Natural Scents from flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits can help us to remember a moment in time, and can also help us to change the way we feel and think.
For me every time I peel a cucumber I can’t help, but to think Of summer days when my Mom would prepare a cucumber salad for us to enjoy with our lunch, just like the scent of ginger and molasses, will always remind me of Christmas cookies we bake every year for Santa.
Certain scents can also make us feel anxious, and restless, as some can help us to calm our thought, and help us to slow down and relax. To be aware of our surroundings, and change the way our emotions are altered simply by smelling an orange or relaxing in a bath with few drops of rose water is a wonderful way to claim and secure our happiness. Nature gives us its seasonal scents with the change in temperate and the seasonal vegetation. It is up to us to be aware and use the natural scents that can help with our physical and mental happiness.
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I am going to start by telling you the shocking truth that Butternut squash is not a vegetable. This orange beauty is a fruit and is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is low in calories.
So however you would like to prepare the squash, mashed to be used in casseroles, breads, muffins, and pies, roasted, or sautéed, you will enjoy the mild sweet nutty flavor, and all the wonderful nutrients.
How to prepare the butternut squash : preheat oven 400°
1- Wash, peel, and remove the seeds .
2- Cut in chunks.
3- In a large bowl add 2 Tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of salt and pepper. 2 cloves of garlic minced.
3- Add squash chunks to the bowl and mix well.
4- Spread in a tray and roast for 20-30 minutes. Before removing sprinkle with 1 Tsp of brown sugar. 1 Tsp of cinnamon.
With a fork test to make sure they are ready. For a step by step video go to : https://youtu.be/FrW1qTqvkyk
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it’s a delicious way of getting fluid into our body each day, and teas can help protect our teeth and our heart, as well as possibly even helping us to battle cancer.
All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant how much process they go through determines if we are having green, black or oolong tea.
Tea has antioxidants. Drinking tea can help with losing weight, also help with keeping our heart healthy, and has less caffeine so it helps to calm our nerves.
We are putting together a pot of tea using loose leaf earl grey, and exotic sweets and sweetners to make it fun.
Easy to prep, and fast cooking. Have these ingredients on hand, to prepare a quick, delicious, and powerful breakfast.
Pumpkin seeds Dates
Serve Egg, Spinach, Quinoa and Feta for one Powerful Breakfast .
Make it simple for yourself by stocking your pantry with canned, frozen or freeze dry ingredients for quick meals.
Apple Cider, Spiced Hot chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Warm Pumpkin Spiced Drink, All these drinks are nonalcoholic, so enjoy it with your family.
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups apple cider
whipping cream, Caramel topping, Ground cinnamon
Spiced hot chocolate
milk 3 cups (cow’s, almond, rice, soy)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground chilli or cayenne pepper
1-2 cinnamon sticks
3-4 star anise
1 ounce semisweet or dark chocolate (Ghirardelli)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s )
2 cup milk
1 tablespoons granulated sugar to taste
Warm Pumpkin Spiced drink
1 cup whole milk, heated until very warm
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Whipped cream, optional