Tag Archives: recipe

We Love Green Smoothies

17 Jan

For many years now, us Organic Garden Bloggers have been drinking green smoothies every day. Besides making us feel bright and happy, it has given us tremendous health benefits.

We are happy to share with you  our daily elixir … well, one gardener is protesting and wants to call it a panacea – for “dancing water” in arabic:

Organic Garden Blog’s Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Orange Juice (unpasturised or fresh squeezed)
  • 2 Cups Water (use more or less to adjust consistency to your taste)
  • 3 Large Kale Leaves, diced (we like Organic Dinosaur Kale a.k.a. Black Kale)
  • 1 Cup Greens (sunflower sprouts, cilantro, collard – anything fresh from the garden)
  • 1 Banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen, wild or domestic)
  • 1 Cup Mixed Tropical Fruits (we like Wawona brand with Papaya, Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry)
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Ginger, diced (leave the skin on)
  • 1 Lemon, Chopped (rind, seeds and all)
  • 2 TBSP Udo’s Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Kelp Granules
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions

Blenderize until smooth. Cheers!

Related Quibbits

Did You Know?

A chlorophyll and Haemoglobin (human blood) are almost identical.
The only actual difference between clorophyll and human blood molecules is one
metallic atom element.
The metallic atom is iron in Haemoglobin, while in Chlorophyll the metallic atom is magnesium.

Since Chlorophyll and Haemoglobin are so much alike in atom structure, Chlorophyll is absorbed quickly into the blood stream.
Chlorophyll as medicine

  • Anemia -Chlorophyll aids in rebuilding the bloodstream.
  • Deodorant – when chlorophyll is taken internally in adequate quantities, it reduces or eliminates offensive body and breath odors.
  • Skin problems – chlorophyll ointments are very beneficial in treating various skin diseases including weeping & dry eczema, insect bites and infections.

Look good, smell good; what more could you ask for ( except for world peace, a winning lottery ticket and immortality)

Arugula – Rocket Power

23 May

Arugula – Rocket power your own protean transformation to a healthy vibrant life.

Chance favors the prepared mind – Louis Pasteur

Last winter we scattered chance seeds in our garden.

Chance seeds being the variety of seed that defies titles and demands that us gardeners employ our curiosity and bestowe our gift of providence upon them. We obligingly plant them in our garden without the slightest notion of what?? they are.

Weeks of precious water, manure tea, and a few zany dances around their plot; upbeat big 80’s dance music like ABC or Culture Club works well in this situation (Karma Chameleon, yeah!). Why? Because plants love happy gardeners.

Soon, they revealed themselves. Spiky, thin, dark green leaves with a pungent, sweet and slightly sweaty aroma. It’s unmistakable: wild Arugula, a.k.a. Arugula Selvatica, has taken over our garden.

Wild Arugula
Our beyond Organic Arugula
“Maybe arugula can only compensate
For all the cards you were dealt at the hands of fate”

(we took artistic license with “How to Be a Millionaire” lyrics by ABC)

This is not your common supermarket variety Arugula (Eruca sativa) . Selvatica has an intense and potent flavor. This taste alone may elevate your spirit to a higher plane. You laugh,but we dare you to try it for yourself.

We love to infuse extra virgin olive oil with our wild arugula.
We also eat copious amounts of arugula in salads, burritos, with dutch oven chicken, and as a main ingredient in pesto.
Wild Arugula Pesto Wild Arugula, Boy George, Mr T

  • 1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves of our Beyond Organic Elephant Garlic, peeled
  • 2 Cups Wild Arugula
  • 1/4 cup toasted Pinon Nuts
  • 2 Dashes of Tapatio hot Sauce
  • 4 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup freshly grated, parmigiano reggiano (*see note below)
  • 1 dash of Kelp granules

Mr. T Says, “I Pity the Fool who don’t eat Arugula!”

