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"Moravian" Ginger Cookies

We love traveling to my sister-in-law’s home outside of Winston-Salem, NC. That’s home to a live-interpretive Moravian community at Old Salem. Marcia used to dress in 1840’s clothing and give tours. One fun stop along the way was getting wafer-thin Moravian cookies in a cylindrical sleeve . . . ginger or lemon were my favorites. Now my husband has figured out how to make the ginger cookies guilt-free!


  • ¼ cup Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup (or use something with monk fruit, erythritol, and/or stevia)

  • 1 Egg, large, organic

  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil (or extra virgin olive oil)

  • 10 drops doTERRA Ginger essential oil (or use more ground ginger below)

  • 1¾ cups Blanched Almond Flour (a little less if you use a powdered natural sweetener instead of Lakanto syrup)

  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger

  • 1/8 tsp Baking Powder, aluminum-free

  • 1/8 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

  • 1½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 1 tsp Ground Clove


You will also need a medium mixing bowl, a small bowl, a cookie sheet, parchment paper, and a rolling pin.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In the small bowl, combine the egg, oil, essential oil drops, and syrup. Put aside.
In the medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, ground ginger, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and ground clove. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir with a fork.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper the size of the cookie sheet on a counter. Wet your hands and form a ball with the dough. If it’s too sticky, mix in another ¼ cup of almond flour. Place on parchment paper and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll out with rolling pin. It should be about 1/8” think. Peel off the top parchment paper and move the rest onto the cookie sheet.
Bake in oven and set a timer for 5 minutes. At the 5 minute mark, take out and use a round cookie cutter or small glass to make the cookies round (like a honeycomb pattern, starting from the middle). Return to the oven and bake another 15-20 min. Check midway through and remove the edge pieces if they bake faster than the ones in the middle.
After baking, I like putting the perfect ones in one container, and the odd pieces in another! Enjoy!

Roller Bottles for TUMMY & AIRWAYS

On Facebook this week I've been sharing daily BOGO deals where you can get specific Essential Oils at big savings. Today's deal includes two oils from dōTERRA: Cardamom and Cilantro. Got your taste buds going yet? If you have little ones, cardamom is a must. These two recipes are amazing to mix up and always have on hand as you care for your family.

Roller bottles are easy to come by on Amazon. CLICK HERE for one inexpensive example. Make sure they're made of darkened glass. Ones with a metal ball roll more easily than plastic or nylon balls. You can buy Fractionated Coconut Oil HERE.

Healthy Pizza for Anytime

My husband has been experimenting with blanched almond flour and says it makes a tastier pizza crust than I would make with cauliflower. His pizza was a big hit! Here's the recipe:



  • 1½ cups Blanched Almond Flour (cheapest we've found is at Costco)
  • 1 Egg, large, organic
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Basil flakes
  • 1 tsp Oregano flakes
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt


  • 1 cup Grass-Fed Beef, ground
  • ¼ cup raw Onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • ½ cup Pizza Sauce that doesn't contain sugar, canola oil, corn syrup, gluten, or GMO ingredients (a good one is Walnut Acres Organic Marinara & Herbs Pasta Sauce from Publix)
  • 1 Bell Pepper, pick from various colors: green, red, orange and/or yellow
  • 1 cup freshly grated cheese, like mozzarella, cheddar, goat cheese, etc. (consider a "raw" cheese from Nature's Corner Market, Trader Joe's, or Whole Foods)
  • Other toppings as desired (mushrooms, chicken sausage such as Never Any! Mild Italian Style Chicken Sausage from Aldi)


Preheat oven to 350° F.

To make the crust, use a whisk to combine the egg, olive oil, basil, oregano, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add the almond flour. Use a fork to combine (because the whisk will get clogged). Then use your hands to form into a ball. It shouldn't be crumbly or too sticky.

