Sunday, March 27, 2011

Three bean vegetarian chili

Three bean vegetarian chili

3 Bean Chili

couple tb oil, I use coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 (or more) jalapeno chopped (6 makes a spicy chili)
Drain all beans if using canned:
2 cups or 2 cans black beans
2 cups or 2 cans pinto beans
2 cups or 2 cans kidney beans
1 large can fire roasted diced tomatoes, or 4-5 fresh tomatoes diced
2 tb chili powder
2 tb cumin
2 ts salt, or to taste
1/2 cup veggie broth, beer, or liquid of choice (I use beer if we have it, otherwise I use veggie broth)
a couple dashes of hot sauce (I use Cholula)
Optional: If I add too much liquid I will add a can of refried beans to thicken it back up

Heat oil in a big soup pot and then cook onion, bell pepper, jalapeno's, and garlic, until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for atleast 15 minutes. Also works great in the crock pot....just throw in all the ingredients and cook until veggies are soft, maybe 4 hours. If you must, you can also add meat....but it doesn't need it. If serving chili to kids, I leave the jalapenos out, and add chopped fresh jalapenos as a topping option for adults.
Top with any of the following: Shredded cheese, chopped green or yellow onions, cilantro, sour cream, chopped jalapenos etc.

Lung Tonic

'Tis the season for colds and respiratory problems. Hitting them naturally is a HUGE thing. My kids LOVE this and ask for more and more. Try this for any lung issues.

4 organic garlic cloves, depending on size
2 organic large red onions
2 tb of raw honey (Manuka is the best choice)
Juice of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Peel and cut onion into strips
Put onion on a baking sheet
Bake 15 minutes
Peel garlic cloves
Put all ingredients into food processor or blender and liquify.
Keep in the refrigerator covered.
If very sick, take a tb every 2 hours. Minor sickness, take a tb at every meal.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Time for a giveaway! I am giving away 1 free lip balm of your choice. All you have to do is Like my page on facebook (if you  haven't already) and share this post on your wall. Then add a comment on my facebook page that you shared this. You have all week to do this. I will leave this contest open until Saturday, March 26. I will put all the names in a hat and pick one. If you want more chances to win, share it everyday! You can enter once everyday between now and Saturday. Thank you! And good luck!

Mold and Mildew remover from walls

Since moving to the northeast I have learned that humidity causes mold and mildew on bathrooms walls. Seriously, in Cali that never happened! But here, it's a fact of life. To safely remove from walls, spray the walls with white distilled vinegar or lemon juice and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. Then wipe away with a rag! I actually found it to be good practice as a preventive measure, while cleaning the bathroom I will spray the walls where I know mildew likes to grow with my homemade all purpose  cleaner. When I wash the floor at the end I wipe off the walls too. This will help the mildew from growing in the first place! Happy Safe Cleaning!

Rust remover

For mild rust remover, rub a lemon on the rust and scrub with a scrubby! So easy and safe! For serious rust...hmmm...haven't tackled that yet (maybe you should have tackled it before it got that bad hehe)