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The Secret Ingredient in My Crème Brûlée….

Crème Brûlée is one of my favorite desserts.

The crunchy sugar topping, the beyond decadent cream.

It is my go to after a fancy meal at most restaurants.
It is a special occasion treat. An Anniversary dessert..
Well, I wanted to create my “Naked” Version, so it didn’t have to be a once in a while kinda thing.

It could be a whenever you want kinda thing.
I am really proud of these 2 recipes, they just turned out perfect.

This has become a permanent recipe item down at The Retreat.
And you’ll never guess the start ingredient…. Cauliflower.
That’s right, I created Cauliflower Crème Brûlée and it is perfection.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Caramel Crème Brulee

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Ingredients
2 cups steamed cauliflower
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup lucuma powder
3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

½ cup coconut sugar for topping

Directions
Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes and then mash, you can use a food processor.

Combine the maple syrup and the lucuma powder in a small bowl and stir until smooth.

In a small pot preheat the coconut milk. Add the unflavored gelatin, salt, vanilla and caramel paste made with the maple syrup and the lucuma.
Mix all these ingredients with the mash cauliflower and put in small containers approximately 3 oz each and put in a fridge at least 4 hours.
When is ready, put a little bit of coconut sugar on top and melt with a torch making a crust. Or you can place the ramekins in the oven on highest rack and turn on the broiler to high. Broil for five to 10 minutes, watching very carefully and rotating them frequently so that they broil evenly. Serve immediately.

Coffee Crème Brulee

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Ingredients
2 cups steamed cauliflower, mashed
3/4 cup coconut milk

½ cup concentrated coffee or espresso
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

½ cup coconut sugar for topping

Directions
Steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes and then mash, you can use a food processor.
In a small pot preheat the coconut milk and then add the unflavored gelatin, salt, vanilla, coconut sugar and maple syrup.
Make the concentrated coffee using less water to make a stronger flavor or espresso.
Mix all these ingredients with the mash cauliflower and the coffee. Put in small containers approximately 3 oz each and put in a fridge at least 4 hours.
When is ready, put a little bit coconut sugar on top and melt with a torch making a crust. Or you can place the ramekins in the oven on highest rack and turn on the broiler to high. Broil for five to 10 minutes, watching very carefully and rotating them frequently so that they broil evenly. Serve immediately.

The Awakening of “The Mother” in Fathers (A tribute to the men who Love)

As a Happy Father’s Day to all, I want to shed some light on our ever changing view of the mother and father roles. I have been called the quintessential mother. I think that’s because I care for so many- not just my offspring, but on a grand scale. I’ve accepted that title, only because it would seem silly for me to refuse such a grand gesture. I am proud of the children I have raised, of the businesses I have birthed and the many people that I have helped and am honored as I have seen their value systems being placed into practical roles in the world.
In fact, I believe that whatever nurturing affect I have as a mother- I simply work that into my job.

And isn’t that the greatest gift, to give wings to fly on your own.

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Now, I can only derive from experience what I am about to share. And its not just about me, it’s about everybody who is a mother, has a mother and or has stepped into mother someone.

This is in the end- really about the fathers of the world.

Because I have witnessed so many men step into the feminine roles that nurture and mold their babies, their businesses and their loved ones.
Lets first begin with the many definitions:

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There is, of course the obvious Mother, direct from birth to nurture, and then all the beauty of those who adopt or raise a child -not from blood. That is the NOUN Mother, specifically for women, female gender. Although I know many men who have stepped in as Mothers for their children or even take on the characteristics of Mother by nature. With our gender specific roles shifting and changing in the world, it’s very hard to use Mother solely for a Woman.

n.
a. A woman who gives birth to a child.
b. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
c. A woman who adopts a child.
d. A woman who raises a child.

2. A female parent of an animal.

3. A female ancestor.

4. A woman who holds a position of authority or responsibility similar to that of a mother: a den mother.

5. Roman Catholic Church
a. A mother superior.
b. Used as a form of address for such a woman.

6. A woman who creates, originates, or founds something: “the discovery of radium, which made Marie Curie mother to the Atomic Age” (Alden Whitman).

