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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, for Today's World

The holiday season is upon us, again! This is a time when we embrace family, friends neighbors and of course, rich fatty food, damaging our liver, arteries and heart. We never learn do we? So I thought to give you a gift of health for this Holiday season.

This recipe, is easy, fat free, and can be around the table everywhere you go during this Holiday Season. The sour taste of cranberry increase bile production, breaking down the fat and promoting a healthy liver. Orange zest can reduce stomach stagnation, for those days when there is no more space to put food in your body. Ginger will stimulate the digestive fire to activate good digestion. While the pomegranates are a great tonic for the heart.

So here you have it, less guilt, more health and happy happy Holiday Season!!!

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of agave syrup (how sweet do you like it? you can always add more at the end)
  • 4 to 6 soft dates
  • 3/4 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup zest of fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of ginger juice

Directions:

  • Pulse all the
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Raw Carrot Cake

The following recipe is taken from the new ebook on liver and gallbladder health, titled Spring Cooking | Liver Cleansing.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups carrot pulp
  • 1 cup of buckwheat flour from dehydrated, sprouted seeds; (do not use regular flour as this is an unbaked pie. As a substitute, you may use soaked oatmeal; check bread recipe above for more info)
  • ½ cup of pecan or walnut meal (it will taste so much better from whole soaked and dehydrated nuts ground in a coffee grinder)
  • ½ cup of pecans or walnuts pulsed into small pieces in your food processor (optional)
  • ½ cup soaked raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup of puréed dates (you can soak them to make them soft, dispose of the soaking water, and run them through a food processor)
  • 1 cup dried pineapple (soaked and puréed with the dates)
  • 1 grated apple
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1½ tsp dry ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • In a food processor, place the carrot pulp (or oats if using them) and pulse to break it down. Add 1 or 2 Tbsp of water to make the pulp moist
  • Add all the spices, dates, and
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Buckwheat Crepes or Pancakes

Recipe from Didier's ebook, What's for Breakfast?

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 4 cups sprouted buckwheat (check buckwheaties recipe)
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 ½ cups water or nut milk
  • 2 droppers vanilla stevia
  • ¾ cup ground flax or chia seeds
  • 2-3 TBSP lemon juice
  • pinch salt
  • Vanilla to taste

Recipe

  • Place the coconut oil, ½ cup of the water, salt and stevia in your blender and blend into a smooth cream, using the blender at its full speed setting
  • Place the sprouted buckwheat, lemon and the rest of the water in your food processor; Blend until creamy, similar to porridge.
  • In a mixing bowl pour both the coconut cream and buckwheat cream and whisk together; add the coconut oil first, then the flax or chia to your mixture
  • Let sit for 15 to 20 min
  • Place 5 small scoops each on a teflex sheet that you will spread into pancakes about circles about ½ inch thick
  • Dehydrate for 4 hours at 115
  • Remove from the teflex sheet, place directly unto the tray and dehydrate 4 more hours;
  • The crepes should remain pliable and moist; check often to see as different conditions might alter the results slightly Variations
  • Fold in
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Pickled Celery Recipe

Introduction

For some of you, lacto-fermentation is new. Just like our body is composed of trillions of cells, there are as many (if not more) bacteria inside our digestive system, our mouth and our skin.

If the “bad” bacteria outnumber the good ones, disease prevails. Good bacteria control our digestive system and strengthen our immune system. In Chinese medicine, our large intestine is connected to our Lung while the small intestine is connected to our Heart. Both immunity and cardiovascular health therefore begin in our guts.

Bad bacteria enter the body through contaminated foods, wounds, pollution and drugs (like antibiotics that kill all bacteria, including the good ones. This is why it is so important to regenerate our intestinal flora after a round of antibiotics and, preferably, use them only when absolutely necessary)

We bring good bacteria in with the help of probiotics.

Good bacteria probiotics like lactobacillus are present on the surface of all plants, in our guts, and in our mouth. They convert sugars into lactic acids, a natural preservative that inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.

