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Cary’s Famous Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

October 27th, 2015

Every fall, 21 drops founder, Cary Caster, makes her irresistible roasted spiced pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are a super healthy snack, which is a great source of mineral zinc, according to the World Health Organization. Check out the recipe below:

 

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Pumpkin seeds (raw)

1 tbsp Roasted Sesame Oil

3 tbsp Tamari

Dusting of Pumpkin Spice

Dash of Cayenne Pepper

Dash of Cinnamon

Dash of Nutmeg

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Extract raw pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin, rinse thoroughly and dry before adding spices. In a large baking bowl, combine pumpkin seeds with roasted sesame oil and spices. Wisk seeds around so that all of them are evenly coated with spices. Transfer the seeds onto large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil, make sure they are spread out evenly. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure to move seeds around with a spatula every 5 minutes. When done, remove seeds from oven, let cool and enjoy!

 

Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

October 20th, 2015

When you’re sick, there’s nothing more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup. You will get an instant immunity boost from all of its nutrient-rich ingredients. Plus, there have been claims that this soup has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to keep the body hydrated.watch full Revival! film online

 

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Here is one of our favorite old-time homemade chicken noodle soup recipes:

Ingredients:

Whole organic chicken

2 parsnips, sliced diagonally

2 turnips, sliced diagonally

2-3 carrots, sliced diagonally

2 celery stalks, sliced diagonally

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

Salt (taste for desired amount)

Pepper (taste for desired amount)

Handful of fresh dill

2 bay leaves

2 fresh thyme sprigs

Handful of fresh parsley

Whole grain rice or egg noodle (cooked separately from soup)

Directions:

First, cut and separate your whole organic chicken (click here to learn how). Then, place the chicken pieces (including the back and neck bones, but be sure to remove most of the ribs and smaller bones) into a large stock pot, then add enough cold water to cover the chicken by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium-low simmer for about 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer partially covered for about 2 -3 hours. When the soup is about ready to serve, cook your noodles or rice separately in a medium saucepan. Combine desired amount of soup and rice/noodles into bowl and enjoy!

 

Best Teas for Colds & Congestion

October 15th, 2015

For thousands of years, humans have used herbs for medicinal purposes. Drinking herb-infused tea especially when you’re run down with a cold, sore throat or flu is a great way to naturally fight off bacterial or viral infections. Our local tea guru and owner of Yaxche Tea Room, Alexandra Wayne, introduced us to a couple of teas specifically targeted to get you back on your feet and feeling great. Here is the breakdown:

 

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Feelin’ Fine

For colds or when you’re feeling rundown. This tea contains 22 different herbs that work synergistically to help you feel better faster. Here are the five main ingredients:

Echinacea: High in vitamin C.

Spirulina (Blue Green Algae): Natural protein that helps boost the immune system.

Stinging Nettles: A natural antiseptic that helps fight infections and rebuilds energy. High in vitamin A, C, D and K.

Turmeric: Helps to fight inflammation.

Lemon Bomb: Known as “Nature’s Anithisdemean,” it helps to cleanse out toxins and has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Immunitea 

Helps combat sore throats and congestion. This tea is comprised of four ingredients:

Sage: Helps clear out toxins, while supporting your recovery and renewing the body’s energy.

Fennel: A natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory properties that provides the nutrients to promote energy and vigor.

Golden Seal: Good for sore throats and keeps infections from spreading. Only use in small doses due to intensity and strength of the herb.

Chamomile: Is calming and a natural pain reliever.

Best Books to Read While Sick in Bed

October 13th, 2015

It’s never fun being sick, especially when you’re stuck in bed. Reading is a great way to keep yourself entertained and distracted from the aches, pains and discomfort. So cozy up in your softest pajamas and check out these great books to help you pass the time!

 

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Yes Please, Amy Poehler 

Poehler, a respected comedian and on the forefront of leading women in her profession, shares her stories and mantras with us in this comically inspirational and uplifting collection of events and stories. This book is guaranteed to lift your spirits on any given day!

 

Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You, Serena Dyer 

Daughter of the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, Serena shares her personal experience growing up with such spiritually in-tuned parents. This is a great read to get you back in touch with your propose, self-worth and life purpose.

 

Sick in the Head, Judd Apatow 

This book is an irresistible collection of interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy (Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K, Chris Rock just to name a few). It’s funny, witty, thought-provoking and fascinating. A truly great raw look into the lives, struggles and successes of our favorite funny people.

 

I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai 

If you’re looking for a truly inspiring and empowering real-life story, this is the memoir for you. Malala, who has rightfully become a global symbol of peace and the need for change, shares with the world her amazing story of survival and push for global change.

 

The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz

This is a great read for those seeking personal growth or change. It comprises the Totlec wisdom beliefs to promote personal growth and freedom.

 

 

DIY Germ-Fighting Chest Rub

October 6th, 2015

We all dread that feeling of becoming congested, achy and run-down. Luckily we have an all-natural solution to help you get back on your feet and in tip top shape in no time! Use this DIY essential oil chest rub to help loosen up mucus and bring relief to your lungs.

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Chest Rub

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Ingredients:

1 ounce of unscented lotion

7 drops Ravintsara essential oil (helps ease congestion)

7 drops Eucalyptus essential oil (helps fight contaminants)

7 drops Myrrh essential oil (aids in breathing relief)

7 drops Black Pepper essential oil (helps ease congestion)

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Directions:

Add essentials oils to 1 ounce of unscented lotion, mix thoroughly and apply once topically to the chest and neck before bed.