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I want to thank you all (old and new followers) for your support and encouragement as I do what I love and that is educating on all things natural.
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I have some exciting and vital posts ahead that will not only change your lives but also prepare you and your family in case of emergencies, disasters, crisis’, etc. and I will definitely tackle the BREAKING NEWS topic of the Ebola Virus that has now made its way to Dallas, Texas (I saw that coming a mile away…)😒
I pray that you all have a blessed and safe night. God bless and keep us all. Goodnight.💕💋



Baked Potato & Greens Soup With Potato-Wedge Croutons
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This recipe is from the book: Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Serves 6.
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Ingredients:
•6 large baked potatoes, baked and cooled
•2 Tbs olive oil
•1 large yellow onion, sliced into short strips
•3 cloves garlic
•1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
•1 tsp dried thyme
•1/2 tsp dried rubbed sage
•1 tsp sea salt
•plenty freshly ground pepper
•1/4 veggie broth
•4 cups kale
•4 cups veggie broth
•1/4 cup plain almond or full-fat coconut milk
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Potato wedges:
•2 Tbs cornmeal
•1/4 tsp dried thyme
•1/2 tsp smoked paprika
•Generous pinch of salt
•2 cloves of garlic, minced
•spray bottle with olive oil
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Directions:
1. Preheat a soup pot and saute the onions in olive oil over med-high heat until good and brown about 12 min.

2. Slice the cooled and baked potatoes in half lengthwise. Reserve three of the halves to make the potato wedges. Slice the rest into 3/4” chunks.

3. Once the onions are browned, add the garlic, fennel, thyme, sage, black pepper, and salt. Cook for 2 more minutes and then add the 1/4 cup broth to deglaze the pan. Add chunks of poatoes and the rest of the broth, cover, and lower the heart a bit to bring to a low boil. Mix in the kale. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Prepare wedges:
1. Slice the reserved potato halves in half lengthwise so you have six pieces. Preheat a heavy-bottomed skillet over med-high heat. Combine all the ingredients for the wedges (except the oil) on a plate. Wet the potato wedges with a little bit of water and dredge the two cut sides in the cornmeal mixture.

2. Lightly coat the skillet with oil. Cook the potatoes on each cut side for about 4 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Spray with oil as you alternate cooking sides.

3. The soup should be done by this point. Use a potato masher to mush up half the soup. Add soy milk and mix. If it’s too thick add a little water or veggie stock. Ladle into bowls and top with a wedge.
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#Veganomicon #ILoveHealthyCravings #WhatVegansEat #VeganFoodShare #Vegansofig #HealthyCravings #HealthyLiving #PlantBasedRecipes #Recipes #VeganRecipes #RecipeOfTheDay #CleanEating #EatRealFood #GoodMoodFood



Detox (Beauty Tip) #3 - Banish Under Eye Bags & Dark Circles
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From: Babushka’s Beauty Secrets Old World Tips For A Glamorous New You - By: Raisa Ruder and Susan Campos
(2 recipes below from the book)
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Although, Preparation H is commonly used, sliced potatoes work wonders for puffiness and dark circles and is a safer and healthier alternative. To banish bags, simply put on a potato and poof… The puffiness is gone.
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Ingredients:
•1 potato
•1 Tablespoon Vitamin E
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Directions:
Wash the potato well. Cut two 1/8-inch slices from the middle (save the rest for the next several nights). Apply one on top of each eye for 20 minutes. Remove the potatoes and apply Vitamin E in a circular motion around and under the eyes.
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Vitamin K can kick out dark circles, vitamin K heals damaged capillaries and minimizes the pooling of blood under the eyes, a major factor in causing dark circles. The thinner the skin near eye, the more visible the dark circles will appear if this isn’t done. Dark circles won’t disappear overnight with vitamin K. But with patience, you’ll see a big difference. These ingredients all contain the big K.
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Ingredients:
•2 cups of distilled water
•1 bunch of basil
•1 bunch of parsley leaves
•3 pieces of lettuce
•3 pieces of cabbage
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Directions:
Boil the water in a pan and throw in the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 18 minutes and then strain the liquid and pour it into a reusable container. Apply with a washcloth or cotton ball under the eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. Repeat daily. This mixture must be refrigerated. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of vodka or wine or grapefruit seed extract to make this dark circle buster last a month!
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#undereyebags #darkcircles #beautytip #skincare #vegansofig #detoxtip #bodycare #healthyhabits #beauty



Many of you have your thoughts on Fluoride and why you feel it is needed in our drinking water, toothpaste, etc. Also, Many of you (even myself) have been told by your commercial dentist, the CDC, news media, etc. that it is safe to consume/use in small amounts.

