I've been using NatraBurst SuperFood Blend since 2010 and love it! I'm so excited to hear about a new product from Day1. It is called Dr. Max's Everyday Raw Superfood Mix and has over 30 superfoods. It's organic, vegan, kosher and gluten free.
I found this cauliflower soup recipe on this site here: It looked so yummy I had to try it out. I'm glad I finally took the time to make it because it turned out pretty good, excellent in fact. :)
I changed a few things, because I didn't have all of the ingredients, but here's the basic recipe:
When it comes to cooking - don't be afraid to improvise! Let the "Inner Chef" in you come out!
For my first attempt at anything "curry", I am very pleased. My husband seemed to enjoy it as well.
"Come on, we're friends - I care about you and that's why I'm telling you this. It's for your own good!"
Well, that's what I would expect from a real friend if he or she thought my lifestyle choices were less than optimum and even unhealthy to the point of adversely affecting my future.
Yet truth be told when we KNOW that the life choices of a family member or close friend lean toward destructive - we often avoid telling them the truth, why is that? When we know of a better way or a real answer to a given situation for instance better dietary choices or relationship choices, we keep quiet.
This question troubles me because I see so much pain and suffering that is going on needlessly and it is all because of bad life choices; I've made my share bad life choices (in a past life, not now) so I'm kind of an expert on this. The question is - do we have a moral obligation to interfere with our "wisdom" or healthy haranguing? Do Some would agree, YES, and some would say NO, mind your own business - who are you to judge?
Let me ask you this: would you refuse to hear the proverbial "I-told-you-so", or "mother- knows-best"; when you - deep down inside know you need to change? Would you welcome or resent INTERVENTION from a friend or family member? I think I would be grateful - if not right away, then for sure later on. I must confess - I have had some family members "meddle" in my life when I was younger on more than one occasion. I'm better for it and now truly love and respect that person. My only regret is that I didn't have the right people telling me the right things to do at a younger age, it may have made all the difference to have someone who really cared provide some kind of guidance.
It is always a heart wrenching tragedy when you find out that a close friend or loved one has contracted a sexually transmitted disease due to poor life choices, or that they are an alcoholic or drug addict and have lost their family due to their choices. Or your spouse or other loved one is now in a hospital bed struggling for their next breath because of a massive heart attack due to being extremely overweight. These things ought not to be!! When are we going to say something??? Yet for many it seems easier to be "nice" than to tell the truth! (I think I am also talking to myself here).
Whether you think it is judgemental to tell the truth or not life choices all have an attached set of consequences, either good or bad. If you know of someone who is heading down the wrong path, it is the RIGHT CHOICE to try to turn them around. They may not like you for it at first, they will more than likely hate you for it, but don't let that stop you. Make sure your words and motives are coming from the right place of LOVE, and not for any other reason. If it is not too late, and they get turned around, they will thank you.
Here's a very short list of bad life choices to consider changing ~~~
We do have a moral obligation to, IN LOVE, try to encourage others to make right choices and I believe in some cases intervention is even justified, especially where someone's life is in danger.
To that I say DON'T KEEP QUIET! You could be saving a life!
I can't think of good health without thinking of organic produce. Because it's not always easy to find organic fruits and vegetables in your local grocery store, if you are able to plant a garden then you are definitely on the right track.
I love the idea of being self sufficient but I have to be honest, I'm really out of my element. Like most people, I am dependent on the local grocery stores for my food - but this is about to change.
Last year we started our very first organic garden. It's been such an adventure but the journey is just beginning. I feel like such a baby in this area -- but so happy and thankful when I am eating baby carrots, spinach and beets from my own garden. The beet greens are super yummy and more healthy for you than spinach!
When I'm eating my own home grown produce there's is a sense of well being that I remember from days long ago - I want it back! I'm a city girl, now living in an almost rural (desert) area so my "shopping" options for healthy produce are very limited, unless I grow my own. This is a big change for me but I'm liking the journey. I've founds some incredible resources for organic seeds and also tips on gardening that I'm tapping into and for a beginner like me this is a must. Here are a few of the great resources I've found.
What Climate Zone Am I In?
There is so much to learn, like what grows in the climate I live in and exactly what climate zone I'm in. I mean some things will grow here, but others won't. If you're a "newbie" like me, you will want to do a bit of research on this. This website helped me find the exact zone I'm in, however I read somewhere else that I was in Zone 5 or 6, so I'm a bit confused - http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/zip.cgi.
To the left is a picture of the crops we decided to grow. The strange thing about this list is that the lettuce didn't grow at all. This is odd because this area is well known for it's lettuce crop. I'm going to have to do more research to find out exactly how to succeed with lettuce (So much to learn).
Learning how to make compost is rewarding!
Our climate is nearly all sand so, we're learning how to make compost - - yey!!!. The box in the images below contains nearly all our own plant composted soil; basically we made our own dirt! I never would have suspected that I would develop such a respect for rotting apple cores, banana peels, brown lettuce leaves, coffee grounds, and other rotting food. They along with other rotting leaves and grass, are the lifeblood of our garden.
I love this time of year in the desert. It's no longer unbearably hot, but actually quite pleasant. We prepared the soil and planted early October, however it's likely best to start seedlings as early as September for our area.
Making the right size planter box is important!
We have plans to make several garden boxes like this, but for this season we only managed to make 2, (definitely need to get busy).
One we used for planting and the other one we never got to, but it is full of good soil now ready for our spring garden, (if we ever get to it, yikes!) You can make simple long rectangular boxes out of scrap wood.
I suppose we could have done with a bit more guidance, but we learned a valuable lesson here. It was a bit difficult to get to the other side of the box!. A better designed box would to be accessible from all sides. If you have a small planting area like ours maybe a narrower box would work as well.
We were very happy with our organic spinach, beets and carrots
Although we didn't grow a great variety of things, we're quite happy with our first ever effort to grow organic.
We did not seem to have an issue with bugs or anything eating our crop, like I've heard from other people. We used some inexpensive garden netting that we got from Home Depot to put over the crop to keep the birds (and cats) out. It may have kept a few other critters out as well.
I know we have a long way to go to really consider ourselves "gardeners", but it's a life long experience. What I have learned is that it is a fun, relaxing, well worth the effort and rewarding. Most importantly, the work is never done and it is now time to plant for spring!
It's been a while since I last wrote. I'm still here, I'm just taking some time off. Everyone needs a break, it's healthy! :)
While I'm away I thought I would share with you a short video that highlights one of my favorite products - NatraBurst Superfood Blend.
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