetti"    

Add all the spaghetti to a 9x13 glass baking dish.

Chop the onion and mushrooms.
Add a spoon of coconut oil to a skillet.
Saute the onions for about a minute. Add in mushrooms and saute a bit longer.
Add the onion and mushrooms to the spaghetti.

Brown the ground beef or pork. Add to the spaghetti. 


Chop spinach and parsley and add to the spaghetti.

Pour 1 can of Eden's Organic Pizza Sauce over the spaghetti,

Season with Oregano, Himalayan Salt, Pepper and Garlic

Mix all together well so that all of the spaghetti is covered with the sauce.

Spread it all evenly in the baking dish.

Slice the sausage link into thin slices and arrange the slices on top of the spaghetti.

Mix the ingredients for the top crust.

Add 1 1/2 cup almond flour  and coconut sugar (optional) to a bowl.
Add in 6 eggs and blend. 

Season with Himalayan Salt, Pepper, Basil and Garlic,

Spread on top of the spaghetti dish.

Place the baking pan on a cookie sheet so that bottom of spaghetti does not burn.

Place in a 350 for 30-40 minutes. Top should be a golden brown.

Serve with a salad. 




Monday, July 14, 2014

Have You Seen Moringa Oleifera, the Miracle Tree?



I recently came across Moringa Leaf Powder
and have been putting it my smoothies for the past
few days. After a recent exposure to mold again that
set me back with pain, headaches, high blood pressure,
viscous hot flashes all day, and other issues, I was anxious
to see what this Miracle Tree powder could do for me. 

I was already doing my best to control my high blood pressure with natural remedies like banana, celery, avocado, spinach and coconut water. Although I got relief after each smoothie I drank, I would still have spikes through out the day. I almost resorted back to my blood pressure pills that I had put away. Mold is very evil in my body and it takes a while to detox from it once I get exposure. I try so hard to avoid it so that my gut can heal completely, in hopes that exposures to mold in the future aren't so violent in me.
Mold is every where and every time I leave my apartment,
I get exposure. I sometimes lose hope that I will ever live a normal life again. But God speaks to me in so many ways and my 
diminishing hope is always renewed in Him. I know that I will heal and as I seek and trust Him, He will continue to direct my paths.





  Moringa Powder from the Moringa tree leaf, is the latest super food and rage and I believe
God has placed it in my path 
to help me heal.  Moringa has been identified as the vegetable
with the highest nutritional value than any other plant. After looking at all the benefits of
Moringa, I realized Moringa is the mother of all super foods. Nothing compares to it!

I knew I had to get a hold of this Moringa and it had to be from a trust worthy source.
It had to be 100% Moringa and processed in a gluten free facility.  


Some of you know that I am currently on my second 30 day juice fast to help me heal.
I saw some healing in the first juice fast but I was still not where I wanted to be. As a matter
of fact, I still had some minor pains and inflammation. I knew I would have to do another
30 day juice fast. I needed to flood my body with nutrients and juicing was the best way for me.

Three weeks ago, I got mold exposure that set me back. My pains and high blood pressure returned, knocking me back down. It was almost like I did the first 30 day juice fast for nothing.
I was frustrated and in tears. I cried out to God. Would this ever end? As I prayed and asked God
for help, He showed me 2 awesome products I needed in my life. Moringa Oleifera was one of them. 


Now that I was armed with these 2 amazing products, I decided it was time to begin my second
30 day juice fast. Actually my Moringa had not arrived yet, but I knew it was on it's way.
I would add it to my smootihes as soon as it arrived. And so I began my juice fast. 

For the first 5 days of my juice fast, I still struggled with high blood pressure, headaches,
hot flashes and inflammation. Each juice/smoothie I drank lowered my blood pressure but within
a couple of hours, it was up again. It was a struggle to keep it down to a safe level. 


On the 5th day, My Moringa arrived in the mail. I opened it and tried it immediately. That day
I did not see any results and I went to bed, debating whether I should take a blood pressure
pill or not. In the past, the blood pressure pills did little for my high blood pressure and only made me 
nauseated. (Yes my conventional medicine doctor tried several other pills with me)

I chose not to even check my pressure. I didn't want to know. It would only worry me and make
things worse. I just went to bed with my headache, hot flashes and inflammation and tossed and
turned the entire night. The next morning, I put Moringa in my smoothie. As the day went on,
I began to feel better. My headaches and inflammation went down which meant my blood pressure
was down too. My energy level came up and my viscous (around the clock) hot flashes were not happening. Not one hot flash the entire day.  I went to bed early, feeling pretty good and not only did I sleep all night but I slept cuddled up under my comforter, which was a first in several months
for me. 
The third day of Moringa had me feeling better as well. My blood pressure and inflammation stayed down, at least to a safer level, all through the day. That night's sleep was just as beautiful.
I know if I continue Moringa with my smoothies, I will find my healing. Thank you Lord Jesus for revealing Moringa to me. Thank you for directing my paths.


scroll to the end to find out how to order. 

The Miracle Tree
(Be sure to watch the video)






Moringa Trumps Other Superfoods





Amazed with it's nutrients, minerals, amino acids, healing powers
and then feeling it working in me in such a short time,
I went back to Green Virgin Products and signed up to be an affiliate. :)
You know I did!


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Let's take healing to the next level!



