May 2016

Food Recipes

For those of you who have tried making a chia pudding with water and found it a bit taste-less, try this version with cocoa powder. It's delicious!

1 cup almond milk or other plant milk

1/4 cup chia seeds

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar. or use maple syrup

1 teaspoon almond extract and 2 teaspoons vanilla


3 lady fingers or 3 small squares of pound cake- optional

Facial Oils and Essential Oils

There are many carrier oils and essential oils available. For acne and sensitive skin types the best essential oils are: Lavender, Tea-tree, Juniper berry,Clary Sage and Bergamot. The best carrier oils for acne and sensitive are organic golden jojoba, fractionated coconut oil and perilla oil. A combination of two or three also works well. For a 15 ml bottle you only need about 4 to 5 drops of essential oils. If you haven't tried any of the carrier oils above try just one to see how your skin reacts and add the 4 or 5 drops of essential oils.

Food Recipes

Socca is made from chickpea flour. A good Brand is Bob's Redmill. This is the preferred brand for me. Anyway, take a cup of the flour and place in a medium bowl. Add a cup of water. One teaspoon of olive oil is optional. You can add 1/4 Italian seasoning and a sprinkle of thyme or just leave plain. Let sit for 15 minutes.  Spray a skillet with oil or put a small amount into your skillet. I use a non-stick skillet.