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Do you see the Sun? Perfect vegan, gluten free breakfast (Dosas)

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This morning started with a smile. Smiling golden gluten free, vegan pancakes. We called them dosas.

I needed to go get groceries and fill my kitchen cabinets but I was in the mood for a bit more sleep and warmth of the home. To tired from yesterday’s tree planting I guess.

But kids needed to eat something before they go to school. It was 7 am and I needed the dough ready for 8:30. Usually and ideally we soak legumes ( mung dal ) and grains ( rice) overnight. Then blend them in the morning. I didn’t have time for that. I blended them first then left smooth texture to rest for an hour and a half. Then I added spices and blended again. It was success!

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This is what I used:

– about 2 cups whole mung dal

– about 1 cup basmati rice

–  enough water so that mixture can be blended easily in the blender or just to cover grains and legumes

– 1 inch fresh ginger root

– 1 tsp turmeric

– 1 tsp coriander powder

– salt to taste

It was consistency of the crepes, perhaps a bit ticker after blending on high. I heated my iron pan on medium with some coconut oil in it. Then I poured about 1 ladle of the mixture in the pan, waited for pancake to look dry then I turned it over.  .

It was so ease and they never stuck to the pen.

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Cure for a broken hearth

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Number one. Listen. Then make these. Number three. Eat them!

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It was my honor to listen. To listen to you my oldest friend. Always. Then after I heard how deeply and emotionally you were hurt I dived into something. Is it mirroring of my own feelings enveloping here? Or abrupt surge to protect you? From what!? I am not sure. I got weird feeling in my tummy. I was almost angry at the person who caused your distress. Then I calmed. You did to. Right there dawned on me. It seams most wised and logical explanation. To me at least. I hope to you as well.

It is your birthday my dearest friend. What to say to wise women as your self. One that sits on top of creation. You. You are beautiful and abundantly strong. That’s what downed on me. It is in our genes and in our souls to carry this role of co creator here on Earth. That is purpose of this precious gift of being here. Every day is a mighty gift and our role is to listen our teacher. Our feelings. So much I want to tell you that I know how you feel. But how could I? Your pain is yours and yours only. It is for you to feel and experience it. Then grow from it. Pain is only here when we need to grow once more. When we need the change. To be the change.

Who ever that soul might be. Soul that hurt your emotional body and touched the place that pains the most, did it for a reason. God or bad it is for you to decide. For me it always must be good. For if we don’t see the darkness how we can know the light? To tell you to hang in there I can’t. And I won’t. Only what I will tell is rise. Rise above your self and transform your pain in to the bliss. But do not rush. Feel it all. Wrap in it until there is no need for it anymore. Pain’s purpose is to wake us up form the sleep. That’s why it give us a visit when we least expect it.  Bam! We get knocked down by surprise so we can hit harder in that week space with in. Then we rise in full glory. Stronger then ever before.

This is my corner of healing gifts I apply when needed. I wanted to share it with you.  It is easiest to use our body while trying to address emotions. It is most approachable I found. By changing chemically balance in our  body we take a leap in to the profoundly different body-mind-emotion state. State that is bright, blissful and happy. Happy with no particular reason even. Those gifts are gifts from:

-Alkaline diet

-Green smoothies

-Green juices

-Evening Primrose Oil

-Vitamin B complex and Vitamin B 12

-Meditation

-Yoga

-Dance

-Good fresh wholesome food

-No sugar, coffee, homogenized and pasteurized milk

-Lots of water

-Writing a journal

-Writing your goals down

All these will help  remember how invincible and powerful we are.

There is so much to say to you but for now I am sending you this RAW SUGAR FREE VEGAN CHERRY HEARTS to heal your body and mind. To heal your sweet hearth!

Happy Birthday my dearest friend!

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This is what you will need:

3 Cups of coconut shreds

4 Brazil nuts or 8 almonds

1/2 Cup cherries

1/2 Cup dates

tsp vanilla

tsp lemon juice

2 tsp coconut oil

Put all ingredients in to the food processor. Mix it until nice and smooth. Then shape them the way you like and pop them in to the freezer for a bit. 5-10 min. Eat them all if you like and let your heart get whole again. Love, Love, Love and Light to every beings everywhere. Starting with you my dearest!

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Home That Smells Like Spices and Essential Oils (Vegan Cheesy Dressing)

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My friend Leanne came to visit us today. Her baby girl was happy and cheerful ready to taste that solid food. Sweet potato maybe but not that spicy Spring soup I had. It was so nice to see friend after awhile but it was time to part. When she returned home her older daughter that stayed at home hugged little one and asked  ‘Did you go to Jelena’s house?’ She said she can tell from the way my house smells like spices and essential oil. What a nose! This made me smile and create sweet space in my hearth.  This could be because we indeed make everything from scratch at our home and there is lot of spices involved in this process. That is why I am gonna share one more recipe with you.

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Simple thing we make that might tickle your nose and tempt your tummy.

Our favorite Salad, Veggie, Cooked Grains Dressing.

This is what you will need:

– 1/2 Cup Tahini

– 1/2 Cup Olive Oil  (Cold Pressed)

– 1 Cup Water

– 1/2 Tbsp Pink Salt

– 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro Leafs

–  Juice from 1/2 lemon of more depends of ripeness of the lemon. About 1 tblsp.

 

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It is wonderful over the rice and other grains.

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 Over your favorite steamed vegetables or salad.

 

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Just pop all ingredients to the blender until nice and smooth. Then add cilantro and wait until it is chopped in to tiny but visible pieces.

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Enjoy Bliss!

Homemade Hummus Recipe

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This one is my kids favorite dip. Even though there is a lot of commercially made hummus dips out there nothing can compete with home made one. I never used recipe. Long time ago when I first time came to U.S my friend Julie showed me how to make it and procedure stayed with me. Maybe that’s why every hummus I make does taste a bit different then previous one. Nevertheless they are all so delicious. But this one was best so far and kids loved it more then one from the store. Here we go.

By the way all ingredients are organic. That improve taste as well.

After garbanzo beans are soaked for the day you can put them in a crock pot to simmer overnight. In the morning you will have beans ready for blending. This is good to do because garbanzo beans are little bit heavy for digestion. That is why they are going so well with cumin seeds too. They aid digestion as well.   Save broth and include it in the recipe. We avoid using can food. There is enough aluminum in the air already so why taking it through the food as well?

You will need:

– 4 cups cooked chick peas

-1/2 cup of broth you previously cooked chick peas

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

3 tbsp tahini

1/2 tbsp salt

1 tbsp grounded cumin seeds

 

 

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Never use table white salt that was bleached and have processed. Pink salt will do just fine.

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Let it cool a bit and serve with your favorite food. We eat it with chapati, flat bread or home made tortilla like this one. Sometimes we use it as a snack with baby carrots and celery.

 

 

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Enjoy! If you can’t eat it all reuse your plastic container and store your hummus for few days. Probably good for week or two but in our home it is gone by the next day.