- Preheat oven 400 degrees
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and place your diced sweet potatoes in boiling water. Cook until a folk can piece through but not squishy.
- Place the cooked sweet potatoes and rest of ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
- Take a tablespoon of the mixture and form your tater tot. and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes both sides making sure they are crispy. Love them up with a sauce! (Below)
BLOCK that JUNK! Lori is an inspiration and full of knowledge. She shares about the Plexus Block and how it works in your body.
Cookies, holiday parties, work parties, food in staff room, and let’s just say we over eat. As it’s yummy and we just say to ourselves, “it’s ok!” Well I’m one to talk as I have been doing it too. I do take a supplement that is responsible for inhibiting the absorption and digestion of starch and sugar by 48 %, this action is done by reducing the glycemic indices for food which are consumed. Through this glucose conversion to fats is slowed down.
Plexus Block is capable of slowing these processes. Block is a great way to keep blood sugar levels in check post meal and prevents carbohydrates and sugar from being stored as fat. Besides it helping with carb blockers, it’s going to give us IODINE which all of us do not get enough of therefore, it will help with our thyroid.
It has unique and special blended ingredients of two brown seaweed species called
Insea2 Brown seaweed that:-
- Provide dual action against digestive enzymes by inhibiting alpha-glucosidase which converts sugar into glucose and alpha-amylase.
- These mechanisms also help prevent increased blood sugar levels in the body.
- Plexus Block also contain:
White kidney bean extract as a major ingredient that slows down sugar absorption. I love this! Such unique ingredients!
- Inhibits enzymes that convert starch to glucose
- Helps to reduce the conversion of glucose to fats
- Promotes healthy weight management
- Minimize free radial damage/ oxidative stress
- Increase hunger endurance
- Boost body energy
- Suppress appetites
- Enhance better sleep
So give it a try, especially over the holiday time! It’s just amazing and you don’t feel so bloated!
God’s blessings upon living a happy, healthier you!
Lori Olson CNHP
*Plexus does not claim to cure, treat or diagnose any disease.
***If you go to the Plexus link and click on the Block product they have a wonderful video! I love visuals!
If I know a guest is coming who is gluten-free I want to make them feel comfortable and not feel like they are inconveniencing us. So I got to work on putting some recipes together that may change our way of eating.
Below I gathered some favorites. I love this gals blog and shared her stuffing recipe. I hope you find it just as enjoyable, as well as a couple of others. The links will get you to their blog to try your hand at gluten-free cooking. Maybe if your not on that track of eating it may inspire you too! I sure am trying!
I also added some links to make your table be adorable! I just love these dishes! Ranch style too!
Click HERE for Natalie’s Stuffing recipe: Darling serving dish.
Serving dish too cute!
This is amazing! Dr. Axe recipe for Pecan Pie. The pie crust is hard to do, but worth it!
You have to try this. Just down right wonderful!!!
Lastly is this Brussel sprouts recipe…I tell you it’s our favorite to serve for special occasions.
It is sticky yummy for sure and the colors just make your dinner plate look beautiful.
This is my man’s recipe…enjoy.
Gooie And Beautiful Brussels Sprouts
1 ½ lb Brussels sprouts
1/2 Purple Onion cut small
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Cup Balsamic vinegar
½ cup Sugar
Salt and Pepper
Pomegranate seeds for garnish
- Trim your Brussels sprouts and coat them in a bowl with your olive oil.
- Place on a cookie sheet and add your salt and pepper. (Dan is quite generous with this)
- Place in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
- While in the oven prepare your gooie sauce. Get a sauce pan and put Balsamic Vinegar and sugar in pan. Brining to a boil.
- Reduce heat and keep stirring for 15-20 minutes until thick and gooie.
- Take your spouts out of oven that should be nicely roasted and spread your gooie sauce over them. Give them a good stir.
- Stir in your cranberry raisins and put into your serving dish. LOVE these!
- Garnish with your pomegranate seeds.
Dan and I made this fabulous chicken dinner last night! It was so easy! It just fell apart and amazingly moist. Just plan and simple to prepare yet bursting with flavors.
