Recipes: Making Juice and Bread from the Same Fruits and Vegetables in the Blush Family Kitchen

We have been juicing a lot lately and I decided I wanted to find another use for our left over pulp than simply composting it. After looking online today I found some great ideas and settled on making bread.

The Juice

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Today I juiced four handfuls of spinach, four handfuls of baby carrots, two handfuls of bing cherries and 2 handfuls of grapes. All organic.

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The juice was delicious, a recipe I am using to help heal my eyesight.

The Bread

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I then used to following recipe for the bread:

2 cups of pulp (all of the leftovers)

2 cups of Pamelas Gluten Free Baking Mix

1.5 cups of Coconut Oil

2 dashes of Salt

4 dashes of  Cinamon

2 Eggs from our chicken flock

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I blended these I gredients on high for a couple minutes, then put in a well coconut oiled bread pan. I baked on 350 degrees until a toothpick came out clean.

The kids are in heaven!

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Here is a podcast I recorded about it!

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Unschooling, Responsibility, and the Value of Money

My almost three year old Aliana told me she wants to earn her OWN money. She offered to help babysit her 16 month old brother and I said DEAL!

We have been using the kitchen timer set for 15 minutes and she has been “watching” baby brother while I do chores. She negotiated a rate of one quarter per 15 minute time period. She lets me know if he has a need she cannot help him with and agrees to not fight with him during this time.

She is saving her hard earned pocket change in a small bag in her purse so she can buy treats at the grocery store.

I love this “game” because it is teaching her responsibility in so many ways. She is learning about time, the value of money, caring for others, and how to save for something special. It is improving her communication skills as “negotiates” her pay, tends to her brother, and talks to me about his needs.

I am always close by keeping a sneak peak to ensure nothing goes awry.

How do you teach your kids about money, time and responsibility?

Here is a podcast on this issue!

http://soundcloud.com/sovereignlivingpodcast/unschooling-responsibility-1

The Unschooled Toddler: Teaching Eachother Through Art

I have mentioned before that art is a big part of our daily unschool routine. Our daughter has a passion for creativity and she is teaching her brother to share in this. We love watching them learn through eachother; this encourges life skills like sharing, communication, patience, and empathy.

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Does one of your children have a passion they teach to other kids in the family? Please share!

Learn Nothing Day

Learn Nothing Day is a holiday for unschoolers, who spend every day learning! Obviously this is impossible and the reviews of those celebrating the day are hilarious!

Tonight we will be joining the Austin Unschoolers at the park and splashpad for our Learn Nothing Day Celebration.finalllll-3

Visit SandraDodd.com for all the details, here are some excerpts:

 

Unschoolers need a holiday.
When people ask if they homeschool in the summer, they say yes. When people ask when they have a break from learning, they say never.

THERE’S A BLOG
with art and videos
and you can subscribe
2008 art (link at bottom for more)

A 2012 report:

We failed.
Utterly
Completely…
Gleefully

2010 citations and comments:

Learn Nothing Day, Home Education Resources, UK


Today is Learn Nothing Day, by Rebecca, at Victoria Advocate.com

 


The Quirks of Unschooling (Ronnie Maier on her blog, and another one later that same day: Tiny tidbits: Learn Nothing Day, Part Trois)

 


“I just kept on learning just like it was a normal day. No matter how I tried, I just Kept On Learning!” —Annalise, age 6
 


Learn Nothing Day, Volume Three, Susan Gaissert at The Expanding Life


(two parts of a long list:)~ Tinky learned how to use the dishwasher today. I tried to stop her, but it couldn’t be helped. They just are not cooperating with me today.

~ Techi was playing his “Guy Game” online and was listening to some really cool funk music. I asked him where he got it from. He told me to check out Pandora.com. So now I have learned how to find all my favorite music on Pandora. I’m listening to Frank Morgan he is an Awesome jazz musician. Oops! Now you learned something new. Sorry! —Rana

 


It was our first time participating in Learn Nothing Day, and I am afraid to say we failed miserably!We started out okay…
we got out of our beds, said good morning to each other and we were peacefully eating our breakfast together… when before I could really even realize what was happening, the girls began explaining tornadoes to Little Buddy! It was not his fault really, he’s only 3 and he just didn’t know better than to be curious about, as he says it, “toynadoes”! At any rate, as you can most likely imagine, it was all downhill from there, learning stalked us all day long, and we never even left the house today!

Oh well… there’s always next year! —Anne Dye, in Italy

 


“It’s only one day—surely we can slow down for just one day to take it easy and learn absolutely nothing.” 


