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Back and posting! Natural cosmetics, is it possible?


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Hi everyone!

Do you remember the time I opened another category under ” Natural recipes ” and promised to post anything from cakes to cosmetics or natural household products recipes?
Well, here it is…
As I mentioned in another post, in the past I had immersed myself for a year and a half in the possibility of living a ” cleaner ” life on a daily basis not only with the foods I was eating which was already a habit but with the products I was using day in day out for the household as much as for the family’s hygiene as soaps, shampoos, creams…
I found on the internet a lot of material which I adapted to my needs, some recipes were amazing, so I suggest you all do your own research too but others I tried were not practical or were too time consuming to produce so, I had to find my own solutions, something faster and more effective which brings me back to the blush problem.

I tried many which were too powdery, sticky, bland… A lot had beetroot powder in, I did my own as I was not yet familiar with Ebay but it was not fine enough so, eventually I got down to ordering on Ebay a packet which was really cheap considering how long it lasts and applied it directly on my moisturizer (of natural unrefined Shea butter with vitamin E I add to it which is very good for the skin as a healing agent) I had applied on my face even though someone had told me it could stay as a permanent color which would not be that tragic, it could save time 😉

Just kidding it never stayed that long and gave a beautiful color if put in small amount obviously.

Much later I got to know about a 98%-100% natural blush which seemed a better option, maybe because we tend to use more the bought stuff which looks professional and appealing to the eye and started using the two, according to my mood.
I’m am sure each country or state must have their own natural cosmetic brand but it could also be bought on the internet.
Mine is called UNE and I found out England and the U.S have their own brand too.

I hope this information was of some value to my readers and would love to hear from your brand if you have one and how you purchased it.

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100% Natural easy white or wholemeal Spelt flour doughnut recipe!


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This is a very easy recipe for doughnuts which my kids love in the cozy winter weekends.
It is totally natural. The photos are with white Spelt flour but I did it in wholemeal
and they confessed preferring it, which is not an easy thing for them to do 🙂

The recipe is the same one as the chocolate roll I previously posted, so I put it back in
this one.

Enjoy and let me know if you tried it out!

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This recipe is not one of my easiest ( I had to let the dough rise ) but it’s nourishing, it’s a good
unsweetened chocolate roll for recess at school or at work. All in all, I’d say it’s
a recipe worth doing every once in a while.
I use the bread machine on dough program, to mix it and let it rise. It’s quicker, but you can do it
the ” longer “Way the only difference with the machine is, that it requires dried yeast.

Enjoy the experience!

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Ingredients
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1. 325 ml = 10.9 u.s oz Water
2. 3 Eggs, it can be left out for the egg sensitive
3. 800 gm = 1.764 lb Spelt flour ( or any other )
4. 4 tbsp olive or sesame oil ( any other is good too )
5. 4 tbsp rice malt ( honey or any other natural sweetener, or 3 tbsp sugar )
6. 2 tsp salt
7. 2 1/4 tsp dried yeast ( or fresh but then you have to prepare it with a few grain of sugar and luke warm water )

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Method
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1.Take the risen dough roll it out.

2.Use a cup to cut out the doughnut shape.
3.Use a bottle top to make a whole in the middle
if you desire that shape.
I do some with and some without.
4.Fry it in a little pan with about 6/7 cm = 2.3 or 2.7 inches,
olive oil or any other kind on a small fire.
Do not leave the oil too long on high ( the first one still goes )
even with a small fire as
it will brown too quickly and leave it raw inside.
5.Pour rice syrup on top, honey, unsweetened jam which you can put in by making
a small hole in the fried doughnut without a hole, or any other sweetener on the
doughnut and enjoy it.

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Wholemeal & white…
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For the ones who use sugar you can sprinkle icing sugar on top it makes it look very
decorative.
For the calorie counters, there is a possibility to put it in the oven and
bake. It is not the same taste but it is still delicious!

But mainly use your imagination and do what you fancy doing 🙂

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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Dough resting
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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!

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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Organic versus non-organic
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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  ” Apple cake/Multi-User  recipe ”  ( 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.