Alkaline Vegetables

Alkaline Vegetables

The idea of alkaline vegetables is the same as alkaline fruits. Alkaline vegetables have the perfect neutral ph that your body needs to thrive. If you continue to eat acidic vegetables then you are making yourself susceptible to illness and disease. Follow this guide (from Dr. Sebi) of alkaline vegetables and make these your options.

  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • Green Banana – (added)
  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf- grows naturally in California
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
  • Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
  • Olives (and olive oil)
  • Onions
  • Purslane (Verdolaga) – (added)
  • Poke salad -greens
  • Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
  • Squash
  • Tomato – cherry and plum only
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress – (added)
  • Zucchini

Remember this is the same diet that Dr. Sebi used to cure cancer and other chronic illnesses. The overall goal is to reduce mucus buildup in the body so that we don’t fall ill. Following the alkaline fruit and alkaline vegetables guides will leave you safe. Dr. Sebi covered all the foods (grains, nuts, etc) and I will be posting them soon. Always, peace and love!

 

Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide – Mucus Reducing Alkaline Diet

Beyonce Formation Tour Review

Beyonce Formation Tour Review

Beyonce Formation Tour Review

EPIC EPIC EPIC. Did I say, EPIC?!!!! Her performance was just…everything. Here is my Beyonce Formation Tour review.

 

So, the first thing we did when we got to the arena, which was the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis MO, we bought our Beyonce merchandise. I got a tour t shirt which I’m saving to bust out on the perfect day. The t shirt cost 45 bucks. Everything was pricey but hey, that’s expected. The merchandise was really cute though! They had a lot of her sayings on shirts, or lines from songs. A lot of concert goers came with merchandise already to go. I guess people made their own and bought from different stores before the epic concert.

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After we bought our merchandise we went in search of our seats. There was several people just waiting outside but we decided to hurry up and find our seats so we wouldn’t miss anything.

 

The show started like an hour late, let me say (although Beyonce’s performance was totally worth the wait and anticipation!!!). Her opening performer was rapper, Vic Mensa, Chicago native. He is a conscious rapper and I enjoyed his words very much so. I thought he did a great job.

 

Then there’s Beyonce. Oh, we waited and we waited for Beyonce. When she finally came out it was like an epiphany or something. I totally fan girl’d the night away. I was screaming my head off. She performed several songs, old and new. She is a performer, the performer, the Michael Jackson of our decade (don’t argue with me, she’s amazing). I’ve always loved Beyonce but it took me going to see her in concert to really appreciate her. I’ve also been to a Jay Z concert and that was my favorite concert…until I saw Beyonce of course. Best concert I’ve ever attended, hands down. Better than Drake, Jay Z, and every other performer I’ve seen.

 

OH! & here’s the outfit I wore! All black everything 😀

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Thanks for reading! PEACE/LOVE

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Alkaline Fruit

Alkaline fruit

You may not know much about the concept of, “Alkaline fruit” but I assure you that by the end of this post you’ll know more about it. The food you eat determines whether your body is acidic (bad) or alkaline (good).

Alkaline is defined as:

Having the properties of an alkali, or containing alkali; having a pH greater than 7.

Your body should not be filled with acidic foods, but it should be filled with alkaline fruits, vegetables, and other foods. Acidic foods are what bring our bodies to an acidic level which is harmful for your immune system among other complications. Here in this post I’m going to talk about the difference between alkaline and acidic foods and give some examples as well. This particular blog post will be about alkaline fruit.

 

So, here are some examples of alkaline fruit!

  • Avocados
  • Bananas (ripe)(the small kind)
  • Berries (all varieties)
  • Mango
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Grapes
  • Passion fruit
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes (seeded)
  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Mango
  • Melons -seeded
  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find )
  • Papayas
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A papaya!