PrEbiotics help the proliferation of good bacteria already existing in our guts, and are better assimilated in the form of supplements

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Beets for Liver Health

BEETS

  • Beets have many health benefits. Chinese medicine considers that they nourish liver blood, which is hardly surprising given their color. That means that they are good for anemia and for replenishing and cleansing the blood of a tired and toxic liver. For that purpose though, the beets need to be in a liquid form, either juice or soup.
  • Beets are also a unique source of phytonutrients, they have many anti-inflammatory properties and they provide great support for detox; 1 or 2oz of juice a week are sufficient to make a difference.
  • Beets contain a high concentration of betalain (pigment red or yellow that makes a natural dye), which are natural anti-oxidants and protect the liver from toxins among a long list of many health benefits
  • Do not throw away the greens: they offer even a higher concentration of phytonutrients! As you can see, beets are a great ally of our liver functions!

WAYS TO PREPARE BEETS

  • When you go to France beets are almost always served cooked and it is actually the most common way you find them in grocery stores: cooked and packaged, greens thrown away of course. It is always a treat to find them in their
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Raw Strawberry Covered Chocolate

Treats for ST VALENTINE'S DAY! 

For your Valentine’s Day, we have your perfect, delicious and healthy, organic and raw chocolate truffles and brownies; Come treat yourself or your loved ones with the gift of yumminess without the guilt!

For a perfect package, get a massage, a relaxing treatment of acupuncture or cupping (gift certificates are available), come and experience much needed relaxation, care and compassion from our friendly staff and top it off with a delicious treat!

Have you ever made strawberry covered chocolate? Here is your chance! Easy, good and perfect for your sweet Valentine!

 

STRAWBERRY COVERED CHOCOLATE DIPPING SAUCE:

  • Melt 2oz of cacao butter
  • Add 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin (whisk in) or 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil
  • Whisk in 1/2 cup of raw cacao (run it thru a sieve to break the lumps)
  • Add 2 tbsp of coconut nectar or agave syrup
  • You can add 1 tsp of vanilla or 2 drop of peppermint essential oil

 

  • Keep it warm, so it does not get hard;
  • Wash a whole pint of fresh strawberries and dry them very well
  • Holding each one by the tail, dip half way into the chocolate sauce.
  • Cover a plate with
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raw vegan stuffing

Christmas is right around the corner, already! and maybe you have not planned your dinner, or maybe you are going to a party and need something good, easy and nutritious to balance the craziness of the season!  So here I propose a great raw vegan stuffing with the gravy in tow if you like.

Merry Christmas from The team of East West Holistic!

Stuffing

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of mixed nuts of your choice ( almonds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, raw and alive)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup grated butternut squash
  • 1 grated apple
  • 1/2 diced red onion (optional)
  • 1 or 2 cloves chopped garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 2 cup fresh chopped mushrooms(like oyster, portabellos etc…)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dry sage
  • 2 tsp fresh or dry thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh or dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 or 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chick pea miso

Directions:

December 23, evening (on the first day of Christmas)

  • Soak your nuts and seeds before going to bed, and let them sit on your counter all night

December 24, morning

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A delicious dessert with sea vegetables???? Yes, it is possible…read on

strawberry kanten 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries (2 ½ cup)
  • 2 cups apple juice (fresh if you can)
  • 2 cups water
  • 4tbsp agar flakes
  • ⅛ tsp salt

Directions

  1. Puree ½ the strawberries and save the best looking ones for garnish.Put aside
  2. Place the juice, agar flakes and water in a saucepan, simmer 5mn or till dissolved (cool about 20mn)
  3. Mix the juice/agar mixture with the strawberry puree
  4. Place in a 8x8 mold and garnish with the fresh strawberries. once the agar has hardened enough

Notes

  • Change fruit and juice combination to your liking and according to fruit available in season in your area
  • For more sweetness increase the ratio juice to water or add a few drops of stevia or your favorite sweetener
  • For a creamier consistency replace the juice with almond milk and 1 or 2 Tbsp nut butter (you will need ½ cup of coconut nectar or other sweetener of your choice) 

Recipe from New ebook, Where is the Calcium, by Dr. Liliane Papin and Didier Cuzange.

raw avocado cucumber soup

It is this time of year, the heat is raging...let’s crank up the air conditioner, let’s fill up the freezer with ice cream, keep the beer on ice, bring on the icy cold sugary sodas and drinks...right?

