Cashew-Hemp Milk

Cashew-Hemp Milk

I'm allergic to dairy so I use a lot of nut-milks in place of milk and I love this Cashew-Hemp Milk recipe. It's so yummy and an awesome boost of protein thanks to the hemp seeds!  When picking nuts or seeds you always want to go with raw because they are best for your heath. 

Buckwheat - Flax Pancakes with Walnuts and Maple Syrup

Buckwheat - Flax Pancakes with Walnuts and Maple Syrup

Totally loving this new pancake recipe. These Buckwheat- Flax Pancakes with Walnuts and Maple Syrup are delicious! The whole family gave it a thumbs up.  The best part is that they are good for you.  I tweaked the original recipe to make a healthier version and it was a success.  New Sunday breakfast treat!

The Surprising Health Benefits of Rose Tea

 

I love having my nieces and nephews over and teaching them the benefits of herbs and letting them come up with their own recipes for tea.  It's so great to see what they come up with and then tasting them all.  Sometimes they are surprisingly delicious and other times, not so much.  But here is a simple, good for you tea recipe with one ingredient. Rose pedals.

This tea has become a welcomed favorite in my house.  Everyone loves it and the health benefits are amazing.  Who knew?

 

Health Benefits of Roses

Rose pedals are a mild sedative (good for calming and soothing your nerves), antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-parasitic.  Rose pedals are a supportive tonic for the heart and great for lowering cholesterol.

The anti-septic nature of rose pedals makes them a wonderful treatment for wounds, bruises, and rashes. When taken internally they are a great treatment for sore throats or ulcers. They can stimulate the liver and increase the appetite and circulation.

Got the flu?  Rose can lower your body temperature to help bring down a fever or cool you down in the hot summer.  It's antiviral qualities are perfect to use during the cold and flu season.

Muscle cramps?  Rose helps relieve spasms in the respiratory tract (asthma or coughs), in the intestinal tract (cramping, constipation), and in the muscles (sports injuries and muscle cramps).

Rose petals also help regulate menstrual cycles.

+++ Don't drink during pregnancy because it can cause uterine contractions.+++

 

How to make it?

Use 2 tsp of rose pedals per cup of hot water. And brew.  Cover and steep for 10 minutes. It's as simple as that.  You can add a touch of honey if you would like.

You only want to uses organic rose pedals that are free from herbicides and pesticides.  

  • You can buy organic red rose pedals here and here.
  • To buy organic pink rose pedals, click on this link or this one

 

Enjoy the magic of rose tea! 

 
 

The Yummiest, Mineral Rich, Vegetable Broth

The Yummiest, Mineral Rich, Vegetable Broth

Yummmmmm I'm making a mineral rich vegetable broth today. I'm always trying to find ways to get more vegetables into my family's diet.  Our bodies' need vegetables to thrive, prevent and heal!  So I thought I would share with you one of my secrets to making sure that we're getting enough vegetables in our diet.

Golden Banana Wheat Germ Muffins

Golden Banana Wheat Germ Muffins

Hot out of the oven.  How yummy do these Banana Wheat Germ Muffins look?  I have been making them for years!  I made this batch this morning to take to one of my Wholistic Beginnings' babies that lives a few houses down from me.  He's almost 4 now and loves these muffins. Perfect little snack!

Preparing Your Relationship For When Your Baby Arrives

Preparing Your Relationship For When Your Baby Arrives

For many expecting couples, pregnancy can be an amazing, bonding chapter in relationships, a time when: We bask in the glow of what we love most about each other, connect in anticipation of our baby’s arrival, and vow to not let what happened to other couples who had kids—bickering, disconnection intimacy issues—happen to us. 

What To Do When Your Breasts Are Engorged

What To Do When Your Breasts Are Engorged

Here are some tricks of the trade to help you deal with breast engorgement once your milk comes in. You may find this fullness and tightness to be uncomfortable during the early days.  Basically your breastmilk is coming in faster than you can empty them. You can think of this time as an adjustment period and once you and your baby get into a comfortable supply and demand, the discomfort will pass.....

Conflict 101: The Secrets To Getting Through It

Conflict 101: The Secrets To Getting Through It

While conflict is a natural part of relationships, we often don’t learn how to “do” it productively.  Why bother? Because having kids not only increases conflict frequency (at least in the first few years), kids also give us more topics to argue about!  Plus: Relationship satisfaction is tied to how well we resolve conflicts and limit their negative impact. So who's right?