Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JELLO! From "Wellness Mama"

Many of you know I have been using Great Lakes Gelatin in just about anything I can! The nutritional value is outstanding!



Marshmallows=SUCCESS!
Now, I was determined to make Jello. My first batch was a tad runny. It was yummy, but runny :( I used freshly juiced oranges and frozen pineapple.  I think it flopped  because I added frozen pineapple. I am hearing from others this is a no-no.
So, try again...
This time I decided to try Organic Black Cherry Juice (yes, from the store, sigh...) and no fruit.
AND...
SUCCESS!
Tastes JUST. LIKE. JELLO!


I will experiment with other freshly juiced fruit in the future. I wanted to get it right and I did!

I followed the recipe from "Wellness Mama" except I did add about 5 drops of liquid Stevia to my jello. Perfection!

Here is the recipe:

http://wellnessmama.com/3803/how-to-make-healthy-jello/

If you have not signed up for Wellness Mama, do so now! Love it!

Wishing you health and happiness!
xo

Jeni Clark~

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Primal Pit Paste

We are talking deodorant today!  Nope, not food, but with ingredients like this, its pretty close!

Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Non-Aluminum Baking Soda, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Organic Essential Oils.

What is this? Primal Pit Paste! NO more toxic deodorant for me!

See this article to learn more about the dangers of deodorant:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033364_deodorants_chemical_ingredients.html

An example of toxicity:
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/129682/Degree_Women's_Antiperspirant_%26_Deodorant,_Ultra_Clear,_Pure_Petal_(2008_formulation)/

AND if that is not enough:
http://consciousbuyers.livejournal.com/5627.html

You can find info on the toxicity of deodorant all over the place!

BUT there IS a solution! Primal Pit Paste works! I tried the Thyme and Lemongrass Stick (they were out of Lavender at the time) and LOVE it. Day #1 I did feel a little like stinky lemon.  I read that this can be due to an initial detox.  BUT by day #2 NO STINK! Even in heat!  I have tried MANY "natural" ways of keeping the stink away and they just didn't work.

http://www.primalpitpaste.com/



AND NO, I do NOT work for the company.  Just feel strongly to post something that is a solution to a very toxic problem!

Let me know if you decide to buy it AND please comment on this post to let us know how you like it!

Wishing you happiness and health!
xo

Jeni Clark~




Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tacos


Soak 1-2 cups of black beans the night before with a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

1 pound of organic grass fed ground beef
½ onion diced
3 cloves of garlic diced
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp paprika
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp red pepper
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp Celtic Sea Salt
½ can organic tomato sauce
¼ cup water (optional)

1.     Prepare beans. Cook for 1-1 ½ hours until tender
2.     Sauté garlic and onion (put to the side)
3.     Brown ground beef
4.     Add garlic, onion, spices, beans and optional water

Bring to boil
Simmer for 15 minutes