Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LAUDUN TM Organic Elegance Recipes- Impossible PUMPKIN Pie CUPCAKES!

We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  We want to help everyone boost their natural, organic beauty, their inner organic skin healing and to improve overall health!  So, we are happy to share with you free Organic Whole Food Recipes several times weekly on this Blog.  Please share with all your Family & Friends!

Prep. Time:  35 minutes

Use All-Organic Ingredients:
One 15 oz can Organic Pumpkin puree
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup cane brown sugar
2 large Vegetarian-fed eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2/3 cup organic flour or gluten-free flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup muffin tin with silicone liners, foil liners sprayed with cooking spray or just spray the cups with cooking spray. Either of these three methods will make it easy to take the cupcake out after it’s cooked. Paper liners make it difficult to remove the cupcakes.

Combine pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and milk in a mixing bowl.  Add the flour, pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the mixture.  Fill each muffin cup with 1/3 cup of the mixture.  Bake for twenty minutes and let cool for twenty minutes.  Remove cupcakes from pan and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice on top.  

Servings: 12 - Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gratitude- the "Miracle Worker"

We are already feeling it- the "stress" of the holidays- we're running around, from one appointment, back to work, to another appointment, making travel plans with family & friends, and of course, countless trips to the grocery store this week for the American Thanksgiving holiday. Sheesh! -Time to take a "time out," to pause, breathe and reflect on what we have to be Grateful for in all of our lives.

I'm not suggesting we do this just because it's Thanksgiving, but to train ourselves to make "being grateful," a regular habit, one that we can strive to do daily. It's actually scientifically proven to help relax us, relieve stress, and improve our health in general. I feel strongly about it, because I've noticed over the years that when I am feeling grateful for all the blessings in my life, I feel happier!

When I am able to focus my thoughts on even the simplest things I have to be grateful for, like having clean, running water or the fingers to type this with -a Miracle happens- my perceptions about myself and my life change dramatically. This practice has a way of putting all worries into perspective. "A Course in Miracles," describes a "Miracle" as simply being, "a Change in Perception," and I have come to absolutely believe this, based on my own personal experience. For example, when I focus my thoughts on what I have in my life right now that I am grateful for, MY THOUGHTS become HAPPY and POSITIVE. -A Change in Perception! -So this is why I call Gratitude a "Miracle Worker," because it always produces a BIG Change in my Perception for the better.

Have you had any experience or proof positive in your own life about how Gratitude can flip a bad day right over into a good day, or a bad mood into a positive one? -If so, we'd love to hear about your experiences, so PLEASE leave your Comments right here on our Blog! In this way we can all help each other to remember to be Grateful, for even the simplest of gifts, every day, so we can feel good, too, every day! Happy, HAPPY Thanksgiving to you and all your Loved Ones! (:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

LAUDUN TM Organic Elegance Recipes- Curried Chick Peas & Mustard Greens with Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

We've all heard the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  We want to help everyone give their natural, organic beauty a Big Boost! -and help to improve your overall health.  So, Please Share these healthy & delicious Recipes with Family, Friends & Those you Love!

Organic Curried Chick Peas & Mustard Greens with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep. Time:  About 30 minutes

Use All-Organic Ingredients:

4  Sweet Potates, peeled and quartered
1 medium Onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 tsp grated Ginger
1/2 cup no-salt-added or low sodium Vegetable broth
1 tsp Curry powder, or to taste
a pinch Red Pepper flakes, or to taste
1 bunch Mustard Greens, chopped
1 1/2 cups diced / chopped canned Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups cooked Chick Peas or 1 (15 oz) can no-salt or low-sodium Chick Peas, drained & rinsed
1/4 cup Soy, Hemp or Almond milk


Boil the organic sweet potatoes until fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.  Drain well.

While potatoes are cooking, heat 1-2 TBS vegetable broth in a large saute pan.  Add onion and saute until tender, about 3 mins.  Mix in garlic, ginger, vegetable broth, curry powder, red pepper flakes and mustard greens and cook, stirring occasionally until greens are wilted, about 5 minutes. Add diced or chopped tomatoes and garbanzo beans and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Mash sweet potatoes adding the hemp, soy or almond milk as needed to achieve desired consistency.

Serve Mustard Greens & Chick Peas Saute with Mashed Sweet Potatoes. 

Serves: 4 - Yumm- Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Organic Evening Primrose Oil- Skin & Acne Treatment Wonder!

Essential Oil of Organic Evening Primrose is an incredibly healing botanical oil that has a myriad of scientifically-proven healing benefits for all kinds of health complaints. Most notably, it contains an Omega-6 essential fatty acid, Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) that has actually been licensed in several countries for the treatment of various skin disorders. It is also very effective in anti-aging products for treatment of dark circles, wrinkles and age spots, and is known to improve acne flare-ups and inflammation, due to its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Treatment of Eczema:  In 1982, a prestigious medical journal reported the results of a double-blind crossover study in which 99 patients diagnosed with ectopic eczema, a sore, dry and always itchy rash on the skin, were given high doses of Organic Evening Primrose Oil, and 43% of them reported significant improvement in their symptoms!  A different Scottish study demonstrated that the oil is beneficial to nails that have become dry and brittle. 

Treatment of Psoriasis: The plant oil's anti-inflammatory nature is very healing to skin and also increases circulation.  When applied regularly to the psoriasis lesions, it reduces burning and itching. Simply apply Evening Primrose Essential Oil directly to the affected areas on the skin and nails.  You can mix a few drops of the oil with a carrier oil, like almond or olive oil.  Significant improvement in symptoms will occur with regular, daily use.  This is a much lovelier alternative treatment to using steroid creams and topical immuno-modulators, which contain chemicals with possibly unwanted side-effects.

Treatment of Acne: Regular application of Evening Primrose Oil to skin greatly reduces blackheads, pimples and inflammation caused by acne. It actually decreases the amount of sebum in the pores of the skin, which prevents pore clogging and the inflammatory symptoms of acne. The significant anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities of this natural flower oil make it an excellent way to keep skin virtually acne-free.

All these incredible skin-healing qualities - in a natural, flower essential oil- try some today!