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The Round Yoga Mat!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

This is one wild, funky yoga mat, but I love it!

What makes Mandala’s large, circular mat so great is that no matter which way you turn, reach, stretch, or lean, your body stays on it. Flip your downward dog and your foot is still on the cushy padded surface…not slipping and sliding on the bare floor! I especially like using this during Shivasana because I can extend my arms and legs without having to worry about my fingers and toes hanging over the edges. It’s a little big to take a regular class but for home use, it’s a major luxury.

And for all the yoga instructors out there, here’s a little added plus: my sister uses this when she teaches classes and says it’s awesome because she never has to turn it to demonstrate poses at the front of the room. Pretty cool, right?

The mat comes with a yoga pad to add some extra cushion for your knees, sacrum, hip bones, and headstand (or to sit on during meditation practice), and Mandala’s natural mat cleaner specially formulated with essential oils to keep your mat clean and smelling fresh.

If you’re heading out on a road trip, throw this into the car for your travels. You’ll be glad you have it if you do yoga in your hotel room so you don’t end up having to touch the itchy carpet underneath!

The amazing special deal for this mat will be in your inbox today at noon and is good until noon tomorrow, the 23rd.

If your not already signed up to receive my special deals, here’s how:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Open Sky Screen Shot

All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the offers to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

Shilajit Latte!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ive posted this recipe from my new book, Raw Food for Everyone, before but…Its worth repeating!

If you don’t have Burdock Root, you can get it online or at a health food store as dried pieces. You just steep it like a tea and add the rest of the ingredients. YUMMY!!!!

The Shiajit is my weekly special so order some today! As always, its a 24 hour sale so its good from today, Tuesday, at 12 noon to Wednesday the 16th at 12 noon.

All you need to do to get this discount is to click on the email that will be in your inbox at 12 noon today and it will take you to my opensky site to go shopping!

Don’t fret, if you not already signed up, you can follow me here. AND… Make sure you sign up because Ive got some amazing surprises in store for the people who are signed up to follow me! In a few weeks ill be giving away another gift (someone one a free vitamix a couple of weeks ago, just for signing up!) and a HUGE super special present that you wont believe!

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up) When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Ok here’s the recipe:

Burdock-Shilajit Latte:

Shilajit Latte

Burdock Root is a powerful anti-inflammatory herbal tea. A mildly bitter herb, it also stimulates the release of gastric juices and aids digestion.

Shilajit is considered the king herb of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals in ionic form. Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” It is a mineral-rich humus (soil) that emanates from the crevices of the Himalayan mountains. Shilajit is truly a remarkable substance with a long history of human usage for healing, building, and rejuvenation.

Combine burdock tea and shilajit powder with these other ingredients to take the place of your morning coffee.

1 cup brewed burdock root tea

1 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon shilajit powder

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Combine all ingredients in a vita-mix or blender until frothy and warm from blending. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon if desired.

Sauerkraut Recipe and Raw Bars!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

First let me tell you about these amazing raw bars that are on sale TODAY and only for 24 hours! You can get these at a huge discount until March 9th at 12:00pm when you follow me here to receive weekly deals. Once you sign up, these weekly deals will be sent straight to your inbox so you can start shopping!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bars! I don’t know about you, but I’m not crazy about most packaged bars. I always wonder whats really in them. These Love Force Bars are made with all organic raw ingredients.

Raw Bars

These are great as energy bars or even dessert, but Ive also been using them as a quick whole food meal. They’re extremely filling! They’re individually wrapped so I keep a few in my glove compartment whenever I’m out and about and don’t have to to stop or when I know I wont be home for hours. Stock up on these before a plane trip -you’ll be so happy to find one in your bag during a long flight. I took a bunch with me on my recent trip to Italy as an easy treat.

Oh and they taste incredible! They’re made with nuts, seeds, dates, berries, and all different spices - they have a lot of different flavors and they are all delicious!

Each bar weighs 3 oz and the sample pack includes:

  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Chocolate vanilla
  • Chocolate Lemon
  • Fig Ginger
  • Granola Cacao
  • Mango Pecan
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Goji Lemon
  • Chocolate Orange

And If your not already following my Weekly Deals, heres how you can get my Raw Super Specials:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Open Sky Screen Shot
All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the offers to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

(The only drawback  is that its only in the US! I’m working on changing that soon!!!)

Okay now for the Sauerkraut Recipe!!!

Look how cool the inside of this cabbage looks! I only use purple cabbage  most of the time.

This is from my new book Raw Food for Everyone. Ive been making this throughout the winter and its so good for digestion and just taste so amazing! I dont even wait untill it ferments to eat it, its great that day!

Sauerkraut

Shred the cabbage with a knife, rather than in a food processor, so the cabbage comes out shredded rather than diced. Sauerkraut makes a great addition to wraps and other sandwiches. If you want less heat, reduce the amount of jalapeño. No water is necessary in this fermenting process because of the high moisture content of cabbage and the use of salt in this recipe. Warmer weather will expedite the process. It’s ready when the cabbage has softened and there’s a slightly fizzy, slightly sour taste.

Makes 8 cups

3 cups apple cider vinegar

1 to 2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed

1½ tablespoons coriander seeds

½ head napa cabbage, shredded

½ head purple cabbage, shredded

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Put the vinegar, jalapeños, and coriander seeds in a Vita-Mix and blend to create the brine. Set aside.

2. Combine the cabbage, salt, and pepper and thoroughly toss with the brine. Place in a ceramic bowl or large crock. Store at room temperature on the countertop for 5 days, stirring at least once a day.

3. Transfer the sauerkraut to clean quart-size jars, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.