Tuesday, February 18, 2014


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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sprouted Grain Biscuits (flourless)

I have been learning how to make biscuits from sprouted grain and it's so simple! I have tried several different kinds of grains now and have had measured success with all of them.

Sometimes I have to add flour to get it to the right consistency but it all works out in the end and we get to have biscuits that more healthy than I could achieve any other way!

I start out with sprouting 2 cups of grain for a couple of days until I see a sprout forming. (cover the grain with water for 12 hours, then rinse a couple times a day and keep moist but not covered with water for a couple of days)

When the grain is sprouted I put it in a food processor and process it for about 5 to 6 minutes until it forms a ball. Then I add 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 1 teaspoon sea salt. I process it for another minute, then roll out the dough, cut it with a biscuit cutter, put them on a greased cookie sheet in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees and voila! Sprouted grain bisquits. Could you get much easier? Well, I do have some tricks that  change the recipe a bit and don't make round bisquits, so if you don't mind imperfection then check out these tips:

1. If I add water to the food processer at the beginning of blending it goes way smoother. This means I have to add some flour at the end to make the dough the right consistancy, but it is easier in the long run.
2. Instead of cutting out the biscuit shapes I have been just covering a greased cookie sheet with the dough and baking it for 30 minutes. When it's done and cooled I cut it into squares. So easy.

Happy Healthy,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

How I hang on to my Marbles

     We made the Don't Lose Your Marbles 28 Day Nutritional Program/Game available yesterday! If you don't know what I am talking about or want more details you can read about it HERE.

    This is an example of what I think an ideal day of eating would look like. Your day might look totally different. Many days I lose my marbles because I have not eaten enough fruits and veggies. That usually happens when I eat too many starchy foods and am not hungry for the nutritious stuff. It is definitely a learning experience to try and earn all of your marbles and get the nutrition that is recommended by doctors such as Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. Christopher and many many others. I did not make up the checklist. I took from dozens of books I read and made a list of what the body needs to be getting daily. You can read those books too. I made a list of some them in the front of the Rules/Checklist notebook. You can get it for $2 as an instant download HERE.

    This post is to show a sample day of how you could earn all of your marbles. Remember that this would be considered an advanced day.  You don't have to earn all of your marbles every day, only if you are ready for that commitment. Playing the Don't Lose Your Marbles game can be done at many levels. You can focus on earning all of the possible marbles for the day or focus on getting one certain marble that appeals to you.

 This is how I make sure I don't Lose My Marbles:)

 I juice a lemon and drink it (liver cleanse)

  • lemon =1 fruit point

Twenty minutes after my lemon liver cleanse I drink

  •  2 cups of water=2 water points

I eat fruit or a vegetable juice when I am hungry until noon. Sometimes I make this in the form of a smoothie and I can add my flax, and a serving of greens, and a few fruits.

  • 3 fruit points
  • 1 flax point
  • 1 veggie point
  • 1 vegetable juice point

Before every meal I take a probiotic, an enzyme and 1/3 of my herbs/vitamins. When I take them I drink a cup or more of water.

  • 3 probiotic points
  • 3 enzyme points
  • 3 supplement points
  • 3 water points

If I am super hungry before noon I will have a cup of oatmeal, baked seasoned potatoes, or an omelet with lots of veggies. For this sample day I will not add the starch, veggie or protein points these foods would add. It's not a negative at all to get these points. I usually am just not hungry for them. That can vary with your body size and your activity level.

 At the same time every morning I either do T-Tapp for 15 minutes to 45 minutes or walk on the treadmill.

When I am hungry after noon I make a huge salad or vegetable soup or both!  My salads vary every day with what I have in stock. I like lots of greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, red or green onions, peppers, sprouts, etc. The more greens you have the less extra weight you will carry on your body.
I also add beans,nuts, flax, and nutritional yeast to this salad. I already added the flax point to my smoothie above, so I will not add it here. I usually add some sort of a dressing that I write down in the Not Marbleous foods section.
A boiled egg or baked chicken could be added to this salad for a protein point but I am usually not hungry for it. My boys and husband usually like to have a protein source though.