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit) – (added)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins -seeded
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts (and coconut oil)
  • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Sugar apples (chermoya) – (removed)
  • Tamarind – (added)

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I got these alkaline fruit options from the late Dr. Sebi, who’s knowledge will be passed on and remembered for decades. It’s been said that by following his nutritional lists of food, he’s cured cancer and HIV. Stick to these rules and you will hardly ever get ill. By the way, any other fruit not listed on this list is acidic and you should either cut it totally out of your diet (best results) or you could just eat acidic fruit sparingly. Also, after eating acidic food you should wipe your mouth because if you don’t, the acidity is just sitting there on your mouth, which is not good.

 

Thanks for reading, readers! Be back soon! PEACELOVE

 

 

 

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Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Today, I have a yummy roasted vegetables recipe to share with you all. This stuff was so delicious, let me tell you! It’s the perfect balance and the fake bacon gave the plate some more dimension (although it’d be just as good without the fake bacon).

This was my first time trying the “bacon” and it was so delicious with the vegetables once they’re all roasted together. Ready? Let’s go!

 

Ingredients

  • Spinach, chopped
  • Onion, chopped
  • Mushrooms, chopped
  • Fake bacon (Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon), chopped into bite size pieces
  • Green Pepper, chopped
  • Yellow Pepper, chopped
  • Squash, chopped

 

Sauce Recipe

  • Balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp
  • Minced garlic, 1 clove
  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp

 

Instructions

  • Chop up all the veggies and place into a large bowl (except for the spinach, it cooks separately)
  • Toss the sauce (for the sauce recipe, just get a separate bowel, and mix the ingredients together, stir it up!) onto the vegetables and “bacon”
  • Put the veggies/”bacon” in a baking pan and cook for about 40 minutes or until tender

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  • For the spinach, cook in pot on low until it looks done (only a few minutes) and set it aside until the veggies/”bacon” is done.

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  • After the veggies and “bacon” is done roasting in the oven, place veggies in pot with spinach
  • Mix it all together

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  • (You may want to drain the spinach first before mixing it all together so you don’t have all the extra water that comes from cooking the spinach)

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And that is all for this yummy recipe! Thanks for reading, and as always…PEACE&LOVE

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Consumed Movie Review

Consumed movie

Consumed movie poster

Consumed Movie Review

So, today I stumbled upon a great movie called “Consumed.” What caught my attention was that in the info part it said it was about genetically modified organisms. I found this movie on Netflix in the new release section.

At first I was surprised I hadn’t heard or seen the movie since it debuted in 2015, but then I remembered how powerful GMO companies like Monsanto are, they probably made the movie invisible on purpose.

Here is my review of the movie. It got 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix by the way.

 

The Plot

The movie is about a mother (Zoe Lister Jones) who is searching for the source of her son’s illness. She discovers that the source of his illness is the food they eat, and the fact that it’s all GMO. So she begins a journey to meet the leader of the GMO movement (They call the GMO company “clonestra” but we all know it’s actually Monsanto). The solution to the dilemma of the movie is for the GMO company to have labeling so that people can choose if they don’t mind eating GMO food all the time. I won’t spoil the end, but it’s a pretty great watch. Especially, if you don’t know much about the GMO situation.

Like I said, it’s a pretty great watch and I definitely would recommend it to everyone.

 

 

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Vegan Stew Recipe

Vegan stew

Vegan Stew Recipe

Who doesn’t love stew? I know I do. For all my vegan readers and also for the meat eaters, I have a special vegan stew recipe I received from my mother (expert vegan chef right there, she’s vegan also!) So, here we go!

 

Ingredients

  1. Red pepper
  2. Green pepper
  3. Habanero peppers (2)
  4. Vegetable broth
  5. Onions
  6. Lightlife sausage
  7. Spinach
  8. Grapeseed oil
  9. Salt
  10. Pepper
  11. Sage
  12. Oyster crackers

 

Instructions

  1. Cook the red pepper, green pepper, and onions and lightlife sausage all together in a pan of grapeseed oil on medium heat.
  2. While the veggies and lightlife sausage are cooking, cook the spinach in vegetable broth in a separate pot at medium heat.
  3. Once the veggies and lightlife sausage are done cooking, add them with the vegetable broth and spinach and let it all slow cook together.

