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Green blessings,
Gudrun

BACH FLOWERS UNFOLDING 2nd Edition

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Have a sweet & safe Halloween!

CRAVING BREAD? NOT ABLE OR ALLOWED TO EAT IT?

Check this out. This is the best bread ever because it is packed with nutrition, extremely fast and easy to prepare and does NOT contain any flowers or gluten. It has become a staple in our life. Try it and spread the wealth of health.

Ancient Grain, Seed, and Nut Loaf
from The Greenhouse Cookbook

Makes one loaf, or about 10 slices.

Ingredients:          

  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1/8 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/8 cup millet seeds
  • 1/3 cup amaranth seeds
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¾ cups gluten-free steel-cut oats
  • 1/3 cup whole flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup psyllium seed husks
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 ¾ cups filtered water

 Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine and evenly spread the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, buckwheat groats, millet seeds, and amaranth seeds on the prepared baking sheet. Toast for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, steel-cut oats, flax seeds, psyllium seed husks, chia seeds, and salt.
  4. When the toasting seed mixture is golden, remove from the oven and add to the bowl of dry ingredients; stir until combined. Add the maple syrup, olive oil, and water to the bowl and mix well. We use our hands for this (wet them first). The mixture should feel quite soggy; the seeds will absorb more water as they rest.
  5. Line the bottom and sides of a 8- x 4-inch or 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour the dough into the pan and shape the top into a smooth dome with wet fingers. Cover the dough with a clean tea towel or napkin and let it sit at room temperature overnight or for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 F.
  6. Uncover the dough and place the loaf pan on a rack in the centre of the oven. Bake for an hour and 15 minutes, or until the crust is dark brown and sounds hollow when you knock on it. (It may take an hour and a half, depending on your oven.) Remove loaf from the oven and let cool completely, at least 2 hours.
  7. Slice and serve toasted. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Green Blessings,

Gudrun

Why Eat More HEMP HEARTS?

Hemp Hearts (shelled hemp seeds) are the best source of protein, essential fats — rich in Omega — vitamins and enzymes on the Earth. Rocky Mountain Hemp Hearts contain twice as much protein compared to other kinds.

ON SALE now at my office until quantities last – $8.50/lb

Rocky Mountain Hemp Hearts are grown without herbicides or pesticides. The products are made fresh daily, priced to sell quickly and shipped in small lots. They contain a natural antioxidant (Vitamin E) that keeps them fresh for many months at room temperature. Nothing has been added to the Hemp Hearts from Rocky Mountain. Nothing has been removed but the shell. The list of health benefits is almost endless – both for healthy individuals and those dealing with (chronic) health issues.

Hemp Hearts compared to other foods:

– contain more amino acids than milk, eggs or meat
– complete source of protein
– contain about 47% oil, 86% of which is omega 3, 6 and 9
– contain all essential fatty acids required for health
– provide plenty of energy without the use of sugar, caffeine etc.
– suitable for anyone unable to digest gluten, dairy, nuts, meat and sugar
– perfect for those avoiding carbohydrates
– supports and encourages proper bowel function

Hemp Hearts can be enjoyed in cereal, salads, baked goods, added to sauces, mixed with yogurt and fruit…

I strongly recommend to make Hemp Hearts part of your daily health giving regime!

Green Blessings,

Gudrun

Tossing & Turning Instead of Sleeping Peacefully?

“Be happy for this Moment. This Moment is your Life.”
– Omar Khayyam

Many people are complaining about being challenged with sleep these days. Read on for a few useful hints to support restful sleep.

Sleep is complicated.

What works for one may not work for the next person. Also what has worked once may not work the next time.

Checklist
  • Eliminate any stimulants such as coffee, black tea, sugar (especially at night)
  • If taken at night certain supplements such as vitamin C may have enough of a stimulating effect to interfere with sleep in some individuals
  • Peppermint, even though calming for the nervous system, has a stimulating effect on the metabolism and may interfere with sleep patterns in sensitive people
  • Allergies/sensitivities to foods and inhalants can be the culprit
  • Check your medications for potential side effects
  • Treat the underlying cause. Many dis-ease processes may interfere with proper sleep (blood sugar imbalances, adrenal fatigue…)
  • Getting up in the night to urinate may be a sign of kidney weakness in women and prostate issues in men
  • Minimize stress levels and over-excitement at night
  • Ensure adequate exercise during the day
  • If you wake up once again feeling like you have been run over by a truck, relax, breathe deeply, take a hot shower and know that you are going to make it through the day okay. Accepting the situation is half the battle, pondering and being upset about it is creating more unnecessary stress

Some HERBAL ALLIES are (alone or in combination):

  • Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) – one of my favorites
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa off.)
  • Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
  • Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) – Note: Adverse reactions to Chamomile are not uncommon
  • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perfoliatum) – especially when (nerve) pain and/or depression are a factor
  • Rescue Remedy

NOTE: Commercial herbal sleep blends frequently contain peppermint (too stimulating at night for many) and hops (not recommended for anyone with tendency to depression).

You can create a nice blend of dried herbs with any of the above herbs and enjoy a cup of tea at night or take them as a tincture.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Green blessing on another amazingly beautiful fall day,

Gudrun

BACH FLOWER WORKSHOP in VANCOUVER, October 10, 2017

While in Vancouver for a guest speaking engagement at Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine I am also offering a workshop at the clinic of Dr. Marisa Marciano. Thank you Marisa! Hope to see some of you there! Looking forward to a great experience.

Green blessings,

Gudrun

In Celebration of Herbs

In Celebration of Herbs – IHA (International Herb Association) Conference in Michigan

I just returned from the herb conference in Michigan where I taught a class on Bach Flowers. The conference was held at the old Kellogg “summer cottage” on Gull Lake, an absolutely amazing place. The primary focus of the conference was Hops because it has been chosen as the “herb of the year”. I am now back in Ontario for a book signing tour, another interesting (ad)venture.

Green Blessings,

Gudrun

 

Fast, Easy, Nutritious & Yummy!

Walnut Pate

2 cups walnuts
2 stalks celery
1/2 red pepper
3 scallions or 1/2 red onion
1 tsp. salt

(Please note: I am very creative with my cooking, and so as always, proportions and ingredients are different with with each batch creating a new flavour every time around!)

Mix all ingredients together in food processor until soft and creamy.

Eat as spread on nut crackers with sprouts, tomatoes, cucumbers.

Green blessings,

Gudrun

EXCITING NEWS!

All the images from my colouring book, HEALING WITH BACH FLOWER MANDALAS, are now available online as individual pages at Etsy.com. Search for “Bach Flower Mandalas” and it will take you straight to all the images. Creating the mandalas can have a profound affect in your life. It can help you spread your wings and soar to new heights. Enjoy, have fun creating and expect the unexpected while exploring the world of Bach Flower Mandalas.

Green blessings and thank you to everyone of you for your continued support.

Gudrun