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Homemade Goddess Dressing :: Tahini Lemon Dressing Recipe :: The BEST Dressing for Kale and Dip for Garden Vegetables

Homemade Goddess Dressing! This is the BEST tahini lemon dressing EVER. Perfect as a dressing for kale salad!

I'm going to go ahead and manifest the blessing of this year's garden bounty! So far, I have more basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley, and sage than I know what to do with! Likewise, the greens -- spinach, kale, and chard -- are extremely happy in their containers...with yields plenty for daily garden-fresh salads. And I'm only 4 weeks into the desert growing season! Forever now, I've been in love with the store-bought Goddess Tahini Lemon Dressing on my salad -- and as a dip with vegetables, as a spread on sandwiches...I basically put it on everything. Then I happened... ...I finished the bottle, and was in no mood to run out. My intention has always been to make it myself -- I'm … Continue reading...

Sacred Smudge Body Oil Recipe

Sacred Smudge Body Oil Recipe

Although smudging may seem like a new and trendy practice... ...smudging has been used by countless cultures, for millennia. When you smudge, you connect the present with a timeless spiritual practice -- while igniting the passions of all the people who practiced before you. Today, science confirms what our ancestors knew (without knowing)...that the smoke generated through the burning of herbs, has cleansing, purification, and healing effects -- not limited to :: its antimicrobial constituents (kills a multitude of disease-causing pathogens) acting as a pesticide clearing of negative energy connecting the physical + spiritual worlds driving out negative thoughts + … Continue reading...

Small Space Gardening? Maximize Your Harvest With These 5 EASY-to-Grow Vegetables. Perfect for the Beginning Gardener!

No room for a garden? Here are 5 super easy vegetables you can grow in small spaces using containers!

In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can—and will—overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world—we change ourselves. ~Jules Dervaes  Space -- or the lack there of -- should rarely ever detract from our ability to grow food. I can think of only a few things more enjoyable than gardening. Even from the days of my youth, I have vivid memories of begging my Mom to take me to the local nursery to buy a few tomato plants and as many seeds as I could get my hands on! Outside in a tiny backyard garden … Continue reading...

One Love :: Universal Skin Healing Lotion :: Recipe

One Love...a recipe for a universal skin healing lotion

My Hippie Healer's Salve has been such a blessing to myself and many others... ...healing wounds, rashes, and topical ailments of all kinds. Read More :: Hippie Healer's Salve :: How to Make a Universal Antiseptic Herbal Ointment The allies used in the salve create something… …that is super loaded with analgesic, anti-microbial, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal goodness! Ultimately, it was birthed from my desire to soothe + heal a broad spectrum range of skin maladies — and based on the chemical constituents of the oils + botanicals used, it has the power to remedy :: eczema psoriasis acne topical thrush minor surgical … Continue reading...

New Moon Herbal Salt Detox Bath

New Moon Herbal Salt Bath Tea

The time of the lunar cycle... ...when the Moon goes dark -- not visible in the sky at all -- this is the perfect opportunity to discard things in your life you do not want. The day of the New Moon -- the day before and the day after also -- is a fortunate, blessed time. A time for :: +renewal +making positive changes +turning inward +clearing false perceptions +tapping into our inner knowing +embracing fresh opportunities It is the time to set new intentions. It is ALSO a wonderful time for cleansing. Because at the time of the New Moon (as well as the Full Moon)...our body's capacity for detoxification and toxin removal is at its best. Just like the oceans' tides -- … Continue reading...