Jan 29, 2013

I started buying coconut water and organic soy milk from my neighborhood 99 cent store ( I am sooo happy they exist and sell these, regular markets charge sometimes 3 times as much for same brand) And by the way I buy WestSoy soy milk bec...ause it does not contain carageen...if you don't know whats bad about carageen, Google it. Anyway, to save more money I freeze the coconut water and soymilk (in seperate) freezer trays and use the cubes in smoothies. I usually add 3 cubes coconut water and 4 cubes soy milk. I throw them in after I add everything else and let them melt -- then I blend them together. Yum!
I make a smoothie everyday...here's the recipe for the one I'm drinking right now.
3 cubes frozen coconut water
4 cubes frozen soy milk (organic)
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 banana
2 large carrots (juiced)
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup spring water
teaspoon ground flax seed ( I use Bob's Red Mill)   I don't have a grinder right now
Throw these into a blender
Allow the frozen cubes to melt; it takes about 15 minutes and then blend mixture
xo   Inge


Jan 28, 2013

Its Inspiration Monday! Jan. 28, 2013

Have a great week and be an inspiration to some one!
xo   Inge

Jan 26, 2013

Before You Buy Fast Food Read This

Millions of Americans buy fast food everyday, but do you really know whats in the food you're eating????

xo    Inge

Jan 24, 2013

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

Does this sound safe to you? Dpn't you think you have the right to know what you are eating?

xo   Inge

Jan 21, 2013

Inspiration Monday Jan 21, 2013

Its Monday and many of you probably have the day off for Martin Luther King Day. In honor of him, I am posting inspirational quotes having to do with peace and unity...not just for Americans but the world:

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

“Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”

Namaste! Inge

Jan 20, 2013

This photo was taken at Bidwell Park in the fall at dusk. I call it "Ghost Trees"

What a gorgeous day or rather past few days here in Southern California. How are you spending your day?  I have tp do a few household chores and then I'm off to spend some time in nature. When we lived in Chico, we lived a block from the park...it wasn't a typical park you find in cities. It called Bidwell Park and is 1 mile wide and 5 miles long. It has all kinds of bike trails and walking trails and is filled with lots of trees. At night deer and some coyotes wander down from the foothills and a few stroll and munch on foilage on our street. I miss that park.

Anaheim doesn't have a park like that but it does have parks with trees and thats good enough for me. There are hiking trails further out towards the foothills but its too far to go today.

Spending time in nature and hopefully away from crowds of people is a great way to recharge yourself...maybe even enjoy walking meditation.

If for some reason you can't get outside today...here is a video of birds chirping...I listen to it when I meditate sometimes.

Your comments are always welcome...please feel free to leave one.

xo   Inge


Jan 18, 2013

How to Beat Monsanto -The Solution to Failed Prop 37

This absolutely works! My grocery store now carries some non-gmo verfied foods.  Stores will sell products when their customers ask for them.

xo  Inge

Jan 17, 2013

Incredible act of love

I belong to a Facebook group called Random Acts of Kindness...here is link, if you want to check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109616479191514/?fref=ts

Someone posted this and I thought it was so awesome, I had to share with you. I think if we all behaved like this guy, the world would be awesome for everyone!

xo   Inge


Jan 14, 2013

Its Inspiration Monday!

You've heard about the Monday Blues...right? Well... I decided Monday is a great day for inspirational quotes....afterall there is soooooo much to be inspired about...if we really look. And don't forget to think about what you are GRATEFUL for...even if its being alive!  :)

and don't forget to "chill out!" watch some funny stuff and shake your booty this week!!!!


xo Inge

Jan 13, 2013

Baby it's Cold Outside and that Means Chili...

Its bloody cold here in Southern California these days....ok -- it's not Minnesota cold -- but the reason we have over 8 million people living here is because of the great weather.  We Southern Californians aren't used to this kinda cold. Yesterday we were colder than Chicago!

Baby it's cold outside and that means its time for soups and chili. Here is my recipe for hearty vegan chili.

First thing in the morning (or you can do this the night before) is to soak fresh black beans for about 3 hours...then I boil them on low heat until they are fairly easy to smash with a fork. Since there is just me and my hubby, I start with a 1/2 cup fresh beans which turns into at least a cup after they are cooked.

When the beans are done I take out my large soup pot and pour in some olive oil...just enough so I can sautee an onion, which I already chopped up before hand.

When the onions are carmelized I throw in a 16 oz. can of organic tomatoes (any size will do...if they are whole tomatoes, I put them in blender for 1 second)

Then add 1/3 bag frozen organic corn (I buy mine from trader Joes)...stir in black beans and let simmer. If you want you can add chopped up organic potatoes to make it thicker. A green pepper is good too, but we aren't big on green peppers in this household.

So where's the chili seasoning???   I used to buy the ready made but now I make my own...I want to know exactly whats in my food. The ready made only list a couple of ingredients  and the rest are"natural spices"...ok, what constitutes "natura"l these days? After finding out what companies put into our processed foods...with the blessing of our FDA...I don't trust them...sooo I found this terrific chili/taco seasoning recipe from another blogger...you can find her over here... http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/homemade-chili-and-taco-seasoning/

For this recipe I use 2 heaping tablespoons chili mix...if you want more you can season to taste.

Here's how to make your own chili seasoning:

4 tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons black pepper
this makes about 2/3 cup. I keep it in a ziplock baggie for future use.

Sometimes I add a tablespoon of vegan sour cream on top of my bowl. Yum!

xo     Inge


Jan 12, 2013

100 Days of Real Food

I found this article while cruising the internet.

"100 Days of Real Food: Easy Ways to Cut Back on Processed Ingredients"

You can find it here.... 


and this article will make you think twice before you buy....


xo      Inge

I almost forgot to wish you a  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!