Featured Artisan of December

We have some amazingly talented designers and artist subscribers that have some lovely pieces for sale on Etsy.  These purchases all include a donation to the Gentle Barn in your honor.  Great way to get a lovely piece of one of a kind original art work while also helping a great cause “The Gentle Barn”….

Honey Banana Almond Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients 2 Cups organic oatmeal 1 cup almond milk 2 cups purified water 6 Tablespoons ground flaxseed with 3 Tablespoons hot water 1/2 Cup organic whole wheat flour 3 Tablespoons honey 2 Teaspoons Vanilla 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt Fresh organic maple syrup Banana, sliced Raw Organic…

Honey a Healing Food & Natural Sweetener

Honey is such a great aid in many ailments including soothing a cough.  With its rich antioxidant properties it is a wonderful immunity booster.  Honey naturally has antiviral and antibacterial capabilities.  A recent Penn State study found honey more effective than an over the counter commonly prescribed drug dextromethorphan (cough suppressant).  Honey can soothe throat…

Coconut cinnamon rice

9 Item Recipe Vegetarian Recipe Ingredients 2 Teaspoons vegan butter2  Teaspoons fresh ginger, minced fine 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced 1 Cinnamon stick 1 Cup jasmine rice, rinsed, drained 3/4 cup light coconut milk 1 Teaspoon turbinado sugarsea salt black pepper to taste 1/4 Cup shredded, unsweetened coconut, toasted Directions Melt butter in pan on medium. …

Healing Properties of Cinnamon

Cinnamon – An amazing healing food Cinnamon has sweet woody notes of bright spice.  This spice has also been touted as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon named Cinnamomum cassia, is a heavy and rich, spicy, cousin Ceylon cinnamon. 1/2 teaspoon a day has been found to regulate blood sugar levels, according to…

Healing Benefits of Dark Chocolate

One of the healthiest and most potent antioxidant rich food is dark chocolate.  Chocolate has been known to improve heart health.  A 2007 report in The Journal of the American Medical Association study showed that procyanidins and epicatechins, which are the flavanols in cocoa, can improve heart health by reducing cholesterol and blood pressure.  It…

Powerful Healing benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

Sour and tart cherries provide the biggest healing benefits when looking to keep inflammation at bay.  Did you know that the deeper the color, the greater its ability to relieve pain?  Next time you pick up cherries be sure to get the deepest reds for the highest antioxidant content getting  all the powerful benefits they…

Healing Properties of Cayenne

Cayenne Pepper is a wonderful fiery spice that grows on a plant much like other fruits and vegetables.  Once the are matured the Cayenne Pepper is picked and prepared to be eaten. The Pepper is eaten both raw in foods like salsa and other spicy mexican dishes, as well as dried and ground. Ground Cayenne…

Fast, fresh and affordable food

Looking for a quick fix for a fast healthy dinner? look no further.  This dinner weighs in for 4-6 for only $9.  If you need to prepare dinner in a flash but don’t want to bypass the great opportunity to nourish your body then this is perfect. Cheesy Garden Noodle Delight Time:  20 minutesFast Fresh…