Potato Soup

Potato soup is great for those night that are cold. A perfect meal for the whole family to enjoy!

Potato SoupIngredients

  • 1 T thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 2 C milk
  • 2 T flour or Ultra gel
  • 1 1/2 C Water
  • 2 carrots chopped up
  • 1/2 onion chopped up
  • 3 celery stalks chopped up
  • 7 small potatoes about 3 C chopped in small pieces
  • 1 C Cheddar cheese in chunks or 1/2 lb Velveeta Cheese

Instructions

  1. Put in a pot the water, potatoes, onion, celery, carrots, thyme, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  2. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the  vegetables are tender.
  3. Pour the milk and stir the flour or ultra gel and allow to thicken.
  4. Stir in the cheese and allow it to melt then serve!

Enjoy!

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Orange Smoothie

A delightful smoothie that is prefect for a hot afternoon. Drink this delicious smoothie to feel refresh!
orange smoothie

Ingredients

  • 12 cubes ice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate

Instructions

  1. Start by placing all the ingredients on a food processor then blend fully until smooth and pour into glass.

Enjoy!

Mushroom Omelete

 

mushroom-omeletteIngredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3 mushrooms
  • 2 table spoons of kefir – click here to buy
  • 2 table spoons olive oil or butter Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Simply mix the eggs with kefir on a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Then fry on a saucepan with oil and cook until done.

Try this delicious and nutritious Mushroom Omelette for morning breakfast. Perfect food to start your busy day and enjoy!

Honey Cake

These Honey Cake is wonderful for an afternoon dessert with your family and friends. Make your very own Honey cake at the comforts of your home, just follow simple steps!

honey cake
Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ c Plain Low fat Kefir
  • Juice of 1 whole orange
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup Chai tea, boiling
  • Juice of 1 whole lemon
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • Zest of ½ lemon

Instructions

  1. Begin by whisking together in a bowl the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 325 F, then stray with cooking spray the 2 cupcake pans or 2.9 inch round cake pans.
  3. Next, mix together in a large bowl the sugar, honey, eggs, oil, kefir, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange zest and orange juice until well combined.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients and combine until just incorporated.
  5. Before pouring the batter into the cake pans you have to add boilng tea into the honey mixture and combined.
  6. Finally, pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake afterwards for about 15 minutes for the cup cakes.
  7. For the larger cakes, bake for about 35-40 minutes.
  8. If you like, you can garnished the cakes with honey and caramelized apple.

Enjoy!

Homemade Yogurt Parfaits

Gather and treat your whole family with this yogurt parfaits. A perfect healthy dessert as well.

Homemade Yogurt ParfaitsIngredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3-4 T honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 T flax ground up
  • 1-2 C homemade granola
  • 3 C homemade plain yogurt or Kefir – click here to buy
  • 1 C blueberries or another kind of berry

Instructions

  1. Combine the yogurt with honey and vanilla.
  2. In a glass, scoop the yogurt then sprinkled on a teaspoon of flax, homemade granola, spoonful of berries, a few cut up pieces of banana, repeat the procedure.
  3. End with granola or berries sprinkled on the top.

Enjoy!

Green Berry Smoothie

Here is another yummy treat for the whole family. Made of frozen fruits and vegetables with kefir.

Green Berry SmoothieIngredients

  • 2 T chia
  • 2-4 T flax
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-4 C kefir or milk of your choice
  • 1 C frozen berries
  • 1 C frozen spinach
  • 1 to 1 1/2 frozen banana
  • 4 T coconut oil *optional
  • 1 T whey protein powder * optional

 

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pour the kefir first then put the other ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Orange Truffles

These chocolate orange truffles are easy to make. Perfect sweet treat for the whole family.

Chocolate Orange TrufflesIngredients

  • 1/4 C butter
  • 2-3 T orange zest
  • 1 t orange extract
  • 1/ 3 C of heavy cream
  • 6 oz  of dark or semisweet chocolate chips

**dipping: ground nuts, pecans, almonds, pistachio or walnuts unsweetened cocoa powder or powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan over a low heat, stir the cream, butter and chocolate until it is melted.
  2. Remove from the the heat and stir in zest and extract.
  3. Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish. Then place it in the fridge 40 min at least.
  4. Scoop out the chocolate and form into balls using your hands. Roll into your dipping choice and serve.

Enjoy!

Chicken Salad with Kefir

This yummy chicken salad with kefir is a perfect meal for the whole family to enjoy!