7. A creative source; an origin: Philosophy is the mother of the sciences.

8. Used as a title for a woman respected for her wisdom and age.

9. Maternal love and tenderness: brought out the mother in her.

10. The biggest or most significant example of its kind: the mother of all battles.

11. Vulgar Slang Something considered extraordinary, as in disagreeableness, size, or intensity.

#11 Vulgar Slang??? Hey, I didn’t make these up, they are in the dictionary just as displayed. A “mother so and so” as a derogatory term is listed in the definition of mother. Which really shows you how we have evolved. But wait, the best part is about to begin in the descriptions of mother as an adjective. Because mothering is really the subject here, it is the nurturing aspect of men that I want to award here, the ever loving and giving way a man can care for something he loves.

adj.
1. Relating to or being a mother.
2. Characteristic of a mother: mother love.
3. Being the source or origin: the mother church.
4. Derived from or as if from one’s mother; native

v. moth·ered, moth·er·ing, moth·ers
1.
a. To give birth to: mothered three children.
b. To be the source of; create or produce: “Necessity mothered the invention of printing” (Irving Wallace).
2. To act as mother to, as in nourishing and protecting.

The greatest gift for anyone to achieve in this lifetime is to experience mothering as the expansion of motherhood reaches beyond the mother-child scenario.

As a Man at one time in your life you have probably experienced at least a moment of mothering:

• Birthing a company
• Raising an animal
• Being a (single)parent
• Nurturing a sick or dying friend
• Caring for your partner in a loving nurturing way

And whether you recognize it or not, it is your awakening of the female energy, that part of you that is most comforted and comfortable. It is the Special gift that all men are offered yet NOT all men can achieve. That softness that you bring when you smile upon the world, that warmth you expand when you wrap your arms around your child or loved one is the part that separates you from the neanderthal.

Men- you are changing. Like it or not, you are evolving into more feminine creatures.
And the women of the world thank you.

Cheers and gratitude to all the fathers in the world who have awakened to Motherhood.
Your presence is a gift.

In health and Love,
Diana

Tico Fresh Vegan Tacos

Have you ever hear of the term Tico Fresh?

Tico is short for Costa Rican, so when we talk about Tico Fresh food, it embodies all the beautiful things about this country.

It means the food is fresh, local, and scrumptious.

The food here is Farm to Table.

That’s why each recipe I develop at The Retreat is perfection.

The ingredients just pop!

And this Tuesday is no exception.

But you can enjoy these Vegan Tacos with Cashew Sour Cream any day.

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These are made with Portobello Mushrooms and Cashew Sour Cream

Ingredients
Small corn tortillas
2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, sliced

Directions
Marinate vegetables in Nama Shoyu and cumin for 15 minutes.
Sauté veggies in ghee for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Warm
the tortillas on a flat sauté pan. Fill each tortilla with veggies and
Cashew Sour Cream (recipe below) , and top with diced tomatoes and avocado.

Cashew Sour Cream

½ cup cashew butter
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Place all cream sauce ingredients in a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.

Enjoy!!!

Red Bean Ceviche

This recipe was developed down at The Retreat. Our whole philosophy down there is “Tico Fresh” and Farm to Fork, basically we want to give you the freshest foods from what we have locally available. And if you know me, you know I love taking familiar recipes and making them “Naked”. When you are craving something fresh and filling, this recipe is perfect. It’s also a great dish to bring to potlucks and picnics.

Red bean ceviche
Red Bean Ceviche
Ingredients
• 1 can of Red Kidney Beans, rinsed thoroughly
• ½ cup red onion, chopped finely
• ½ cup bell pepper, chopped finely
• ¼ cup cilantro, copped finely
• ½ cup fresh lemon juice
• ½ cup fresh orange juice
• salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate for an hour before serving to allow all the flavors to combine.

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Why are we buying expensive, pre-made juices?!

Good morning friends,

Today I saw something quite disturbing!

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken notice of all the juice cleanses available at stores.

I’ve been making my own juices for so long, I never buy the bottled, pre made juices.

