Sunday
Apr062014

Chamomile Latte

I love spontaneously crafting elixirs.  Creating something free of rules is deliciously limitless!  This drink is super creamy and absolutely delicious.  Enjoy the alchemy!

Chamomile Latte

Tea Base:

  • 2 C Spring Water
  • 1 TBS Chamomile Flowers
  • 1 TBS Goji Berries

Combine all ingredients in a pan and boil for 15 minutes.  Strain the hot tea into a blender base.  

Latte:

  • 1 TBS Butter
  • 1 TBS Whey
  • 1 tsp Maca
  • 1 tsp Chaga Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Mucuna Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Reishi Extract
  • 15 drops Vanilla Stevia
  • Pinch Vanilla Powder
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Combine all the ingredients in the blender with your tea base  and blend on high for one minute.  Pour into a mug and top with cinnamon.  Enjoy this frothy elixir!  It's like walking on a dream.  

Wednesday
Apr022014

Oceans Gold

A soft snow fell as David and I drove along the Wolf River destined towards a small farm nestled in the heart of central Wisconsin. Nearing the farmhouse we were unaware of the incredible day about to be shared with our friends Becky and Kevin of Oceans Gold/Make Scents.  Sharing stories of inspiration and wisdom reminds me of how blessed David and I are to have the opportunity to do what we do!  The following story is just a taste of our day.  A short documentary could have been made with the amount of information that was bestowed upon us.  We hope you enjoy the journey as much as we did.  

We first met Kevin and Becky when they visited a café we managed with an armful of wheatgrass and sprouts.  They knew we were in the beginning stages of starting a juice bar and wished to share some samples.  At first gaze I was amazed at the intense color and life the plants possessed. Our recent visit fully enlightened me regarding their unique growing style. 

“Biodynamically grown and energetically awesome!” - Kevin 

Several years ago Kevin started experimenting with sea energy agriculture after reading an article in Read Acres USA.  Modern farming practices strip the soil of nutrients and rarely replace the elements needed for proper remineralization.  Using ocean minerals creates the proper soil for nutrient dense and mineral rich food.  Kevin experienced this firsthand with a batch of alfalfa sprouts grown using this method.  After working a full day of physical labor he came home and started munching on some sprouts. A few handfuls later he was content and nourished.  The extraordinary power of getting all the minerals in his food inspired him towards further research and experimentation. Not long after, Ocean’s Gold was created and they began their adventure into the world of sprouts, wheatgrass, and seasonal produce. 

The quality of Kevin and Becky’s products stretches beyond the deep nutritional value.  Every seed is treated with love and intention.  While touring the farm Becky shed light on the lack of love in our current food.  She talked about meals from scratch lovingly prepared for the family; not picked up from a drive-thru or warmed from a box.  Getting back into the kitchen is a critical part of health and longevity.

“I just keep playing!” Kevin

The kitchen is our playground.  We all have the ability to possess a creative culinary prowess.  Cultivating this skill requires setting aside any fear of failure.  Some of the recipes we are sharing with you today are not incredibly detailed.  Kevin spoke of the importance of intuition and adjusting foods to your personal taste.  David and I had a blast watching this mad scientist conceive one dish after another.  A homegrown labor of love was set on the table before us.  Each dish was incredible in color and flavor.  We enjoyed a vegetable salad containing produce they had cellared from their summer garden.  Kevin made his famous veggie pate which paired perfectly with the olive bread David and I brought to share.  Our entire experience was full of deep connection and a shared desire to nourish our bodies and the land.

The fire crackled as we sipped our afternoon coffee.  Becky’s face glowed with a bright maternal kindness as Kevin continued to share stories with enthusiasm and contagious conviction.   In that moment I wished that everyone was with me soaking in the knowledge of honest people growing honest food.  I wanted every person to understand the connection between weathered hands and healthy soil, muddy boots and clean food, moral farming and healed lands.  It’s a practice and lifestyle that truly transforms our physical bodies because our health is rooted deep in the soils that our food is grown.  Beautiful lands and waters mean beautiful bodies and souls.    May this story gently inspire us to honor this connection as we journey towards a life of immense health and happiness!  

Rainbow Veggie Salad:

Shred the following:

  • Carrot
  • Beet
  • Sunchoke

Add fresh garlic, rosemary, and sea salt.

Toss with olive and/or avocado oil.

