Friday, November 9, 2012

Make It and Eat It Now Cereal

I am eating this as I type.  It was the easiest and quite possibly one of the most delicious breakfasts I have prepared, and it is raw (which means super healthy and good for you).  Got 3 minutes?  Then you can make a VERY healthy breakfast cereal for you and your family.  

Make It and Eat It Now Cereal
Organic apple (I used honeycrisp...our favorite! Any will work)
Soaked and dried almonds (can use anything here cashews, pecans anything soaked)
Organic Cinnamon
Raw milk or coconut milk (no soy...ever!)

Chop up your apple, place in a bowl.  Chop up your almonds, place in bowl.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and pour milk over the top.  Use as much or as little of the 4 ingredients you want.  And eat.  :-)  Soooooo, good!!!

Gonna admit, my 3 year old spit it out.  He is eating the other half of the apple right now, by itself, and seems quite happy though.  Lol

*Recipe from Nicholas Johnson who posted this as a comment on Just Eat Foods FaceBook page.  Don't know ya Nicholas, but a HUGE THANK YOU!!!  :-)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Honey Lemon Ginger Sore Throat Mix

Well, as we all know, it's that time of year again...sore throat, cough, fever, runny nose...and of course the sharing of all of these things at school and at home.

We had "Run 1" a couple of weeks ago.  Everyone got it except for me.  (Thanks to my Kombucha, lack of sugar and new way of eating that is.  :-)  )

This is a simple, beautiful and oh so delish remedy for sore throat.  Thank you to my friend Tammy for sharing this recipe.  :-)

Honey Lemon Ginger Sore Throat Mix
Organic lemon slices (wash and dry well. slice as thin as you can) I used almost 2 whole lemons.
Organic ginger (I used 2 1 inch pieces for a pint glass jar)
Organic unheated, raw honey
Glass jar

Slice your lemons leaving the rind on the slices.  Place into a glass jar.  Use the back of a spoon to scrape the peel off of your ginger, slice your ginger with the grain (going against the grain is more difficult, but it is prettier that way).  Place ginger in glass jar with lemon slices.

Pour honey over the top of the lemons and ginger.  Use a butter knife to move lemons and ginger around so that honey covers everything.

Let sit in refrigerator for at least 2-3 days before eating/drinking.

When you feel a sore throat coming on, remove glass jar from refrigerator and place a healthy tablespoon full in a coffee cup and pour warm (NOT hot or boiling water) over the mix and stir.  Sip. 

You can store this in the refrigerator for 2-3 months (honey is a natural preservative).

Let me know what you think.  :-)

-You will will notice the honey actually dissolves the lemons and ginger and sort of makes a  marmalade looking mix.  Pretty cool.       

-You do not want to use hot or boiling water as this will kill all the good stuff in honey.

-This would make a great gift too!


*I saw this recipe here.  And my mom says this recipe has been around for years.  :-)