But today I was walking through Whole Foods and finally noticed.

Those juices are EXPENSIVE!

I get that it may be worth the cost for the ease of simply purchasing a bottle.

But today I saw this Cashew, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Agave drink and thought, “What the heck”!!

This juice sells for $12, while I’m selling my Cashew Hemp Seed Milk Mixes for 10$ a BAG!

Not to toot my own horn but not only is my milk mix cheaper, it lasts longer and is HEALTHIER!

The health benefits of each single ingredient in the mix are AMAZING for your skin, digestion, and overall health.

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My goal is to make health easy and accessible to all people.

Please, ditch the expensive juice bottles and give my mix a try!

Get them here, for the limited time price!!

In health and love,

Diana Stobo

P.s For more recipe books, digestive bitters or my exclusive triple stitched nut-milk bags visit my STORE.

Green date Smoothie

Hey, Sugar!

I want you to enjoy healthy habits.

And if something doesn’t taste good, let’s face it — you’re not going to eat it.

Green smoothies need to taste good. If they are yummy you’ll crave them every day.

So, what are your sugar options for sweetening your daily smoothie?

FAQs

What is a low calorie sweetener?
Stevia, monk fruit sugar, and xylitol.

What are low-GI sweeteners?
Stevia, xylitol, and agave nectar.

Which  are minimally processed?
Organic dried fruits, raw honey, and maple syrup.

What is the best for nutrition?
Wild raw honey, dried fruits, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.

I personally like adding just a few drops of stevia. I find that too much has a bitter aftertaste. Or soaked dates. Soaking your dates softens them and you can always use the water they soaked in to sweeten your smoothies as well.

Green Date Smoothie

  • 4 dates, soaked, pitted and chopped
  • 1 peeled, frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups kale
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup  almond milk

Blend in a high-speed blender until smooth.

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Root Vegetable au Gratin with Crispy Leeks

I’ve been getting so many request for root vegetable recipes. Especially celeriac roots and turnips. Basically, I use them instead of potatoes. You can roast them, you can mash them. They are so versatile.

Don’t be afraid of new produce!

I created this dish from my Kale Casserole recipe and it was a revelation!

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Root Vegetable au Gratin with Crispy Leeks

Ingredients

• 3 tablespoon ghee, melted

• 1 cup thinly sliced leeks

• 11⁄2 teaspoons Spike Gourmet Natural Seasoning

• 2 teaspoons tamari wheat-free soy sauce

• 1 each parsnip, celeriac root, turnip, sliced thin

Sauce

• 1⁄4 cup cashew butter

• 1⁄2 cup water

• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

• 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

• 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt

Crispy Leeks

Ingredients

2 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2)

2 teaspoons olive oil

Pinch of sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Peel and slice root vegetables into thin slices using a sharp knife or a mandolin.

In a 9-x-9 inch baking dish layer sliced root vegetables, using a pastry brush, brush thin layer of melted ghee on each layer of root vegetable mixture.

In a high-speed blender, mix cashew butter, water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt until incorporated. Pour over root vegetables, cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes. Top with Crispy Leeks (below) and bake at 375° for an additional 15 minutes.

Crispy Leeks

Directions

Thinly slice leeks, using the tender whites up to the pale green of the leek.

Toss leeks in olive oil and sea salt. Spread evenly and thinly on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Toss and bake an additional 5 minutes until almost completely browned. They will continue to brown on top of casserole.

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The Benefits of Meditation

Is focus an issue?

Do you find that you can’t fall asleep at night?

Do you get bouts of Anxiety?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone….

A busy mind is one of the biggest causes of dis-ease and weight gain.

It’s time for you to Relax…

Relaxation …

Who has time for that?
What does that mean?

Does that mean watching a movie on television? Does it mean listening to live music at a local bar? (Both of which are entertaining and stimulating — they take us away from ourselves and fill us with euphoria — but I am talking about going into ourselves.) It means making time for YOU. Quiet time. Mindless relaxation. Don’t worry if this sounds like an impossible task. I remember when I felt that way.

