Mother's Whole Food Kitchen

Nourishing the Planet

Month: March 2017

Ouch! Mosquito Bites!

From the Deliscious mind of Raw Vegan Goddess Kim McCann Find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BST2QvkjdMf/

“This is an herbal medicine I have created for insect bites made from guava leaves. No cooking involved. Best to pull leaves in morning on new moon to extract all the healing medicine.

Instantly heals mosquito bites if you can apply the moment they bite.

Collect fresh leaves. Blend well in spring water. Put in covered glass jar and set in the sun for 2 days. Strain through a fine mesh bag. Put the juice into ice cube trays. Keep these medicine cubes in the freezer and use as need to new bites, minor skin infections, and rashes. Takes away itch quickly. Can also be used on dog hot spots.
Safe for children. Kids here suck on them when they are applying them to their “boo boos.” They contain vitamin C.”

Sunshine Arugula Flackers

I would have to say these are the BOMB Flackers! I am not the biggest fan of raw vegan crackers, but NOW I am!

munching mindlessly on boxes of crackers are such empty calories, fat and sodium, not a good way to thrive. The mix of arugula, with a tinge of lemon peel make the aroma while they are dehydrating mesmerizing. They do not take long in a dehydrator, about 3 hours one side on HIGH then flip and dry for another hour or so..  Score the flackers as soon as you spread on sheets. If you want to cleanse and get ready to learn the arts of raw vegan cuisine, be nurtured with yoga massage and , art and love, join us, we have 3 rooms for Couples or Singles, Friend, or family at http://obxspringretreat.com

Ingredients of Sunny Arugula Flackers

1/4 cup flax seeds, SOAKED in 1 cup water
4 cups (2 large) zucchini, peeled & diced
4 cups, packed baby arugula
1 Tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
2 Tbsp lemon juice, and 2-3 inched of lemon peel
2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup minced yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup raw SOAKED sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds, ground

1) In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup flax seeds with the 1 cup of water.  Set aside while you prep the rest of the recipe.  This will give the flax seeds time to soak and thicken.

2) Peel the zucchini and dice into medium-sized chunks. You can leave the peel on if it is organic.  Place 2 cups worth in the food processor, fitted with the “S” blade.  Pulse the zucchini into small bits.  Place in a medium-sized bowl.

Pulsing helps to draw the zucchini into the blades preventing it from being over processed.
Breaking this up into two batches will help in controlling the texture.  If you try to process the complete mixture at one time you will over-process it, making it more liquidly.

3) In the food processor bowl, place the arugula in first then on top of that add the remaining 2 cups of zucchini.

4) By putting the arugula in first,  the weight of the zucchini will help hold the arugula down and make it easy to process.  Pulse together, but don’t puree it.  We want small bits for texture.

5) Add; olive oil, garlic, sesame seeds, lemon juice, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Pulse together until everything is combined.

6) Add the already processed zucchini and then add in the yellow pepper and sunflower seeds.  Pulse a few times to combine everything. Transfer back to the bowl.

7) Do not process the flax seeds. Hand mix in the ground and soaked flax seeds, by processing it willchange color and texture, not in a good way : )

Stir together and set aside for 10+ minutes.  Over the years I have found that I don’t like to add soaked seeds in the food processor because it adds a strange look and color to the cracker.

8) Spread half of the batter on the teflex sheet that comes with the dehydrator.   Cover the complete tray from edge to edge.  Repeat with the remaining batter on a second tray.
Dehydrate for 2-4 hours at 115 degrees.  Remove the trays and make score lines in the cracker batter as to the size you desire.  Return to dehydrator and continue drying for 8-10 hours or until dry.  You can flip the crackers over on to the mesh sheet part way through the drying time but I didn’t (forgot).
Allow the cracker to cool to room temperature, snap the crackers into pieces and store in an airtight container.

 

 

OBX Retreat and the 5 Elements of Nature

Each day at the  http://OBXSpringRetreat.com  we shall observe the five elements within the human body.
Everyday in our lives, we nourish ourselves with foods from the Earth, and eventually, our body returns to the earthly matter from which it came.
Life sustaining nectar, water makes up more than 70 percent of our total body mass. Fire provides the body with heat and radiant energy and exists within all metabolic and chemical actions. Air flows freely throughout the body, giving movement to biological functions and feeding every cell with oxygen. Space is ever-present, humbly residing in the background, providing the other elements with an opportunity to interact in this way.
Each Day at the Retreat has an Element that is explored and celebrated through delicious cuisine, yoga, art and activities.
Email for details http://@motherswholefoodkitchen@gmail.com

Tuesday is Earth (Bhumi):-
The first element of panchamahabhuta is “Earth” which is translated at Bhumi in Sanskrit. This element is perceived by five senses that are Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch and Sight. The physical body with muscles and bones refers to Earth.
Wednesday is Fire (Agni):-
The next higher element in human body is “fire”, agni in Sanskrit. In human body the temperature, jatharagni are refers the fire. It can be heard, felt and seen.
Thursday is Air (Pavan):-
The fourth element of panchmahabhuta is “air”, pavan in Sanskrit. Air can be felt and heard only; one cannot see the air. In human body, the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the body refers to Air. It is considered as one of the most important factor in Pranayama.

Friday is Water (Jala):-
The second most important element is “water”, jala in Sanskrit. This element has no odor (smell) but can be heard, felt, seen and tasted. In human body, blood and other fluid are refer to Water.
Saturday is Sky (Aakash):-
The fifth and last element of panchmahabhuta is “space” which is translated in Sanskrit at aakash. Space is the medium of sound but is inaccessible to all other senses. And as in human body the Athma (Soul) refers to Space.