Kale and Pear Salad
1 Bunch of Kale, devein and chopped
2 Pears, peeled and slice in thin wedges
3/4 cup of golden sun dried raisins
1 tbsp of minced fresh sage or 3-4 drops of organic sage eo
2 stalks of green onions or scallions chopped
1 lg lemon or 4-5 drops of organic lemon eo
1/4 cup of organic extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp of white pepper or 2-3 drops of white pepper eo
* pink himalayan salt to taste
Ready to Eat
Combine all the ingredients in a large salad bowl, squeezed lemon, then add oilve oil, toss and its ready to eat.
Please note that the addition of cayenne and white pepper is to add a little heat to the live food dish. Personally, raw/ live foods can make the body feel cooler. So, in the Winter, I add the cayenne to maintain my body temperature.
Generally, I can tell immediately when I have eaten something that I should not have. My mouth starts to water, or my throat gets tighter or I get this covering over my energy. This kind of connection has taken me years to development, but I has strengthen through having been exposed to Vegan, Vegetarian and Raw Foods.
While my diet doesn't adhere strictly in any of those categories, I do not eat foods that have preservatives in them. Due to the immediate and long term effects they have on our bodies, I try to steer clear of them. However, I do try where possible to buy and prepare foods that are organic, free range, grass feed, non-GMO, live (raw), wild caught and drink loads of filtered water.
Having taken these steps, I am experiencing my body functioning at higher levels of energy and my mind being more focused and uncluttered. However I must add that I also include aromatherapy in my daily regimen as well. This gives an added boost of energy in the body and clarity of the mind.
Being a perfumer, I have long recommended these five essential oils for optimal results. They should certainly be an intricate part of any travelers essentials. Lemon eo (organic or bio-dynamic) for revitalization, its like having Beethovens' Symphony #5 in a bottle. Then their is Rosemary, it awakens the mind for concentration and gives a general spa feeling to any atmosphere.
Lavender being the "Mother" of all essential oils is very good for calming and it has anti-Bacterial qualities. When traveling it can help keep bed bugs at bay. A few drops on and around the bed works very well. Geranium eo is particularly good to have on hand. This eo helps to balance hormonal levels in women and its a very refreshing and uplifting essential oil. In the past, I have used it often in corporate environments, especially when large groups of people gather to make decisions.
Finally, I would advise at least one wood or root essential oil to keep things grounded. East Indian Sandalwood is my pick, only because I just love what this oil does to my overall for my being. This is a great scent for grounding and for meditation; It's also has a very sedative quality as well.
Most of these oils can be used sparingly to flavor our foods, organic lemon eo can be used in place of fresh squeezed lemon as you will see in the recipe I have provided above. Rosemary can be used to flavor potatoes, chicken and any number of foods. Lavender is often used to flavor, honey, preserves and even baked goods.
I have used lavender to flavor and scent my recipe for ancient olive oil cookies, which I will provide in another installment of B/M/S series. For the purpose of this installment, I have included recipes for a typical dinner. It illustrates how to combine raw or live foods with cooked foods. I chose wild caught Atlantic Salmon for this instance.
Baked Wild Atlantic Salmon
1lb slice of Wild Atlantic Salmon
1/2 lemon squeezed over fish
1/4 tsp of fresh minced garlic or organic garlic power
1 tbsp of organic extra virgin oil or organic butter
1/4 tsp of pink himalayan salt
1/4 tsp of fresh grounded black pepper
1/4 tsp of yellow organic mustard seeds
1/4 tsp of organic onion powder
1/4 tsp of paprika
1/4 tsp of organic brown sugar
Now Feed the BMS.
*combine all dried ingredients together to make a complete seasoning for the fish.
Squeeze lemon over fish after rinsing and draining. Then season fish with combined ingredients, drizzle with olive oil on both side of fish. Place in preheated oven a 350* and cook for approximately 20-30 minutes. Makes the perfect baked fish ever time.