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
It will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator, although we prefer to eat it fresh.
Eat this twice a week and soon you will realize that you are well on the path to happiness.

Wild Arugula Salad

  • 1 Cup Wild Arugula (10 + leaves)
  • 2 TBSP Italian Parsley (diced)
  • 1 Cup Cilantro (diced)
  • 4 to 5 Yu Choy leaves and stems (chopped)
  • 1/2 large Cucumber (sliced thin)
  • 1/4 sweet onion (diced)

Salad Dressing

Blend the following:

  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP White Miso
  • 2 cloves Garlic (grated)
  • Dash of Black Pepper

Heres the background info:

Arugula is known by many names: Brassica Eruca L. Arugula, Eruca vesicaria, Eruca sativa, Arugula Selvatica, arugula sylvatica, garden rocket, aeruca rocket, eruka psevnaya (Russian), oruga (Spanish), jaramago (Spanish), rocket gentle, rucola gentile(Italian), ruchetta (Italian), rucchetta selvatica or rucola selvatica (Italian), rockette (French), krapkool (Flemish), roketa, Roman rocket, ruke (German), salad rocket, sciatica cress, shinlock…

Arugula has been cultivated since Roman times. The Romans used the leaves in salads and used the seeds to make aromatic oils. Arugula seed has been a frequent ingredient in aphrodisiac potions since the first century.

Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable, containing cancer-fighting phytochemicals called indoles. Arugula is also good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese.

Informative Links:

Arugula Selvatica

NOTE*: Our original pesto recipe included Locatelli brand of romano cheese.
We’ve been informed that Locatelli is a well known italian dairy giant with lots of chemical issues in the past. We have NO idea what they could concoct for US export. It’s been suggested that they would make the cheese out of evaporated excess milk stocks.
We now use certified 100% Parmigiano Peggiano cheese. NOT Grana Padano brand; it’s way toxic. Even though it’s more expensive, real Parmigiano Reggiano is made with raw milk, grass-fed cows and limited drugs and hormones. All the “lookalike” Parmesans like Grana and such collect all the pussy residues of the mass dairy market.
If you love Romano cheese and want a healthy alternative to Locatelli, real Pecorino Romano comes in a black peel (goat’s milk) and can be found in cheese specialty shops.

 

 

How to grow Wheatgrass

13 May

You will need:

  • 16 standard seed trays with holes at the bottom (A5 size)
  • 1lb. or 500 grams of whole-wheat kernels, preferably organic
  • High quality organic compost
  • Plastic sheeting or 2 large black refuse bags


Method :

Place the kernels in a sieve and wash under running water. Gently turn into a glass bowl and cover x 2 with purified water. Cover the bowl and leave to soak for approx.. 14 hours. After this time strain the seeds.

Place the trays snugly together in a unit of four rows containing four seed trays. Half-fill the trays with compost and place one handful of soaked seeds onto each tray. Spread the seeds out gently so that they just touch, not overlap. Mist or spray gently. Cover the top of the seed trays with the plastic sheeting. You may want to use canvas or other coverings on top of this during cold winter months, or hot summer days.

Mist or spray with a little water every day or two when the soil feels slightly dry. Keep the germinating seeds covered until the grass is about one or two inches high – a few days in summer, longer in winter.

The emerging leaves are very pale yellow. Remove the coverings and place the trays in a protected, warm, light-shed spot. The grass is soon chlorophylated by the sun which fills the juices in the leaves with radiant, healing energy.

Water a little for another 7-14 days (depending on whether it’s summer or winter – wheatgrass takes longer to grow in cold winter months. Your wheatgrass is now ready for harvest!

Related Posts:

I Love Wheatgrass

I Love Wheatgrass Gifts

Sunrise Real Eyes Drink

6 May

DRINK SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE
Tony Crow’s Shamyn’s (Shaman’s) Sunrise Real Eyes Drink

Awaken to the Sunrise with Tony Crow’s Shamynic Real-Eyes Elixir
REAL EYES YOUR DAY with this delicious sunrise elixir;
My shamanic Ingredients are:

This Elixir is a wonderful heart tonic.

