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Natural creamy toothpaste fast & easy recipe


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Since I started to make two years ago my own clean & organic toothpaste I look on the regular one as soap which might seem weird to some but I imagine it is a matter of habit & this has become mine.
I’ve wanted to give you the recipe for quite a while but I had a lot left and no photos from the last batch.

It seems providence decided otherwise when the jar broke ­čśë so here goes the recipe…

Ingredients
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1. 6 Tbsp. (heaped) organic Arrowroot or rice flour (cheaper)
2. 5 tsp. Baking soda
3. 4 tsp. (flat) organic virgin Coconut oil or Shea butter if that’s what you have at home, it’s cheaper too (I quote Wikipedia “In some African countries such as Benin, Shea butter is used for cooking oil”)
4. 1/2 to 1 tsp. peppermint oil (I like it strongly flavored so I put 42 drops)
5. 6 Tbsp. Glycerin

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Method
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1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl, mix until smooth
2. Put in a clean glass or plastic container & label it with date (in my experience it never got bad)

Let me know if you try it I would love to know about it!

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My dead-easy mock honey cake recipe! (100% natural & no machinery needed)


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If you have followed my blog you know about my all-wholemeal-Spelt-sugar-free cakes. This is a recipe I found in a magazine which I have “translated” to my ingredients (a friends taught me flexibility when following new recipes) my family absolutely loved it and actually preferred it to the too sweet honey cake. It is so easy to do you only have to stir for 2 mn by hand.
Let me know ­čÖé

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup Tea (boil half the amount add 1 tea bag,when water’s colored add the other half cold non-boiled)
2. 1. 1/2 cup rice syrup (honey or any natural sweetener)
3. 2 cups wholemeal Spelt flour (or any white flour you have)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 3/4 to 1 tbsp baking powder
6. 1 tsp ginger powder (I left it out once & it was fine)
7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
8. 2 eggs (I put 1 egg once & it was perfect)
9. 1/4 cup of olive oil (nobody feels it but take the oil of your choice)

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Method
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Put it all in a bowl, stir then pour in baking pan. If you want two cakes as I’ve done just double the recipe.
Bake in oven for 1 hr on 120 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) then, the last 15 mn on 150 degrees Celsius (302 Fahrenheit)
Enjoy the compliments you’ll get for not much effort ­čśë

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Last week’s cheapest, easiest pie crust and Viennese strudel update (different flavors…)


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Last week I posted an apple crumble crust cheap and easy which you can look up here… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/apple-pie-cheapest-easiest-and-fastest-crust-recipe-with-the-simplest-of-ingredients-obviously-100-natural/

Today, I will give you an update… My different flavors to that dough recipe which I thought was my ingenuity ­čÖé but Wikipedia is the correct source of information, so I looked it up there to check if my ideas were just mine and that’s what I came up with…

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The best-known strudels are Apfelstrudel (German for apple strudel) and Topfenstrudel (with sweet soft quark cheese, in German Topfen cheese), followed by the Millirahmstrudel (Milk-cream strudel, Milchrahmstrudel). Other strudel types include sour cherry (Weichselstrudel), sweet cherry, nut filled (Nussstrudel), Apricot Strudel, Plum Strudel, poppy seed strudel (Mohnstrudel), and raisin strudel.[7] There are also savory strudels incorporating spinach, cabbage, pumpkin, and sauerkraut,[8] and versions containing meat fillings like the (Lungenstrudel) or (Fleischstrudel).
The only thing that changes is the baking time which goes down to 1 or 1.30 hrs versus the 2 to 2.15 hrs for the apple pie which has a much bigger amount of dough. I nevertheless check in between to make sure it does not over bake.

I put this time on the rolled out dough a different filling of, carob or cacao powder for the nonsensitive, a lot of raisins to get it sweet with less natural sweetener, a big spoon of rice syrup or honey or even sugar for those who use that, in other rolls I will add poppy seeds to all those ingredients…

I have tried all kinds of different nuts with raisins which is just heavenly, but that was about twenty years ago today I find them harder to digest, nevertheless it can occasionally be a good idea. Almond powder can be good too with natural sweetener or sugar.

Some will have cinnamon, raisins, 1 big spoon of rice syrup and a dash of oil…

You can innovate… Be the master of your own creation and risk different flavors or just follow the so many different ideas we got here from Wikipedia ­čÖé

Good luck with it and most importantly have loads of fun. It’ll taste much better that way. Let me know whatever the outcome is and all the more if it’s a big humoristic flop, the best ideas have been created that way!