Homemade Soap

I have wanted to make my own soap for an extremely long time. I met a lady a few months ago and we have become great friends. A few weeks ago she took the plunge and made some soap. Well today I made some soap by her. I am here not so patiently waiting for 24 hours to pass until I can cut it.

Here is my soap still drying.



2 Days After the 30 Day Health Challenge

We’ve just finished our 30 Day Health Challenge November 2014. Now we have entered into the last month of the year with festivity is in the air all around us.

But even as you enjoy this season, remember to stay healthy. And pleas don’t cast away the things we have done in the 30 Day Health Challenge.

Remember to get your rest, drink water, eat your rainbow of fruits, exercise, get as much fresh air as you can, and ENJOY yourself!


Orange Detox

Oranges are excellent for detoxing the body.


– are cathartic

– contain vitamin c, phytonutrients and fiber which are very important in cleansing

Besides those listed above there are several other benefits of oranges that make it an excellent cleanser.


1) drink 5-8 glasses of fresh orange juice for 3 days

2) keep orange juice refrigerated and tightly sealed

Be sure to use freshly squeezed orange juice where possible


Rice Balls



2 cups cooked brown rice

1/4 tsp saffron

1 onion finely chopped

1/2 cup grated carrot

3/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

1 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp water

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tsp sweet pepper finely chopped

All purpose gluten free flour for coating

Oil for frying


Sauté.  onions and saffron and cook until onions turn soft. Add carrot and salt and cook while stirring, for about 1 minute. Add rice and remaining ingredients except the tomato paste, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow rice to cool. Add 1 tbsp tomato paste and mix well. Check salt and add more if necessary.

Mix remaining tomato paste water and 1/4 tsp salt together. Spoon a portion of rice into your hand and form into a ball. Flatten it slightly. Dip into the tomato sauce and then coat with flour. Continue until all remaining rice is gone.

Heat oil for frying. Fry rice balls until golden brown. Serve with Apple chhutney.