INSTRUCTIONS: Grind down desiccated coconut in food processor and add to flour, baking powder and mix together. Whisk in the coconut milk, egg, 30g sugar and vanilla extract until it forms a thick batter. Stir in 200g blueberries. Heat frying pan and grease with coconut oil, pour in one large spoonful of the batter and spread mixture. When the pancake is golden brown on the bottom and setting on top, flip over until other side is golden brown. Grease the pan with coconut oil between each pancake. To make syrupy oranges place orange juice and 60g sugar in a pan and boil until it turns into a syrup, just before serving add in orange segments. Serve pancakes with syrupy oranges and fresh blueberries.
Amasai is a traditional food of the Maasai Tribe of East Africa. It is a cultured dairy beverage renowned for nutrient density, digestibility and high probiotic and content.
Plus, at Beyond Organic all of our dairy comes from cows that eat grasses not grain and are never given hormones, steroids and antibiotics. Each dairy cow is tested for A2 genetics. If you or a loved one has given up dairy for health reasons, it would be worth your time to read about the benefits of A2 dairy.
Plain Amasai can be used in place of milk, buttermilk, or heavy cream for most recipes. Rule of thumb is 2 parts water to 1 part Amasai for milk. To use in place of buttermilk or cream it is an exact 1:1 ratio, so a cup of cream equals a cup of Amasai.
Amasai is great in smoothies, shakes, dressings, cheesecake, pancakes, and more. Jordan even uses it to make homemade ice cream & pie. Be creative and send me your favorite recipe. Here are a few that we hope you enjoy.
Homemade Sour Cream (courtesy of Denise D.)
1 cup Amasai 1/4 cup white vinegar
In a screw-top jar or mason jar with lid, combine the Amasai and white vinegar. Shake the ingredients up a bit to thoroughly mix and let stand, covered, at room temperature for about 24 hours or until it becomes very thick.
You can store your sour cream in the refrigerator in the original jar you mixed it in (or use some other resealable container) for up to one week. Make sure that your sour cream is well chilled before using.
"Ranch" Style Salad Dressing (courtesy of LIsa G.)
1 C plain Amasai
1/2 C mayo (homemade with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, free-range eggs and sea salt so it’s healthy)
1/2 T lemon jc.
1/2 T dried parsley or 2 T fresh
3/4 t Celtic sea salt
1 lg clove garlic pressed
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
Blend all ingredients and place in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend a couple hours. (If this recipe seems sour to your tastebuds, leave out the lemon jc.)
Sprouted Grain Pancakes (courtesy Bill R.)
Use Arrowhead Mills Sprouted Grain Pancake Flour, substitute butter or applesauce for the canola oil. Use Amasai instead of milk. Top with organic butter and Grade B maple syrup.
Plain Amasai is sold in packs of 6 or in the variety pack (includes 2 bottles of each flavor.)
Beyond Organic has pastures in the foothills of the Ozarks where their GrassFed cows graze freely and openly, eating natural grasses, legumes, forbs, and herbs. They are NOT fed grains and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones. Additionally, they are treated humanely!
Beyond Organic has both beef hot dogs and ground beef. Both are delicious, and you can taste the difference when compared to other meat. More importantly though, is that you can trust that you’re eating hormone-free, antibiotic-free, GrassFed meat with each bite!
The promo is still going on as well! Go here to get your beef. http://t.co/9Utkwxra
In response to pressure from more than 250,000 CREDO Activists and others last fall, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and General Mills all committed not to sell Monsanto’s sweet corn.1
But not Walmart.
Walmart, wrote to us that “nothing is more important than the safety and satisfaction of our customers.” But that’s just not consistent with selling this unlabeled GMO sweet corn, which contains three genetic modifications — including the insecticide Bt — and hasn’t been tested to prove it is safe for humans to eat.2
Walmart could make a powerful statement for consumer safety by rejecting Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn, but they won’t do it unless we put very public pressure on the company.
This corn is Monsanto’s first foray into designing GMO foods that could wind up whole on your plate. If it’s successful, we can be sure that it will just be the beginning for Monsanto, who already produces roughly 90% of GMO seeds around the globe.
As the largest food retailer, and even the largest seller of organic foods, Walmart can set an important precedent that could keep Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn, and any future GMO foods, from taking root.
