Been very busy getting ready for upcoming shows. Here are some things I have been working on….I need to polish up my photography skills!!!
Cheryls Pumpkin Bread
So flipping delish!
Can be made Vegan if you omit the eggs and use flax eggs!
Pre heat oven to 325 and grease a glass 9 x 5 loaf pan with coconut oil. Bake for 45-60 minutes ~ test by pricking center of loaf with a stainless steel skewer – done when skewer comes out clean
1 3/4 cup spelt flour or 1 cup spelt and 3/4 buckwheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamom
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 eggs or 2 flax eggs(1tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water=1 egg)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup cooked pureed pumpkin or winter squash
1/4 pumpkin seeds – pepitas
Mix dry ingredients together, except pumpkin seeds. In separate bowl whisk all wet together except pumpkin. Add pumpkin, then mix dry with wet until just blended.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top.
Much thanks to www.ShannonPassero.com at The Post Office selecting my work to be showcased at an amazing pop-up tent event on September 10 2016
AMAZING Lapis Lazuli Blue Vintage FIGA fist Rising out of a Pure white crystal quartz semiprecious gemstone stone rock on an amazing geometric steel metal chain ROCKSTAR Living!
WOW! this is truly an amazing necklace, carved lapis figa- a statement piece for sure
This slip on necklace is 28 inches in length
This lovely piece of Raw crystal quartz was mined by myself in the depths of an old wooded forest in Northern Ontario Canada and the figa was found in an antique shop in Alaska.
I truly hope you will enjoy this one of a kind piece of art that I have created
Recently I have decided to make a positive change in my life.
While I always strive to eat a diet that is varied, and nutrient dense, choosing nourishing, whole organic foods whenever possible, I do tend to indulge my love of a good meal a little too often and a little too heartily.
In other words, too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing.
Or to be really simple, I love to eat!
Hence the extra pounds crept on.
For some, indulging is no consequence; having good genes, a very active lifestyle and weight doesn’t creep on. But for me, I look at a piece of organic artisan whole grain bread with a side of garlicky hummus and I put on a pound.
So, I’m in the process of making a huge change in my life.
A great BIG positive change.
I have joined a gym and hired myself a personal trainer. Okay! So great! But what does this have to do with Bone Broth? Good question! I will give a VERY brief recap of my last few months/years…
I have had a very emotional last couple of years, watching my father deal with his illness and his gradual decline, watching this proud, stubborn, strong & vibrant man struggle with all aspects of daily life. His time came and my Dad died quickly and I hope peacefully. The passing of my Father deeply saddened me.
So, I decide to put my grief to work and get myself healthier!
After joining the gym, I decided that I was finally going to do this the right way, no aimlessly riding a stationary bike or walking on a treadmill for me! Been there, Done that! I wanted to build some muscle, real muscle! I wanted a toned, strong, healthy body.
So I began.
I logged in a few Sweaty and Painful (But, strangely Fun & Empowering too!) hours training with a fantastic trainer who is positive and challenges me every time I work out with her.
But, the fat isn’t burning away as quickly as I had hoped and the muscle that I am working so hard to build is so hard to maintain. So in addition to emotional work, I knew that I had to reevaluate my diet. I have to start to look at ways to nourish my body while keeping a lower caloric intake.
I discovered Bone Broth. Soup really. Rich clear soup broth.
Can you remember what your Mom or Dad or Grandparent always gave you when you were ill? I bet it was some form of soup, probably chicken soup. There is a reason for it, it is healing and nourishing with nutrients that are easily digestible. In fact, there is scientific evidence to back up Bone Broth as a huge nutritional star, of which I won’t get into here. Numerous articles have been written on the subject, a simple search on the internet will show as much. ~Sally Fallon Bone Broth ~ is a good place to start.
So, my thought process goes something like this. I am exercising, cardio and strength training, “making” new muscle, while I am “burning” old fat. My body needs to build and detoxify at the same time. Similar to what your body has to do when you are ill. So I am giving my body a bit of help by drinking a cup of Homemade Organic Bone Broth each day.
Simple and easy.
I will let you know how things turn out in the future. In the meantime, the broth is Yummy!
I’m Cheryl and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist ~ R.H.N., level 2 Reiki Practitioner, a self taught crystal lover/energy worker and I dabble in aromatherapy. I live in the beautiful Southern Ontario Region, in Niagara On The lake, Canada.
I also love to be creating (and eating) yummy, healthy food!
Most days you will find me tinkering around with my vintage finds creating fun, beautiful & unique jewellery!
I believe in contributing to the sustainability of our Earth and love making sometimes Bizarre Wearable Art that is always is eco- friendly, as I use primarily recycled products
And the required disclaimer…The information provided here is not intended to substitute for professional medical care or treatment. All health matters should be supervised by a qualified health care practitioner. All information contained herein is strictly my opinion. All written word and visual images are my copyright and may not be used without my permission