Foodstyles | How To Make Pumpkin Seed Milk

Make this delicious recipe with only 4-ingredients! Stop by the website for an even better pumpkin seed milk conditioner recipe for your hair!


Recipe Ingredients

1 cup raw, hulled pumpkin seeds

3 cups distilled or purified water

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

Don’t forget to soak your seeds overnight before making this recipe

Foodstyles | Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Banana Bites 

We have the recipe for the perfect summer treat. How often do you crave something sweet? If this happens a lot, you should definitely try healthier versions of your favorite dessert. This recipe is great for those who don’t have much time to try new things. Our banana bites are healthy and fit every diet […]

Source: Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Banana Bites – Healthy Food House

Health and Food | 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat An Entire Avocado Every Day

If there is one thing we can all agree on when it comes to fruits, is that avocado is somewhere on top of the list thanks to its incredible taste as well as health beneficial properties such as minerals, vitamins and nutrients. […]


Uncle Dave’s Café, Port Orchard, Washington

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Have you had the “best biscuits and gravy anywhere”? If you haven’t, you need to check out Uncle Dave’s Café. A Port Orchard tradition for over 26 years, Uncle Dave’s cranks out 200-300 meals a day to hungry patrons who come from long distances, just for the awesome biscuits and gravy. With sit down booths, a conversation counter and some of the friendliest staff around (some having been there over 20 years), it’s no wonder people flock to Dave’s!

CPM had the opportunity to sit down with the new owners Of Uncle Dave’s Café (our brother and sister-in-law), Anthony and Cameron Cutler. “The timing was just right and Dave [the original owner of Uncle Dave’s] was selling,” says Cameron. “Dave’s has been around for a long time and already has a loyal following.” So loyal, in fact, that, even as we sat there while the café was closed, people were…

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La’au Lapa’au | How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies to Control Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar has been used since ancient times. It works well when used as a remedy and household product. Research has shown that apple cider vinegar contains healthy components that optimize your health. However, some people don’t like its taste. We have some good news for you – try these apple cider vinegar gummies! […]

Source: How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies to Control Blood Sugar and Weight Loss – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Damiana

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Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa.

Other Common Names: Damiane, oreganillo, the bourrique, Mexican damiana, Mexican holly, damiana de Guerrero, damina.


TCM Name:Da Mi A

Also Known As: Yang Jin Hua (Damiana Flower)

Meridians: Kidney, Liver

Key Actions: Lifts the Spirit, Calms Shen, Tonifies Kidney Yang, Strengthens Jing (Essence), Harmonizes Menses

Medicinal Uses: Insomnia, anxiety, depression, low energy, low back pain, copious clear urine, cold limbs, edema, poor appetite, nocturnal emission, bed-wetting, dribbling, impotence, premature ejaculation, improves sexual stamina and desire, nervous exhaustion, depression, re-balances hormonal shifts associated with menopause, irregular menses, cramping, PMS.

Habitat: Damiana is a small shrub with aromatic leaves that grows in Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies. Although it is still found in the wild in certain areas, most of the damiana used in herbal remedies today comes from Mexican and Latin American herb ranches.

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Foodstyles | Magnolia Table Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Joanna Gaines

My dad has an intense sweet tooth, just like me. One afternoon when I was around 10 years old, Dad got a hankering and he enlisted me to help him make Toll House chocolate chip cookies. That was the first time he and I had ever baked together. Since then, whenever I make chocolate chip cookies, including the ones from this recipe, I think of him and that special afternoon we spent together in the kitchen.


Blue Java Banana: The Banana That Tastes ‘Just Like Vanilla Ice Cream’ 

Blue Java bananas are probably the most delicious treat you will ever have. These bananas taste like vanilla ice cream, and even have a similar consistency. This fruit has sweet aroma, and the name comes from the color of the peel of unripe Blue Java bananas. When ripe, the peel is pale yellow or greenish. […]

Source: Blue Java Banana: The Banana That Tastes ‘Just Like Vanilla Ice Cream’ – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Cocoa’s Superb Healing Properties Can Surpass Even Blueberries And Acai Berries

One of nature’s miracle, cocoa is packed with healing qualities that is unknown to most people.  In fact, cocoa is the healthiest known substance you can put into your body after water. Regular consumption of cocoa could give your body a life-saving medication of all time.


Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Black Cohosh

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Black Cohosh

Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa L, Actaea racemosa L

Black cohosh was once classified with the Genus name Cimicifuga but today the Genus name Actaea is considered the correct scientific name. The old Latin genus name Cimicifuga derives from Cimex, the genus name of the bedbug and the Latin verb “fugare” meaning to repel indicating that the unpleasant smell of the plant was used as an insect repellent.

Other Common Names: Black snake root, bugbane, rattleroot, rattletop, rattleweed, snakeroot, black bugbane, squaw root, serpentaria (Spanish), Traubiges Wanzenkraut, Schwarzes Wanzenkraut (German), herbe aux punaises (French), silfurkerti (Icelandic), sølvlys (Danish), läkesilverax (Swedish), klaseormedrue (Norwegian).


Habitat: Black cohosh is native to the United States and Canada and is particularly found in northern Oregon, Washington state, and Ontario. It is now cultivated in many European Mediterranean countries due to commercial demand.

