Recipe ~ Samosa-stuffed Baked Potato


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup peas, cooked
  • 3 TBS butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Plain Greek yogurt (for topping)
  • 1. Wash potatoes, and pierce with fork. Bake directly on oven rack at 400 degrees, for one hour.
  • 2. While potatoes cook, saute onions, curry, ginger, and mustard in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 3. Carefully remove potatoes from oven using oven mitts, and split lengthwise (but don’t cut all the way in half). Carefully scoop out insides into a bowl. Add onion mixture, cilantro, peas, and butter, and mash with a potato masher or fork until most lumps are gone. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4. Fill the potato with mixture, top with yogurt and cilantro, and serve.
  • Each potato serves 1 person as a main dish, but these could also be split in half and served as sides. Double to recipe for 4 full servings.

Aloha Friday Kanikapila on Da Coconut Wireless Show


Aloha Friday Kanikapila

The weather is definitely warming up and it feels like Home!  Enjoy another wonderful weekend with family and friends riding Da Coconut Wireless!

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Halau Guidelines for Culturally Healthy and Responsive Learning Environments

aloha_hula_sunset2. He ho’omau i nā hana e mau ai ka ‘ike ku’una Hawai’i, nā loina Hawai’i, a me ka ‘ōlelo Hawai’i, i mea e ola ai ka mauli o ke kanaka a e puka mau ai ka honua ho’ona’auao holo’oko’a.

Maintain practices that perpetuate Hawaiian heritage, traditions, and language to nurture one’s mauli and perpetuate the success of the whole learning community.

A Time For “I”

aloha_wahine3There are times to bend like a reed in the wind.

And there are times to act as a stubborn wall against the tide.

There are things that lie at the periphery of life. Then every “I hold like this” and “my opinion is . . .” stands in the way of harmony and peace. Every such “I” is the very root and source of evil.

But when it comes to matters that touch the purpose for which you were placed in this world, that’s when you have to be that immovable wall. That’s when you have to say, “On this, I‘m not going to budge.”

That “I,” that’s not evil. That‘s an “I” fulfilling the purpose for which you were given an “I.”

A History of Using Electricity for Pain Management and Tissue Repair

giant-moray-eels   Electricity has been used for generations for health reasons. An original use was an electrical charge could create life like responses and the most famous was Galvani who applied an electrical charge to a dead frog’s leg and it would “jump”. What was this magical force? It was a static charge and when the frog leg was touched the electrical charge stimulated the dead muscle tissue. Since Galvani there have been multiple uses of electricity to maintain or restore health in people.

Today the same principle is used to establish if a nerve has been severed or is dead. A direct current electrical charge is supplied to test if the charge can go from the point of stimulation to the point of detection. An example would be applying a charge at the shoulder to see if the charge can be detected at the wrist. This helps determine if there is “healthy innervation”. If no heightened electrical charge is detected then the clinician goes closer to the point of stimulation testing to find where the charge is lost. Chances are excellent there is disease or destruction at this
point. This process helps determine if rehabilitation is possible or not.

For decades an electrical charge, described as “high voltage” or preferably “pulsed galvanic stimulation”, has been used to make bed sores, decubitus ulcers, heal. The tissue in the open wound is gray, or if dead, necrotic, and the wound is not healing. A simple 5 – 20 minute charge is applied to start or accelerate the healing. Upon the body being stimulated to repair itself the wound bed turns red/pinkish from the increase in blood vessels transporting oxygen and nutrients to the area and healing resumes. The same phenomena is observed using tens units or interferential therapy units to facilitate healing.

Today the same type phenomena is being used to jump start stem cells to replicate body parts, also has been observed to start the process of cell division for new life creation from the combining of sperm and embryo. The magical ingredient for many beginnings of cell division is a small electrical charge.

