Friday, March 29, 2013


This evening I attended the feature documentary "In Our Heads About Our Hair" they did a great job showing honest opinions about people making hairstyle choices. Produced by Anu Prestonia, Maitefa Angaza, Paulteet Maat Kesa Tabb and Directed by 19 year old Hemamset Angaza. Check out and the trailer at youtube

Thursday, March 28, 2013


My Friend Dr Sebi gives thorough research based explanation why alkaline and native plant foods heal.  Many foods that are available to consumers are either hybrid and or processed. I love this website it gives a nice visual to help you make informed food choices.  Here is a link to a list of acid and alkaline food alternatives.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Oatmeal, pear and walnuts.
I find a lot of folk who do not like oatmeal.  When I ask how they cook it that is usually the problem.  Do Not Add Oats to Hot Water. Oats added to boiling water comes out very thick and sticky giving it a gross gummy texture.  Then to make it worse folk add milk, butter and  sugar. It ends up becoming more slimmey than creamy.  And who needs milk, butter and sugar!.  My quick breakfast oatmeal has only vanilla and water and how you cook it makes the creamy texture.  I like to call is clean oats.


1 cup rolled oats
2 1/2 cups filtered water
1 tsp vanilla (or to taste)

The trick to creamy oatmeal is to put the rolled oats (not quick oats or that microwave stuff), vanilla and water in a saucepan and bring it to a slow bubble. Cook from 5-10 minutes.  Do not stir, but gently toss the oats no more than 1-2 times or swirl the pan when it is bubbly and frothy on the top.  Remove from heat and let sit for at least 5 minutes.  Serve with your favorite topping. 

We topped this oatmeal with ripe pear and walnuts.  Creamy oatmeal will even reheat well, so make enough for the next morning.  Eat well.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


My gingery sauce has sea moss, my favorite try to find new things to do with it ingredient.  It blends up smooth and creamy and is a smart choice to pump up the nutrient value of any meal.  My gingery sauce is so tasteful you can put it on anything.  I put is over grains with sauteed vegetables.  It is a refreshing salad dressing, or topping for your favorite grilled fish.

Put in tight lid jar and refrigerate up to one week.


1 CUP SEA MOSS include the vegetable
thumb size ginger root
1 tlbsp honey
1tsp dijon mustard
pinch salt to taste
1 tsp tahini
Blend at high speed for 1 minute.  


I recently discovered this spelt tortilla.  Unfortunately, not many stores sell it but if you can find this, it's a good way to reduce bread starch but still enjoy a sandwich.  I find it much lighter tasting than the corn tortilla (never liked them).  I stuffed it with mashed curry spiced black beans, onion, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and a sauerkraut topping.  I am really digging the "Bubbles" brand of sauerkraut, it is clean, natural and fermented (which helps the digestive system).

Rudi Spelt Tortilla (cut in half)
chopped cherry tomatoes
chopped lettuce
chopped onion
spoonful of sauerkraut
heaping of black beans

 Black Bean Curry 
1 tsp virgin olive oil
2 tlbsp chopped onion
2 tlbsp curry
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 can organic black beans
3 tlbsp chopped parsley

Sautee onion and spices in olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute.  Add black beans, 
then simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and add chopped parsley.

Rather than potato chips try kale chips for a change.

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.  Wash and pat dry kale (1/2 lb) In large bowl add 1 tlbsp olive oil and pinch of sea salt.  Toss the kale until lightly coated and spread on a cookie sheet and cook in oven for 15 minutes or until crispy.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Easy Granola

This is a basic recipe for granola. You can get creative and add your own favorite seeds, nuts, and spices or make it simple with no nuts.  I usually make it for breakfast but if it last more than two days I’ll find my kids snacking on it.  This is a better and more healthy food over box cereals which are full of sugars and who knows what else.  Below is a video that talks about how cereal is made and why it is not good for you or your child.  A homemade cereal uses low heat and is freshly made rather than years long shelf life. The best part is it is easy and quick to make. Some mornings I’ll mix it up and make it as I get dressed or you can make it he night before.  

Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees

1 cup rolled rye
1 cup rolled oats
handful raw buckwheat
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
Handful sesame seeds
1/8 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: 1 tsp bitter Cacoa chips (optional), cinnamon

  1. In large bowl mix rye, oats, sunflower seed, sesame seeds and buckwheat.
2. In small bowl combine oil, maple syrup, vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until mixed well
Spread on a cookie sheet, (use 2 pans or cook 2 batches) and cook for 20 minutes. 

Cool granola completely before storing in a tightly covered jar.
You can mix in raisins and almonds, walnuts, or pecans. 
Top with banana slices and use hemp, coconut, hazlenut or almond milk.

Friday, January 11, 2013


This makes a nice savory breakfast. I'm mindful not to eat sweets for breakfast so often,  my challenge of course is finding simple but filling foods that aren't your typical break-fast fare.  Mushrooms are one of those good for you foods that we should eat a few times a week.  If you don't want to put it on top of bread you can put it over quinoa or grits.

Wash and cut up mushrooms and bell pepper.

Saute in a dry skillet until it cooks down and concentrates the flavor of the 

mushrooms. You can add a pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepper when done.

Lightly toast bread with a drizzle of virgin olive oil.
I used flat Afghan bread, if you have a favorite
crusty bread that will be fine.  Spread the mushrooms on top
and eat well.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


My kids and I drink it everyday. Here's a simple nutrient packed living food.  Known as Irish Sea Moss which alkalizes the body and in the West Indies it is favored as a healing tonic to keep the male sex organs in good working condition.   It has 92 of the 102 minerals the body needs and as much calcium as milk.  It can be added to drinks, soups, sauces and anything that you want to thicken.  Sea moss is gelatin of the vegetable world.  My easy smoothie is better than milk, it's creamy, filling and great as a breakfast drink, a mid-day snack or a night cap.  Great for kids as a milk replacement.  If you are trying to loss weight, this curbs your hunger because it nourishes the cells.

Boil a pot of sea moss and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator until you are
ready to use.  It will keep for 5 days.

Sea moss cooked and a banana blended makes a creamy drink.
1 cup sea moss
1 med size banana (frozen is good)
vanilla extract to taste
1 tsp honey (optional if prefer sweeter)

Blend the sea moss until creamy, then add other ingredients and blend for 1 minute or until smooth.