Raw Vegan Falafel

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๐ŸŒปdried chickpeas
๐ŸŒปonion
๐ŸŒปgarlic
๐ŸŒปfresh parsley
๐ŸŒปfresh cilantro
๐ŸŒปlemon or lime juice
๐ŸŒปapple cider vinegar
๐ŸŒปolive oil (optional)
๐ŸŒปcumin
๐ŸŒปturmeric
๐ŸŒปcayenne pepper
๐ŸŒปcurry powder
๐ŸŒปdried oregano
๐ŸŒปblack pepper
๐ŸŒปflax seed powder (optional)
๐ŸŒปsalt (optional)

 

โœจSoak dried chickpeas in water overnight (about 12 hours in the fridge).

โœจIn a food processor, add soaked and rinsed chickpeas and all the other ingredients. Add a bit of water if needed to help with consistency and blending.

โœจProcess the ingredients until the consistency is fine but not puree-like.

โœจShape the mixture into small balls using your hands or two spoons.

โœจDehydrate the falafel at 113ยฐC for about 7 hours or until the crust is crispy but the falafel is still moist inside.

โœจEnjoy falafel on their own, with your favorite salad, or in a green leaf wrap. Excellent sauces that go well with falafel are tahini (or a spicy version with green chili pepper and ginger), cashew cucumber dill sauce or even guacamole! ๐Ÿ˜˜โšก๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Introducing “Raw Magic Around the Globe: Simple Raw Vegan International Food Recipes”

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Do you want to introduce more raw food into your diet but do not want to give up Indian, Mexican, or Ethiopian food so yummy that you even dream about it? I amย ๐ŸŒธhappyย to introduce to you my new book full of simple raw vegan recipes in which I recreate some of my favorite dishes around the world. ย Now you can enjoy all the delicious flavors around the globe and improve your health too! Today and for the following two days, you can download the ebook on Amazon forย โœจfreeโœจ here:

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How to Make a Powerful Mushroom Double-Extraction Tincture

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Mushrooms are incredible healers! Many of them grow on tree parts that have been injured to nurse them back to health. Just like with trees, mushrooms help our bodies become stronger and more ready to face any challenges. They are great endocrine enhancers, lymphatic system movers, and nervous system balancers.

Recently, I made a chaga mushroom tincture and wanted to share with you how I made it because it requires an extra step needed in mushroom herbal extractions. This step is not usually needed for other herbs.ย Because many of mushrooms’ healing components are water-soluble but not alcohol-soluble, I did a double extraction, first with alcohol and then with water. Here is how I did it!

Alcohol Extraction

โœจย Cut up fresh or dried mushrooms and place them in a glass jar.

โœจย Cover the mushrooms with at least 40% alcohol such as vodka, brandy, or rum.

โœจย Shake the jar every day for the next 30 – 75 days. Leave the jar in a place that you see every day so that you remember to shake it. I like to start my tinctures on a new moon and finish it on a full moon to take advantage of the moon’s power.

โœจย When you are ready to make your tincture, take a strainer, cheese cloth, or a nut bag and strain the mushrooms to extract the liquid containing the precious healing properties.

โœจย Save the mushrooms and store the extract in a glass jar.

Water Extraction

๐ŸŒธย Place the mushrooms you used in the alcohol extraction into a pot and pour enough water over them so that the level is a bit above the mushrooms.

๐ŸŒธย Boil the water and reduce the heat to low, placing the lid on top of the pot.

๐ŸŒธย Make a decoction by simmering the mushrooms for about one hour so that the water-soluble components can concentrate in the water.

๐ŸŒธย Let the mushroom decoction cool down.

๐ŸŒธย Strain the decoction and save the precious liquid.

๐ŸŒธย Combine the alcohol and water extracts together and store them in a glass jar in a dark and cool place.

Plant a Fairy Garden!

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I get excited every day to see how my little fairy garden is growing! ย I planted some of my favorite flowers and herbs of different colors and aromas at different times so that the garden can be in bloom for a long time.

I encourage you to plant a little garden with your favorite herbs, fruits, veggies, or flowers, even when working with a small space such as a window sill.

Plants are as alive as we are, having their own physical, astral, emotional, mental, etheric, celestial, and causal bodies. They communicate with us and give us hints about how they can help us heal. Just look at the beautiful auras plants emit, that can be seen with the naked eye!