Chicken Salad with KefirIngredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 Roma tomatoes cut up
  • 1/4 onion chopped up fine
  • spinach
  • grated cheese
  • 1/2 C kefir or plain yogurt – click here to buy
  • 1 1/2 C cooked shredded chicken

Instructions

  1. In the pan, heat up chicken with onion and seasonings. Add the tomatoes, kefir and cheese and cook a couple minutes.
  2. Place the salad on a serving plate then chicken mixture on top. Add salsa if you want.

Enjoy!

An Easy Kratom Tea Recipe

Kratom Tea

Kratom Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 dose’s worth of kratom leaf (this may be dried or whole)
  • Distilled water
  • Honey
  • 1 Lime or Lemon

Procedure:

  1. Take the kratom leaf and weigh out enough of it for a single dose using a digital scale.  Obviously, the precise amount equivalent to one dose shall vary from user to user, but the most commonly recommended amount is anywhere from 5 to 8 grams for those with low or beginner’s tolerances to the drug.  The strength of the strain you have may need to be considered as well, so adapt the recipe as needed.
  2. Put a saucepan over heat and pour about 6 to 7 fluid ounces of distilled water into it.  Let it reach a boil (although not a raging one).
  3. Add the kratom to the boiling water and let it keep boiling for a quarter of an hour or until the water has reduced to half its original volume.
  4. Take the saucepan off the heat and hold it at a slight tilt to let the plant matter settle.
  5. Once the matter has accumulated at the bottom, pour the liquid inside the pan very carefully into a filter.  A regular coffee filter will do, unless your kratom leaf is still quite large (not in powdered form), in which case you can use a strainer with a tight weave.
  6. Collect the liquid in a cup below the filter and add honey and as much sliced lime or lemon to taste.
  7. Collect whatever plant matter is left in your filter and saucepan for a second boil to get the most out of the kratom.

Take note that the tea from the first infusion will naturally be more bitter-tasting and active than the one from the second.  Typically, you will only be able to get two usable brews from a dose of leaf, so get some fresh leaf if you need a third cup.  In my experience, drinking it while it is still hot is better, as it gets even more bitter when left to cool.  You can add as much honey and lemon as you want—it doesn’t seem to affect the kratom, as far as I can tell.

Arguments for Decriminalising Kratom in Thailand: Why Is the Scientific Community in Support of It?

Kratom is a controversial substance—perhaps not as controversial as cannabis, or not yet, but it does have its fair share of hype and hold on the public interest.  Properly known as mitragyna speciosa, it generally owes its fame to its curious psychoactive properties, which blend both stimulant and sedative symptoms, and its (unofficial) usage as an opium substitute and opium withdrawal management drug.  While it can be found being used publicly for such purposes as well as for recreation in a fair number of Western countries today—most notably the US—the herb ironically has black market status in several of the countries from which specimens come.  The most noteworthy example here would be Thailand.

Kratom Leaves

Kratom Leaves

Kratom is illegal in Thailand.  It has been ever since August of 1943, when the Kratom Act 2486 was passed banning its use as well as cultivation.  The illegality established by the act, however, has had little effect on the reality: the Thai people still use kratom, and as far as cultivation of it goes, that has been just as difficult to stop, given that the tree is endemic to the country.  What efforts have taken place to enforce the act, even when successful, have been largely footnotes in a chronicle of ongoing and culturally-entrenched kratom use.

This is part of what drives the argument to legalise kratom in Thailand, to be sure, but it is hardly the primary logic behind it.  Indeed, arguably the most powerful arguments for the legalisation of the herb come not even from the users but from the scientific community, which points to the potential usefulness of the herb as a medicinal drug.  Being a mu-opioid receptor agonist, it has the capacity to elicit similar analgesic effects as morphine, yet also seems to lack both the common negative side effects of other opioids and their addictive potential.  Hence, it is argued that the legalisation of kratom would do more for the public than its illegalisation, by making it easier to access for scientific testing and medical usage.

As a final note, it must be remarked that there are a fair number of sources who allege that the ban on kratom was in fact economically-motivated as opposed to being concerned with public health and wellness.  Even the ONCB (Office of Narcotics Control Board) of Thailand has released a statement to that effect and argued for its legalisation in the country.  The government, however, has yet to respond.

Learn more about the reasons people are proposing the abolition of Kratom Act 2486 in Thailand and know why the transnational scientific community is supporting the decriminalization by visiting:

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