Flowers Essences: Ten Favorites from Green Hope Farm

Flower Essences: Ten Favorites from Green Hope Farm

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Flowers! I never really appreciated flowers while I was growing up. My deep connection did not come till much later when I began to garden extensively. And it was years after that that I discovered how truly magical they are. I was first introduced to flower essences in 2006. It was a new concept for a newly awakening Caroline, but one that totally lit me up. My Reiki master at …

5 Tools For Conscious Entrepreneurs

5 Tools for Conscious Entrepreneurs

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Are you ready to get organized, get scheduled, get connected, get heard, and get your offering known? Discover 5 tools to get you there! Get Organized with Trello Trello is a fabulous tool for getting organized whether you are running a business, managing a blog, organizing home projects, or planning a wedding. I use it for Spirit of the Dawn, for my clients, and for organizing our home. Trello’s boards, …

The Potager: Spring Lettuce

The Potager: Spring Lettuce

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Planted in straight perfect rows, used to form intricate designs, or simply broadcast out over the soil, a patch of spring lettuce is pure joy and a metaphor for much more! I find that I enjoy things most when I become completely obsessed with them, diving in with abandon, finding joys in the challenges, and gaining wisdom along the way. Our small potager (or kitchen garden) has been that place …

Blood Red Beet Cold-Pressed Juice

Blood Red Beet Cold-Pressed Juice

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I love beets and cold-pressing them really brings out the delicious beet flavor! Combined with dandelion greens and burdock root, this juice is a super delicious late winter-early spring detox. Prepare to get red all over everything! 1 medium-sized Red Beet (or two smaller-sized ones), ends trimmed, beet peeled and cut into wedges 2 large Carrots, peeled, ends removed, and carrots cut into thirds 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cores …

My Fitness Favorites: Yoga & Walking

My Fitness Favorites: Yoga & Walking

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Enjoy this personal look into my fitness favorites as I share my life-long love for Yoga and Walking! Yoga! Yoga has been a big part of my life since I was fifteen which was back in 1972! My first gym teacher in high school was fresh out of college and taught our class yoga, which was very unusual back then. I was hooked for life and often think about my …

Sunday Morning Papaya Parasite Cleanse Smoothie

Sunday Morning Papaya Parasite Cleanse Smoothie

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Inspired by a lovely papaya we had purchased at the local co-op here in Ashland, Jason began to do some research on the benefits of Papaya Seeds as an anti-parasitic. I put together this smoothie based on his research. The alchemy is excellent and the recipe makes for a delightful Sunday morning breakfast smoothie, but the ingredients are truly powerful superfoods each providing their own benefits. I allowed the papaya …

Actually Organic Argan Oil

Product Review: Actually Organic Argan Oil

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Spa Night! An experience my partner Jason and I look forward to sharing each week, pampering ourselves with foot baths and facials. This week, our Spa Night also had a theme courtesy of Actually Organic who sent me a bottle of their exquisite, cold-pressed, organic Argan Oil. You may have seen the many beauty products on the shelves which contain argan oil. I’m a big fan of them and have been …

Good Morning Cold-Pressed Juice

Good Morning Cold-Pressed Juice

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Packed with nutrition and taste, this is the juice I look forward to each morning. The addition of Ginger Root makes this a powerful Wake-Up! Juice, too – so be careful not to add too much! 2 Juice Oranges, outer peel removed, each cut into eighths or quarters 1 Lemon, outer peel removed, cut into quarters (Meyer Lemon works well) 2 large Carrots, ends trimmed, peeled, and cut into 4-inch …

Living Free From Nightshades & Alliums

Living Free From Nightshades & Alliums

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It was early summer 2013 and Jason and I had just returned from a fun Mexican restaurant here in Ashland. My body and emotions inflamed, feeling like a hurt little girl sitting in the corner with my head between my knees, as I often felt. Angry words passing through my lips. I knew this feeling. It had happened last time I had eaten at this same restaurant. It had happened, …

Raw Walnut Tabbouleh

Raw Walnut Tabbouleh

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Reminiscent of the classic tabbouleh with alchemically-soaked walnuts providing a gluten-free base replacing the traditional bulgur. This all-raw version also free from garlic and onions makes for a wonderful lunch scooped into lettuce leaves and topped with avocado slices and eaten like a wrap! 1 pound Walnuts Filtered Water 2 teaspoons finely ground Himalayan Pink Salt Juice of 1 Lemon Pre-soak Walnuts for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 …

Pink Cold-Pressed Juice

Pink Cold-Pressed Juice

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This amazingly pink, amazingly refreshing Pink Cold-Pressed Juice combines one of my favorites, pink grapefruit, with beets, carrots, apples, and ginger to create a totally fun winter juice blend! 1 Pink Grapefruit, outer peel removed and grapefruit cut into 8 pieces 1 medium-sized Red Beet (or two smaller-sized ones), ends trimmed, beet peeled and cut into wedges 2 large Carrots, peeled, ends removed, and carrots cut into thirds 2 Granny …

Grape & Beet Cold-Pressed Juice

Grape & Beet Cold-Pressed Juice

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Rich & sweet, this Grape & Beet Cold-Pressed Juice is filled with the late summer bounty of vegetables and the abundant harvest of grapes here in southern Oregon. Enjoy as an afternoon treat or serve with dinner as you would wine. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly, preferably soaking briefly in a bowl filled with water and produce wash, then rinsing thoroughly and drying on a towel. Be careful with …

Strawberry Matcha Smoothie

Strawberry Matcha Smoothie

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This Strawberry Matcha Smoothie is my go to rejuvenator after a hot session in the garden or on the computer! Cold, delicious, and energizing! Use strawberries fresh from the garden if you have them! 1 Large Frozen Banana, peeled, and cut into thirds 6 Strawberries, stems removed 1 Tablespoon Coconut Butter 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder 1/2 teaspoon Matcha Tea Powder 1 Tablespoon Local Raw Honey or 1 pitted …

Classic Cacao Smoothie

Classic Cacao Smoothie

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Diner-style milkshakes meet raw food cuisine with the rich chocolatey taste of this Classic Cacao Smoothie! 2 Large Frozen Bananas, peeled, and cut into thirds 2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder 1 Tablespoon Coconut Butter 1 Tablespoon Local Raw Honey or Maple Syrup 3/4 cup Spring or Filtered Water, preferably cold To create a fun Malted Variation, add 1/2 teaspoon Raw Maca Powder! Place all …

My Daily Superfood Smoothie

My Daily Superfood Smoothie

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2 Large Frozen Bananas, peeled, and cut into thirds 1/3 to 1/2 Ripe Avocado, fresh or frozen, cut into chunks 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder 6 Chlorella Tablets or 1/2 teaspoon Chlorella Powder (broken-cell wall) 1/2 teaspoon pure Camu Camu Berry Powder (very high in Vitamin C) 1/2 teaspoon Matcha Tea Powder 1 Tablespoon Local Raw Honey or 1 pitted Medjool Date 1 cup Spring or Filtered Water, preferably …