Mother Nature is Medicine

Mother Nature is Medicine
MOTHER NATURE IS MEDICINE. The Creator has given us everything that we need. It is all here on this Earth and in the Universe. It can be found in the Earth, in the Sky, in the Waters, in the Air. Often times, we, as humans, tend to view nature as something that is "apart" from ourselves. We talk of spending time "in nature." We, in a sense, distance ourselves. In reality, we ARE "a - part" as well. The Great Spirit put us here and blessed us and our ancestors with this beautiful earth. Embracing the Creator and the natural blessings is food & nourishment for the body, mind, and soul. Nature is medicine. ~Peace and Blessings~

Monday, August 25, 2014

Romaine Stalks with Hummus

Don't be so quick to throw away those Romaine lettuce stalks after making a salad! The lettuce, as well as the stalks, are very flavorful and nutritious and is wonderful with hummus! Works well as a summer snack too!

Leftover Romaine stalks with Tribes Sweet Roasted Red Pepper hummus.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Craft: Painting Wooden Eggs

"Coral Cream" & "Bleu Foliage"

I finally was able to make the time to put together this short video showing how I painted my wooden eggs! These wooden eggs are a fun material to use and, when painted of course, make great gifts. I hope to get some more wooden eggs and paint even more intricate designs. The song in the video, "Art", is an original composition by me. Despite the long hours of recording, editing, and then uploading !! I really enjoyed this project, being able to combine more than one of my "arts". I hope you enjoy it too!

Materials Used:
3 plain wooden eggs
Acrylic paint
Krylon's Crystal Clear acrylic coating

Instruments Used:
Keyboard ("Recorder" sound is from the keyboard)
African Pellet Drum

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yogurt Shortcake

Ever thought of adding yogurt to your shortcake? I did!
The yogurt took place of the whipped cream this time. Those little shortcakes I talked about in the previous post do not always have to be for strawberries or whipped cream for that matter. 
I placed a few pieces of nectarine for the bottom layer, then the yogurt, and topped it off with more nectarine and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Pre-made mini shortcake
Oikos Coconut Vanilla yogurt
Chopped Nectarine

Absolutely delicious!

Mini Strawberry Shortcake

In the grocery store, especially during the 4th of July season, a display of strawberries, pre-made shortcake, and whipped cream is put together. I had always seen them around, but for some reason I wasn’t sure if I would like it. It was really good though.
I put a tiny bit of whipped cream in the center of the cake, then layered lots of sliced strawberries on top, and topped it off with some more whipped cream.
Nothing wrong with a little sugary dessert every once in a while ;)