Thursday, December 30, 2010

Little Buddha!!!

I am teaching the Little Buddha class on Thursday Jan 13th 6-8 pm
and I am so excited to be able to offer this! :)
This class comes from Katri- my zoning teacher-it is a great way to learn:
* To balance your energy field in the physical, emotional and mental
* To balance your glands,
*Raise your life energy
* And erase negative imprints.
The best thing I think is that you can teach your kids this stuff, it is a great tool for them to have! It has to be done with your OWN energy- that means you have to do it on yourself- and you can do it everyday! The first hour of class I am going to go over the glandular system fairly in depth then after wards we will practice and go over it on ourselves- this is something your kids can come to! :) The first hour all the kids will play in the playroom downstairs- hopefully nicely :) and I will go over the systems then the last hour we will go over it on our own feet - fun stuff! :)

* Kids 5 and older are welcome- younger ones would have a hard time in the class setting and would probably just make it hard for you to learn but young-ens can still do this- beck does it- sort of- right now I take his own hand in mine and do it on his feet with his hand- it has to be his energy :)

The class is Thursday Jan 13th 6-8 pm at my house, it is 60$ ( that is for you and any little ones you bring) and that includes the book from Katri and my own notes that accompany it about the systems.

It will be a lot of fun! I have to buy the books by Jan 4th so I need to have your payment by then and let me know how many people are coming- I can only accommodate so many. Space is limited so let me know soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oil & Herb Class

The Oil & Herb class is this month.
This is such a fun class and tons of info. I go over the basics of oils & herbs- how to, what to, where to, why to etc.. I will give you tons of recipes with oils and herbs ( YES the Professors recipe- you can start with the next new moon) Also I will show you how to use them as cleaners, make your own laundry soap( take some home too!), soap, shampoo etc.. You also get to make your own Salve
( for lack of a better name)and take it home- it is awesome I use it on everything- cracked skin, cuticles, lips, healing scars, even frizzies or those bothersome cracks on your feet. And with the holidays coming up it is a marvelous gift!
It will be a lot of fun and as always lot of info, SAMPLES , handouts and laughs! :)
Guaranteed Good time!!
Oil & Herb Class
Tuesday Nov 23 rd
I get a lot of supplies for this class because there are quite a few things I make for you and some you get to
make and take so I need a really accurate count of who is coming. Payment is needed by Nov 20th to hold your spot. Let me know if you are interested and I will put you on the list!! If you need my address email me-
And as always you get 25% off oils you order at the class- and hey now you will know how to use them!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Green Smoothies!!!

Hi guys! Here is short article from Robyn Openshaw - aka Green Smoothie Girl-maybe you have

heard of her?? :) I have just recently found her and she has loads of knowledge to share!

Juicing, smoothies etc are a great way to get a ton of nutrients and to help your body detox all the junk out of it! so read up!

Green Smoothies

by Robyn Openshaw, The Green Smoothie Girl

Hello friends,

In my effort to teach people how to convert to a whole-foods, 60-80% raw, mostly plant-based diet, I've found one habit that I consider to be the highest and best use of your kitchen time.

Making a blenderful of green smoothie takes only 10 minutes a day. I recommend doing it first thing in the morning, before the day gets away from you. Then put it in quart or pint jars in the fridge. Take your quart (my daily recommendation) and a straw to work with you, or running errands.

A 96-oz. blenderful makes a quart for me, and a pint for each of my four children. That's 15 servings of greens and fruit for me, and 7.5 servings for them. Wow!

I prefer drinking my green smoothie at lunch because that's the meal people typically have no time to prepare. Consequently, it's the meal where we are most likely to eat "fast food" that lacks nutrition and fiber. The foods most Americans eat cause a big energy drain because the body has to work so hard to manufacture enzymes and break down heavy processed foods and animal proteins.

Even if you want something not particularly good for you at lunch, if you've filled your stomach up FIRST with high-nutrition greens and fruit (400 calories in a quart), you'll eat less of the inferior foods. And your blended greens provide external enzymes to break down other food.

Furthermore, you're going to see a stabilization of your energy and mood in the late afternoon. That's when many working people find that they need their productivity most - right as it fails them! Many turn to caffeine or other stimulants just to get through the day.

If your lunch nutrition includes large amounts of the highest-micronutrient foods on earth (greens), you will likely achieve radically improved energy. That may happen immediately. Or it may happen after giving the "cleansing reactions" a chance to subside, if you're new to green smoothies. (Eighteen percent of the 175 people in my study experienced temporary reactions such as headache or diarrhea. That's normal as your body recognizes excellent building materials coming in, and uses that opportunity to "clean house.")