Another use of the same electrical phenomena has been to make bones heal, unionization. The typical incident where electrotherapy is used is the motorcycle crush accident where the leg bones are crushed in an accident. The leg is exposed to a car and the impact splinters the bone. After cleaning and setting the bones are not healing. In the past if the fracture does not heal and the leg is not functional then amputation was the result. Today a “bone growth
stimulator” may be used and is generally very successful if the patient had/has the proper nutritional content to allow the body to heal the bones. The practice of using electricity, such as the bone growth stimulator or interferential unit, has become so commonplace that often many different orthopedic bone repair procedures involve the application of some form of electrical device to increase the growth rate and decrease the rehab. time while also protecting the patient against new injury. When healing increases there is less harm of further or future injury. This is especially true with neck injuries and the cervical bones need to heal as rapid and functionally as possible.

One of the first uses of electricity was for pain control. The disease, trigeminal neuralgia, is often referred to as the “suicide disease” due to the pain becoming so unbearable that the patient had rather die than live in such misery. During Roman days there are records of patients suffering from this and the remedy for treating this excruciating pain was to put an eel in a bowl of water and have the patient then put their face into the bowl. The eel emitted an electrical charge, this was a reaction to the possibility of food for the eel and the reaction was to “stun the prey” so the eel could eat. The electrical discharge from the eel in the water also produced a sensitizing effect after the initial pain of the electrical discharge had worn off, and the patient was pain free for some time period.

Today the time period is referred to as “carryover pain relief” or “residual pain relief” and is the amount of time after interferential therapy stimulation a patient goes before, or if, the pain returns. Today the use of interferential machines, often referred to as pain machines, tends to increase the carryover pain relief time period by giving the patient the ability to treat when needed. With the freedom to treat as needed, which is before the pain really starts, then the pain is never allowed to start.

For as long as there have been humans on this earth there has been the use of electricity to aid the body in healing and to stop pain. Today with the advanced materials and knowledge of how to regulate electricity from a machine to the body, advanced concepts are emerging that are benefiting human health and eliminating human suffering.

One of the most recent advantages has been the ability for patients to have FDA approved electrical medical devices, such as interferential and tens machines and self treat as needed. Many of the primary fundamental causative agents for positive medical results comes from a basic understanding of electrical charges and how our body uses those charges needed and disposes of those not needed. It is characteristic of our daily food intake where we often consume foods that are inherently bad from a nutritional point of view, yet as long as we consume enough of the necessary nutrients our body continues to live, heal and avoid disease . And also the body uses the right foods and discharges the junk food with it’s unhealthy ingredients.

Next, our body seems to work the same way with positive and negative electrical charges by using the negative or positive charges as needed while allowing the opposite polarity to pass through and be discharged. It’s truly amazing of the resiliency of the human body and the ability to heal itself when given the electrical nutrients needed.

Time and time again the phenomenon of electrical charges causes positive change for our daily living and health.

Just consider it. Maybe, just maybe, with the advent of interferential units combined with tens units we’ve reached the point for many innovative therapies with devices that allow self treatment.

Health ~ The Mind Altering Effects of Chocolate

choco_faceNeed to do something important this afternoon?  Don’t take any chances – eat chocolate first.

According to researchers from Northern Arizona University, brain scans show dark chocolate boosts attention and alertness so you perform better.

In a study published in the journal NeuroRegulation[i] researchers used electroencephalography, or EEG technology to take brain images of 122 undergraduate students.  Brain activity was measured before eating chocolate, then five minutes and 60 minutes after eating chocolate.

Results showed that eating high cacao content chocolate – 60% cacao – made the brain more alert and attentive.

Results showed that eating high cacao content chocolate – 60% cacao – made the brain more alert and attentive.

The chocolate also increased blood pressure for a short time even though in the long run chocolate is known to be a vasodilator. It widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.