All those practices of our modern world actually have the opposite effect of what we are looking for!

The expression “cool as a cucumber” is a smart one as it gives us a direction as to the foods that are more likely to achieve that result...foods high in water content that can rehydrate us; You saw a few of them above.

  • Eat plenty of cucumbers, celery or zucchini (great source of manganese to protect from free radicals, and sun damage)
  • Indulge in all the leafy greens, also high in water content, they will help keep you hydrated during those dreadful summer days!

CHILLED CUCUMBER AVOCADO SOUP

  • 2 peeled and seeded organic cucumbers
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of chick pea miso
  • juice of one lime
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper corn
  • 1 handful fresh dill and mint


Place all ingredients in a blender and make a smooth cream; taste and adjust the flavors to your liking.Serve chilled

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raw vanilla cookies 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (soaked 4 hours and dehydrated for 10 hours at 105 or till dry)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds(same process as Sunflower)
  • 1 cup sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat
  • 2 tbsp of coconut crystal
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

RECIPE:

  • Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor and ground them into a fine crumb.
  • Add the coconut nectar and oil plus 1 or 2 tbsp of water to make a thick dough.
  • Roll between 2 teflex sheets, 1/2 inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter of your choice.
  • Place in the dehydrator at 105 for 12 hours.
  • Keep dry and away from light for a week or 2.

French Translation

BISCUITS A LA VANILLE
CRUS ET SANS FARINE

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ tasse de graines de tournesol (trempées 4 heures et séchées au déshydrater pendant 10 heures à 40° ou jusqu’à ce qu’elles soient sèches. Vous pouvez utiliser le four à la plus basse température, porte ouverte et en vérifiant souvent la température
  • ½ tasse de graines de courge(même procédé)
  • 1 tasse de sarrasin germé et déshydraté (même procédé
  • 2 cuillers à soupe de flocons de
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"TOONA SALAD"

raw tuna salad

  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds (raw and soaked 4 hours)
  • 1/2 cup sweet almonds (raw and soaked 8 hours)
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of dulse flakes
  • 3 tbsp kelp powder
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 branches of celery (chopped very fine)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup of fresh dill or 1tbsp of dry dill
  • 1 tbsp of spicy mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp of turmeric
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil

In a food processor place the almonds and sunflower, and grind to get a fine crumble. Add salt, pepper, avocado, turmeric, oil,sea vegetables, mustard and lemon; process some more to incorporate all ingredients, transfer into a bowl and fold in the parsley, dill and celery. Adjust the seasoning to your liking, keep refrigerated for 3 to 4 days.

NOTE: Serve with a green salad or in a sandwich or as a dip with vegetable stick.  

Enjoy!

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The next 2* recipes are for Granola lovers who cannot imagine breakfast without it! You can make it in advance, keep it in jars, or your favorite looking containers! Granola does not need to be refrigerated. As you will discover, nothing warrants the added sugar and the myriad of preservatives and chemicals found in commercial granola. It tastes so much better without them!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed nuts (soaked when appropriate, overnight if you plan to prepare it in the morning, or soaked in the morning if you plan to prepare it in the evening.)
    • Example:
      • 1 cup almond (soaked, about 8 hours)
      • 1 cup of sunflower seeds (soaked, about 4 hours)
      • 1 cup pumpkin seeds( soaked 4 hours)
      • ½ cup walnuts (soaked 8 hours)
      • ½ cup brazil nuts (un-soaked)
  • 1½ TBSP vanilla powder, or 1 TBSP liquid vanilla
  • 1TBsp cinnamon powder
  • 2-3 TBSP mesquite powder (according to your taste and desired sweetness)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 TBSP powdered chia
  • 1 grated apple
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup soaked goji (20 min)
  • 3-4 drops of vanilla stevia (optional if you want extra sweetness and if you like stevia)

Recipe

  • Place the smaller seeds in a mixing bowl (such as
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SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT EXTRAVAGANZA!