In my research, 95.4% said green smoothies noticeably improved their health or quality of life! 84 percent were so excited, they taught others the habit! And the top benefits reported were more energy (85%), improved digestion (80%), fewer cravings for sweets and processed foods (65%), and weight loss (50%, with an average loss of 18 lbs.).

Search "green smoothie" on YouTube and see the phenomenon of well over 1,000 demos there--it's a hot topic! Mine is the top-viewed demo, and it takes only 3 minutes to watch.

To Your Health!

Robyn Openshaw

Robyn's Green Smoothie Template

Yield: 3 quarts


  • 2 ¾ cup water and ice
  • ¼ cup raw, organic stevia ( from the plant- not drops etc.. you can use those but keep in mind they are also highly processed)
  • Greens
  • Fruit


Add water, ice and stevia to blender.

Add greens and blend until smooth up to the 6-cup mark in the blender (VitaMix or BlendTec are best).

Greens can be spinach, collards, kale, chard, greens from turnips/beets, weeds like dandelion or purslane, or lettuces.

Add fruit and blend up to 9+ cups.

Fruit can be anything, though my favorites are 1-2 bananas, 2+ cups frozen mixed berries, and then whatever fruit I have on hand.

You can find more info about her book and recipes at or check out her blog for lots of great info here

Saturday, August 7, 2010

GaRlic... and such

I have a ton of fun stuff to share with you but I haven't the time right now so here is some great info and while the farmers markets are plentiful go stock up on GARLIC!!! Garlic is great in food of course BUT it also has a ton of medicinal properties, problem is that most any you buy from the store has come from China, which means it has been irradiated which means it still tastes good but most of its properties have been killed- so go stock up! For all the garlic info you may want to ever know go HERE (serious -I am talking Garlic symposiums etc.. this guy has a vast array of knowledge-his website is at the bottom of the link)
Garlic is great to know about in emergency cases, first aid kits etc.. For example.. my sweet mom got stung by a huge hornet out in the garden.
One of these nasty little guys.. She immediately got a huge welt- like 3 inches by 4 inches on her arm. SO she grabbed what was close- some fresh garlic! Rubbed it on the site and not only did it stop hurting but it also stopped swelling!
Go learn something new about Garlic today!

Almost Forgot....
I am starting a recipe exchange group.. a Healthy YUMMY recipe exchange :)
If you want in...send me your email and I shall add you!
once a month I will email you for any recipe ideas you might have- HEALTHY YUMMY recipes :) if you have some share... if you don't no worries! I will email them out to everyone once a month- don't feel like you have to contribute but if you have fun ideas please do SHARE!! I will try and add a couple a month too so we can build up our recipes and not get in a RUT! I have fun recipes but so do you guys!!! If you want to get in on this months send me your recipes by Aug 16th. If I get them afterwards I will just add them to the next months- this is an easy going group :)
no harsh deadlines or rules.

Also...I was planning on doing a oil class in the next few weeks but I am not sure I can squeeze it in before miss Indie gets here! I will let you know if anything changes but for now it probably will not be until feb or march. BUT I am doing an oil order so if are in need of something let me know - I will put it in Aug 16th- I just need to have your order and money by then- if you need prices, totals w/ shipping etc.. let me know!

That should be it.. have a great day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MOre Chairs...

There are more spots available for the healthy you class- not many though so let me know SOON if you would like to come! There were a ton of people wanting to come to this one and since I will not be doing another one until Jan/ Feb I wanted to try and accomodate everyone so I have changed things up a bit and it will be great fun! I am making the recipe books/ handouts etc.. this week so I need to have a full count by Thursday at the latest. Let me know!!
PS I LOVE this time of year I just picked 10 squash, 4 cukes, 2 peppers, a bucket full of beans and we are eating it all right now for lunch- yum!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Healthy You the Class...

Here is the Healthy You Class info for July. I email my foodie friends first before I put it on here and the class is almost full- only 2 spots left- I am trying to figure out more seating since I will not do this class again until Jan/feb. I will let you know if more spots open up-for now there are 2 up for grabs so let me know asap if interested :)


Tues July 27th 5:30-7:30/35$ class registration

I need to have a committed count by the 22nd so I can get food,
make recipe books, handouts etc..

