Recipe Friday: Wardee Harmon’s 30-Day Free Trial of Bible-Based Cooking

This is from an e-mail I received from Wardee Harmon, of Traditional Cooking School. She is wonderful, and I highly recommend her.

I’m excited because I just released a new lesson for the premium members of our Bible-based cooking program……
all about naturally pickled foods.
When most people hear “pickles” they think about the canned food aisle containing sauerkraut and pickles and such.
Yet I’m not talking about the same thing :)You see, naturally pickled foods are pickled how people did them CENTURIES ago before we had anything like high pressure canners.
Just salt and vegetables and jars… all that’s required. :)No heat, no pressure, just time and room temperature.ie … fermenting!
Crunchy, salty, sour.
Probiotic, good for the immune system, preserved with natural acids like lactic acid (which is healthy… as opposed to the white vinegar that’s used to preserve most foods in the canned section).Anyway, in this new lesson, I help you understand the process of fermenting, what tools to use (you really only need mason jars and utensils), the type of ingredients to shop for/grow, what’s happen in and how to do it safely.
Plus gobs of recipes, both in the printable and quite a few on video for you to follow along… kraut (and a high Vitamin C kraut), pickles, kimchi, ginger carrot sticks, apple chutney, and more!
Would you like to learn this age-old skill? You can preview this lesson and others if you’re approved for a free 30-day trial of our Bible-based cooking program.
 Click here to apply.
FYI: Our program is for Christian moms (and families) who know they want to cook healthy but aren’t sure what to do or where to start… nor do they want to spend hours in the kitchen. We help you skip the learning curve with sourdough, fermenting, cheesemaking, and more!
Let me know if you need any help finding anything or if you have any questions.
God bless you and your family… and happy fermenting!
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P.S. Need help?Common questions and answers here.

Learning Herbs 3-Part Livestream

I received an e-mail invitation to a great herbal livestream, and am passing it on to you. The following is from John at LearningHerbs:

This is what happened when I chose the wrong herb…

So…

I didn’t hurt myself.

It’s more like the herb I used just didn’t work.

Here’s the story…

I was getting over a cold, and had a bad cough at the end, which is a pretty common thing that happens.

I started using garlic, which is an herb I had used many times before for coughs.

I mean, just about every herbal book says use garlic for coughs. When you look up “herbs for a cough,” garlic is on every list.

However, why wasn’t garlic working for me?

Weeelllll…..

Turns out not all coughs are the same.

If you look at that same list of “herbs for cough,” you might also see an herb called marshmallow listed.

Now, if I’m at the START of a cold, garlic might be the perfect herb. But I was at the END of the cold, when that hacking cough simply needed soothing.

Garlic doesn’t soothe.

But guess what? Marshmallow does.

So, then… 

If we look at those herbal lists, and see dozens of herbs under a particular health condition, just how the heck are we supposed to know which one to use?

The answer is that we have to move away from this “List-Based Herbalism” and move towards “Sense-Based Herbalism.” By learning to use your senses with herbs, as humans have been doing for tens of thousands of years, you can begin to really TRUST the herbs you choose.

Now…

To help you learn this, Rosalee put together a 3-part livestream called…

Getting Results with Herbs

Basically, Rosalee is going to show you how you can dramatically improve your herbal success rate.

Please go here to register, as this free event starts TOMORROW.

These days, I know how to check in with my body and figure out how I can match the perfect herb to what I need it for. You can do this too, as it’s a skill you already use every day.

Please join Rosalee and me today.

Warmly,

John Gallagher
LearningHerbs


PS…

We have a wonderful printable PDF that contains the Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel, as well as a quiz for figuring out your “herbal type.”

You can get this right after you register here for Getting Results with Herbs.

Herbal Self Care Webinar

This entire post is taken from an e-mail I received from Kami McBride. She is offering a free herbal self care webinar. Here are her words:

I guarantee that this webinar will be worth your time.

If you know anyone that has been dealing with the fires and stress of the pandemic, please share this with them. People can help themselves more than they think.

There are a few herbal self-care techniques that people are not using, that we use A LOT in my household. Especially now that we live in the land of smoke and fire, we have really upped our herbal self-care game.

My voice is a little scratchy in the webinar since we have been living in smoke for 30 days, but I wanted to do this webinar anyway, so that you can benefit and put some of these techniques in place also. 


You can go to watch the free REPLAY here in full.

SO many people emailed me last night saying they were going to implement what they learned right away. Inspired was the word that kept coming into my inbox. I finally had to go to bed…

If you have had stress in your life, if you want to build a stronger immune system, if you want simple herbal techniques that don’t take any extra equipment then you don’t want to miss this talk.

