Saturday, August 28, 2010

Easy & simple

It's been a great hot summer here in New York. Keeping it simple is good.
Here are two items I have been repeating and enjoying.

1.Cut up peaches with sprinkled propolis.

With delicious, aromatic peaches and energizing propolis....yum.

2. Piece of lemon, piece of jalapeno (growing in my herb garden) to your liking and a squirt of agave into iced water, let it sit a bit. Refreshing.

I like the tingling on my tongue from the spicy pepper.

Hope your summer is healthy and easy.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Hello Friends,
There is a small village in Bahia, Brazil called
Cascalheira. It is a very poor village with gentle, good people. For the past few years we have helped build a few simple homes, bring clothes, toys, distribute food, buy shoes, etc.
Many people have been involved with the donations and we thank you.
We will be traveling to Brazil in a few months and it will be time to help out again.
Please look at my blog on
Thank you!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Parsley Smoothie

Have been making a lot of green smoothies. It is just so easy, tastes great and so excellent for our health. Blending a Vitamix pitcherfull lasts me the whole day. Of course if more than one person is drinking it then it doesn't. Sometimes it's like that at our house. Usually I have two large glasses in the morning when I make it, I put the rest covered in the refrigerator.

Place in Vitamix or strong blender:
1 large & 1 small mangoes (I buy a case of each at the Indian market, wash them, place them in a large basket, put it out in the sun to reenergize and then bring them back into the kitchen).
large bunch or 2 small bunches of parsley or any greens
1 cup water, not too much, you can add more if needed
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of coconut oil

2 scoops of protein powder (have been using the Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Natural flavor)
MSM and/or any superfoods
sometimes I add a banana
ice cubes
blend up, be healthy!!