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What to do with your left over pulp from juicing?

2 Mar

Don’t waste food! It is a shame how many people through away their juice pulp! Keep it and make your dollar go further . . .

Dehydrate your juice pulp…

Left over pulp from juicing

Carrot pulp dehydrated

Grind the dried pulp into powder!

Vitamix dry blade container or a Coffee Grinder will work.

Carrot Powder!

Store in a airtight container.

I have several vegetables in powder form. They are so usefull. Make quick gravies, say out of mushroom powder! Mix into foods for seasoning or just to add a little more nutrients. I love sprinkling on top of my salads! My favorite is slipping it into those sweet treats you make & bake for the kids. They would never know they were eating vegetables!!!


27 Feb

Ok I have heard of Bountiful Baskets Co-Op from when I lived in AZ. You can order a basket full of produce for a minimum amount of money. All you need to do is go pick it up at your nearest location. I have heard many great things about these guys. I never thought they would have a pick-up location in Livingston, MT. They have many for Montana. I will  most likely be in Bozeman on my March 3rd pu date. For Livingston & Bozeman folks we fall on week “A”, which is this week. They alternate pu weeks for us. So for the first time I am checking this out. I ordered a organic basket for $25! There was also a 1 time charge for $3 for first timer. Let’s see how good it is. Can’t wait to see!

Check them out and order before 10am Tuesday!

I can’t wait to see what I get!


17 Feb

My mom just asked me on Facebook if I had any suggestions for a Raw Detox! A great book:

Raw Food CLEANSE by Penni Shelton:


Follow the delicious and hunger-satisfying raw-food diets offered in this book and you will lose weight, gain energy and feel vibrantly healthy while clearing your body of toxins. Raw Food Cleanse offers four customized plans that provide you with everything needed for an easy and powerful detox, including:

•toxin self-assessment
•day-by-day programs
•mouth-watering recipes
•real-life success stories

3-Day Energy Boost Cleanse
Give your body an all-natural weekend to start your Monday feeling great.

7-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse
Enjoy a week of delicious raw foods to thoroughly refresh your system.

14-Day Deep Detox Cleanse
Go longer to experience better skin and hair, a clearer mind and a slimmer body.

28-Day Total Reset Cleanse
Give the body a full recharge with an intense, nutrient-packed month of raw foods.

Also . . .

Garden of Life RAW Cleanse:

For those looking for the ultimate cleanse experience, raw has always represented the standard. Raw cleanse from garden of life features uncooked, untreated and unadulterated ingredients that are designed to support your body’s natural digestive and detoxification systems.



15 Sep


Got a box of ripe bananas for $1.99. Peeled them all and now freezing to use for future ice cream, smoothies, banana bread & other sweet treats!!! Gonna get a lot of yumminess for $1.99!!! The picture is only one tray full. I got just about three of these amounts out of the box!

A Must Have for People w/ Food Allergies!!!

27 Apr

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions: Veganize It! Foolproof Methods for Transforming Any Dish into a Delicious New Vegan Favorite

With more than 200 recipes and substitutions that show the swaps in action, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for replacing everything from butter and bacon to gelatin and gouda. You’ll also find healthy substitutions for replacing things like gluten, sugar, and fat, so you can fine-tune any recipe to your dietary needs.

I just got this book yesterday. Today I took the time to read through it. OMG!! Where has this book been. I absolutely LOVE IT!!

Easter Time!

23 Apr

Well today was the day to prepare for EASTER! Me & Naya spent most of the day coloring eggs. She had a great time. Here is her favorite one . . .

Tenaya's Fav!!!

Crazy Naya Egg Art!!!

I put together her easter basket w/ a variety of healthy candy & thrift store goodies. Got the bunny & the basket at the thrift store too, so cute!!!

Easter Basket Surprise!!

From all the good scores from the 10¢ bin I got tons of treasures to hide in plastic easter eggs. We had an easter egg hunt with these.

Plastic Eggs to Hide Treasures Over & Over Again!

Overall I had a HAPPY GIRL!!!

Happy Girl!!

Cold w/ Major Sinus Pressure – RELIEF!!

