27 March 2010

Chicken Recipe

Spring Rotisserie Chicken Salad recipe from Whole Foods

I made these sandwiches using my pizza crust recipe for bread and rice milk to replace the buttermilk. I used a whole avocado to thicken the sauce. My mom had her chicken and sauce on a salad. I think we will have this again soon.

24 March 2010

Please Watch

If you haven't seen these videos they are worth taking the time to watch!

99 Balloons

Health Care: Marsha Blackburn speaks

22 March 2010

Almond Cherry Cookies

These cookies are raw and made using a food processor. My neighbor Miranda rolled all the cookies in the ground almonds for me. She likes these cookies.

1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw walnuts
dash sea salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (I used vanilla)
1/4 cup raisins or dried cherries
1/4 cup ground almonds (coffee grinder works well)

In food processor combine almonds, walnuts and salt and process until coarsely chopped. Add dates and almond extract and process until everything begins to stick together. Do not over process. Add raisins and pulse briefly.

Form into balls and roll in ground almonds. Keep in refrigerator for one month or freeze.

This recipe is from Raw Food Made easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet

20 March 2010

GF, CF Pizza

When making pizza I mix dried herbs into the dough. This time I used basil, thyme, marjoram, oregano and tarragon. I bake the crust for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and spread a nice layer of olive oil on the crust, add the toppings, sprinkle on more herbs and pour olive oil on top. Then return pizza to the oven for 10-12 minutes. We used cooked bacon along with sauteed chicken, onions, carrots, black olives and artichoke hearts for our toppings.
The pizza crust recipe is under the bread label.

My mom, Matt, Ellie and I really like this pizza!

For a gluten and casein pizza idea visit my friend Theresa's blog, Aunt Theresa's Adventures.

19 March 2010

Body Butter

It takes very little time to make this body butter and it is luscious!

1/4 cup grated or chopped cocoa butter (my mom used a fork to get chunks out of our jar)
1 Tablespoon coconut or palm oil

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon avocado or sunflower oil

1 Tablespoon grated beeswax

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and warm on stove until they just begin to melt.
Remove from heat and stir til well blended.
Pour into jars or containers and let cool completely before covering.

18 March 2010

2010 Reading

Interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer and
How to Prevent Getting it in the First Place
Suzanne Somers

I highly recommend this book. Everyone should read it. The first chapter contains some profanity, however, apart from that it is full of important information that is not crazy, but true.

"This book was written to warn patients to think and look into alternatives first, before you blindly walk into 'standard of care' surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and harsh aftercare drugs. Again and again, we have seen so many suffer from horrible poisons and, unfortunately, most often live out their last months of life horribly degraded, only to die a tortured, expensive death."

"Were there to be a cure, it would put an end to all the marches and the research dollars, and most of all a big huge chemotherapy business to the tune of $200 billion a year."

from the epilogue:

"Remember what you have learned from this book: there are doctors who are healing in another way. And maybe, just maybe, if you are ever in this horrible situation, these doctors might give you the hope, comfort, and healing that I was able to garner when I thought my life depended on them."

"I learned a tremendous amount from all these conversations, and now, as a result, I am armed with the knowledge that if I were ever to find myself diagnosed again, I would know what to do; I wouldn't be afraid. I now know that I can manage cancer and that I can possibly be cured of cancer."

Miniatures and Morals
The Christian Novels of Jane Austen
Peter Leithart

"For Austen, the sensational or extraordinary do not provide a sound basis for moral education and experience. Hers is not a 'lifeboat ethics' focusing on the marginal extremes of ethical decisions. On the contrary, she recognizes that the greater ethical challenges come in the midst of daily life, precisely when 'nothing is happening.'"

Carolyn Haywood

"Betsy looked at the summerhouse, all boarded up for the winter. She thought of the fun that she and her little sister Star and all their friends had had in the long summer days."
"That evening at dinner, Betsy said, 'I wish we could have a winterhouse.'"

10 March 2010

Locks of Love

"As she spoke, Jo took off her bonnet, and a general outcry arose, for all her abundant hair was cut short."

"'What made you do it?' asked Amy, who would as soon have thought of cutting off her head as her pretty hair."

Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

Locks of Love donation

Lisa at JC Penney Salon in Battle Creek cut my hair. I think she did a great job!

08 March 2010


"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breaths."
~William Wordsworth

"The Poet's darling"
~William Wordsworth(To the Daisy)

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity"~John Ruskin

"I'd be a butterfly born in a bower, where roses and lilies and violets meet. "
~Thomas Haynes Bayly

"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul."
~Luther Burbank