Happy Heart Stew
Try this great vegan version of a hearty stew recipe. It is delicious, filling, and full of nutrition– perfect for a warming dinner or lunch on a cold day.
1 cup dried lentils
Olive oil, enough to coat the bottom of pan
4 cups water
4 to 5 ripe tomatoes
Patty pan, zucchini, or other soft squash, chopped into 1” squares
1/4 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped spinach
1 t. sweet curry blend
2 drops cumin CO2 extract
Natural salt to taste
Add zucchini, olive oil, and onion to a 2 qt. pan.
Over medium heat, stir often until the onions and zucchini change to a translucent color.
Add dry lentils, spices, cumin extract, and water. Bring to a boil over medium to medium high heat.
Once stew is boiling rapidly, turn heat down to a simmer. Let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until lentils are soft.
Watch closely, add more water if necessary. Don’t let it cook dry.
Remove from heat. Add salt and chopped spinach, and stir well.
Note: Goat, lamb, or beef may be added at the very beginning, if meat is desired.
Parasite Cleansing–Our Annual Autumn Ritual
Every year in the autumn season, Michael and I do a parasite cleanse with our herbal tonic, ParaThunder.
This has become a huge tool for us in our regeneration and ascension processes, to attain and maintain the highest possible frequency in our physical bodies.
We both notice dramatic effects of increased energy, relief of body pain, headaches, and other symptoms; and a happier and more stable emotional body–all from doing this annual cleanse.
You may wonder why we think we need a parasite cleanse at all. We eat very health conscious meals, avoid high risk foods by growing much of our own; we have no house pets, and travel very little these days. One would think that we are at extremely low risk for parasite infestation.
But these are not the only factors that increase the risk. Here are handful of the many lifestyle choices that can put us at high risk for parasites.
- Diagnosis of an immune disorder or a degenerative disease.
- Had surgery or a blood transfusion.
- Live or work with a dog, cat, bird, reptile, horse, pig, sheep, cow, or other animal.
- Shake hands frequently with others.
- Eat in restaurants regularly.
- Do laundry in a laundromat.
- Work with the public in any personal capacity.
- Work in a school, or with young children.
- Work in or regularly visit a hospital.
- Travel often or work with travelers.
- Regularly use public exercise equipment, saunas, or pools.
- Have had a parasite infection before.
- Have a chronic cough, chronic intestinal issues, or substance addiction.
Check these links to other pages with more information on herbal parasite cleansing, and learn more about what makes herbal parasite cleansing our annual autumn ritual.
Royal Eggplant Saute Recipe
1 large eggplant, chopped into 1/2 inch squares (I like to leave a few strips with skin on, just for the royal purple color!)
1 large red tomato, cut into wedges
1 handful of basil leaves
3 pasillo or chili peppers, seeded and chopped into 1” squares
1 cup pre-cooked navy beans or black beans
Up to 1/4 cup olive oil
Up to 1 cup water
Natural unrefined sea salt to taste
2 drops sweet basil essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil
3 T. fermented balsamic vinegar
Optional: Feta cheese garnish
In a cast iron skillet or heavy pan, place 4 T. of olive oil. Heat pan at Medium.
Add eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes. Cover pan. Check often and stir lightly as they cook. Add more oil if the pan becomes dry.
As soon as the eggplant becomes translucent and juice begins to form, add beans, basil leaves, Balsamic vinegar, and a half cup of the water. Bring it back up to a simmer, and let the flavors cook together for a few minutes.
Add essential oils and stir well. Add more water if needed.
Remove from heat. Finish with salt to taste, and crumbled feta cheese if desired.
This high intensity blend for body pain is perfect for relieving muscular, nerve, joint, and connective tissue pain. Apply oil directly to skin right before massage. Or apply as a compress to painful muscles or joints, feet, or spine.
Wormwood essential oil 10 drops
Holy basil essential oil 10 drops
Oregano essential oil 5 drops
African bluegrass essential oil 20 drops
Lime essential oil 40 drops
Douglas Fir essential oil 30 drops
Clove bud essential oil 10 drops
Add the above essential oils into a 1 ounce bottle. Add your choice of carrier oil (filtered coconut is a good choice because it is thin of consistency and highly absorbable) to fill the bottle. Shake well.
Apply this oil to aching joints of muscles, or use as a massage oil to relieve body pain. It can be further diluted for use over the whole body.
It can also be added to the bath, add 1 to 2 teaspoons and soak in a warm to hot bath for 15 minutes to relieve pain.