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  • Skin repair?

    MSM is awesome for the skin, taking it orally as well as in lotion! I believe David Wolfe sells an MSM lotion that is really good. If you go to his page and check out the ingredients, you can find that exact same lotion elsewhere for cheaper. I got some at my local health food store. Same darn lotion, local brand, cheaper price! I love it though! Taking the msm and using the lotion has made a huge difference in my skin!

    Oh and I love to give myself little exfoliating facials with mashed up pineapple and papaya. Let it sit for about 10 mins, rinse and then moisturize good. If my skin is irritated, I blend up some cucumber and slather that on, let it sit, then rinse. Sometimes I even put my green smoothies on my face, and it’s amazing how fresh it makes my face feel. I encourage you to try some of these tips though! I’ve always hated my skin but since doing some of these things I’ve noticed huge differences!

    GulayG1rl
  • Sun dried tomatoes--anything else to use?

    You love italian food but hate sundried tomatoes??? What’s wrong with you!!! haha, just kiddin! Can’t really think of any other ideas other than what pianissima has already come up with! I suppose you could de-seed fresh tomatoes, mash them up and then strain them to remove the rest of the juices. that would give you a thicker sauce with out the sundried richness!

    ClaireT
  • Homemade almond butter?

    rawclaire – I use a vitamix. I’ve always made the butters with dry nuts, whether they are just straight from the package or soaked and then dehydrated. I had a bad experience blending just soaked nuts once so I make sure they’re dry now. Anywhoo, I do batches of about 2-2 1/2 cups of nuts, sometimes 3. Anything less than 2 cups won’t really work too well. Ok so here’s what I do… whatever amount you’re using divide it in half. Put one half into the blender (while off), and get the other portion ready to pour in, and have your tamper ready. Start blending the nuts already in the container at a reasonably hight speed, then gradually (while blender’s still running) pour in the remainder of the nuts. AS SOON AS that last nut goes in go to town with that tamper, blend on full blast and really push them down into the blades. I’d say in a good 30 secs you should have a nut butter start to form. Almonds tend to be drier, if so, add about 1-2 tablespoons of oil (of your choice) Continue to blend on full blast and you will have butter in no time. Till you get the hang of it, a cashew-macadamia butter is really yummy and VERY blendable. Mac’s are really oily so you don’t even need to add extra oil. Those nuts blend up a whole lot easier than almonds. Hope this helps you out a bit! Good luck! If you have more Q’s feel free to ask more!

    TammiTrue
  • Homemade almond butter?

    I didn’t know they made nut butter machines! I’m curious now.

    I’m sorry you guys have had problems making almond butter. I’ve made creamy almond butter in the vitamix a few times. Are some almonds maybe not as oily as other kinds??? Also how much do you process at once? I always do at least 2 cups worth and you gotta really use that tamper to really pack in down in there to get it to blend up nicely.

    TammiTrue
  • Homemade almond butter?

    Almond butter is pretty basic, just blend til you got butter! You can usually just eyeball it, if things aren’t coming together too well then go ahead and add a bit of oil, maybe a tablespoon or so per every 1-2 cups of almonds. Have fun! It’s good stuff, especially when homemade. Sometimes I like to mix in cinnamon and stuff. YUM :-)

    TammiTrue