I am a Nurse - RN BSN ( I work at the U) and a Certified Foot Zonologist ( I zone peoples feet!)and so being I have a lot of medical background and General health knowledge. I changed my families diet 4 years ago and have seen fantastic affects!!! I tell you my tricks, tips etc.. how to do this with your family! I would have killed for classes like this when I was starting out! These are things that have taken me 4 years to figure out- and I am constantly still "figuring" things out! :) I do a lot of research and it seems I learn something new all the time.
I am teaching healthy cooking classes with a BIG emphasis on Nutrition. This in depth class is about General nutrition, acid/ base balance,vitamins and minerals -how your body absorbs them and what they do for us and the most bioavailable form, nutrient density, harmful additives etc... A long with all this information I MAKE you a TON of Healthy Dishes using the methods and knowledge I just taught you. So you don't feel so overwhelmed and know that healthy food can still taste great!!! You take home a LOT of handouts and a Healthy You recipe book loaded with recipes so you can get started!

"Good Habits, Once established are just as hard to break as bad ones"

See ya there!
You can email me interested or if you would like to be on my email list and get all the news first! :)
I need a commitment by July 22nd

I will most likely do an oil/herb class in august sometime-
I will let you know soon! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

only a few spots left...

Only 3 more spots left.....
Grains Class is WED June 30th
5:30- 7:30 pm
30$ registration
I need to have a full count by Monday the 28th so I can get all the food and copies etc.. check the post before this one for all details..

Here is a little preview about some of the healthy & yummy seeds you will learn about and .. eat!

Sunflower Seeds The perfect phytochemcal-rich seed as they promote healthy digestion and increase fiber intake. They are also extremely rich in folate, and packed full of good fats, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, selenium and copper, all crucial elements in preventing heart disease, cancer, and other forms of troublesome cellular damage.

Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, B1 and phosphorus, sesame seeds are unique in their chemical structure. Possessing important cholesterol-fighting fibers known as lignans, studies show that these seeds can lower blood pressure, as well as protect the liver from damage. Sesame seeds also may help prevent Arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, menopause, osteoporosis and PMS.

Pumpkin Seeds are high in a form of antioxidant known as carotenoids, a special plant derivative that enhances immune activity and disease fighting capacities. These seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, two important nutrients that may play a role in warding off inflammation, arthritis and osteoporosis. Finally, pumpkin seed are high in phytosterols, plant components that aid in keeping stable levels of cholesterol, enhanced immune response, as well as cancer-fighting attributes

Chia seeds ( Salba)

Yes, just like the seeds you used for sprouting your Chia pet, these seeds are from the mint family. Extremely tiny, yet extremely potent, these small seeds are packed full of fiber, protein, nutrient oils, various antioxidants and even calcium. Salba is considered a more powerful food source for Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber than fish. It’s purported to provide eight times more Omega 3s than salmon, four times more fiber than flax, six times more calcium than whole milk, 13 times more antioxidants than blueberries.

Studies show that chia seeds stabilize the blood sugar, lower our risks for cardiovascular disease, as well as increase weight loss. These amazing little seeds are an excellent source of high-quality fats, as they are made up of a whopping 34% pure omega-3 oils.

Flax Seed-is truly an amazing grain (though not technically a grain)which is proving itself over and over again as a nutritional wonder food. It is most noted for it’s high levels of LNA, lignans and fiber. For a grain (though not technically a grain), flax seed also has a very high level of protein at 21%. Flax contains high amounts of fiber, vitamin E, folacin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and is extremely high in the minerals potassium, calcium and phosphorus. 57 percent of flax seed oil is Alfa-linolenic acid (LNA) which is the highest LNA food known in the world. LNA is one of the two essential fatty acids we must get from eating foods. Flax seed’s other primary ingredient -phytoestrogenic compounds known as lignans. Flax seed contains 100 times more lignans than the next closest food.

See ya wed!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Little change of plans...

