Baby’s 1st Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Birthday to James! He turns 1 today. He has been such a blessing to our family with his sweet spirit and amiable personality. We decided to make him vanilla cupcakes, nourishing real food style with cream cheese frosting. For birthdays I typically use organic coconut flour with raw honey, but since I am out for the month, sprouted flour will be just fine. I also wait until baby is about 18 months old before introducing honey, so this recipe uses sucanat instead. In general, I try to use a lot less sugar than most recipes – even the “real food” ones. as to assist my children in developing a healthy palate for what sweet is sufficient for a body to handle efficiently and without recourse. Treats are just that – a treat and shouldn’t be the main event, nor should anyone be in a coma or hyper-active after enjoying. This way we can enjoy our treats daily – whether it’s a cookie after lunch, or homemade ice cream after dinner – and still be uncompromisingly nourished.

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Nourished Style Vanilla Cupcakes

makes about 26 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup organic butter
  • 1 tsp real salt
  • 3 TB GMO free baking powder
  • 4 pastured eggs
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 2/3 cup filtered water (or raw milk, or coconut milk)
  • 2 cups sucanat
  • dash of stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 2 TB vanilla extract
  • about 4 cups sprouted flour (each flour has its own texture and requires slightly different amounts of hydration, so just watch for a good cake batter consistency as you mix)

Method:

  1. Add ingredients to Blendtec (Vitamix) with wet ingredients first then dry.
  2. If not using a blender, melt oils and add all ingredients to a mixer and mix well.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven of 365 for 20-25 minutes (if you want them to rise, and 325 if you want them flat for frosting).
  4. Remove and allow to cool fully before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup palm shortening
  • 1 cup powdered sucanat (I powder it in my Magic Bullet – 1 cup at a time)
  • dash of stevia
  • dash of pink salt
  • scant tsp of vanilla bean powder (I got mine from our Frontier buying club)
  • 2-4 TB goat milk, or any raw organic milk (using goat for the baby)

Method:

  1. Powder sucanat in Blendtec or Bullet – add 1 cup and let it run for 60 sec.
  2. Mix cream cheese and shortening.
  3. Add salt, stevia, and vanilla.
  4. Alternatively add milk and sugar until well combined.
  5. Allow to whip up at a higher speed until nice and fluffy.
  6. Keep refridgerated until ready to frost cupcakes.

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Mastitis Infection – Cleared in 2 days

I recently had a new mother client who developed mastitis. She had a high fever and felt sore. I suggested to following protocol: 5 drops of an essential oil blend like ProShield (by Ameo) or 7 drops of doTerra’s OnGuard (or one could make up the blend themselves with lemon, orange, clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and oregano) in a capsule twice a day for 2 days; Epsom salt baths twice daily, lots of nursing, rest, liquids, clean diet with no sugar. She felt immediately better the first day and so went about and did a bit too much work, which resulted in her feeling awful by nightfall. I encouraged her to rest completely and follow the protocol. The following day she reported that she felt great and was so happy to have been able to conquer this naturally. Thank God for His provisions!

No Eye Surgery Needed!

Success ┬áStories – Praise God for Natural Healing

When I first began on my health journey, I came across a young couple who had just had their first son. He was about 6 months old when his mom noticed his eye being clouded and looking as though it was infected. It had a cloudy mucus (not to be too gross) that continually needed to be wiped. His mother had taken him to the pediatrician who claimed his tear duct to be blocked and would require surgery to open it up. When she told me her story, I felt compelled to help. I sought the advice of a naturopathic acquaintance and we both agreed there must be a parasite in the tear duct. Using the Harmonic Quad and an emergency blanket, we could kill the parasite and resolve the issue.

With the mother anxious to try anything but surgery for her little boy, we proceeded to use the quad and blanket. The Harmonic Quad works in a four part frequency that is in a range where parasites and pathogens cannot survive. After about 10 minutes of using the quad, the little boy’s eye began to run with clear tears. We were amazed! His tear duct was unclogged! He needed 2 sessions with the quad to completely eradicate the invaders. Successfully though, he never needed surgery and his tear duct has remained clear. Praise God!