Key Lime Pie-Phase 2

What is better than a zesty, creamy slice of key lime pie on a hot and sultry day? It’s cooling, refreshing and pure delight. Even more delightful? Our Key Lime Pie is raw, vegan and packed with nutrients. Joy and health in every bite! Crust: 2 C. pecans, soaked 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. Celtic salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract Process all ingredients in a food processor with the “S” blade until the mixture becomes sticky and forms a ball. Press into 9″ pie plate and chill while making the filling.  Filling: 1/2 avocado […]

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Role of Enlightenment in Relationship pt. 2

Sacred relationships are timeless. Forgiveness is letting go of our identity with the past. It is letting go of resistance to the moment. It allows the present moment to be as it is and not contaminated by our attachment or past experience. Suffering pressures us to release resistance to life. When we let go of life expectations and forgive, we can go into acceptance and surrender and, therefore, inner peace. Ego is the unobserved mind that runs life when we are not in the witness state. Ego strategizes to avoid being in the Divine Presence, and, therefore, in dissolving the […]

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Food Effects on the Mind & Spirit

“Particular energies exist within each food that affect our physical functioning, the nature of our thoughts, and even the expansion of our consciousness” For thousands of years different cultures have been aware that the types of food we eat have subtle effects on the mind. Herodotus, the Greek historian, reported that grain-eating vegetarian cultures surpassed meat-eat-ing cultures in art, science, and spiritual development. It was his view that meat-eating nations tended to be more warlike and more focused on expression of anger and sensual passions. It is said that the ancient Egyptian priesthood ate specific foods to increase their spiritual […]

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Heavenly Garden Soup for the World- Phase 2

A garden vegetable soup for all seasons! Enjoy the gifts the earth brings in all of her abundance. Heavenly Garden Soup for the World reminds us of the bounty we have all around us and is a perfect soup to share with friends and family. Double the recipe and you REALLY have a soup for the World!  12 Servings Ingredients: 4 purple potatoes 1.5 sweet potatoes, chopped 1.5 yams, chopped 1 yellow Finn potato, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 purple cabbage, chopped 1/4 green cabbage, chopped 1/4 head cauliflower, chopped 1/4 bunch of cilantro, chopped 1/4 […]

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Role of Enlightenment in a Relationship (Pt. 1)

There are many portals to the Self – nature, body awareness, breath, silence, yoga, meditation, and remembering that we are prior to the mind (jnana yoga or Zero Point Process). Silence is powerful and allows an opening to the Divine. A near death experience can be a doorway to the Self because we have a direct experience of the subtle body. The Nothing has the appearance of the Manifest in the three-dimensional world. By becoming aware of the empty space around you, you become aware of “no mind”. The inner space is silent and still. Nothing real can be threatened. […]

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The 6 Tastes

From Conscious Eating by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD: There are six tastes and food qualities that help to inform us how a food will tend to affect and interact with our doshas. Each taste is nature’s way of signaling us as to how the food will energetically act on our body and mind. The six tastes are: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. The sweet taste can be experienced by the varying degrees of sweetness that are in sweet fruit, sugar, milk, rice, and grains. Sweetness increases kapha and decreases pitta and vata. Sweetness has the qualities of being […]

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Specific Healing Qualities of Food

From Conscious Eating by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD: The next step in understanding the particular energy of a food is to realize that each food has specific healing qualities, which is different from a general pitta or vata or yin or yang effect. This is highlighted in Dr.Bernard Jensen’s book, Food That Heals,and in the classical juice therapy book by Dr. N. W. Walker, Raw Vegetable Juices. Jensen’s book lists the foods and Walker’s book lists the food juices and their specific healing qualities.The juices in our spiritual juice fast retreats are used according to these heal-ing principles. The different Chinese medical […]

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Pumpkin-Hemp Mylk- Phase 1

Pumpkin-hemp seed mylk is a great source of protein, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and potassium & will last 3-4 days.  Recipe for One quart (32 oz): Ingredients 1 C. soaked pumpkin seeds 1/4 C. hemp seeds Approximately 5 C. filtered water sweetener and spices optional – we do not add any sweetener at the Tree of Life Directions Add seeds to blender Add filtered water to blender pitcher to the 7 cup line Blend on medium for 30 seconds, then blend on high for another 30-seconds Turn blender off Place nut milk bag into pitcher or bowl and pour mylk […]

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Coconut Cream Pie- Phase 2

A creamy, comfort, classic! An easy, breezy coconut cream pie to be enjoyed at your next family picnic or the next time you crave the deliciousness that only coconut cream pie brings. What’s more perfect? Our Coconut Cream Pie is entirely raw and vegan so it’s delicious and nutritious. It doesn’t get much better than that! Crust: 1 C. almonds, soaked 2 Tbsp. raisins, soaked (soak for 1/2 hr. in cold water) 1 Tbsp. Tree of Life mesquite pod meal 1/2 Tbsp. Celtic salt Homogenize ingredients in a food processor or high-power blender to make crust. Press crust firmly into […]

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Optimal Diet for Pregnancy

As I move into a discussion on the optimal diet for pregnancy, I want to remind the reader that from the conscious eating perspective there is no one optimal diet for everyone. The secret to a successful vegetarian, vegan, or live-food diet is understanding your dominant dietary type and Ayurvedic dosha. This applies to everyone at any time and not just during pregnancy.One additional point is that people often confuse a therapeutic diet with building or long-term healthy optimal diet. Therapeutic diets such as only fruits for cleansing, less than 10% fat diet for heart disease, or prolonged juice fasting […]

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