Vegan Calendula Salve

Part of my journey after cancer is free myself from products with chemicals. So I decided to start making my own products. Calendula supports wound and tissue healing. So far I am loving it.

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Vegan Calendula Salve

My new norm

I have chosen a different way of healing. My medicine cabinet come from the earth. Blessed to be given a second chance.

My new norm

Lentils Black Rice Soup

As part of my healing journey after chemo I decided in 2016 to go from vegetarian to vegan. I eat in colors, eat to live, and eat in season. This is a recipe I was playing around with, love the test kitchen mood. It actually came out fantastic so delicious! I was so surprised how it turned out. Remember part of the healing process is knowing what you putting in and on your body. Know where your food comes from, that’s why I make sure I shop locally.

2 cups of lentils

2 cups of black rice

1/2 each of green, red, and yellow peppers(chopped)

1/2 sweet onion(chopped)

2 garlic clove

1/2 of jalapeƱo pepper(chopped)

4 cups of water(hot water)

1/4 cup of Olive oil

2 Tbsp of Turbinado sugar

1 tomato(diced)

1 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp Fresh ground black pepper

1 tsp of cumin

1 tsp of crush red pepper

1tsp smoke paprika

1 15oz can of organic tomato sauce

1 32oz of vegetable broth(room temperature)

Add olive oil, lentils, black rice, green/yellow/red peppers, onions, garlic, jalapeƱos peppers, and seasoning into a pot(I used a Dutch oven pot). Cook on low heat until all the vegetables becomes soft(stir constantly). Once softened add the hot water and vegetable broth. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and sugar. Stir, cover, and continue cooking on medium heat. Cook until rice and lentils are completely done. I added more hot water to my liking. Please add more seasoning or water if need to. Hope you enjoy!

Lentils Black Rice Soup

Looking Good Naturally

During and after chemo I became extra aware of what I put on my skin. After washing my face I love using lavender and witch hazel mixture before moisturizing with coconut oil.

1 cup of witch hazel

1 1/2 Tbsp of fresh lavender

Combine ingredients in a 4oz mason jar. Let infused for three days and store in a cool dark place. Strain into another 4oz mason jar.

*I use cotton balls to apply on my face.

Looking Good Naturally

My new favorite

Hi! It’s been awhile since I posted. Just a little update before sharing my two favorite products. Since November doctors found a few cysts on my kidneys and two lumps in my chest area. Now! Look at God because the two lumps are just scar tissue from surgeries in 2015 and 2016 and the cysts are nothing to be too concerned about but will keep an eye on them. Being a breast cancer survivor is a journey each day, it has made me more aware of my body, what I put in and on my body but most importantly I appreciate life more. After my last surgery in 2016 I decided to go vegan which was the best decision ever. I am looking for natural products, my favorite is black soap with active charcoal by Plantlife and peppermint toothpaste with active charcoal by Redmond. So in love with these products, both are vegan too. Thank you visiting my blog.

My new favorite