Home Made Taco Seasoning

Home Made Taco Seasoning

Pre-packaged taco seasoning¬†is not the best for you. They are full of preservatives and GMOs. Check out this taco seasoning recipe I made from scratch. We ate it tonight and all 4 of my kids loved it! Again I only cook simple healthy recipes, because lets face it, with 4 kids I don’t have time to make anything that isn’t easy! But just because they are simple and easy doesn’t mean I lose out on taste by any means!

When adding spices or herbs I add to personal taste. So really make it as spicy or salty as you like ūüėČ

  • Ground Venison (would also taste great without meat)
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • half of a medium onion
  • chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Tumeric
  • ground pepper
  • Herbamare seasoning sea salt ¬†

We served ours on an organic corn tortilla. We buys our from a local company called Abuelos Corn Torillas.

Add any vegetable to your tacos. This time we added lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado and cheese. 

Enjoy the goodness!!!!

 

Peace, love and light,

Jillian

Quinoa Salad Dressing

Quinoa Salad Dressing

I use this salad dressing on quinoa and salad greens. It is absolutely delicious!!!

This recipe is for 1 cup of cooked quinoa. Use organic/nongmo ingredients when possible ūüôā

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • approx. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 large crushed garlic
  • squeeze of fresh lemon
  • half teaspoon dijon mustard

Tossed with tomatoes, feta, fresh basil and cilantro.

I served it with a gluten/allergen/hormone and antibiotic free ham, roasted potatoes with rosemary, onions, garlic and tumeric. Roasted carrots and yams.

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Some interesting information on the health benefits of cilantro. I have also read that cilantro is very good for clearing out and detoxing metals out of our body.

 

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Information resourced from: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-cilantro/

Toxic Metal Cleansing

Cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing and rightfully so, this herb is a powerful, natural cleansing agent. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue. Many people suffering from mercury exposure report a reduction in the often-cited feeling of disorientation after consuming large and regular amounts of cilantro over an extended period. [1]

Other Benefits of Cilantro

  • May be able to help prevent cardiovascular damage. [2]
  • The School of Life Science in Tamil Nadu, India noted, after researching the activity of cilantro leaves and stem, ‚Äúif used in cuisine would be a remedy for diabetes.‚ÄĚ [3]
  • Strong antioxidant activity. [4]
  • Has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects. [5]
  • May help improve sleep quality. [6]
  • Has been examined and described to have a blood-sugar lowering effect. [7]
  • Cilantro seed oil possess antioxidative properties, consumption may decrease oxidative stress. [8]
  • Research conducted by The Dental School of Piracicaba in Brazil found cilantro oil to be a new natural fungal cleansing formulation opportunity. [9]
  • Demonstrated activity against several types of harmful organisms. [10] [11]

James A. Duke, Ph.D., a former botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and author of The CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, has praised the digestive-system-promoting benefits of cilantro and recommends drinking a cup of the tea made from a handful of the leaves, when experiencing any form of stomach discomfort.

Thanks for reading!

Jillian

Honey Ginger Salmon with Breaded Hemp Seed Hearts

Honey Ginger Salmon with Breaded Hemp Seed Hearts

The other night I decided to do some experimenting with some organic ginger I bought. I’ve hardly cooked with ginger but that has all changed with my last few meals! I did avoid putting ginger on tonight’s dinner just to give everyone a break ūüėČ

So this recipe turned out amazing! I never expected it to taste so good and my whole family enjoyed it. I served it with a salad, homemade dressing (see previous post) and organic long grain brown rice.

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This dinner is super easy to make, just add all the ingredients in the order I have listed them in.

  • Wild Salmon
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Organic Chia and Flax Seed Powder
  • Organic Hemp Seed hearts
  • Grated Organic Ginger
  • Local Honey
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves

Cook in the oven at 400 for about 25 minutes or until salmon flakes apart.

 

Allergen/gluten Free Stir Fry

Allergen/gluten Free Stir Fry

Allergen free stir fry.
Another super easy meal my whole family loves! Packed full of vegetables (some from our garden last summer), spices, herbs and local hormone and antibiotic free pork. It is possible to make a delicious and healthy stir fry without gluten or soy sauce. The kale I blanched and froze from our garden last year. The onions and garlic were also from our garden last year. They were hung up and stored in our pump house. So lots of vegetables you can actually save and keep over the winter. ¬†I can’t talk about enough about trying to eat out of the garden all year long! Anyone can have a garden even if it is out of some pots on your balcony growing herbs and greens. ¬†So if anyone is interested in gardening keep an eye out for my gardening tips!
 

*all vegetables are organic. Do your best with this…no pressure ūüėČ
  • Local antibiotic and hormone free pork. (Optional of course)
  • onion (1)
  • garlic (I used 5 cloves)
  • grated fresh ginger
  • red pepper (1)
  • Carrots¬†
  • broccoli¬†
  • cauliflower¬†
  • zucchini¬†
  • kale
  • turmeric
  • organic chia and flax seed powder
  • Herbamare ¬†(Sea salt infused with organic herbs and vegetables).
  • Pepper
Once pork is cooked add the vegetable sea salt and pepper.
Then saute in onions, garlic and grated ginger.
Throw all the other veggies in!
Once vegetables are lightly cooked add organic brown rice into pan. ¬†Serve and eat up! If you wanted to add a gluten free soy sauce to individual serving you can at this point but you don’t need to because there is so much flavoring from the veggies and herbs.

