Cold & Flu Season

Well, we are fighting colds here at our home, so I am making Beef & Cabbage soup for supper.  I use my homemade beef stock, 16 – 24 cubes,  add ground beef, about 10 garlic bulbs (crushed), half a head of cabbage, 4 carrots cut up and 2 cups of water, season with celtic sea salt and your Kelp Sea Seasonings and simmer all afternoon!   The beef stock has wonderful healing properties as I’ve stated before in my beef broth post. ..Beef & Broccoli Soup Garlic is touted to possess several antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can be beneficial in preventing and treating colds. And Cabbage…The health benefits found in cabbage work to enhance the body’s ability to ward off sickness and prevent disease. Because of its nutrient content, cabbage has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The anti-inflammatory properties help in the treatment of digestive problems, such as gastritis, heartburn and peptic ulcers. Cabbage’s anti-bacterial properties work inside the body’s cell processes and aid in detoxifying the body’s major systems. These same properties help to boost the immune system, which increases the body’s resistance to invading bacteria and viruses. I also made some Flu Busting Gummy Bears from http://wellnessmama.com/4599/flu-busting-gummy-bears/. Flu busting homemade gummy bears combine the immune boost from elderberry syrup with the gut benefits of gelatin. Author: Wellness Mama Recipe type: Natural Remedy Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins Flu busting homemade gummy bears combine the immune boost from elderberry syrup with the gut benefits of gelatin. Author: Wellness Mama Recipe type: Natural Remedy Serves: 6+ Ingredients 1 cup elderberry syrup (here is the recipe)...
Pa. Dutch Funny Cake – Gluten-Free

Pa. Dutch Funny Cake – Gluten-Free

I have made Funny Cakes for years!  I’ve made the crusts and they always turned out beautiful, like funny cakes can.  When we went gluten-free, I didn’t make them for awhile.  How do you mess with such a good thing, right?  After many tries with a gluten-free crust, I decided to go with a frozen pre-made crust.  Wholly Wholesome makes a really good pie crust that I like to use for pies.  I find them at Giant and Hennings.  Get the frozen crust out of the freezer 10 minutes before you are ready to use.   When it is thawed, you can pinch the edge gently to make a nice edge. Funny Cake – Gluten Free Syrup – mix together and set aside (whisk well) 1/2 c raw sugar 1/4 c organic baking cocoa 1/2 c hot water 1/2 t. vanilla Cake mixture 1 c raw sugar 1/4 c extra light olive oil 1 egg Cream together then add 1/2 c milk ( I use raw) 1/2 t vanilla Sift together and add 1 c Pamela’s all purpose gluten-free flour blend 1/2 t salt 1 t. aluminum free baking powder Whisk until combined, do not over mix, this will cause it to sink in the middle! Pour creamed mixture into unbaked 9″ pie crust and pour syrup over top.  Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.  Enjoy!            ...