Dummus Nori Rolls


Ingredients: 4 raw nori sheets 4 cups sunflower seeds, soaked 3 carrots, shredded 2 zucchini, shredded 1 beet, shredded 1/2 cabbage, thinly sliced 2 Tbs lemon juice 2 Tbs miso Pickled ginger, cut into thin strips 1 avocado, sliced 1 tomato, chopped 2 cups sunflower sprouts Dummus, 3 Tbs per nori sheet Directions: Blend sunflower seeds and lemon juice in a food processor until you have a very thick paste, stopping the food processor periodically to scrape the sides. Spread approximately 1/2 cup of sunflower paste onto the rough side of a raw nori sheet. Spread dummus next. Cover half […]

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Quiet, Strengthen, and Transcend Your Mind

Throughout history, one of the most important aspects of spiritual life is the ability to protect one’s mind. According to the Biblical tradition, Nimrod, the “capturer of souls”, claimed to be a god. Abraham confronted him and told him that he was neither omnipotent nor a god. Abraham asked him to prove his omnipotence by making the sun rise in the west. Obviously, Nimrod couldn’t do that, but this was an example of mind-control. Another example of mind-control in scripture is of Jacob defeating Laban, the darkest magician of the whole Middle East. Jacob studied with Shem and Eber and […]

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Cherish No Expectations


An old teaching says, “Those who grow old, cherish no expectations.” We live in a chaos filled world, growing more chaotic each day. Order as we know it doesn’t seem to be as aligned. We have a post-truth discussion. People identify with their belief systems, so a different belief system is regarded as an aggression against their identity. If we identify with our expectations, we are going to be perpetually disappointed. When you are perpetually disappointed, you are creating stress on your endocrine system, your immune system, and your sense of wellness dissipates. There are some other problems with identifying […]

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Spicy Squash Wraps


Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 c spinach, chopped 1 c daikon radish, grated 1 c recipe Spicy Squash (see below) 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin 1 c Pesto 1 recipe serving Nacho Cheeze (see below) 8 collard leaves Red Pepper Dipping Sauce To make Spicy Squash: In large bowl toss together: 1 diced zucchini, 1 T chili powder, 1 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Spread cheeze, then pesto on collard leaf. Next, layer spinach, daikon radish, spicy squash and red bell pepper. Serve with Red Pepper Dipping Sauce. Nacho Cheeze Recipe Makes 2-3 cups 2 […]

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To Everything There Is a Season

In Ecclesiastes King Solomon said something very wise. He said there is a season for everything. I am not talking about Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter. When he said there is a season for everything, what was he talking about? There is a time to be warlike; there is a time to be peaceful; there is a time to be quiet; there is a time to be noisy; there is a time to be happy; there is a time to be sad; there is a time to lead; and there is a time to follow. He goes on and on, […]

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What is Structural Integration?

Michael Rolfing

Our Bodies are Shaped by Our Lives In every moment we are shaping our bodies into a posture that fits your world. The mother continually carrying her child on one side begins to readjust the fine balance in her hips and spine. The body builder reshapes his structure through weight training. The person unable to express emotions may be “on hold” in their chest and arms, creating such tension that they eventually cannot freely breathe or extend and relax their arms. Each of us falls into patterns of body use which create postures that reflect our attitudes, thoughts and feelings. […]

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Curried Carrot Avocado Soup


Ingredients 3 C Carrots, chopped 2 C water 2 avocados 1 clove garlic 3 t ginger juice 1 t lemon juice 1 t curry powder 1/2 t cumin 1/2 T Celtic salt 1/4 t cayenne 1/4 t fresh ground pepper Directions In a blender, process all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

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The Truth about Post-Truth Reality

Post-truth – adj. Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.                                                                                                       ~ Oxford Dictionary There is a phenomenon that has been happening, which was finally labeled in the Oxford dictionary. This is the new word for the year. It’s called post-truth. I mean this literally. I am not joking. Post-truth, what does that mean? The meaning of the word is that facts or historical meaning has secondary meaning and value as compared to how people feel emotionally. The truth is in the degree […]

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Pasta with Red Pepper Marinara


Ingredients 2 C red bell peppers, chopped 1 C tomatoes, chopped 1/2 C sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/2 C apple, chopped 2 T olive oil 1 T garlic, mined 2 T fresh basil, chopped 2 T fresh chives, chopped 1 T fresh thyme, chopped 1 t Celtic salt Dash of cayenne Directions In a blender, process red bell peppers, tomatoes, apple, olive oil, garlic, cayenne, and salt until smooth. Add basil, chives, and thyme and pulse until the herbs are small pieces. Serve over pasta. Pasta can be made from zucchini or butternut squash. Process the pasta using a vegetable spiralizer.

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Ahimsa – A Guiding Light to Vegans


There’s something happening on the Internet that’s a little strange. It’s about a group of vegans who are putting a lot of hateful statements out to non-vegans. This is totally out of order. As I look at it I ask, “How did this happen?” I have a very long history of veganism. Shanti and I have both been vegan for 33 years, which is an interesting soul mate connection. Obviously, we see veganism as transformative for the world on multiple levels. I have expanded the teaching to holistic veganism. In 1944, Watson talked about ahimsa, which means “do no harm”. […]

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