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Author: Elaine

Plant Spirit Medicine & Traditional Foods Made Modern

Damiana & Herbal Smoke Blends

Damiana herb (Turnera aphrodisiaca), I find very relaxing yet invigorating to smoke. It tastes a bit like incense, but when mixed with other green herbs, it’s a great taste! Smoking Damiana has been shown effective for weaning off cannabis or tobacco, probably because of it’s mild euphoric effects. My ‘Herbal Mama’ smoking blend contains Damiana,…
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Coconut Flour Pancakes (that work!)

4 Eggs (room temperature, that’s how I store mine. Farm to counter.) 3 Tbsp. Oil (olive oil) 1/4 cup Coconut Flour 1/4 cup Milk (coconut milk) 1 Tbsp. Sugar (dehydrated cane sugar, monk fruit, xylitol, Lakanto, palm sugar) 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt Pre-heat the griddle to medium…. Medium low for a cast…
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Slow Cooker Spagetti Sauce

I am falling in love with my old hand-me-down slow cooker that was given to me by a dear friend who’s mom passed away.  She is someone that I wanted to be in the kitchen with and learn all the things that she knew about food and the KITCHEN!!  This is a regret that I…
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Why Detox?

Do you feel the call of a seasonal cleanse?  I sure do… dare I say: “Nature calls!” According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Springtime is the time to release the cold Winter Yin (phlegm, fat and all things lazy ‘old man winter’) and start harvesting the transition into Spring and building Summer Yang. The liver holds…
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