Let’s face it after the recent COVER-UP from the CDC about vaccinations they would be the last people I would trust along with commercialized dentists and the FDA.
After researching FLUORIDE, my husband and I along with many others we know have come to the conclusion that we will steer clear from it. So, those who disagree you have free will to continue to consume Fluoride but as for me and my house…✌️
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Here is my take on FLUORINE. The real MVP!😉 “The organic form of fluorine is closely involved with calcium and molybdenum in the formation of calcium fluorapatite, which contributes to healthy teeth and bones. This form of fluorine is present in tiny amounts in most foods, but is particularly abundant in seafoods, kelp and tea. Unfortunately, this use of organic fluorine has led tothe acceptance of the use of fluoride in water and toothpastes. Fluoride is a poison that does not contribute to bone and tooth health and causes flurosis (fluoride poisoning) in even very small doses.”
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Also, here is a THOUGHT PROVOKING article on FLUORIDE. If you care to be educated then check out the article as I cannot publish it in its entirety on IG: •http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/13/cdc-and-ada-now-advise-to-avoid-using-fluoride.aspx —
I’ll even make it simpler for you and give you the short link (enter it exactly how you see it!) •http://bit.ly/1uyMgxe
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Feel free to leave your thoughts below in the comments and keep it respectful as I hope we are all adults here and I firmly believe in the Golden Rule as well as the Block & Delete button.😊



Toxic-Free Homemade Toothpaste
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The recipe makes enough to fill one 3 oz. BPA-free tube. You can double or triple the recipe as needed to make a few batches at once for the whole family or as gifts.
*This homemade toothpaste will whiten your teeth, give a clean feeling, combat bad breath associated with halitosis & gingivitis, help with sensitivity, and most importantly help speed up the remineralizing process (a process that many commercial dentists previously thought was impossible)!
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Ingredients:

•3 Tbsp Bentonite clay
•2 tbsp organic unrefined extra-virgin coconut oil, at room temperature/liquid state
•1 tsp whole ground stevia (this should be green not the white powder) - *optional
•¾ tsp Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt
•2 Tbsp (roughly 4-6 capsules) of Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Calcium Powder - *optional
•1 tsp Bob’s Red Mill (Aluminum Free) baking soda
•1Tbsp Activated Charcoal •3 Tbsp distilled water if needing to thin mixture *optional
•1/4 tsp Neem oil *optional, but has amazing benefits
•1/4 tsp Thieves oil or any therapeutic grade essential oil you prefer. (I used DōTerra’s peppermint oil but mint, cinnamon, and orange are all good, as well as **Grapefruit Seed Extract**, and Myrrh)
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Directions:

1. In a small glass bowl, blend together the coconut oil, *stevia, salt, baking soda, *calcium powder, activated charcoal, *neem and essential oil until well incorporated.
2. Mix in the bentonite clay and then slowly add the water a tablespoon at a time, if needed.
3. When you have a smooth paste you are done! Scoop into your BPA-free tube or Mason jar and you will have squeezable/smooth toothpaste!
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📌Notes:
It is important when making homemade toothpaste that you use high quality ingredients. There is no sense in quitting toxic fluoride and aluminum filled commercial toothpaste only to make a homemade toxic version of toothpaste.😩
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#homemadetoothpaste #remineralize #DIYToothpaste #ToxicFreeToothpaste #FlourideFree #AluminumFree #OralCare #OralHealth #Teeth #HealthyHabits #Vegansofig #Vegan #HealthTips #igdaily #Ilovehealthycravings #CrunchyMom #HealthyLifestyle #TheGreenLife #HealthyLiving