The week I planned on doing the healthy you class is now pretty crazy with lots of unexpected things I tried switching days and it is just not working so I am postponing it- actually until august- I figured it would be most helpful if your gardens were flourishing and you could just go snag a ton of veggies rather than buy them so I will let you know for sure when- sorry for those already signed up!!!
The Grains class will be Wed June 30th 5:30-7:30
The Grains Class..
This class is everything and anything you wanted to know about Grains... and psuedocereals... What? Many of these are actually pseudocereals which means they are not a true grain which means they are HEALTHIER.
We will get into wheat, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat , millet, amaranth, oats, rice and barley- and some seeds- flax, chia etc. For those wanting to learn more about healthy grains this is a great class for you AND for those intolerant of gluten this is a great way to learn about all the other yummy things you can have!!! I will teach you everything I can about them!! Nutritional content, how to prepare, grind, and as ALWAYS I treat you to yummy dishes made with them! Also I will show you how to SPROUT them and how to grow your own Wheat Grass and inform you just how wonderfully healthy it is- to drink or for cuts- YES cuts!! Lots of uses and GREAT to have in food storage and know how to use! Have a taste of it too!
I think you may be a little surprised what you can do with all of these and how yummy they can be!! You also get lots of handouts and a great little cookbook.

Class will be WED June 30th
5:30- 7:30 pm
30$ registration
I need to have a full count by Monday the 28th so I can get all the food and copies etc.. Class is taught in my home so space is limited.
any questions email me-
COme HUnGry!!!

I will be putting in an oil order next wed- if you want to order let me know by then. I also need your money by then if you are ordering. If you want to know prices or anything before hand let me know! As always when you order oils at a food class you get 25% off total order!!! :) So if you are to the grains class you can get your 25% off if you order in the wed order

Monday, May 17, 2010


Hi guys! don't you just LOVE this Pict! :)
I am trying to figure out the schedule for summer classes- summer is even more busy it seems!!

In the meantime here are some yummy recipes...


  1. Slice the tops off the tomatoes and set aside. Scoop out the seeds and pulp from the tomatoes with a teaspoon, but be careful not to cut through to the base. Chop the pulp and keep the seeds, but discard the hard, central cores.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and tip in the rice. Fry gently over a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to stop the rice from browning, then add the spring onions, courgette and mushrooms and fry gently for 2 more minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to fan 170C/conventional 190C/gas 5. Pour in the stock then stir in the dried herbs, tomato pulp and seeds - the seeds will add fibre, and won't be noticeable in the finished dish. Cook gently for about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently until the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed - add extra stock or water if necessary. Turn off the heat, tear the basil leaves into the pan and scatter with parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and stir well.
  4. Put the tomatoes in an ovenproof dish and fill each one generously with the risotto. Replace tomato tops and bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes are tender. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve with a few rocket leaves on top. from

Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/4 cups quick-cook old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

2 tsp flaxseed meal

1 tsp cinnamon, ground

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup agave nectar

1 large egg whites

2 tsp unsalted almond butter

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup chocolate chips- OR raisins or craisins or whatever you like

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together agave, egg white, almond butter and vanilla.

  4. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients all at once and combine. Stir in chocolate chips.

  5. Divide batter equally into 16 mounds (about 1 rounded tbsp in size) and arrange evenly spaced on prepared baking sheets. Using the back of a slightly dampened spoon, flatten each mound into 2 1/2-inch circles. Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until golden. Cool on sheets for an additional 10 minutes before transferring to racks to cool completely. Stored in an airtight container, cookies will keep fresh for 2 to 3 days. From Clean eating

Veggie wraps

hen you roast aspaagus, bell pepper, and squash for this recipe, you’ll be making extra veggies and squash that can be added to salads, pasta, or rice dishes later in the week

1. Preheat grill or broiler. Toss together asparagus, bell pepper, squash, and oil on large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Grill or broil vegetables 4 to 6 minutes per side, turning once.
2. Mash together beans, garlic, and chile sauce in small bowl until smooth.
3. Spread half of bean mixture over each tortilla. Top each with 3 basil leaves, 1/2 cup roasted vegetables, 4 onion slices, and 1/2 cup arugula. Fold bottom third of tortillas over vegetables, and roll up tightly, tucking in sides as you go. Cut wraps in half on diagonal. Serve immediately, or wrap each half in foil or wax paper, and chill until ready to eat.
From vegetarian

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Healthy and HomeMade~

Here are Some Fabulous Homemade Recipes for Scrubs and Such!!! So take Some time, fill the tub and RELAX.... ( PS I would kill for a vintage claw foot bathtub!!!)
These are Great for Mothers Day gifts- for an extraordinary mom you know or for yourself!! And of course since they are homemade- NO chemicals or preservatives and that makes them even better!! Homemade is ALWAYS better! :) Have a great Mothers day!!!

Breakfast for your Skin - (Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Scrub)

Exfoliates and is very moisturizing but doesn't leave a greasy feeling. Before you turn off your shower scoop a small handful of scrub into your hand. Rub gently onto your skin. Rinse.