20 Apr

Sunday, my left nostril started to plug on me along with my left ear draining. By Monday everything was plugged, & the sinus pressure just kept building. No matter how many times I blew my nose it wouldn’t relieve it. On my way home from work Monday night the pressure was so bad it was hard to concentrate on driving. Tuesday I woke up and said there is no way I’m going to make it through another 12hr grave yard shift. I called in sick & decided to rest & do some research for relief. SO HAPPY I STAYED HOME!!

Umcka ColdCare Sugar-Free Syrup

For best results, use at first sign of symptoms and continue to use for another 48 hours after symptoms cease. Adults & Children 12 years of age and older: take 1 teaspoon (5 ml) 4 to 5 times daily.

I found a lot of useful information from the book “Better Health through Natural Healing: How to get well without drugs & surgery”

Liquid Fasting:

is the best diet during a cold. The following fluids have been found most useful: citrus (especially grapefruit); hot water, lemon, & honey; potassium broth; hot water, apple cider vinegar, & honey; medicinal herbal teas.

Tuesday I started a …

Mucus – Cleansing Diet: 

This diet is extremely useful in cases of severe mucus congestion with sinus congestion or excess chest involvement. This diet is basically useful for all conditions of excess mucus such as asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, colds, pneumonia, salpingitis, ear infections, and many others. I didn’t always keep in this same order but made sure to only eat what is listed. I kept to this Tuesday & will continue today.

I couldn’t believe by the end of the Tuesday all my sinus pressure was gone and I was barely blowing my nose!! 

Citrus Fruit (especially grapefruit)

(or when thirsty)
Fresh Carrot Juice or Citrus Juice

A large plate of steamed onions with a little natural tamari or braggs for flavor.

Potassium Broth, or as midmorning

Same as lunch

Same as mid-afternoon.

Honey/Onion Syrup:

Thinly slice a large onion (I minced), place in a bowl, & cover with 1-2 tbsp honey. Cover container tightly & allow to sit for 8 hours. Mash, strain, and take in 1 tsp doses 4-8 times daily.

Potassium Broth:

Take 1/4 inch of outer peelings of potatoes (including the skin), fresh parsley, unpeeled carrots, beet greens, onion, garlic, and any other organically grown green vegetables on hand. Prepare broth by washing and chopping the vegetables and then simmering in a large covered pot of water for 30-40 minutes. Strain and drink the essence, discard the vegetables. Excess may be stored in glass containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Sprouting Sunflower Seeds

8 Feb

•  Rinse a good amount (1+ cup) of Organic Sunflower Seeds w/ Shells.

•  Transfer to a glass jar and fill w/ filtered water, soak for 8-12hrs (overnight).

•  Let sprout for 3-5 days with 2 rinsings a day, until small tales start to form.

On 2/5/11 my sunflower seeds have been sprouting for about 3 t0 4 days and were now ready for soil to grow!

Sunflower Seeds Have Sprouted!

I rinsed my sprouts throughly and then mixed some organic potting soil w/ some organic fertilizer. Transfered mixed soil into a glass dish, then spread the sprouted sunflower seeds on top. Cover to hide from the sun until sprouts get semi tall. This could take several days.

Organic Potting Soil Blended w/ Organic Fertilizer

Spread Sprouted Sunflower Seeds on top of the Soil


7 Feb

I was just listening to the Great Health Debate & Dr. Mercola mentioned the site Awesome site!

Want to know what springs are available in Montana.

I think I need to take a road trip to harvest my own water!!

SAVE THE PULP – Natural Fiber!

5 Feb

When you juice your greens, fruits & veggies, SAVE THE PULP!!

After you are done juicing dump all your pulp onto dehydrating trays. Set the dehydrator to 145 degrees for 1 hour, then turn down to 95 degrees & dehydrate until dried. Depending how much pulp you have this could take 8-16hrs. Once dried store in a glass jar. Grind to a powder with a juicer mincing screen or a clean coffee grinder. I love using the powder in my RAW food creations for RAW Fiber, smoothies & when baking to add a little more health power.

Dry Pulp for Natural Fiber!


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