This simple recipe is so fulfilling and tasty! It can be altered to suit almost any taste. Best of all, it is gluten free.
Combine in a covered bowl:
- Gluten free organic oats (“Quick” oats break down more and are the most easily digested. Whole oats can be used, and if so would be best left on the counter to ferment for up to 72 hours).
- Chopped pecan pieces
- Goji berries, blueberries, or raisins
- Dehydrated maple sprinkles, raw sugar, or slices of dates or figs as sweetener
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt or kefir with live cultures
- Cassia essential oil, and allspice essential oil, a couple of drops each
- Pure spring water or mineral water
Let the mixture sit overnight, or longer for a deeper fermentation. In the morning, stir and eat.
Overnight Oatmeal Recipe Variations
Add small apple slices.
Add a drop of vanilla bourbon.
Use dried chopped apricots in place of berries.
Add organic carob or cocoa powder.
Add cinnamon and cloves.
Substitute almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds for pecans.
Nothing beats dried nettles herb for regenerating the body. It is a tonic herb, safe and effective for supporting recovery from fatigue, hormonal imbalances, blood sugar imbalance, and many other conditions.
Nettles Physical Properties
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Nettles herbal tea has shown promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and asthma. It is helpful for bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, and gout. It helps hives, kidney stones, and laryngitis. It is also a helpful herb for relieving body pain.
It has been used in treating multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis. It is strengthening to the lungs and respiratory system, and can help reduce allergies. It is a known liver regenerator and endocrine tonic.
In Germany, nettles is sold as an herbal drug for prostate diseases.
The tea can also help to lessen the swelling of hemorrhoids (used topically). It has been used to stop bleeding from minor injuries. It is an astringent which shrinks and tightens the skin and mucous membranes. It may also be used topically for dandruff and oily hair and scalp.
One of my personal favorite uses for nettles, is as an herbal allergy treatment. Many people in our locality suffer from allergies in the spring and summer months. The symptoms of this allergy include runny nose, respiratory congestion, and sneezing.
Drinking a tea of dried nettles every morning, beginning in late winter before plants begin to leaf out, will eliminate these symptoms for many people, and greatly reduce them for others. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it is really worth your time and effort to give nettles a try.
- May not be suitable during pregnancy and lactation, or for children under 6. Consult your health care practitioner for use in these situations.
- No known interactions with drugs and pharmaceutical medications.
- Nettles is considered to be generally recognized as safe at normal dosages.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.
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Tempeh Toss is made with tempeh, the lesser known soy food protein source.
Tofu is the best known source of plant based protein. Tofu is refined, made of soy bean milk that is pressed in forms and allowed to drain like cheese. Its protein content is around 12 grams of protein in 4 ounces of tofu.
Tempeh is a fermented food, made of whole fermented soy beans. Because it is unrefined, its protein content is almost double that of tofu, weighing in at 22 grams per 4 ounce serving.
Both of these protein sources are packed with B vitamins, folate, isoflavones, iron, potassium, and dietary fiber. They also improve calcium and vitamin K levels.
Tempeh Toss Recipe
Into a medium fry pan, add
- chopped celery
- diced mushrooms
- chopped asparagus
- chopped onion
- black-eyed peas (pre-cooked)
- shredded beets
Add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add 2 drops ginger essential oil and 1 drop sweet basil essential oil. Toss and stir.
Just before removing from heat, add crumbled tempeh and stir, allowing tempeh to get warm but not to cook. Serve immediately with a dash of olive or sesame oil and a sprinkle of natural sea salt.
This is a great, simple to cook and delicious, one pot meal!