The authors noted that an earlier meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials had shown that over a two week period cocoa can lead to significant decreases in systolic and diastolic pressure.  Those decreases translate into a 20% reduction in strokes, a 10% reduction in coronary heart disease, and an 8% decrease in all-cause mortality.[ii]

In one study of 470 elderly men, those who ate about 2.3 grams of cocoa powder per day over five years had significantly lower blood pressure translating to a 45-50% decrease in cardiovascular and all-cause risk.[iii]

The authors attribute the vasodilation effects of chocolate to an increase in nitric oxide induced by the cacao flavanols.

The researchers also tested a combination of 60% cacao chocolate and 128 mg of L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea.  Studies show L-theanine produces calming alpha waves in the brain and reduces blood pressure.

In this study, L-theanine added to the chocolate counteracted cacao’s short-term blood pressure spike.  Instead researchers noted an immediate drop in blood pressure.

The authors speculated on the possibility that millions of hypertension patients could eat a bar of this heart healthy chocolate every afternoon and their blood pressure would drop into the normal range, and they would be more alert and attentive.

The study was sponsored by the Hershey Company which provided the chocolate.  Currently there is no product on the market that combines dark chocolate with L- theanine.  In the meantime, you could enjoy a cup of green tea with your chocolate snack.

But make sure you eat dark chocolate.  The authors noted that a regular chocolate bar with high sugar and milk content won’t give you the same effect.  It’s only the high-cacao content chocolate that has the benefits.

In this study, students received one gram of chocolate for each kilogram of body weight.  That’s about the equivalent of a 2.4 ounce chocolate bar for a 150 pound person.

Chocolate has many other powerful medicinal properties.  Studies also show chocolate:

When choosing your chocolate make sure it’s:

1. Dark and Raw.  The darker the chocolate the less sugar is added.  Aim for at least 70% cacao content.  And raw cacao is even better.  The more cacao is processed, the more flavanols are destroyed.

2. Organic.  Non-organic cocoa may contain residues of the dangerous herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), and other pesticides used in conventional farming.

3. Free Trade. Cacao crops are often unfairly traded, and have even been linked to child enslavement.

To learn more about the 40+ evidence-based benefits of chocolate visit Green Med Info’s page onChocolate Health Benefits.

[i] Michelle Montopoli, Larry C Stevens, Constance Smith, George Montopoli, Stephanie Passino, Somer Brown, Lena Camou, Katie Carson, Shannon Maaske, Kathleen Knights, William Gibson, Joyce Wu. “The Acute Electrocortical and Blood Pressure Effects of Chocolate.” Neuro Regulation, Vol 2., No. 1, 2015

[ii] Taubert, D., Roesen, R., & Schomig, E. (2007). “Effect of cocoa and tea intake on blood pressure: A meta-analysis.” Archives of Internal Medicine, 167(7), 626–634

[iii] Buijsse, B., Feskens, E. J. M., Kok, F. J., & Kromhout, D. (2006). “Cocoa intake, blood pressure, and cardiovascular mortality: The Zutphen elderly study.” Archives of Internal Medicine,166(4), 411–417.

Margie King is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®.  A Wharton M.B.A. and corporate attorney for 20 years, she left the world of business to pursue her passion for all things nutritious. Margie is the author of Nourishing Menopause: The Whole Food Guide to Balancing Your Hormones Naturally. She is also a professional copywriter and natural health, beauty and nutrition writer. To contact Margie, visit

Quintile Kite of May 27, 2015: Lance the Boil


We present the chart for the Quintile Kite of May 27, 2015:

2015-05-27 Quintile Kite during Moon vc

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This Quintile Kite occurs during Virgo Moon v/c (void of course) along with a preceding Mercury/Mars conjunction (with Mercury Retrograde for overdue projects and issues) and Venus Trine Chiron perfecting later.  Mercury conjunct Mars often leads some people to say and do things they regret later.  But Mercury retrograde addresses overdue issues (“coming to a a head”) and Venus (in Cancer, home and family) trines Chiron (the Wounded Healer).