We’re happy to introduce Nidia, Doctor Of Oriental Medicine to Stasia’s Organic Element. She’s been practicing acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for nearly a decade.
Nidia is offering the following unique spa services to improve your health and beauty:
Acupuncture Acupuncture is the oldest, continually practiced, and professionally administered health care system in the world. It is a documented medical system spanning over 2,500 years based on comprehensive philosophies, rational theories, clinically tested and empirically verified by over 100 generations of highly educated practitioners. Chinese Medicine is a total system of internal medicine comprised of a diagnostic procedure based on signs, symptoms and treatment styles including acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, diet and meditation. Its foundation is based on the principles of balance; the interdependent relationship of Yin and Yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained. Acupressure
Acupressure is closely related to acupuncture, but instead of needles, acupressure uses finger pressure, magnets or beads to activate points. Acupressure promotes the flow of energy in the body, helping to restore any imbalances and engage the body’s natural healing abilities. Auricular (ear) acupressure utilizes magnets or beads placed on the outer ear with adhesive tape and pressed or squeezed as necessary, typically lasting one week whether you shower or swim. Ear acupressure may be helpful in treating conditions, such as pain, anxiety, substance abuse and insomnia. Ear acupressure can also help people lose weight by suppressing the appetite.
In a typical cupping session, glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball or other flammable substance, which is soaked in alcohol, lit, then placed inside the cup. Burning a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen, which creates a vacuum.The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward on the inside of the glass as the air inside the jar cools. Drawing up the skin opens up the skins pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood and lymph, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. It is extremely beneficial for chronic muscle tension, respiratory disorders, and acute colds and flu.
Gua Sha can be used to prevent and treat diseases and strengthen the body. Especially in the area of pain relief it is unequaled. It has a very quick effect on pain from head, neck, shoulder, joint and back pain to RSI, fibromyalgy, sciatica and other nerve pain, migraine, PMS, osteoporosis, rheumatism. “Gua” means to scrape or rub. “Sha” is a reddish, elevated patch of skin. Sha is the term used to describe blood in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as a small red bump. Gua Sha involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation in which a special oil is put on a particular area of the skin where after the therapist starts “scraping” the area with a “scraper” (a round edged instrument, usually made of jade). Very soon the skin becomes red, and where disorders are hidden, red spots appear IN the skin. Because the scraping is on the oily skin the patient will hardly feel pain – neither during nor after the treatment – the skin will not be damaged, and the red spots will fully disappear within 3 to 7 days.
Grand Opening Special!!! All first time clients receive a full 90 minute session valued at @ $120 for only $79 Follow-up treatments are $65 Package special - 3 treatments for $150
NO extra charge for any herbal prescriptions, cupping, massage, magnets or acu-tape.
Only disposable high quality needles & therapeutic devices.
Shuffle Up and Deal a Meal Fundraiser To Benefit Helping Hands Food Bank
What: An evening of fun, food and casino style games to help children in need for those with a goal of giving back to those less fortunate. This fundraiser benefits Helping Hands food bank by supplying them with a non-perishable protein and nutrient rich shake drink for children and families who do not have the means to purchase nutritional foods.
Why: Every day the number of food insecure families in the Tampa Bay area increases due to economic difficulties. Food banks are stretched to the limit and need alternative ways to provide healthy meals to children and families. Most food donated are high calorie, high sugar processed foods. Vi Shakes provide a non-perishable high protein meal that can be given to families to take home or used at the food bank with a meal. Each bag of Vi Shake will give children 13 and under 60 meals and those 14 and over 30 meals insuring they get the protein and vitamins that are needed on a daily basis.
When: February 25, 2012 from 7PM to 11PM at Ferg’s of 1320 Central Avenue St. Petersburg - (727) 822-4562 ; held in the upstairs private room.
Invigorate your soul with SueroViv, a distinctive fusion of ancient tradition and modern style. It’s the organic, healthier version of modern day Gatorade. Utilizing a lost treasure from antiquity, SueroViv marries the virtues of cultured whey and Reign Supreme Mountain Spring Water, impeccably flavored with the essential elements of health.