Lay ball on one sheet of parchment paper on a table. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll out with rolling pin until dough is 1/8 inch thick. Try not to make it too thin at the edges. Remove the top parchment. Lay the bottom parchment and crust on a cookie baking sheet. If desired, pre-score the crust into desired pieces. [Note: Instead of pizza, use this same crust idea as the starting point for making almond flour crackers. For example, add poppy seeds, fresh juice from one lemon, monk fruit sweetener, and 5 drops of dōTERRA Lemon essential oil. Bake for 5 minutes, then use a pizza wheel to pre-cut the crackers, then bake the rest of the way for 15 minutes or so, removing the edge pieces early if they brown too quickly.]

To prepare the toppings, sauté the ground beef in coconut oil (or olive oil or water), together with the onion, garlic, salt and pepper, bell pepper, and other toppings that need to be precooked. Add turmeric at end of sautéing. Don't overcook, since baking the pizza will finish cooking it. Grate or crumble the cheeses and set aside.

Bake the crust alone for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and add toppings (sauce, cheese, and then other toppings). Try to get the sauce close to the edges. Return to oven and cook for 15-20 minutes more.

Allow to cool some, then slice and serve. Makes about 8 pieces.

Time-saving salad prep for the week

Colorful Crunchy Salad

I love crunchy, colorful salads with a hint of nuttiness and sweet. But I don't like to prepare my lunch every morning before work. So I came up with a way to get a week's worth of yummy salads ready on Sunday nights -- and the greens won't get soggy. Watch the video to see my secret to putting it all together, even with my spicy homemade dressing.


Spicy Sriracha Salad Dressing Recipe

  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • A few sprigs of fresh Oregano, crumpled

Mix together well.


Poppin' Lemon Cranberry Goat Cheese Recipe

Get ready to wow others at your next potluck or tailgate party. This goat cheese spread really "pops" because it has a few drops of lemon essential oil in it. Here's the printable recipe:

  • 1 package Goat Cheese (10½ oz)
  • Juice from 1 small Lemon
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 5-6 drops Liquid Stevia
  • 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries

Mix all together and spread on gluten-free crackers. Enjoy!

Which Body part are you?

According to 1 Corinthians 12:18, God is the one who designed us as we are! Some may be more like the eyes and see things, perceive things that others may not. Others may be like the feet and be ready at all times to GO where needed. Others are gifted with words to speak and are a mouthpiece. Precious few use their ears and are great listeners.

He gave us our interests, our abilities. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). He ordained/prepared/called into existence good works for us to do before we were formed! Who are we to question Him?! He has the BIG PICTURE!

He knows who will interact with whom, who we need to touch for their sake, and who needs to touch us for our sake. That person was given that gift/ability in order that we might benefit from it.

We hear the idiom, “Bloom where you are planted.” USE the gifts/abilities God has given you and develop them, for your benefit, so you can become the best you that you can be, but also for the ultimate benefit of the Body – those you touch on a regular basis. Bloom, grow, exercise, GIVE!

Thank You Lord, that You invest, mold, shape, water, prune, and fertilize us, that we might make a difference in Your world!!!!!


Fearfully & wonderfully made

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Getting ready for your day

Use this refreshing recipe that I created to get your morning off to a great start!

Super Coconut Ginger Tea

  • 2 cups clean water
  • 1/2 - 3/4 inch section of raw, fresh ginger
  • 1 cup coconut milk (whole-fat, comes in a can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Stevia to taste (10 drops or so)
  1. Place the water and thinly sliced ginger in a one-quart pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for a couple minutes and then let it steep for a few more minutes. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients. If the coconut milk brings the temperature down too much for you, warm it up to the desired warmth.
  3. Pour all of this mixture into your blender and mix until everything is mixed well and the ginger is totally blended. 
  4. Pour and enjoy!

Makes 2 servings.

I like mine hot. The temperature of the drink mixed with the warming effects of the ginger and black pepper helps you feel warm inside and out.

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