Cookies, Tacos, Deep breathing & Herbs....
Ruby's Coconut No-Bake Cookies
Courtesy of our free Healthy Cookies Recipes Newsletter
Chet, my daughter-in-law made these for her children when they were small. Good heath cookies.
1 cup peanut butter, either smooth or chunky
1/2 cup honey
1 cup seedless raisins
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix peanut butter with honey, raisins and vanilla. Spread coconut on waxed paper or a flat pan. Drop spoonful of peanut mixture on coconut and roll to coat, ompletely. Chill. Makes about 3 dozen. Enjoy!
A Simple Qigong Exercise
I got this from ChetsDay website:
Here are Mark's thoughts and the "how to do it" details for an easy and highly effective Qigong exercise that you should use to drain tension and thus improve your life...it's a terrific one to try to get a sense of what this Oriental approach to natural health is all about.
Both use very deep breathing in their practice. The yoga practice even has a name for it - pranayama.
In the Qigong practice, you stand up,relaxed, and take a deep breath in while raising your arms over your head, then lowering your hands slowly while you breath out and imagine that the "bad" Qi is draining out of your body through your feet into the earth while the fresh Qi is entering through the top of your head. I find many of the Qigong practices "subtle"(that means I don't feel anything).
But this one is very relaxing, and I can feel the tension drain out of me, and I feel re-energized. How's that for a simple Qigong exercise? And it didn't cost you a dime. Try it. You'll like it.
Herbs for Your Medicine Cabinet
If you're ready to fill the natural remedy side of your medicine cabinet, this article provides an excellent list of herbs to stock.
Courtesy of our free Healthy Vegetarian Recipes newsletter.
2 can garbanzo beans
1 packet healthy taco seasoning from health food store
Lard-free tortillas or hard taco shells
Any other items you like on your taco
Dump both cans of beans into a skillet (but use the liquid from only one can). Dump in the taco seasoning. Stir and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Add beans and other ingredients to your tacos, burritos, and/or taco salads. Especially good recipe for those who aren't crazy about the flavor of garbanzo beans. The seasoning takes over. Serves 6.
Note from Lucy: If you don’t want to buy taco seasoning form from the health food store, just buy regular taco seasoning. Also you can use regular tortillas and taco shells if you want to. I guess it depends on how easy you want to make this dish.
Have a great week everyone!