There are so many ways to get that mindless time. Some call it meditation, and I know that’s a scary word for a lot of people. I remember when I was told to meditate some years ago. I jumped at the practitioner who suggested it, “I don’t know how!” But, of course, I did know how, we all know how, instinctually. We just forget that we have that option.

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Meditation doesn’t have to look a certain way. It doesn’t have to look like a yogi in meditation pose, chanting OMMMM with their hands resting gently on their legs, palms up with forefinger slightly touching thumb. But it can. I was extremely intimidated by the thought of meditation when imagining that scenario. It was a ridiculous-looking position and I wouldn’t be caught dead doing that, I thought to myself. I had really created a story around why that wouldn’t work for me. But, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to sit in any particular position — there are no rules for how you quiet your mind.

Unless you wish to take meditation to the next level, or wish to one day teach it, you can meditate however you like. Sometimes when I go on a walk, I pick a focal point on a long path and stay tuned into that and not distracted with other elements. My body keeps moving along the path, and all I hear is my breath while focusing on this pinpoint of nothingness. It’s just plain good practice to “give it a rest,” once in a while.

I also like to take a few minutes to do a simple meditation at home. In the video “How to Balance the Mind,” I show you how to do a 10-minute meditation. It is simple and quick enough to do every day.

ps.  Your health/weight management  is more than just food.

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FAQs About Digestive Bitters

 

I am so impressed by how people are evolving in knowledge and interest around their health.

 

As the student gets smarter, so must the teacher.

 

And you guys test me every day. I love it.

 

But sometimes it’s better to take some questions to the experts, so I have asked some of the most frequently asked questions about Digestive Bitters to the genius who formulated them. See answers below.

 

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Vitality Herbs & Clay: There are so many great questions about health, and the smarter and more educated people are, the healthier they become. So, please allow me to educate you a bit more on Diana Stobo’s Digestive Bitters.

 

 

1. Why are digestive bitters different than digestive enzymes? 

 

Digestive enzymes are extracts of plants and other sources, meaning they are not the whole plant, thus the numerous supportive compounds that Nature built into a plant for optimal digestion are not included in the digestive enzyme supplement.

 

Digestive Bitters provide whole plant herbs and spices, which nourish the body back to digestive health. Regardless of one’s age, when fed properly the body will manufacture all of the digestive enzymes, bile, and soil-based organisms required for perfect digestion.

 

 

2. Why would a person need these? Doesn’t the body produce its own digestive enzymes?

 

Today’s human is subject to numerous influences and dietary habits that have diminished, and in some cases nearly destroyed, the body’s ability to digest food properly. In ancient human diets, bitter herbs, spices and raw foods were consumed with meals as a matter of course. Ancient people’s herbal knowledge far exceeded that of our own of today. Antibiotics, mercury amalgam tooth fillings, and chemicals in our food, water and environment have caused the greatest havoc in the area of digestive health. More so than at any other time in human history, herbal digestive support is needed to support and correct the damage done by modern living.

 

 

3. Why were these herbal ingredients selected?

 

The ingredients in Digestive Bitters were selected because of their historical and scientific value in improving the digestive powers of the human digestive tract. Each herb selected has its unique nourishing effect on various organs and glands involved in the complete picture of digestive actions on foods consumed (stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small and large intestines, spleen, kidneys, bladder, etc.).

 

Digestive enzymes, Ox Bile, & HCL, antacids, laxatives (the most common supplements reached for when the digestion is off), are incapable of providing the numerous plant-based compounds that Nature designed into various herbs and spices to support the true needs of the human body for ideal digestive efficiency.

 

 

4. What is the difference between liquid bitters and capsules? (This one is important because they are sold in liquid form.)

 

Liquid bitter herbal formulas are also helpful for the human digestive tract in a similar way that an encapsulated formula works. The difference between the two are:

 

a) The bitter taste of an encapsulated formula is noticed less than a liquid formula, so this makes it easier to take for some.

 

b) It is also true that the taste of the herbs do help to prepare the digestive tract to produce certain kinds of digestive juices, so there is an advantage there in favor of the liquid. For this reason, some of our clients will open one capsule to get the taste advantage, then take the rest in the capsule form.