Raw Vegan Home-Made Coconut Milk

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๐ŸŒด dried coconut flakes
๐ŸŒด water or coconut water

or

๐Ÿต fresh coconut meat
๐Ÿต coconut water

 

๐Ÿ’• Soak dried coconut flakes in water or coconut water overnight.

๐Ÿ’• Blend rehydrated coconut flakes with remaining water.

๐Ÿ’• Strain the coconut pulp (you can use it for making cookies, as a smoothie bowl topping, in salads…) and store the beautiful home-made coconut milk in the fridge for about a week.

or…for a creamier coconut milk…

๐Ÿถ Open up a young or mature coconut.

๐Ÿถ Save the coconut water and take out the coconut meat. (You can also use frozen coconut meat and water or purchased coconut water.)

๐Ÿถ Blend the coconut meat with the coconut water until smooth. Strain the milk if necessary.

๐Ÿถ The milk can be stored in the fridge for about a week.

Like Kisses from the Sun: Soothing Calendula

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Calendula fields forever!ย Calendula is excellent for soothing the skin, topically and internally. You can extract the medicinal properties by infusing calendula in oil and applying it topically or internally by using the oil on food. And you can always eat calendula (in salads, as a garnish, blended in sauces, soups, or dips…) and make a gorgeous tasty tea!

Practicing Self-Love with Pure Sunshine Tea

IMG_20180312_162333I discovered the beauty of the ginger/white tea combination serendipitously at a coffee shop in Berlin, when I tried to spice up white tea with another herb that the coffee shop had on the menu – ginger. The combination turned out to be so delicious that I had to recreate it with a few exciting twists! ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย fresh ginger (thinly sliced)
ย white tea
ย cinnamon
ย pinch of black pepper
ย coconut milk (preferably home-made)

ย Add fresh ginger slices to water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.

ย Mix cinnamon and black pepper into the hot water.

ย Pour over white tea and infuse for about 10 minutes.

ย Strain the herbs and add coconut milk.

ย Stir and enjoy!

How to Quickly Make a Healing Skin Oil from Dried Herbs

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How do you make a quick medicinal skin oil in the winter when fresh herbs aren’t readily available? It’s so easy, especially if you have some dried plantain, chickweed, violet, or dandelion ready from last year’s harvest (you can also purchase these dried herbs).

ย Take equal parts of plantain, chickweed, violet, or dandelion (aerial parts – any combination you like), crunch them up into smaller pieces, and rehydrate the herbs with water.

ย Drain excess water and place the herbs into a mortar.

ย Add olive oil to the herbs and extract as much medicine as possible with a pestle.

ย You can use the oil right away or infuse it with the herbs overnight for higher potency.

ย Use cheese cloth to extract all the medicinal oil from the herbs and store it in a glass dropper bottle. (It is best to use the oil within one week as it can start growing mold because of the high water content.)

Kelp Powder As a Salt Substitute

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Have you ever tried kelp powder as a substitute for salt in your diet? Kelp is a nutritious seaweed containing many minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, and iodine in a form that our body can process and utilize. That means it is easy on our kidneys and good for our endocrine glands too! You can also use dulse or other powdered seaweeds. Little bit of powder goes a long way! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ซ

Simple Way to Make Herbal Tinctures

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During the recent new moon, I decided to prepare chaga mushroom and wormwood tinctures, powerful healing and cleansing herbal extracts. I wanted to share with you how simple it is to make tinctures at home using any of your favorite herbs (fresh, dried, or powdered). ย ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽจโœจ

Here is one simple way to do it:

ย ย Chop up fresh or dried herbs (roots and barks might be a bit more difficult to chop so just do your best and don’t worry about the size of the pieces).

ย ย If you would like, start your herbal extraction during the new or full moon to take advantage of the moon’s power.

ย ย Place your herbs into a glass jar and pour 40% vodka, rum, or brandy over the herbs so that the alcohol covers them completely.

ย ย Close the jar and shake it every day to help the healing components dissolve into the alcohol.

ย ย After 60 to 90 days or longer, squeeze out the herbal extract using cheese cloth and place the liquid in another glass jar.

ย ย Store the herbal extract in a cool and dark place.

ย ย Pour single herb extracts or created herbal formulas into glass dropper bottles for every-day use.

ย ย Add your herbal extracts to tea or water and enjoy their beautiful healing properties!๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜Š