Surveying Superfoods: the Benefits of Cacao

Posted on May 26, 2016

Recently, I have begun thinking again about superfoods. One superfood that needs a new look is Cacao.

Raw powdered cacao is a wonderful superfood. Remember the recent dark chocolate craze? Raw cacao has nearly 4x the anti-oxidants of dark chocolate!

But that’s not all, cacao is also known for the following:

Improve your mood… Cacao contains anandamide whis known to help create feelings of euphoria.

-as an Aphrodisiac… it can seriously help get you in the mood.

Balance Mood Swings

Protect you from Heart Disease

Prevents aging

Combats Fatigue

Strong Hair and nails

Lowers Blood Pressure

Improves kidney and bowel function

Reduces insulin resistance

And much, much more…

I have just recently started taking this regularly and will post with results over time.

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Heirloom Tomato and Basil Soup Recipe

Posted on May 25, 2016

Have some extra fresh tomatoes from the garden? A load of fresh basil from the Summer heat? This recipe will get you going.

Ingredients:

1.5 lbs. or so of fresh (Heirloom preferable tomatoes)
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 cup water
1/2 cup green onions, or shallots
1 tsp. of Minced Garlic
1 tsp. smokey Kiawa Salt (can substitute regular salt)
1 cup of fresh Basil
1 pinch of sage
1 pinch of fresh rosemary
Black Pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a frying pan, place all of the ingredients (with the exception of the tomatoes) in a warm frying pan with a bit of olive oil. Saute for about 5min on medium heat. Add your chunkily chopped tomatoes to the mix. Saute for another 5 min. Pour the ingredients into a blender. add the heavy whipping cream and blend gently. Try to keep the foam down a bit, so don’t walk away. Pour the smooth soup into a cooking pot and add one cup of water. Serve when ready (appx. 20 min on low heat).

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