  • 1 veggie point
  • 1 bean point
  • 1 nut point
  • 1 other supplement point

 By this time in the day I have earned most of my marbles, so I only eat if I am hungry. If I do eat something it is a steamed veggie and more salad . Often I add butter to my steamed veggie, so I write that in the Non -Marbleous foods section. 

  • 1 veggie point

Tip: To make sure I get all of my water marbles I have a half gallon jug that equals 8 cups. I fill it and make sure I drink the entire thing that day. If I make a green juice or something, I use the water from my jug. I like to put flavored stevia in my jug in the morning. My favorites are grape and orange.:)

There you have it! A day in an ideal day of mine. I hope this gives you an idea how you can keep from Losing Your Marbles too! :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Motivating new Program/Game!

I've been posting on Facebook about a 28 day program/game my Mom and I have been working on.  Here are some more hints at its awesomeness!

1. It is health related.
2. It will get your body healthy and fit without purposely omitting anything!
3. It's all positive and extremely FUN.
4. It can be played as a group for more motivation and support.
5. You can participate at a free level on a new Facebook page we will have, or invest in the kit we have put together.
6. For 3 months we have been Planning, Revising, and working out all of the details for this to be totally MOTIVATING.
7. Mom and I have been living the program/game for the last month and are excited every day to play. 
8. We have been eating whatever Christmas goodies we've wanted and still lost inches, have more energy, our fingernails are growing faster and we are earning prizes!
9. It supports the things you are already trying to do.
10. We can show it to you on the 1st of January.

That's all I can tell you for now.....:)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Buttery Beets

I have fallen in love with beets again this year! The ones coming from my garden are heirloom, organic Detroit Dark Red and Chiogga. The Chiogga ones look like a bulls eye. So cool. Together they make a beautiful delicious pair. 

The first time I saw the beets were ready to start harvesting, I brought a bunch home and cooked them in a simple but very satisfying way. I didn't bring home nearly enough, so we each only got to sample them. I will be cooking them like this again, that is for sure.

First, clean and peel your beets. Then slice them to about 1/4 inch per slice.

Put the beets in a frying pan with butter! Isn't it sounding divine already!!?

Fry the beets until they are starting to brown, then put about 1/4 cup of water in the pan and top with a lid.

 Let the beets simmer/steam until they are soft.

Sprinkle with some sea salt or salt replacer and dish up.

Chances are you will want more than you made, so be prepared to do it again. :)

Happy Healthy,

Augratin Turnips and Potatoes

I don't have a picture for this one because it was eaten way before I thought of taking a picture!
This recipe is not vegan friendly. It does have milk and cheese in it which I and a few of my family members need to stay away from, but it is a great way to use turnips and it was sooo good.

Augratin Turnips and Potatoes

2 cups very thinly sliced turnips
2 cups very thinly sliced potatoes
1 medium onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/8 grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

Toss together the turnips, potatoes, onions and melted butter.
Cover and put in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
While turnip mixture is cooking, combine milk, nutmeg, pepper and salt.
Bring to a boil and take from heat.
When turnip mixture is done, take from the oven and stir in half of the cheese.
Pour the milk mixture over the turnip mixture.
Cover turnip mixture with the rest of the cheese.
Put turnips back in the oven without a cover.
Cook for 20 to 25 minutes

Friday, August 2, 2013

Tomato, Basil, Zucchini Goodness

This was totally Delicious. 

Fry Zucchini that has been sliced thin with some onions.

When the onions are looking translucent add: tomato sauce, diced fresh tomatoes, a bunch of fresh basil, garlic, and sea salt or salt replacer like Herbamare. (I would add mushrooms next time too.)
Let this simmer until the squash is tender.

You could put this on top of cooked pasta, rice, or quinoa. We stirred in sprouted and cooked white beans. It was filling and yummy that night and cold the next day for lunch.

I will definitely be making this again soon. It uses the foods from the garden and is so easy to make.

Happy Healthy,