Tasty Summer Stew #2 !

Summer Stew #2 ::

Hi, thanks for stopping by today!
I have a recipe to share with you today to make a tasty and filling summer stew, which requires about two hours of preparation and cook time, depending on how fast you chopped and dice!

You will need the following ingredients::

green snap peas
wild black rice
organic brown rice
yellow or red onion
ground cloves
cracked black pepper
cayanne red pepper
unrefined sea salt

chop, cube, slice, dice, add water, cook slowly making sure not to boil over onto stove. Bon Appetit!

see the finished stew at my Youtube! page- http://www.youtube.com/iExtensis :-]

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Omar’s (quite healthy) Vegan Stew #1

Omar’s Vegan Stew:

main ingredients:

-four types of lentils: (red, green, yellow, brown)
-wild black rice
-brown rice
-tomato sauce
-cubed turnips
-chopped celery
-green bell pepper
-minced garlic
-chopped onion
-carrot slices
-potato slices or cubes

spices and such:
-olive oil
-sea salt,
-ground cloves
-spanish saffron
-cracked black pepper
-white pepper
-crushed red pepper

Add olive oil, lentils, rice, and minced garlic to a big pot.  Turn on heat and get everything in there covered in olive oil.

Let that go until it’s about to burn, and add water, and tomato sauce.  Add the chopped veggies (this should be done before starting.) Add water, and tomato sauce to taste, this should be covering the mixture by a few inches.  Stirr occasionally, and begin to add the plethora of spices.  Add as much or as little as you want of everything, I don’t cook to a specific recipe, so your mileage and the final taste, will vary.

The ingredients with the least amount are as follows in no specific order: Sage, Allspice, Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Oregano, and Saffron.  Everything else, is in a greater amount, those are “pinches,” “small amounts.” or however you prefer to put it.  Don’t overdo those, you’ll be sorry to have a whole pot of stew taste like Oregano! (for example.)

Heat, stir, and ponder the final flavor!  This took me about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish.

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I have not abandoned this site- just have been placing my time and energies unto other projects… More will come of this site, soon; But not just now. Namasté, and I wish you the best on your path to achieving health in the meantime !

~warmly with love and light,


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How Not To Eat – #1 The Great Pastry Caper.

Goodness knows we’ve all ate things like this in the past. But today is the present, and if given the internal directive to eat things that served your total picture of health, and lead to a most fufilling life,
would you continue to eat things that are contrary to this purpose?

This is Part 1 in a series of things you quite likely should avoid — along your path to optimal health.

Modifying ones diet can be a little scary, or a lot scary, or not scary at all.

Remember though, where there’s a will, you shall find the way..

Your conscious will, to modify eating habits that do not serve your body’s picture of vitality, will be your guide, once you’ve set your intention and focus to seek out only foods that benefit you, and stay on it— you will find this becomes easier each week, day, and decision!

And now, an example and ingredients of a very much, “dead food.” A dead food is one without any benefit to the human body, and at times can even bring distinct, cumulative harm.

“Lord de Pastry,” ‘Nazook.’


Enriched Bleached Special High Gluten Flour -

Enriched Bleached Flour ( Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour) -

Niacin, Iron, -

Thiamine MonoNitrate -

Riboflavin -

Folic Acid -

Sugar -

Butter -

Milk -

Yeast -

Vanillin -

Yellow #5 Food Dye -

I may have just come up with a very useful series to publish for you here….

Who would be interested in a demystification / practical information series on commonly found ingredients which are found in processed foods?? Please leave a comment if you’d be served by this!