The drink improves cardiovascular function, as it increases the supply of blood to the heart muscle, resulting in enhanced circulation throughout the body. Hawthorn Berry has been shown to help stabilize angina pectoris, as well as aiding recovery from heart attacks.

Whey protein is an excellent protein choice for individuals of all ages. It provides a number of benefits in areas including sports nutrition, weight management, immune support, bone health, and general wellness.

Bilberry along with vitamin E supplements stopped the progression of cataracts. bilberry has also shown promise in the treatment of other eye disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy and pigmentary retinitis, so bilberries and eyes seem to go together.

Anthocyanosides also appear to strengthen collagen, the protein that provides support to healthy connective tissue. Anthocyanosides help larger blood vessels maintain good circulation throughout the body. A 1988, single-blind, placebo-controlled study of this herb included 60 patients with poor circulation (venous insufficiency). The results showed that bilberry extract decreased the participants’ discomfort when taken over a period of 30 days.

Bilberry is also strongly antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial. Extracts of bilberry have proven antiviral in cell culture for herpes simplex virus II, influenza, and vaccinia viruses. Kills or inhibits the growth of funguses, yeasts, and bacteria. It also kills protozoans such as Trichomonas vaginalis.

Now its your turn to create and Drink my elixir.
Gain wellness through drinking spiritual intellegence.
You can order the ingredients from the links given above, and buy organic eggs at your local organic center.

Now try creating your own elixirs, for your personal wellness needs.

Namaste’

Sunrise Real Eyes Drink is one of the “Shamyn’s Basic Food Medicines”
Note: The term “shamyn” is used variously. In my definition, shamynic practices involve the regulation and transformation of human life and human society through the use of alternate states of cosciousness by means of which specialist practitioners are held to communicate with a mode of reality alternative to, and more fundamental than, the world of everyday experience. A shaman is a teacher, a healer, a visionary, Hir gifts of cosmic zight allow for deeper and clearer insights.

Wheatgrass Tonic

4 May

Grow Wheatgrass for Health and Wellbeing Are you feeling tired or depressed?

Fresh wheatgrass, vegetables and special spices help you maintain a healthy body and mind. The following health drink is easy to make, and it is guaranteed to give you a liquid buzz!
You need a blender.

Wheatgrass Energy Tonic (serves 4-6)

1 tray wheatgrass(A5 size)cut down to the roots and washed
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 small beetroot and leaves
1 spinach leaf
1 small carrot
1 stalk celery
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 chunk ginger, peeled and chopped
2 pints cold water Raw honey, sesame seeds, cumin and cinnamon powder are obtainable at health food shops.

Wash the vegetables.
Blend together all the above ingredients and strain into a jug.
If this is the first time you are drinking wheatgrass juice, limit your intake to 1/8 of a tray of wheatgrass.
Increase your intake gradually.

How much juice to take

As with any health regime, it is important to begin and to proceed with caution. Start off with 1/8 tray of freshly juiced wheatgrass. This is about an ounce.

Wheatgrass can be expressed in a wheatgrass juicer, or the grass can be blended in a liquidizer with purified water (raw honey, herbs, etc. are optional) and strained to make a refreshing drink. Strain the liquid and serve immediately. Left-over juice can be refrigerated for about 12 hours or deep frozen.

Ideally, it is best to drink the juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It takes fast-acting wheatgrass juice just 20 minutes to be assimilated into the system and to start its process of breaking down old mucus and toxins. Brimming with natural enzymes, chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals and vitamins, wheatgrass is the perfect, complete whole-food.

It will compensate for nutritional deficiencies, naturally, and add vigour to your step.

Related Posts:

I Love Wheatgrass

I Love Wheatgrass Gifts