• Alive—a whole food cultured whey beverage alive with probiotics and enzymes • Replenishing—packed with electrolyte minerals and B vitamins • Inviting—flavored with organic juices, essential oils and organic honey
Here are the three main reasons we believe SueroViv should be your performance beverage instead of Powerade and Gatorade :
1. Cultured Whey – This “super” beverage is loaded with nutrition in the form of electrolytes and B vitamins. People have commented on the completely “replenished” feeling SueroViv provides after a long day or exhausting workout. Virtually unavailable in today’s modern diet, cultured whey was traditionally used as a main component at over 100 health retreats and spas in 18th and 19th century Switzerland.
2. Probiotics – SueroViv is cultured using beneficial microorganisms that create enzymes and organic acids. These compounds have been prized since the dawn of civilization.
3. Essential Oils – the life essence of plants, essential oils contain concentrated antioxidants and beneficial compounds and have been considered to be more valuable than precious metals and gem stones as a means of currency in biblical times. Essential oils are celebrated the world over as a topical and oral health boost. SueroViv is the only beverage we know of containing powerful organic essential oils in every sip.
You can find it here: http://thebeyondorganicmarket.com/ AND that deal is still going on where you get FREE membership, future 20% off discounts on all purchases and a great package deal (which includes 2 Suero Vivs!) all for $50!
We all have a sweet tooth but the Sweet Misconception Workshop & Food Empowerment Coach Dina Hansen will show you how you can find pleasure from the sweets you crave & improve your health at the same time!
In this eye-opening workshop you will discover:
Why your body needs sugars and where to find the most beneficial type
How sugars affect your body so you know how to prevent obesity & diabetes while getting what you crave
The amazing places you will discover healthy and unhealthy sugar (it`s not just where you think!)
How “diet” food can actually make you gain weight
If you really want to lose weight, feel more in control of your stress & anxiety as well as increase your mental clarity… you want to be here with Dr. Dina Hansen who is the founder of NaturallyNourishedWoman, a holistic wellness community that helps women create a healthier relationship with their food, themselves & their lives- physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually!
This FREE Workshop is on Friday February 17th @ 6:30pm
Please reserve in advance, seats are limited!
*This 6 month series is a monthly workshop series that helps women to learn the basics of Natural/Holistic Eating and Lifestyle Habits.
Here is a list of the upcoming workshops, every 3rd Friday of the month, at Stasia’s Organic Element Salon:
March- Detox Your Stress April- Glorious, Gorgeous & Green May- Mindfully Dealing with Cravings June- Healthy On The Run
What an easy way to do your hair! It’s called The Fun Bun. Not only is it easy, but it’s fun to say! Fun Bun. Fun Bun. Fun Bun. :)
In a world where we can’t stop running late, the fun bun is probably the quickest way from A to Chic. This look comes in über-handy when you wake up late and you’re rushing out the door (or even if you have plenty of time). It’s such a high-brow/low-brow look. Meaning it can be paired with anything from jeans and a tank to a chiffon tiered dress. It’s amazing for the summer because some days when it’s really hot outside, allwe want is to get that hair off our neck + shoulders! You can leave this plain & simple with no accessories, pair it with a headband or add a little sparkle by bobby-pinning in a jeweled brooch at the base. This works with ANY hair type from curly to frizzy to pin-straight. It’s also amazing for those days when you know your hair needs to be shampooed but you JUST DON’T WANNA! Spray some dry shampoo at the roots and follow the steps below. This is a more messy alternative to the ballerina bun…
Step 1: If your hair is straight, use a 1″ curling iron to curl everything under. This will make it easier to tuck pieces into the bun. When they’re straight, they tend to pop out more. If you have wave or curl you can skip this step if you want to.
Step 2: Flip your hair over and gather everything into a ponytail on top of you head, securing it with an elastic ponytail holder.
Step 3: On the last time around with the ponytail holder, only pull the ponytail through half way.
Step 4: Take the loop you’ve created and spread it out. Don’t over think it. Just widen it and allow it to be somewhat messy.
Step 5: Take the tail end and wrap it around the ponytail base.
Step 6: Pin the end of the ponytail to the base using a couple of hair pins/bobby pins.
Step 7: Gently pull on pieces and then pin them. This will give your top-knot a slightly more messy texture.
Step 8: Spray a veil of medium hold hairspray all over. Don’t smooth down all of the fly aways, just lightly tuck the pieces that have gone rogue!
Stasia’s has carried Marrakesh Hair Care products for a while now, and I’m always recommending it to my clients.
Marrakesh is a premium, professional salon-quality line of hair care made by Earthly Body. Their products feature Argan Oil from Morocco and Hemp Oil, which provide natural, nourishing protection. Marrakesh products are sulfate-free and contain no parabens, no propylene glycol and no dyes.
Here is a sample of Marrakesh products:
Marrakesh Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Marrakesh Shampoo and Conditioner contain a unique Hemp-Seed, Argan Oil and botanical formula that restores moisture, is perfect for all hair types and is safe for daily use on damaged and color-treated hair. Marrakesh Moisturizing Shampoos and Conditioners promise to leave your hair silky smooth, radiant and feeling healthy! They’re available in three scents: Original, High Tide and Dreamsicle (yum!).
Marrakesh Oil Argan Hair Styling Elixir
For centuries, Argan Oil and Hemp Oil have provided nourishing benefits for hair. They absorb quickly, giving instant shine, conditioning and protection. And get this—it’s perfect for straightening. Available in regular and also “light” for fine hair. These are also available in Original, High Tide and Dreamsicle scents.
Marrakesh “X” Leave-In Treatment & Detangler
Detangles, repairs, controls frizzies, strengthens hair, prevents split ends and protects hair from sun and wind damage. (We all know Florida is infamous for these hair damaging elements!) Original, High Tide and Dreamsicle scents.
Marrakesh Brush-Up- The purse necessity for every Girl on the Go
Argan Oil Mist Shine & Conditioning is applied with a brush and perfect for on-the-go touchups. Hands-free spray bottle allows for no-mess, express styling and puts an end to hat-hair, static and flyaways!
Marrakesh Kahm Straightening Serum
Treat yourself to the Brazilian Blow Out look with Kahm Straightening Serum. Apply a small amount of Kahm to towel-dried hair, blow-dry and enjoy your smooth, straight hair with beautiful shine. Don’t want straight hair for months? Not to worry- Kahm fully washes out with just one shampoo. This is perfect for those who enjoy both curly AND straight looks with the option to switch back and forth.
As I said, we carry most of these products at our salon. What we don’t have at the time, we can get for you! We at Stasia’s Organic Element just want you to have the healthiest, most chemical-free hair possible! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or have questions!
To be perfectly honest, I’m not a huge fan of flavored water… but Beyond Organic’s Reign Infusions isn’t flavored water.
Reign Infusions basically combine the purest mountain spring water with clinically studied botanical extracts to support your good health. Reign Botanical Infusions supercharge the body with all natural extracts.
The first time I tasted it, I felt like I was drinking water straight from a spring! Then, just as I processed THAT, I tasted a slight flavor! But it’s not FLAVORED water…it literally tastes like spring water with extracts INFUSED through it! It’s probably hard to understand. You have to try it.
You can check it out at thebeyondorganicmarket.com. And if you become a preferred member today, before the promo ends, you can get Reign Infusions all year at 20% off!
I’m into organic. I love red. I love red velvet. Hence…today’s organic red velvet cupcakes! Check out this awesome recipe!
ORGANIC RED VELVET CUPCAKES Ingredients: • 2 cups all purpose organic whole wheat flour • 2 cups organic sugar • ½ cup organic baking cocoa (powdered) • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt • 1 teaspoon organic baking soda • 2 sticks organic butter at room temperature • 5 large organic eggs • 1 cup organic buttermilk • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla • 1 teaspoon organic red food coloring
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk dry ingredients. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each egg. Add ¼ of dry ingredients to creamed mixture then approximately ¼ of buttermilk alternating until mixed well. Mix in vanilla and food coloring. Fill lined cupcake pans ½ full of red velvet batter. Bake oven for approximately 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes in pans for 5 to 10 minutes then remove from pans. Cool then frost.
Want healthier hair and a healthier scalp? Consider organic vitamins. There are vitamins that encourage hair growth & health, increase circulation to your scalp and protect your hair! Here’s a short description about important vitamins like vitamins C, E & A.
I finally received my Beyond Organic package today! They have a $50 promo going on that I took advantage of! You can go there http://thebeyondorganicmarket.com/ to see what it comes with and check out the promo that SHOULD be ending soon. I thought it ended on Feb. 1, but it’s still going…