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Mama’s Green Power Juice

Do you ever eat or drink something and instantly feel better? Like if you stopped, closed your eyes and paid attention you’ll feel your cells move.. vibrate.. almost like they’re happy. It’s an odd feeling and the only time I have really noticed this is when I’ve drank (okay gulped) a large glass of cool water after realizing I hadn’t drank anything all day.

But this Kale juice did that to me. After drinking it.. I actually felt a little lighter and just cleaner.

So.. obviously I looked into it. Otherwise this whole thing would just be weird.

According to wikipedia kale is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.

Kale is also a good source of carotenoids. People consuming diets rich in carotenoids from natural foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are healthier and have lower mortality from a number of chronic illnesses.

How amazing! I actually felt the effects!

This is why I’m sharing this recipe at this month’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free. The theme that wonderful blogger Maggie set is “Foods That Heal”. Well from everything I’ve read – Kale certainly does heal.

Enjoy!

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Go Ahead Honey, It’s A Gluten Free Garden Tea Party!

This month we had the pleasure of hosting ‘Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free’ (GAHIGF) with the theme of ‘Garden Tea Party’. This event is created and organized by the wonderful Naomi Devlin – a gluten free blogger with incredible knowledge and creativity.

Throughout the month we were teased with entries of the most mouth-watering party dishes ever. By the end of the month we really wish we could host a real life garden party with everyone bringing in the actual food they sent us pictures of. Here’s what the table looked like by the end of the month.

Okay. Stop drooling. You’re at a tea party! Let’s be Victorian, put on our fabulous hats and announce the treats individually in the order that they arrived – shall we?

First to the party was Vicky from Sweet’s at Vicky’s with this gorgeous looking Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. I’m not quite sure why she calls these ‘The Elvis’ but they certainly make me say “Goodness, gracious!”.

I’m really looking forward to trying this Super Easy Fudge that Stephanie’s from Gluten Free By Nature brought to the party. I know this fudge is going to be awesome because it’s been completely approved Read More

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Chai (Indian Tea Latte)

No offense Starbucks – but I really really need to get this off my chest. There is a part of me that cringes whenever I hear someone order “Chai Tea Latte”. You think I’m about to go off about the nutrition don’t you? No, it’s not that. I’ve actually never really looked into what’s in a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. The thing that bugs me is the name and the item itself.

Chai is what Indians call tea. In it’s most basic preparation – all it is is black tea, water, milk and a sweetener. Then, like any good Indian dish, you can add various spices to really kick it up a notch. Pretty much any Indian in India that isn’t trying to avoid caffeine will start their day off with a cup of chai. Now here is the part that makes me cringe — the word “chai” means “tea”. Quite literally – chai is the word for tea in India. So when someone orders “Chai Tea” – to me it translates to “Tea Tea”. That’s just weird. It’s almost like we’re stressing that the drink better be tea. Are we making sure that if the cashier doesn’t understand one Read More

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Twice the fun – Sugar Free Sunday and Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free!

Happy Sunday! Today is quite the perfect day. The sky is clear and blue. The sun is warming up my favorite chair at home. The birds are chirping in the trees. And I get to announce not one but TWO events!

Today starts this week’s sweetest weekly potluck get-together – Sugar Free Sunday! As you know, every week we host this event to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration to start the week right? You bet! Last week we had some really delicious recipes at the potluck: salads, pizza, marshmallows, cookies, truffles and THREE different types of bars — all refined sugar free!

The other event I’m hosting is this month’s ‘Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free’ (GAHIGF). I love this monthly event not just because it has the awesome logo above, but because the community I’ve met through this has really been inspiring. GAHIGF is an event organized by the wonderful Naomi Devlin – a gluten free blogger with incredible knowledge and creativity. Check out her blog if you haven’t already done so!

"Sweet April showers, Do spring May flowers"

I chose this month’s GAHIGF theme to be ‘Garden Tea Party’. With flowers in full bloom, I find this time of the year Read More