White Chocolate Sauce (sugar cane and dairy free)

While we’re at creating sauces this week, I thought it would be nice to have a white chocolate option for those in my house who don’t prefer dark chocolate (gasp – can you believe this?!). It is the same as the caramel sauce, but for a few modifications.

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White Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk powder
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • pinch of real salt
  • 1 Tb vanilla
  • handful of cocoa butter

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients one at a time to a small saucepan, heated on very low.
  2. Stir in each item until combined well with a fork or whisk.
  3. Continue whisking until thick and no oil separates to the top (or at least minimally).
  4. Pour over ice cream, cookies, or other favorite treats.

This might harden slightly when put on ice cream or something cold. At room temperature it is thick like a pudding. Enjoy!

 

Caramel Sauce

After trying out Elana’s recipe for Paleo Samoas (which happened to be my favorite childhood girl scout cookie), I had to make up some good caramel topping to go with them. I enjoyed her recipe, but I doubled it and added more eggs and used coconut flour instead of all almond. I used coconut milk and raw honey to keep this treat dairy and sugar free; especially helpful while I continue to heal my pancreas and colon. Keeping in mind, I don’t measure much when I bake, here’s the basic ingredients for the topping:

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Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, no sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk powder (I use Wilderness Family Naturals from Azure)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tb real vanilla

Method:

  1. Add ingredients to a sauce pan and heat on low.
  2. Continue mixing ingredients until well combined.
  3. Allow to “caramelize” for a few minutes. It should be moderately thick when finished.
  4. Set aside to cool.

We have also enjoyed this sauce for apple dipping, topping on pancakes… Enjoy!

Detox Workshop

We had a wonderful time at our monthly meeting – first of the year! The topic was on doing a detox with the guidelines set out by Dr. Christopher in his Cleansing Program. With some modifications and additions, I have included the slides from the presentation and will be posting the video shortly. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oitrxzdBzbhbpzLyN47tNjsw8gpJbZcsUaE-2VBgFgg/edit

We are doing a juice fast to kick off the cleanse – with the focus on 70% vegetables and 30% fruit. After 3-7 days of juice fasting, we will be going into a vegetarian type diet – Dr. Christopher’s “Mucusless Diet”. This will aid in a gentle, yet efficient manner to expedite our healing and detoxification. 

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We will be using the formula from Dr. Christopher’s Lower Bowel Cleanse as well as his Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse. These herbs are especially important to use during the detox so as to safely assist the toxins out of the body. They have put his cleansing kit together here as well. The goal is to go 6 weeks with the fast and then the diet. This will give the body a great reboot and a chance to reprogram some of the misinformation in the body systems. If this is your first cleanse of this sort, it has been mentioned that it can take up to 6 months or longer to fully detox the build up toxins. 

Other companies listed on the resources slide of the presentation will have similar detox herbal combinations as well. Get your hands on whatever is most convenient and get started! May God bless you on your journey toward wholeness and complete health.

Which Are You? – Poem of the Day

THERE are two kinds of people on earth to-day;
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

Not the sinner and saint, for it’s well understood,
The good are half bad, and the bad are half good.

Not the rich and the poor, for to rate a man’s wealth,
You must first know the state of his conscience and health.

Not the humble and proud, for in life’s little span,
Who puts on vain airs, is not counted a man.

Not the happy and sad, for the swift flying years
Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.

No; the two kinds of people on earth I mean,
Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.

Wherever you go, you will find the earth’s masses,
Are always divided in just these two classes.

And oddly enough, you will find too, I ween,
There’s only one lifter to twenty who lean.

In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?

Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
Your portion of labor, and worry and care?

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Natural “Medicine” Cabinet Part 2

Last year I wrote about some of the bare essentials I like to have on hand for emergencies. Since then, I have still been researching, learning about other herbs and trying out different products as various health trials come our way. With natural remedies it is best to remember 2 things: 1) Hit it hard (be consistent – taking something every hour or less) and 2) Hit it early (get on the herbal ammo as soon as you feel slightly off).  Here are some more herbal/natural remedies I am thankful for.

Dr. Christopher’s Anti-Plague: The name has changed to Garlic Immune Formula; but it is powerful. On the link is a video of Dr. Christopher himself. You can find many of his talks on youtube and his formulas are readily available. I just purchased the complete 2 volume work he put together of his formulas and herbal syllabus. What an amazing job God had for this man as he revived so much of ancient herbal wisdom.

Cayenne Pepper: This is in my travel emergency bag. The powder form I keep on hand to stop bleeding instantly. It does sting a bit on the skin around the wound, but it’s only for a moment. Using the cayenne in a tincture form will stop a heart attack, open up clogged arteries, and improve circulation. Excellent for use of people with varicose veins and any other circulatory problem. It is also anti-microbial and is in the anti-plague formula.

Cold Tea: These easy to find items make a great stand by at the first sign of a cold/flu.

  • Fresh ginger, chopped or grated
  • Fresh garlic, chopped
  • Fresh horseradish, chopped
  • Raw honey
  • Raw apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh organic lemon, sliced
  • Filtered water

~ Just add as many of the above ingredients as you can find and drink it as a tea all day long. Very effective if used consistently and at the beginning of a sickness.

Stomach Flu Tea:  If someone in your house has caught a stomach bug, making up a gallon of this tea will not only help them get over it faster, but keep everyone else in the house from catching it.

  • 3 parts red raspberry leaf
  • 1 part peppermint leaf

Make into a strong tea and sweeten with raw honey. Drink it all the day long.

Healing Herbs

Comfrey Salve: The amazing “bone-knit” herb has been used in my house on countless times. I use Dr. Christopher’s formula from his “Complete Tissue and Bone Repair”. I made up a large pot of olive oil infused with all the herbs. I then used the oil with some beeswax to make it into a salve. I take with me wherever I go! Great for any structural problem from pulled muscles to broken bones. I use this along with lavender essential oil on many bumps and bruises especially on the toddlers and little ones who are always banging into something. It’s rough being small!

A book I highly recommend for more easy, affordable remedies is “Be Your Own Doctor“. She has lots of testimonials sprinkled throughout the book and the format is very reader friendly. I have gleaned much from her experiences.

I hope these remedies bless your family as they have mine time and time again. Stay tuned – more remedies to come!

 

** Please remember “This information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs.  This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration.”