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Peanut Butter Smoothie

Out of all of my smoothie recipes, the peanut butter one is my favorite. If you're allergic to peanuts, you can substitute it with almond butter or any other type of nut or seed butter.

I haven't yet experimented with almond butter since it's expensive for a little jar. I've only used it in my homemade whole wheat bread in my mother's bread machine.

2 Apples or 2 tbs of Harvest Select Apple juice
3-4 tbs Peanut butter
1-2 cups Almond milk
2 Frozen bananas

1. Blend almond milk and apples/apple juice.
2. Add peanut butter and blend. Add more almond milk if needed.
3. Add the frozen bananas and ice crush/pulse until smooth. Enjoy. 

Black Bean Dip

This black bean dip goes great with corn chips, taco salad, and etc.

1/2 cup Black beans
1/2 cup Red kidney beans
1/4 cup Blackberry Brandy
Italian seasoning
Olive oil

1. Soak black and red kidney beans in water over night.
2. Drain beans and add to a crockpot.
3. Combine ingredients and add enough water to cover the top of the beans.
4. Cook on high for 4 hours.
5. Let beans cool for 30 minutes to a hour.
6. Blend beans and the liquid with olive oil in a food processor.
7. Add bean paste back in crockpot with Mozzarella for 2 hours. Enjoy. 

The Omnivore Pizza 🍕

2 weeks ago I made homemade pizza from scratch. Homemade crust, double sauce, pepperoni, onions, ground venison and ground chuck marinated in blackberry brandy and my spice mix. It was by far the best homemade pizza I've ever had.

Crust ingredients:
4 cups Self-rising flour
1 tsp Bread machine yeast
1 1/3 cup hot water
1/4 cup sugar
Olive oil

Pizza sauce
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 lb Ground venison
1/2 lb Ground chuck
Blackberry Brandy
Worcestershire sauce
Italian seasoning

1. In a medium bowl combine ground venison, ground chuck, salt, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and blackberry brandy. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.   
2. Cook meat until brown. Drain fat and set aside to cool down.
3. In a small bowl, combine yeast & hot water for 10 minutes.
4. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, olive oil, & yeast mix. Let dough rise for a hour.
5. Roll out the dough on to a greased pan to 1 inch thickness.
6. Spread pizza sauce evenly, leave a 1 inch edge for crust. 
7. Make 2 rings of pepperoni, starting at the edge of sauce.
8. Add the cooked meat, and chopped onions. Roll the edge of the crust.
9. Complete with cheese, crushed Italian seasoning and bake at 400° F for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy.

Yelds approximately 16 slices.


Triple Burger


1 lb Ground venison
1 lb Ground chuck
Bacon, chopped
Onion, diced
Italian spices
Blackberry Brandy
Worcestershire sauce
Egg, beat

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
2. About a handful will make a patty.
3. Cook on medium heat until meat is golden brown.
4. Add, cheese, lettuce and your favorite condiments on a bun. Enjoy. 

Yelds approximately 4-6 burgers.

Venison Stir Fry/Soy Sauce Alternative

Lately my husband and I have been experimenting marinating venison with various types of liquor. Tonight we tried Blackberry Brandy and made a venison stir fry.

Green tea bag
Blackberry Brandy
Favorite spices
Olive oil

Stir fry sauce:
Ramen beef packet or beef  bouillon
Brown sugar
Roasted garlic and red bell pepper
Ground ginger
Corn starch
White vinegar

Chicken Burger

1 lb ground chicken
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Italian seasoning
Egg, scrambled

Homemade BBQ Sauce:
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp Garlic
1 tsp Onion
1 tsp Italian seasoning
4 tsp salt

Elderberry lemonade

3 tsp Herbal Tea mix of Elderberries, Lavender, Sage & Thyme
12 cups Water
2 cups Lemon juice
1/2 cup honey

1. Fill the coffee maker filter with the herbal tea mix, fill coffee pot with water & brew.
2. When brew is cooled but still warm, add honey,brew & lemon juice to a pitcher & mix.
3. If you would like the drink sweeter, add more honey & finish with ice.
4. Enjoy!

Pineapple Mango Smoothie

2 Apples
1/2 cup Pineapple or 1 Tbsp Pineapple concentrate 
1/2 cup Mango
1-2 oranges
Lemon juice
2 bananas
Almond milk

1. Remove core and peel from Apples and cut in slices.
2. Add Almond milk and lemon juice then blend or liquefy.
3. Add Pineapple, Mango, oranges then blend or liquefy.
4. Add bananas and blend or liquefy.
5. Enjoy!

Freeze bananas for a thicker smoothie.

Lavender Luna’s Chicken Stew

The first time I made this recipe outdoors was at Pagan Pride when we went camping for the event in September.

I blanched the potatoes, and the carrots then vacuum sealed them with raw onions in 2 quart size bags and freeze them for our upcoming camping trip. I'll be damned if I let my campmates starve and I got a chance to use my dutch oven over a campfire.