We love taking time to cook together and I learn so much when I cook with Dan. He doesn’t even use measuring tools which makes me crazy, but he is good at this cookin’ thing.
When we decided to do this recipe we were in the mood for orange. I don’t know what the deal was, but we just wanted to have something with this flavor, so Dan created this dish.
Using essential oils in cooking is just an added bonus to your cooking but you MUST not use much. It is just really over powering if you do.
The Organic orange oil we used in this recipe we get at a local vinegar and oil place but if you don’t have that you can use olive oil and put a DROP of the NEW Organic orange essential oil into the dish.
I am a substitute queen so I know what its like to go to cook a recipe and you don’t have all the ingredients. Make up some of your own ideas and favorite flavors and post them in the comments. I love that!
I hope you will find this dish just as enjoyable as we did! We can’t wait to share it in an up coming dinner party. So fun to explore using essential oils and herbs in cooking!
4 Chicken Breast or thighs (if you like dark meat like me)
2 TBSP of Orange Oil (you can use orange essential oil here read above only use a drop)
Dash of Sea Salt
Ground pepper to taste
½ onion quartered
1 orange squeeze juice
1 drop of Rosemary essential oil
Pour enough water until just before covering your chicken choice
Place all ingredients in your cast iron pan, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
While your chicken is cooking you can prepare your sauce about ½ hour before it is done.
Ingredients for Sauce:
4 TBSP of butter
2 TBSP of powdered mustard
4 TBSP of Organic Honey
3-4 TBSP of apricot jam (I added more just for more tang taste)
4 TBSP of Grand Marnier
Fresh Rosemary sprig for garnish
Directions for Sauce:
Melt the butter, mustard, honey, and jam until bubbly. Take off heat and add your Grand Marnier. With your wire whip mix it in. You can now keep it warm on the burner.
Finishing the dish:
Check your chicken using a meat thermometer for doneness.
Take your chicken out of the pan and pour off any fat.
Place chicken back into the pan and add ½ of your sauce.
Let simmer for 10-15 min. Prepare your rice or veggie.
Plate your chicken putting some sauce on plate.
Make a mound of your rice.
Now place your chicken on top of rice finishing pouring the remainder sauce over the chicken.
Your mouth will be filled with bursting flavors!
Let me know what you think if you tried this…always love to hear your thoughts!
Side Note: If you are not comfortable using the liquor in this recipe I totally understand. We are the same way. But truly without this part it won’t quite be the same taste, but you can do without. We tried it and found it really needs to have that burst of flavor. The alcohol is cooked off as well if that helps.
Oh my we loved this meal! Served on a bed of brown rice was just Devine!
Hope you love it too! Comment please if you tried it.
God’s blessings to you all!
Love deeper, and talk sweeter,
There are SO many myths out there to make you believe you are eating or trying to eat healthy but still have symptoms in your daily life. One that popped out to me was taking the birth control pill to ease menstrual cramps.
Recently I discovered someone who I feel compelled to share with you. Her name is Magdalena Wszelaki, and she is going to be doing a free workshop sharing her journey back to health after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as well as several other conditions all rooted in out of balance hormones brought on by stress and environmental toxins.
Her secret: food and specifically the right foods for her body.
You see, a lot of women believe that they are “eating pretty healthy.” Maybe you are one of them.
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Be well and
This dreamy recipe is so easy and you can even make it easier by already buying the blend already to go!
I personally choose to purchase each ingredient from my favorite place, Bulk Herb Store but you can purchase the ready to go 1/2 pound mixture. I tell you, you won’t go buy any other Chai type recipe. SO wonderful! So…here ya go and ENJOY! Really any time of year not just fall!
1 Cup. Organic Red Rooibos Tea (buy here)
1/2 Cup Organic Cinnamon Chips (buy here)
1/2 Cup. Organic Whole Cloves (buy here)
1/3 Cup. Organic Orange Peel (buy here)
1/4 Cup. Organic Ginger Root (buy here)
Mix each ingredient in a steel bowl. I put the mixture in a mason jar and keep in a cool dark place like your pantry. Label as well.
