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Homemade remedies for cold & cough

As kids during the cold season my mum would give us raw ginger and honey religiously every morning to keep us from getting sick. Today 40+ years later and thousands of miles away from home I am still a strong believer of homemade remedies.
My favorite during the winter months is my ginger, turmeric and raw honey brew, it works wonders for us.

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Chop fresh ginger and turmeric root (about a thumb each) and pour 8oz of boiling water over and let brewed for 10 minutes. Then strain it out and add raw honey to taste. If you are not familiar with the health benefits of these super power roots look them up and your cold seasons will never be the same. What is your favorite home remedy for the cold?

There are so many healing foods full of anti-inflammatory and anti-viral compounds that will work wonders for your common cold and cough without the side effects you get from medicine, check out this fantastic list from Rodale News

Fighting Ebola.. we must act NOW, not later

 

Without saying a word, these global celebrities will make you want to take action

 

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Ebola is devastating parts of Africa, we need to all come together and take action.. One.org  is doing a fantastic job to rallying support and accountability.. Please join their effort and sign petition here.. #EndEbola NOW! Sign here → bit.ly/11vPs11

 

Two worlds, one problem: Educating women on good nutrition

Through a mist of faraway memories, I walk between the garden rows.  Large green leaves brush my bare legs, and the black earth is soft beneath my toes. Bees are buzzing in the clear, hot sun, sipping nectar from the golden pumpkin blossoms. I spot a cluster of beans dangling like ornaments in the shade beneath a canopy of heart-shaped leaves. I reach out my tiny hand and pluck a fat green bean. I take a bite. Juicy and sweet and tender, I could not have been happier if it had been candy.

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My mother’s farm in Cameroon, where I grew up, was a wonderland of delights. From the time we could walk, my sisters and I followed her around as she picked corn and beans, tomatoes and pumpkin. My earliest taste memories involved stolen bites of fresh vegetables, warmed and ripened by the sun. These early experiences set my eating habits for life.
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Organic banana blueberries spelt pancakes

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This happened today for breakfast, banana blueberries spelt flour pancakes. Okay so we know fresh from scratch meals are more nutritious but let’s not talk about nutrients, let’s focus on taste.

Nothing beats the taste of made from scratch pancakes. …Seriously the moment you make fresh pancakes from scratch is that very moment you are going to stop buying pancake mix or frozen.

I remembered once I tried pancake at a friend and I knew from the very first bit it was from a box even though it was an organic mix. You will see from this recipe how easy it is to make, this took me less than 30 minutes this morning, pancakes are not like cake so you can easily ‘wing’ your way to a yummy meal, to thick add more liquid to light add more flour:)

Ingredients organic:
1 banana mashed
1 egg (Happy pastured)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 / 4tsp salt
1 cup almond milk ( any will do )
1 / 2 tsp vanilla Pinch of nutmeg ( not necessary but I always use)
1 cup spelt flour
Oil for the griddle
Frozen blueberries

Add all wet ingredients and mix well, add flour and mix just enough, you don’t want to over mix. I don’t mix my blueberries in the batter, I add when it is on the griddle. For this shape and size I use a measuring tablespoon to fry..see previous pic on how it looks on the griddle. I serve with warm maple syrup and banana. And if you really want to take this a set further mill your grains:)

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Yummy Spoonfuls

Why your baby needs to be eating organic spinach

Spinach-smoothie-mugSpinach is a nutritional bonanza, studies  continue to validate it’s ability to protect against cancer, it prevent the body’s cell from undergoing mutation and blocks the formation of nitrosamines which are potent carcinogens. Now you see why fresh organic spinach needs to be a part of your baby’s diet  (raw for older babies, our sone had his 1st raw spinach smoothie at 9months or  very gently steamed for younger babies)

This smoothie is made with organic : spinach, mango, banana, coconut water and chia seeds. This smoothie is very creamy and just perfect for baby who has already tried ingredients listed above and rule out allergies etc.

We also make an amazing dish for babies with organic spinach, organic kale and organic beets call super-green . We make it fresh and ship free to you anywhere in the USA.. To order visit our website http://www.yummyspoonfuls.com

 

Yummy Spoonfuls CEO/CYO talks Motherhood!

mommy-jz-mater-meaWritten by Lisa Kay
Photography by Tim Redman

There’s very little room for resting in entrepreneur Agatha Achindu’s packed schedule. Even when her two younger children have been tucked in bed for a few hours, Achindu is still at it, working on another round of paperwork and food prep that awaits her in the kitchen of her home in Atlanta. As the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of organic baby food sold in retailers like Whole Foods, sleep is a luxury the 46 year old left behind years ago, thanks to the demands of caring for her sons — Georges (23), Malcolm (15), and Jared-Zane (9) — and running her own business. Although the constant shuffle can be hectic, Achindu believes that the level of sacrifice is worth it.

“The biggest challenge to me is being in a million different places at a million different times because of how I choose to parent,” she says. “Everything is hands on. We don’t do any fast food. We don’t do any processed food. No matter how busy I am, we have to cook. That is my biggest challenge, but at the end of the day I am grateful that I have the opportunity and [the] willpower to do it.” Read complete story on mater mea’s link http://www.matermea.com/#/agatha/4583867159