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The fastest, easiest thing I make… and SO good!
2 boxes of organic, free range chicken broth
red, orange, and/or yellow bell peppers
pkg of egg noodles
3 chicken breasts
baby carrots
1.  Heat broth to a boil and then add chicken.  I use frozen and drop it right in.  I love that I don’t have to touch the uncooked chicken 🙂

2.  Boil chicken about 15 minutes, and then add in diced bell peppers, celery, onion and carrots.  Cook 10 minutes.  Take out the cooked chicken and cut it up.   Add it back to the soup.

3.  Add egg noodles and cook according to the package.  I always add water.  I don’t ever measure… just want to make sure there is enough liquid to cook the noodles.  At this point, make it as soupy as you’d like by adding more water or broth.
And done!
Try this recipe for you, your family, or friends who get sick.  It’s LOADED with goodness!  And also make it when you are short on time and need something cozy for dinner.  For my friends who are sick, here are a few tips that can boost your immune system and help you kick the cold…
* SLEEP – at least 8 hours at night, and take a nap!  (That’s hard for me… HATE naps.)
* Nasal rinse at least 2 times a day.  This helps SO much.  This will help avoid sinus infection and other unwanted sick drama.  I always use purified water.
* Take a probiotic daily – BUY NOW
* Take a high quality multivitamin daily – BUY NOW
* Take omega 3 fatty acids daily – BUY NOW
* Drink Throat Coat Tea and Breathe Easy Tea as needed
* Eat foods that will power your body and will promote recovery – nutrient rich food!
* Keep a healthy hand sanitizer with you and your mini humans at all times!
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I am HIGHLY attractive ♥ to mosquitos and other biting bugs – how nice – so I went on a mission to find the BEST way to stop the scratching… and this is what I found …
the BEST “itch medicine” I have ever used.
And I made it from my back yard!!
Plantain is an herb, often thought of as an ugly, annoying weed that grows in almost everyone’s yard.  After learning about this and using it, I promise you will change your opinion about it and want to harvest it!  In North America, the Native Americans use plantain to heal bites of all kinds: snake bites, venomous creatures, rattle snake and even mad dogs bites.  It is a “drawing herb” meaning that it pulls out toxins, infections and other foreign substances from the body.
I make this plantain tincture and keep it close to relieve the pain and itch from bee stings, insect and spider bites, poison ivy, and if ever needed, a snake bite.  In the case of a snake bite, I would apply the tincture and then seek medical attention.  This herb is known as “Nature’s Eraser”  I have noticed when using it on mosquito bites and bee stings, it doesn’t just temporarily relieve the symptom, but it heals the spot!  I love this stuff and hope you will try it.
  • A bunch of plantain leaves
  • A glass jar with a lid
  • Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cheesecloth or a clean, white T-shirt
  • Dark glass bottles for storage
1.  Go explore your yard, or your neighbor’s if you keep yours in pristine condition 🙂
This is what it looks like.
The leaf is smooth and has veins on the underside.
2.  Gather up a bunch of the leaves and then wash them.
3.  Tear the leaves and make sure to bruise them.
I usually twist them tight, and then tear.
You can even crush them with the bottom of your jar.
4.  Put the leaves in a jar that can be sealed.
5.  Pour Organic Apple Cider Vinegar over the leaves
until they are covered.
6.  Store in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks.
You will need to shake the jar once a day.

Grab your tincture, a clean container,
and your cheesecloth or white t-shirt.


Put your cloth over the top of the jar to strain the leaves.

Now you can discard the leaves and you are left with an
AWESOME tincture!
I like to have a large storage container to keep the tincture stored in the refrigerator (should be labeled :)),
 a smaller one to keep in the first aid kit,
and a purse size to have with me at all times.
Store in dark bottles to retain its potency for much longer period of time.
You can use a dropper to get it in to the smaller containers.
Try it out and let me know what you think!

