Express Your Heart To Heal!

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What can we do with grief?
Break our hearts over it every day?
No, my heart belongs to me only
Love made me realize this

Our hearts have to be whole
To resonate with another

 

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Raw Vegan Mango Lassi

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Ingredients:

– ripe mango
– coconut milk
– soaked dates or date paste
– lemon juice
– cinnamon powder
– clove powder
– cardamom seeds

Blend dates, coconut milk, lemon juice, and spices until the dates are dissolved.

Add mango chunks and blend until smooth.

This drink is such a fragrant, uplifting treat – you have to try it! πŸ˜‹πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›

Heal Your Skin Inside Out

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If you are suffering from any skin condition, raw food (especially fruit) and herbs can help immensely. They will help you detox corrosive acids (toxins, metabolic waste,…) that have accumulated in your body due to a stagnant lymph system, under- or over- functioning glands, and malfunctioning channels of elimination (kidneys, bowels, lungs, skin). These effects stem from factors such as your genetics and/or toxic environment, food choices, stress, suppressed creativity and emotions, and negative thoughts. Incorporating more raw food into your diet and using herbs is an excellent start to holistic healing.

One herbal skin remedy I’ve found very effective for any skin condition is a combination of chickweed (Stellaria media), plantain (Plantago major), and violet (Viola sororia or Viola tricolor) infused in olive oil. These herbs can be harvested fresh from most back yards or can be purchased in their dry form online. I use equal parts of each herb.

When working with fresh herbs, use scissors to cut them up finely and cover them with olive oil so that there is a small amount of space between the top of the oil and herbs. Next, use a mortar and pestle to crush the herbs and to release healing compounds into the oil. Strain the oil infusion with cheese cloth and store it in a glass dropper bottle. I make small batches that can last for two weeks or more (the water content in the herbs may cause the oil to go rancid or moldy if it is stored for too long).

Another option is to buy dry, cut and sifted herbs and infuse them in olive oil for at least one month, making sure to shake the glass bottle daily. If you need this infusion immediately, while you wait for your oil to infuse, there are similar oil infusions and salves that you can purchase online (make sure that they are pure and without synthetic chemicals).

It’s a good idea to use this oil infusion in salad dressings so you can heal from inside out. You can also make tea with these three herbs and drink it often throughout the day for internal healing.

You can make your healing journey creative and fun! πŸ’œπŸŒ±πŸ™πŸŒ±πŸ’œ

Let Love In

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Every day, there is an opportunity to see things in a new light – to experience life from a place of gratitude and hope, where a roadblock feels like an opportunity to learn how to feel even better, no matter what the circumstances are.

Healing is a growing process whose depths are endless. Just as we think we have transformed and completely healed, there is more we can learn, more capacity for love, more room for creativity and innovation – more ways to co-create and for the universe to expand. So enjoy every step of the way, even the heartbreaks because those will lead you to more love that you will finally be ready to let in. πŸ’œπŸŒ»πŸŽΆπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉπŸŒŸπŸ’œ

Raw Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Spicy Red Pepper and Eggplant (Ajvar) Sauce

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Stuffing:

– eggplant
– red bell pepper
– apple cider vinegar
– lemon juice
– fresh parsley
– garlic
– fresh jalapeno pepper and/or cayenne powder
– paprika
– sea salt
– onions or onion greens (optional)
– olive oil

Other Ingredients:

– mini portobello mushrooms (or any other kind and size you like)

– garnish such as olives, oregano, rosemary, and thyme

 

Cut eggplant into circles of medium thickness and soak in water with sea salt for about 1 hour.

Dehydrate the eggplant, red bell peppers, and whole mushrooms (peppers and mushrooms can also be used fresh) for 3 – 4 hours at 113F in the dehydrator.

Once dehydrated, cut up the eggplant and red bell peppers into smaller pieces and combine with all the other ingredients in a blender.

Blend until you reach a creamy consistency.

Remove stems from the mushrooms and stuff them with the Ajvar sauce.

That’s it – a filling meal on its own! πŸ˜‹πŸŒ·πŸŒžπŸ’šπŸžπŸŒ±

Raw Vegan Grandma’s Apple Pie

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Crust:

– walnuts, soaked and finely crushed

– dates

– coconut oil (optional)

– vanilla extract or powder (optional)

Filling:

– apples (your favorite kind), shredded

– dates

– apple cider vinegar

– lemon juice

– sea salt

– cinnamon

 

Combine coconut oil, walnuts, dates, and vanilla together and pulse the mixture in your blender or food processor. When you are satisfied with the consistency, cover the bottom of a pie pan with the mixture and press down with a spoon or your fingers (about half a thumbnail thickness). Set aside.

