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Skipping the Super Bowl: hike

I know that football game happened but I don’t know who played. Today we are experiencing a subtropical moisture plume making Northern Arizona strangely overcast. We made vegan tacos for breakfast and then headed out into the mist. In Oak Creek Canyon I had a “therapy session” with my sweetheart, practicing jumping from rock to rock in the creek and pushing my limits – going beyond my comfort zone. I got to the point where I was showing off. On the way back north we stopped at a seasonal waterfall and icy little canyon in the pines.

Building the Taco: Corn tortilla, homemade beans, homemade guacamole, sweet potatoes, homemade salsa, vegan mayonnaise, chulula hot sauce.

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Pictures from the hike

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Live chocolate pie

Om nom nom. Raw chocolate pie. Live coconut cashew whipped “cream”. Nut crust. I made two. There are lots of good recipes out there for vegan raw cream pies. Fear not the Irish moss. Yeah, it’s seaweed, but this is miles beyond any cooked cows mill pudding pie. With this in the fridge you can eat a million vegetables.

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Fresh pineapple coconut smoothie

So delicious. Don’t let anyone tell you health food doesn’t taste good. Oh, the enzymes and the fiber!!!

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Juicy weekend

I’ve been under the weather for a week now. I’ve been trying to load up on healing foods.

Heat up juice

Carrot
Apple
Beet
Fresh garlic
Fresh ginger root
Fresh turmeric root

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This morning I also had a fresh young coconut banana blueberry smoothie.

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We save the pulp from the juice and make a corn bread with about equal parts corn meal and juice pulp plus some salt and baking powder. Goes well with black bean green chili soup.

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Making chappy

Just made a great new salve. The philosophy for this one is very waxy to seal and protect for winter. i collected the pinion pine sap. A friend made some comfrey extract olive oil for me.

I like to try something new each time. No recipe, just figure out a good ratio between the basic oil vs wax mix. Then I just test it. By the end I’m really moisturized and shiny!

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Grating the beeswax is the worst!

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I save containers all year. Friends donate them or return them from last year for a refill.

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Here’s this years ingredient list.

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Put it in a pot and melt on low heat.

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Then test it and adjust the oil or wax.

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Pour into clean containers.

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This is my favorite chappy yet. Strong pinion, with notes of orange and cedar!

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