Okra yummy

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Okra about 3 cups sliced

Garlic 3 to 4 cloves peeled and minced

1 Small onion peeled and minced

handful each Parsley and cilantro finely chopped

1 cup tomatoes seeded peeled and finely chopped

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

salt to taste add after cooking

  olive oil add after cooking

In heated a cast iron skillet  add a little vegetable oil, then add chopped cilantro and parsley , paprika, cumin , minced garlic and onion , cook for about 5 minutes then add sliced okra, and seeded , peeled and  chopped tomatoes  cooked down for about 15 minutes cook, then simmer  down for 10-15 minutes more. Before serving, add olive oil use extra virgin and salt serve with bread. okra yummy

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Moroccan bread recipe : easy bread

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1 cup of semolina 1 cup of white flour salt ,yeast,and warm water (about 3/4 cups or so ) enough make smooth ball of dough

mix it all make very well then make the size as you want of the dough poke with fork several times then

let it raise to double,  and bake it at 375 oven or cook in hot pan on stove top if using stove top you will need o flip the bread over half way through

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Morning tea

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Ingredients
– 6-inch piece of fresh ginger
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
-Ingredients
– 6-inch piece of fresh ginger
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
Method
1. Peel ginger and slice thinly on the diagonal. Use the side of the knife to smash the ginger (exposing more surface area).
2. Add ginger slices to a saucepan with 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the cinnamon sticks, turmeric, and cayenne. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
4. Strain into a mug.
 5. Stir in a spoonful of honey and squeeze of lemon.

turmeric-and-ginger-double-detox yummy

You’ll still have plenty in the pot after that first cup. I like to keep the brew going all day, adding more water or spices with each serving. Enjoy!

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Moroccan Tea

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Green tea loose leaf

Boiling water

Sugar

Mint if you have it, if not no worries

Tea pot

Tea cups and tray

  • Pour green tea leaves into tea pot about 3.5 tablespoons for those who like to measure , I just pour in green tea to cover the bottom of the pot .
  • Pour a small amount of water onto tea leaves swish it around and dump this out repeat one more time then add water to fill pot.
  • Bring to boil and lower heat boil for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Add sugar to taste , also if using mint wash then crush and break into pieces add to tea pot note you might need to pour some tea out into a cup to add the mint and sugar once added then add the tea back to pot
  • Mix well by pouring into cups then pouring back into pot
  • Place…

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Dry Detergent for Clothes

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Powdered Detergent

4 lb box Borax

3 lb box Washing Soda

4 lb box baking soda
3 lb container OxyClean (optional….but I have messy toddlers)

2 bars Fels Naptha soap (Dove is another soap I use

1.Grate bars of soap using a fine grater.  I use rubber gloves so that I don’t grate my fingers as well.I don’t grate my fingers as well.

2. In a large 5 gallon bucket, layer all ingredients and mix.  I put the lid on and rolled the bucket around and then used my rubber gloved hands to mix this all up.  It was a workout.

3. Use 2 Tbsp per load.  Sprinkle directly in drum on top of clothes.

*This works great in top loading, front loading, regular, and HE machines.

Inshaallah I will post a recipe for the liquid kind soon

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Liquid laundry detergent

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  • -1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s Lavender, Citrus, Peppermint, Almond or Baby soap
  • 1 dry cup of Borax
  • 1 dry cup of  Washing Soda
  • 1 dry cup of  Baking Soda
  • opt. a few drops of tea tree for disinfecting
  • Three gallons of tap water

    grate soap into sauce pan- add 2 cups of water stir, dissolve.
    into a five gallon bucket add Borax, washing soda and tea tree if using.
    dump melted soap liquid into bucket and stir quickly
    add water  stir and put lid on.
    set overnight- measure out 1/2 cup of liquid for light loads and 1 cup for normal.
     cheap liquid, Eco, natural detergent!

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depression talks with a friend

Talking to my friend who also suffers from depression :
(She refers to her depression as demons )
Does anyone else have trouble with their demons of depression constantly bombarding them with negative thoughts
when the shame demons of “you should be more grateful” starting bugging me. My subconscious (or unconscious) is still filled with deep sadness…

(Me in reply) I totally understand every word you’ve said! I have managed to learn to FAKE IT, but yes, the depression is like an albatross around my neck. It NEVER goes away.
I have taken a plunge from my everyday depression into deep dark depression and there doesn’t seem to even be any reason to it , still struggling with sleep like always sleep just eludes me the harder I try to get good sleep the less sleep I actually get.

(My friend talking )I think your philosophy is accurate. Not crazy thoughts at all! I, too, am a firm believer in the necessity of helping others and being open for others to help us. We are all on separate paths on basically the same journey. Sometimes we cross paths with someone, sometimes we walk together for a while, and sometimes we walk together for a lifetime before one departs. We give grace, peace, compassion and empathy to one another and that is not depressing at all! But if we are feeling depressed or anxious or hopeless or “crazy” we can allow someone to be the soothing, healing balm. It takes a willingness to allow the crack so the light can come in. I appreciate your well-wishes! However, I’ll probably fall down in the tunnel a time or three this year, but you know what? My TRIBE will be there to help me up, dust me off, listen, give encouragement and advice. Thank you for this thought-provoking post! (((((Hugs)))))

(Me in reply) As I have struggled with depression, this past year I have had a crazy thought, okay more than one!

I feel like I have been in a tunnel and there is no light at the end of it. What if I this is my “cross to bear”? Maybe part of the reason I am here on this earth is to be company for the other darkness dwellers in the world? Somehow this gives me a sense of peace. That may change in a few minutes of course Some days I am the company helping others and some days others are the company helping me, and some days we fall, but some days we make it down the tunnel a little further with no bruises. I hope you all have a bruise free year! The Shortest Distance between a Problem and it’s Solution is the Distance between your Knees and the Floor. The one who Kneels to Allah (Azzwajal) can Stand Up to Anything.

 

Annoying mood

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Everything seems to annoy me lately , not sure if it is just due to it being that time of month or what , Yesterday was especially trying because all I wanted to do was curl up into a tight ball and cry yes that is how I felt having cramps from hell it feels like I got drop kicked in the stomach by a horse , I did the natural remedies tried drinking the moon cycle tea and gentle stretching/ massaging my stomach area but nothing helped . It didn’t help that I craved good chocolate and there was none to be found anywhere.

Children were all fussy whiny and when mommy doesn’t feel good that is when they find the need and want to use mommy as a tree, or if there a boy they decide hey lets use mommy’s stomach to practice head banging , then the…

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Words of Encouragement To Sister who suffers from depression

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Dear sister,May Allah make this easy upon you and  your family! Allahummah Ameen!!! I will offer dua for you and I clearly understand the feeling of depression,darkness and sadness it’s not easy at all. The struggle gets real trying to hide it from your family and children,just remember that Allah will never place anything upon you that you can’t bare. And sadness is not from Allah so hold on tight to his rope . Allah tests Us this is all part of his plan just offer prayer  and remain patience , reach out to friends for support and know you are loved and not alone everyone has struggles of some sort, try and have a good day sister, love your sister in Islam1622001_810512085630770_1327555773_n

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