Chicken, cubed
Potatoes, cubed
6 Carrots, cubed
Onion, cubed
Italian Seasoning
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Corn Starch

1. Cook chicken in olive oil until cooked through. While you wait grind Lavender, Rosemary, and Chamomile and any other dried spices into a powder.

2. Add potatoes, carrots, onion, spices, water and boil.

3. When potatoes are fork tender, mix ½ cup of water and cornstarch together.

4. Bring to a boil to desired thickness.

5. Enjoy!

Banana Orange Smoothie

Banana Orange Smoothie

Wash all fruit in a mixture of water and vinegar. After making the smoothie save the citrus peels. 

2 Apples
1 Lemon
1 Lime
1 Orange
2 bananas
Almond milk

1. Remove core and peel from Apples and cut in slices
2. Squeeze juice from all the citrus fruits.
3. Add Almond milk and blend or liquefy
4. Add bananas and blend or liquefy
5. Enjoy!

 Citrus Chips

1.    Remove the pith layer of the citrus rinds.
2.    Lay the inside of rind down in a dehydrator tray. Thicker rinds like the orange need to be closer to the fan.  
3.    Set to Jerky temperature and leave overnight to dry.
4.    Use these chips for tea, incense, potpourri, zest powder, fragrant firelighters or Vitamin C powder    

Lavender Luna’s Cauldron

DragonLady86 Etsy shop is back open and titled Lavender Luna’s Cauldron. I currently have listed Wicca Travel Altar set and plan on making athames, thor hammers and more. I'm making a athame for a friend and one for handfastings. Lots of planning to do.

Honey Chamomile and Lavender Chicken

2 chicken breast
1 Tbs. Chamomile flowers
1 Tbs. Lavender petals
1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
1 ts. Onion powder
1 1/2 cups Water

1.In a container add chicken, chamomile, lavender, onion powder, salt, honey & water.
2.Marinate chicken up to two days in the refrigerator.
3.Cook in a skillet with olive oil, the chicken will be moist and juicy. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Muffins

Makes 2 the size of a small bread pan

1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbs butter
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Fresh Raspberries

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Lightly grease a pan.
3. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda and salt
4. Add butter, sugar, egg, raspberries and mix.
5. Pour batter into pan.
6. Bake for 20-25 mins. Enjoy. 

Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice Dinner

Chicken and bacon kabobs, Herb dinner rolls, and Cucumber sandwich. 

Today the wheel of the year has turned to the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year.

Chicken breast
Garlic cloves
2 slices bread
10 dinner rolls
1/2 cucumber
Cream cheese
Italian seasoning
Green Tea bag
Chamomile flower heads
Garlic Salt
Onion powder
Cold water
Olive oil
Garlic butter

1. The night before cooking, cut chicken into cubes and store in a container.
2. Add to the chicken ,garlic salt, onion powder, Italian seasoning, Chamomile, green tea bag, and cover with cold water. Refrigerate over night.
3. Lightly grease a pan with olive oil and add dinner rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise, add Italian seasoning then refrigerate over night.
4. Next day, soak bamboo skewers in cold water for 20 mins. (10 mins is not enough. My skewers turned black.)
5. Peel garlic cloves and cut onion into quarters.
6. Add Onion, Chicken and garlic to the skewers and grill.
7. Add bacon onto skewers and grill.
8. Add butter to dinner rolls and bake at 350°F for 20 mins.
9. Butter 2 slices of bread with garlic butter and toast. Let cool.
10. Slice half of cucumber thin, long ways.
11. Spread cream cheese on both slices, add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
12. Add sliced cucumber. Enjoy.

Vegan Breakfast 1

2 Bananas
4 Strawberries
1  Apple
1/2 Lemon, squeezed
Water or Almond milk

1. Dice bananas, strawberries and apple in a blender.
2. Add water or almond milk and lemon.
3. Blend to a liquid. Enjoy.

2nd recipe:
10 Blue Berries
10 Black Berries
10 Raspberries
1. Same recipe as above add blue berries, black berries and raspberries.
2. To make drink thicker freeze bananas the night before. 

Ramp Pesto

Used about 80 Ramps in a Quart jar. 

Ramps grow in shady areas in woods from Ostara, March 20th to starting to die and seed themselves for next year after Beltane, May 1.

5 Ramps (Leaves and bulbs)
5 Garlic Cloves
Italian Seasoning
Onion Powder
Olive Oil
Dash Lemon Juice
5 Dandelion leaves (optional)

1. Chop all the ingredients in a food processor.
2. Blend in the olive oil until a thick paste has formed.
3. Spread on toast and refrigerate remainder. Enjoy.

Chicken 'N' Pasta Stir Fry

2 Chicken breast,sliced
1 Carrot,sliced
1 Clove Garlic
1/2 Onion
1 Bag No Yoke Dumpling Pasta
1 Bag Frozen Brocolli
1 Bag Frozen Peas
2 Jars Alfredo Sauce

1. Add chicken, onion, carrot, garlic in skillet with olive oil on medium heat until chicken is fully cooked.
2. Add 1/2-1cup water, whole bag of pasta and cover.
3. When pasta turns white, add frozen peas,broccoli and cover.
4.Add Alfredo sauce when vegetables are fully cooked. Enjoy!