Wishing you the very best, 

Recipe Friday: Baked Pork Chop Dinner

Serves: 2

I made this when we were both not feeling well. Cooking over a hot stove sounded detestable, but we had already got the pork chops out, so…
While napping before dinner, I had a vision of this, and it turned out spendidly. I really wish I’d thought to take a picture of it; maybe next time.


Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 90 min

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons (give or take) olive oil

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces

2 medium-thick pork chops

1 medium onion, sliced thinly

2 medium apples, peeled and sliced

salt, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.
Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of a 9×11″ baking pan.
Spread cut sweet potatoes over the bottom of the pan. Drizzle more olive oil, and salt.
Place the two pork chops on top of the sweet potatoes. (We had some large, thick pork chops, but this recipe will work fine with pork steaks, or chops a bit smaller. If you’re using thin pork chops, you may need to adjust the baking time.) (At this point, I sprinkled some seasoned salt on top of the chops.)
Spread the onions over the tops of the chops, then the apples slices on top. Drizzle more olive oil over all, and salt.
Cover the pan tightly with foil. Poke 5 or 6 slits in the foil.
Bake for 90 minutes. After one hour, remove the foil and put back into the oven to bake another 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, and allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes before plating.

Recipe Friday: Allergy Inhaler

I suffer from allergy reactions in the fall: sneezing, drippy nose, stuffy nose, bit of a sore throat / cough from all that stuff siphoning down… etc.

One of my best remedies for this is my allergy inhaler. I get these tube-shaped inhalers through amazon, but they likely sell elsewhere, as well.

The tubes come apart: The lid slides off, then pull off the inhaling tip, and there is a glass bottle to unscrew. Cotton rolls come with the inhalers. Simply drop some essential oils onto the cotton roll, insert into the glass bottle, and put the tube back together. Easy peasy.

Boy howdy, you’ll know when you’ve inhaled this! If you inhale deeply, you’ll be able to feel it ‘way into your sinuses.

Eucalyptus essential oil benefits: good for respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis and allergies; insect repellent (helps block malaria), expectorant, mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-aging; respiratory/sinus infections, decongestant, rheumatism/arthritis; a spray of 2% eucalyptus oil will kill 70% of airborne staph bacteria

Peppermint essential oil benefits: digestion, aids in absorption, cools heat in the digestive lining, focus, energy booster, fever reducer, relieves headaches and body/muscle aches. Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic (worms), antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain-relieving, curbs appetite, helps with irritable bowel system; improves focus, improves breathing (bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies); relieves headaches (2 drops peppermint + 2 drops lavender, rub on forehead); Can rub right on the stomach to relieve symptoms; also rub on bug bites for a few days to relieve itch

My allergy recipe is merely peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils.

Equipment and ingredients:

Inhaler tube

7 drops peppermint essential oil

7 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Directions:

Drop the essential oils onto the cotton roll; insert the cotton roll into the inhaler and put the inhaler back together.

To apply: Blow your nose thoroughly. If you’re still dripping like a sieve, tip your head back so you don’t drip into the inhaler. Once the top of the inhaler is removed, lift the tip of the inhaler to one nostril. You can inhale that way, or semi-cover the other nostril with your fingertip. Inhale deeply. Repeat with the other nostril. Repeat again with each nostril as needed.

Kathy’s Banana Oatmeal Bread

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This is the best recipe I’ve found for banana bread. It’s moist and tasty, and the rolled oats give it a delectable chewy texture. It’s flexible enough that you can add nuts if you like (I don’t like), you can go up or down on the spices, and you can add whatever kind of dried fruit you prefer (craisins, chopped dates, dried chopped apricots, etc.; I suppose you could even sub in chocolate chips); and I think you could change the butter to 1/3 cup, and add ¼ cup peanut butter, if that interests you.

Note the larger size loaf pan (9 5/8 x 5 1/2-inch): it really did use the whole pan.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup softened butter

3 tablespoons unflavored, unsweetened Greek yogurt

1 cup sucanat (can also use coconut palm sugar, or a combination)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup flour

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (anywhere from 3-5 bananas, depending on size)

1/4 cup milk (I used rice milk)

1/2 cup raisins (add a full cup if you like raisins)

Directions:

Yield: a 9 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ loaf pan

Cream shortening, yogurt and sucanat. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
Combine dry ingredients and add to first mixture alternately with bananas and milk. Mix well and fold in raisins.
Bake in greased 9 5/8 x 5 1/2-inch loaf pan 50-60 minutes in 350° oven.
Cover for 5 minutes after being removed from oven to keep the moisture in the bread.

Natural Health Info and Options

Ty and Charlene Bollinger have produced several excellent documentaries. They are offering some “binge watching,” for free at this site:

https://shop.thetruthaboutcancer.com/pages/summer-replay-last-chance.