Process dates with apple cider vinegar, lemon, sea salt, and cinnamon until you have a dough-like paste.

Add finely chopped or shredded apples to the date paste and mix well.

Pour the apple/date mixture over the crust and spread to desired thickness.

Garnish with raisins or any other dried fruit.

Serve right away, freeze for 1 hour, or dehydrate at 113F for 1-2 hours if you prefer the pie warm.

Easy breezy raw vegan comfort food! πŸ‘ŒπŸŽπŸ’šπŸŒ»πŸ’πŸ’žπŸπŸŒˆπŸ‘’πŸŽΆ

 

Life Through the Lens of Love

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Most people find romantic love to be the best channel for the feeling of universal oneness and for accessing the source of all creation. It is our glimpse into how it would feel to merge with the universe, or God. We first must experience life through duality, through the female and male perspective (yin and yang), know darkness and light, in order to merge with another. In romantic relationships, we are forced by the universe to deal with our unresolved issues, to explore our shadow, to get to know ourselves better – they are our best teachers and motivators for change.

There are many possible ideal romantic matches at any point in time depending on our state of self-knowledge and consciousness (our energetic vibration and awakedness). The universe is good at giving us signs and synchronistic moments to help us recognize these potential matches but we have to be aware of them. We might meet people that are potentially a good match but they might not be ready to deal with issues that come along and could be resistant to change. They might choose to go for what is safe, away from their expansion because expansion is scary and requires one to be willing to make a change.

Changing oneself is terrifying and can be very physically and emotionally painful. It is like shedding old skin…it is an abrasive process. It can involve grief from loss of the old self-image. Sometimes it feels like death and most of us are resistant to this feeling. We must be willing to go through the death of the ego, of a false and conditioned idea of who we are, to be reborn as new people, willing to be vulnerable to love and be loved. πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’œ

Raw Vegan Heart-Opening Coconut Cookies

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Something to cheer you up for today! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ€πŸŽͺπŸŽ·πŸ’›

Ingredients:

– coconut pulp
– dates
– coconut oil

Flavors:

– cacao powder
– cinnamon
– vanilla powder or extract
– lime juice

Preparation:

Soak dried coconut flakes in water overnight.

Blend the soaked flakes and take out the coconut milk (you can use the milk for tea, chia pudding, coffee, and in many other ways).

Mix the coconut pulp with coconut oil and soaked processed dates until the mixture has a dough consistency.

Add cacao powder, or cinnamon, or vanilla, or lime juice and mix it in well.

Shape the mixture in the form of a heart.

You can eat the cookies right away or you can freeze them to solidify them more or you can dehydrate them for about 7 hours at 113F. I prefer to dehydrate them because they have the perfect consistency and are solid at room temperature.

So simple but so tasty! πŸ˜†πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰

Raw Vegan Mango Sticky Chia Dessert

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Thai Mango Sticky Rice dessert is one of my favorites and I decided to create a raw vegan version of it that is as delicious and easy to make too! πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•

Ingredients:

– chia seeds
– coconut milk (preferably home-made)
– dates
– cinnamon (optional)
– vanilla powder or extract (optional)
– ripe mango

Preparation:

Blend or dissolve dates in coconut milk to sweeten it.

Soak chia seeds for 2-4 hours in sweetened coconut milk with cinnamon and vanilla.

Place a desired amount of sticky chia on a plate and add ripe mango slices on top.

Garnish with fresh mint, sesame seeds, cinnamon or any other garnish of your choice.

This delightful dessert is such a treat! πŸ’œ

Mother’s Day Raw Vegan Key Lime Pie

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Filling:

– soaked coconut flakes
– small avocado
– coconut oil
– bananas
– lime juice
– raw coconut nectar or date juice (optional)

Blend all ingredients together until you have a desired consistency (you can add water if necessary). Add more bananas, coconut oil, and lime juice to taste.

Crust:

– soaked pecans
– dates
– cinnamon
– vanilla powder or extract

Blend or process all ingredients together until you are satisfied with the taste and crunchiness.

Assembly:

Line a pie pan with the crust. Pour in the filling and decorate the pie with toppings of your choice. I used figs to decorate my pie. Yum! Freeze the pie for about 4 hours and garnish. I garnished my pie with fresh mint and raw coconut nectar. Enjoy!

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