 

c) An herbal extract is not a whole plant, thus the liquid forms are missing part of what Nature intended for the human body to be most effective. It is impossible to extract 100% of the medicinal value from a plant using the various liquid extraction methods. The fibers of a plant alone, provide a significant aspect to the effectiveness of a plant’s action on the human body. Among their many benefits are the fact that fibers are a food source for friendly bacteria & archaea in the intestinal tract. Friendly bacteria and  archaea are intimately involved in completing the breakdown of foods into nutrients for the body.

 

 

5. I’m taking the Bitters but I’m still constipated. How should I be taking them?

 

Diana Stobo: To get the most benefit from the Digestive Bitters, take 2 with a large glass of water about 10 minutes before each meal. Then take 5 before bed. (If you forget, that’s okay; you can take them after a meal, if necessary.)

 

They work best when paired with a Naked diet; that is, a diet that includes lots of fresh, raw produce like salads, wraps, smoothies, and juices. You don’t have to be vegan or even vegetarian, but ideally you should try to eat 80% raw produce, 20% cooked food. And make sure to drink plenty of water, 8 glasses a day.

 

For more information about a Naked diet, go HERE.

 

 

Diana Stobo: If you haven’t had a chance to try them, I would highly suggest you do. You will literally feel the difference after just one meal. You should probably know that these are special and you won’t find them anywhere else … So, if you want some, I have a special offer.

 

Buy 3 and get the third one 1/2 off. The quality of My digestive bitters is so high that the costs to make are high too. I am basically giving you the 3rd bottle FREE … well, almost. I don’t want to exaggerate. I just want you to feel good and be healthy. I’m not really good at this selling thing—you will just have to trust me.

 

http://shop.dianastobo.com/diana-stobos-digestive-bitters/

 

P.S. You know, I used to always feel bloated, and now I don’t. It’s as simple as that.

 

Digestive Bitters have changed my life and they can change yours too.

 

Take them NOW.

 

In health & love,

 

Diana

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Gain to lose on a Cleanse?

What will you Gain?

And what will you lose when doing a cleanse?

Really, I mean if you are going to commit 10 days for yourself, what are you going to get out of it?

Cleanses are challenging, but on The Naked Challenge you benefit so much:

Weight loss. Yes, you will lose weight. Within just a few days, you notice that your pants are looser and your face is far from the puffy version it was before you started.

Regularity. To say the least. There is something magical about those fresh enzymes mixed with liquid that makes you a regular machine. I sometimes wonder where it all comes from, but believe it or not, it’s all old material that is being flushed down the toilet for a clean start.

Clearer skin. This is one of those things that just creeps up on you. Your skin is your largest organ and it shows you exactly what is going on in your body. When your body is clean, you sparkle and glisten, radiating beauty.

Flat stomach. All the gas and bloating disappear like magic leaving a relaxed and unstressed abdominal area.

More energy. It’s almost crazy how much energy your body can maintain when it is not overworked by hard-to-digest foods.

Better sleep. And less sleep, too. Sleep is a time for your body to take a break from its hardworking days. But a cleanse gives your body a rest even while you are awake so you don’t need as much sleep.

A better demeanor. Although most of us don’t think we need improvement there, we get this as a bonus. Our normal reactions to any given circumstance are much gentler, calmer, and more thoughtful.

Clear thinking. Less scattered and more focused. You are able to assess and act clearly and precisely without your brain going haywire. What affects the body also affects the mind. You are cleansing both.

Sharper insight. I was going to call this clairvoyance, psychic abilities, deeper connection to spirit, and all those wonderful things that are true. But, I didn’t want to scare anyone. This is the one benefit that we never expect and are always so pleased to welcome. A clean body = clear mind = connection to all that is (aka spirit).

And, thats just to name a few things, because on

THE NAKED CHALLENGE one-on-one the benefits run long and deep.

Save Your Spot NOW

p.s. It’s filling up fast and it’s less than a couple weeks away…so just do it and make that change you have been talking about for months.

Love,

Diana