My husband and I are ecstatic to start a new cleanse! This cleanse in particular because unlike the other cleanses we did where you have to take a certain amount of herbal pills, with this cleanse you are simply drinking your herbs in TEA FORM! Below is a brief summary of what each herbal tea does. I will also be using Angela’s YONI OIL during this 7-day cleanse (she has longer cleanses) that I have seen many women on IG rave about!
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For details about her products CONTACT ANGELA on her IG page (@GoddessBody) or website (www.goddessbody.org). Thank you for the opportunity to cleanse with your products as you are helping my husband and I prepare!
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Mind & SpiritTM Herbal Blend: Contains plants that: enhance mental and cognitive ability, improve memory energize the brain, helps boost focus and concentration.
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Healthy YoniTM Herbal Blend: Contains plants that tone, nourish, strengthen, rejuvenate, and fortify, the uterus (womb) and cervix. It facilitates general healing of the uterus and cervix by enhancing regeneration of the cells of these organs. Assist in eradication of bacterial & fungal infections. Contains hormonal precursors which nourish & balance the female hormonal system in general, the uterus and ovaries in particular.
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YONI OIL©™: The ultimate female healing & preventative oil formula! It is the answer to ALL female complaints and maladies! The herbs & 100% Natural oils used to develop this product naturally restore feminine balance assisting in the healing & prevention of yeast infections, bacterial infections, itchiness, mal odor, & serves as an antibacterial & antifungal healing formula!
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Male Vitality® Herbal Blend: Contains plants that tone, nourish, strengthen, rejuvenate, and fortify, the prostate and male faculties; facilitates general healing of the prostate by enhancing regeneration of the cells of these glands.
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Cleansing Herbal Blend & Cleansing King® Herbal Blend: Contains plants that cleanse & purify the tissues and cells of the major eliminative channels & organs (i.e. colon, liver, lungs, & kidneys) for purposes of maintaining overall optimal health and wellbeing.

Belly Buster BotanicalsTM: Contains plants that cleanse & detoxify the colon (large intestine). Through the stimulation of peristaltic movement, old hardened fecal matter is broken down and released, in addition to other toxic dis-ease causing debris caked on the colon walls. Enhances nutrition absorption. Addresses distended colon issues, impacted colon, sluggish digestion, bloated mid-section, and most other colon & digestive system complaints.
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#goddessbodycleanse #goddessbody #herbalteacleanse #tea #herbaltea #teacleanse #detox #fertility #stamina #energy #fitness #exercise #detoxyourbody #bodycare #skincare #healthyhabits #healthandwellness #yonioil #yonihealth #yoni #infertility




Detox Tip #2: Home Spa Detox By: Josephine Collins
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Enjoy Your Sleep… 😴💤
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Adequate sleep is vital to wellbeing. It gives your body an opportunity for rest and renewal, and is particularly important at times when your physical systems are working hard to clear out toxins.
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A great “milky” drink to have before bed is *GOLDEN MILK* and I’ve listed the recipe below.(Google to see the benefits of this amazing drink.)
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Golden Milk Recipe
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Step 1: Turmeric Paste:

Ingredients:
•1/4 cup of turmeric powder
•1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
•1/2 cup of filtered water
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Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients in a small a small sauce pan and mix well. Turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is a thick paste. This does not take long so don’t walk away from the pan.

2. Let this mixture cool and then keep it in a small jar in the fridge.
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Step 2: Golden Milk

Ingredients:
•1 cup of almond milk (hemp or coconut are also good options)
•1 teaspoon coconut oil
•1/4 teaspoon or more of turmeric paste
•Raw Honey or Grade B Maple Syrup
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Directions:

1. Combine all the ingredients, except honey in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium. While heating make sure to stir constantly and do not allow the mixture to boil. 2. Add honey or an alternative sweetener to taste.
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#detoxtips #goldenmilk #HealthyLiving #healthandwellness #healthyhabits #relax #enjoyyoursleep



Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters
(makes 6-7 small round fritters)
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•1 can chickpeas, drained
•1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (canned) or homemade
•1/4 cup hemp seeds
•1 tsp garlic granules
•2 tsp apple cider vinegar
•a few dashes of pepper, cayenne and sea salt to taste

*optional: 1-2 tsp flour to assist in binding if needed
•1 cup panko bread crumbs for coating
•1/4 - 1/2 cup safflower oil for frying

*baking note: you could also bake these little cakes instead of fry them if you’d prefer! Bake on parchment paper or a lightly greased baking sheet at about 350 degrees for about 20 minutes - or until toasty. BUT the panko bread crumbs are really made for a light fry. So if you can’t fry - perhaps use a finer, moister bread crumb.
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To Make:

1. Add the chickpeas and pumpkin to a large mixing bowl. With a large fork or potato masher, mash the beans until at least 75% of them have been mashed together with the pumpkin.

