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How to Make Noni Juice from “The Tree of Life” May 12, 2010

So we have recently come across an interesting fruit here on Maui. Its history is rich and varied. It is called Noni. And it goes back as far as 2,000-3,000 years. Ancient Polynesians knew this tree as “The Tree of Life” and is very treasured as a healing tonic. It has a slew of health benefits that are used on ailments that range from cough, nausea and sprain, to bone fractures, dislocations, skin disorders, hypertension, stomach ache, diabetes, loss of appetite, urinary tract ailments, abdominal swelling, hernias, and vitamin A deficiencies. And many more!!!

It is highly regarded in the Hawaiian tradition. There is a ton of intriguing info out there on Noni. But be cautious of using any sugary, fruity noni concoctions. The healing benefits are in the bark, leaves, fruit and 100% juice of the Noni.

We actually went through the entire process of picking, fermenting and finally tasting the Noni. A process that takes 2 months! We had to share this most fascinating tropical fruit. Thanks to our friend Troy for letting us pick from his tree! ūüôā Mahalo! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†And enJOY~

<—–Chris eating from the Noni Tree of Knowledge-

PS- If you click on the 4 arrows below the video, it will enlarge to Full Screen- Press Esc to minimize it back.

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Garden Harvest & Raw Recipe for Creamy Tomato Basil Soup- May 10, 2010


Aloha! Well we had a beautiful harvest ¬†from our garden. Fennel, Carrots, Beets and tons o’ greens! We also had a huge ration of tomatoes. So I decided to make a quick and easy, DELICIOUS Creamy Tomato Soup. It was so yummy and simple, that I figured I had to share it with you.

I used some dulce seaweed for a mineral rich saltiness and avo for the creamy heartiness. A little touch of fresh basil, and topped with licorice like fennel seeds.  Mmmmm.

I used:

  • Large bunch of tomatoes
  • 1/4 Large Avocado
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice (oops and a few seeds)
  • 6 or so leaves of basil
  • Small handful of Dulse Seaweed (Raw Wildcrafted- I used Earth Circle Foods) You can order it and more yummy nutritious food staples at http://www.therawfoodworld.com/ ¬†We love this store and the owners are amazing.
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Pinch of Seasalt (be careful here depending on how much seaweed you used)
  • A few dashes of Volcano Spice or cayenne seasoning

Put all that in the blender and blend until it gets to the consistency you like. Top it off with a drizzle of EVOO, fennel seeds, a touch of dulse flakes and a few sprigs of fresh basil.

It literally took me longer to write this recipe than to make it. Let me know if you try it and what you think.

Hopefully we will post more this week for you, as we have a TON of great stuff to share with you. We have had some amazing hikes, beaches, trip to Hana, Haleakala Crater, Taro Festival and more! I will put together some slideshows and get them up asap! I know some of you are feenin for your Maui blast. Sorry to keep ya hangin’! Just catching up on house chores, gardening etc.

Chris’s Mom and her hubby Don came to stay with us from Arizona, so we got to play around a bit!! Whooo hoo!!! That was a fun trip and glad you guys made it out for a little rest and rejuvenation~ON MAUI~

Love –
Chris & Sara

 

Harvesting Bananas on Maui & Green Smoothies March 24, 2010

Aloha!! We are going BANANAS over here in the jungle!!!! LOL!  Look at all our bananas!!

Have you ever seen what your bananas looked like on the tree before they got to you? Ever seen someone harvest bananas? Well, here’s your chance! Because Chris loooves to harvest bananas and we loooove to EAT bananas!!! We are very lucky to have a pretty good size banana orchard here on our property. We go through a lot of bananas as they are a wonderful base for the PERFECT GREEN smoothie. And we loooove green smoothies! ūüôā

So here is a video of Chris harvesting bananas: (and the property dog, Bella) <—– No I didn’t name her!!!

And here is a DELICIOUS Green Smoothie Recipe (for 2) for you to try: Share it with someone you love~

  • 1-2 Large Bananas (or 3 small local variety)
  • 1/4 Pineapple
  • 4 Large Kale Leaves
  • Large handful of Spinach
  • Large handful of Sunflower Sprouts
  • 1/2 Cup Ice
  • Water as desired (more for thinner smoothie/less for thicker

Blend and enjoy!~ This smoothie is chock full of yummy nutrients that your body will thank you for! Try one! You will LOVE it.  PROMISE!!!

 

Ocean Foraging on Maui~ Sea Weed March 17, 2010

Aloha! ¬†We foraged SEA WEED on the North Shore! Check out the video below…

Seaweed is sooo very nutritious. They are one of the best sources of minerals. Nori (used with sushi) and Dulse are 2 very popular types. You can incorporate them into your meals so easily. They work great as a salt alternative as well. Sprinkle some chopped dried seaweed over soups, salads, or mix it into your guacamole! Mmmmm….

Here is a quick, easy and delicious Seaweed Salad Recipe:

  • Seaweed of your choice
  • Sesame Oil
  • Agave Sweetner/Stevia
  • Braggs Liquid Amino (or Nama Shoyu or Soy)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Lemon Juice

Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom as they have ready access to the abundance of minerals found in the ocean. Nourishment is acquired across the sea vegeable’s entire surface through the gentle wave action of underwater currents. Sea water & human blood contain many of the same minerals in very similar concentrations.
Sea vegetables contain high amounts of calcium and phosphorous and are extremely high in magnesium, iron, iodine and sodium. For example, 1/4 cup of cooked hijiki contains over half the calcium found in a cup of milk and more iron than in an egg, important concerns for vegans, those who refrain from eating any animal-based products. They also contain vitamins A, B1, C and E, as well as protein and carbohydrates.

One of seaweed’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to remove radioactive strontium and other heavy metals from our bodies. Whole brown seaweeds (not granulated) such as kelp contain alginic acid which binds with the toxins in the intestines rendering them indigestible and carries them out of the system.

WOW! Isn’t it amazing?….

When was the last time you had seaweed? What kind was it? And what did you think? Leave us a reply below!

Love ya!

 

Panini Princess- The Cactus Fruit February 22, 2010

This is a most amazing fruit that we have been experiencing. I feel sooo lucky. However the season is almost over, so we are savoring our last deliveries of the precious paninins while we can. If you are in Az you can probably find these delectable fruits growing every where on the Prickly Pear Cactus. Its worth the work… trust me! ¬†So yummmmy!

Check out this video on Paninis- We also share a couple of delicious recipes if you can get your hands on some!

 

Coo Coo for Cocos- Harvesting Coconuts on Maui and Coconut Ice Cream

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Here is a fun video we made opening our coconuts!

Isn’t it ¬†interesting that coconut water is the closest thing to human blood plasma and has been used in blood transfusions!?!?! I find that amazing and absolutely love cocos and their waters… If you dont have any on a tree nearby, try the produce section at the grocery store, its the next best thing. We even got cocos when we lived in Az. from an Asian Grocer. They are out there. Our favorite thing to make is Coco Ice Cream… Try this recipe if can, you will wonder how you never had it before…. mmmm

  • 3 Young Coco Meat
  • 1/2 cup coco water (or water)
  • 2 cups ice
  • Maple Syrup to taste about 1/4 cup
  • 2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbs. Vanilla or 1/2 Bean

Blend and fall in love!

Enjoy…

 

Aloha! Welcome to our Blog~ February 3, 2010

Welcome to our new blog. Our goal is to stay in touch with our friends and family and share all the fun and exciting things we are doing and learning… “On Maui.” ¬†We hope to add a little bit of sunshine to your day and a smile to your face!

We love you!

Chris & Sara