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  1. Let the habenero peppers season up the food with a little extra kick by sticking them in the stew and letting it slow cook with the rest of the ingredients. Take the peppers out once everything is cooked thoroughly (Unless you want a super spicy stew, then just leave them in the pot).
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Habanero Peppers

  1. Don’t forget to season your food with sage, and salt and pepper.
  2. Use the tasting technique to check if everything is seasoned to your liking.

 

And that’s all there is to it! Enjoy!

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YUMMMY! I literally had like 7 helpings of this stew, it was just too good.

YUMMMY! I literally had like 7 helpings of this stew, it was just too good.

Oyster Crackers to eat with your stew! So good.

Oyster Crackers to eat with your stew! So good.

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Coping Mechanisms

Coping Mechanisms

I always thought this emoji was blowing smoke but she could be just deep breathing.

So, I was diagnosed with anxiety and sleeplessness. Along my 23 years of life I’ve discovered many coping mechanisms that I used every day.

Not all mechanisms will work under any and all conditions. For instance, one cannot get up and pace the floor (coping mechanism) if they’re at work and busy as ever.

Here are the mechanisms that I’ve come up that work for me. I’ve talked to a few people that deal with the same issues as I, and they’ve said the same things work for them, so it may work for you as well.

These are in no order!

Coping Mechanisms

  1. Just breathe
  2. Exercise
  3. Talking to others
  4. Family
  5. Boyfriend/Girlfriend
  6. Moving around
  7. Dancing
  8. Music
  9. Niece & Nephew
  10. Being at home
  11. Watching TV
  12. Seeing others like me
  13. Taking a hot shower
  14. Chewing gum
  15. Spicy candles like cinnamon (they make the home feel nice and cozier)
  16. Visualize you have invisible armor on
  17. Yoga
  18. Meditation
  19. Prayer
  20. Slowwwwwwww dowwwwwwn (chopped and screwed voice)
  21. Eat a well balanced diet every day
  22. HOBBIES HOBBIES HOBBIES

 

So this is all I have for now. I may make a part two to this post if I forgot anything. Thanks for reading. Peace/love to you and yours.

 

P.S. Stop stressing man. Take one day at a time if you have to. But also be prepared for the future.

 

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How to Love Yourself

Love yourself

Knowing yourself, is loving yourself.

How to Love Yourself

Hello everyone! I want to share with everyone some things that took me a while to figure out. I’m confident and care free now but it hasn’t always been that way. Like a flower, I grew from the concrete and here I am. Along my journey I’ve figured out some ideas of how to love yourself. It starts now. Read ahead.

 

You are Beautiful!

  • No really, you are. There is 7 billion people in this word. If not by looks then by personality, you are able to find someone that believes you’re beautiful. It’s all fine and dandy to find someone that calls you beautiful all day every day, but you have to love yourself. Make yourself beautiful if you truly don’t believe you are. Life is a game, and you need to act your role. Part of everyone’s role is to first believe they are beautiful. Confidence is a hell of drug.

You are Confident!

  • Like I said before, confidence is a hell of a drug. Even if you know you don’t got “it” at least act like it and then you will.

Friends Come and Go

  • It’s life. Family sometimes comes and goes as well. But it’s something we must get accustomed to. Like I said, there’s 7 billion people on this planet. You’re bound to find someone you can relate to, laugh with, all that good stuff. It just takes time, sometimes.

Open Up!

  • A lot of people are closed minded, and that’s fine if you want to stay stagnant your entire life. You must open yourself up to new people, new ideas, and new experiences. Take a chance, a healthy and productive one of course. Don’t be closed minded, you’re wasting your time on this Earth if you are.

Love is Nice, but Wait

  • Pray about it. If you haven’t found someone or the someone you found isn’t studding you then leave it alone. Love is patient. Remember that. Your love may be waiting for you to get yourself together, or vice versa.

