- Sunday, 07 August 2016 22:02
Sue’s Famous Pickled Beets
This pickled beets recipe has been passed down from many generations in my family. I hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious canning recipe as much as my family does! It is very healthy for you too! Many people who told me they would NEVER eat beets are now pickled beet lovers thanks to this delicious recipe!
- Wash the beets and boil beets for 1 hour. (You want to be able to easier jab with a knife when they are done. You do not want them hard)
- After they have boiled and are cooked, rinse beets in cold water. ****be sure to save the water the beets were cooked in.
- Cut the beets and place them in sterile jars.
Liquid recipe – this makes 5 pint jars.
Be sure to save all the beet water until jars are filled with beets. We usually triple this liquid recipe so we have enough to cover the beets in the batch.
- 1 ½ c of beet juice
- 1 ½ c of vinegar
- ½ T. salt (coarse pickling salt)
- 1 c. sugar
Bring liquid to boil and pour over beets. After beets and liquid are in sterile jars, place filled jars in canning bath for 10 minutes. Be sure the water in the canning bath covers the jars lids by 2 inches. After 10 minutes in the canning bath, then sit jars on counter overnight. Be sure all jars have sealed before storing for the season.
- Sunday, 07 August 2016 21:53
Healthy Paleo Granola
Whether you are travelling this summer, or simply want a healthy snack to munch on, or want to spice up your favourite desert, this is a favourite granola snack that both my husband and I LOVE! This is great by itself or on top of your favourite fruit, yogurt or ice cream.
- 10 cups nuts (we use almonds and pecans most of the time)
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Spread onto parchment paper or baking dish with edges. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown. This is absolutely delicious!
- Tuesday, 14 June 2016 18:48
Years ago I learned the importance of fueling our body with healthy, good quality food when I healed Crohns disease. Years later, after experiencing issues with my foot, I learned my body was completely filled with inflammation and that took me on a much deeper level of healing with food. The being, that although I was eating healthy, or so I thought, the things hidden in my food had actually affectedmy health in a huge way. Not only was I filled with inflammation but my hormones were way out of whack also.
When I was diagnosed with the inflammation in my body I started working with my Chiropractor – Dr. Catherine Wright. She suggested I follow The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, MD. Within 3 days of following that eating plan the inflammation began to lesson, my foot began to feel better, and the swelling went down. I kept a daily journal of the food I ate and along with my weight. Within the first month of following this routine I lost 12 pounds and my husband lost 14 pounds. Now you can call me Skinny Sue!
Tips: I now only buy our boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Whole Foods and only when the butcher has ensured me that there are no additives of any kind injected into that chicken. My husband and I no longer eat in restaurants. We enjoy picnics everywhere we go. Our dogs love this because now they can travel with us more often. Of course we pack healthy snacks for them also – e.g. snap peas, green beans, and they love my homemade organic applesauce! No longer do I buy moisturizing creams. Our moisturizer is now organic coconut oil. I make homemade soap, body scrub and even our cleaning supplies.
As a result of spending the time to learn more about our foods, following The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, MD (this book is available for purchase under Shop > Book Recommendations ), preparing nd eating healthy I have lost weight, reduced inflammation in my body, healed my foot, became more energized, clear and focused, bought a new wardrobe, and created new memories on many great picnics! Now where can you find any negatives in all of this!
Please note: Whenever changing your diet please consult with your health care provider first. Both my medical doctor and chiropractor approved this healthy lifestyle change for me!
- Thursday, 31 March 2016 16:36
I will admit to you I am a very strong willed individual. I will also tell you that I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to. And I will also tell you that in the past, I always took the hard road. If I didn’t think I could do something in my life, an experience would come up to prove I could do it. Funny how my loved ones on the other side always knew how to give me the proof!
In 2008 I was at a place in my life as a spiritual life coach where I was doing a lot of radio and TV interviews and just knew it was my time to reach more people to help, but I wasn’t sure how to do it. Not knowing what to do, I made a request to my loved ones on the other side to guide me to the right person who would help me grow. Later that week I received a phone call from Jack Canfield’s office. Jack Canfield is the Author of the Chicken Soup Book Series and he runs Canfield Coaching. My website had just miraculously appeared on his receptionist’s computer. I cannot emphasize to you the importance of asking for what you want. By me asking for that right person to show up to guide me, my loved ones sure didn’t waste any time. Just after that phone call I started my training with Jack and his team. My life was about to change forever.
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