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100% natural talc substitute, Rice flour, for odorless shoes, slippers and much more!


rice flour

Talc absorbs moisture but we know all the side effects it has.
In short, it is a health hazard. I’ve come up with a very easy
alternative answer!

Rice powder! It absorbs moisture too. You surely remember
having seen in restaurants, grains of rice in salt cellars to keep
the salt dry.

I use rice flour for slippers to keep them odorless and it really helps!

I use it as a seasoned starch to coat my fish before frying it, as a soup
thickener, to manufacture my own toothpaste, or powder deodorant…
but that will be for other posts to come.

There are a million ways to use rice flour.
It is cheap, practical, free of chemicals, preservatives or coloring.

The perfect natural ecological answer ­čÖé

Quick & Easy Seitan ( vegetarian meat ) recipe made from scratch!


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Until five years ago, I always bought expensive Gluten flour to make homemade Seitan.
Then, I just bought it ready made as the difference in price was not worth the hassle.
That is until I found a easy recipe explaining how to do it from scratch with plain flour.
When someone had proposed to show me how to do it about ten years ago I totally refused. It
sounded so very complicated…

Now, I make Seitan myself, the quickest, cheapest ( The price of less than a kilo of flour)
and easiest way!

Enjoy!

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Seitan dough recipe
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1. 5 cups white flour
2. 2 Tbsp salt
3. 2 cups water

Method
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Put in a electric mixer or in a bowl all the ingredients. Knead until it has the regular dough texture.
Let it sit for 30 mn.

Put lump of dough in sifter with bowl underneath, let tap running. Squeeze dough for 5-10 mn
until water is clear.
Make sure nothing is left on the side of sifter. That is your gluten and it’s done!

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Rinsing of dough
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add:
3 to 6 tsp spices for 7 cups of flour

For Asian flair: Garlic, onion, ginger
Italian flair: Basil oregano, sage, rosemary
Mexican: Garlic, cumin, silatro, hot pepper

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Seitan dough ready to cook
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What is popular by me is, garlic,oregano, pili-pili ( hot pepper ) salt, paprika.
I fry it for about 30 mn or I put it on a fire, in tomato sauce with the same spices I use in the
Seitan dough. Sometimes I’ll put in in the oven in a bit of oil in a closed heat resistant glass bowl,
for 50 mn on 177 Degrees Celsius = 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Throw small balls in the soup, or fry with onions… there are endless possibilities!

100% Natural-ready to use- face moisturizer… Unrefined Shea butter!


Unrefined Shea butter

I used to make complicated or not so complicated face moisturizers that I had looked up on the internet, there are lots of choices, some great but I got discouraged after another
recipe-flop and realized that the butter itself is brilliant in its pure form!
It melts at body temperature and with the dry skin I have it can only be better as a sole ingredient. I tried it in the evening and lo and behold… magic! The skin is smooth and nourished with hardly any work, just an order on amazon or ebay.

I looked up on Wikipedia Shea butter and they say ( I’m sure you already know this but for those who don’t, here’s the information ) it’s extracted from the nut of an African tree called, Vitellaria Paradoxa, it is edible, something I had not known and used in food preparations in Africa ( at least we know we are not applying poison on our skin ­čÖé )

If bought unrefined, it keeps its sunscreen properties equal to number 6 ( that was specified on another site ) and they went on with a list of benefits as Anti-inflammatory, used for management of Sinusitis and relief of nasal congestion, joints aches and aches of other parts of the body which was equally new to me.

I use it on my hands too and if I got a burn or infected wound, I found it cured very fast, now I know why ­čÖé if you are interested in the recipe for Shea butter face cream I can post it, just let me know.

Method
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I bought a kilo of it ( 2 pounds 20 oz. it lasts forever ) put it immediately in the fridge and take out each time a little which I cut with a knife as it hardens once cold, and sterilize a very small glass jar, put a bit inside and after a few hours, being exposed to room temperature it softens and piles up but I can apply it on my face even straight out from the refrigerator as it melts between the fingers.

I hope this tip was useful to you, let me know, feedback is always appreciated, enjoy!

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Vitellaria paradoxa

Monte Carlo ” adapted ” easy biscuit recipe 100% natural!


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Hi everyone!

This recipe is, as the tittle specifies, adapted.
Meaning, I transfer it to my ” natural-sugar-language ” which is quite intricate, to say the least ­čÖé
It needs a lot of perseverance, stubbornness and space for trial and error.
It took me three batches to get to it, but some prefer the first, which had the disadvantage of loosing
it’s shape in the oven ( the pyramid fell but it was crunchier ) so, I’ll give you the two recipes.

P.S There’s no coconut in, for the coconut sensitive, no margarine or butter only oil which does less,
long term damage. I got good feedback from my family but let me know, your comments are important!

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup oil ( olive, sesame or other )
2. 3 Tbsp ( heaped ) Rice syrup ( or 2 Tbsp sugar )
3. 3 1/2 cup Spelt flour ( or any other )
4. 3 Tbsp cornflour
5. 1 tsp baking powder
6. 1 egg ( only if using sugar!! )
7. 2-3 Tbsp whiskey or rum ( optional )

Method
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Mix it all together by hand, shape it, in the shapes your heart desires and put in oven ( on baking sheet obviously )
at 150 Degrees Celsius = 302 Degrees Fahrenheit for 20 mn, in a preheated oven.
For decoration you can stick a clove on the top of the pyramid or sprinkle cinnamon before you put in oven.

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This is the first batch recipe, it is crunchier but flat.
The recipe has just a slight difference in the quantities,
nevertheless, it has own specific distinction.

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Ready for the oven
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Ingredients
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1. 1 cup oil
2. 3 Tbsp ( heaped ) Rice syrup ( or 2 Tbsp sugar )
3. 3 1/2 Tbsp ( heaped ) cornflour
4. 3 1/2 cup flour
5. 1 tsp baking powder
6. 1 egg ( for the sugar users only! )

Method
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Same as above, but on 180 Degrees Celsius = 356 Degrees Fahrenheit
for 10-15 mn, Check after 10, in a preheated oven.

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Freshly backed!
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Very easy, apple, raisin and bread Pie recipe


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Hi everyone!

This is the easiest and cheapest recipe ever.
Enjoy, try it out if you feel like it and let me know.

Easiest bread Pie recipe
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Ingredients
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1.   One loaf of dry bread ( the one of your liking )

2.   1 1/2 packet of raisins ( 250 gm = 8.8 ounces, is the amount per packet(!)

3.   4-5-6 Tbsp approx. ( big spoons, the more for the ones who prefer more oil in there food ) of olive or any kind of oil

4.   4 very big apples ( cut in rough slices or more if you want it very sweet )

5.   A fat sprinkle of cinnamon

6.   1-2-3 cups of rolled oats ( depending on how starchy you want it )

7.   1/2 liter = 17.64 ounces boiling water, add more if too sticky but I doubt it. It has to be soft and a bit loose.

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That’s about it!

Method

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Throw everything in a big bowl, add boiling water on top of it all, mix and wait 5-10 mn so the bread and other ingredients

become soft, mix again until you get a homogeneous consistency, pour in a covered with baking paper baking tin,  the size in

the ┬á” Apple cake/Multi-User ┬árecipe ” ┬á( it is always going to be the same utensils ) flatten it with a spoon and slide in the oven at the usual

heat of 170 Degrees Celsius = 338 Degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 mn but if you want more or less crusty you’ll have to check

a bit before.

Enjoy it warm of cold to take at work or to the park!

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P.S This recipe will give you two trays so, cut in half if you do not need as much.
I put one in the freezer but some might prefer it fresh.