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My brave friend September 5, 2011


I have a totally inspirational and beautiful friend called Malina. Her gorgeous son Aaron is at Zelda School with Erin & she lives in Helston with her son and husband, Bob.  In 2010 she overcame breast cancer, but a few months ago she found another lump in her breast and was found to have malignant tumours in her breast & liver.  She is having chemotherapy…she currently has 3 left (1 per week) until her next assessment.  The NHS covers the chemotherapy.

She is also on the Budwig Plan, which is a diet where she eats mainly raw foods, drinks fresh organic homemade juices(which involve LOTS of fresh organic veg & fruit), and has loads of flax seed oil. She goes to Germany for Dendritic Cell vaccinations and hypothermia treatments. She has also had Vitamin C injections, and other alternative treatments.  Basically, she is doing everything in her power to beat this thing!  You can read more about all of this on her blog http://missoestrogenpositive.blogspot.com/

The diet and treatments are not covered by the NHS, and all cost lots of money (nevermind the travelling to have some of the treatments).  If you would like to get involved in fundraising for Malina, join the facebook group Fighting for Miss Oestrogen Positive or you can send money to her on paypal(malinabob@tiscali.co.uk). I also have bank details for anyone interested.   Please help my lovely friend get better!

Malina with her juicer! (photo nicked from her blog!)

 

Make your own milk! September 1, 2011


No not mothers milk…that happens naturally when you have a baby! The wonders of nature!

A couple of years ago we did lots of experimenting with making our own milk replacement for on cereal, etc as we no longer drink cows milk.  This is why.

It is really easy, and doesn’t take up too much time.  All you need is a liquidizer (and the ingredients, of course!). It works out much cheaper than buying it already made (and much cheaper than cows milk) and we can choose organic ingredients and know that the ‘milk’ has no funny additives or preservatives, and has no weird dioxins perhaps leaked from packaging.

Almond Milk (My FAVOURITE…especially nice fresh!)

1 cup of Almonds (soak overnight)
3 cups water
Optional: 1 tspn vanilla essence

Brown unrefined sugar/honey/dates or agave syrup to taste (we normally use about 2 teaspoons raw honey)

Whizz up in liquidizer for a couple of minutes and then pour through cheesecloth, muslin or similar. Bottle, put in fridge and use within 4 or 5 days – it’s that easy!

Almond milk is full of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E, and has less calories than a glass of cows milk.  You can use the leftover pulp for baking too!

Rice Milk

We’ve experimented with Rice milk quite a bit and it never turns out quite like the Rice Dream that you buy (possibly because they use white rice and we prefer to use untampered with brown rice), but it’s still pretty good.

1 cup COOKED brown rice
3 cups water
Optional: 1 tspn vanilla essence
Brown unrefined sugar/honey/dates or agave syrup to taste (we normally use about 2 teaspoons raw honey)

Whizz up in liquidizer for a couple of minutes and then pour through cheesecloth, muslin or similar. Bottle, put in fridge and use within 4 or 5 days – it’s that easy!


Oat Milk
1 cup oats
4 cups water
Optional: 1 tspn vanilla essence
Brown unrefined sugar/honey/dates or agave syrup to taste

Whizz up in liquidizer for a couple of minutes, leave to stand for about 8 hours and then pour through cheesecloth, muslin or similar

The remaining bits from all these can be mixed with flour, raisins, oil, seeds, sugar and whatever else you fancy, and made into biscuits!

 

 

 
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