2. Add in the spices, apple cider, hemp seeds and optional flour. Fold together until a moist mixture forms.

3. Preheat a few tablespoons of safflower oil in a large skillet.

4. When the oil is hot, for the mixture into golf ball sized balls and roll in your panko crumbs until well covered - pat down into flatter cakes and place int he hot oil - carefully.

5. Continue until the pan is full - leave about an inch space between each cake for easier flipping. Cook on each side only about 1-2 minutes - or until toasty brown. Try not to burn, although a bit of crisping is nice.

6. Transfer cooked fritters to a paper towel to cool. Serve in about 5 minutes after cooling a bit.
Store in the fridge and reheat in the oven if desired. You can freeze as well. However, these fritters are best hot off the skillet!
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Sage Cream Sauce of the side (super easy)

Blend up 4 fresh sage leaves with 1 cup silken tofu, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 heaping spoonful of vegan mayo and a pinch of fresh parsley. For a spicy sage sauce I add in either cayenne or a Tbsp of chopped jalapeno.
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#pumpkin #pumpkinchickpeafritters #fritters #ILoveHealthyCravings #WhatVegansEat #VeganFoodShare #Vegansofig #HealthyCravings #HealthyLiving #Recipes #VeganRecipes #Fallrecipes #eatclean




My husband and I are ecstatic to start a new cleanse! This cleanse in particular because unlike the other cleanses we did where you have to take a certain amount of herbal pills, with this cleanse you are simply drinking your herbs in TEA FORM! Below is a brief summary of what each herbal tea does. I will also be using Angela’s YONI OIL during this 7-day cleanse (she has longer cleanses) that I have seen many women on IG rave about!
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For details about her products CONTACT ANGELA on her IG page (@GoddessBody) or website (www.goddessbody.org). Thank you for the opportunity to cleanse with your products as you are helping my husband and I prepare!
_
Mind & SpiritTM Herbal Blend: Contains plants that: enhance mental and cognitive ability, improve memory energize the brain, helps boost focus and concentration.
_
Healthy YoniTM Herbal Blend: Contains plants that tone, nourish, strengthen, rejuvenate, and fortify, the uterus (womb) and cervix. It facilitates general healing of the uterus and cervix by enhancing regeneration of the cells of these organs. Assist in eradication of bacterial & fungal infections. Contains hormonal precursors which nourish & balance the female hormonal system in general, the uterus and ovaries in particular.
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YONI OIL©™: The ultimate female healing & preventative oil formula! It is the answer to ALL female complaints and maladies! The herbs & 100% Natural oils used to develop this product naturally restore feminine balance assisting in the healing & prevention of yeast infections, bacterial infections, itchiness, mal odor, & serves as an antibacterial & antifungal healing formula!
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Male Vitality® Herbal Blend: Contains plants that tone, nourish, strengthen, rejuvenate, and fortify, the prostate and male faculties; facilitates general healing of the prostate by enhancing regeneration of the cells of these glands.
_
Cleansing Herbal Blend & Cleansing King® Herbal Blend: Contains plants that cleanse & purify the tissues and cells of the major eliminative channels & organs (i.e. colon, liver, lungs, & kidneys) for purposes of maintaining overall optimal health and wellbeing.

Belly Buster BotanicalsTM: Contains plants that cleanse & detoxify the colon (large intestine). Through the stimulation of peristaltic movement, old hardened fecal matter is broken down and released, in addition to other toxic dis-ease causing debris caked on the colon walls. Enhances nutrition absorption. Addresses distended colon issues, impacted colon, sluggish digestion, bloated mid-section, and most other colon & digestive system complaints.
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#goddessbodycleanse #goddessbody #herbalteacleanse #tea #herbaltea #teacleanse #detox #fertility #stamina #energy #fitness #exercise #detoxyourbody #bodycare #skincare #healthyhabits #healthandwellness #yonioil #yonihealth #yoni #infertility














piecesinprogress:

This awesome (gluten free & vegan) recipe really couldn’t be much more simple. There’s exactly 1 knife stroke and just a handful of ingredients that I pretty much always have on hand. And with another 3-ish weeks left in eggplant season, this is a great way to use them while they’re fresh (and cheap!).

Get the recipe here! :)


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