Plan Ahead

  • To all my productive babies out there. You will be so much more prepared if you anticipate your day and plan ahead. Bring your own lunch to work if you know you’ll be mad about lunch at lunch time. Just feel yourself and you will know what to do next. Think about it.

Talk it Out

  • Whether it be to your fiancee, your girlfriend, your friend, anything and any issue you have, even with yourself, you need to talk it out. Don’t get all bottled up. You’re preparing to fail if you do that.

You are You. Be Proud.

  • There may be people like you, but no one can be you. Take pride in that and improve yourself to someone you’d like to be like.

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Practice Your Faith

I’m sure I’ll be posting more about this topic really soon. It’s so important to love yourself and give thanks to you. Hey, you should be thanking yourself you’re alive. Thank yourself, give yourself a hug. It seems so easy, but it’s not and I understand that clearly. I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. Now, it’s like I had an epiphany or something. I love me, and you should always love you. Thanks for reading, and like I said I will be updating this post whenever I find more reasons. For now, PEACE AND LOVE.

 

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Great Oprah Quotes

Oprah quotes

This is the O magazine I used for the Oprah quotes.

Who doesn’t enjoy the wisdom that Miss Oprah bestows upon us? I know I do! Here are some Oprah quotes that I find have given me strength through hard times. Maybe they can do the same for you.

 

These quotes are in no order. I found all of these in her O magazine.

  1. Conversation feeds the soul.
  2. You’re more beautiful than you know.
  3. Nobody’s perfect.
  4. The journey is everything.
  5. Books are a girls best friend.
  6. As far as your eyes can see, the universe can see further.
  7. Most of all, look ahead.

7 Oprah quotes to clear your mind, or refresh your mind, I should say. Here are a few extra quotes I got from her O magazine as well.

  1. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Eleanor Roosevelt (from You Learn by Living).
  2. She felt like a plant of some kind, like a flower on a stalk that only looked slender but was really tough, tough as steel. Joyce Carol Oates (A Garden of Earthly Delights).
  3. Why was she dancing? No reason. Just alive, I guess.” George Saunders (Escape from Spiderhead).

And there it is! Thanks for reading, peace and love forever to you! Good luck with today’s obstacles my friends. PEACE

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Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe

Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe

This is seriously so good

Hello hello hello! I apologize for the connection complications but sometimes you have technical difficulties, ya know. Okay, so today I have this delicious Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe to share with you all today, or tonight I should say.

 

Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe

This recipe is an explosion of yummy flavors from roasted vegetables and fake sausage “meat.”

 

Ingredients for Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe

1 Orange Bell Pepper, chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1 Zucchini, chopped

2 or 3(depending on serving size) Lightlife Sausage, chopped

Pepper, season to your liking

Sea Salt, season to your liking

Smoked Oregano, season to your liking

Olive Oil, 3 Tbsp

Mixed Greens (Spinach, Chard, Kale, Arugula)

 

Avocado Sauce

1 Avocado

1 Lime

1/4 Olive Oil

1 Clove Garlic

Sea Salt, to your liking

Pepper, to your liking

 

Instructions for Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe

  1. Put the vegetables in a bowl, while chopped, and mix them up (Not the mixed greens though)!
  2. Put 3 Tbsp of olive oil in the bowl
  3. Season the vegetables with Sea Salt and Pepper and smoked oregano, to your liking
  4. For the lightlife sausages, put them in a skillet and use olive oil to saute and cook them.
  5. Put the vegetables on a baking pan and bake them at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Also be watching and cooking your lightlife sliced or chopped sausages

Instructions for Avocado Sauce

  1. Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s a little thick, to your liking.

All in Together Now!

  1. Put your mixed greens on a plate and quickly chop them up
  2. Put the roasted vegetables on the bed of mixed greens
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  4. Spread avocado sauce on roasted vegetables and mixed greens

 

Vwah lah! A delicious Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe at your service. How you like them apples! Enjoy! As always, PEACE AND LOVE.

Vegan Vegetable Plate Recipe