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Why Visualization Doesn’t Always Work Part One

Why Visualization Doesn’t Always Work; part one
Based on the work of Robert Diltz

We’ve all tried it, or at least have heard of the power of positive visualization. “If only you could visualize what you want, you will have it” Right? Well, not always, and most often not. Many people have tried to change their lives and go from not having to having something that they truly desire by envisioning themselves being successful. However, if your “Reality Strategy” in your brain is not set at using the visual sense to determine reality, then visualization will not work. Let me explain:

“Reality strategies” are a series of mental tests that a brain does to determine if something is real or imagined. For the most part, our brains do not know the difference between what really happened and what we make up. This is either good news or not because we can imagine what ever we want and convince the brain that it is real. The same brain cells are used to represent both what really happen and things that are imagined. Because of that, the brain has other strategies to determine “reality”.
If you want to make something real for yourself, you have to make it fit your mental tests that say it is real. For example, some people might hear an internal voice saying that something is real, or they might be more attuned to smell or feeling. In this case visualizing without feeling what success is like or smelling or hearing what it is like will not convince the brain that it is real and that you really have it. We know that the most powerful way to manifest what we want is to already see, hear, feel, taste and smell what it will be like as if we already had it.
NLP decodes and uses people’s preferred method of reality checks to help them uproot limiting beliefs and also re grow new ones that are convincing tailored to the individual.
If you would like to learn more about what NLP sessions can do for you please visit.
Best Wishes!
Cinthia Dennis
MA NLP Practitioner
MA Human Development

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If you are finding yourself stuck in your head and feeling badly about someone or something and you can’t seem to make it stop; then using this NLP technique will surely help calm your mind.

Memories are stored in our brain and can become triggers that set off a chain reaction of associated emotions.  For example, if you think of a certain situation and you always feel upset, then your brain will learn to associate the two things together as well as any other event that might be surrounding it. The more the brain practices this, the more it becomes automated. This happens all under the surface of our awareness, and can wreak havoc on our lives.

Luckily, our brains’ learn very quickly and we can re-teach it to react in a different way.
We will do this with a process called “anchoring”.  We can create “anchors” for certain emotions on purpose and begin to merge two emotional states together creating different associations and change the firing patterns in the brain.

So this is how:

1). Lay back and get into a comfortable position.
2). Begin to think of the negative experience or person in your life.  Let the emotions really be felt in your body and amp them up.  As they are at their height of feeling, grab your right thigh and squeeze., let go after about 3-5 seconds.  Make sure you let go before the emotion begins to wane. Now you have set the first anchor.  When you squeeze the same place with the same amount of pressure, you will automatically feel this negative emotion again.
3). Now, begin to think of an opposite emotion.  Maybe it is joy, love, peace or self -confidence etc.
4). Now search through your memory banks for a time in your life when you felt this positive emotion.  Really step into the experience and feel it in your body. Squeeze your left leg and hold for 3
*( Please note: do not pick a memory that is one of your very favorites because it will become permanently altered.)

5). Now get back into a neutral state by shaking around a bit.
6). Squeeze the right thigh (anchor #1) and hold.  While still holding the negative anchor, squeeze the left thigh (anchor #2).  Hold them at the same time.  Notice how the two states merge together.
7).  You can repeat steps 5 -6 as many times as you like.

You have now permanently linked the two neural nets together.  Just for fun, try thinking about the original negative experience.  You might notice how it has changed.  You might notice how it feels less charged. The negative state is now permanently associated with the positive state and will no longer have the same intensity of emotion. This allows your brain to recode the experience and emotion and be able to let it go.

For more information about Nuero-Linguistic Programming and repatterneing, visit my website at:

Bye for now and stay tuned for more self help NLP!

Cinthia Dennis,
M.A. Human Development
M.A. NLP Practitioner

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A simple way to enjoy white kidney beans:

This is really easy, and tastes great!
(for the spice lover) -

-1 can or pre-rinsed soaked, etc white kidney beans
-crushed red pepper to taste
-ground clove
-olive oil
-small amount of non-iodized salt

Add all together in whatever amount you want to – keeping in mind the largest constituency of ingredients goes to: tumeric, & cumin. Add everything else, turn on the stove and stop when your mixture reaches desired thickness.


