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Greek Islands Sacred Tour with Maria O'Farrell Carr

Date: Sep 23, 2019 Depart Sept 22 / Arrive in Athens 23rd - depart home on Oct 5, 2019
Location: Other
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Join Maria for a 2 week sacred journey to Greece. Includes Athens, 3 islands and a visit to the Sacred Island of Delos to connect with Archangel Micheal leyline. This is a small group of 20. ...

Vibe With Your Tribe Ireland Tour with Bealtaine Fire Festival at Uisneach - May 2020 with Maria

Date: May 5, 2020 May 6th to 15th, 2020 plus extra nights
Location: Ireland
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Sacred Ireland Tour and Gathering of the Tribes at the Bealtaine Fire Festival at the Hill of Uisneach, in May 2020 with Maria O'Farrell Carr and Nancy Rebecca. ...

Alcohol-free Ireland Spiritual Journey Tour - Sept 2020

Date: Sep 18, 2020 Sept 18th to Oct 1st, 2020
Location: Ireland
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Initiatic High Vibrational Ireland Tour with Maria O'Farrell Carr & Sonya Roy This is an alcohol-free Spiritual Journey ...

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Wellness Tip
Cauliflower
By being encouraged to eat brightly coloured vegetables you could be forgiven for dismissing the humble cauliflower as nutritionally pointless. But a serving, about 3 florets, has 25mg vitamin C (more than half an adults daily requirement) and is packed with anti-cancer compounds like glucosinolates.


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Mystical Fortune Telling Readings by Shanta
Specialty: Card Readings
Traditional European Fortune Telling Reading by Shanta, using a unique 12 card, three layer clarifying process that will answer your question or concern using the past, present, and future. Extremely
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Event
Metamorphosis Class (Abbotsford)
Date: Sep 28, 2019
Location: Vancouver, Victoria & Across BC
Metamorphosis addresses unconscious tension. Learn a gentle touch practice to address this tension. We work on the spinal reflex points on the feet, hands, and head.
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A Love for Lavender
Lavender, mostly known for its beautiful relaxing scent, often seen in sachets and spas, is so much more that a pretty smell. This purple scented flower, native to the Mediterranean, has countless unknown healing properties.
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Recipe
Tuscan Leek, Potatoe & Bean Soup
Category: Soup
Description: Welcome those crisp winter days with a pot of hearty Tuscan bean soup. Leeks are a unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, the allium vegetables belong in your diet on a regular basis. Like their allium cousins, onions and garlic, let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes after cutting and before cooking to enhance their health-promoting qualities.
A good source of dietary fiber, leeks also contain goodly amounts of folic acid, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. Easier to digest than standard onions, leeks have laxative, antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-arthritic properties.
Leeks contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits.
Leeks are low in calories. 100 g fresh stalks contain 61 calories. Further, their elongated stalks provide good amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells. Further, it also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities.
Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke.
Leeks are great source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their leafy stems indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin in healthy proportions. 100 g fresh stalks provide 64 µg of folates. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Their adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
In addition, leeks are one of the good source of vitamin A (1667 IU or 55% of RDA per 100 g) and other flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as carotenes, xanthin, and lutein. They also have some other essential vitamins such as vitamin C, K, and vitamin E. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Further, its stalks have small amounts of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.
Often overlooked in leeks is their important concentration of the B vitamin folate. Folate is present in leeks in one of its bioactive forms (5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5MTHF) and it is present throughout the plant (including the full leaf portion, not only the lower leaf and bulb).
Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for between one and two weeks. Wrapping them loosely in a plastic bag will help them to retain moisture.
Tips for Preparing Leeks - Cut off green tops of leeks and remove outer tough leaves. Cut off root and cut leeks in half lengthwise. Fan out the leeks and rinse well under running water, leaving them intact. Cut leeks into 2-inch lengths. Holding the leek sections cut side up, cut lengthwise so that you end up with thin strips, known as the chiffonade cut, slicing until you reach the green portion. Make sure slices are cut very thin to shorten cooking time. Let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes before cooking.
With a more delicate and sweeter flavor than onions, leeks add a subtle touch to recipes without overpowering the other flavors that are present. Although leeks are available throughout the year they are in season from the fall through the early part of spring when they are at their best.
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