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Avocado-Tahini Dressing

This looks like a yummy dressing out of the book, “Wild About Greens!”

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Avocado-Tahini Dressing

Makes about 1 1/2 cups…enough for 12 to 16 ounces of cooked greens, plus extra!

Pour this rich sauce over steamed or wilted greens, or any salad of raw greens.

1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and diced

1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 to 4 T. minced fresh parsley or cilantro, to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water, as needed, to achieve a medium-thick consistency.

Stir 1/2 to 1 cup of the sauce into greens once they are done.  Transfer the rest to a covered container and refrigerate.  Use within 3 days!

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Make Your Own Natural Cleaners

Get rid of the harsh chemicals and make your own holistically natural cleaners that you’ll feel good about using!

Here is a recipe of one that I just made…..

6 oz. distilled water

2 oz. distilled white vinegar

15 drops Améo Tea Tree Oil

15 drops Améo Lemon Oil

8 oz. glass spray bottle

Shake before each use!!!

Enjoy!

Watch… Améo Cell Active & Permeable Essential Oils

www.lwalling.myameo.com

Saw this recipe posted on FB…thank you to whoever it was!

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Bergamot/Citrus bergamia

Bergamot essential oil is fresh and citrusy with spicy undertones. Its name in Turkish translates to “King of the Pears,” which fits perfectly with the fruit’s pear-shaped peel that is cold pressed to create the oil. Known as one of the most versatile oils in existence, Bergamot has the ability to adapt to the specific needs of the person using it.

Typical Applications
Historically, in Italy, it was used for fevers and digestive tract problems. More recently it has been shown to be effective in treating urinary tract infections, has excellent properties for skin care, and like many citrus oils is calming and therefore helpful with anxiety and depression.
Many find the aroma of this oil pleasing and diffuse it to help with anxiety or depression. Cup and inhale and other inhalation techniques would apply as well.

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Summer Time Salads

Came across this yummy sounding salad in my cookbook…”The Complete Idiot’s Guide for Anti-Inflammation Cooking”…

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Red Cabbage with Apple Slaw

Makes approx. 8 cups

4 cups red cabbage, cut into 1-in. pieces

2 medium Organic Golden Delicious apples, cored and cubed

2 medium carrots, sliced

2 T. unsweetened dried cranberries

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 T Dijon-style mustard

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1.  In a large bowl, combine cabbage, apples, carrots, and cranberries.

2.  In a small bowl. whisk together olive oils, vinegar mustard, salt, and pepper.  Add to salad and toss to coat.   Serve at once or refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 24 hours.

I try to buy all of my produce Organic.. See an earlier post on the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen for a little guidance.

** If your local grocery store doesn’t stock unsweetened dried cranberries, look for them at a health-food grocer.  I get mine at Trader Joe’s.

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The Tree of Life!!

I know I have posted on Moringa Oleifera before, but it is so worth repeating! This amazing botanical superfood has more benefits than you even know!  I am so glad that I have made Moringa a part of my daily health routine!  And, I am so glad to have those that I love including it in theirs!

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The moringa tree is often referred to by its advocates as the ‘tree of life’ due to its seemingly miraculous nutritional benefits and sheer versatility. This unassuming, curiously shaped tree is grown as a landscape tree and food source in many parts of the world – although its use as a type of vegetable and nutritive food first developed in countries such as Africa, the Himalayas, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. This hardy plant grows in a wide variety of soils ranging from sandy, loamy, and even clayish soils and is resistant to drought and is fast-growing. Due to its hardiness, moringa can be found growing in different climates, and with its adaptability (with the exception that it does not tolerate frost very well), the trees are easily grown and cultivated with very little to no maintenance required. – See more at: http://www.herbs-info.com/moringa.html#sthash.QtMXiNdY.dpuf

However, not all Moringa is created equal….

Thank you Dr. Plant for all of your caring and knowledge!

There are five key points that are critical in ensuring the highest possible quality of Moringa.
1) Species:
There are 13 different species of the Moringa genus, each specie differs widely in it’s nutritional content and value. Moringa oleifera, is claimed to be the most nutritiously dense through numerous scientific publications.
2) Sourcing:
Additionally to Moringa oleifera being the most nutritiously dense of all the Moringa genus, Moringa oleifera’s nutritional value also depends on where it is grown, and when it is harvested. Several studies, including thesis work from prominent universities has shown this. Look for a company that sources their Moringa oleifera from India near the base of the Himalayas, numerous data points to this as the ideal location for maximizing Moringa’s nutritional impact.
3) Preparation:
There are several ways in preparing Moringa oleifera for consumption. The most nutritiously advantageous way is to shade dry the moringa leaves, this helps to naturally preserve and enrich for Moringa’s inherent nutrition. The second, and much more common way, is to dry the moringa in the sun. Though cheaper and quicker the ultra-violet radiation from the sun can crosslink the nutrients rendering them inert for physiological benefit.
4) Blend:
Moringa oleifera is a tree, and with that the nutritional power of the Moringa’s nutrition is found in different parts of the tree. For example, the leaves are enriched in amino acids, while the seeds are enriched in the essential fatty acids, and finally the fruit contains the powerful minerals critical for cell to cell communication. To maximize the nutritional power of Moringa oleifera, one must look to these three components.
5) Manufacturing:
Manufacturing can create havoc on natural products. It is often in this step that many natural botanicals loose their effectiveness. To overcome these challenges one must look to a company whose manufacturing is NSF certified, thereby giving greater confidence that they are adhering to practices that allow for quality found throughout the manufacturing process.

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Enjoy this short YouTube documentary on Moringa Oleifera!

Contact me for more info or visit my website… http://www.lwalling.myameo.com

When I became a part of Améo Essential Oils, never in my wildest dreams, did I think I would find such an amazing botanical superfood in addition to all of the wonderful Clinical Grade essential oils!  Thank you Zija/Améo/Ripstix!

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A Little Food 4 Thought!

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It’s That Time Of Year…..Don’t Let Those Bugs Bite YA!!!!

Summer time..Summer time..sum sum summer time!!  WOOHOO!

YIKES…here come the bugs!  I don’t know about you, but I hate spraying all those bug repellents on myself..  Full of chemicals, etc. UGH!  Here is a recipe for a natural bug repellant!  Do you body good!

Bug Repellant

8 oz. glass mister bottle

1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar or witch hazel

10 drops of each….

Lavender

Rosemary

Peppermint

Lemongrass

Tea Tree

Fill the remainder of the bottle with water!  I would use distilled.

Which oils should you use?  I highly recommend Améo Clinical Grade Oils. Click here to see why.. 

Would love to here how this spray works for you!  If you are in need of oils… please contact me!  www.lwalling.myameo.com

Don’t remember who posted this recipe..but thank you..keepin’ it natural!

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