Connect Dish Network Satellite Box and TV with Wii U

 Magnavox 37MF23 ID/37 connected to Wii U with HDMI cable.

Go to Settings and select TV Remote setting, Select Set-Top Box and TV. Go to How to Set Up the TV Remote Function to find which code fits your Set-Top box and TV.
Select Satellite Box for Dish Network and other Satellite providers. 

I selected Dish Network.

Select the power button to turn on and off the Satellite box and select if it worked or didn't work until you find the code works with your model. Signal 1 for model VIP 722 DVR.

Select your TV brand. I selected Magnavox. 

Test each signal type with volume and input. Select input 2-3 times. Signal type 30 works volume and input on Magnavox 37MF23 ID/37.

My Satellite and other game consoles are connected into Side of Magnavox TV.

Wii U connected to HDMI. 

Set up is finished.
Press TV button on Wii U pad for TV remote. Wii U can be on or off to use remote. 
Nintendo TVii remote. 

Essential Oil Uses

Essential oils are a great way to clean your home and many other uses without using harmful chemicals.

8 oz. Bottle
1 cup Water
Lavender Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Carrier oil (Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Grape seed, Olive)
1 ts. Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
2 ts. Beeswax
8 oz Jar
2 Travel Size Containers

Kitchen Disinfectant Spray:
1. 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.
2. 20 drops of Lavender.
3. 20 drops Eucalyptus.
4. 10 drops Lemon
5. All 3 of these oils have antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
6. Can substitute Lemon with Tea Tree oil  if you don't have pets.
7.Tea Tree oil is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested.
8. Use on counter tops, trash cans and any places away from pets.

Dog and Cat Flea Spray:
1. 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.
2. 1 ts. Carrier oil
3. 10 drops Lavender
4. 10 drops Peppermint
5. 1 ts Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol
6. Vodka or rubbing alcohol thins out the oils.
7. Spray once on the back of the neck of pet and fleas will flee.

Carpet and Air Fresher Spray:
1. 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.
2. 20 drops Lavender
3. 20 drops Rosemary
4. 1 ts Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol
5. Vodka will make the smell linger longer.

Permanent Marker Remover:
1. 1-2 drops of Rosemary, Lavender or Tea Tree oil on a paper towel or Q-tip.
2. Rub in a circle motion.
Note: I have a 1997 Super Breakout handheld game. It use to have my maiden name written on the back of it. I used Rosemary oil and a Q-tip to remove the permanent marker ink. No residue left behind.

Pain Relief Cream:
1. Melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 2 ts. of beeswax in a double boiler and remove from heat.
2. Add 10-12 drops Lavender oil.
3. Add 10-12 drops Rosemary oil.
4. Add 5 drops Eucalyptus oil.
5. While still in liquid form, spoon in to the little travel containers found at Walmart.
6. Pour remainder in to the 8 oz. jar.
Note: I use this cream on my sore joints. Warm the glass jar in warm water to refill the travel jars.

Headache Relief Oil:
1. 1 drop of Lavender or Rosemary rubbed on the forehead will relieve headaches.
2. Combine lavender, rosemary and carrier oil in a roll-on bottle.
Note: I get headaches almost daily, I dislike using pain relieving pills and they don't work on me. I have noticed that lavender oil will calm me down when I'm going through depression.

Vinyl Siding and Mold Cleaner:
2 Cups Water
40 Drops Lemon oil
1. Lemon oil is anti-bacterial. If using a piece of a old dark colored tee shirt, the dye will bleed.
2. Soak a old rag in water, squeeze water out and wipe down the vinyl.

(Unagi Oshi-Zushi) Eel Pressed Sushi

2 Eels
Unagi Sauce
2 cups Sushi Rice
4 cups Water
1 Nori Sheet
Wasabi Paste
Prepared Sesame Seed and Seaweed

1. Thaw the two eels and peel off the inside of the belly. There maybe fat, leave it if you want.
2. Drizzle Unagi sauce on to the eel and bake at 350°F for 12-13 mins.
3. Remove rib bones and cut eel length ways once in the middle of each and cut in to 4-5 pieces.
4. Cover a 9 x 1.5 cake pan with plastic wrap.
5. Place eel on the plastic wrap belly side up, in a circular pattern.
6. Smear each piece of eel with Wasabi.
7. Spread half of the rice over the eel, then cover with nori and press down to firm.
8. Evenly spread the remainder of the rice over the nori and cover with extra plastic wrap and firm down.
9. Remove plastic and sprinkle prepared sesame seed & seaweed.
10. Place plate directly over sushi and invert.
11. Remove pan and the plastic wrap.
12. Cut into wedges to eat. Enjoy.
13 Feel free to substitute the eel with any other seafood, raw or cooked, or vegetables and assemble in the same manner.

Prepare Sushi Rice and Rice Venagar Dressing