P. S.  Right now I am using the 150 Gram Moringa Powder for $13. 98. 
The package says 2 grams is one serving and 1 serving is equal to 1 Tablespoon.
That would mean the package should contain 75 servings.
I counted out the servings in a measuring Tablespoon and only got 22 servings.
If you have a scale that measures grams, I am sure you will find 2 grams is less
than 1 Tablespoon, maybe even less that 1 teaspoon.
So I am not sure what's up with that.
I just know with my health and strong desire to heal, I am using 1 Tablespoon a day.
This will give me about 22 servings (or days) from 1 package.
So 2 packs of this powder would definitely get you through one month. Not bad at all.
Or you can buy it prepackaged in 2 gram servings for $42.95 or in capsules (see price) 

You could also use only 1 teaspoon a day and then the package should last you 2 months.
That's awesome! So much healing power for so little cost! 




WARNING:  NOT A GREAT TASTE
 1 Tablespoon can be overpowering in your smoothie!!



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Join me on another Juice Fast

I am getting ready to do another 30 day juice fast.
This one will take place after the July 4th weekend.
 July 7- August 8, 2014

Even though I am feeling remarkably better, I want to kick colitis, leaky gut and candida's butt
and be able to return to a full Paleo lifestyle. Since my last juice fast I have gone from having to take 12 Ultra Acids per meal to only 2 per meal. I have lost some weight, lots of bloat and I feel better overall. I want more! I am currently on a Paleo modified Fodmaps diet so I still have too

many restrictions.  It doesn't take much to inflame my colon.

Come Revive your health with me. Join me on a juice fast.
30 days or 2 weeks or 1 week or even just 3 days. Everything counts
.



Juice Revive 

I will post daily inspiration for all of us.
Many will be Bible verses so if that offends you,
this group may not be for you.
This is a close group so let me know if you want
to join and I will add you.


You can use any juice or smoothie recipe you want.
Juice as much as you need to help you survive the day.  

Post pics in our group of your juice if you like.
We all love to see yummy juices. 

Post your favorite juice or smoothie recipe.
Post encouragement or inspiration.
Post before and after pics of yourself. 

Just keep it nice and keep it clean. 

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How I do my 30 day juice fast.


My juice is a combination of  juicing and a smoothie.
You get the best of both. 

It contains vegetables that are not normally in smoothies
and the fiber offered in a smoothie.

Not 
only delicious but should keep you satisfied for quite a while.

Because I practice intermittent fasting, I usually only have
2 quart size smoothies a day. I also drink lots of water and herbal teas. On days I am hungry, I do not hesitate to have another smoothie. Listen to your body. 






My way of juicing also keeps me always prepared so I do not fail.

I juice all my juice for the week!
Usually on Sunday afternoon, I juice 2-3 gallons of fresh vegetalble juice
and then I freeze it in quart size ziplock bags. One gallon makes 8 pints.
I measure out my vegetable juice with a pint size mason jar.
I then pour the pint jar into a ziplock bag and place it in the freezer. 

I use a quart size because they seem to be stronger than sandwich and it
gives a little more room to fold the bag over a bit to keep it from leaking.




If you are drinking 3 juices a day, you will need 21 bags of juice
in your freezer for the week. 3 gallons of juice will give you 24 meals.



I do not use a recipe. I just juice until I have a gallon
and then I start over. Not only am I prepared for the week,
vegetables do not take up room and go bad in my refrigerator.
Vegetables like cucumber, celery, zucchini give you the most juice so use them for your base and add in other vegetables like spinach, kale, chard, carrots, beets, cabbage etc. I like to use different vegetables each week. Seasonal vegetables and sales help me decide.  





I also freeze fresh pineapple. Cut the pineapple into small chunks.
Lay them on a lined cookie sheet in the freezer until frozen,
then place them in a ziplock bag. This will keep them from all clumping
together. Pineapple is very juicy so they will clump together in one big clump
if you freeze them all at once in a bag.




 I usually cut up 4 pineapples per week.
My kids love a pint zise smoothie every day. :)
















I also freeze bananas and all kinds of berries. 


















Have avocados and Organic Coconut Oil always on hand.



Optional: Find a good source of Protein Powder.
I use 
Ultra Protein -Vanilla from Gluten Free Society.
If you are gluten sensitive if is very important that your
protein powder does not contain gluten or grain.
Many protein powders contain a rice protein or other ingredients
that may not be beneficial for someone trying to heal Leaky Gut.


Optional- 100% Coconut Water

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Topp Juice Smoothie
 Loaded with vegetables, fruit, protein, fat and some fiber.
This recipe will make a good quart size smoothie. 

1 pint frozen vegetable juice (prepared ahead) 
1/2  avocado or 1/2 banana 
1/2 cup frozen blueberries and or 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1-2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil 
2 scoops Ultra Protein
1-2 teaspoons Moringa 
1-2 cups Coconut water or Filtered Water.
1 large handful fresh spinach 

*You may need to place your bag of frozen vegetable juice in a bowl
of cold water for about 10 minutes to help melt it just a little so that
it will fit in your blender. 

Add avocado or frozen banana, berries, pineapple, frozen vegetable juice and fresh spinach
to a blender. I use a Ninja.

This should break it all up and the spinach should be tiny pieces.





Add in a little coconut water or filtered water. Blend well.

If you are using coconut oil, melt it first. Turn on blender and slowly pour in coconut oil.
Add protein powder and blend. Add in coconut water or filtered water
to a desired smoothie consistency.
Pour into a quart size mason jar, add a straw and enjoy.