Once you have your blend made and you are ready to brew, place 1-3 tsp of the blend in your strainer, pour boiling water over your blend and steep for at least 10 minutes.
Cover your tea while it steeps. This holds the flavors. Add your honey (buy here) or sweetener and the topper…add your almond milk.
I tell you this is what makes this SO yummy! I also add a little nutmeg to add a little touch. In the picture is a Calendula flower to make a special touch! All eatable too!
Special note: If you like one ingredient more feel free to experiment with this and add or take out what is too strong for your taste. I LOVE the orange peel and add more. Fresh whole nutmeg is wonderful to grate on the top.
I hope you enjoy your dreamy fall delight!
God bless you and keep warm!
Love deeper, talk sweeter and enjoy your day,
Are you preparing for what is ahead with germs and sickness? Are you preparing you home right now to get your family ready to fight off germs?
It all begins with a healthy lifestyle and eating right.
In our family we use supplements to help our bodies fight off any internal issues. We do love our Plexus!
Next I make sure that our home is clean of chemical type supplies. We use natural cleaning supplies from our dishes, to our bathrooms, to our laundry, and even clean air. Using a diffuser with Immune Strength essential oil sets up our family to fight off those germs in the air. I even have them in their rooms!
We also spray bed sheets with some wonderful blends mixed with filtered water. The smell is amazing and will help them sleep as well! You can try other blends for bed spray like the Flu Time, Eucalyptus and Peppermint.
If you love to experiment, I suggest blending many different oils that you enjoy the fragrance. There are so many to choose from and everyone has their favorites. So give it a whirl!
I love having an extra jug of electrolyte tea as well. I give them this as a boost to their breakfast and will also give them after school. If they are coming down with something, I will add a drop or two of tinctures that I have made up to put in their tea. Many of the tinctures I have on hand include, cold and flu fighters. Those recipes are below as well.
Clean your bathroom…BIG germ collector…
I fill old Parmesan cheese container 1/2 baking soda and your 20+ drops of Immune Strength essential oil. PERFECT for also cleaning your tub, shower, and sinks. Take that same oil and put into a 4 oz spray bottle adding 20 drops of essential oil and you have a great spray to clean your counter tops. Take that same powder and sprinkle on your carpets than vacuum…TADA…your own carpet cleaner too.
For your kitchen:
Essential oils I love to mix into a spray bottle, Black Pepper, Lemon, Citrus Passion, (also wonderful in your water), and Lime. I keep them under our sink ready to clean and bring a freshness to your kitchen.
Try this wonderful Electrolyte Tea! You will want to have these ingredients on hand ALL year long! Awesome flavor too! From my favorite Bulk Herb store.
“Electrolytes are minerals found naturally in the body, such as potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium. Electrolytes are needed to keep the body’s balance of fluids at the proper level and to maintain normal functions, such as heart rhythm, muscle contraction, and brain function.” – www.everydayhealth.com “Your cells use electrolytes to maintain the proper electrical currents between your muscles and nerves. They are needed to keep your nerves connecting properly to each other, and to keep your muscles from contracting and causing cramps. They keep your body from breaking down when you work it! When we sweat, our bodies lose electrolytes. Kiddos especially need to be kept hydrated and full of electrolytes through the summer to keep their energy levels steady, and to keep their minds and bodies strong!”
7 Cups – Hibiscus Orange Delight Tea
2-4 Tbsp. Raw Honey/Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
1 tsp. Calcium/Magnesium Powder
Make the Herbal Tea as directed, remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until everything is thoroughly combined with the tea. Refrigerate until cold!
Enjoy keeping your family healthy during the transition from your home to the outside world of germs!
Love deeper, talk sweeter and God bless you!
OOO if you LOVE smoothies you will find this recipe amazing! AND if you have never tired BUBBLE TEA well let me tell ya…YUM!!!
A smoothie with a little fun through your straw ! The blends of these herbs and fruit and Plexus protein 96 will just make your taste buds wonder what happened!