          

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats-Apple Cinnamon (Allergen Free)

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats-Apple Cinnamon (Allergen Free)

An easy recipe to whip up the night before! This breakfast is a high source of proteins, omegas, iron and fiber. This recipe makes a large amount although my family of 6 ate it all this morning! If you have extra, this breakfast will either freeze or put it in the fridge to last a couple meals. You get to wake up to a wonderful aroma of apples and cinnamon!
Directions:
~Cook on the low setting for 8-9 hours.
~Coat the crock pot with coconut oil or another type of cooking oil so the pan is easier to clean the next morning, before adding all the ingredients.
  • 3 organic apples cut up into cubes
  • 3 cups of a milk substitute. I like to bake and cook with coconut milk.
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked organic steel cut oats¬†
  • 4 tablespoons organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons organic¬†sprouted chia and flax seed powder
  • 2 tablespoons organic hemp seed hearts
The next morning you can add whatever toppings you want. Some examples could be nuts, fruit or berries. Add some more coconut milk to individual portion and eat up! 
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Emalee’s Health Story

Emalee’s Health Story

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Emalee’s dinner! I haven’t mentioned this before because I wanted to check with my step daughter Emalee to make sure she was comfortable with me sharing her health story. She is because she wants other kids to not feel sick and eat yummy tasty foods like she can. Going through this journey with her has 100 % brought me to where I am now. I hope you get a better sense of what Kitty Coleman Natural Bliss is all about!
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Emalee came into my life when she was 4 years old. She wasn’t a very healthy girl when I met her and it broke my heart. I had a 2 yr old, her step brother Kaiden who was healthy. So I knew something was wrong. At 2 years old Emalee developed a severe peanut allergy. She is anaphylaxis¬† so she has to have an epipen with her. ¬†She also developed asthma around the same time. At 4 when I became her 2nd Mom like I said earlier she was not a healthy girl. ¬†She was always sick with a runny nose, tummy aches, rashes, cold sores at least twice a month and dry skin. It was so hard on me seeing one of my children who I loved so much, so unwell. It caused a lot of stress for our family and nothing was going to get in my way to change it. After her little sister Lily was born I decided to take things into my own hands. I slowly cut back the medications she was on. I used alternatives like essential oils for her asthma and even though we ate well we cut out all preservatives and started to make almost everything from scratch. This helped a lot. I used essential oils of lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile in a humidifier every night she was with us. And I never missed a weekend. ¬†And guess what?! It was working! She no longer needed her puffers or other medications. Her symptoms to her seasonal allergies went way down and her skin was softer. But she still got cold sores at least twice a month. I asked Dr after Dr after nurse and it all pointed to a weakened immune system. 1.5 years ago Emalee started to live with us about 55 percent of the time. The first thing I did was take her to a Naturopath and get an extensive blood test. She even ate dairy for 2 weeks before to see if she was allergic to dairy. Taking her in for that blood test was the best thing I could have ever done for her. I trusted my guts and all the signs and symptoms.¬†¬†16 different foods came back as true allergies. (And dairy was not one of them!). Meaning her body and immune system reacts against those proteins. Her poor poor body!
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After about a month of avoiding those 16 foods she stopped getting cold sores, her skin became healthier, her eyes brighter, and the biggest change was emotionally. She became a much happier child. Currently Emalee¬†is super healthy and hardly ever gets sick! If I hadn’t gotten her blood tested and she kept eating these foods the long term results could have been devastating. ¬†Auto immune disease or cancer are a couple examples. She most likely has a leaky gut. Her guts don’t work the same way as other children. The best thing to do besides avoiding those 16 foods is to take a really good probiotic in the billions to help heal her guts and help with absorption. She will always be sensitive so she should eat organic, non gmo and preservative free foods. This is really how we should all eat.
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Emalee’s health journey was my motivation to create Kitty Coleman Natural Bliss. We want to help you live a healthy allergen free lifestyle. ¬†To be here for support for other families. And you know, its not that hard to avoid those 16 foods. No she can’t eat out really, but we can sure cook some yummy food at home!!!
I never want Emalee to feel left out so we all live her healthy lifestyle!
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Please use this information to help. Email me at kcnaturalbliss@gmail.com if you have any questions. I would be happy to try and answer them!
Thanks for listening to our story.
~Jillian and Emalee~
Emalee loves anything out in nature including fishing, riding bikes and climbing trees, she loves to dance and sing, loves all animals, she is really curious about life and is always asking questions! She is the best big sister to her little brother Jace and spends hours giving him piggy back rides and pushing him on the swings. She can always manage to make him feel better when he is upset.
Some of foods Emalee is allergic to are; gluten, soy, eggs (Duck and chicken), cranberries,  pineapple,  lentils, green peas, coffee, sesame seeds and chick peas.
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