CHOCOLATE BANANA STRAWBERRY MOUSSE

plus a bonus recipe!

INTRODUCTION

Who needs to introduce St valentine’s day? The celebration of love and romance. If I could use 3 words to describe it, it would be aphrodisiac, chocolate and flowers! Celebrated in many countries over the world.

However, a little quiz for you…do you know how it all began?

You have to go back to 260 AD, to the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius the second who promulgated an edict that prohibited marriage between young people because he thought that soldiers fought better when not married. This happened to coincide with the time when, on the contrary, the church wanted to encourage people to marry within the Christian faith.

Father Valentine, a Roman priest, took the initiative of performing secret wedding ceremonies to marry young people, against the imperial edict; The emperor did not like it a bit. When poor Valentine was caught, he was imprisoned and tortured like any common criminal. Later he was sentenced to be beaten, stoned and decapitated. As a result he was canonized as a martyr and a saint and became a universal symbol of the power of love.

APHRODISIACS

That

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green smoothie

The holiday season is over. We can exhale for a moment; we have made a pact with ourselves (New Year’s resolutions it is called), we are ready now to go on a new diet and exercise plan, join the gym, eat more fruits and vegetables, and even reduce our consumption of sugar… The reality,though, for most of us, is that those resolutions will last only till the next party, the next holiday, the next birthday (you catch my drift!). Otherwise, making those resolutions every year, we would have succeeded by now, the world would be a happier place with hardly any diseases caused by our eating habits. So what happens to those resolutions? our intent is so strong at the beginning of the year; The truth might be that we want to change too fast, or that our expectations are impossible to live up to.

The Solution:

I am a firm believer that a little change will go a long way, so I have chosen to give you a green smoothie for this new year as a resolution that you can easily keep. Something very simple, delicious, nutritive, and cleansing that does not require drastically altering your diet. Just begin

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Raw Chocolate Truffles Vanilla Dream

 

IT WAS OUR FIRST AND QUITE SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSE , HERE IN PATAGONIA ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER; A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY AND LOTS OF FUN . TO KICK START THE HOLIDAY SEASON, I DEMONSTRATED HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS, HEALTHY AND EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES THAT ARE SURE TO BRING A SMILE TO ALL CHILDREN AND ADULT ALIKE.

I PROMISED I WOULD GIVE YOU THE RECIPE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM IT, SO HERE IT IS, BY POPULAR DEMAND, AS PART OF THIS NEWS LETTER.

FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WISH TO SPEND TIME LABORING IN THE KITCHEN, KNOW THAT I WILL MAKE THESE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT EAST WEST HOLISTIC MEDICINE NEW STORE, NEXT TO THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ON MC KEOWN AVENUE.


Equipment:

  • Food processor
  • Double boiler
  • Various bowls of different sizes
  • Spatula
  • Small measuring scale
  • Measuring cup and spoon
  • Sifter
  • Glass jar

Ingredients: (will make about 50 1/2oz balls)

  • 3 oz (about 1 cup) soaked and dehydrated almonds
  • 2 oz cacao butter ( about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt or other good quality salt
  • 14 Mejold dates pitted (soaked a couple hours if too
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smoothie 460x295A common question when people switch to a healthier diet is “what about breakfast?” Here are a couple options to help you get away from toasts, eggs, butter and jam!

The following is a healthy breakfast recipe from my husband, Chef Didier Cuzange who regularly prepares breakfast at the Tree as well as our breakfast at home. Didier never runs out of ideas and I especially enjoy his summer concoctions when all the fruit are out!

If you mix greens and fruit, you get a delicious morning smoothie that balances the bitterness of those sometimes bitter greens with the sweetness of the fruit while balancing the sugar content of fruit with the alkalizing effect of greens. The best of both worlds! Combinations are endless. If you tend toward diabetes or hypoglycemia you can omit the fruit and use a sweetener such as stevia. The chia provides protein and energy as well as deep hydration but you can substitute or add any protein powder or your choice either homemade such as ground flax seeds or commercial (as long as there is no sugar). Didier’s favorite is “buckwheaties”…buckwheat groats that he dehydrates and mixes with small pieces of apples.

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