Of course with any recipe add what you feel you like most. Variations are to your imagination as well. I love chocolate and peanut butter so I may try that next.
I also love adding my Pumpkin Tea Blend using Roobios tea that you can find on my blog too for a nice fall smoothie.
Note: the black BOBA bubbles are best if you don’t want dyes. The color ones are really fun but I saw they had a bunch of things I didn’t want in my body.
So here we go…Ready?
First you will need:
Bogo Bubbles or Tapioca Pearls (buy here comes with straws)
Frozen or fresh raspberries
Plexus 96 Protein Vanilla (buy here)
Rose Petals (buy here)
Hibiscus Flower (buy here)
Organic honey (buy here)
Step 1: Get your bubbles ready by following package directions. Leave in cold water until your ready to strain and put in bottom of your fun bubble smoothie glass.
Step 2: Make up your Hibiscus/Rose tea (I had mine made the night before and chilled in the refridge ready to go. But if you are making yours fresh make sure to cool it down once it has steeped for its 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Pour 1 Cup of tea in blender and add your honey or Stevia.
Step 4: Add ½ Cup of Almond milk
Step 5: Add your Raspberries and ice cubes
Step 6: Add you Plexus 96 ( I use only half of a package)
Blend away until nice and SMOOTH
Put your bubbles in your mug making sure to be well drained. Pour your smoothie mixture over the bubbles and add a touch of sprinkled rose herbs on top.
Add your straw and ENJOY!!!!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
God bless as you share this wonderful drink with your loved ones!
March 19, 2017
If you suffer from allergies, or feel a little something coming on, turn to tea and essential oils! It works for me EVERY TIME!
The key behind staying healthy and keeping your immune
system strong comes down to what you put in your body when your well AND when your sick. I use daily supplements to keep my body ready for the attacks of this world called germs. I also use those supplements to boost my body to fight off infections by building a strong immune system. I personally have tried many products, nothing worked 100% until I tried Plexus. If you like, you can click on the link and read more about the product that has helped me and thousands of others GET WELL ahead of the big sickness called colds and flu.
Next I keep close clues to what comes before a cold or flu bug. If a bug is going around, which is all the time in the winter, a spring, I start diffusing my home with essential oils and of course I use only essential oils for cleaning my home as well. You can check out some recipes here. For me, when a cold is coming I feel it in my nose and teeth. Kinda like when you get a sinus infection. I begin by inhaling my go to remedy, Eucalyptus Oil. I may inhale several times a day. Along with that, I inhale Peppermint. If after a few hours symptoms don’t subside, I hit the BIG guns and will boil in a glass bowl purified water and place a few drops of either oil in water and with a towel over my head and bowl begin to inhale. WHEW…watch out..it is powerful but VERY effective. Usually this will do it and whatever was gonna hit, subsides.
Lastly, throughout the day I mix myself some of my favorite Immune Strength tea blend. I love this tea! You can use the ingredients below and have your own batch adding more of a favorite spice, or you can by it already done at my favorite store, Bulk Herb Store. I love to make my own so I created a recipe sharing with you. Drinking tea throughout the day, smelling the freshness of a home cleaned with no chemicals, and using oils on my body, is just what the nature Doctor gave us to get well and KEEP well.
Enjoy trying the goodness that only the Lord provides! Keep healthy God’s way!
Love deeper, talk sweeter and enjoy your day!
Allergy and Immune Tea
Wild Cherry-1/2 c
Nettles ¾ c
Plantain Leaf ½ c
Elder Berry ¼ c
Licorice root– ¼ c
Ginger Root-2 tsp.
Fenugreek Seed-1/4 c
Orange peel– 2-3 tsp. ( I like a lot of orange flavoring)
Mix, keep in airtight container. ( I use handy dandy mason jars decorated on the outside)
When ready to brew, place desired amount in tea strainer, and steep for at least 10 minutes.
Mix together and you have an AWESOME tea blend as you feel a cold coming on!
So great for those allergies as well!
Enjoy getting well the natural way, drinking tea, eating well and taking your supplements!