 

Olive Bread:

  • 3/4 C Olives, pitted and rinsed
  • 1/4 C Almond Flour
  • 2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1 Date, pitted
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Noni Powder

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.  Spread out mixture onto a teflex sheet until 1/4" thickness.  Dehdyrate for twenty-four hours at 115 degrees.  Put a mesh-lined tray on top of the teflex sheet with the olive bread, and flip it over.  Peel the teflex away from the olive bread gently as to avoid tearing.  Put back into the dehydrator for a few more hours until the desired consistency.  This bread is pliable enough for a sandwich and firm enough to use as a cracker!  

Veggie Pate:

  • Soaked Walnuts
  • Soaked Dulse
  • Onion
  • Peppers (we used sweet peppers)
  • Fresh Dill and Parsley
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Sunflower Sprouts
  • Sea Salt
  • Lemon Juice (fair amount)
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado Oil

Blend together in a food processor.  Be sure to stop every 30-45 seconds to scrape the sides of your processor.  The pate should be coarse.  Adjust seasonings to taste!

Afternoon Coffee:

Brew a French press of your favorite coffee and add the following:

  • Ground vanilla bean
  • Raw cacao
  • Maca
  • Ashwagandha
  • Cardamom

To help keep our waters clean, check out Kevin and Becky’s line of natural bodycare.  We were graciously gifted some shea butter and handsoap that were out of this world!  Kevin reminded us that what flows down our drains goes straight to our water, which enters our soils that grows the food we eat.  Please visit their website here!

Kevin and Becky~

David and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for one of the best days ever!!

Friday
Mar282014

Our First Book! "Sacred Cookies & Elixirs"

Wow!  It's been quite a journey -- our first eBook is NOW AVAILABLE!  We teamed up with the largest raw chocolate company on the planet, Sacred Chocolate, to create 20+ Superfood Raw Cookie & Elixir recipes!  Sacred Chocolate is co-run by the leading authority in raw foods, super foods, and super herbs, Mr. David Wolfe!  We are so humbled and honored to have co-created this delicious, inspired book with our Sacred friends. 

We actually had the privilege of traveling out to California for the grand unveiling of our book at the Longevity Now Conference!  Seeing printed copies of our content was such a milestone, it almost moved me to tears of joy and gratitude.  Following our dreams was by far the best decision ever!

To give you a sneak peak of our book, check out this inside-look video

Whether you purchase the eBook or not, thank you so much for supporting us.  We are so grateful to share our love with you.  Thank you!  

Thursday
Mar202014

The Sunrise Alchemy: 5+ Superfood Libations

Happy Spring!  To honor you for supporting us, we created a free recipe eBook!  The Sunrise Alchemy has 5+ Superfood Libations that are truly sensational.  All of these recipes are packed with nutrition, but do not compromise on taste.  This eBook is an especially great tool if you are feeding children - you can sneak in super foods and super herbs without them even knowing.  One of our missions is to transform the diet of our next generation.  

The free recipe book includes:

  • Berry Green
  • Mango Creamsicle
  • The Bees Knees
  • Kombucha Mimosa
  • Dark Cherry Shake
  • Goodbye Blues Lemonade
  • Strawberry Coconut Parfait

We hope this book nourishes you one sip at a time!  Click here to get your free copy and let us know what you think!

Thursday
Mar132014

Clean Body Care

It’s easy to forget that our largest organ is our skin.  This means that what we use topically is absorbed into our body.  Sadly most soaps and skincare products are incredibly toxic and contain ingredients that imbalance our hormones and wreak havoc in our body.  The good news is there are easy solutions and inspirational companies dedicated to the alchemy of nourishing body care.  We had the absolute privilege of spending time with one last week!  Ocean’s Gold is a small family farm operated by our friends Kevin and Becky.  You will get to know them more intimately in next week’s blog post. 

It was beautiful watching Kevin craft soap with such passion and intention.  Every batch is blessed and contains only pure food grade ingredients.  Using products like this is not only nourishing to our body, but it is being kind to our environment as well.  As we stood around the kitchen Kevin spoke with such heartfelt conviction about the environmental damage caused by toxic soaps.  What we choose to wash our bodies with drains straight into the earth.  It is a mission of Ocean’s Gold to help restore our waters through the use of clean soaps. David and I were incredibly inspired by this gracious family.  That day we left their farm with full hearts and a crate of goodies, including two black-african soaps for a giveaway! 

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