Description: Black cohosh is a perennial…

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Health and Food | From their juice, to their peel, to their seeds … Lemons are the ultimate cancer-destroyers

(Learn more about the TRUTH about CANCER, through the nine-part series that will be available online FREE to watch beginning April 12) Citrus fruits are chock full of all kinds of vitamins and […]

Source: From their juice, to their peel, to their seeds… Lemons are the ultimate cancer-destroyers

Celtic Foodstyles | Traditional Scottish Tablet

HP David Crawford remembers his mother, Elizabeth Harrison Crawford, making good old Scottish Tablet, which was always a great surprise to find a tray like this waiting for him and his siblings upon arriving home feom school. 😀


1 Tin of Condensed Milk

2lb of sugar

large knob of butter

1 cup of milk

Optional: Vanilla or Whisky can be added towards the end

You will also need:

Baking Tray, lightly greased with butter

Heavy bottom pan

Hand Whisk/Wooden spoon


Add the sugar, milk & butter to the pan, heat slowly until it all comes together and butter melts. Then add the tin of condensed milk and bring the heat up slowly until mixture is boiling (Take care as it can get very very hot!! and does blister if you get splattered – believe it 🙂 !!)

Once mix is boiling turn down but keep mix on a steady “bubble” stirring constantly (I use a whisk as I have arthritis in my hands and find that easier than using wooden spoon, but you will find your own comfortable way of doing it!) It usually takes about 15-20 minutes and the mix will turn a golden brown colour, and when it starts to feel grainy against the side of the pan it’s ready to pour into the baking tray.

Leave to cool for around 10 minutes and then use a heavy sharp knife to cut through the mix into the required size you want. Leave to cool thoroughly and cut through the mix again to separate fully.

Eat and enjoy! Its 100% better than the shop bought stuff.

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Milk Thistle

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milk-thistle-herb-imgBotanical Name: Silybum marianum.

Other Common Names: Bull thistle, emetic root, frauendistel, fruit de chardon marie, heal thistle, holy thistle, lady’s thistle, Marian thistle, mariendistel, Mary thistle, Mediterranean thistle, mild thistle, milk ipecac, our lady’s thistle, pig leaves, royal thistle, snake milk, sow thistle, St. Mary’s thistle, thisylin, venue thistle, variegated thistle, wild artichoke.

Family: ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE ~ Sunflower family

TCM Name: Da Ji

Also Known As: “Big Thistle” or Japanese Thistle, Shui Fei Ji (milk thistle seeds)

Meridians:Silybum Adans (marianum) – Liver, Heart. Cirsii Japonici – Liver, Spleen.

Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Western Silybum marianum. Removes Stagnation/Promotes Urination: constipation, liver and gallstones, headache, jaundice. Drains Yin/Dispels Cold/Stimulates Qi: heavy limbs, depression, dizzy, edema, menstrual cramps, amenorrhea. Removes Blood Stasis/Stops Bleeding: hemorrhage, heavy menses, and urogenital discharge due to damp cold. Benefits the Skin: rashes, varicose veins, ulcers. Cirsii Japonici: Stops Bleeding/Cools Blood:…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Horse Chestnut

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Horse Chestnut

Botanical Name: Aesculus hippocastanum.

Other Common Names: Conker, buckeye, Spanish chestnut, yleinen hevoskastanja (Finnish), almindelig hestekastanie (Danish), hästkastanj (Swedish), hrossakastanía (Icelandic), hestekastanje (Norwegian), Rosskastanie (German), marronnier (French), castaño de India (Spanish).

Family: Hippocastanaceae

TCM Name: Qi Ye Shu

Meridians: Liver, Bladder

Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Moves and Tonifies Blood/Removes Stasis: thrombosis, hemorrhoids, moderates menses, abdominal pain. Resolves Fever/ Promotes Urination: edema, bloating, fevers, aids weight loss due to water retention. Stops Bleeding: used internally and externally, stops excess uterine bleeding.

Habitat: Horse chestnut is native to the Balkans, West Asia, and the Himalayas. Today, the tree is grown for ornamental purposes in parks and gardens in temperate areas throughout the world, especially in northern and western Europe.

Plant Description: Horse chestnut is a large deciduous tree that can grow up to 40 meters (131 ft) in height and reach an…

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Research | Fasting for 72 Hours Can Reboot The Entire Immune System

Fasting is an ancient practice of abstaining from eating for a day, or sometimes even a week or more, and requires discipline. This practice has been used to treat various health issues, and even a brief fast can completely re-boot the immune system. Yet, while some nutritionists criticize it, researchers have found that hunger in […]

Source: Research: Fasting for 72 Hours Can Reboot The Entire Immune System – Healthy Food House

Artificial Meat WARNING: Here’s what you’re not being told about lab-grown meat

Here’s what you’re not being told about artificial meat: It’s mostly made out of GMOs, MSG and toxic chemicals. It’s all based on GMO agriculture and herbicide poisoning of the food supply. Don’t be fooled into thinking that artificial meat is a “clean” alternative to real meat. It’s not!

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Source: Artificial Meat WARNING: Here’s what you’re not being told about lab-grown meat