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not instant)

1/4 cup pure honey

3/4 to 1 cup (or to total saturation) Oil of choice- Jojoba, Sweet almond oil, olive, grapeseed, sunflower seed oil or avocado are great for ksin and also have their own healing properties...

1/4 tsp Essential or Fragrance oil of choice (optional) Vanilla works nicely. Though this smells great on it's own.

Mix the brown sugar & oatmeal together in a large bowl. Now add the honey. Drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix well. When all your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top you're done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil. A six or eight ounce wide-mouthed jar works nicely.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TBS lemon zest (grated)
4-6 drops lemon essential oil

Yogurt Sugar Scrub

3 TBS oil

1 TBS yogurt

1 TBS white sugar

Because of the yogurt you only make this in small batches- enough for one use or you could make it a little bigger batch and store it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Honey Body Scrub

Honey 3/4 cup
sugar 1 cup
Sea salt 1 cup
Jojoba oil 2 TBS
Fragrance oil 3ml (orange & ylang ylang are wonderful combined with the honey)

Pour honey into medium sized bowl, then add sugar and stir to combine. Add the salt in increments, to adjust the consistency to your liking.. When all ingredients combine, add oils and stir well. This recipe is particularly long keeping as the lack of water discourages bacteria.

Honey and Lemon Sweet Sugar scrub

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey- unprocessed is best (

3 tbs jojoba oil- or oil of choice

lemon zest

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

3-4 drops lemon essential oil

A lot of people use this on their face- (and every where else) and claim it is great for getting rid of blackheads! open your pores first( with heat- hot wash cloth works great) then lightly rub in with finger tips- especially in t zone area. Leave it on your face for a couple of minutes then massage again in a circular motion while applying warm water and rinse off


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Does EARTH DAY matter? Only if you want it to! Earth day is April 22nd and this year it is 40 years old- it is the most globally celebrated environmental event - join in all the fun things going on ( most FREE) and make some goals yourself- start recycling and reusing! Teach your kids to do the same- Read the LORAX to them! Plant a tree, start some seeds, Take a Nature WALK.... Instill in them a LOVE and deep RESPECT four our Wonderous EARTH- If you don't who will?

Earth Day Celebration at Ogden Nature Center

Saturday, April 17, 12-4

The entire community is invited to come learn and play! Earth Day is a day of education, celebration and action! This year's Earth Day Celebration is packed with new ideas for sustainable living, live entertainment, earth-friendly presentations, great activities for children, gardening, recycling, plants, and more. Children will love the water trailer and the rock climbing wall. Come learn and play!

Cost: $1 per person or FREE if you bicycle, walk or ride the bus!

Here are more Fun things going on in Ogden and SLC...
FREE day at Red Butte Gardens ( sat)
FREE day at the Museum of Fine Arts ( sat)
LOcal Borders are hosting a FANCY NANCY day- FREE ( sat)
( Not really earth day stuff but FUN nonetheless!)

In honor of Earth Month, The Salt Lake City Film Center is providing a chance for you and your family to come to the Gateway and see a free screening of Earth on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, and will feature a nature documentary from Disneynature.

• Bend in the River Earth Day Planting at 1030 West Fremont Avenue in Salt Lake City. This event is free and fun for the whole family from 8:30 a.m. – noon this Saturday, April 18th. Bring your own gloves, shovels and bottled water and enjoy a light breakfast followed by a weed removal and planting. Following that, a lunch will be served before a naturalist-led tour of the Jordan River. The Girl Scouts will be on hand to help host children’s activities.

• Hogle Zoo is hosting a “Party for the Planet” event on Saturday, April 25th. Come explore the tropics of Hogle Zoo and be a part of the animal presentations, and learn about ways to keep our planet clean. Food, music and live entertainment will make this a fun event for the whole family. Visit, for more info.

• Earth Week at the City Library. Pick up a take-and-make bird seed project at any city library, Monday, April 20th –Saturday, April 25th during library hours. Log onto for more info. Also ,check out your local libraries for other scheduled events.

• The Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City is having EarthFest featuring green vendors and live music on April 22nd. The event is free for all ages and open to the public.

• The Whole Foods Market at 6930 South Highland Drive is celebrating Earth Day with free bike tune-ups, a clothing drive for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah a seed planting activity and giveaways. The event is free for all ages and goes from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on April 22nd.

GO Green and HAve fun!!!