Dr Josh Axe does a nice job of explaining what it is about modern wheat that makes us sick; and how sourdough, even though it’s wheat, is a healthier option. Read about that here:

https://draxe.com/nutrition/why-is-sourdough-bread-good-for-you/.

Along with that, you should know that Wardee Harmon is the Queen of Sourdough (my own title for her), and she has a gazillion articles and recipes for sourdough here:

https://traditionalcookingschool.com/.

 

Herbal Cocktail Webinar Opportunity

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Herbs are one of the many gifts to us from God. Herbs provide healing, health, immune support, and well-being.

Learningherbs.com is host to a healthful bounty of herbal information. They are offering two free sessions this Thursday, July 30th. Visit the webinar website to register.

https://explore.learningherbs.com/webinars/herbal-cocktail-happy-hour/.

Science-Backed Alternative Medicine Webinar

A free webinar is being offered starting Tuesday, June 2nd, and extending through Wednesday, June 10th. It addresses researched-based, scientifically-proven alternative medical practices that improve your health, from everyday issues (such as difficulty sleeping, stress) to chronic illnesses (such as high blood pressure and cancer).

“Proven: Healing Breakthroughs Backed By Science” will offer presentations by doctors and practitioners from around the world, with episodes airing each day.

An excerpt from Dr. Zelinski’s e-mail:

Thousands of studies are now showing that many “alternative” medicines and therapies (that your doctor doesn’t know about or isn’t allowed to recommend) are FAR superior for the majority of chronic health conditions we suffer from…

If you want to expand your horizons and discover fact-based solutions for what is ailing you (or a family member), there’s a new 9-part documentary series called Proven: Healing Breakthroughs Backed By Science that is premiering in a few days – and it’s an absolute must-see!

Each episode will provide you with highly effective (and safe) approaches to wellness that will change your life… and it’s F-R-E-E to watch!

–>> Click HERE to watch the trailer!  

There are so many complementary, alternative, and natural ways to protect – and to reclaim – strong, optimal health. Many of these healing resources are amazingly simple, and you can take advantage of them all by yourself!

Far more treatments and therapies exist in this world than you are being told about – and their power has been proven, scientifically.

Regardless of whether you are struggling with a chronic health condition, or want more vital energy, or you simply want to defy the effects of aging in the years to come… we cannot recommend this documentary series highly enough.

We know there will be some treasure in it for you.

https://proven.thesacredscience.com/.

Mental Health Webinar Opportunity

Many, many people are struggling with mental health issues. When we are squeezed, such as in our current situation, sometimes ugly stuff comes out.

Dr. Eric Zelinski addresses such concerns often in his posts. In his recent e-mail, he shares an opportunity for a free webinar. Here is his e-mail:

Of the billions of people affected by the current “pandemic”, none have been more devastated than those suffering from mental illness. Suicide, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and feelings of hopeless are at an all-time high.
If you or a loved one are one of the 450 million people struggling from a mental health challenge…
Or, in particular, one of the 55+ million Americans suffering from depression and/or anxiety…
Know this:  you are NOT alone. 
Yet it’s tough to talk about.
So let’s talk about it.
Let’s talk about how HARD it can be to find effective solutions that don’t come with its own set of problems.
Anyone who’s lived with mental health issues or with a loved one with these issues can tell you, it’s a wild ride and it’s far from fun.
Experimenting with pharmaceuticals, trying to find the right cocktail that helps your condition can be both expensive and defeating. Not to mention, dangerous.
At Natural Living Family you know our mission is always to help people uncover the root cause of their problems and personalize relief. Not a one-size-fits-all quick fix pill or potion.
Because what if there are solutions that are unique to each person? What if you could back up these solutions with cutting edge science and data that actually measure results?
That’s precisely what our good friend and mental health expert Dr. Elena Villanueva is offering in her 5-Part Masterclass that’s airing completely F-R-E-E, staring June 7th  at 9 pm ET.
When you join Dr. Elena for The Mental Health Masterclass you’ll discover…
    • The foods that can cause or increase your anxiety
    • The real root causes of mental illness and mental health challenges
    • Why managing mental health is so challenging in this modern age
    • Medications and hidden factors that make things worse
    • How clients suffering with psychological disorders and neurological diseases are seeing real results, backed by measurable data
    • And so much more!

As part of this incredible presentation, Dr. Elena has included several bonus items you can print out and reference as you start your journey towards release from mental health challenges.

–>> Grab a bonus coloring book to help you destress and unwind. 🙂 

It all starts June 7th at 9 pm ET.

Join the thousands of other people who have regained their hope and peace by following Dr. Elena’s guidance…

<< Register for The Mental Health Masterclass Here >>

We can’t wait to hear your success story.

 

As always, our hope & prayer is that YOU experience the abundant life.

~ Dr. Z