Cauliflower, Coconut Oil, Ginger and Turmeric Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, stemmed and cut into bite-size florets
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 1 can full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Step 1

In a medium stock pot, heat the coconut oil for 30 seconds on medium heat.

Step 2

Add the cumin seeds and stir until they start to sputter. Then add the onions and cook for another minute, and then, add the tomatoes, stir and cook for a few more minutes until the tomatoes soften.

Step 3

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together. Cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to keep from burning.

Step 4

Ladle the soup into 4 serving bowls and enjoy! Leftover stew can be stored in air-tight container and saved for lunch the next day.

Source: Healthy Holistic living

STRAWBERRY, BANANA OAT SMOOTHIE

 Yield: About 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups (9 oz) frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup quick oats or old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Source: Cooking classy.com

Navigating Uncharted Waters

When a person goes to visit a solicitor to find out what their rights are to division of assets and access to children then we know that issues at home are far from ok. This growing trend has gained momentum, as the dividing of assets can leave one struggling where once couples had a comfortable lifestyle.

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Cinnamon Apple Chips

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time  2 hr 30 mins
Total Time  2 hr 45 mins
Ingredients
    • 4 Apples coredand sliced 1/8” thick (I used McIntosh)
    • 1-2 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
    • 1-2 tsp . Granulated Sugar if needed
    • Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add the sliced apples to a large bowl; then coat the apples with the cinnamon and/or sugar.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and line the apples flat on the pan. You may need to use two pans so that they are not overlapping.
  4. Bake 2-3 hours until the chips are dry yet still soft. Allow to cool completely before placing them in an air tight container for up to 4 days (if they last that long!).

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Growing Older Disgracefully

Some may query what does disgracefully mean in the sense of growing older? What have I done that is disgraceful? Most of us are conservative in much, if not all that we do and the thought of doing something disgraceful isn’t something we contemplate, it usually leaves a sour taste in our mouths. For others who are free spirits, disgraceful means being free, not bound by impediments or the voices of others, basically living the life they chose and being happy with that life.

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Word Power

The power of communication and the words used can make us either feel elated or despondent. There was a saying we used to sprout when I was a younger, ‘sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me’. Unfortunately words have energy and do hurt. Negative words sometimes linger in our unconscious minds for a lifetime.

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The Disappearing Act

Ever been on a date, had a great evening where the other arranges to call you for another date then quick as a wink disappears and you don’t hear from them again?  Is there an unconscious message you have telepathically delivered that says “I’m not interested”, or are they just not into you and they don’t want to hurt your feelings.

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RAW CHOCOLATE, AVOCADO & BANANA MOUSSE

Prep time: 5 mins
Serves 1 portion
A super easy raw chocolate mousse recipe using raw cacao, avocado and banana.
Ingredients
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 heaped tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup or coconut sugar (optional extra)
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional extra)
  • Grated coconut shavings
Instructions
Blend until creamy smooth with a hand blender and top with some grated coconut shavings.
Source: Trinitykitchen.stfl.re