Treasures in My Kitchen

When I’m in my kitchen preparing food for me and my family, I always think of how I can make our food more nutritious.  By adding simple ingredients, I can give nutritional gifts that will make our bodies strong and healthy.  Some of the time I have to sneak these natural jewels into our food, but most of the time they are well received and make our menu delicious.  So here are a few examples of the treasures I use everyday….




Yes, we should add garlic to our meals because it makes food SO yummy, and Rachel Ray tells us to, but also because it is a blessed herb.  Here are some of the benefits:
    •  a powerful antibiotic – the active component is a chemical called allicin that helps the body inhibit the growth and reproduction of germs

  •   promotes a healthy heart and blood circulation!  (warning:  can thin blood- similar to aspirin)


  •   helps promote a healthy immune system- it strengthens the body’s defenses


  •  Studies are now showing that garlic can reduce cholesterol


  •   has germanium (an anti-cancer agent)- more of this than any other herb


  •  can strengthen your body’s defenses with allergies


  •  helps regulate blood sugar levels


  •  it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients



Helpful Facts:  
Garlic & Onions are toxic to cats and dogs
Drink lemon juice/eat lemon to stop bad garlic breath. 🙂


    • regulates blood sugar

  • reduces LDL cholesterol levels- may help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease


  • reduces pain like arthritis


  • may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells (according to research at the University of Texas- published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer)


  • a natural food preservative


  • contains small amounts of fiber, calcium, iron and manganese


  • proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility (contains a natural chemical-cinnamaldehyde) = increases the hormone progesterone & decreases testosterone production in  women… helps balance hormones


  • holds promise for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis – according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, and The University of Texas.  Their research shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders.







    • can build up immune system

  •  has antioxidant & anti-bacterial properties


  • helps improve digestive system


  • has carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumour properties… helps fight against cancer!


  • has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that inhibits the growth of certain bacteria


  • helps keep external wounds clean and free from infection


  • has an anti-inflammatory agent- can reduce swelling & pain, and even scarring


  • helps treat sore throats- not only soothes the throat, but can also kill certain bacteria that cause the infection



Honey is also a great pre-workout snack!  
It’s a great source of carbohydrates that provides strength and energy in a workout.  The glucose in the honey is quickly absorbed and gives an immediate energy boost while the fructose is absorbed at a slower rate providing sustained energy.  Honey is know to instantly boost performance and endurance for athletes.


So, enjoy a spoon full of honey before your workout, or if you are feeling tired and need a boost of energy.




Flax seeds are a SUPER FOOD because of these 3 nutrients they contain:


    1. Omega-3 essential fatty acid– our body needs these “good” fats.  They are great for heart health and weight loss.

  • Lignans-have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities.  These seeds contain 75-800 times more lignans than other plant foods.


  • Fiber– contain both soluble and insoluble type



So here are some of the wonderful treasures found in Flax Seeds:
    • At least 2 of the components seem  to protect against cancer- specifically breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer .  They can block enzymes that are involved in hormone metabolism and interfere with the growth and spread of tumor cells.  There are also antioxidant properties.

  • Flax Seeds help the cardiovascular system with it’s anti-inflammatory properties and can normalize the heartbeat.


  • New studies suggest significant blood pressure-lowering effects


  • Can prevent hardening of the arteries and keep plaque from being deposited in arteries


  • May help lower cholesterol levels


  • May reduce inflammation from certain illnesses (like asthma and parkinson’s disease)


  • Can help prevent heart attack and strokes


  • May help reduce hot flashes Ladies!








I don’t know about you, but I feel tempted to be discouraged all the time with the new findings on what might causes cancer.   Let’s be encouraged, however, that God has given us MANY treasures in the earth that can fight against all the dangers!  There are MANY MANY more treasures in our kitchen and I will continue talking about them.  For now, however, I need to go make my kids a peanut butter and HONEY sandwich, with a little CINNAMON and FLAX SEED sprinkled inside!