If you are up to doing it, today might be the day to “lance the boil” and clear the air of something no one wants to discuss.  Be prepared for anger and tears and sorrow, and avoid physical violence (of course!).  Do it as early in the day as possible, clear the air, and find time for the creative solutions (Quintile Kite) that can emerge…

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Recipe ~ Blueberry-Lemon Fudge with Creamed Coconut (4 ingredients!)

Full recipe here!
Full recipe here!

Trinity Bourne |  Blueberries and lemon are a match made in heaven. They dance and twirl on the taste buds creating an exquisite medley of flavours. In this recipe, I’ve added them to one of my all time trusted and favourite ingredients: ‘creamed coconut’, to create a decadent, soft fudge. It’s very rich, yet you needn’t feel guilty, because all of the ingredients are good for you. It’s easy to feel satiated with only one or two small squares too. They make an excellent treat or gift, and with only 4 ingredients, are quick and simple to make recipe.

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Seeds for Meditation


Consciously join with your fellows
With that joining set goals
Coming together is the natural way
Intimacy is the fuel for the journey

Consciously join with your fellows
With that joining set goals
Coming together is the natural way
Intimacy is the fuel for the journey

Union can bring happiness and form.
As the waters join together they create new pathways.
When people are brought together
Through love, trust, and compassion
They too create new pathways
For the highest good of all.

When water flows across the earth
Their union creates fecundity.
Join together now while the flow is here;
Do not get left behind;
You may not recover.

Write down your dreams; if you don’t have a dream
How will you have dreams come true?


Combo Pizza Pot Stickers

Crazy good idea!

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Okay, don’t lynch me yet!  I know it sounds really, really, really  wrong but it’s oh, oh so good.  This is the brain child of a late night, snack night dinner coupled with a lot of leftovers from the prior night’s “pizza  night” dinner.  Here at CPM, we call it fusion.  I’m pretty sure our mom called it “clean out the fridge night”.  And, even though this “fusion” goodie sounds odd, you will be chuffing these babies down before the next batch is off the pan.  I even had to share the genius with our neighbors, the MacLeods, who came bearing a drink called Dark and Stormy in exchange for these pizza rip-offs.  I don’t know what was in the Dark and Stormy but it was super yummy too!  Thanks much!

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Combo Pizza Pot Stickers

24 pot stickers or wonton wrappers
½ pound +/- Italian sausage (mine was previously…

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Theresa’s Scratch Margaritas

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Our sister, OGG Munee B has some crazy mad margarita skills.  Here is her latest hit, just in time for your Memorial Day cookout!

Theresa’s Scratch Margaritas

1 oz lime juice
1 tbsp water mixed with 1 tbsp agave nectar
2 oz tequila
1 tsp chopped cilantro
1/8 -1/4 tsp jalapeño juice
1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
Splash of Grand Marnier

Pour all ingredients except Grand Marnier over crushed ice in a drink shaker. Shake.

Pour in lime and salt rimmed glasses.  Top with a splash of Grand Marnier.

Add a few jalapeño slices for flavor and color


Thanks, Theresa!

Happy Memorial Day!


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Wonder Making …


If you see someone’s faults hanging out and you truly want to help—whether it be a friend, a spouse, your child, or even your nemesis—don’t say a word about what you have found wrong.

Find something wondrous about that person, perhaps something that nobody ever mentions, and talk about it—to yourself, to those who will listen and sympathize.
In very little time, you will see such a new person, you will believe you are a maker of wonders.
Indeed, we all are.

Paradigm Shift ~ Harvard Neurosurgeon Confirms The Afterlife Exists

Full article here
Full article here

By Steven Bancarz| Do we have a soul? Is there life after death?  The afterlife is something that has been experienced by countless people since recorded history who have returned to tell their tales, with the most noteworthy account experienced first-hand by Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years, Dr. Eben Alexander.  This is not just another afterlife account that can be written off as a hallucination.  Before we look at exactly how his experience of the afterlife defies all scientific explanation, lets explore his account a little bit. – See more at: