Raw Chocolate Hearts Recipe

Raw Chocolate Hearts Recipe

chocolate Hearts

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
~ Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate, even organic dark chocolate which is alkaline is not on my eating horizons. It has caffeine, which is not good for my bones.  Carob is okay, just doesn’t have the yumminess of dark chocolate.

Yesterday was Des’s birthday so as a treat I decided to make him some treats. I have made these once before. I shared a picture on Facebook and was asked to share the recipe.

recipe

Ingredients

cocnut oil cacao

I used a heart shaped silicon ice-cube tray I bought from Ikea years ago. This is great as the chocolate doesn’t stick

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Organic Cocoa Powder (raw cocoa powder is preferred)
  • 1 Tbsp Organic agave or honey
  • I added a tablespoon of dessicated coconut

You can add a variety of ingredients: I added raspberries, organic raisins and freshly shelled macadamias. You could add maca powder, orange rind, ginger, nuts, seeds and sultanas.  I am sure you can think of other tasty morsels you can add.

raisins-raspberries-macademias

I put these into the tray before pouring in the mixture

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Melt the coconut oil and add the argave or honey. Whisk and add the cocoa powder. Whisk occasionally while pouring into the silicone ice cube tray. Makes 14.  Cool for 30 minutes in the fridge or freezer.

Then turn them out and enjoy.  One at a siting as they are very rich.

Be Love Namaste

Suzie Cheel

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The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing

The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing

The-spirit-of-the-heart“Life imitates art” ~ Ismael Nuño

I had the joy last week of speaking with former leading cardiac surgeon Dr. Ismael Nuño about his book, The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing, his life as a surgeon and his life today.

The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing  is a collection of heart-warming stories that resonate at the core of our humanness. Fixing “broken” hearts gave Dr. Nuño a unique and intimate view into the power of the heart. Over the years he learned that even while coming face to face with death and losing patients, there is a beauty that can exist, even in loss. Dr. Nuño graciously offers the insights he has gained from occupying a front-row seat at some of life’s most real and raw moments. Part memoir, part self-help – these tender stories teach us about what it means to be human, to be connected to others, to love, to live, to forgive.- from the book.

The death of his daughter Catherine at 18 years of age was the inspiration for the book.

” I wrote the book The Spirit of the Heart to put on paper the journey of humans that travel through the farewell of another human being, of a  loved one.  I wanted to leave a legacy of love, tenderness and a record that once a beautiful young girl walked amongst us.”

When I first started to read this book I thought it was going to be a “bit medical” for me. What I found was a man who I discovered at 5 years of age had decided he was going to fix hearts. The stories in this book show true compassion, a total dedication to his profession and lots of spirit. There is joy, triumph and humor, along with sadness, loss and healing. The 41 stories are short and inspiring and stand alone.

Ismael is a doctor who pushed the boundaries and his surgical technique changed one day after he went to the movies and saw the film “The Doctor” with William Hurt. He saw Hurt pushing the envelope and thought I can do that. He then tried some of the “wild” things he had seen on the screen and he changed his methods. Today he advises the script writers at ABC Studios Hollywood on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy.

Listen to the light hearted interview and be uplifted

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Download MP3  27 mins

Here is Ismael in the white coat that he used to put on each day and he still sees each morning in he wardrobe that he spoke about in the interview.

Dr ismael Nuno

This is a book that will possibly raise many questions, it will inspire, give you moments of sadness, others of pure joy. You will get an insight into a very passionate human being who before he even knew what a heart was decided he was going to fix hearts. Ismael Nuño has made a difference in his life and the lives of others and from talking with him and reading on his website he is still creating ripples of change.

He is a Change Warrior and may have inspired the revival of this series. 

Dr. Nuño was born in Mexico. He obtained his MD in 1976. He received training in General Surgery and subsequently in Cardio-Thoracic surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Nuño was in the US Army for a period of ten years. He was Deputy Commander for 5th MASH during the Gulf War. The last 15 years of his career were as Chief of Cardiac Surgery at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.He is now retired and lives in Marina del Rey, California./

You can read more about Ismael on his website and buy the book at Amazon /

Be Love
Namaste
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Suzie Cheel

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How To Make Organic Coconut Yoghurt

How To Make Organic Coconut Yoghurt

EASY Coconut Yogurt Recipe

I love coconut yogurt, so when I was told back in July 2012 that coconut yogurt would be better for my bones I started to make it and now eat it every day.

The video shows you step by step how to make the coconut yoghurt. It is simple and easy. Lets have some fun. Video is 5 mins and there is a transcript below.

The recipe: 
kefir 1 sachet of Kefir starter.( or a spoonful of start from a friend who already makes the coconut yogurt.
2 cans Of Organic Coconut Cream
1 glass Jar ( Litre/ 2 pints)
Stirring spoon- wooden or plastic preferably
Piece of mesh or gauze cut to the size that will comfortably cover the mouth of the jar and 1 elastic band or stretch mesh bag. Open the sachet and pour into the jar, then pour in the coconut cream from the 2 cans and mix well.  Now take the mesh and cover the mouth of the jar and leave on you kitchen bench for 24 hours. Then remove the mesh and screw the lid on. Now put it in your refrigerator for 12 hours before you use it.

Ways you can use coconut yogurt.

  • Yummy by the spoonful as a snack
  • Topping for fruit- use instead of cream, icecream and any other topping you might use.
  • Add to smoothies, curries, soups, baking recipes………

Share your ideas below, thanks. 

With gratitude and in abundance always
Namaste

Suzie Cheel

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Transcript

Today I am going to show you how to make yummy organic coconut yoghurt with a simple quick recipe.

Why coconut yoghurt? firstly it tastes delicious, it is 100% natural … 100% dairy free … 100% gluten free and full of lots of goodies for your body too- probiotics

This is a jar I made. I have been making my yoghurt with the same culture I was given back in July 2012, by my friend Tahlia. At that time i was still eating yummy greek yoghurt. I was told that even this yoghurt was not good for my bones.

So I took home my small jar of coconut yoghurt and went to supermarket and bought 2 x 400 ml cans (14 ounces) of organic coconut cream- you can get low fat too. I have tried both and the low fat makes a thinner yoghurt

Last week I shared my alkaline breakfast on facebook and several friends asked how i made it so here is what you need to get started:

A one litre glass jar ( 32 oz ) or you could use 2 500ml/ 16 oz jars which is what I have been doing.

If you don’t have a friend who makes organic coconut yoghurt you will need to purchase a probiotic starter called Kefir. I bought this in my health food shop cost was $9 aud and there are 5 sachets in a pack.

If you follow the instructions on the pack it says you can use this first batch up to 5 times making 5 liters of yoghurt. This is the first time I have bought Kefir- I have been remaking my organic coconut yoghurt from the original starter each week.The instructions say 5 sachets make 25L.

So what do you do

Stir contents of 1x Kefir sachet into 2 cans of coconut cream. Leave for 24h at 20C on the kitchen bench and I cover it with mesh. I then place in fridge for 12h.

Voila, you have yummy coconut yoghurt that you can use on your quinoa porridge, as a substitute for any dairy topping and your inner health will love you too. Please share your experiences and questions in the comments and subscribe to Suzie TV for more videos like this that will inspire you on your path to abundance, health and wealth.

 

Are You Ready To Wake Up? : Jodi Chapman Shares Her Empowering Coming Back To Life Story

Are You Ready To Wake Up? : Jodi Chapman Shares Her Empowering Coming Back To Life Story

Jodi Chapman
Life is filled with good and bad and everything in between. And it’s only by choosing to wake up that we can really experience it fully.– Jodi Chapman

Are you ready to come back to life?

Jodi Chapman shares here very special empowering story of how she came back to life and stopped hiding and how she was woken up in a very unusual way. Jodi has been given a gift and now she is sharing her story and her experiences in a very special e-course:Coming Back To Life  Watch and listen to Jodi share her story of how she woke up and really started to live. I got goosebumps listening to Jodi tell her story.


Ready to get started? GO HERE NOW

Not sure if you are ready to comeback to life? Jodi has 12 reasons that might speak to your soul and call you to take action:

♥ live fully and love fully.
♥ take responsibility for your life.
♥ push past your fears & reach your dreams.
♥ forgive, let go, and move forward.
♥ see the world with childlike wonder.
♥ reconnect with your soul.
♥ believe in miracles again.
♥ open up to this amazing universe.
♥ join a community of loving souls.
♥ be completely authentic and vulnerable (in a good way).
♥ join a course that comes from the heart and soul.
♥ come back to life.

As Jodi says : Whether you join us or not though, please remember that the choice to live fully and embrace life is always within you. I truly hope that you choose to say yes to life. It’s the best choice that I ever made!

To read more about this course and see the community you will be joining go to this special page 

soul-whisperJodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her husband, Dan Teck.   Register now and receive over $175 in bonus gifts! http://bit.ly/backtolife Her new Coming Back to Life Ecourse begins on 10/1/12

 

With Love and in gratitude

Suzie Cheel

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Are You Celebrating Your Life Today?

Are You Celebrating Your Life Today?

I Am So Happy I Am Alive!

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July 16th was a special day for me. It was the day last year that I found myself in hospital with a kidney failure. This was an out of the blue event and quite scary as I had almost, well really no kidney function, I could have died. I apparently was told by the renal specialist on that morning that only 25% of people recover from what was then labelled Glomerulonephritis and has since been given the wonderful label of Anca Negative Vasculitis.  Des told me I said well I’ll be one of the 25% and then put my focus on meditating my way to health and getting home. As well as using the law of attraction. One year on my life has changed and so have I:

  • I have become a very patient person, patience was not one of my virtues!
  • I have  changed my diet and now eat a high alkaline diet (80/20) a side benefit of this has been a 10 kilo ( 22 pounds) loss
  • I have to ask for help- this has not been an easy  for independent Suzie.
  • I am a softer person- so my friends tell me
  • I live so much more from my heart
  • I know love is such a powerful healing force
  • I trust my intuition so much more
  • I know I can heal my body
  • I am so much more accepting

My blood tests last week showed  my kidney function was at 81 on GFR . Back in August last year I been told by the specialist that the best I could hope for was 69. I believe that  my kidneys are healed and I feel so blessed that I did not need ongoing dialysis much less a transplant and that I am alive.

So on 16th July thus year I spent the day celebrating  being alive. I have Joy Holland from Facets of Joy to thank for asking me, when we were talking on Skype last Saturday, how was I going to celebrate. I hadn’t thought of celebrating this milestone. I said to Joy that  the sun shining would make my day. We had had a week or more of rain and I was missing my beach walk and my daily Vitamin D hit. So this is how did I celebrate:

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  • I manifested the sun and went walking on the beach first thing in the morning,
  • after a sleep in,
  • a meditation and journaling
  • I drew the Energy Healing Card from Doreen Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards
  • I started a new journal
  • I talked with friends in USA on skype,
  • I spent time  in the sun reading A Seed of Love by Cheryl Lee Harnish
  • I had an afternoon nap
  • I painted a new cover for a journal I started that day
  • I had yummy fresh juice with barley and maca powder (good for my bones)
  • I had a healthy and very tasty baked vegetable dinner

How are you celebrating your life today?

Live in abundancebe the change and make a difference TODAY!

Namaste

Suzie Cheel

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Farnoosh Brock and Her Passion for Green Juicing

Farnoosh Brock and Her Passion for Green Juicing

The Love of Green Juicing

Green-Juicing-ClinicCould you fall in love with green juices? Well Farnoosh Brock has and you will see, hear and feel her passion for juicing in the fun interview we did recently. You will discover the benefits of green juice as Farnoosh shares stories from her Green Juicing Clinic.

Join The Juicing Clinic TODAY and get Farnoosh’s special offer HERE NOW.

Why green juice you might ask. Well Farnoosh says:

Green juices are a return to your natural state of health and vitality.

Green juices can be a restoration of your total body and mind back to the source – the source of energy, happiness, bliss, and invigoration. It is a gentle wake-up call for your internal organs and all your tiny cells. It is purification of your skin and return of lustre to your eyes. Green juices are Mother Nature’s delicious medicine or her sweet nectar of love and care the gentle way.

Green juices is the most natural and wholesome way to reclaim what is still yours  – however old you may be or whatever your body shape might be – and that thing is to be in true harmony with your body.

Farnoosh has wonderful book :Your Comprehensive Green Juicing Guide with great juice recipes to get you started. When you join The Green Juicing Clinic you get the 10 free recipes:) Plus as you heard a very supportive community. Something very special Here is the link again

Live in abundancebe the change and make a difference TODAY!

Namaste

 

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