Sesame Sauce

Ingredients:
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup ketchup
2 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce

Opt:
1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Whisk all ingredients (minus the optional) in a bowl and heat on medium heat until it simmers then add to dish. To stretch the sauce which the cornstarch and water until lump free and add to simmering sauce. Which vigorously to incorporate flavor and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

Your Diet, Your Frame of Mind

Have you asked yourself seriously, why do I eat what I eat?

When you find that you have an allergy or intolerance do you feel the urge to rush out and buy all the products that are _(fill in your allergy here)_ free? When you began to eat a vegetarian/vegan diet did you stock up on imitation meat?

Have you considered if these products are valuable or necessary to your diet? 

Although there is nothing wrong with substituting junk food with healthy food, conscious eating is still at question when strolling down the aisles in the "health food" stores. 

Is gluten free bread despite allergies/intolerance to wheat/gluten that contain with ingredients such as rice flour, potato flour, cornstarch actually more healthy than whole wheat bread itself? Considering why you eat what you eat explains your diet, your habits, and your health. I attempt to buy non-processed foods, but the temptations and experimental itch are always present and hard to silence. It is not expensive to eat a vegan or vegetarian diet on an exclusive wholefoods diet which eliminates imitation meat, non dairy cheese, and unnecessary supplements. These products should be used at a minimum, treat, or not at all. This was just food for thought. When eliminating a food from your diet it can be very expensive to replace it with an imitation food but beneficial to simply eliminate it.

Raw Tamarind Chutney


Ingredients:
2 Tbsp tamarind paste
2 cups water
1 1/3 cup dates (soaked for 30 minutes)
¼- ½ salt
¼ - ½ chili powder
½ tsp ground cumin seed
½ tsp ground fennel seed
½ tsp- 1 tsp garam masala

Directions:
Blend water, dates, and tamarind until smooth liquid. Strain mixture through a mesh strainer like a tea strainer and save liquid. Blend liquid  with salt, cumin, and fennel. Stop the blender and add chili powder to taste. Add salt to taste then add garam masala.

Makes 2 cups  

Natural Alternative for Sinus Infections

It can be easy to mistaken symptoms for sinus infections for cold symptoms. Imagine taking all the right herbs and supplements for colds, but not getting better. Well this is what happened to me. Fortunately, I found a few things that worked for my sinus infection:

1 capsule Goldenseal daily
2 capsules Bee Pollen daily (tasty in smoothies as well)
1-2 bags Echinecea tea plus honey, steeped for 15 min and 3-5 times daily


Citrus fruits (seasonal fruits such as persimmons, pears, oranges, grapefruits, apples, lemons, and kumquats)

How it works?

The Goldenseal acts as an antibiotic and immune booster. The Bee Pollen works as an immune booster and immediately relieved my sinus pressure as well.

Echinecea tea dries up the mucous and kills virus cells as well.

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