Thursday, March 21, 2013

Natural Food Dyes

You will need a juicer for this recipe

Color and produce used:

Red- beets
Orange- carrots
Yellow- mango or yolk 
Green- spinach
Blue- red cabbage 
& baking soda*
Purple- red cabbage


-For each color you will need to clean out your juicer each time
-I juiced about 1 cup of each fresh fruit or veggie and came up with a few tablespoons each of every color. Depending on what colors you want and how much you want, juice more or less.
-Dyes are only good for a few days so make new dye each time you need it
-Do not worry too much about the veggie flavors coming through in your food, they are very subtle and won't overpower your flavor and make it gross, promise!!
-* mix in a little bit of baking soda to change the color to blue! its magic, you will see!!
-Use your dyes for your baking recipes, enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon to See the cute rainbow cake I made with my natural dyes when you check back, its coming soon!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Serves 4   Time: 1 hour

1 tbls olive oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic sliced
3 cups dried split peas
6 cups water
season with salt and pepper to you liking


1) Saute onions and garlic
2) add in peas and water
3) boil for 30 mins

 4) remove half of boiled peas and puree in a blender to make creamy

5) re-add to soup and cook until remaining peas are no longer hard

6) switch it up, add roasted peppers, add meat if you like, add other veggies like carrots

 I hope you enjoy, leave me a comment and let me know how it went!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Make your own festive Yule Log

Yule is a great way to bring in winter celebrations around the winter Solstice. The tradition is to cut a tree around the property and use a log from the tree to decorate with evergreens and bring into the home. On the solstice or Yule, wishes are written and added to a decorated log  which is then burned along with the wishes. After the log is burned the ashes are used to surround the home's perimeter to ward off bad spirits and energies.

To make your own Yule log, you will need fresh cut evergreens, natural string, a bendable stick, a log, a cut of fabric or ribbon of you liking.  Start off with making a ring with your bendable stick, lay evergreens on the stick and slowly wrap with string covering the ring to make a wreath. Once wreath is done, lay cut log on the wreath for a base, tie more evergreens, sticks, moss, holly to the top of the log and tie in place.

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