We’re using water with a small amount of olive oil as the sauce, because when the tumeric condenses it will create its own.

If you want this spicy, add the crushed red pepper first, it’ll increase in spice level – during cooking the heat elements will be released from the peppers.


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5 ways to change a negative experience

Okay, we all have them, those nasty memories of the time when this or that went wrong. Or maybe it is a picture of catching our ex- partner cheating on us or the time when we failed miserably at something. when you remember these things, the emotions are very real and are always experienced now. The good news is, the brain doesn’t know the difference between past, present and future. So that means that we change the experience by changing how are brain is storing the memory. Once we do this it will no longer give you the heart wrenching pain or the embarrassment that it once did in the past.

This is how:

Think of a not so pleasant memory.(Now, be sure to pick one that you don’t mind getting rid of, because you will never experience it the same ever again after this exercise.)

1. Notice if the memory/picture is in black and white or color. Change the picture to color if it is black and white and or change it to black and white if it is in color and notice how that feels.
Decide what one feels better and imagine hitting “save” in your memory bank.

2. Notice if the picture is moving like a movie or if it is still like a photo. Change it to its opposite and see what one feels better and save

3. Notice if you are seeing yourself in the picture(disassociated) or are you looking through your own eyes(associated) and then change it to its opposite, see if it feels good. Then hit save.

4. Can you tell how close the picture is to you and how big is it? Play with moving it farther away from you and shrinking it down. Adjust it until it feels good.

5. If there is any sound or words that go with your memory, play with the tempo and pitch of the voice until it seems ridiculous and makes you laugh.

Next step: Try and remember the experience again….does it feel the same?
If so, then keep playing around with these settings until it no longer has the same charge for you.

Cinthia Dennis; M.A. NLP coach and counselor. www.cinthiadennis.com

Cinthia Dennis; M.A. NLP coach and counselor. www.cinthiadennis.com

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another way to enjoy quinoa [recipe #2]

Here is something I tried today that I quite enjoyed -

Recipe #2 on the site for Quinoa:

you’ll need:::

- approximately 1 cup rinsed quinoa

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- small amounts of the following spices to taste:

– allspice

– coriander

– ground clove

– black pepper

- vanilla bean extract


cook as described in previous quinoa recipe,

with the inclusion of the above ingredients instead.


A light dusting of cayanne pepper as you eat is a nice addition if you’re looking for a little added kick!  Remember, quinoa has 9 complete amino acids, among other benefits.  Some useful information on quinoa’s health benefits can be found here::



enjoy !

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Saffron infused curry quinoa

This is a pretty quick and easy one to make, and with all the benefits of quoina. If you are unfamiliar with this amazing grain, please check out the wikipedia article on it in another window.

ETTE (20mins) -estimated time to eat-

-fresh chopped/minced garlic (or garlic salt)
-sea salt
-cayanne pepper
-curry powder
-ground saffron (highest quality you can find, whole is fine- it mashes easily between the thumbs)
-black pepper
-olive oil
-strainer (fine mesh)

1. Pre-rinse the quoina in a fine mesh strainer and shake. Rinse once more, or until water is clear.
2. Drain and put the quoina in a pot, add olive oil and stirr – turning on stove to a light to medium heat.
3. Once the quoina begins to lightly sizzle in the oil, add the black pepper, curry powder, sea salt, saffron and cayanne pepper to your individual taste. Go light on the saffron- it’s a potent seasoning.
4. Stir this all around until its mixed evenly, and add water to about 2 inches above the quoina.
5. When cooking quoina, you need to make sure to continually stir- as it easily sticks to certain surfaces.
6. When 80% or so of the quoina “sprouts” in the pot, you’ll be ready to eat soon.
7. Turn off heat, stir until rest of remaining water is absorbed. I like to let mine sit for a few minutes while I cook other stuff, and come back to it.
8. Enjoy !

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