“Well, we had a plan to stay at home and do nothing for Learn Nothing Day, but by 11am our plan was foiled. My 6yr old son put in a History Channel DVD on the history of steam trains and my 6yr old daughter Wiki’d Annie Oakley and was researching guns, so unfortunately we are all learning something today. They even looked at me like I was a complete reject last night when we discussed the concept of learning nothing today. My daughter said, ‘But mommy, how are we going to learn nothing? That’s just silly!'” —Nina Lee

 


Parental Intelligence wrote: PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THIS WEBSITE ON JULY 24!!
Any other day of the year is just fine. 

 

 

Detox Smoothies For Eye Health

I was talking to a friend about how he improved his vision, he decided to do a write up and share it with the world.  Many of you know I have struggled with my eyesight for years….  I hope to jump into full eye health in this coming year. Our naturalpath wants me to consume 10 raw eggs a day…. not sure I am ready for that, but these smoothies I can start right away!

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Last year, as I went through my 70 lb weight loss journey, my eyesight improved greatly. I went from -425 to -250, and now my glasses are blurry again.

I credit the eye health to my detox smoothies have been drinking consistently.  Five days a week of a big smoothie boost, then 2 days off.

My detox smoothies started with a cheap $20 blender from Target. For ay health smoothie I do, I make sure fresh fruit & vegetables (organic when available). Herbs from a local herb store work in conjunction with smoothies. Pick up your herbs by the ounce, and many useful herbs are well under $2.00/oz. An ounce will last quite a bit of time.

For eye health, I use apricots quite a bit. Also, I prefer black grapes. Anything with high Vitamin A & Vitamin D I use. For vegetables, I use quite a bit of kale, cucumbers, and cilantro. Red, orange, or yellow bell peppers I mix in as well. These peppers have more vitamins than a standard green pepper.

People have been requesting a smoothie recipe from me. Here is what a sample Proof Eye Health Smoothie would have:

 

1 handful of kale

1/2 red or yellow bell pepper

5-7 strands of cilantro

1/2 cucumber

1 carrot

1/2 lemon

1/2 mango

1 orange

2 apricots

1 plum, any color

1/2 pear

1/2 apple

1 handful, dried cranberries

15 (roughly) black grapes

4-6 oz of organic cherry juice

pinch each of eyebright, bee pollen, & bilberry.

Handful of ice

Fill to the top with filtered water – NO FLUORIDE!

* Add in Sugar in the raw, Stevia, or raw organic honey to taste!

This will make about 60 ounces. You can make the 2nd batch with the remaining fruit & give to a friend or drink tomorrow.

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Read the origional post here:http://www.freedomizerradio.com/blog/2014/07/detox-smoothies-for-eye-health/

The Unschooled Toddler, Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are a big part of unschooling our children. We try to do a creative project daily for our daughter who loves to draw, paint, glue and be crafty. Sometimes our son joins in, but he frequently find more active things to engage in while she doodles or paints.

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We have found that stimulating her desire for creativity has brought her confidence and joy. She loves showing off her work and giving gifts that she has made to others.

The frequent craft projects have not only stimulated her creativity, but her mind. She has learned about texture, color, temperature, time, numbers, and more. The crafts have helped her to develop her fine motor skills amd progress her ability to communicate.

Sovereign Living Uncoinventional Tour

The Sovereign Living team went on a three week Bitcoin-only tour this past month!

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Check out the liveblog on Bitcoin Magazine by directing your browser to uncoinventional.com.

We received great media attention onthe journey, including this Yahoo News piece:
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/tech-nerd-tuesday-this-family-is-road-tripping-using-89684772802.html

Keep your eye on Bitcoin Magazine for the soon to publish trip review!

No Poo Update, 23 Months Later

I had a four month break around the one year mark and my hair did awful on shampoo. I have been back on baking soda plus apple cider vinegar since February and do not see myself ever turning back. My hair is soft, shiny and happy.

Few tips I have learned in these 2 years….

1. If your hair is super greasy, apply the baking soda dry to dry hair while you get ready to shower, then wash and vinegar rinse as you normally would.

2. I have tried mixing with water and pouring, spraying, and a variety of application methods. My favorite now, and the fastest, is get your hair wet, dump a handul of baking soda in your hand, and smear all over, working it into your scalp with your fingers. Add more handfuls until your hair is totally saturated. Quantity is king.

3. I just pour straight apple cider vinegar on my hair, splash splash, work in with fingers, let it sit while I wash my face, then rinse.

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