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    Nettle tincture

    Simple stinging nettle to feel better.                   Stinging nettle is often considered a weed, something that grows in abundance in the countryside. Something you don’t want to touch, but if you can get your hands on the dried stuff-make yourself a nice tea. A heaping spoonful will make a regular cup, but for a more serious dose of the healthy stuff, dump a bunch of leaves into a big bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Let sit overnight and store the tincture in the fridge or on a cool pantry shelf for a day or so. You can apply the…

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    Better beet salad

    An autumnal blend of simple delish.           Better beet salad Wash and chopp beet greens Slice red onion and carrots Steam with water   Top with cooked Mung Beans Sliced sun-dried tomatoes and olives Lovely drizzle cold-pressed olive oil Viola! Chow happy!           To cook California Grown Organic Mung Beans (1 Lb) wash the beans soak overnight or two in water until beans begin to sprout rinse the beans cook beans until they are soft While mung beans beans are full of protein, this dish tastes excellent with white fish or venison meat  

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    Potet sopp suppe

    BOIL diced up potatoes PREHEAT OVEN TO 220C SLICE UP carrots, leek, celery stalks DRAIN potatoes & spread on oiled, foil lined baking tray SPICE IT UP WITH Black pepper Paprika Tumberic Drizzle of olive oil ROAST veggies 20-45minutes at 220C SAUTEE mushrooms on the skillet with some ginger spice PUREE most of the roasted veggies +add water until you achieve the thickness you like +add chunks of goat cheese or other white cheese and bring pot to boil, stirring often GARNISH with the mushrooms & veggies Viola! Chow happy!

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    Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

    Healthy, savory and tasty especially with a glass of wine! MIX Equal parts rice and oat flours hefty pinches of corn starch and baking powder herbs and seasonings ADD enough water to make a paste SPREAD batter onto greased parchment paper on a  baking tray. +tip, a wet spoon helps with sticky batter BAKE crust at 220C for 8-12min SLATHER ON sauce of your choice (hummus, marinara, pesto) TOP with your fave meat and vege BAKE 220C for 12-15min depending on how many toppings & how crispy you like your crust Ingredients used in crust here: rosemary, ginger and curry powder for crust Toppings used here: green pesto, cured salmon, green olives,…

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    Bookshelf

    Hand-picked books. Join the Facebook Book discussion in the Yoto Studio Group. Your Life As Art by Robert Fritz The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz Sensitive Chaos by Theodore Scwhenk The Fourth Phase of Water by Gerald H. Pollack Trauma and the Body by W.W. Norton & Company The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry Embodied Wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais The Elusive Obvious by Moshe Feldenkrais Body & Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation & Learning by Frog Books The Tao of Pooh Tao Te Ching by Shambhala The Body…

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    Savory Zucchini Slices

    MIX TOGETHER 2C gluten-free flour mix 1C oat flour about a Tsp of baking soda pinch of sea or pink himalayan salt generous sprinkling of rosemary (fresh or dried) to taste handful of slivered almonds ADD IN 2C of grated zucchini 2 beaten eggs COAT PAN with olive oil BAKE at 425F for 32minutes REMOVE from oven, let stand for a few minutes SLICE and chow happy 🙂

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    Strength and courage

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu If you do not feel strong and courageous on your path, look within and around. Are you treating yourself and those around you with care and compassion? Or are you succumbing to fears and doubts? The choice to love may not come easy. At the beginning of anything new there are stumbles, and so practising to choose love grows stronger and easier. Over time, following the choice of the heart feels more and more natural. And this nature of following our heart follows that of our true nature. All else not of the heart, resides in the…

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    The Cult of Positivity

    The cult of positivity has seemingly good intentions. Within certain mental frameworks, orientations, people can encourage their personal trajectory with focus to work toward creating the goals they wish to make. The counterparts to this kind of activity when they become out of balance, can lead toward more stress and even wishful thinking. Wishful thinking rarely delivers upon the cult of positivity’s promises of a sunnier tomorrow. The people who are promoting happiness often have another agenda-sometimes something to do with empowerment, sometimes to do with an ideal or image of “how you ought to be.” Happiness can become a badge of success. As if who wants to accidentally cause themselves harm…